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Video: Courtney Love Can’t Stand Bruce Springsteen

by Rob Slater on April 15, 2014

Courtney Love has opinions. She has a lot of them. On her YouTube channel (explore if you dare), she sits in a car or at a desk, smoking something that evidently can't be shown on camera, and raps about any ol' topic. Here are two selections I found quite interesting. The first is her discussing her time at a Bruce Springsteen show with "good friend" Cameron Crowe where she says she could barely make it through an hour. "Saxophones don't belong in rock and roll," Love says emphatically. "He's probably not sitting around listening to Hole records, is he?" No, Courtney, he's not. Then again, no one is. After all, Hole sold around 3 million records in the US. Bruce is at 120 and counting.

The second I find to be incredibly fascinating because it is more than likely entirely true. Love, who receives anything but from most associated with the late Kurt Cobain, details the great fueds in rock and roll. She of course starts with Eddie Vedder and Kurt Cobain, who apparently fought over a TIME magazine cover. Vedder discusses the cover in the Cameron Crowe-directed documentary, saying that he didn't want to be on the cover and the whole thing was a misunderstanding.

Court then turns her attention to other rock fueds. She says "Billy Corgan and everyone," referring to The Smashing Pumpkins frontman and, well, everyone. She then looks inward, remarking that Trent Reznor doesn't like her and (of course) Dave Grohl which makes this hug all the more noteworthy. Grohl had to close his eyes to imagine it was someone else, probably. Anyway, watch the videos below at your own peril. Never change, Court.

Courtney Love on Springsteen

Courtney Love on Rock Fueds



Saxophones were part of Rock N Roll long before Courtney Love ever oozed out into the world:

Bill Haley and The Comets - Rock Around The Clock:
What’s that at 1:34?  A Sax!

Little Richard - Long Tall Sally:
0:56 in, A Sax solo!

I really hate when modern blow hards speak out about what is and isn’t Rock N Roll with no apparent education in to the roots of the genre.

By Rock N Roll Will Never Die - 04/16/14

Courtney Love does not belong in rock & roll. Horns, on the other hand, rule.

By Reality - 04/16/14

she’s a ungrateful C—T!

By Alexandra Guerra - 04/16/14

And that Old Wind-Bag is a Music Authority?

By Aaron L. Cooper - 04/17/14


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