Access Hollywood: What is your relationship like today with Dave Grohl?
Courtney Love: Well, we’re gonna go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [induction ceremony], and I think we’re all sitting at the same table.
Access Hollywood: Is that going to be akward?
Courtney Love: Yeaaah. But I plan on wearing this dress… that’s made of tissue paper, and I think I’m going to pretend I have a crown on my head, and I have to be totally regal.
Dave Grohl and Electric Light Orchestra’s Jeff Lynne cover “Hey Bulldog” on last night’s CBS special The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles.
I wrote this for RollingStone.com: Gits Drummer Blasts NBC for Exploiting Mia Zapata's Death on TV.
Nirvana live at the NBC Studios rehearsing for Saturday Night Live in 1992. Kurt wore the same attire for two weeks straight. Ripped jeans, a ‘Flipper’ T-Shirt and alternatively switching between a blue and green wool sweater.
Looks like a daytime TV set. Meanwhile, here’s a photo of Nirvana’s 1993 SNL rehearsal.
UPDATE: I’ve since interviewed Steve Moriarty about this for a RollingStone.com news piece. While he stands by what he wrote, he pointed out that he never used the word boycott…
On Facebook, former Gits drummer Steve Moriarty has called for a boycott of NBC related to an upcoming show concerning the brutal rape and murder of Gits singer Mia Zapata:
NBC’s True Crime in the Dark* (or something equally as tasteless) series, recently filmed a reenactment of the murder of our friend Mia Zapata. They used actors and canned music. I tried to have civil and logical conversations with the producers of the show, however, NBC did not think that using The Gits music or film footage of Mia playing live was worth paying customary and fair licensing fees as established by ASCAP, BMI and the recording Industry.
There is nothing artistic, musical or positive about the re-telling of Mia’s brutal death. Nothing except a cheap way for NBC to sell ads for a younger, hipper demographic which the network desperately needs.
The piece will air in June and does not have the endorsement of any of the band, Mia’s family or immediate friends. It is simply, Gitsploitation and I suggest local business refrain from advertising products and services on NBC during the month of the one hour episode of “murder in the dark”. (Or whatever the title) featuring The murder of Mia and the city of Seattle.
Like Quiet Riot and Mötley Crüe before them, Limp Bizkit and brethren sang simple, aggressive songs about life’s easy pleasures: strippers, whiskey, nookie, bawaitdaba-de-bang-de-bang-diggy-diggy. Plus the uniform was easy to replicate: backwards baseball cap, nanny-goat patchy facial hair, jeans and jerseys from the big-and-tall store. I disagreed on principle, but every now and then, ol’ Fred Durst would get my head bobbing. Stick that up your yeah. (But I have never been able to krack the kurious kase of Korn, wherein for a brief moment, teenage jocks in Jeeps pumped their fists to songs about surviving molestation. 1998 was a weird time, folks.)