Grunge legend Kurt Cobain is the cover story of the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, and part of the magazine's focus on the Nirvana frontman as the anniversary of his untimely death rolls in, is his famously quiet daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, who takes part in a Q&A and opens up about her iconic muscian father. 

Frances, who is on-again-off-again estranged from her troublesome mother, Courtney Love, has never publicly spoken about the famous father she barely got to know. Referring to him in the third person as 'Kurt' Frances spoke passionately about the upcoming authorised HBO documentary Montage of Heck, about the life of Kurt Cobain. 

Frances has executive produced the documentary which is directed by filmmaker Brett Morgan, and features first hand input from those who know him best, namely his Nirvana bandmates Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear as well as Courtney Love. 

Describing the project in an erudite way, Frances says: "It's emotional journalism. It's the closest thing to having Kurt tell his own story in his own words – by his own aesthetic, his own perception of the world. It paints a portrait of a man attempting to cope with being a human."

She goes on to explain that she was tentative initially and muses profoundly on the iconic status her father has achieved: "When Brett and I first met, I was very specific about what I wanted to see, how I wanted Kurt to be represented. I told him, "I don't want the mythology of Kurt or the romanticism." Even though Kurt died in the most horrific way possible, there is this mythology and romanticism that surrounds him, because he's 27 forever. The shelf life of an artist or musician isn't particularly long. Kurt has gotten to icon status because he will never age. He will always be that relevant in that time and always be beautiful."