Kurt Cobain talks stomach illness and daughter Frances Bean in unedited 1994 MTV interview – watch

Nirvana frontman said that he 'couldn’t be happier' and had 'never felt prouder'

A rare interview with late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has been released in full by MTV ahead of the US television premiere of documentary Cobain: Montage of Heck.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and arrived in UK cinemas this spring. It will be aired on HBO next week (May 4).

Now, MTV have unearthed the full, unedited version of a 1994 interview with Cobain, segments of which were previously used in the Nirvana: Past Present and Future documentary.


In the 37 minute-plus clip, Cobain discusses his stomach pains (“I was in pain for so long that I didn’t care if I was in the band or if I was alive”), the inner-working of Nirvana (“It would be great if Krist or Dave could write more songs”) how daughter Frances Bean changed his life (“I have never felt prouder”) and his well-being at the time (“I couldn’t be happier right now”). Watch the full interview below.

A clip from Cobain: Montage of Heck recently surfaced online, showing Cobain doing an impression of his grunge rival Chris Cornell, using a razor as a microphone.

Cobain: Montage of Heck was screened at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles last week, with daughter Frances Bean Cobain delivering an impromptu speech at the event.

Cobain, 22, served as an executive producer on the project and told an audience at the premiere: “I didn’t know Kurt but I think he would have been very proud of this film.” She continued: “It touches on some dark subjects, but at the end of the day, I think this film provides fans of Nirvana or not fans of Nirvana a basic understanding of who Kurt was as a human being. I think that’s been lost within the romanticism of him and the myth of him and his story.”

Watch an exclusive video interview with the film’s director Brett Morgen below.

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