"I would have had a dad. And that would have been an incredible experience."
That's just a tidbit of what Frances Bean Cobain had to say about the suicide of her father, famed Nirvana frontman and guitarist Kurt Cobain. In a preview of her upcoming Rolling Stone interview, Cobain talks about the new HBO documentary "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," and opens up publicly for the first time about her dad's death.
"It's emotional journalism. It's the closest thing to having Kurt tell his own story in his own words—by his own aesthetic, his own perception of the world," Cobain says in the Rolling Stone Q & A about the film, of which she is an executive producer. "It paints a portrait of a man attempting to cope with being a human."
Regarding the tormented relationship Cobain has with her mother, the erratic Hole lead singer Courtney Love, you'll have to get the latest Rolling Stone issue to dig deeper into that part of the Cobain-family drama.
One thing you can say about Cobain is the striking resemblance she has to her deceased rocker father, who killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1994 at the age of 27.
"It's very weird how genes are. Dave [Grohl], Krist [Novoselic] and Pat [Smear] came over to a house where I was living," Cobain told Rolling Stone. "It was the first time [the ex-Nirvana members] had been together in a long time. And they had what I call the 'K. C. Jeebies,' which is when they see me, they see Kurt."
As for her father's music?
"I don't really like Nirvana that much," Cobain tells the magazine with a grin.