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9 Things We Learned From Kurt Cobain Doc 'Montage of Heck'

May 5, 2015

You would have thought that, 21 years after Kurt Cobain took his own life, there would be precious few facts left to unearth about the Nirvana frontman. Endless articles, several biographies and a few films of vastly varying quality have already...

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Courtney Love Talks Cobain Marriage in 'Montage of Heck'

May 1, 2015

UPDATE: In an interview with Bedford + Bowery, Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen revealed that a Kurt Cobain solo album will be released this summer. "The album of home recordings will feel like you’re kind of hanging out with Kurt...

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Hear Kurt Cobain's Chilling, Unreleased Beatles Cover

April 21, 2015

Director Brett Morgen sorted through hundreds of hours of unheard Kurt Cobain audiotapes for his upcoming documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. One gem the filmmaker unearthed was a snippet of the Nirvana frontman recording a chilling...

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Brett Morgen: Inside Cobain Doc 'Montage of Heck'

April 9, 2015

I first met Brett Morgen – the writer, director and producer of the HBO documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck – in 2008 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. We were seated next to each other at a dinner celebrating the opening of a new...

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Frances Bean Cobain on Life After Kurt's Death: Exclusive

April 8, 2015

One summer a few years ago, Frances Bean Cobain worked as an intern in the New York offices of Rolling Stone. Frances – the daughter of Nirvana singer-guitarist Kurt Cobain and an executive producer of the new HBO documentary on his life, Kurt...

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Kurt on Film: A Guide to Cobain's Cinematic Legacy

April 8, 2015

While Montage of Heck will soon be considered the definitive Kurt Cobain documentary, it's not the only time the Nirvana singer has either appeared on the big screen or been a primary influence for a character in a film. In fact, the rock star's history...

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Kurt Cobain Decides 'Nirvana' in 'Montage of Heck' Clip

April 1, 2015

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will premiere on HBO on May 4th, but with the Brett Morgen-directed documentary set to embark on its limited theatrical run April 10th, the Guardian has offered up a new clip from the critically acclaimed film....

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Watch the Devastating 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Trailer

March 11, 2015

The critically acclaimed Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck doesn't premiere on television until May 4th, but HBO has unveiled a devastating two-and-a-half-minute trailer packed with snippets of never-before-seen home movies and...

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You Can Now Buy Kurt Cobain's Credit Card

February 18, 2015

Pay to play: Kurt Cobain's personal Seafirst BankCard Visa and "King of Clubs, Slot Club" card holder are headed to auction. The Nirvana frontman signed the card in blue ballpoint pen and apparently wrote what appears to be a phone number on the...

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Meet the Man Behind 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck'

January 28, 2015

In three months, it will have been 21 years since Kurt Cobain's death, and you'd have thought there would be nothing left to say about the life and work of the late Nirvana frontman. But once you've seen Brett Morgen's documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage...

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25 Must-See Movies at Sundance 2015

January 16, 2015

When January rolls around, moviegoers can expect three things: They'll have to wade through the junk that studios release during this notorious dump month (I, Frankenstein, anybody?); they'll have a chance to catch up on the buzzed-about Oscar titles;...

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Nirvana Performs in Living Room in 'Montage of Heck' Clip

April 15, 2015

The acclaimed documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will premiere on HBO on May 4th, and in another sneak peek from the authorized film about the Nirvana singer, we're shown footage of Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic performing for a crowd...

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Listen to a Previously Unheard Kurt Cobain Song

April 8, 2015

Kurt Cobain has been studied and dissected obsessively in the years since his death in April 1994. Could there be anything left to learn about one of the greatest musicians of our time? The answer is yes, and it's in the new issue of Rolling Stone (on...

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Nick Broomfield on the Making of 'Kurt & Courtney'

April 8, 2015

When Nick Broomfield started out to make a documentary about the late Kurt Cobain, he planned to trace the Nirvana frontman's musical roots – interviewing Portland-area bands like Napalm Beach and building a narrative around the grunge icon's...

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No Apologies: All 102 Nirvana Songs Ranked

April 8, 2015

We've dug deep into the catalog of the chaos-embracing sludge-pop titans who changed the world and tackled a massive task: ranking all 102 album cuts, B-sides, bonus tracks, officially released covers, bootlegger-traded originals, home...

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'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Will Receive Theatrical Run

March 20, 2015

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen stopped by South by Southwest this week to screen the much-anticipated documentary's "final, locked cut of Montage of Heck complete with final mix" and share big news regarding the film's future....

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Unreleased Kurt Cobain Song Set for 'Montage of Heck' Album

March 9, 2015

The HBO documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is already drawing rave reviews on the film festival circuit, including sold-out showings at both Sundance and the True/False fests before its television premiere on May 4th. However, anticipation...

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Watch Courtney Love Talk Dave Grohl, Drugs, Cobain Doc

February 11, 2015

Courtney Love chatted with David Letterman during Tuesday's episode of The Late Show, promoting her first appearance on the Fox musical-drama series Empire. But the host's line of questioning quickly veered toward Love's personal life – including...

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'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Floors Sundance at Premiere

January 25, 2015

"It's now my duty to completely drain you." You expected to hear Nirvana songs playing over the MARC Theater's P.A. system before the world premiere of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. But when that line from Nevermind's "Drain You" came on a few minutes...

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Book of Rarities to Accompany Kurt Cobain Doc

January 14, 2015

Montage of Heck, the first fully authorized documentary about Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, is set to air on HBO later this year. Along with the film, Insight Editions will publish a Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck companion book with "a mixture...

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