The first ever authorized documentary of Nirvana guitarist Kurt Kobain just got an official trailer, and if you’re a fan of music you better be prepared to get hit with a tidal wave of emotion when watching it.
The meteoric rise of Nirvana and subsequent death of Kurt Kobain is a story that most of us who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s know all too well, but ‘Montage of Heck’ will be the first time in history we all get a glimpse of the deceased rocker’s life behind the scenes. From his childhood and family life, to his rise to stardom, we didn’t really know Kurt Kobain all that well (or for that long of a time). Yet the man we didn’t really know at all managed to have as profound of an impact on us through his music as any rocker to ever live.
Courtney Love and his daughter Frances Bean are credited as executive producers in ‘Montage of Heck’, and the film will feature never-before-seen home video footage from his friends and relatives, giving us a glimpse into that rocker who thrust the 90’s away from that shitty music of the 80’s, and into an age of good music. In their review from the film’s premiere at Sundance ‘Rolling Stone‘ called it “The most intimate rock doc ever.” Which I don’t know about you, but I’m having trouble even imagining a film about Kurt Cobain that could touch that level of intimacy.
I don’t really have any profound words to say about Kurt Cobain that haven’t been said by before by people a lot smarter than me, and who knew him. So I’ll close with a quote from Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl:
“When Kurt died I was lost. I was numb. The music I had devoted my life to had now betrayed me. I had no voice. I turned off the radio. I put away my drums. I couldn’t bear to hear someone else’s voice singing about pain, or joy.”
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