Courtney Love has never stopped exploiting her husband’s death, announcing a Hole reunion just 2 days before the 20th anniversary of his death? I call just this pure exploitation! She talked to the Quietus, a euphemism for such a loud and vocal woman, and said that the 1998 Hole line-up (Melissa Auf Der Maur, Eric Erlandson and Patty Schemel ) was back in business and is currently rehearsing new material.
‘I started playing with Patty and Melissa and Eric, just to see how that was,’ she told The Quietus, ‘We already played like three or four times in the last week.’ There is also an upcoming tour in the UK in May, the first time they’ll play together since their break up in 2002.
1994 Hole’s album ‘Live Through This’ was released on April 12, just four days after Kurt Cobain’s body was found in his Seattle home, and she is reported to have said things like ‘all publicity is good publicity’ and ‘It might even help sell records!’around that time. Great, meanwhile she was playing the grieving widow, reading the so-called suicide note on MTV and giving away Kurt’s clothes to Nirvana’s fans. Her band resumed touring just 2 months after Cobain’s death and shortly after their bass player Kristen Pfaff’s death (in June 1994, another very suspicious death) and I have read too many comments following the Hole videos on YouTube to not be aware how un-grieving-widow-like she was behaving at the time.
I have been thinking and reading a lot about Kurt Cobain lately, 20 years is a long time, and it seems quite eerie that Love has managed to stay in the picture after all these years despite a dead career. But she is constantly exploiting her husband’s image, on Tuesday, she also revived this idea about a Broadway musical based on Kurt Cobain’s life. We had heard about it before, then she had denied the whole thing, but with the 2oth anniversary, it’s back on the table: ‘After being swarmed by tons of Nirvana fanmail and social media posts pushing for a musical to become a reality, both Frances and I have thought long and hard and agreed that if we can reach up to the highest shelf and select a team of the greatest and most respected writers, producers and directors, then a Broadway musical is very likely to happen,’ she declared to NME, and in her constant delusional state, she even mentioned a biopic, documentary and play? ‘There would have to be a story, and a great story, one that hasn’t been told before. I would devote countless hours with an A-team to create a project that reflects Kurt in the most respectful but honest way possible, so that his story, his music and his legacy can be resurrected on stage for not only the world to see, but more importantly for our daughter to see. I know her father’s spirit will be on that stage, and sitting in that theatre with her will be the most emotional experience of our lives.’
This made me puke a little bit for so many reasons, this woman would come up with anything to stay in the news especially around this date or at any time for that matter. Anyway, it all depends on Frances Bean’ decision because, as everyone knows (except Courtney) Frances has taken over all the rights to the Cobain name.
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – October 1972 (Volume 4, Number 5)
We leap ahead almost a year
A flatout triumph from a major performer
New Wave pop bliss out
I WISH I HADN’T GONE
a time-capsule type of roster
Creem -America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1971 (Volume 3, Number 6)
“Sure, we don’t pay much but then who else do ya know who’ll publish you?”
in the immortal words of Jason Isbell to me at Gov Ball a coupla years ago: “let’s do this…”
one of the great top tens of the 2020
old school Puerto Rican underground sounds
a masterful pop about loving a drug addict