Courtney Love storms off stage; "Foo Fighters are gay" chant brings her back
Just when you thought that everything about '90s music had already been revived and rehashed, Courtney Love ups and launches into an incoherent rant during a Hole concert. It happened Sunday night at the SWU Festival in Brazil, and was preceded by plenty of other strangeness, including Love's claim that she wrote part of the Smashing Pumpkins' "Disarm" (specifically "the killer in me is the killer in you" line) and inspired much of Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness. She also requested a "Chapstick for my herpes sore." (By the law of averages, at least one of the those statements must be true, right?)
Then Love got really upset (somewhat understandably) when she noticed an audience member waving a Kurt Cobain photo. This prompted a bizarre string of insults directed at Cobain's former bandmate, Dave Grohl. "You weren't fucking married to him, I was," she said of Cobain. "You didn't get kicked out of a band by him, like Dave, he did. Go see the fucking Foo Fighters and do that shit." Later, she implied that Grohl robbed her of a rightful share of Nirvana's fortune. "I don't care what you listen to at home, but if a guy takes money off my kid's table, fuck him."
That was after Love briefly left the stage, only to be lured back by chants of "Foo Fighters are gay" led by Love's guitarist, who was probably just trying to make sure he got paid for the gig. Video of the incident is below. Also: Can somebody please help Courtney Love? [via Spin]