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Courtney Love

Courtney Love shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

Courtney Love shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2014. She discusses her heroes and influences, her success with Hole and memories of her late husband Kurt Cobain.

Born in San Francisco in 1964, after submerging herself in the UK post punk scene of the 80s, Courtney became a member of Babes in Toyland and then the leader of Hole, where she cut a defiant figure, making equally powerful music. A year later, she married Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, and the couple seemed enmired in controversy at every turn. Four days after Cobain's suicide in April 1994, Hole released Live Through This, a deeply personal and brilliant album that would break them worldwide and prove the quality of Love's songwriting.

Hole released two more albums before breaking up in 2002, by which time Courtney had taken up acting. Despite her often turbulent life, Courtney is a survivor, who remained outspoken and unbowed.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 24 Jan 2018 01:00

Music Played

  • Hole

    Malibu

    • DGC.
  • Hole

    Awful

    • DGC.
  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Evil Woman

    • Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO.
    • Epic.
  • Patti Smith

    Redondo Beach

    • HORSES.
    • Arista.
  • The Pretenders

    2000 Miles

    • The Best Christmas Album In The World.
    • Virgin.
  • The Teardrop Explodes

    Reward

    • Island.
  • The Smashing Pumpkins

    Today

    • HUT MUSIC.
  • Hole

    Celebrity Skin

    • GEFFEN.
  • Hole

    Doll Parts

    • Geffen.
  • Nirvana

    About A Girl

    • Nirvana.
    • Geffen Records.
  • Hole

    Miss World

    • MISS WORLD.
    • City Slang.
  • Courtney Love

    You Know My Name

    • Cherry Forever Records.
  • The Verve

    Bitter Sweet Symphony

    • Hut Music.
  • The Beach Boys

    You Still Believe In Me

    • Capitol.

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