Nearing the 20th anniversary of his death, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is being remembered by many. Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday, April 10. That same day Hoquiam, WA will celebrate its first Nirvana Day. On his birthday in February his hometown of Aberdeen, WA held a Kurt Cobain Day, which included the unveiling of a rather bizarre crying statue. The late singer’s wife, Courtney Love, and daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, hope to honor Kurt in a major way. Love recently announced she has plans for a biopic, documentary, and play. According to Love the chances of a Broadway musical are high at this point.
She told NME, “After being swarmed by tons of Nirvana fanmail and social media posts pushing for a musical to become a reality, both Frances 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 seems to have a clear vision of a Kurt Cobain musical. “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.”
Grunge band Nirvana rose to success in the early 90’s. Despite only releasing three studio albums, Nirvana is considered an iconic rock band due to their impact on contemporary music and American culture. Unfortunately their run was cut short following the death of Kurt Cobain. After struggling with addiction and depression, Kurt committed suicide on April 5, 1994.
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