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Courtney Love and her daughter Frances Bean were putting on a united family front for the premiere of new rock-umentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. For the rock and roll gathering at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood the daughter of the late Nirvana front man was working goth chic in slim black pants, a black lace up shirt, black boots and ghostly pale make up. While her mother Courtney went for a vampish red plunge neck gown with a simple updo.

Frances Bean Cobain has filed for divorce from Isaiah Silva. Picture: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

DIVORCE proceedings between Frances Bean Cobain and rocker Isaiah Silva are getting nasty.

Silva, 31, claims Cobain, 23, gave him one of her late father’s most famous guitars as a wedding present and she wants it back, according to TMZ.

The guitar in question is a Martin D-18E, complete with a replaced bridge and nut because Kurt Cobain was left-handed.

Frances Bean Cobain’s split from and Isaiah Silva is getting nasty. Picture: AKM-GSI/Splash News

Frances Bean Cobain’s split from and Isaiah Silva is getting nasty. Picture: AKM-GSI/Splash NewsSource:Supplied

The guitar is significant because it’s the instrument he used during his iconic MTV Unplugged performance in 1993. It’s also the last guitar he used before taking his own life months later.

It’s quite valuable, too. The site adds it was once insured for $US1 million ($1.3 million) and some estimate it to be worth even more today.

Cobain’s mother, Courtney Love, claims her daughter never planned to give the guitar away.

“It’s not his. It’s a treasured heirloom of the family,” Love told TMZ about the dispute. “It’s not his to take.”

In March, Cobain filed for divorce after less than two years of marriage. She cited irreconcilable differences.

The late Nirvana rocker’s riches are reportedly valued at $US450 million ($600 million).

Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain with their daughter Frances Bean. (Picture: Kevin Winter/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain with their daughter Frances Bean. (Picture: Kevin Winter/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

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This story originally appeared in The New York Post.