Frontman of the Melvins, Buzz Osborne, is giving shade to Brett Morgen’s recent documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, and declared that 90% of the film is “total bullshit.”
In his recent op-ed for The Talkhouse, the frontman questioned the facts behind the film, and claimed that most of what was said from Courtney Love was not completely consistent with what Cobain has told him personally. Osborne was a mentor and friend of Cobain’s during his early years and the pair attended high school together as well.
Including the issues that Love’s story had, Osborne also argued against other stories that were put in the film as facts. He claims that Cobain did not have any issues with his stomach saying, “[Cobain] made it up for sympathy and so he could use it as an excuse” in order to use heroin.
He also contested a story about how Cobain tried to sleep with a mentally handicapped female fellow student in high school. “I know the whole ‘I tried to fuck a fat retard’ story is complete bullshit. Not even an inkling of truth. That’s too good a story to have gone this long without me hearing about it, especially if, as he suggests, the girl’s father freaked out about it at the high school,” said Osborne, also adding, “In that small-town shit-hole, exciting news of that nature would have been common knowledge before the sun set. It never happened.”
Osborne added: “[Cobain] was a master of jerking your chain.”
Read the entire op-ed at Talkhouse and watch the Montage of Heck below.