Kurt Cobain was a huge fan of The Beatles, and a demo of the rocker singing Paul McCartney’s “And I Love Her” has hit the Internet. Brett Morgen, the director of Cobain’s documentary, told Rolling Stone magazine that he found the McCartney cover when he was going through the rocker’s personal items. “Nobody in Kurt’s life, not his management, wife, or bandmates had ever heard his Beatles thing [And I Love Her snippet]. I found it on a random tape. It’s a Paul McCartney song. How’s that for shattering a myth,” Morgen stated.
The documentary entitled Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck was featured at several film festivals, and it will premiere on HBO on May 4th. The film will be accompanied with a soundtrack, which will contain a 12-minute unheard Cobain song. Morgen described the unreleased song as mind-blowing acoustic record. The Montage of Heck does not have a specific release date, but it is expected to drop around the time the documentary debuts on television. Montage of Heck’s film score also features unreleased Cobain music. “They [the songs] don’t have titles. Before people saw the movie, there were these weird press releases focusing on the unheard music. And it’s like, it’s a movie. We’re not going to stop it and play a song for four minutes,” Morgen told Rolling Stone magazine. A book featuring rare photos of the Nirvana frontman was released earlier this month, and all of the photos are from Cobain’s personal collection.
The idea to do a documentary on Cobain was introduced to Morgen by Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love, eight years ago. Love told the director she was in possession of videos and other Cobain items, and she wanted to know if he would be interested in doing something with the property. Morgen said that his decision to do the documentary was largely based on meeting Frances Bean (Cobain and Love’s daughter). Once he met Frances, she told him she was supportive of the documentary, and so Morgen decided to commit to doing Montage of Heck. The film premiered earlier this year, and Morgen dedicated the film to Cobain’s mother, sister, and France’s Bean. “I wanted to give Frances a couple of hours with her dad, which she never got to have,” Morgen told the audience. Frances Bean was only two years old when Cobain took his own life in 1994.
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