Courtney Love is still reeling with guilt over the failed relationship with her estranged daughter Frances Bean Cobain, insisting she'd "give anything" to repair their bond.
The singer and late Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain welcomed Frances in 1992 but the tot was placed in protective custody due to Love's long-running drug problems and, upon reaching her 18th birthday, she filed for emancipation from her mother.
Opening up during a candid interview with editors at Vanity Fair magazine, Love now laments she still feels responsible for failing her daughter as a parent, noting the young girl didn't learn to read until she was seven and she was often teased by fellow schoolchildren who called her "crack baby".
She says, "It was my fault! I never read to her...! Why didn't I ever take her to a Broadway show? She f**king loved those Broadway musicals! All I can feel is how much I love her. I'd give anything to hear the sound of her heels walking down the hall past my bedroom."
And Love adds she was particularly heartbroken when she came across Frances' diary, and discovered she wasn't on her daughter's "Things That Make Me Happy" list.
She continues, "Why am I not on it? Why doesn't she put 'watching old movies with my mum'?"