Pictures and soundclips from the star meeting of the year

Courtney Love has revealed to NME how Michael Stipe helped her after Kurt Cobain killed himself: “When I was a leper, Michael used to call me. It was one of the more important things that helped me get out of my shitty rut that I was in.”

She also reveals that the reason she was thrown out of Babes In Toyland in the early 90s was because of her liking for REM. In the interview in this weeks NME she says: “Kat Bjelland and Jennifer Finch, said ‘You like REM too much. You wanna be REM too much'”.

Click here to hear Courtney talk more about her REM troubles with Babes In Toyland.

Michael Stipe also reveals how much he has learnt from Courtney. Click here to hear what Michael Stipe says she taught him.

Click here to read the story of their collaboration and cast your vote on its outcome

Watch out for the full interview – published here in full over the next few days

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