July 23rd, 2014
While she’s back collaborating with Hole’s original guitar player, Eric Erlandson, Courtney [Love] ruled out a reunion concert tour with the band. ‘I don’t want to get on the oldies circuit,’ said the singer-actress… ‘I don’t need to do that for money. I want to put out music that is relevant today. [Being] one of the last chicks in a rock ‘n’ roll band is a weird place to be. It’s scary not to be selling out.’
Philippine Daily Inquirer interview with Courtney Love
July 23rd, 2014
July 22nd, 2014
Obviously, I wish it was a situation where no one but Kurt Cobain was ever playing Nirvana songs. But that’s unfortunately not the case. I was a very ancillary part of the night, but I can’t imagine for those guys and for the family and for Courtney, for everybody, it just seemed like… the wound was still quite raw.
St. Vincent reflects on playing with Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
July 1st, 2014

Courtney Love interview outtakes from National Geographic Channel’s The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?

June 30th, 2014

Courtney Love, Paris Hilton & Amber Rose at the Chateau Marmont last night.

June 23rd, 2014

Courtney Love on the “cult of death” surrounding Kurt Cobain

When I read Frances Bean Cobain's recent tweets to Lana Del Rey, I was struck by how strongly her words echoed what her mother Courtney Love told me when I spoke to her for my book Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge:

I’ll tell you this, if you go and you watch a Hole show—and this happens to this day—after we get offstage, there’s this little contingent of boys. They’re wearing fuzzy little sweaters and somebody at their school has told them that they look like Kurt, and they stand there and they stare at me. I don’t know what they want. They don’t want to fuck me. But it is one of the strangest phenomena you’ll ever see. They’re like wounded children and they just want a hug or something. I don’t understand the cult of that, and I’ve asked my guitarist Micko, because he’s English and he grew up with the NME, “What is it about Kurt that you fucking think is so great?”

“’Cause he’s just fuckin’ really cool, man.”

I’m like, “What, because he killed himself? That’s cool? I have a daughter who’s fucking never known her father and you think that’s cool?”

But there’s a part of rock journalism, like possibly yourself*, that thinks that’s really cool. In fact, the NME had Kurt on the cover very recently, with fucking free color-poster pullouts of dead rock stars.

Well, it’s not fuckin’ cool. It is a cult of death.


*For the record, I do not feel that’s really cool.

June 18th, 2014

Daily Mail: When shown a picture of Dave Grohl during a talk at Cannes Lions 2014, Courtney Love paused before saying, "It’s time to make amends."

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