Comments made in new TV series 'The '90s: The Last Great Decade'
Courtney Love has claimed that Kurt Cobain wrote to numerous record labels in a “desperate” bid to become a successful rock star.
The comments made by Cobain’s ex-wife in a National Geographic mini-series The ’90s: The Last Great Decade and fly in the face of the Nirvana frontman’s image of an ethically minded musician whose exposure to the mainstream left him feeling cold and alienated.
“He wrote to every major [and] minor label, ‘We’ll pay. Let us be on your label,'” says Love (via The Guardian). “He was desperate to be the biggest rock star in the world. But he made it look like it was thrust upon him.”
These latest comments from Love follow a period in recent times that has even seen her go as far as to say that she thinks it’s “time to make amends” with Cobain’s former bandmate, Dave Grohl.
The pair seemingly put aside their differences earlier this year at Nirvana’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April. Love and Grohl hugged at one point, a public thawing of a relationship which has been markedly frosty in the two decades since Cobain’s death.