June 25th, 2014


Kurt Cobain taking a photograph of his sneakers and Frances Bean in her playpen. He applied gel to her hair. The poster above her is from a gun shop and used for target practice. Kurt added the ‘K Records’ logo on the man’s lapel.

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June 24th, 2014


After Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Cobain Bean criticized Lana Del Rey for glorifying death, Del Rey has responded.

Reblogged from Consequence of Sound
June 23rd, 2014

Courtney Love on the “cult of death” surrounding Kurt Cobain

When I read Frances Bean Cobain's recent tweets to Lana Del Rey, I was struck by how strongly her words echoed what her mother Courtney Love told me when I spoke to her for my book Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge:

I’ll tell you this, if you go and you watch a Hole show—and this happens to this day—after we get offstage, there’s this little contingent of boys. They’re wearing fuzzy little sweaters and somebody at their school has told them that they look like Kurt, and they stand there and they stare at me. I don’t know what they want. They don’t want to fuck me. But it is one of the strangest phenomena you’ll ever see. They’re like wounded children and they just want a hug or something. I don’t understand the cult of that, and I’ve asked my guitarist Micko, because he’s English and he grew up with the NME, “What is it about Kurt that you fucking think is so great?”

“’Cause he’s just fuckin’ really cool, man.”

I’m like, “What, because he killed himself? That’s cool? I have a daughter who’s fucking never known her father and you think that’s cool?”

But there’s a part of rock journalism, like possibly yourself*, that thinks that’s really cool. In fact, the NME had Kurt on the cover very recently, with fucking free color-poster pullouts of dead rock stars.

Well, it’s not fuckin’ cool. It is a cult of death.

*For the record, I do not feel that’s really cool.

April 30th, 2014
Frances, who loves Oasis more than Nirvana, was furious I didn’t sleep with [Liam Gallagher]. She texted me saying: ‘Mommy, you are an epic slut but you never slept with Liam Gallagher!’
Courtney Love talks to Metro
April 16th, 2014
What you think that are Frances thoughts on Dave?


April 11th, 2014


Twenty years after Kurt Cobain’s death, photographer Kevin Mazur remembers the iconic singer. See a gallery of his images of the Nirvana frontman and the stories behind them.

More rare/unseen Nirvana photos!

Reblogged from Rolling Stone
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