Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne has a warning for viewers of HBO’s hard-hitting documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.
“First off, people need to understand that 90 percent of Montage of Heck is bullshit,” Osborne wrote on the blog The Talkhouse. “I suppose this movie will be interesting for Nirvana completists, because it certainly reinforces their already twisted view of the man. I found it to be mostly misguided fiction.”
Osborne, a longtime friend of Cobain whose band the Melvins toured with Nirvana, says the Brett Morgan-directed film paints an inaccurate portrait of the late rock star.
“The trying-to-kill-himself-on-the-train-tracks story is bullshit as well. It never happened either. There it is, though, told in a recording of Kurt’s own voice so it must be true… right? Wrong.”
He also takes issue with stories told in the film by Courtney Love.
“For instance, she’d have us believe that Kurt tried to off himself when she’d only thought about cheating on him?” the Melvins singer wrote. “Wow. That’s a whole lot different from the stories he told me in regards to
Courtney’s behavior — and this was well before he ended up dead. And that’s just one example.”
Read Osborne’s full blog post here.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck debuted at Sundance earlier this year and made its national TV debut in early May on HBO.