Courtney Love: 'I Have a Higher Bar Than QOTSA'

"Josh Homme can play like, four notes on his bass and people take off their tops," the singer says.

Courtney Love: 'I Have a Higher Bar Than QOTSA'
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Courtney Love recently discussed working on fresh Hole material, taking a bit of a jab at Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme.

Asked about the writing process by the Quietus, Love noted, "Well, you sit and you write like, Queens of the Stone Age drudge for a month, and it's just not happening, and it's not happening - not that Queens of the Stone Age suck, but people expect a lot more from me.

"Josh Homme can play like, four notes on his bass and people take off their tops, but I have a higher bar for whatever reason," the singer continued. "It has to be just f--king really really good. So, then I started playing with Patty [Schemel] and Melissa [Auf der Maur] and Eric [Erlandson], just to see how that was, if we got anything killer happening."

Asked on whether she'll be bringing any new material, Love said, "Yeah, 'cause 'Wedding Day' [Courtney's new single] will be out by then. It got mastered this weekend. So it should be out any day. Howie Weinberg, who mastered 'Nevermind,' mastered it. I wrote this song after just months and months of trying to write and trying to write, and then this one song just came in twenty minutes. It just came in like a bolt from 18. I wish I had written this in 1990, 1983 even. You know what I mean? It's just that song, it's that good."

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    Sebo
    Does Courtney think that Josh plays bass in QOTSA ?
    seance
    I think she's right though. She worded it like an *******, but I think people do expect more from her than from Josh Homme and other musicians when it comes to songwriting, if only because she talks so much trash. In effect, our reaction becomes "ok, show us how it's done then." I guess she does it to herself though.
    Pretelethal
    I guess poor old Courtney needs somebody to argue with since her feud with Grohl cleared up.
    TheBegotten
    Actually, wasn't Grohl on the last QOTSA album? Maybe she's going for the double?
    jimmydvn
    she's a troll, no two ways about it.
    benjixoath
    she's not a troll UG are just deliberately defaming her name. she's saying that all you lot are a bunch of ****s and she has to work harder in the music industry to get any respect than homme. she's so right homme could fart in your girlfriends face and all you pussy little fanboys would lap it up like it's the second coming of christ, courtney love could make the best album ever with the most technical playing come round your house give you a billion dollars matchmake you with the love of your life and you scumbags would STILL ****ing downtread her for it. i'm sick of this psuedo journalism. i've got enough with the twatty 12 year olds telling me that certain band sucks i don't need it from the piss poor excuse for "news: column
    HitmanJenkins
    Maybe if Courtney Love didn't act like such a self-centered, egotistical bitch that attacks other people for little to no reason half the time, people might actually respect her and the music she makes.
    Ananais
    Courtney brought that hardship on herself by being a fame-hungry ass whipe, even though she doesn't have an inch of talent on her whole body, and is only semi-famous because she was married to Kurt Cobain, while Josh Homme is one of the nicest, funniest dudes in rock today, and all of the bands he participates/participated are very well known. And I actually think UG are making a favour, because if it weren't for the attention they give to her mouth diarrea, no one would know who the **** "Hole" are, or wether they're coming out with new material or not
    pjn7000
    "Josh Homme is one of the nicest, funniest dudes in rock today"
    benjixoath
    please can i hug you?
    death4077
    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one sick of QOTSA fanboys
    benjixoath
    it's okay my comments all got deleted after being here for four days and then some josh homme fanboy mod came along deleted all my comments and gave me a warning. go figure it's like ****ing censorship of anything that downtalks the might josh homme yet all these little douchebags downtalking fred durst courtney love dave mustaine is totally fine
    MangoSupreme
    I absolutely love QotSA and cringe at Homme's outbursts. Fortunately they don't really happen anymore, and offstage and sober he's a pretty nice guy. Hopefully we won't have to see too much of this drama shit happen again.
    GravelGirdie
    You stupid idiots. He was ****ing sick at 40° celsius at Norway. He is all about respect. If people **** with him, he'll rape them. THOUGH, if he sees people being ****ed with, he'll rape them too. He met Jesse Hughes that way, some pieces of shit bullied him at a pool party at highschool, and he ****ing pulled the *******s apart. Get your facts straight, touchies...
    Crackheadrich
    would it not piss you off to get stuff thrown at you during gigs? maybe he didn't react the best way but it wasn't unprovoked.
    link no1
    It would piss me off, but is it really necessary to threaten a kid like he did and to act like a 'big tough guy' to such a scrawny little teenager? The fact that the security kept him there whilst so he could throw something at him before escorting him away was equally as shitty. And doing the Axel Rose/Dave Mustaine thing of stopping the gig to have a little hissy fit is only ruining the thing for the rest of the fans. It's not nice to have things thrown at you, but he's still a massive *******.
    TheBegotten
    He is a bit of a drama queen, but he's also one of the more professional and open minded musicians out there. And, being perfectly honest, he was high and/or drunk for a lot of concerts over the last couple of years, so you don't really see the best of him on stage. I went to see QOTSA in November and I can honestly say the atmosphere was brilliant, no fighting and no attitude or anything. I can't say anything for Courtney since I don't listen to her but from what I've read about Nirvana she seems to be very controlling and borderline abusive. I think her relationship with Kurt was pretty much sustained by the sparks between them.
    Automator
    not unprovoked, and all from YEARS ago. saw QOTSA in SF last Thursday and it was easily the best show I've ever been to. tl;dr you suck, get your shit straight.
    Ananais
    Courtney brought that hardship on herself by being a fame-hungry ass whipe, even though she doesn't have an inch of talent on her whole body, and is only semi-famous because she was married to Kurt Cobain, while Josh Homme is one of the nicest, funniest, most talented dudes in rock today, and all of the bands he participates/participated are well known. And I actually think UG are making a favour, because if it weren't for the attention they give to her mouth diarrhea, no one would know who the f*** "Hole" are, or wether they're coming out with new material or not
    adambauman31
    benji is right. why do you think this made it as an article on UG? because 90% of people here hate Love and love Homme. its the perfect article to get everybody stirred up.
    MrDawson
    Possibly, however QotSA have been consistentely good throughout their carreer, and Homme's side projects (desert sessions, TCV...) have always received positive reviews. Maybe we would love for him to fart in our GF's face, but today most of what comes out of him is quality stuff. The day he releases shit, then you could try and make that argument. Besides, you don't need to talk shit about someone to show off your writing skills. Not if you've got any that is.
    iommi600
    LMAO. Personally, I like QOTSA quite a lot, but sweet f-n Jesus, Homme fanboys annoy me. Good to see someone fighting the Josh-cult around here for a change.
    third(-)eye
    I thought I had seen everything on this site. I had not, until now, seen a Courtney Love fanboy. Thanks for adding that little surprise to my night.
    aureliusgtr
    hahahahaha that new hole song is soooo much better than anything QOTSA has ever done - said nobody ever
    lemmyisgod97
    Wow two c*ntish Courtney Love articles in a row, it's a shame UG don't post news on the weekend because she could've gone for a hat trick.
    metalme31
    ANY songwriter can tell you, it's not how many notes you know, it's what you can do with the notes you know. Bitch.
    azrael667
    She's not wrong. QOTSA can do whatever they want and people worship them. Courtney gets up in the morning and music journalists write articles about how her hair wasn't perfect.
    Iommianity
    I don't really care if Homme's a bigger douchebag or not, because he's just a guy who writes music I love, so I don't care. I don't have to hang out with the guy, and I don't identify my love of his music through his personality or the things he does. Courtney doesn't even have that going for her. Her relevance is based on long past work, so if I had to choose between two douchebags I'd choose the one whose music doesn't suck/isn't famous for being famous.
    peachesenregali
    Josh Homme is an awesome bass player, shame they had to get rid of Nick Olivieri though...he could really rip a great guitar solo.
    AJSaw
    The fact that she feels like Hole can even be compared to QOTSA makes me physically ill.
    notaconotaco
    Relax guys, it's ok. She just released this statement: "Not to disrespect those there for the bands they love though." So all is forgiven.
    Crackheadrich
    She may be able to act like a normal human being when she was told how to for an entire night, but she is still the worlds biggest psycho-bitch, don't forget this people! As for people expect more from hole than QOTSA.....do they really Courtney?!?!?! I struggle to name one good hole song and one bad QOTSA song. The only way I would ever expect more is that she has consistently released bad music and she is due a good song in a near 25 year career.
    iommi600
    She didn't say anything bad this time. Actually, she's spot on about QOTSA. Josh can put out fart riffs and people will still love it. Like I've said before, I like QotSA a lot, but Homme's fanboys make the Manson family look like a bunch of buddhist monks. On a related note - UG's been just fishing for trolls with all the recent Courtney Love news. Fucking cutting edge journalism.
    crazysam23_Atax
    UG's better than other sites with music news. I can't count how many times sites like MetalSucks or MetalInjection posted baiting articles, articles they know that their core readers hate.
    third(-)eye
    Except that Josh doesn't write fart riffs, so we have no idea how much truth there is to that hypothesis.