Courtney Love has shared a text conversation she had with Dave Grohl, as part of a call for more women to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
The Hole vocalist took to Twitter and Instagram this week to share the words of author and journalist Jessica Hopper, who shared an article titled “Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame celebrates women who rock.”
In response, Hopper wrote: “Do they tho? 719 inductees to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, only 61 are women. That’s 8.48 per cent. C’mon @rockhall, it’s FUCKING GRIM BRO when yr doing worse than women-artists-on-country radio numbers (10 per cent) and women headliners at major music festivals (13 per cent).” She went on to share a host of supporting evidence in a long tweet thread.
“@jesshopp DOES THE MATH!” Courtney wrote when sharing the tweet. 37 years in existence & women make up 8.48 per cent of inductees out of 719.”
“See txt to Grohl,” she added, sharing a screenshot of a text she sent to the Foo Fighters vocalist about his own induction to the Rock Hall and how he should “hold the seats of Tina Turner and Carole King, both who have been eligible for over 30! years each.”
Grohl has been inducted to the hall twice, with Nirvana in 2013 and Foo Fighters in 2021. He also helped induct Queen (2001) and Rush (2013), as well as performing with Lionel Richie at last year’s ceremony.
“ELIGIBILITY is 25 years after 1st release,” she added, discussing how Foo Fighters “were nominated 4 secs later”.
@jesshopp DOES THE MATH!🙏❤️🙇🏼♀️37 years in existence & women make up 8.48% of inductees out of 719. See txt to Grohl. @rockhall ELIGIBILITY is 25 years after 1st release @foofighters were nominated 4 secs later @NinaSimoneMusic & Carole King 30 years #fixtherockandrollhalloffame https://t.co/mOSHPDbKdk pic.twitter.com/1paF6QgAcr
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) March 10, 2023
Elsewhere, Courtney Love recently claimed that she was supposed to have a major role in Fight Club but never stepped in front of the camera after Brad Pitt got her fired.
The singer said that she had signed on to play the role of Marla Singer, who was played by Helena Bonham Carter in the final cut of the David Fincher film. Pitt then allegedly demanded that she be cut from the cast.
Also in the episode, Love cited Lana Del Rey and her late husband Kurt Cobain as the only “true musical geniuses” she’s ever known.
She is currently gearing up to release her first album in over 12 years, which she confirmed would not be a rock album. “People aren’t really doing rock anymore,” she said, because “rock’s not a thing”.