Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Kurt Cobain's daughter loses dad's famed guitar in divorce

Kurt Cobain's daughter loses dad's famed guitar in divorce Kurt Cobain's daughter loses dad's famed guitar in divorce
Stacy Diaz | 16 May, 2018, 21:46

Photographs from the scene of Kurt Cobain's suicide will never be released, a court has ruled in Seattle.

Unfortunately, that wish has been overturned by a divorce judge.

According to the gossip site, the settlement allows her ex-husband Isaiah Silva to keep her father Kurt Cobain's acoustic Martin D-18E guitar, which the late Nirvana frontman famously played on MTV Unplugged. Courtney Love even commented on the battle when the news had initially hit, stating, "It's not his, it's a treasured heirloom of the family".

The couple filed for divorce in March 2016. TheBlast.com, citing court documents, said the marriage was dissolved on November 30, 2017, but that final judgment on the property issue was awaiting conclusion of settlement.

Kurt Cobain's only child Frances Bean Cobain appears to be planning a foray into the music world herself.

Frances Bean denies the exchange ever occurred, though Silva successfully argued that his ex-wife gave him the guitar.

She has since chose to hand over the guitar as a way of settling the divorce proceedings quickly without a trial.

"It's not [Silva's]", she said.

Aside from its monetary value, the guitar is said to be only one of 300 made at the time. It is also supposedly the last one Kurt played before his passing and was reportedly meant to stay within the family.

The court of appeals ruled in favour of Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, and daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, who had sought a ruling "permanently enjoining the City from disclosing, disseminating, releasing, or distributing any death-scene photographs not previously disclosed", the Blast reports.

Despite losing the prized possession, TMZ reports that Frances won big in the finalisation of the settlement, as she reportedly won't have to pay a penny to Isaiah in spousal support after he originally put in a claim for $US25,000 a month.

Frances isn't walking away from the divorce empty-handed, however.