Nevermind the sitcom, what about Nirvana: The Musical?
A sitcom called Smells Like Teen Spirit was bad. Plans that emerged in a US courtroom this week are much, much worse.
Earlier this week we brought you the news that CBS in the US are planning to launch a sitcom called Smells Like Teen Spirit. The reaction to it among Nirvana fans and those of us who remember the song when it was first released was somewhere just shy of appalled.
Well this latest bit of Nirvana news puts us way past appalled. According to the Guardian, Nirvana: The Musical may one day grace the stage.
Courtney Love's manager, a man called Sam Lufti, is in court at the moment, suing his former client Britney Spears and under questioning, and oath, yesterday he dropped this:
“[We] are currently working on a possible motion picture or Broadway musical based on the Nirvana catalogue, based on [Courtney Love's] life and Kurt Cobain's."
The paper also reports that an ‘unnamed insider’ confirmed that Love was "talking about doing a movie or play about her life with Kurt for a long time" and that it is "her dream" to tell "her side of the story".
It seems that the rights to the Nirvana catalogue lies with Kurt and Courtney’s daughter, Francis Bean so she will have to sign off on any use of the songs. Don’t do it Francis.