Courtney Love: 'Kurt Cobain Was Desperate to Be the Biggest Rock Star in the World'

"He wanted fame bad, he wrote to every major, minor, any label," the singer says.

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Courtney Love has recently debunked her late husband Kurt Cobain's statements about having an uncompromising stance towards music, saying that Kurt was in fact desperate for rock star attention.

In a new National Geographic miniseries "The '90s: The Last Great Decade?" Courtney reacted to Cobain's old statement about being "too stubborn to allow myself to ever compromise our music or turn us into big rock stars."

"He wanted fame bad!" she said. "He wrote to every major, minor, any label, 'We'll pay. Let us be on your label.' He was desperate to be the biggest rock star in the world, absolutely desperate. But he made it look like it was thrust upon him."

Courtney also touched on Kurt's death during a separate Vanity Fair interview. Asked on whether she's still angry at Cobain, Love replied, "Mad? Ya think?! If he came back right now I'd have to kill him, for what he did to us. I'd f--king kill him. I'd f--k him, and then I'd kill him."

As for "The '90s: The Last Great Decade?" the show is set for premiere this Sunday (July 6) on Nat Geo.

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    Shaggy91
    "Mad? Ya think?! If he came back right now I'd have to kill him, for what he did to us. I'd f--king kill him. I'd f--k him, and then I'd kill him." Definitely exhibiting stability and compassion in spades right here.
    Smigzy
    This exact same article word for word was posted a couple weeks ago. Yes... He was a fame ***** and he wanted it bad. Then when he finally got it he realized it didn't fill the emptiness he felt inside from being a junkie. Rehab is the only thing that could have saved him... And that most likely wouldn't have even worked because you have to WANT to be clean for Rehab to be effective.
    blackone666
    "Mad? Ya think?! If he came back right now I'd have to kill him(again), for what he did to us. I'd f--king kill him(again). I'd f--k him, and then I'd kill him(again)." Cashin' in!
    Smigzy
    This exact same article word for word was posted a couple weeks ago. Yes... He was a fame ***** and he wanted it bad. Then when he finally got it he realized it didn't fill the emptiness he felt inside from being a junkie. Rehab is the only thing that could have saved him... And that most likely wouldn't have even worked because you have to WANT to be clean for Rehab to be effective.
    coleorionjordan
    I have a friend of mine that met Kurt after he played at a bar in Montreal, Kurt joined him and some friends for a few beers. My friend told me Kurt said 'I miss being able to play these kinds of gigs, that I can share a few beers with people after getting off-stage' or something to that effect. I don't know, that, plus his other statements about fame... Indeed it seems like Courtney wanted it more, but who knows, maybe he never shared that side of him with anyone else, but I've a hard time believing it
    Downfault
    I believe it. But I believe Courtney wanted it even more and probably pushed Kurt into many things he didn't personally want. But the man is gone. So just let it go already.
    MessyNed
    Like most of you have already mentioned, this isn't anything new. Kurt was adamant about becoming a famous musician. I recall reading an article back in the day where apparently he called Geffen to contact MTV because Smells like Teen Spirit wasn't getting enough air play. He tried to portray himself as an anti-rock star, but he basically got what he wanted in the end. It's just a damn shame he had to go out the way he did...
    AdmanRulz
    This exact same article word for word was posted a couple weeks ago. Yes... He was a fame ***** and he wanted it bad. Then when he finally got it he realized it didn't fill the emptiness he felt inside from being a junkie. Rehab is the only thing that could have saved him... And that most likely wouldn't have even worked because you have to WANT to be clean for Rehab to be effective.
    MattHessing
    This exact same comment word for word was posted a couple minutes ago. Yes... He was a famous anus and he wanted it hard. Then when he finally got it he realized it didn't fill the emptiness he felt inside from being a sinkhole. Kebab is the only thing that could have saved him... And that most likely wouldn't have even worked because you have to WANT irritable bowel syndrome for Kebab to be effective.
    CrazyCarl62
    On a personal note, most people miss a HUGE factor in his ultimate demise. He had Bipolar Disorder, and he remedied his "emptiness" or internal issues with heroin. I've personally experienced the ramifications of this disease (both with myself an my mother who committed suicide when I was 5 years old, and strangely enough extactly 7 months after Kurt did so.)
    CrazyCarl62
    When someone has that disease controll their life anything can set them off to make them think suicide is the only way out, in my case my mother though she had cancer and made a rash decidion that no one could've talked her out of. When a person doesn't keep that disease in check the smallest thing can set them off to make that decision to take their own life. No one knows what took place that day, but it could've been anything. A pull of a trigger only took a second to him, but lead to life long ramifications for anyone who cared about him.
    CrazyCarl62
    Sorry to be a Debbie Downer but no one brings up this when talking about his ultimate demise and it's blatantly obvious what the original issue started from.
    CrazyCarl62
    And one last comment before I end this rant... Being a heroin addict who has been diagnosed to have Bipolar disorder (and then not treat it in anyway whatsoever) is like a cancer patient injecting asbestos into their veins.
    danjohn221
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    danjohn221 · Oct 12, 2014 12:36 AM