Dave Grohl says he’s too ‘terrified’ to watch Kurt Cobain documentary

'Cobain: Montage Of Heck' was released in May, featuring unseen footage of the late Nirvana frontman

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has revealed that he hasn’t seen recent Kurt Cobain documentary Cobain: Montage Of Heck.

The former Nirvana drummer, who failed to feature in the film due to being busy when interviews were taking place, has now spoken to the Washington Post about being “terrified” to watch the movie.

“All the footage of him as a child, I think that might make me sad,” Grohl said. “Then the dark stuff at the end I think would bum me out.”

The interview also reveals how Grohl “caught one portion of the movie” on television while he was “lying next to his wife in bed the other night”. The musician allegedly “rolled over and went to sleep”.

Speaking about Grohl’s absence in the documentary, which features Courtney Love and Krist Novoselic, director Brett Morgen said in May: “We first approached Dave about an interview in April 2014. Dave did sit for an in three weeks after I completed the film. He was great. But unfortunately, it was too late for inclusion.”

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Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne recently spoke out about the accuracy of Montage Of Heck, labelling 90% of the film as “total bullshit”.

He added: “I don’t think that’s a good legacy for him to have out there… I know it’s not true. It’s that simple. I think a lot of people tried to trick themselves into believing that everything – or a lot of what they’ve seen about Cobain from that movie – was going to be true because it was fully authorised and featured family members.

“If they want to take her [Courtney Love’s] word for things, then go ahead. Do you feel better? Then everything she says is the golden rule. Absolutely. That’s got to be honest, no problem. That’s fine by me. If that makes them feel better, it’s fine by me.”
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