Remembering Nirvana: HBO airs new Kurt Cobain documentary

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Fans of the iconic Seattle-based grunge rockers Nirvana will want to tune in to Montage of Heck – an exclusive documentary on Kurt Cobain – airing on HBO tonight at 9 p.m. Director Brett Morgen creates an intimate portrait of Cobain, which draws from the singer’s diaries, artwork, audio journals, home video footage and interviews with his wife Courtney Love, bandmate Krist Novoselic and family members. The movie also features a previously unreleased 12-minute acoustic song by Cobain.

Take a look at the documentary trailer:

We found footage of Nirvana’s November 9, 1993 show at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena. The show, which took place just five months before Cobain’s death, was the band’s last appearance in Pennsylvania. The concert opens with “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter” from Nirvana’s final album In Utero, which features Cobain’s angst-ridden refrain “What is wrong with me?” and continues with 90-minutes of the band’s driving grunge rock.

For more behind-the-scenes Nirvana content, fans may also want to check out Nick Soulsby’s book I Found My Friends: The Oral History of Nirvana (Thomas Dunn books, 2015). The book contains exclusive interviews of bands that played with Nirvana (including Half Japanese, the openers for the Lehigh University show).


Tell us some of your favorite Nirvana moments below.


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Mike Andrelczyk is a features editor for Fly Magazine. He is a graduate of Penn State University and currently lives with his wife Stacey in Strasburg. Interests include tennis, playing bad guitar, poetry (poems have appeared in Modern Haiku, The Inquisitive Eater and other journals) and oneirology – the study of dreams – mostly in the form of afternoon naps. His name appears in the title screen of Major League 2.

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