A New Kurt Cobain Book Will Accompany Upcoming Nirvana Documentary


It just keeps getting better for Nirvana fans, not only is a new documentary coming out about the band’s singer Kurt Cobain, there will be a new book launched in conjunction with the film.

The book shares the same title ‘Montage Of Heck’, as the upcoming documentary.

A press release states that the book will feature exclusive interviews that are included in the movie, as well as a collection of animation stills, rare photos and other miscellaneous images from Cobain’s personal archive.


Director of ‘Montage Of Heck’ Brett Morgen, will also be contributing to the book. Morgen has extensive knowledge of the singer, having done an incredible amount of research for the film.

Morgen explains that eight years of preparation have gone into the upcoming film. “I started work on this project eight years ago,” he said in a press release. “Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth.”

“However, once I stepped into Kurt’s archive, I discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects (oil paintings, sculptures), countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and over 4,000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media.”

The fully authorised piece is being produced by Kurt’s daughter Frances Bean. A press release from HBO says that the ‘Montage Of Heck’ will feature ”previously unheard originals” and unlike so many other films about the singer, it will include music from Nirvana.

The Nirvana frontman has been the subject of many films, including Gus Van Sant’s ‘Last Days’ about the singer’s final days before his suicide and a controversial 1998 Nick Broomfield documentary ‘Kurt & Courtney‘.

The book and the film are due for release in the Spring on HBO, so hopefully will be shown on their feeder channel, Sky Atlantic, shortly after that.