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Courtney Love reveals plans to make a musical about Kurt Cobain

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Nearly 20 years after Kurt Cobain’s death, Courtney Love is considering staging a musical about his life. In an interview posted on April 1 interview by music magazine NME, Cobain’s widow revealed that she’s planning a biopic, a documentary, and a play based on her late husband. But she added that she’d also consider a Cobain-themed musical if she can get an A-list team to help her produce it.

Love said that after being swarmed with requests from fans, both she and her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, would be on board with the project: “If we can reach up to the highest shelf and select a team of the greatest and most respected writers, producers and directors, then a Broadway musical is very likely to happen," she said.

Love also revealed that she would be heavily involved in the musical’s content: “There would have to be a story, and a great story, one that hasn't been told before,” she said. “I would devote countless hours with an A-team to create a project that reflects Kurt in the most respectful but honest way possible, so that his story, his music and his legacy can be resurrected on stage for not only the world to see, but more importantly for our daughter to see. I know her father's spirit will be on that stage, and sitting in that theater with her will be the most emotional experience of our lives."

April 5th marks the 20th anniversary of the Kurt Cobain’s death. His former band is slated to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, and that same day the late rocker’s hometown of Hoquiam, Washington will celebrate its first-ever Nirvana Day, according to Rolling Stone.


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