Courtney Love slams Nirvana 'reunion' with Paul McCartney

Kurt Cobain's widow 'not amused' with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic's decision to perform with Beatle at 12.12.12 gig

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Courtney Love has slammed Paul McCartney's recent performance with members of Nirvana. Kurt Cobain's widow was reportedly "not amused" with the gig, directing her criticism at the band, not the Beatle.

"There it was," she wrote on Facebook, after the 12.12.12 benefit concert. "Uh it was bad."

Love's verdict followed a series of insults and wisecracks, many of them aimed at Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic. "Paul better get earmuffs for the bassplaying is all," she wrote. "[It's] not exactly known for its brilliance." She also dismissed the idea that this was a true reunion: not only did she tell TMZ that her late husband was the "heart" of the band, she claimed that Nirvana split prior to Cobain's suicide. "The only person that would be … with kurt as of june 94 … and would still be … was [second guitarist] pat [Smear]," she wrote. "They broke UP."

Oddly, McCartney's involvement seemed a relatively minor offence. Although Love thought Cobain would have preferred John Lennon, Paul is her favourite mop top. "We [used to] get into Paul and John fights," she revealed. "I'm a Paul person (Helter Skelter) … [He] was one of the best [bassists]."

Most of all, Love seemed relieved that McCartney-Nirvana were steering clear of Nirvana's classics. "If they don't do songs they didnt write (nirvana songs they dont own) i dont care," she said. The song they ended up performing was an original: Cut Me Some Slack was recorded for Dave Grohl's forthcoming documentary, Sound City.


Sean Michaels

The GuardianTramp

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