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."
Posted on Nov 05, 2012 12:29 pm
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.