Courtney Love and Dave Grohl Make Up After Long Feud
The two have been on opposite sides of a sometimes-nasty legal battle of the rights to Nirvana’s music since Love’s husband, frontman Kurt Cobain, committed suicide. That is, until Love spoke on Cobain’s behalf as Nirvana joined the Rock Hall, saying, “I have a big speech, but I’m not gonna say it. We all start bands when we’re kids and this is my family I’m looking at right now. I just wish Kurt could have been here.”
She then stopped to hug Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and Cobain’s mother before making a very public show of solidarity with Grohl, as well. Then Love continued, “Tonight he would have really appreciated it. I just want to give this to our daughter Frances Bean, who couldn’t be here because she was ill.”
Later, Love tweeted to Novoselic: “Love you guys in my crazy way. #hatchetburied #deepintheground.” A few hours later, she tweeted an emotional message to the man with who she’d been fighting for years.
The most magical part of the evening. Thank you Dave, love you. I know this made him smile up there pic.twitter.com/1VPdVKAAbc
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) April 11, 2014
Rewind to a little over a decade ago, and Love could be found suing Grohl and Novoselic in an effort to end the partnership that was established to control the band’s finances. The two surviving Nirvana members then countersued to remove Love from the same partnership. Love claimed, at the time, that “Kurt Cobain was Nirvana,” and they she and her family were the only rightful heirs to the band’s legacy.