In a recent interview with GQ, Courtney Love has revealed that she “regrets” the years of feuding with Dave Grohl that ensued during the 90s. In 2014, it was noted that alt-rock’s most famous beef had ended with the two hugging during Nirvana’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction, with Love saying that making amends was well overdue. Prior to that, their relationship was marked with ugly Twitter spats, lengthy legal battles and awkward conversations regarding Kurt Cobain’s legacy.
Love mentioned in the interview that she regrets the “acrimony” between herself and Dave, saying that she feels as though she missed out on “some great years with him”. She also mentioned the wide-reaching difficulty faced when suicide impacts a family, noting the enduring legal and monetary troubles faced that impacted their relationship.
“I regret the acrimony [between myself and Dave] deeply. I feel like I missed out on some great years with him.”
“We got into bizarre litigation and an apex of treacherous, predator attorneys, but that was over money and the way suicide affects family, which we are.”
She also opened up about how she admires Dave’s gregarious energy, saying that he made Kurt “very happy”, with his jokes often pulling Kurt out of slumps.
“I liked Dave very much. He was a boundless bundle of energy, not only a great talent but great fun. He cut a swath through the women of the northwest, which I found amusing; he didn’t care if they were educated lefty feminists.”
“Kurt [Cobain] compared his energy to a puppy. Dave made Kurt very happy. He was always fast with a joke that could pull Kurt out of a funk, with junk food and girl talk.”