April 8th, 2014
We probably went overboard in sucking up to them.
former Spin music editor (and later my boss at Blender) Craig Marks on Spin's Nirvana coverage
April 6th, 2014

At a reading in L.A. yesterday, Hole’s Eric Erlandson talks about Kurt Cobain's death and his recent reconciliation with Courtney Love.

Reblogged from ciggy
April 6th, 2014

Lots of great stuff in the U.K. Telegraph's interview with Courtney Love:

  • She complains she has already been in trouble this week for implying there would be a reunion of the classic line-up of her original band Hole next year. “We may have made out but there is no talk of marriage,” she says of tentative meetings with former band mates. “It’s very frail, nothing might happen, and now the band are all flipping out with me.”
  • Yet Love has come under criticism from some quarters after revealing that she is developing a Broadway musical about Cobain, not a genre most fans would associate with his punk sensibility. “It’s more a play, conceived by a brilliant team. I can’t name names, but when you hear who is possibly involved, it takes on a new dimension. Otherwise it’s Vegas rubbish, and I will never allow it. There will be no jazz hands on ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’!
  • When her late husband’s seminal grunge band are inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York, on Thursday, April 10th, mother and daughter will collect the award on Cobain’s behalf, alongside surviving band members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoslevic. “I wasn’t in Nirvana, but it’s what widows and kids do. And it does give me ownership of the mythology, rather than just handing over to Krist and Dave their ownership.”
  • Love believes, and she may well be right, that because of her outspoken and often inflammatory public persona, that the music she creates has to be bold, fearless and of the highest possible standard, or she will be ripped to shreds by critics. “I can’t just do a really good rock record and that’s the end of it. I can’t be Nickelback. And not to be a bitch, I can’t be the Foo Fighters.
  • She recently rejected her own ghostwritten autobiography, sending it back to Harper Collins because, she says, “It’s like me jacked on coffee and sugar in a really bad mood. I said keep your bloody money. I’d rather keep my friends.”
  • In a way, it’s a disservice to Love to constantly contextualise her with Nirvana, and the soap opera of her life as a rock widow. “It was twenty years ago,” she says, thoughtfully. “I’ve had great loves since Kurt. I probably should have married again. But I couldn’t put my tiara and my little slip dress in a box and go and be Mrs. Somebody who used to be Courtney Love.

April 4th, 2014
I wrote six songs. We’re putting out a single, and the A-side is called ‘Wedding Day.’ I wish I’d written this song when I was 19. It’s somewhere between the Stooges, Cheap Trick and the Beatles… No Joy Division, no Bunnymen references, no Slayer, no Pantera.
Courtney Love on her new material (UPDATE: It’s not clear if any of the six tracks are Hole songs.)
April 2nd, 2014

The Quietus: Courtney Love Reforms Classic Hole Line-Up

Courtney Love has told The Quietus that she, Melissa Auf der Maur, Eric Erlandson and Patty Schemel have put aside their differences and are currently rehearsing her new material. The four musicians last recorded together on 1998’s Celebrity Skin, and disbanded in 2002.

"I started playing with Patty and Melissa and Eric, just to see how that was," Love told The Quietus. "We already played like three or four times in the last week." Love is planning to release a new single, "Wedding Day," in support of her upcoming May tour of the UK.

March 25th, 2014


Images taken by a press photographer show a wake of destruction in the place Kurt Cobain shared with Courtney Love. The pictures have been released due to interest surrounding the 20th anniversary of the musician’s tragic death.


Grunge archaeology.

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