Courtney Love has revealed how she once had an experience with the paranormal, relating a surprisingly boring encounter with the ghost of Kurt Cobain.
After more than 35 years in the entertainment industry – whether it be in music or acting – Courtney Love has undoubtedly set herself aside as one of most interesting figures on the scene.
From founding Hole in the late ’80s, to becoming known as the wife of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Love undoubtedly claimed her title as the Queen of Grunge.
Now, in a recent piece for Interview magazine, Courtney Love fielded an array of 20 varying questions, all asked by friends and acquaintances of the artist.
With questions asked by Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Marilyn Manson, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, and even the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O, the most interesting of the answers given has to be that which followed Joshua Boone’s query of whether or not Love has ever seen a ghost.
Dating her response to the late ’90s while she was dating actor Edward Norton, Love revealed that she had indeed experienced a visitor from beyond the grave.
“When I moved to Hancock Park from Seattle with Frances and Edward, I saw Kurt in a chair for a moment and he said hi to me and then he left,” Love explained, undoubtedly wondering how she could make an otherworldly experience with Cobain sound so dull.
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However, elsewhere in the interview, Courtney Love also touched upon the notion of music in today’s environment, with former Hole bandmate Melissa Auf der Maur asking what her music would sound like if a 25-year-old Love began a band today.
“I don’t know that I could do it now,” Love began. “I don’t feel like the reward for being in a rock band is quite enough.
“I remember once I was in the car with Kurt and I was like, ‘If it was 1968, what would you do for a living?’ He was like, ‘I’d be in a Sonics-like punk band’—which made sense. I think I’d have opened a bar because I don’t think, in 1968, it would have made sense for a woman to be in a Sonics-like punk band.
“Women did not play guitar or really sing that kind of music back then, like trying to ape The Rolling Stones or the Beatles. I feel like it would be really, really hard to do. And right now, unless you’re gonna do the Ariana Grande thing, it would be really hard to do.
“Not that being in a rock band is ever easy, but right now, there just doesn’t seem to be a lot of upside to it.”
This news of course follows the interesting revelation that a reunion of the original Hole lineup had been discussed by members of the band.
“We are definitely talking about it,” Love explained. “There’s nothing wrong with honoring your past; I’ve just kind of discovered that.
“If you don’t, people will rewrite history and you will become an inconvenient woman.”