Courtney Love

Courtney Love



Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison; July 9, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and visual artist. A notable presence in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love has enjoyed a career that spans four decades. She rose to prominence as the frontwoman of the alternative rock band Hole, which she formed in 1989. Love has drawn public attention for her uninhibited live performances and confrontational lyrics, as well as her highly publicized personal life following her marriage to Kurt Cobain.

The daughter of Hank Harrison and psychotherapist Linda Carroll, Love had an itinerant early life. She spent her formative years in San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, where she was in a series of short-lived bands before being cast in two films by British director Alex Cox. After forming Hole in 1989, she received substantial attention from underground rock press for the group's debut album, produced by Kim Gordon. Hole's second release, Live Through This (1994), gave her high-profile renown with critical accolades and multi-platinum sales. In 1995, Love returned to acting, earning a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance as Althea Leasure in Miloš Forman's The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), which established her as a mainstream actress. The following year, she saw further mainstream success with the release of Hole's third album, Celebrity Skin (1998), which was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards.

Love continued to work as an actress into the early 2000s, appearing in big-budget pictures such as Man on the Moon (1999) and Trapped (2002), before releasing her first solo album, America's Sweetheart, in 2004. The next few years were marked by publicity surrounding Love's legal troubles and drug addiction, which resulted in a mandatory lockdown rehabilitation sentence in 2005 while she was in the process of writing a second planned solo album. That project became Nobody's Daughter, which was released in 2010 as a Hole album but without any other members of the former lineups. Between 2014 and 2015, she released two solo singles and returned to acting in the network series Sons of Anarchy and Empire.

Love has also had endeavors in writing, co-creating and co-authoring three volumes of a manga, Princess Ai, between 2004 and 2006, as well as a memoir, Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love (2006). In 2012, she premiered an exhibit of mixed media visual art titled And She's Not Even Pretty.



Menendez: Blood Brothers
Menendez: Blood Brothers is a 2017 television film directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, written by Abdi Nazemian, and starring Courtney Love, Nico Tortorella, Benito Martinez, and Myko Oliver.
Sid and Nancy
Sid and Nancy (also known as Sid and Nancy: Love Kills) is a 1986 British biopic directed by Alex Cox and co-written with Abbe Wool.
The People vs. Larry Flynt
The People vs. Larry Flynt is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed by Miloš Forman and starring Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, and Edward Norton. It chronicles the rise of pornographic magazine publisher and editor Larry Flynt and his subsequent clash with religious institutions and the law.

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Concert review: Stars shine in fast-paced, touching Leonard Cohen tribute
  –  November 15, 2017
As Sting returned for a swaying-then-stomping Sisters of Mercy, Lana Del Rey and Adam Cohen teamed up for a duet of Chelsea Hotel No. 2, Bettye Lavette gave In My Secret Life some classic soul love and Courtney Love tackled Everybody Knows, Cohen’s ...
37 things you never knew about Foo Fighters
  –  November 15, 2017
7) Courtney Love is often cited as the target of Stacked Actors. 8) Puff Daddy’s It's All About The Benjamins was given two rock remixes by Dave Grohl in 1997. 9) One of the earliest Foo Fighters gigs was a blind date show for Miller Genuine Draft in San ...
Laurence Fishburne’s Daughter, Porn Star Montana Fishburne Goes To Rehab
  –  November 15, 2017
Wavelengths Recovery has been a rehab for many stars including Mel Gibson, Courtney Love and the late Whitney Houston. Fishburne pleaded not guilty to four courts of DUI-related charges in April, and was released on $2,500-bond.
Josh Thomas reveals the mortifying question his mum asked him after watching his sex scene
  –  November 15, 2017
“Marilyn Manson’s there with Courtney Love and he taps Courtney and he goes, ‘Oh my god, that’s Dave Grohl.’” Thomas’ boyfriend overheard and was amused by the case of mistaken identity. “He goes over to Marilyn Manson and says, ‘Did you ...
It's Time to Revisit the Joyous, Jagged Music of Kicking Giant, One of K Records' Best Bands
  –  November 15, 2017
And while they enjoyed K Records’ cutesy, childlike aesthetic and the blushing romantic sentiments of bands like Beat Happening and Courtney Love, Kicking Giant’s songs were unapologetically sensual and forward. When they sing about riding a rocket to ...
Another side of the ‘Moon’: Carrey becomes Kaufman in new Netflix doc
  –  November 14, 2017
The footage was shot by Kaufman’s girlfriend Lynne Margulies (played by Courtney Love in “Man on the Moon”) and Kaufman’s friend and collaborator Bob Zmuda (“Man on the Moon” executive producer, portrayed in the film by Paul Giamatti).
Courtney Love's Old West Village Apartment Is For Sale
  –  November 14, 2017
WEST VILLAGE, NY — A townhouse on 10th Street where Courtney Love once lived is for sale for $11.25 million. The singer briefly lived in the 10th Street townhouse in 2011, according to Curbed New York. At the time, Love's landlord tried to evict her from ...
Hole's Lesbian Drummer on Drug Addiction, Courtney Love & Punk Rock
  –  November 14, 2017
Patty Schemel is admirably generous in her new memoir, Hit So Hard, which sees the Hole drummer openly recounting the chaos of her drug addiction and harrowing reality of '90s punk. Now 50 and 12 years sober, the Los Angeles musician lives with her wife ...
How Much Does Frances Bean Cobain Make Per Month Off Kurt Cobain's Estate?
  –  November 14, 2017
Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of Courtney Love and the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, is now somehow old enough to be going through a divorce (at 25, she's pretty young for that, but still). And in the wake of her divorce from one Isaiah Silva ...
Karl Lagerfeld’s gotten 3 strikes, and a 4th one on Saturday, so why isn’t he outta here?
  –  November 14, 2017
A photo posted by (@) on Courtney Love even went so far to say that she’d “burn” all of her Dolce and Gabbana clothing. Even after making wildly controversial comments, Dolce and Gabbana are still the design heads for their namesake brand ...
Former Faith No More Singer Found Dead Of Suspected Heroin Overdose
  –  November 14, 2017
However, it will take weeks before the Medical Examiner has concluded the toxicology report. Mosley was the frontman for the band between 1984 and 1988, replacing Courtney Love. 411 would like to give our condolences to his family, friends and fans.
Courtney Love’s Former West Village Rental Lists for $11.25M
  –  November 14, 2017
An 1826-built West Village townhouse that was once famously rented by Courtney Love for $27,000 a month is now back on the market after six years of unsuccessful attempts to sell. In 2011, homeowner Donna Lyon took Love to court claiming that the celebrity ...
Who's Getting the Legal Work as Weinstein, #MeToo Roil Hollywood
  –  November 14, 2017
His lawyer: Bryan Freedman of Los Angeles’ Freedman & Taitelman. Freedman previously represented a fashion designer who sued singer Courtney Love for libel based on her social media rants. For the plaintiffs: One of Spacey’s alleged victims has tapped ...
Crowdfunding campaign launched to pay for Chuck Mosley’s funeral
  –  November 14, 2017
Chuck Mosley replaced Courtney Love in Faith No More in 1983 and lent his vocals to both ‘We Care A Lot’ and 1987 follow-up ‘Introduce Yourself’ before being replaced by Mike Patton. WATCH: Foo Fighters cover Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’ with a fan on ...
Former Faith No More Singer Died Of Suspected Heroin Overdose
  –  November 14, 2017
It''ll take weeks before the Medical Examiner's office gets toxicology results. Mosley played with the funk-metal band in the '80s, after replacing Courtney Love. He was 57.
This Former Home of Both Courtney Love and Interior Designer Steven Gambrel Is On the Market for $11.25 Million
  –  November 13, 2017
Courtney Love once sang about getting a makeover, but her former West Village townhouse, which was also once owned by interior designer Steven Gambrel, looks like it's in turnkey condition. The almost 200-year-old property, which was built in 1826, has ...
Celebrity skin! Courtney Love, 53, bares plenty of flesh at The Disaster Artist's AFI Fest screening
  –  November 13, 2017
Footage was recently unearthed of her making a controversial red carpet statement about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual harassment of women. But on Sunday's red carpet event for an AFI Fest screening of The Disaster artist, the 53-year-old provocative ...
When Lindy Chamberlain and Courtney Love met in Canberra
  –  November 9, 2017
The Federal Highway seems an unlikely meeting place for Lindy Chamberlain and Courtney Love, two of the most misunderstood women of recent time. But in Love/Chamberlain the pair meet not far from Canberra, forming a friendship of sorts, exploring the idea ...
Lana Del Rey, Courtney Love, Seth Rogen, Justin Trudeau appear at Leonard Cohen tribute concert: Watch
  –  November 7, 2017
There’s been no shortage of tribute covers to Leonard Cohen since his passing one year ago—some especially resonant ones came from Okkervil River, Chris Martin, and U2—and last night they all culminated with a tribute concert at Montreal’s Bell ...
Watch Lana Del Rey, Courtney Love, & More Perform At Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert
  –  November 7, 2017
In the months since the death of Leonard Cohen, Cohen’s son Adam has been organizing a huge tribute to his father at Montreal’s Bell Centre. Last night, the show went down, and it featured luminaries from around the world singing Cohen’s songs.
Lana Del Rey, Courtney Love, Sting & More Honor Leonard Cohen at Tower of Song Memorial Tribute
  –  November 6, 2017
In the city he was born -- where he is interred alongside his parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents, where there are two posthumous giant murals of him on sides of buildings, and his home is still in the family -- Montreal’s Leonard Cohen was ...
Courtney Love Is Fighting To Stop Kurt Cobain’s Death Scene Photos From Being Released
  –  November 4, 2017
Courtney Love and her daughter Frances Bean are reportedly fighting to keep the remaining police photos of Kurt Cobain‘s death scene under wraps. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the late Nirvana frontman’s widow & daughter have ...
Kevin Spacey Just Got Dropped — But Here's Why the Same Agency Banned Courtney Love
  –  November 3, 2017
The “House of Cards” is tumbling down for Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey in the wake of sexual assault allegations made by fellow Broadway actor Anthony Rapp. His Netflix show has been cancelled, and several others who worked on set with him ...
UK Senior Courtney Love Named Wuerffel Trophy Semifinalist
  –  November 2, 2017
LEXINGTON, Ky.(UK Athletics) - University of Kentucky senior linebacker Courtney Love is one of 11 players named a semifinalist for the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy, an award that honors college football’s top community servant. Love, a native of Youngstown ...
Courtney Love + Frances Bean Cobain Fight to Keep Kurt Cobain’s Death Photos Private
  –  October 31, 2017
The death of Kurt Cobain has loomed over the lives of his widow Courtney Love and his daughter Frances Bean Cobain for years, and both mother and daughter are helping out the city of Seattle as they face a legal challenge over the graphic photos from ...
Courtney Love and Frances Bean fight to protect photos from Kurt Cobain’s death scene
  –  October 30, 2017
Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean are reportedly in the midst of a legal battle against the release of photos of Kurt Cobain‘s body following his death. The late Nirvana frontman was found dead at his home in April 1994 after taking his own life.
Kurt Cobain Suicide Photo Release To Be Blocked By Courtney Love, Frances Bean
  –  October 20, 2017
The 1994 suicide photos of Nirvana star Kurt Cobain will not be released as long as his widow, Courtney Love and daughter, Frances Bean, get their way. It would be “highly offensive” to release the images, the mother and daughter said in a court filing ...
Courtney Love, Frances Bean fight release of Kurt Cobain’s suicide photos
  –  October 20, 2017
Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, and daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, are determined to keep his grisly death photos away from the public eye. Love and Frances Bean joined forces with Seattle authorities to fight a conspiracy theorist, Richard Lee, in ...
Courtney Love And Frances Bean Cobain Are Still Fighting to Keep Kurt Cobain's Suicide Photos Private
  –  October 20, 2017
More than 20 years after Kurt Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home, Courtney Love and their daughter, Frances Bean, are still fighting to keep images from the scene of his death from being made public. Love and Cobain have filed a response to a ...


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