|Posted by Courtneyluvfan on April 16, 2011 at 6:51 PM|
Seventeen interview: Courtney Love ,Seventeen Magazine August 2004
“She seems to be fighting a new battle everyday. Now she tells us in her words how her struggles have made her stronger by Holly Eagleson
This past year has not been Courtney Love’s best. After arrests for being under the influence of a controlled substance, assault, and drug possession, the 40 year old widow of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain apparently overdosed last fall.
These days, Courtney’s more famous for her bad behavior and legal battles. But she’s determined to change all that. Courtney released her solo debut, Americas Sweetheart, in Februrary and now she’s expected to go on a national tour this summer to prove that her life is back on track. But here she tells Seventeen magazine how she plans to try.
“They say in 12 step programs that God doesn’t hand you more than you already take. Lately ive really started to question how much does this guy or this woman think I can take, whoever God is?
It’s not like ive been a loveable hellion whos had a free ride over the years. But Ive got nothing but crap from the press. And ive had good reviews because I got put out good records and films. But all I get is tabloid press
Gossip Gets Painful
“I took almost 5 years off after my last album. I didn’t do almost anything except raise my child and there was something in the media every week.
The Breaking Point
“Im not depressive. I’m not suicidal. Things are dark. It’s dark when you find out $40 million in Kurt’s assests where stolen from. That’s dark!
Rock And Roll High
“Being famous is just like being in high school. But im not interested in being the cheerleader. I’m not interested in being Gwen Stefani. When it comes down to rock n roll, its just like high school.
So if you’re in high school, and the popular girls are saying you slept with so-and-so-and you did, or maybe you just made out with that guy, and maybe it was a mistake. Either way, don’t let them dictate to you that you’re a slut. Your 17, its your sexuality.
“I think I am America’s Sweetheart. Call me delusional-you won’t be the first-but when its just me and my band and the bartender and I’m playing “Free bird”, Il’l probably still think that.
“One thing I taught my daughter is to take responsibility to not point fingers. I’ve just been working my ass off. And next year, I’ll be playing massive stadiums.
Ill get to do whatever movie I want, and then ill win an Oscar! And I wont dedicate it to the National Enquirer!