Courtney Love, lead singer of the band Hole, inspired girls everywhere to pick up a guitar and write about whatever the hell they want. She is one of the most influential female artists of the nineties, and her snarling, intelligent, lyrics, thrashing, faux-pop guitar sound and fashion sense she herself has branded "kinderslut" still resonates throughout today's alternative rock scene, most notably among girl bands.
Theories abound as to the true circumstances of her husband Kurt Cobain's death in 1994 and Courtney is often accused of murdering, or having a hand in his demise.
After years of adoring both Hole and Nirvana, I think this is probably the most absurd and laughable piece of bullshit doing the rounds. Kurt adored Courtney, ("I'm just overwhelmed by the fact that I'm in love on this scale") but the pressures of addiction, fame and depression proved too much for him. He killed himself - it's horrible, but don't deride an innocent woman.. she loved him and I think he would hate her to be blamed in any way for his passing.
Courtney is hounded by tabloids in the same way Peter Doherty is, and she has fallen victim to drug addiction, especially in the aftermath of Kurt's death. However she now has custody of their daughter Frances Bean, is due to release a new album (How Dirty Girls Get Clean) soon and appears to slowly be learning to live with the loss of her husband and her own problems.
Courtney is a fashion icon, a mother, a recovering addict, a star and one of the greatest musicians of our time. She is a true inspiration. WE LOVE YOU!
Courtney Love made me want to be in a band and start a riot..
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