Hmmm, Kara, your write-up of the Hole show is great and she looks really terrific in the Letterman clip and I loved “Miss World” when I was a teenager.
I’ve always been kind of freaked out by Courtney Love and even though she’s totally iconic and everything, I feel like it’s hard to talk about her without acknowledging that she’s mentally ill and has a dark history of physically assaulting ladies, especially fellow lead singers.
She was charged with felony assault for attacking Kristin King while she was sleeping. (“Love poured whiskey on King and the alcohol bottle struck the woman’s left cheekbone and temple. The singer allegedly then threw a lit candle at King, jumped on top of her and dug her fingernails into King’s left forearm and bicep. Love also allegedly yanked King by the hair, backhanded her, chipping one of King’s teeth, and pinched her breast, leaving a bruise…”).
Unprovoked, she punched Kathleen Hanna in the face and menaced her with a lit cigarette.
She allegedly assaulted singer Mary Lou Lord, who still sounds freaked out about it.
And now suddenly she’s out talking to Howard Stern about how she slept with Gavin Rossdale while he was with Gwen Stefani (whom he’s since married and with whom he’s had two children) .
I’m reminded of that interview Lisa Carver did with her in Rollerderby where Love, seeming very druggy, was rambling at Lisa about how plastic surgery was awesome because then “we get to fuck the boys we want to fuck.” And Lisa was like, “Um…” And I guess that’s how I am whenever I hear Love described as a feminist.