Courtney Love to release autobiography this December

'Courtney Love: My Story' will offer 'unique insights into the modern rock culture she helped shape'

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Courtney Love will publish her memoirs this December.

Courtney Love: My Story will come out on December 15. At 400 pages, it will be published by Macmillan and will see the singer, musician and actress discussing her relationships with her late husband Kurt Cobain, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins.

Its Amazon listing says: "While she doesn't shy away from tales of excess, Courtney also goes deeper, offering unique insights into the modern rock culture she helped shape, creating an unforgettable portrait of an outspoken, creatively dangerous, undeniably entertaining artist and woman."

Meanwhile, Love has also said that she will release her "amazing" new album this Christmas. According to Jam, the former Hole frontwoman's LP has a working title of 'Died Blonde' and will be put out towards the end of 2013 to coincide with the release of her memoir.

Asked how the new record was shaping up, Love replied: "It sounds epic. It's amazing. It's great. But it's really hard work." Discussing the progress of her autobiography, she said: "I have a co-writer now so it's actually much easier. I think his name is going to be on it but, I don't know, if I can avoid his name being on it I will happily do that. Basically he sits there and I talk and then somebody transcribes what we talk about and then I go attack what's on the written page and make it more literate."

In May of this year, Love revealed that she had advertised for a bassist on internet listings site Craigslist and had received only one response. "I put an ad on Craigslist that said, 'Band in the style of Hole looking for bassist in the style of Melissa Auf der Maur'," she said. "I got exactly one response. There's just not a lot of chick bass players."

The singer's new album will be released under her own name rather than as Hole, like she did with her 2010 album, 'Nobody's Daughter'. She said: "My name symbolises a lot of things, and I have to sit in these rooms with lawyers and be called a 'brand' often, so I was just like, 'Fucking name it after me!' I don't care." Her debut solo studio LP, 'America's Sweetheart', was released in 2004.

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