Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain has had rare unseen photos of her at a range surfaced, with an angle showing her from her backside wearing jeans. Frances Bean Cobain called out ‘toxic’ men in a video a few days ago. In other Kurt Cobain news today, Frances Bean’s godfather, legendary R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, discussed a song he recorded for Kurt Cobain called “Let Me In” in a new BBC Radio interview.
Stipe was friends with Kurt Cobain, inducting Nirvana into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, and he has been close with Courtney Love for decades. REM have remixed the song to celebrate Monster’s 25th anniversary, and Stipe calls it an “elegy and a eulogy” along with a video. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, another big name, recently reacted to stunning Frances Bean Cobain photos.
Stipe said the song was written in one night and recorded just a day later. Courtney Love gave Mike Mills Cobain’s sonic blue Fender, which he played on the song.
Stipe said, “It was a devastating, catastrophic time for us, for everyone.” He added, “But the song and the way it was recorded respond exactly to that moment, and what it felt like to have had someone that close to us, and who we admired as much as we admired Kurt, take his own life. It was horrible.”
Michael Stipe and R.E.M. retired in 2011, but Stipe recently released a comeback single as a solo artist titled “Your Capricious Soul.” Stipe spoke at an event honoring Courtney Love last year. Courtney Love also made an emotional AIDS revelation recently.