Courtney Love Says Fans Expect Better Of Her Than "Queens Of The Stone Age Drudge"
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.18.2014
She has a higher bar than them...
In an interview with The Quietus, Courtney Love claims that her fans expect better of her than Queens of the Stone Age "drudge". Here are highlights:
On her writing process: "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. So, then I started playing with Patty [Schemel] and Melissa [Auf der Maur] and Eric [Erlandson], just to see how that was, if we got anything killer happening."
On performing with the Celebrity Skin era version of Hole: "Yeah. We already rehearsed, like, three times in the last week. So that's partly why I'm tired, is because I've been doing that, and also trying to get out of movie star jail at the same time. That's a tough one, it's so hard to do. The Faustian stuff that goes on, it's a whole situation. But I think I'll do it. It's based on who you know, what movie stars you know, what writers and what directors you know."
On touring after Kurt Cobain's death: "I think you were lucky if you got to see that tour. I really didn't think so at the time, but I mean, I didn't know. I had no skin. I wish I hadn't toured. No, I mean, I grieved on stage. A lot of grieving cycle came out in that, in front of hundreds of thousands of people. At the same time, when the movie star thing landed, I wasn't prepared for it emotionally. At 49, I am prepared for it emotionally. I'm ready."