Dave Grohl and Krist Novaselic want to include 'You Know You're Right' on a forthcoming box set - but Love claims she has not been consulted over the decision...
The last song recorded by NIRVANA frontman KURT COBAIN before his suicide in 1994 is at the centre of a legal wrangle between his widow COURTNEY LOVE and ex-bandmates KRIST NOVOSELIC and DAVE GROHL.
Accordng to US reports, Love was granted an injunction temporarily stopping the song from being delivered on master tapes for the 45-song Nirvana box set which is set for release in the autumn.
The song, known by several titles including ‘You’ve Got No Right’, ‘You Know You’re Right’, ‘On The Mountain’ or ‘On A Mountain’, is described by Love’s lawyer as “a spectacular piece of music” and “probably one of the most important pieces of music to be released in years”.
Nirvana played the song, under the title ‘On A Mountain’, live at Chicago Aragon Ballroom in October 1993, according to Allstar news on CDNow.com. Hole have also played it live, by the name ‘You’ve Got No Right’, on their MTV Unplugged performance many years later. On the Nirvana box set, it is know as ‘You Know You’re Right’.
Love told the Seattle Times that she was left out of decisions on the box set and merely wants to be involved.
It is as yet unclear whether the box set, whose master tapes were due to be delivered to Geffen records by Grohl and Novoselic by the end of June, will go ahead without the song, according to the pair’s lawyer.
A court date has been set for September 30, 2002, which scuppers the release of the box set – which was to mark the tenth anniversary of the release of ‘Nevermind’ – this year. It cannot go ahead until the three parties are in agreement.