Courtney Love says Kurt Cobain, Lana Del Rey only ‘true musical geniuses’

'Lana? She’s got a magic thing. And she’s not even f***ed up!'
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Alt icon Courtney Love joined comedian Marc Maron on his WTF podcast this week while in London in the midst of finishing up her first record in over a decade, spilling the beans on a number of realizations she's come upon after a lifetime of ups and downs.

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Courtney Love is gearing up to release her first musical offering since her band Hole's 2010 album Nobody’s Daughter, and while sipping tea in a hotel she explained that although "people aren’t really doing rock anymore," she, along with Anthony Rossomando and Justin Parker did manage to lay down a couple of “f***ed-up guitar songs;” one inspired by Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's courtroom drama called "Kill F*** Marry," and another "earworm and a half" called "Justice For Kurt," which will not make it onto the record. Of the latter track, Love admits, "it’s still percolating that I’m this psychopath that killed him," touching on the conspiracy theories surrounding the death of her late husband and Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain.

She adds, "I wrote the song but I can’t put the song on the record; the other songs are way too good to ruin it with 2 minutes and 24 seconds of me being sassy." It will, however, be released as a b-side “eight months after” the project drops Courtney says.

Elsewhere in their chat, Courtney professed her love for one of today's brightest stars, and "an actual true, great friend," Lana Del Rey, whom she toured with in 2014 supporting Ultraviolence. "Lana and Kurt are the only two true musical geniuses I’ve ever known," she admits. "And by that I mean they can Spielberg anything," referring to the famous director's ability to create unrivaled movie magic. "She’s got the integrity that Kurt had. The only two people I know that I can say… by the way, [R.E.M.'s Michael] Stipe? [U2's] Bono? Yes, these are people that I know and love. [Green Day's] Billie Joe, sure. But Lana? She’s got a magic thing. And she’s not even f***ed up!"

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