Footage of Kurt Cobain's Mother Expressing Concerns for Her Son's Fame Surfaces Online
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.14.2014
"Some of it is too much for him."
Pitchfork reports that clip of rare MTV News footage of Nirvana from an event in 1992 was recently released online. In the clip, Kurt Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor, was interviewed and she expressed concerns about her son's fame. The clip has since been taken down.
The MTV footage was filmed at a show for the band in Seattle, Washington. The footage reportedly focuses on the band's fans and their reactions to the groups increasing popularity at the time after the release of their Nevermind Album. In the clip, O'Connor spoke about her son's fame, saying, "I have mixed emotions about it. Because I'm glad that he made enough of a success to make a living, but some of it is too much for him, I think. For all of us, really, it's a little overwhelming."
Cobain passed away in April 1994 after committing suicide. Nirvana was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.