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Frances Bean Cobain to make recording debut

If she really wanted to rebel against her famous parents, Frances Bean Cobain might have gone in for her accounting degree, or perhaps found work on FOX News. Instead, the 17-year-old daughter of late alt-rock icon Kurt and the recently estranged Courtney Love, is, not entirely unshockingly, following in their footsteps.

The London Guardian reports that Frances will sing on Evelyn Evelyn, a project fronted by Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer and her bandmate Jason Webley and also featuring vocals by Weird Al, twin rock duo Tegan and Sara, My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, Andrew WK, comedian Margaret Cho and Palmer’s fiance, Coraline author Neil Gaiman. She apparently appears on a track called “My Space,” “an anthemic 80s power ballad” with “gang vocals” by the collected crew.

The album, due March 30, is centered around the story of “conjoined twins who … spent their lives trapped in the circus industry” and sounds, according to their MySpace page, something like the accompaniment to a Coney Island freak show circa 1862 meets Barnum & Bailey, with contemporary references to debit cards and “dickheads” sprinkled throughout.

Will it be her personal Nevermind or Live Through This? Unlikely, but fans of both can find out when Evelyn is released March 30.

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Originally posted February 5 2010 — 11:12 AM EST

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