The Foo Fighter reawakens the feud over Nirvana's legacy...
DAVE GROHL kicked life back into his feud with COURTNEY LOVE from the stage at T IN THE PARK yesterday (July 15) saying he was “really pissed off” by the ongoing legal disputes over the NIRVANA legacy.
Towards the end of the Foo Fighters Main Stage set, Grohl chose the Courtney-baiting ‘Stacked Actress’ to launch into his diatribe.
“Now I’ve been pretty nice about this Courtney Love stuff for a
while – but now that shit is REALLY PISSING ME OFF,” he said. “I gotta do a fucking deposition with my lawyer – FUCKING SHIT.”
Grohl and former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic are to go to court in September to fight Love for the rights to Nirvana‘s vast catalogue. The former Hole frontwoman claims that, as Kurt Cobain’s widow, she should rightfully inherit the Nirvana legacy.
The Foo Fighters were the best-received act on yesterday’s Main Stage. They closed their set with a massive firework display. However, they had stiff competition from [/a]. The Swedes’ early evening slot won over an intrigued crowd as frontman Howlin’ Pelle Almquist wooed festival goers with such gems as “This place is beautiful. You are beautiful. But it stinks of shit.” Green Day‘s punk-pop high jinx and instrument smashing close were also well received and The Chemical Brothers rounded off proceedings with a 90-minute DJ-set.
On the NME stage, [a] stole the plaudits, gathering the biggest and most enthusiastic crowd of the day. Their new single ‘Pounding’ was a highlight.
also caught the imagination of the Scottish crowd and headliners Air closed the stage.
[a]’s post-main stage appearance at the NME Signing Tent produced an EMO frenzied queue of autograph hunters. Meanwhile [a][/a] were startled during their stint in the signing tent by three bare breasted girls looking for autographs.
Over 50,000 people packed into the site at Balado near Kinross, bringing the total to around 105,000 for the two day event. Revellers were delighted – if a little sunburnt – with the uncommonly great weather.
Tayside Police said they had made 34 arrests yesterday, mostly for drug-related offences, minor thefts and assaults.
“These figures are down quite dramatically,” said Chief Inspector Jim Cameron.
“The demeanour of the crowd is great and there is a very relaxed atmosphere throughout the site thanks to a combination of good weather, professional and responsible organisation and an audience who are now familiar with the high standards set by this event,” he told the BBC.