Trivia / Courtney Love

  • Artist Disillusionment: Her speech about how artists are unfairly treated by the record industry is surprisingly insightful, informative and well-written.
  • Creative Differences: Dave Grohl. The two have had strong feelings about each other and have been in multiple legal battles ever since Cobain's death and Nirvana's dissolution. It's possible that they have reconciled to some extent. At Nirvana's induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, the two embraced on stage to thunderous applause.
  • Creator Breakdown:
    • Courtney Love has been a staple of the Celebrity Death Pool for many, many years. She spent the entirely of the nineties off her head.
    • In her "good" public appearances she comes across as an elegant raconteur. Her "bad" public appearances lead many to believe that she has bipolar disorder, a condition that Kurt Cobain also had. Ironically, Courtney's mother was a psychotherapist. (The rocker opened up two separate accounts for "Good Sister" and "Bad Sister", named for one of her songs, to duke it out over Twitter. It got to the point where Francis Bean personally asked Twitter to delete her mother's account.)
  • Creator Backlash: She called her solo album "a mistake", and admitted she was too loaded on drugs to really care about recording it. She did like a few songs on it however and her favorite track from it, "Mono" (the only single), is still performed live by her regularly.
    • She also regrets "reuniting" Hole, and wishes she'd been brave enough to actually put Nobody's Daughter out under her own name.
  • Creator Couple: A very dysfunctional example with Kurt.
  • Promoted Fangirl: Love managed to convince Kim Gordon to produce the first Hole album by sending her a letter about how much they admired her work and in particular "the SST album"note , along with copies she owned of early SY singles.
  • Follow the Leader:
    • She feels this way about Taylor Momsen.
    • For Love herself, Stevie Nicks, who she strongly admires.
    • She reinvented Unkempt Beauty for the 90s, with tattered little dresses, smeared makeup and unbrushed hair. The look in question, Kinderwhore, was the attempt to look like a prostitute crossed with a child playing dress-up. She was accused of stealing it from Kat Bjelland of Babes in Toyland.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Courtney Love would have been one of the guest stars in the Simpsons episode "Homerpalooza" if Sonic Youth hadn't refused to do the episode if she was involved.
    • Quentin Tarantino approached Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love to play "Lance" and "Jody" in Pulp Fiction, but they declined. Lance was the drug dealer, not the stickup guy at the diner. Jody was the girl with all the piercings, not the stickup gal at the diner. (Tarantino is thanked in the liner notes to In Utero. Nirvana is also thanked on the back of the Pulp Fiction soundtrack.)
    • The 1995 Hole lineup played a show together in 2012 on a whim, while the Nobody's Daughter lineup was still touring as Hole. Courtney has been dropping hints that she wants to do something more with this for years, but still nothing concrete has happened for various reasonsnote .
  • Yoko Oh No: She was verbally abusive to Kurt when he was in his depressive stages. After his death, she was the sole heir to her husband's musical IP and kept it to herself. Kurt's estate is worth a half billion dollars. The band was furious at her undermining and prevention of a lot of great music from being released.


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