Three previously unreleased Nirvana songs will surface November 1st when Geffen/Universal issue Sliver, a compilation of Nirvana rarities and demos. The twenty-two-track CD will be rounded out with material from With the Lights Out, the Nirvana box set released last November.
Sliver marks the first time Frances Bean Cobain, the thirteen-year-old daughter of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and rocker Courtney Love, has taken an active role in her father’s legacy. “We’re pulling Frances into the family business,” Love told Rolling Stone.
In addition to helping select the title, Frances Bean also played a role in choosing the cover image. “Courtney and I involve Frances in Nirvana/Kurt decisions whenever we can,” says Peter Asher, who manages Love and the Cobain estate. “She’s very perceptive and has cool ideas.”
With the Lights Out was delayed for several years due to legal battles between Love and surviving Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, but there were no such troubles with Sliver.