May 30, 2013


Nobody Wants to Play Bass on Courtney Love's New LP

Beck Starr
Beck Starr

Courtney Love is preparing a new album, her first under her own name since 2010's Nobody's Daughter, and she's having some trouble finding a new bassist.

"I put an ad on Craigslist that said, 'Band in the style of Hole looking for bassist in the style of Melissa Auf der Maur,'" she told Bust in the magazine's new cover story. "I got exactly one response. There's just not a lot of chick bass players."


No word if Love ditched the Hole name over legal issues, but she told Bust that her name "symbolizes a lot of things, and I have to sit in these rooms with lawyers and be called a 'brand' often, so I was just like, 'F-cking name it after me!' I don't care." 

The new material sees Love backed by her usual solo band—guitarist Micko Larkin, drummer Scott Lipps and bass player Shawn Dailey (who she's apparently trying to replace with a girl. Sorry dude!). She added that the LP might be called Died Blonde

"I'm thinking of maybe naming my f-cking album Died Blonde, because I'm in such a morbid space... It's not that I'm unhappy. And it's certainly not that I'm crazy. It's just that I know all this shit, and I don't know what to do with it."

Album tracks include "Wedding Day" and "California," which she says will hit iTunes shortly. "I have two excellent songs, and I have two new really good songs, and I'd rather just release the two excellent songs—like an old-school single," she said. "The first song, 'Wedding Day,' is impeccably great as a slab of really raw rock with an insane hook. The second song is called 'California'—clearly a leitmotif. I've written 'Malibu,' 'Pacific Coast Highway' and 'Sunset Strip,' so if I want to call something 'California' it had better be good." Amen. 

In other Love news, she hit the Howard Stern show today and offered this genius nugget: "It would have disturbed Kurt [Cobain] to live through Limp Bizkit." Amen to that, too.