Courtney Love Says Kurt Cobain Musical ‘Very Likely’
By Scott T. Sterling
Love made the revelation during an interview with NME for a special Cobain tribute issue to mark the 20th anniversary of his death in 1994.
“After being swarmed by tons of Nirvana fan mail and social-media posts pushing for a musical to become a reality, both [daughter] Frances [Bean Cobain] and I have thought long and hard and agreed that if we can reach up to the highest shelf and select a team of the greatest and most respected writers, producers and directors, then a Broadway musical is very likely to happen,” Love told the magazine.
“There would have to be a story, and a great story, one that hasn’t been told before,” the Hole frontwoman continued. “I would devote countless hours with an A-team to create a project that reflects Kurt in the most respectful but honest way possible, so that his story, his music and his legacy can be resurrected on stage for not only the world to see, but more importantly for our daughter to see. I know her father’s spirit will be on that stage, and sitting in that theater with her will be the most emotional experience of our lives.”
Interest in Cobain’s life and brief career has been at an all-time high of late, including recently revealed photos of the L.A. apartment he once shared with Love. Those images followed a bizarre situation in Seattle when police briefly reopened the case surrounding Cobain’s death due to newly discovered photos of the scene, although any hints of foul play were quickly scuttled.
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“He dug up the files and had another look and there was nothing new,” Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt said of the detective leading the investigation, after news spread that the case had been reopened.
Witt went on to say that the Seattle police department will answer questions and release the new images on the anniversary of Cobain’s death, which falls later this week on April 5.