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Courtney Love

Courtney Love

Courtney Love is one of rock’s most polarizing figures — male or female. But, love her or loathe her, the former Mrs. Kurt Cobain has been almost as successful as she has been notorious over the past few decades. Courtney Michelle Harrison was born in San Francisco, on July 9, 1964, then raised outside Portland, Oregon after her mother (an author and psychotherapist) and father (who had briefly managed the Grateful Dead) divorced. By her teens, the future Courtney Love had become involved with both music and film, splitting her time between bands like Pagan Babies (with future Babes in Toyland leader Kat Bjelland) and an embryonic Faith No More, while attending the San Francisco Art Institute. This later led her to New York City and a supporting role in 1986’s Sid Vicious biopic, Sid and Nancy, but, by 1989, Love moved on to Los Angeles, where she founded the band Hole with guitarist Eric Erlandson, and proceeded to debut in 1991 with the Kim Gordon-produced Pretty on the Inside. But it was her drug-shrouded romantic relationship with Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain that transformed Courtney Love into household name, and then guaranteed an entirely higher level of hype and scrutiny around the release of Hole’s second album, Live Through This, which arrived in stores with unbelievably morbid timing, just a week after Cobain’s suicide. From this point forward, Love’s musical exploits could never be fully disentangled from her personal life, though Courtney’s confrontational persona didn’t help: whether she was struggling to record Hole’s third album, Celebrity Skin, in 1998, starring in 1996’s critically acclaimed The People Vs. Larry Flint, or sparring over some detail of her former husband’s life and legacy. In 2004 Love released her first solo album, America’s Sweetheart, following it two years later with a memoir entitled Dirty Blonde, and then a fourth Hole album, Nobody’s Daughter, in 2010 — all of this interspersed with enough public controversy and celebrity feuds to keep the tabloids in business. Among the highlights were Love’s on-and-off skirmishes with former Nirvana member and Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl, as well as her own daughter Frances Bean Cobain, but music remains in Courtney’s plans for the near future.

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Courtney Love Pens Heartbreaking Note to the Late Husband Kurt Cobain

Courtney Love wrote some emotional posts over the weekend directed at her late husband Kurt Cobain.

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Lawsuit Seeking Release of Kurt Cobain Death-Scene Photos Dismissed by Seattle Judge

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by conspiracy theorist Richard Lee, who had sued the city of Seattle and its police department in an attempt to gain access to potentially graphic death-scene photos of Kurt Cobain.

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Billy Corgan Shuts Down Fan Who Asks Him If Courtney Love Killed Kurt Cobain

During a Smashing Pumpkins VIP question and answer event on July 13 in Colorado, a fan asked singer Billy Corgan if he thought Courtney Love killed Kurt Cobain.

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Courtney Love Comes Under Attack While in Uber Car in France

Courtney Love detailed a harrowing tale of being detained and attacked by French taxi drivers upset with Uber.

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Courtney Love Attempts to Stop Screenings of Kurt Cobain Murder Docudrama ‘Soaked in Bleach’

'Soaked in Bleach' explores the theory that Courtney Love was responsible for Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death, which was official ruled a suicide in 1994.

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Melvins’ Buzz Osborne: I Don’t Understand How Anyone Could Possibly Defend Courtney Love

In a recent interview, Buzz Osborne not only backs up his critical review of 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck', but goes into further detail about why he wrote it.

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Courtney Love Releases New Song ‘Miss Narcissist’

Courtney Love has released a new song and you can take a listen to the track titled “Miss Narcissist” here.

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Courtney Love Allegedly Owes Psychiatrist More Than $48,000

Courtney Love is in hot water again, as a psychiatrist filed papers with the Manhattan Supreme Court claiming that the singer and actress owes him $48,250.

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Courtney Love Cast in Upcoming James Franco Directed Film ‘The Long Home’

Courtney Love has been doing a lot of acting lately, and one of her new gigs will be in the movie The Long Home directed by James Franco.

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Courtney Love To Kick Off Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas’ ‘Friday Night Live at the Pool’ Concert Series

Courtney Love will kick off the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas' "Friday Night at the Pool" concert series.

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