Courtney Love Is Dazed And Confused, January 2010

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I will never deny my Nirvana years! No matter what! I loved that grunge-y feeling as induced by my old cassette deck playing MTV’s Nirvana Unplugged on and on! (remember those cassette deck dinosaurs? Ohhh man! It feels like ages ago!)

Talking about Courtney Love as the queen of rock’n’roll feels somewhat misplaced as grunge is no longer fashionable and mothers losing control are far from being an inspiration. (Courtney lost the legal custody of her teen daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, to her mother in-law and sister in-law). Courtney covers Dazed and Confused by right! The January 2010 issue, however, unfolds strangely! (the story continues right after the jump with more images! Click here to see the gallery!)

Courtney Love Dazed and Confused January 2010 cover

Courtney is far from being a glamorous subject. Instead, trying to bring back narcotic glitz, Dazed would better concentrate on what really works right now. The ghost of a rocker wreck doesn’t stand a chance before the energetic Gaga-ness of the contemporary music. The new glam is to act as if you were a junkie but not really be one. We don’t need more fallen apart idols! Do we? (FGR via FC)

Courtney Love Dazed Confused January 2010

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#1 Ellington on 12.15.09 at 11:26 am

Is that the name of the magazine or is it the title of Courtney’s biography?
Really it is sad that she has lost custody of her daughter Frances Bean, but if it is what is best for her then good. Hopefully things will work out nicely and lovingly for all of them.
I enjoyed Nirvana too, but I am now a big Foo Fighters fan!
Love Dave Grohl! : )

#2 Adriana on 12.16.09 at 10:15 am

Me too Ellington! Love the Foo Fighters, love Dave Grohl and also loves super band Them Crooked Vultures! Dave on drums again. YAY!:)

Sorry, Courtney…so sad. What’s up with fallen idols? Why? I’m still “dazed and confused” with Axl Rose and his so called “GnR”. This band is not relevant anymore in rock music. What’s poor Courtney’s relevance besides “glorifying” this sadness? I feel and felt sorry for Francis Bean. I also feel some sadness for Courtney since she lost her daughter. I wish them well.

#3 cc on 01.04.10 at 2:19 am

I’m pretty tired of hearing and reading so many negative things about Courtney Love. People used to love saying cruel things about Michael Jackson. Then he died and millions fell over each other to be the first to say what a great guy he was. It will be the same with Courtney. Still, it’s better to be talked about than ignored completely. If people are talking about her it means she’s still having a impact. She is such an interesting person.

#4 kpriss on 01.04.10 at 9:31 am

Comparing Courtney Love to Michael Jackson is a bit off, in my chart. Yes she’s a musician, but then again not every classic music author is a Mozart. Artists are supposed to be controversial, that’s how they draw attention, right? If there’s no quality, at least let it be gossip! But I think Courtney is a bit torn, living in her glorious past. Many can be interesting but not necessarily in a positive way. Right? (nevertheless, I do not wish Courtney dead to see how much impact she had on the world)

#5 Adriana on 01.04.10 at 10:15 am

I do even wonder if Hole’s “Life Through This”, the only decent album Courtney has ever made and I loved but haven’t listened too in years is made all by herself. I feel and hear the help of Kurt. No comparison by far with Michael Jackson! But your point about “the bad things etc.” is very true. He was alone and troubled and people laughed at him and didn’t trust him……and so did I. I’m brave enough to admit it.

#6 cc on 01.05.10 at 1:15 am

I was only using him as an example of celebrity – the music’s beside the point. He was reviled, she is reviled. He was and she is, a celebrity who people love to hate.

#7 Adriana on 01.05.10 at 8:25 am

Once she was interesting yes. Not anymore. This opinion is not based on “my love to hate”. She’s just not interesting. What’s interesting is why people find her interesting. Why she’s hailed for some reason? Beats me!

#8 Deb on 02.03.10 at 4:15 pm

Comparing Lady Gaga to Courtney Love is ridiculous. Gaga is not remotely interesting—not her lyrics (a generous term for what is sung over the electronic beats), not her voice, not her tiresome expensive half-nakedness. Love’s lyrics are often brilliant, searing takes on what cultural expectations have done to American women. Her gaze is unflinching, and her full-throated rage or her rueful sadness are served up for inspection—hers, ours—honestly. She has charisma and presence; she is the last real rock star.

Yes, she is troubled and her behavior is erratic. I wish she were well. Her background of child and adolescent rejection and neglect, plus whatever is askew in her brain chemistry have never given her a basis for stability, and her husband’s suicide didn’t help. So, she behaves badly. But to deny her sheer talent and panache is foolish.

#9 Adriana on 02.04.10 at 7:13 am

Re Deb:
It’s a pity Courtney didn’t use her money for good counselling. It’s proved that people who come from a bad childhood like you described Courtney’s often feel that lack of stability for the rest of their lives. It’s though not a reason to behave badly forever. It’s not a good excuse either. And I do feel sorry for he and I don’t deny her talent. I do also not compare her to Gaga at all. She has talent and charisma. But only Life Through This, an album I still love, is really interesting and even brilliant. For the rest it’s all old glory and a sad waste of a life of a woman with indeed sheer talent and panache. And I wish she was well too more than you realise…….

#10 Adriana on 02.04.10 at 7:18 am

Forgot something: Courtney has reformed Hole and is/goes on tour. I still want to spend money to see her perform. I shall never spend one euro on Gaga…..just for the record…..

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