Courtney Love, famous widow/MURDERER? of Kurt Cobain, has some intense allegations on the subject of the use of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in the most recent Muppets film. As it turns out, that wasn’t just a legal, fun cover of a popular song from the ’90s — it was RAPE! Another incredibly sad use of rape — RAPE, mind you — in the score of a light-hearted movie. When will this nightmare end? From TMZ:

Courtney Love believes Kermit the Frog and his gang of Muppet friends “raped” the memory of her ex-husband Kurt Cobain — by bastardizing Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in their 2011 movie … without her permission.

Courtney says she has the absolute power to approve or nix the use of Kurt’s music for commercial purposes, and she never gave the OK for the 2 companies to use the song for the 2011 Muppets movie.

But there’s another side to this … We’re told Courtney sold off half of her rights to Kurt’s music to a company called Primary Wave Music. And there’s more … Courtney also gave Primary Wave the exclusive right to distribute Nirvana’s entire catalog.

As far as “Smells Like Teen Spirit” goes … not only did Primary Wave approve the use in the Muppet’s movie, they got permission from the two surviving Nirvana members — Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. And Dave is even in the movie.

Oh, so the other side to this is that Courtney Love is just a maniac? Great. Perfect. RAPE!

Comments (32)
  1. it’s not easy being mean.

  2. Courtney and Kim Novak are an item?

  3. When asked for comment Beaker responded with “ME?”

  4. A representative for The Muppets responded to these allegations by claiming his clients just had a very literal interpretation of the song “Rape Me”

  5. This is nothing compared to the segment of The Voice I caught last night in which two contestants executed a tasteless rendition of “Heart-Shaped Box.” It was the worst thing I’ve ever seen.

  6. Oh Courtney. I still have residual affection from Live Through This (which I think still holds up, to be honest) but. Oh, Courtney. Did you guys read the Vanity Fair interview with her from last year? It’s good, but again, Oh, Courtney.

  7. When she realizes she’s wrong, I bet she’s going to feel stupid. She already feels contagious.

  8. I have compiled a list of things that would probably make Kurt Cobain suicidal if he hadn’t committed suicide before they happened:
    -Having his music used to make profits for a movie studio
    -Being a trending topic on Twitter
    -Advertisements that play on Youtube before you can watch a Nirvana video
    -a mulatto
    -an albino
    -a mosquito
    -my libidy
    -yeah
    -hey
    -yay

  9. Experience Music Project! Seattle people, is the Kurt Cobain exhibit still there? The one where you can play Smells Like Teen Spirit on an electric guitar? What a great place.

  10. Um…Oscar the Grouch practically fucking INVENTED grunge.

    • Your honor, the defense calls to the stand a witness who will testify that the defendant, Miss Piggy, was in rehab at the time of the rape, and therefore could not have committed this crime.

  11. Well, I never like to blame the victim, but the song “Rape Me” practically condones the Muppets’ actions, I think.

  12. Be like Luke, Courtney!

  13. I’m looking forward to the day when the word “rape” is finally drained of all power and meaning, and people have to move on to an even more loaded word to express their fake exaggerated outrage.

    “I just felt so Holocausted when I heard that song used in that commercial.”

    • “Yes… Holocausted… I like the sound of that… Rolls of the tongue much easier than Crispus-Attucks’d…” — Marketing Exec for Fake Rape Whistles.

  14. Well, if ANYONE knows what it takes to rape the legacy of Kurt Cobain, it’s Courtney.

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