Courtney Love makes ‘Nevermind’ claim

She tells NME a secret about the classic album

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s widow Courtney Love has claimed one of the songs on their classic 1991 album ‘Nevermind’ is about her – but she won’t say which one.

Speaking exclusively to NME, Love also acknowledged that most of the songs are about Cobain’s girlfriend before he got together with Love, Tobi Valli, but she says there’s one that he wrote about her towards the end of the sessions.

She said: “There’s only really one about me because it was written late in the day. Most of the songs are about another girl, which is annoying. But I’m not gonna name (which one’s about me) because I feel like it’s just my secret.


“A lot of the songs on there aren’t even about girl stuff.”

Also in this week’s 15th anniversary ‘Nevermind’ special, we take a track-by-track look at the album as well as speaking to all the major players, such as producer Butch Vig and drummer Dave Grohl.

Elsewhere in this week’s NME, there’s an exclusive interview with Noel Gallagher on joining Kasabian for a night, a preview of bands set to feature in upcoming films, we take a look at The Killers’ live return and review new albums from Beck and Larrikin Love.

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NME’s sister magazine Uncut also features Nirvana in its grunge special in this month’s issue.

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