After [Kurt] Cobain committed suicide in 1994, Love inherited his writing and publishing rights which were valued at $130 and $115 million, respectively. In 2006, Love “finally and officially” sold 25% of her share of Nirvana’s publishing rights.
“I lost about $27 million - I know that’s a lifetime of money to most people, but I’m a big girl, it’s rock ‘n’ roll, it’s Nirvana money, I had to let it go,” Love says the recent interview. “I make enough to live on, I’m financially solvent, I focus on what I make now.”
Nirvana money or not, $27 million is a lot of cash.
For what it’s worth, Business Insider goes on to report that Love is working to preserve “the Nirvana song catalog from becoming too commercial or cheesy,” citing her interview with the UK’s Sunday Times in which she says she’s turned down offers “from everything from Kentucky Fried Chicken commercials to movies about board games.”