Frances tried to have a normal life. In March 2008, she told Harper's Bazaar that she didn't understand why the public finds her so interesting. "These people are fascinated by me, but I haven't done anything," she said. "I'm famous by default. I came out of the womb, and people wanted to know who I was because of my parents. If you're a big Nirvana fan, a big Hole fan, then I understand why you would want to get to know me, but I'm not my parents. People need to wait until I've done something valid with my life."
But being the child of two famous musicians has its perks. During summer 2008, the 15-year-old scored a coveted internship at Rolling Stone magazine.
The following year, she continued to stick out by having a suicide-themed sweet 16 party.