Courtney tells all during her surreal and unforgettable End Session

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Photo by Jason Tang

Courtney Love performed a private four-song set for radio station contest winners and media members at Bumbershoot during the weekend. This is where Jason Tang got the lovely photo of Courtney’s, ahem, tang (yes, I just went there) to the right.

Being in the room while Courtney butchered an acoustic version of “Jeremy,” shit-talked Mariah Carey, casually talked about money gained from Nirvana, called Kurt Cobain’s manhood “Kurt’s peen” and named-dropped just about every celebrity in the Hollywood phone book, was one of the most bizarre moments of my life

I used to think that I would never want to interview Courtney Love. That was before the surreal experience that was yesterday’s End Session performance set up by 107.7 The End.

Here are some highlights:

On Cobain biographer Charles Cross’ relationship with her dead husband:

“Charlie knew Kurt better than I did … I just slept with him. I knew Kurt’s peen.”

On oral sex:
“I’ve never blown anyone to get anywhere … But I give good blow.”

On a potential Hole reunion with Melissa Auf der Maur & Eric Erlandson with a tour that would only include old Hole material:
“I’d rather die. I’d rather take less money and play under Weezer.”

On feuding with Billy Corgan:
“I just ignore him. He’ll be back.”

On Frances Bean Cobain wanting to live with Amanda Palmer:
“She wants to be around other crazy than me right now”

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 13 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and former editor of the defunct music site Ear Candy.