December 13, 2012


Oh Look, Another Courtney Love Rant Against Nirvana

Eugene Gologursky
Eugene Gologursky

Judging by Twitter, anecdotal evidence and virtually every review, almost everyone was happy to see Paul McCartney front the reunited (for one night, at least) Nirvana lineup of Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and sometime-member Pat Smear at last night's 12-12-12 concert.

Annnnnnnd enter Courtney Love.

The Hole frontwoman and professional misspeller responded to a TMZ link posted on the Facebook page of Mark Yarm, author of Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, claiming that Love was "not amused" about last night's collaboration. Courtney replied: / Everybody Loves Our Town / Everybody Loves Our Town

Okay, there's a lot to unpack here:

  • Did Love really get asked to tour with Alice in Chains, a doubtful claim given AIC manager Susan Silver's fractious relationship with the singer.
  • Why did Love practically beg Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman to subpoena her?
  • How did Cheap Trick get involved in this?
  • Is "accuracy" really Love's middle name and if so, have I been spelling "could" (coudl), "happening" (happpening) and "chronological" (chrinocologal) wrong this whole time?
  • Is the Homeland reference a SEO bait given the show's popularity and incongruous relation to the issue at hand?

After Yarm tweeted Love's above reply, the singer herself took to her fashion line Never the Bride's Twitter to respond:

@markyarm its fairly clear, high? drunk? what? i was on my way to the garden. no i dont get 'high' and i certainly dont 'drink' jesus fuck
Dec 13 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

So wait, now there's even more questions. Was she on her way to Madison Square Garden for 12-12-12? As a surprise guest? Host? Seat-filler? Or is she just big into gardening? We would've seen her backstage and snapped a pic for our gallery, right? 

As Yarm's Tumblr points out, Love continued to berate the performance, singling out Novoselic's playing. "Yeah, Paul better get earmuffs for th [sic] bass playing is all," wrote Love. "I as there it was, uh it was bad."

Accuracy is her middle name.