Kurt Cobain musical 'very likely'

Courtney Love has plans to stage a musical based on Kurt Cobain's (left) life.
Courtney Love has plans to stage a musical based on Kurt Cobain's (left) life.

Courtney Love is serious about a Kurt Cobain-themed musical - as long as the right people are involved.

Love spoke to NME as part of the magazine's tribute to Nirvana singer on the 20th anniversary of his death. During the interview she talked about the plans to commemorate her late husband, including a biopic, documentary and play.

The Hole singer said the musical was "very likely" to happen after a positive reaction from fans.

"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," she told the magazine.

"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."

The news is an about turn from the last time the idea was floated in 2012. Then Love told the Observer: "There will be no musical.

"Sometimes it's best just to leave things alone."

- nzherald.co.nz

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