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Frances Bean Cobain Isn't a Fan of Late Father's Band Nirvana

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In this August 21, 2009 file photo, Frances Bean Cobain is photographed walking in New York City. (MAXA/Landov)  

By    |   Thursday, 09 Apr 2015 10:52 AM

Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Kurt Cobain, really isn't into the grunge music of her late father's band Nirvana, she admitted in a magazine interview.

Cobain, 22, who is listed as an executive producer of the HBO documentary on her father's life "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," said in a Rolling Stone interview posted Wednesday that there were still a few Nirvana tunes that catch her attention.

"I don't really like Nirvana that much," she said. "I'm more into Mercury Rev, Oasis, Brian Jonestown Massacre. The grunge scene is not what I'm interested in. But ... 'Dumb' (on Nirvana's 'In Utero' album) – I cry every time I hear that song. It's a stripped-down version of Kurt's perception of himself – of himself on drugs, off drugs, feeling inadequate to be titled the voice of a generation."

Kurt Cobain shot himself to death in 1994

When Cobain was asked if she felt awkward growing up as a teenager and not being a Nirvana fan, she said she felt it would have been more awkward if she would have grown up being a fan.

"I was around 15 when I realized he was inescapable," Cobain said. "Even if I was in a car and had the radio on, there's my dad. He's larger than life and our culture is obsessed with dead musicians. We love to put them on a pedestal."

"If Kurt had just been another guy who abandoned his family in the most awful way possible . . . but he wasn't. He inspired people to put him on a pedestal, to become St. Kurt. He became even bigger after he died than he was when he was alive. You don't think it could have gotten any bigger. But it did," said Cobain.

"Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" bowed at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and will play Tribeca Film Festival, reported the Wall Street Journal. Cobain said she hopes the film will give a different perspective into her father the singer before he became famous.

"For me, the film provided a lot more factual information about my father – not just tall tales that were misconstrued, misremembered, rehashed, retold 10 different ways," she said. "It was factual evidence of who my father was as a child, as a teenager, as a man, as a husband, as an artist. It explored every single aspect of who he was as a human being."

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