May 1, 2006 15:52

Courtney Love makes shock live appearance

'You could have heard a pin drop' she tells NME.COM

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Courtney Love made her live comeback in Los Angeles this weekend (April 29), with a little help from her famous friends.

Love was joined by Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan and songwriting guru Linda Perry, formerly of the 4 Non Blondes, both of whom are collaborators on her upcoming solo record.

The unlikely threesome teamed up for the Gay and Lesbian Community Centre benefit at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, and Courtney took the opportunity to give a live airing to new songs 'Sunset Marquis' and 'Pacific Coast Highway'.

Talking exclusively to NME.COM, Love said: "Billy and me have never been onstage before and it was intense. His guitar parts are haunting and beautiful. It was me, him, Linda and 2000 lesbians and the songs are dramatically different from the demos. It was fucking historic, Billy played 'Can't Find My Way Home' by Blind Faith and Linda played 'Beautiful' and 'What's Going On'. It was such a cool living room vibe. The songs are smashing now. I wouldn't fuck around here, this is the best shit I've done since the 'Live Through This' period.”

She continued: "It's hard to sell six-minute new songs and you could have heard a pin drop although apparently there was speculation about whether I was wearing underwear. Look I've been wearing short skirts onstage forever and and obviously I wear panties. Christ!"

Courtney Love is currently working on songs for her second solo album, which carries the working title 'How Dirty Girls Get Clean'. The comeback process is being filmed for a Channel 4 documentary.

This week’s issue of NME, out on Wednesday (May 3), has an exclusive interview with Love.

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