Courtney Love Biography

Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison; July 9, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and visual artist who rose to prominence within the punk and alternative rock scenes of the 1990s as frontwoman of the band Hole, which she formed in 1989. Love's subsequent 1992 marriage to Kurt Cobain and battles with drug addiction generated a maelstrom of media attention, and her uninhibited stage presence, confrontational lyrics, and public outspokenness led to her reputation as an "enfant terrible" of the West Coast's alternative rock scenes throughout the 1990s.

The daughter of psychotherapist Linda Carroll and publisher Hank Harrison, Love spent her early life in Oregon and California where she was in a series of short-lived bands, and had a brief stint as a singer in Faith No More in 1982 before landing roles in cult films by director Alex Cox. Love received international attention for Hole's 1991 debut album, which was followed by widespread critical and commercial success with their second release, Live Through This (1994). Love returned to acting in 1995, receiving critical recognition for her performance in Milos Forman's The People vs. Larry Flynt, which earned her a Golden Globe Nomination. Following this, Hole's third release, Celebrity Skin (1998), was nominated for three Grammy awards before the band went dormant in 2000. Love continued to occasionally act in films before releasing a solo album, America's Sweetheart (2004).

Love re-formed Hole in 2009 with new members, and released the album Nobody's Daughter (2010), which met mixed-positive reviews. In April 2014, Love confirmed that she had been rehearsing material with Hole's founding lead guitarist Eric Erlandson, as well as former bandmates Melissa Auf der Maur and Patty Schemel, though confirmation of a reunion was not given. In May 2014, Love released a new solo single, titled "You Know My Name." On July 8, 2014, it was confirmed that Love would be joining the cast of the FX series Sons of Anarchy for the seventh and final season in a recurring role.

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Courtney Love lists sex as her 'favourite obsession'

Dave Grohl, acting and family also make the list as Love celebrates turning 50

  • Jul 10, 2014

Courtney Love to play schoolteacher in final series of 'Sons Of Anarchy'

Hole singer will return to acting for appearance on hit TV show

  • Jul 9, 2014

Courtney Love says she tried to 'mentor' Peaches Geldof

Love claims the writer and socialite turned up at her hotel room with '500 pills' in 2010

  • May 21, 2014

Courtney Love premieres 'You Know My Name' video - watch

The former Hole frontwoman tours the UK this month

  • May 6, 2014

Courtney Love plays tiny instore show at east London coffee shop

The former Hole frontwoman covers Leonard Cohen and Pearl Jam at the afternoon show in Clapton

  • May 4, 2014

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Courtney Love Reviews

Love, Courtney : New York Bowery Ballroom

Love, Courtney : New York Bowery Ballroom

...even her burnout is awe-inspiring to watch...

  • Apr 7, 2004

Love, Courtney : America's Sweetheart

...never less than compelling...

  • Feb 16, 2004

Courtney Love : California Ventura Theatre

she's back and - perhaps more than ever before - she means business...

  • Nov 6, 2001

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