In the wake of multiple Emmy noms for his Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck, writer-director Brett Morgen talked to AwardsLine about the experience of sifting through a vault packed with Cobain’s unseen journals and artwork.
Since the film’s release earlier this year – first in limited theaters, then on HBO on May 4 – Cobain fans have been clamoring for the release of the film’s soundtrack, which contains various home recordings and a 12-minute unheard acoustic track from the Nirvana frontman. But until now, there has been no release date announced.
However, Morgen told AwardsLine today, “It will come out November 6th, the same day as the DVD release.”
While digging into Cobain’s archives, Morgen expected to find some undiscovered gems, but not only did he discover spoken word audio of Kurt recounting his own teenage suicide attempt, but “hours upon hours of never before heard Cobain music.”
How did it feel to hold the objects of such worldwide fanatical interest in his hands? “I could not possibly understand how this existed and nobody had encountered it before,” Morgen said.
Read the full interview on AwardsLine next week.