Hole singer Courtney Love went on a rant of her own Sunday night at the SWU Festival in Brazil, which turned into a full-blown on stage freak out after she spotted a fan carrying a photo of her late husband Kurt Cobain. Before cussing out the fan and leaving the stage, Courtney had been ranting about how Billy Corgan wrote entire Smashing Pumpkins albums about her.
Antiquiet reports the rarely demure Ms. Love “babbled on about how Billy Corgan wrote nearly all the songs on The Smashing Pumpkins‘ classic albums Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness about her, adding that the Disarm lyric “The killer in me is the killer in you” came from a letter she wrote Corgan.”
After a fan in the crowd kept holding up a picture of Nirvana‘s Kurt Cobain, Courtney threatened to have him thrown out saying “I don’t need to see a picture of Kurt”. Antiquiet describes the rest of the confrontation, noting, “while it’s understandable that she’s upset about the picture, Courtney somehow changed the subject to Dave Grohl, stating: ‘You weren’t [expletive deleted] married to him, I was. You didn’t get kicked out of a band by him, like Dave, he did. Go see the [expletive deleted] Foo Fighters and do that [expletive deleted].’ After the tantrum, she left the stage.”
Later Hole’s guitarist returned to demand the crowd chant “Foo Fighters are gay”, after which Courtney returned to finish the show.
This rant is apparently the latest chapter in Courtney’s ongoing feud with former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, in which she disputes his claims of writing or co-writing several Nirvana songs. Grohl and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselich ended up in court with Love over the contents of the Nirvana box set and control of the Nirvana catalog.
Here’s Courtney’s rant a fan caught and posted to YouTube:
WARNING: Courtney is her in her rude gesturing, potty-mouthed mode in the following video. Do not view in front of minors, your mom, your boss, or the P.M.R.C.
And Dave isn’t shy about the feud, here’s Foofighters Stacked Actors from Live on Letterman, which unlike any Corgan penned tunes, likely WAS written about Courtney: