Courtney Love Deletes Springsteen Dis, Burns QOTSA, Learns About Normcore
Courtney Love started her own YouTube channel earlier this year, and it was only a matter of time before she got out of pocket with it. Last week, she watched Bruce Springsteen induct his E Street Band into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and yesterday, she posted a video where she had a few things to say about him. In her video, Love had a few nice things to say about Springsteen and a few not-so-nice things, and the most notable of the not-so-nice things was this: “My Springsteen problem is just that saxophones don’t belong in rock and roll. They just don’t belong.” The video then cut to an image of Clarence Clemons, who, of course, died three years ago. Love eventually realized how insensitive this was, or maybe someone told her; she’s already deleted the video.
In other Love news, in a new interview with the Quietus, she talks a bit about everything she’s got going on, including the possible Hole reunion. To hear Love tell it, she rehearsed a few times with Hole’s Celebrity Skin-era lineup, only after her solo QOTSA-esque solo sessions weren’t cutting it: “Well, you sit and you write like, Queens Of The Stone Age drudge for a month, and it’s just not happening, and it’s not happening — not that Queens Of The Stone Age suck, but people expect a lot more from me. Josh Homme can play like, four notes on his bass and people take off their tops, but I have a higher bar for whatever reason. It has to be just fucking really really good.” (Also, a stray Springsteen line from that interview: “Most American people without tattoos are into Springsteen.” Guilty!)
The interview also has a bit where the interviewer explains the concept of “normcore,” the mostly-made-up fashion movement that immediately became a Twitter punchline, to Love. She is into it: “Like a taupe pant or a polo shirt? Oh, I’m into it. With pearls. Oh I’ve gotta look this up, this is for me. Because then I’d be ‘pulling it off.’ Working actress.”
Courtney Love’s “Wedding Day” single is out next month on Kobalt. Also of note: Hole’s Live Through This just turned 20, and that album rules.