Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, wasn’t too fond of the Nirvana “reunion” at the 12-12-12 Sandy benefit concert.
During the show, McCartney took the lead for a new song called “Cut Me Some Slack” alongside Pat Smear and Nirvana band members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. Though the performance received primarily positive reviews, the NY Post reported that Courtney Love was “furious” over the reunion.
She was reportedly “not amused” and said, “Look, if John [Lennon] were alive, it would be cool.” She also took issue with Grohl and Novoselic calling the performance a “Nirvana reunion” because Kurt Cobain was the heart and soul of the popular grunge band.
The report that Love wasn’t happy with the Nirvana “reunion” was seemingly confirmed on a Facebook post to the page “Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge.”
On Wednesday, they posted a link to a story announcing that McCartney would take over as Nirvana frontman for the 12-12-12 benefit concert. As you can see in the screen-cap embedded below, Courtney Love said that she was there and that the performance wasn’t good. Additionally, she said that McCartney should get “earmuffs for th [sic] bassplaying.”
She posted several more rambling, nonsensical comments to the page (some have apparently been deleted) which were compiled by LoudWire, and are posted below the photo below:
“funny we got asked to tour with alice in chains no disprespect to jerry as hes a n absolute gent but wasnt that,,, i mean isnt layne DEAD? sorry i had to pass maybe im old or pure or somes–t but wow.
“anyone ever read the former strangers dana giachetta book”youw ill make money in yourr sleep” its so beyond full of small numbers and she misses the grander point it sold about 8 copies, 4 to me and 4 to a famed hotelier out here i dated and am dear friends with. hmmm whats in that 2030 kimit sub pop nirvana package jonathan i was with you the night before you went to see mr geffen to acquire that 5% of kurts pub but its apparently inc llc and partnership too , cmon show me, fine get a supeona. glad i coudl help refinance the soho hotel in nov 94 not july emily ever been on property shark? its called research!
“i was playing cheap tricks first album in chrinocologal order to get my sib oop single of the month anyone says othrwise is disguting, is that richard lee still at it, i talked to chris cornell and he hates seattle too, i cant deal, the only time i felt anything was when i had a spitirtuL ephihany singing “jeremy” at bumbershoot i hope you liked it cos i saw ghosts for the first time,
“accuracy is my middle name. watch homeland when clare danes is right, trust me i have cried on the occasions the lawyers have promised theyd go for it and the fbi this time is different its federal.
“but i wont cry this time, i only care about his familty and bean and thats the f–king fgids truth any penny i get back is going inti a charity that prevents mortaage fraud and this happpening to anyone again, taking down the a=gates llp empire would be nice but im not stupid it wont happen n this life, not from me im not the messenger there some day though.
“yall got good copy now ill leave it up a few then ill delete,”
Too late, Courtney. It’s on the internet and it is forever.
What do you think of Courtney Love? Did you catch Paul McCartney’s 12-12-12 Sandy benefit performance with Nirvana? What did you think?