A Courtney Love solo album is almost as mythical as Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy, which that band finally delivered in 2008.
In a recent conversation with podcaster-in-chief Marc Maron, Kurt Cobain’s widow said she’ll release her second album sometime in 2023. So put that on your calendars.
It would be the follow-up to 2004’s America’s Sweetheart. Love’s band Hole released its fourth and final album, Nobody’s Daughter, in 2010.
Love Is on the Way
Love said the solo album will include a new song, called “Justice for Kurt,” as a two-and-a-half minute response song of sorts to her critics.
“I have to see ‘Justice for Kurt. Kurt Was Murdered’ when I go online,” Love said at one point.
Love also said on WTF with Marc Maron that she’s experienced being “the most hated woman in America.”
“I’m patient zero for gaslighting and getting some publishing offer,” Love said as part of the explanation for the delay in solo albums.
The prospect of another Courtney Love solo album is so long-awaited that it might rouse more naysayers than fans.
A Whole Lotta Love
Love actually talked more about her relationship with Ed Norton than she did her two-year marriage to Cobain. She noted that he “only” lived for 27 years, and that was 30 years ago.
Meanwhile, Love started dating Norton after the release of The People vs. Larry Flynt, which came out in 1996. They dated until 1999.
Elsewhere in the interview, she said young people generally don’t like her due to misinformation mostly propagated these days by young people.
“It’s still percolating that I’m this psychopath who killed him,” she said of the younger set.
Courtney Love vs. Brad Pitt?
Last but not least, Courtney Love claimed during the interview that she would’ve appeared alongside Norton as the female love interest in Fight Club. Co-star Pitt, however, saw a stop to that.
She tried to make sure her stance on the alleged matter was clear, via an Instagram post.
“Hi. Regarding a story I told on the @marcmaron #wtf podcast. A story I was never going to tell. Brad pushed me a bridge too far. I don’t like the way he does business or wields his power. It’s a simple fact, and it started during the production of Fight Club.
“I understand how much of a game roulette casting is,” she continued. “I am not here 22 years later bitching about losing a part playing someone’s sidepiece in a movie.
“On the podcast, I recount the day Brad & [director] Gus Van Sant called me from lunch and tried to blackmail me over my role, for the rights to a film about Kurt. I lost my shit on them, and by 7pm I was fired from Fight Club. Every word of this is factual. This was always a secret that I was fine keeping.
“It’s a movie. Indeed, I passed on better roles than that. Who cares?
“The point is Brad kept on stalking me about Kurt.”