Courtney Love Denies Cobain Musical Rumors

Despite claims that a Cobain musical or film was in the works, Love has rejected the idea and said "Sometimes it's better to just leave things alone."

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Courtney Love has denied rumors that the life of her late husband Kurt Cobain will be turned into either a film or Broadway musical.

The project had been revealed by Britney Spears' former manager Sam Lufti while appearing in court. He claimed he had been working with Love to take the Cobain story to the stage or screen. Lufti was attempting to sue Spears for breach of contract, libel and unpaid management fees.

Now Love has responded by saying there will be no musical. "Sometimes it's best just to leave things alone," she told the Observer.

The reason she wants to avoid selling more rights to use Nirvana songs is because she regrets doing it in the past. "I got so bullied into selling what I sold [before]," she said. "I regret it so much. I'm never selling the rest of it."

One low point was seeing the Muppets cover "Smells Like Teen Spirit". At the time, she said the Muppets had "raped" the song.

"I happen to like Elmo and I think the Cookie Monster is interesting but I know him [Kurt] and I know he didn't want to be a Muppet," she said. "It was a disgrace. Like pissing on a grave."

Meanwhile, Love is about to release a brand new single via the Wichita label called "This Is War". "It's two minutes, 59 seconds," she said. "It's the best song I've written in my life."

Do you wish a Cobain film could be made, or is it better that Love protects her late husband's legacy? Share your opinion in the comments.

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    "Sometimes it's best just to leave things alone," That's the first logical thing Courtney has said in quite a while.
    I have to agree with her on this point. I think that Kurt's music should just be appreciated for what it is, and that his memory should be allowed to rest in peace
    Also when she said: "It's the best song I've written in my life." Looks like she found another one of these "lost" Nirvana demos that Kurt wrote again...
    "she said the Muppets had "raped" the song" Umm ... I believe Kurt wrote a song called "Rape Me" Kurt: 1 Courtney: 0
    Imagine if they had put Rape Me in the Muppets instead. That would be the funniest cinematic experience ever.
    "Sometimes it's best just to leave things alone," This is coming from the same woman who decided to put Kurt in Guitar Hero...
    This doesn't happen very often, but I agree with Courtney. I think this one is best left alone.
    "It's the best song I've written in my life" How many times we have heard this?
    I just imagined a Cobain musical. It hurt my soul. Now a movie wouldn't be all that bad, as long as she stays as far away from it as possible.
    Everybody wants to go see a movie with a happy ending. I don't see myself paying to see a movie that will bum me out AGAIN about this tragedy... I was around the first time, and that was plenty.
    Knowing her she most likely created the rumor herself.
    Perhaps you should read the article, where it states "The project had been revealed by Britney Spears' former manager Sam Lufti while appearing in court." Also, you don't know her. Just sayin'.
    omg really? i think that sounds totally brilliant, i would look into it but as anyone who would actually look at that i wouldnt be qualified because i have soup for a brain.
    Elmo and Cookie Monster are not muppets. And I'd be willing to bet Kurt would have thought it hilarious. He wrote a song about going to his grandma's house for goodness sake.
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    Actually, they are Muppets, just not an actual part of the Muppet show itself. The Muppet trademark is actually in the credits for Sesame Street and Jim Henson himself (who also 'created' the word) said they are Muppets. On another note, if you type Muppets enough times it starts feeling like it's a 'made up' word...
    I knew that Henson was the creator of Sesame Street, I just didn't know he considered them both to be muppets. TIL
    We all know she just don't want it to be a movie because maybe the director will somehow manage to prove that she actually killed Kurt!
    How can she talk about people pissing on his grave when she's done it herself so many times before?
    if she found lyrics in kurt's journal then im sure it will be, the rights for it will be for sale tuesday
    She'd sell it to the highest bidder, and if she got bad press for it, she'd go "it wasn't my fault, I was bullied into it! If they didn't offer me so much money, I wouldn't have done it!"
    she said. "It's the best song I've written in my life." Looks like she found another one of these "lost" Nirvana demos that Kurt wrote again...
    Thank god Courtney has sense. A musical would not be what Kurt would want.
    What, even better that Celebrity Skin? Oh no wait, Kurt Cobain wrote that and you took the credit... I remember now.
    Kurt died like 3 years before that album came out....but anyways you can argue for Live Through This
    Courtney Love making sensible comments and not making a musical about Kurt? Christians: 1 Athiests: 0
    What the hell does this have to do with belief in God and the Bible vs those who don't believe in those things? NOTHING. Don't try to bring a religious debate into this.
    I'd love to see a movie made. If she had nothing to do with it. She'd probably make herself out to look like a goddess. If a movie is made it should be indirectly based off of him, like Crazy Heart. Use his story for inspiration and have the female lead, who will only be known as "Crazy psychotic ****h" show her true colors in the final act when she has him killed.
    I'm sure Kurt would have liked having Smells Like Teen Spirit in The Muppets. I mean he did let Weird Al parody it just as long as it wasn't about food.
    First, in that picture, whatever work she's had done is a great improvement over her former self (face). Second, kudos to her for not whoring out Kurts legacy any more than she already has. I can't friggin' believe someone sold the rights to SLTS so the Muppets could do it.
    Im pretty sure Kurt wouldn't give a **** about being in the muppets by now after being in guitar hero and being called "a pop icon" by Nme. Kurt used to watch snuff films and he said himself that he doesn't care what people think of him anyway. All he would care is that the legacy of the music and live shows continue to be remembered.
    Well, I'm glad she's apparently not making a musical... THAT would be pissing on his grave.
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    Wow, thats probably the first thing she's said in a long time that I'm actually glad to hear. Now lets hope this isn't the crazy part of her talking and it doesn't come out. I can only imagine a musical of Nirvana being terrible... maybe a movie, but I dunno....
    oops, I meant to quote: "I got so bullied into selling what I sold [before]," she said."
    "Sometimes it's best just to leave things alone," she told the Observer." ...and how can a multi-bazillionaire be bullied into selling something she doesn't want to?