NIRVANA – The Musical?
Somebody must stop Courtney Love.
Stop f***in’ with the legacy!
Word of an alleged Nirvana musical came by way of Sam Lufti, Britney Spears’ ex manager who allegedly put drugs in Britney’s food to sedate her. Is there any wonder he’s associated with Kurt Cobain’s widow. He announced “[Courtney Love and I] are currently working on a possible motion picture or Broadway musical based on the Nirvana catalog, based on her life and Kurt Cobain's". Lufti apparently wouldn’t talk about whether anything legitimate was in the works. Maybe this is all just talk.
No matter what you thought about Yoko Ono or Linda McCartney or even Pricilla Presley and the roles the played in their husband’s lives, they’ve never messed around with their husband’s legacy. Perhaps we can feel comforted that Kurt Cobain’s music and legacy are so huge that there is nothing she can do to diminish it. Would somebody please write her some big fat royalty cheques and stop her from poaching on Kurt’s standing.
Dave Grohl, Nirvan's drummer, has locked horns with Courtney on more than a few occasions. The Foo Fighters' song I'll Stick Around lays it on the line:
How could it be I'm the only one who sees your rehearsed insanity..
I've been around all the pawns you've gagged and bound; They'll come back and knock you down...
I've taken all and I've endured; One day this all will fade, I'm sure.
I don't owe you anything!
In other entertainment news, word is out that CBS has just purchased the rights to a new sitcom called Smells Like Teen Spirit. Yes, taken from the classic Nirvana song ....who’s origins are somewhat ....embarrassing?! The song title came from Cobain’s girlfriend of the time. She had graffiti’d the words “Kurt smells like teen spirit” on the wall. Cobain interpreted it to have a revolutionary meaning... his girlfriend said that Kurt actually smelled like a body deodorant that was called “Teen Spirit”. Whoops.