During a Q&A done via Twitter, Brett Morgen, director of the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck, explains about Dave Grohl’s absence from the film.
“We first approached Dave about an interview in April 2014. Dave did sit for an interview three weeks after I completed the film. He was great. But unfortunately, it was too late for inclusion.”
Later on, he explains that Grohl was an integral part for the production of the documentary, along with the collaboration from Krist Novoselic, the Cobain family and Courtney Love, emphasizing that none of them had any creative control over the film. It makes sense that with Lost Highways also on HBO that Morgen might not want to include Grohl in the documentary, but his excuse that he interviewed Grohl three weeks after the film was completed rings a little hollow to us.
Plans to release the soundtrack of the film are in place and will not feature any Nirvana songs, just music that was performed solely by Kurt Cobain. While a few unreleased tracks were featured in the film, the rest have never been heard, according to Morgen.
Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck has been in limited theatrical release since April 24th and premiered on HBO on May 4th.