In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Kurt Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean, told an interesting story about her first time (as an adult) meeting the surviving members of Nirvana. “They had what I call the ‘K. C. Jeebies,’ which is when they see me, they see Kurt,” Frances said in the interview.
Now, in an interview with Boston station WAAF, former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl has told his side of this story, which you can read below.
First, here’s what Frances said about the meeting:
“It’s very weird how genes are. Dave, Krist and Pat came over to a house where I was living. It was the first time [the ex-Nirvana members] had been together in a long time. And they had what I call the ‘K. C. Jeebies,’ which is when they see me, they see Kurt. They look at me, and you can see they’re looking at a ghost. They were all getting the K. C. Jeebies hardcore. Dave said, ‘She is so much like Kurt.’ They were all talking amongst themselves, rehashing old stories I’d heard a million times. I was sitting in a chair, chain-smoking, looking down like this [affects total boredom]. And they went, ‘You are doing exactly what your father would have done.’ But I was glad they came over [smiles]. It was a cool experience, like having a Nirvana reunion minus one. Except for his spawn.”
And here’s what Dave said:
“It was awhile ago, I hadn’t seen her since she was a little kid. I hadn’t seen her since she was 4 or 5 years old. Pat, Krist, and I went over to hang out with her Grandma, and Kurt’s sister, and she is right. People that knew Kurt, when you meet her for the first time, you’re like wow, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I didn’t think it was creepy, but I sure did feel like she was very familiar. She seemed very familiar to me, for sure.”
Listen to Grohl's full interview below.