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Courtney Love: 'Kurt Was Desperate To Be The Biggest Rock Star In The World'


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Can someone make Courtney Love shut up once for all? Or at least, could people be smart enough to stop asking her about her late husband? She will jump on any occasion and I honestly don’t understand why serious organization like National Geographic has interviewed her for the new miniseries ‘The ’90s: The Last Great Decade’. They should know better and of course the Hole frontwoman didn’t waste any minute to trash her husband one more time:

‘He wrote to every major [and] minor label,’ she declared, ‘We’ll pay. Let us be on your label.’ He was desperate to be the biggest rock star in the world. But he made it look like it was thrust upon him,’

Cobain has always been portrayed as someone totally uninterested by fame, and it took me two minutes to find these quotes and narration to demonstrate it, and I am sure there are thousand of similar ones all over the web:

At the apex of Nirvana’s success, he said he wished he could quit that gig and be a sideman in his wife’s band, Hole.’

As Kurt Cobain put it in a 1993 interview with MTV News: ‘I wanted to have the adoration of John Lennon but have the anonymity of Ringo Starr. I didn’t want to be a frontman; I just wanted to be back there and still be a rock and roll star at the same time.’

As his fame grew and the band became even more famous the pressure mounted, Kurt’s bodyguards and minders were always with him and his friends became more cut off, to a point where they could not get to talk to him at all. Kurt hated the fame, he felt so embarrassed by it all, riding in big expensive cars and staying in luxurious hotels embarrassed him to a point of despair, he was a humble person, and he felt that the lifestyle he was being forced to lead went against everything.’

There is a big difference between wanting to become famous and wanting to expose your music to the world. There’s no point to be a musician if there is no public for it, music lives through other people, and Kurt very probably wanted his music to be heard and loved, that’s the aspiration of every artist. Plus it was a pre-internet time and there was no other way to release music than to write to labels.

Furthermore, many believe that the famous the line ‘it’s better to burn out than to fade away’ taken from his alleged suicide note (it is actually a line from a Neil Young song) was a bye-bye to the music industry rather than to life, as Cobain had become really fed up with the fame game. In 1994, Nirvana was supposed to headline Lollapalooza but pulled out of the festival a day before Kurt died! According to Private detective Tom Grant, he was walking away from a $9 million contract, and this made Courtney very angry. But pulling out of a big festival like Lollapalooza is certainly a proof that fame was not in Kurt’s radar at all.

Of course, Courtney Love in comparison has always wanted fame, she was the one looking for it and running after it, and she never, never passes an occasion to open her big mouth to be in the spotlight for her renewed 5 minutes of fame. She can say whatever she wants about Kurt Cobain unfortunately, he is not there anymore to speak out. The least National Geographic could have done is to interview Grohl and Novoselic too.

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