Kurt Cobain musical is 'very likely' to happen, says Courtney Love
The singer reveals ambitious plans for her late husband's legacy
Love speaks as part of NME's tribute to Kurt Cobain on the 20th anniversary of the Nirvana frontman's death, on newsstands and available digitally from tomorrow (April 2).
In the piece, Love opens up about the anniversary and reveals ambitious plans for her late husband's legacy, including a biopic, documentary and play. Love states that it has been fans' reactions to the possibility of a stage production involving Cobain's story which has made it now "very likely" to happen.
"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," says Love.
She continues: "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."
Elsewhere in the issue, musicians who recorded Cobain's favourite albums (including members of Pixies, Wipers, Gang Of Four, The Vaselines and The Slits) celebrate his legacy.