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Kurt Cobain musical “very likely”, says Courtney

By | Published on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Kurt Cobain

The story of the life of Kurt Cobain is “very likely” to be turned into a Broadway musical, says Courtney Love. I’m sure that’s what he would have wanted. Well, regardless, it’s what the fans want. Apparently.

Speaking to the NME, Love said: “After being swarmed by tons of Nirvana fanmail and social media posts pushing for a musical to become a reality, both Frances [Bean Cobain, Kurt and Courtney’s daughter] and I have thought long and hard and agreed that 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”.

Love continued: “There would have to be a story, and a great story, one that hasn’t been told before. 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 theatre with her will be the most emotional experience of our lives”.

Musical theatre is, of course, well known for its ability to represent the spirit of rock music highly accurately. Just look at ‘We Will Rock You’. Hey, Courtney should get Ben Elton to write her show too. This is gonna be so great! I always though ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was missing some jazz hands.