Kurt Cobain fans are already excited about the upcoming HBO documentary “Montage of Heck,” but now, thanks to the stash of his unreleased gems found in the late rocker’s storage facility, they’ve got something else to rave about: a new solo album by the Rock Legend.
Brett Morgen, the film’s Oscar-nominated director, revealed that some never-before-heard music recorded by the Nirvana frontman that didn’t make it into the movie will be featured on an LP this summer.
"The album of home recordings will feel like you’re kind of hanging out with Kurt Cobain on a hot summer day in Olympia, Washington as he fiddles about,” he told Bedford + Bowery. “It’s going to really surprise people. Just to be clear, it’s not a Nirvana album, it’s just Kurt and you’re going to hear him do things you never expected to come out of him."
It was Morgen who unearthed Cobain’s take on the Beatles’ “And I Love Her” and suggested that it be released.
“With some of the materials I certainly asked the participants I could access—like Krist Novoselic and [Kurt's ex-girlfriend] Tracy Marander and Courtney—if they knew the provenance of certain materials,” he said. “Like the Beatles song, I remember calling them all up and saying, ‘Have you guys ever heard this?’ And nobody had ever heard it.”
Cobain was reportedly working on a solo project at the time of his death, so this is an opportunity for grunge rock fans worldwide to finally hear what the iconic singer/guitarist had up his sonic sleeve.