Kurt Cobain Album Coming This Summer, Says 'Montage of Heck' Director

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Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during the taping of MTV Unplugged at Sony Studios in New York City on Nov. 18, 1993.

Unexpected news isn't usually this welcome: It looks like we'll be getting an album of unreleased Kurt Cobain home recordings this summer.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck director let the big news out during an interview with Bedford + Bowery. When they asked him if he uncovered any unreleased gems from the Nirvana frontman while combing through 200 hours of audio, Brett Morgen revealed there's an official release on the way.

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"We’re going to be putting out an amazing album this summer that I think will answer that question," Morgen said. "It will feel like you’re kind of hanging out with Kurt Cobain on a hot summer day in Olympia, Washington as he fiddles about. 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."

Back in 2013, Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson told Fuse that before Cobain committed suicide he was working on a "a solo album" that "would have been his White Album." At the time, Erlandson revealed there was an unreleased cover of a well-known song from a band Cobain loved sitting somewhere. Erlandson wouldn't name the tune at the time, but chances are he was nodding to Kurt's cover of the Beatles' "And I Love Her" that pops up in Montage of Heck.

While the release date remains unannounced, "this summer" is very soon. Be excited. 


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