Lars Ulrich: ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ Was ‘Almost Too Much’
After all the build up, most people that wanted to have now viewed the Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck documentary, a very telling piece of filmmaking that gives viewers a more in-depth look at who the man was during his life. Lars Ulrich, who knows a thing or two about having a film reveal a rock star's personal side thanks to Some Kind of Monster, has chimed in on the documentary, offering praise but also revealing that it hit a little too close.
During an appearance on Sixx Sense With Nikki Sixx, the Metallica drummer spoke with co-host Jenn Marino about the film, calling it "a great piece of filmmaking," but adding that there were parts of the documentary that were "almost too much."
He stated, "I thought it was unique; [I'd] never quite seen a film like that. I loved being that close to [Kurt], but I also had issues being that close to him, because it took a little bit of the mystique away. And I was kind of sitting there going, 'Do I really need to see Kurt Cobain in a bathtub?' Do you know what I mean?! That kind of stuff."
Ulrich went on to add, "I thought, as a film, it was a fantastic, original, very brave piece of filmmaking. And I thought it was very courageous and very daring. And I applaud the fact that the film was made. [But] as a fan of Cobain, and as a fan of Nirvana, it was almost too much, it was almost too close. Do you know what I mean?! Because, now, next time I hear 'Come As You Are' or one of those songs, I'll still sit there and think of him in a bathtub of him shaving, or that scene at the end where he's holding [his daughter] Frances [Bean Cobain], and some of that stuff, which was challenging to watch."
The drummer concluded, "As a movie, I thought it was really smart and very well made and I really admire the direction of it and how it was put together. Like I said, as a documentary, it's very, very… I mean, you're not gonna get any closer [to him] in terms of a biography… But, as a fan, it's, like, 'Woah, that was almost too much.' So I'm still putting it together. But I thought it was very interesting, and I look forward to seeing it multiple times more."
The film recently premiered on HBO and is expected to be released on DVD later this year. In addition, director Brett Morgen has revealed that an album based on Cobain's solo recordings unearthed during his research is also expected to arrive in the near future.
Hear more of Ulrich's interview on Sixx Sense in the player below.
Metallica's Lars Ulrich Speaks With Sixx Sense With Nikki Sixx
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