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Spiral_Staircase 04-19-2002 12:30 PM

Courtney Love: Crazy or Not?
Since she's been a topic of discussion in here before....any thoughts?

Courtney Love: Crazy or Not?
Fri Apr 19,11:05 AM ET

Fans and critics alike have long joked about it, but now her late husband's bandmates want the question answered once and for all: Is Courtney Love crazy?

In court papers filed last week in Seattle, surviving Nirvana rockers Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have asked a judge to order the former Mrs. Kurt Cobain to undergo a psychiatric exam. And do it before June 1, no less.

Grohl and Novoselic aren't just being curious (Is she or isn't she...?). They're just getting down and dirty in the ongoing battle over control of the Nirvana legacy.

At issue is whether Love, 37, can break a business partnership she formed with the Nirvana guys in 1997. She sued to dissolve Nirvana L.L.C. last June. The two sides have been warring in court ever since.

"There is clearly an objective basis for believing that Ms. Love is not competent," the new petition filed by Grohl and Novoselic says. (The latest documents are available online at TheSmokingGun.com.)

To make their case, the Nirvana alums' court document highlights the, um, outspoken Love's colorful past: her hiring and firing of "countless managers, attorneys and band mates"; her drug use (as "openly" acknowledged by Love herself); and an almost-fistfight last month with "young recording artist" Christina Aguilera (as "openly" claimed by Love herself, natch).

The petition relies a lot on Love's own words. (That's what you get for being outspoken, we guess.) A couple of key quotes (from an Internet posting and an interview with MTV) have Love saying she was "stoned" when she agreed to establish Nirvana L.L.C.

Indeed, Love's side has argued in court that she shouldn't be held accountable for agreeing to go into business with Grohl and Novoselic because she was "significantly impaired" when she signed the paperwork.

Still, Miss Love ain't jumping at the chance to undergo a psych exam, as requested.

"Presumably, [Grohl and Novoselic] would select the psychiatrist and specify the scope of the examination," Love's attorneys said in a document filed with the court Wednesday. "Shades of Frances Farmer."

Frances Farmer was an outspoken 1930s-era leading lady (immortalized in the Jessica Lange starrer Frances) whose one drunken-driving arrest turned into an 11-year-stay in mental hospitals. She is the namesake of Love's daughter with Cobain, Frances Bean.

While Nirvana fans know that Love was regarded as the Yoko Ono of the grunge world well before Cobain's death, her relationship with Grohl and Novoselic turned especially nasty last year during a dispute over whether an unreleased Cobain track, "You've Got No Right," could appear on a forthcoming Nirvana box set. Grohl and Novoselic wanted the song included; Love didn't.

Love got her way on that count--"You've Got No Right" will be MIA when Heart-Shaped Box comes out in December.

A hearing on whether Love will be forced to undergo the psych exam will be held Friday in Seattle.

In case you're keeping score at home, Love versus the Nirvana guys is only one of the court cases that's keeping the stripper turned rocker turned actress turned tabloid regular busy these days. She is being sued by Universal Music Group for delivering only two of seven promised Hole albums. And she, in turn, is suing Universal, accusing it of "unconscionable and unlawful" business tactics and challenging the standard artist contract.

bono-vox 04-19-2002 07:09 PM

Crazy but i love her band lol but shes still a mad woman!

martha 04-19-2002 09:51 PM



You have fairly generic bunions. --my podiatrist, 4-11-02

Diamond The U2 Patriot 04-20-2002 02:47 AM

A bit crazy.
However a talented artist w/some issues.


Basstrap 04-20-2002 12:24 PM

she murdered kurt cobain

I'm not living
I'm just killing time

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