“I don't have any financial stake in the album,” the filmmaker assures KCRW's The Business.
Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen recently revealed an album of unreleased Kurt Cobain material is coming this summer. And in an upcoming interview with KCRW's The Business (posting in full on Friday, May 8), Morgen dished even more details to host Kim Masters; Billboard presents an exclusive early window into that talk.
Masters questioned Morgen about his motivation in assembling the compilation, which was culled from 200 hours of recordings over 108 cassettes.
"I went into the archives -- this could be too strong a word -- I liberated a lot of material for the film," Morgen says. "The primary motivation at that moment was for [daughter] Frances [Bean Cobain]. I finished the film and there was all this other music. No one asked me to do anything. I just started cutting the thing together and telling the estate they should put this out. Initially, I thought it would be a nice complement to the film… I don't have any financial stake in the album."