Courtney Love

Courtney Love

Frontwoman of rock band Hole
Digging HolesBackground: Courtney Love is one of the most familiar females in the music industry. She was once married to Kurt Cobain, rock legend from theband Nirvana, and is recognized for her struggles in her personal life as well as within her successful band "Hole". She has experienced allthe ups and downs to gain success and her efforts have paid off. Her multi-platinum record sales and appearance on the cover of RollingStone have helped her become one of the most controversial popular female singers around today. Rumors about drug abuse followed Courtney and her husband Kurt. Child Protective Services investigated the couple after the birth oftheir daughter Frances Bean Cobain. Even after her husband's tragic suicidal death, Courtney is still often involved in reports regardingdrug abuse. Courtney has been involved in some strange instances, including an air rage incident where she stripped down to herunderwear and verbally abusive the cabin crew. A passenger stated, "She wasn't bothered at the thought of being arrested. As the planelanded she was taking her clothes off and singing loudly."Since her husband's death, Courtney has been linked to rockers BillyCorgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Evan Dando of The Lemonheads, actor Edward Norton, and is currently closeto music executive Jim Barber.World TravelerChildhood and Family: Nee Love Michelle Harrison was born on July 9th, 1964, in San Francisco, California, to parents Linda Caroll, a well-known therapistand Hank Harrison, a publisher. When Courtney was just 3 years old, her parents left the U.S. for New Zealand. They left young Courtneyin the care of a friend of her mothers. Courtney spent a great deal of time in her young life traveling with her family and living inhippie communes and schools in Europe and New Zealand. Courtney began to steal and at one time even stabbed a girl at school."The only people that liked me at this time were men: male teachers,male principals, male therapists. Kids hated me." Courtney LoveIn 1984, Courtney received a trust fund from her grandmother anddecided to do a little traveling on her own visiting places such as Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, and Liverpool.In 1989, she married James Moreland but filed for divorce that sameyear. Early in 1992, Courtney married Kurt Cobain, lead singer of the band Nirvana. Out of control and abusing drugs, Cobain committedsuicide with a shotgun blast to the head in 1994. From this marriage, Love welcomed daughter Frances Bean Cobain, born in 1992.Controversy and PathsCareer: Courtney returned to U.S. and began singing in music groups in the Bay Area. A movie director named Alex Cox spotted her and cast her ina minor role for the film Sid & Nancy, followed by a starring role in Straight To Hell. The films were not a commercial success.Soon afterwards, Courtney moved to Minneapolis and joined an all-female band named Babes in Toyland, which then kicked her out.Jobless and having no money, Courtney tried stripping but no local clubs would hire her as she was considered to be "too fat."In 1989 Courtney returned to LA and together with her friend EricErlandsen, formed the group "Hole." They released their debut album, Pretty On The Inside, in 1991. At first, they earned a lukewarmresponse even though their songs were being played on radio and music television stations around the U.S. and CanadaThe eccentric Courtney Love and her band were noticed by some majorrecord labels but with her marriage to Kurt Cobain Courtney's musical career took a back seat to being Cobain's wife.Following her husband's death, Love released her new album, LiveThrough This. The album was a success and went platinum. Soon after the success, Love relived another death when Hole's bassist, KristenPfaff, died from a heroin overdose.Courtney took acting up once again. She was cast in blockbuster movies such as Feeling Minnesota, The People vs. Larry Flynt and Manon the Moon, starring Jim Carrey. In 1998, the band Hole released "Celebrity Skin" which includes intense lyrics, rocking guitar riffs and their casual style. Thealbum proved to be a successful one.Courtney Love continues to shock her fans and it is unclear whether she will continue walking controversial paths or relax a bitand soak up the sun.Awards: L.A. Outfest: Grand Jury Award - Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film, JulieJohnson, 2001 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Most Promising Actress, The People Vs.Larry Flynt, 1997 Golden Satellite Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role ina Motion Picture - Drama, The People Vs. Larry Flynt, 1997 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actress, The People Vs.Larry Flynt, 1996 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Supporting Actress, The People Vs.Larry Flynt, 1996
In rock 'n' roll it's really about being as vulnerable as possible and giving them what they want. But onstage it's about pausing, about internal life, it's about internal triggers - that's one of the reasons I'm really challenged to do a play.More Courtney Love quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But I always wound up being the damn John, when I wanted to be the Paul.More Courtney Love quotes [08/03/2011 04:08:36]
When I see 16 year-olds waiting for me, I just want to spank them and give them guitars and tell them to start bands. It's a bummer that girls have to respond to rock artists sexually instead of, like, 'wow, me too!'.More Courtney Love quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But let me tell you something. Gloria Steinem never helped me out; Larry Flynt did.More Courtney Love quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But, you know, all good rock is easy.More Courtney Love quotes [08/03/2011 04:08:50]

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