Cobain: The Death of young musicians isn’t something to romanticize.
Last week, Lana Del Rey partook in an interview with The Guardian’s Tim Jonze in promotion for her new album Ultraviolence. In the profile, Del Rey discussed musicians both her and her boyfriend enjoyed, such as Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain. When asked if she thought an early death was glamourous she said, “I don’t know. Ummm. Yeah,” and stated, “I wish I was dead already.”
After publication of the article, Del Rey took to Twitter to claim that she shouldn’t have trusted The Guardian. She added that the interviewer, who she incorrectly named as Alexis Petridis (The Guardian’s head rock and pop critic), was “sinister”, “calculated”, and had asked leading questions. Tim Jonze subsequently responded to Del Rey’s words by writing a blog post questioning why she was upset and providing audio of the interview.
Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, took to Twitter yesterday to offer her opinion on Del Rey’s comments. When her father committed suicide at the age of 27 in 1994, she was a year and a half old.
Lana Del Rey’s new album Ultraviolence was released on June 13th and has been both a commercial and critical hit since it’s released. It debuted at number 1 in the U.K. and is expected to follow suit in the U.S. Check out her tour dates below:
06-26 Norrköping, Sweden – Bråvalla Festival
07-05 Vilanova i la Geltrü, Spain – Vida Festival
07-17 Carcassonne, France – Festival de Carcassonne
08-28 Saint-Cloud, France – Rock en Seine