Courtney Love

Courtney Love Leaves a Gaping Hole in Our Hopes for a Hole Reunion

Between lonely glitter parties, controversial notes in wallets, an upcoming solo album, turning 50, and a possible Hole reunion, Courtney Love has… Read More

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Courtney Love’s 25 Best Songs

On this day in 1964, a child named Courtney Michelle Harrison was born to a pair of hippie parents in California. A few decades later, having changed her last name to “Love,” she would become one of the most famous — and divisive — musicians on the planet. Besides making the Gen-Xers (and even early millennials like your co-authors) out there feel ancient, Courtney Love’s 50th birthday is the perfect excuse for a few superfans to celebrate something that often gets lost amid all the tabloid headlines: her music. In our highly subjective opinion, these are the 25 best songs Love has ever recorded; tell us about your favorites in the comments. … Read More

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Courtney Love Cast in “Pivotal” Role on ‘Sons of Anarchy’

Courtney Love as talking head is the hands-down best thing about National Geographic’s The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? miniseries… Read More

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The 5 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Jenny Lewis, Jeff Tweedy

Let’s call this week’s edition of our best new music column “your high school indie idols making good.” Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy released excellent new singles that speak to where they’re at in their lives now, instead of trying to relive the earlier glory days. … Read More

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The Kurt Cobain Wallet Letter Is Just Another Opportunity for the Internet to Lazily Vilify Courtney Love

(Update, May 5 – Courtney Love has confirmed, via Cobain biographer Charles R. Cross in the Seattle Times, that she wrote the letter in 1991.)

(Update, 6:20 p.m. - The mysterious crop job of the note has been addressed with a full scan of the note, via grunge authority/journo Mark Yarm’s Tumblr. The note had been cropped in its original release, seemingly either by Seattle PD or CBS News, who broke the news. The last sentence reads: “Will you promise to fuck her at least once a week OK.” Now it really seems like something Courtney Love wrote in jest (except maybe that last part))

Kurt Cobain’s suicide will not die. This week, as we’re still coming off Cobain’s 20th deathiversary and Nirvana’s Rock Hall Induction, the Seattle Police Department released their detective’s full re-examination of his suicide file, which came to the same conclusion. This re-examination, which featured 34 newly released photos from the death scene, revealed a scan of a note found in Cobain’s wallet when his body was found in the greenhouse of his Seattle home on April 8, 1994. … Read More

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Watch Nirvana’s Rock Hall Induction Feat. Lorde, St. Vincent, Kim Gordon, Joan Jett

With all due respect to the other honorees at last night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, all… Read More

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20 Years of Hole’s ‘Live Through This': 12 Musicians and Writers Dissect It Track by Track

Two decades after the release of Hole’s Live Through This, the level of critical praise and commercial success the album achieved is perhaps lost on those who didn’t witness it firsthand — largely because, Courtney Love has, unfairly, become one of rock’s biggest punchlines. A new generation that could really use the album identifies Love with her public outbursts, her legal battles, and worst of all, as just Kurt Cobain’s widow. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, we tapped some of our favorite feminist-leaning musicians and music writers (Flavorwire editors included) to dissect Live Through This front to… Read More

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