Courtney Love on Bruce Springsteen: 'Saxophones Don't Belong in Rock 'n' Roll'

Meanwhile, the Boss' new track off "American Beauty" is revealed for streaming. Go check if there are any saxophones in it.

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Courtney Love has given her verdict on Bruce Springsteen, saying that "saxophones don't belong in rock'n'roll."

As NME notes, the Hole frontwoman made the comments during her ongoing YouTube series "Courtney Love On..." The video is currently taken down.

"I really like him," she said of Springsteen. "He's a nice guy. Cameron Crowe, an old, very dear friend of mine, took me to the Staples Center for a three-night gig, and I could only last an hour and a half in a three-and-a-half hour show with the Boss.

"I don't think he sits around listening to Hole records, do you?" she adds.

Meanwhile, the Boss' track from his Record Store Day's release, "American Beauty," was revealed on NPR (via Consequence of Sound). The song is called "Hurry Up Sundown." Try guessing whether Courtney loves it or not.

Last week, Love joined her late husband Kurt Cobain's bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic to collect Nirvana's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which was conducted by REM's Michael Stipe.

Joan Jett, St. Vincent, Lorde and Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon all joined the surviving members of the band for a one-off performance of the band's hits. Joan Jett sang "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Kim Gordon performed "Aneurysm," St. Vincent played "Lithium" and Lorde sang "All Apologies."

"I just wish Kurt could have been here," Love said after the event. "Tonight he would have really appreciated it. I just want to give this to our daughter Frances Bean, who couldn’t be here because she was ill."

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    mitchy86
    I got two words for you: Baker Street
    Armagedn
    Yeah, well saxophones say Courtney Love doesn't belong in Rock n' Roll
    little_boy
    Considering rock and roll has blues roots, I don't know why it shouldn't incorporate saxophones, but Courtney must know something we don't.
    RitoTori
    This. Plus, who the heck cares about what this wannabe thinks about saxophones? what news is this?
    eGraham
    ... Bob Seger, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones. Countless other timeless rock musicians/groups. They'd all beg to differ.
    GALGOPOWER
    Pink Floyd and Rolling Stones? Rock? Please.
    eGraham
    Rock in the sense of chord structure usage and being derived from blues. Absolutely.
    Maiden95
    I'm curious, GALGOPOWER, what are definitive rock bands to you? I wasn't aware anyone didn't consider Floyd and the Stones rock.. Either way, what Courtney is saying is just disrespectful to Clarence Clemons.
    Sam1234299
    Rolling Stones Stone = Rock Yeah they're rock
    GALGOPOWER
    Ah ok sorry my bad... Rolling Stones are definitly rock.
    Maiden95
    The thing is, rock is such a broad term. Everyone from the Stones to the Sex Pistols to Genesis to Prince to Metallica to Led Zeppelin are rock, just different kinds. I wouldn't put a label on rock.
    Abacus11
    I know it's stupid to argue about geners of music but if you don't consider the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd to be rock bands... You just have no idea what you're talking about.
    mitchy86
    i don't get why she singled out saxophones. I mean, why stop there, why not the viola or the oboe? and has she never heard of ska?
    Shametome
    I really dislike when anyone says something along the lines of "_____ doesn't belong in (genre)!". Honestly, what's wrong with expanding and pushing boundaries?
    ThePepi
    Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles.The don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band.It ain't what they call rock and roll. - Dire Straits on Courtney Love
    gbrooks2
    I'd rather eat glass than sit and listen to a Hole record..
    benjixoath
    i think i should follow UG's creator around and comment on every dumb thing he said and fail to mention his succeses and use journalism to make him look a twat