Authorised Kurt Cobain documentary trailer released

The film has been hailed by 'Rolling Stone' as "the most intimate rock documentary ever".

FILE: This photo, taken on 19 February 1992, shows Kurt Cobain performing at the Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo during their 1992 Asian-Pacific tour. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The first authorised trailer of Kurt Cobain documentary, Kurt Cobain Montage of Heck has been released by Universal Pictures, allegedly to rave reviews.

Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as "The most intimate rock documentary ever", the film is a comic documentary rendition of the iconic 90s frontman's life.

Cobain rose to fame as the lead singer and songwriter of Nirvana, arguably the defining band of the grunge era that dominated rock music, and elements of popular culture, for several years in the 1990s.

Nirvana broke through to mainstream success with Smells Like Teen Spirit, the first single from the band's second album, Nevermind, released in 1991.

Cobain was 27 years old when he shot himself on 5 April 1994, at his home in Seattle. His body was discovered three days later.