Courtney Love on Nirvana Reunion: 'Dave Grohl Is an A-shole'

The singer bashes McCartney-fronted Nirvana.

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Courtney Love recently addressed latest Nirvana performances featuring the Beatles' Paul McCartney fronting the band, revealing nothing but loathing of the entire project.

While chatting with Fuse, the singer described the so-called "Sirvana" as "hillarious," diminishing the input of Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic.

"Whatever," Love started. "I mean, my whole thing with them is totally financial. Dave's an a-shole, Kris I'm disappointed in, but I would absolutely not have a problem if there wasn't such a major financial issue with this thing called Nirvana Inc."

Courtney continued, "You guys did like one song, and you're using funds that you have no right to. So it's totally illegal and crazy. But someone will fix it someday."

The singer then ended the interview, saying, "Sirvana. That is hillarious."

McCartney and surviving Nirvana members first hit the stage together at a Hurricane Sandy benefit concert in New York last December, while their latest performance happened last month (July 19) in Seattle.

"My band's great but when you augment it with Nirvana, that's greater," Sir Paul said. "When you're playing with guys like that, you realize that they've been to the heights of fame, so they're used to it they're not gonna freak. And they're hell of musicians, so we learned everything really quickly. That's what's great about playing with guys like that."

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    Elderer
    ehbacon
    I think Dave Grohl said it best in Back and Forth- "Fuck you people!" (talking to the ones that have a problem with him creating music)
    Badkat
    "I think Dave Grohl said it best in Back and Forth- "Fuck you people!" (talking to the ones that have a problem with him creating music)" Couldnt agree more. If you dont like it, dont listen. And for those who haven't seen this rockumentary "Foo Fighters - Back and Forth", it is a must see!
    samer.bata
    Sometimes I think Courtney is okay, like the whole fiasco when she released her record company royalty statement, other times am like huh, then she bashes a good thing. I mean, they did it for charity, at least recognise that!
    jordo246
    The best part was the "funds they have no right to" like she has any right to anything Nirvana made.
    acdc51502112
    That all depends on the contract they had, and what happened when Kurt died (ie how the ownership was transferred). Also if you didn't notice, stated clearly was that it was Nirvana incorporated, which means it is a corporation, and if that 2/3 of the band used money without consent of the board or other owners, they can be sued.
    pwninator123
    And it's really sad too, because her output with Hole produced 3 fantastic albums.
    JelloCrust
    Sorry to see people hating on your liking of Hole, they really were good. I guess these fools just do believe that women can make good music without also being subjects of objectification.
    DarkenedShrine
    She has to be one of the most bitter, egocentric, wretched piece of trash I've ever seen.. and all that drug-induced brain damage to top it all off..
    CeeJay33
    Kinda rich coming from someone who changes her own bands line up like its a religous tradition. People need to stop interviewing her, she might be like a wasp, ignoree her and she'll go away and die.
    marltaylor
    I just tend to beat the shit out of wasps with a slipper. Maybe that would work too?
    Shaneuk
    She looks like a man who has had cosmetic surgery to make him look like Cher.
    vikkyvik
    Which is strange, because Cher herself looks like a man who has had cosmetic surgery to make him look like Cher.
    NAOR
    i want to punch her so bad
    spiff-corgi
    I recently read The Game by Neil Strauss and he actually lives with Courtney Love for a large part of the book and it's changed my perspective on her. Her life is a mess, and she doesn't think before doing stuff. It makes me sad for her. I don't want to punch her, I just feel bad for her that she makes such poor decisions and doesn't think stuff through.
    osiris12
    I understand where you're coming from. Unfortunately, feeling bad for people doesn't help them fix themselves. Love is a lost cause.
    Shmickfit
    "Love is a lost cause." That's beautifully poignant. Put it in a song sir!
    spiff-corgi
    Neither does declaring that you want to punch her in the ovaries. If you can't help a person, at least sympathy implies you are trying to understand what they are going through. Hate is too easy.
    jimihendrix6699
    really, what did Kurt see in this piece of trash?
    Chronologo
    Maybe he was drunk or high as f***, and by the time he realized it was too late
    irotinmyskin
    at the time of nirvana she was actually kind of hot and with great t*ts...i guess thats about it
    UncleBluck
    You are blind or in some state of denial...She was never hot...you wake up next to that thing in the morning after the beer goggles clear and you'll be wishin' you were never born....
    finallife6
    I read in a bio that he said he liked her tough attitude and how she wouldn't give up until she was right. To bad he didn't know she would kill him for loyalties and complain about not getting a cut 19 years later...
    UncleBluck
    Feel bad for the dude...he had fame and all the money in the world and he went for that HOSEMONSTER.....
    RickyThomson
    You're just jealous that she didn't go for you. All aboard the circlejerk now. Courtneys mind can seem "strange" with some of the things she says, but that's what it is, honesty. Don't get many people who talk straight up without bullshitting their views. What do you mean by money and fame anyway? Why would it matter if you had them or not, you don't "buy" a girl unless you're a total numb-nuts.
    finallife6
    Watch that video some mentioned on who killed Kurt then comment back to me Courtneylover#1 Watch how she tried to manipulate her first bf to becoming a big rockstar with money and when she didn't do that, she just went straight for Kurt's pockets. I mean if you agree or not its too odd how the second Kurt said he was leaving her he "mysteriously" killed him self giving the money to his wife, while infact leaving a will that intitled his daughter to get the royalities the dumb b**ch sold IDK. But in that docu. there was this guy saying he was going to get paid 50,000$ just to kill Kurt then died "mysteriously" in a train accident after the interview.
    christianonbass
    @finallife6:I used to dismiss all of the theories as to what happened to Kurt, but the death of Kristen Pfaff the day before she was moving back home--away from Courtney--is too fishy, and left too many questions unanswered. I really hope the truth comes out if there was any foul play. I mean IF, I am not saying there was for sure.
    finallife6
    That's exactly it. I used to think Kurt could have killed himself (and I thought I wouldn't blame the guy being trapped with that b), but then the fact that anyone who would report on the case or had ties to them or the case mysteriously kept dissapearing without a trace that just revealed another side then Kurt killed himself
    christianonbass
    @RickyThomson: How old are you? I am sorry to break it to you--men may not literally "buy" girls--but we CERTAINLY pay! In reality, we usually get as good of a lady as we can afford. Once again it may not be literally, but the woman you get has everything to do with who you are; and a big part of that is what you do, what you have, and what you earn! I know. I've been rich and I've been poor. To say women don't care is BS
    Crackheadrich
    If anyone has the time and a burning hate for her you will find this an interesting watch
    Anjohl
    A shotgun.
    LordThon
    A shotgun fired by hands that could not possibly hold it, given the amount of heroin in his system? Certainly. (I don't deny that it was the shotgun blast that finished his cranium; simply that it's pretty much entirely out of the realm of possibilities for him to have pulled the trigger.)
    guitarist5477
    Idk man, I've never had heroin but no one could ever know how much Kurt built up his tolerance. Only he could say he how he could function on certain dosages. For all we know he could have like a 300Ibs fat guy after having 20beers, nicely drunk.
    wasamuel
    and pretty everyone now agrees someone with that level of heroin he 'could' operate a shotgun, as people build up tolerances. IF you're talking about that documentry that dude is completely wrong, and if you just goggle could cobain operate shogun with heroin, or whatever, you will be presented with a wealth of evidence. So although he might not have killed himself, it was defo a realistic possibility.
    christianonbass
    Thank you! I know people want answers, and no one with a heart wants to think that Kurt was in so much anguish he felt the need to end his life; but, we don't know what he could or couldn't do with a certain blood level of Morphine in his system. You are right. We don't know how high his opiate tolerance was. (Before everyone jumps on me, I know he was doing Heroin. Heroin converts to Morphine and THIQ after it is consumed. That is why Morphine would show in his system, but anyway). When I worked as an RN I saw tiny, 80 pound ladies dying of cancer who took injections of Morphine large enough to kill a couple huge men. One reason why it works so well as a pain med is that you can increase the dose to as much as you need without reaching a maximum dose, as long as their tolerance justifies it. I speak with a little bit of expertise here and it's not because I was an RN. There is a reason why I "was" an RN instead of "still" an RN, and it had something to do with what I was just talking about. Drugs are bad, M'kay
    takenthecannoli
    Drugs are an advancement of science. If you didn't have the stomach to stay in the field (as your juvenile attitude suggests), it may well be better off without you.
    christianonbass
    Huh? How is mentioning that opiates cause the development of a tolerance juvenile? Is there something wrong with my facts or you just looking to argue?
    gateway01
    Watching that video, she's such a mess. Who still goes to her concerts anyway?
    USCENDONE BENE
    "You guys did like one song, and you're using funds that you have no right to..." Nevermind and In Utero wouldn't have been the same without the input of Krist and Dave. They may not have contributed so much to the songwriting as such, but they were key to the way those songs and albums came out and the style that they were played.
    badfish_lewis
    Yeah..Dave's an *****...right, okay Courtney. I keep forgetting what a wonderful generous person she is.
    jschexna
    I didn't realize that drunk crackhead ho was still alive. Please go away, noone cares what you think.
    mribanezX
    Can't help but be drawn to the lines "Dave Grohl is an as-hole" and then immediately read "hurricane sandy benefit". Interesting hypothesis there crazy, junkie woman
    Guitarlord44
    Guess what? dave and Krist NEVER called it Nirvana. That was all the fans. I forgot, best friends who have known each other for over twenty years anymore because Courtney Love is too dumb to understand that they never labeled themselves as Nirvana. She doesn't even own Kurts likeness anymore and she still ****ing whines. Fucking POS
    graham_preston
    I think you'll find that Dave Grohl is awesome!
    robbie-rocks
    Not sure what the beef is? it's not like Paul, Dave and Kris are running about claiming to be Nirvana. Any Nirvana material they bash out live anyway, surely Courtney benefits from that? Then let's remember that Dave has his own projects, Krist has his hobbies & Courtney just moans because they're still active...****ing idiot.
    EvilorDivine68
    Hi guys, I'm Courtney Love, and I've become so irrelevant that I'm just going to start shit to get the thirty seconds of fame that I'll never ever get to reach again.
    Clarkinator
    The dumbest thing about this is Paul and the Nirvana guys originally did this for a BENEFIT concert. I mean, come on.
    anguyen92
    Hmmm, Courtney thinks Dave Grohl is an A-shole. What else is new? Oh well, one thing to take solace in is that Dave is f'en awesome at anything he does and that Courtney will never reach the level of respect and mass acclaim that he has. Tough luck, but it is Sad but True.
    florence007
    You think it's kinda like the Yoko Ono effect, but with Grunge, and even less dignity?
    CoreysMonster
    At least Yoko Ono doesn't give interviews every couple of weeks saying how Ringo and Paul are dicks that owe her all the money. Ono at least has some self-respect - unlike Bitchy McNasty here.
    UniformRecon
    Yeah, her and Paul are actually on good terms now. Courtney is just milking everything she can out of her dead husband's creativity.
    Democrab
    That, and Ono isn't completely doped up to the eyeballs. Seriously, why would you go in an interview like that? She's clearly as high as a kite here.
    CateringCowards
    Considering Yoko is nothing like Ms. Love here, no it isn't. I never got all the hate for Yoko, The Beatles were basically doomed before she even showed up. At least Yoko does good with Lennon's name, as opposed to not even having the rights and talking shit like Courtney does (Ahem...) I'll say it once, I'll say it again, it's hard to be a Hole fan at this point.
    Democrab
    Yoko had her bad moments like when they played with Chuck Berry, but she isn't anywhere nearly as bad as Love.
    Bigmouth93
    I don't actually like Nirvana or Dave Grohl's music, but I'm pretty sure he's the furthest thing from an arsehole I've ever seen... Seems like a decent lad.
    GenerationKILL
    So she's bashing something that was a result of a charity benefit? Real smooth Courtney Love. As if you've ever contributed ANYTHING creative to the Nirvana legacy other then spreading your legs and popping out Kurt's kid. This woman needs a reality check. She has no right deciding what creative things the remaining members of that band do together. Being a part of the estate of Kurt Cobain does not give her carte blanche to decide how everyone else involved gets to act. What a complete ***** this woman is. She's not only a complainer and a psychopath, she's also a freeloader who thinks she should get the biggest piece of Pie because she was married to Kurt Cobain for several years. None of her marriage to the late singer has ANYTHING to do with the band he was in, and she needs to realize that. She was only EVER relevant once upon a time because she happened to be the woman Kurt was banging. Thats all she'll ever be known as and nobody else gives a shit about the rest of her life.
    somboral
    an EX BEATLES MEMBER was ONSTAGE with EX NIRVANA BAND MEMBERS singing BEATLES CLASSICS....if you read the link mentioned in the above article,clearly they DID NOT PERFORM A SINGLE NIRVANA song.....HOW DOES IT BECOME A NIRVANA REUNION????? ITS TIME TO IGNORE COURTNEY LOVE....GOLD DIGGING *****
    cip 123
    Cant' we just stop posting stories about Coutney Love then maybe she'll just fade out, hopefully anyway.
    thf24
    I wish UG and any other applicable music media would stop covering every bit of her bullshit and ignore her. The lack of attention, while no doubt infuriating, probably wouldn't stop her, but at least we wouldn't hear about it.
    rmack4341
    It's an interesting book. Definitely changed my mind on what really happened. And I was never a skeptic and am not much for 'conspiracy' theories. Anyone who thinks the idea that Kurt was murdered is ridiculous should check out this book: "Who Killed Kurt Cobain?" - Ian Halperin, Max Wallace
    gibsongalore184
    "funds that they have no right to" Interesting how controlling and overbearing she is over her dead husbands funds and rights compared to, oh, i dont know, the guys who toured, lived, wrote, and played with the guy? I've met people who've interacted with Courtney trying to gain permission to write and produce about Kurt, and she's a total winch about it. And, Dave isn't an *****. He just doesn't like dealing with your shit, Courtney. I wouldnt be surprised if when courtney dies, a whole album Nirvana recorded that Courtney didnt want anyone to hear comes out.
    Vanderbonnar1
    Courtney, how every one apart from hole fans hate you. Including me. Not a diss on Hole but the ****ing woman fronting it.
    deathofagod
    She's a perfect example that, if you are to take drugs, you should definitely use them with caution and moderation. She's so far down the rabbit hole that she'll never come back out. It's just sad to see someone who's such a damn state tbh.
    qpoitras
    omg why do they even interview this women shes disgusting and a ****ing waste of space. i cant believe i just listend to that complete bullshit
    SSaxdude
    That picture of Courtney on the YT video. That's what drugs do to you, kids.