If you were like me, at home watching the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on TV, you may have vomited a bit in your mouth when Courtney Love appeared on stage during Nirvana’s induction, and jumped into Dave Grohl’s arms… it was a cringing moment almost as distubing as Tom Morello praising Kiss! I will never understand people, when it comes to awards and ceremonies they are able to be the biggest hypocrites ever or was it a genuine moment as they said?
Grohl and Love have had the longest feud ever, and you may say, that’s their business, they have reconciled, it’s beautiful!! No it’s ugly. Since Kurt Cobain’s death Love has repeatedly and publicly accused Grohl to be stealing Kurt’s money, to be taking the food off her kid’s table! When ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was sung by Kermit the Frog, she ridiculously accused Grohl of selling out, letting the memory of her husband being ‘raped’ by the Muppets.
Even worst, in 2012, Courtney Love accused Grohl to hit on her daughter Frances Bean Cobain, tweeting ‘I’m not mad at her, him i am about to shoot, dead’ This woman always have had the most unfortunate way to formulate anything, considering her ‘conspiracy-theory’ reputation of having hired a hit man to kill her husband. Frances denied the accusations of course, and Love also declared that Grohl was ‘sexually obsessed’ with Kurt, and that he even tried to sleep with her, ‘he had that romney rape thing about him.’ Imagine being in Grohl’s shoes and being accused to take advantage of a young girl whom you have known since she was a baby. Gross and really disgusting, and there are things that shouldn’t forgiven, Love has had such a harassing and ugly attitude that she should be left alone watching the show in front of her TV set, and not being hugged in a desperate attempt to make peace because you wish so much Kurt was there!
But no, Grohl is the good (naïve) guy, and that night he proved it again. ‘You know, the wonderful thing about that night was the personal side of it’, he said to Hollywood Reporter. ‘It was the Hall of Fame ceremony, but it meant so much to all of us personally that sometimes you forgot about the other stuff — like the arena and the trophy — and focused on real, personal things. I saw Courtney walking past [earlier in the night], and I just tapped her on the shoulder and we looked at each other in the eyes and that was it — we’re just family. We’ve had a rocky road. We’ve had a bumpy past, but at the end of the day we’re a big family and when we hugged each other it was a real hug’. I saw that, it was a very heartfelt hug indeed and I don’t get it! ‘And that was it,’ he continued, ‘And after we walked off stage, we just walked down the hallway together, it was almost like no time had passed at all. Those things are real and no matter what it looks like in a magazine or on a website. That’s real shit and I was very, very happy that we had those moments. It was beautiful.’
It was a love fest, no pun intended, with Love declaring to Pitchfork a few weeks ago, ‘It’s been 20 years — we didn’t even talk at the funeral. None of us. And so, 20 years of me getting Yoko-bashed, and Dave bashing, and me bashing and making it worse, all that shit. The legal stuff, the trial. We just buried it. It was really deep. It brings tears to my eyes to even talk about it. There were certain lawyers who called me tearfully and said it was the most moving moment of the night. There were some hecklers who booed me, which was weird and off and scary. I ignored it. I just looked at who was on stage and was like, Ah, fuck it.’
I chocked in my vomit a bit more. Courtney Love is even more manipulative and Grohl more delusional than I thought, you don’t hug a woman who has accused you of rape and other monstrosities! You walk by without even looking at her, you let the public boo her and thanks Kim Gordon for being so good!
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