Courtney Love has spoken out about two key projects: the looming reunion of Hole’s classic lineup (including bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur, guitarist Eric Erlandson, and drummer Patty Schemel, who’s currently playing in Upset with former Vivian Girls drummer Ali Koehler), and the planning stages for a musical based on the life of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Love told The Quietus she “started playing with Patty and Melissa and Eric just to see how that was” and they’ve held loose rehearsals several times since then.
As for how Love plans on bringing Cobain to Broadway, she said the following in an NME interview: “There would have to be a story, and a great story, one that hasn’t been told before. I would devote countless hours with an A-team to create a project that reflects Kurt in the most respectful but honest way possible, so that his story, his music and his legacy can be resurrected on stage for not only the world to see, but more importantly for our daughter to see. I know her father’s spirit will be on that stage, and sitting in that theatre with her will be the most emotional experience of our lives.”
Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home on April 8, 1994, the victim of a self-inflicted shotgun wound. Here’s the MTV News report from that awful day: