COURTNEY LOVE CLAIMS GAVIN ROSSDALE CONTROLS GWEN STEFANI’S CAREER

Published On January 25, 2013 | By Nicole Malczan | Bush, Featured, Hole

ABC recently did a lengthy piece on Courtney Love, and in part of the profile, she talks about her old relationship with Gavin Rossdale and how he supposedly controls wife Gwen Stefani’s career. Here is the excerpt:

“Funny thing, you know, I would’ve never really bet on Gwen,” she said. “Not back in the day.” Love attributed Stefani’s success — her “f**king empire” of a clothing line, L.A.M.B. — to her husband Gavin Rossdale, whom Love said she dated before he got together with Stefani.

“His band never did that well but he is very, very smart,” she said. “He runs the Gwen show, that’s him. He runs the clothing line, he f**king built that up, he has nothing else to do.”

She smiled, shuffling through her purse for a lighter, remembering her relationship with Rossdale. “He was so good looking, but I kind of envisioned that me and Gavin Rossdale would end up on the French Riviera, like, taking tennis lessons and f**king our respective polo teachers.”

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Bio: Nicole Malczan is a freelance writer who gets paid to toil around with words and delve into many exciting topics. Of all of them, her favorite is rock music. Born in the late 80s (and on the same day as Eddie Vedder), she sadly missed the formative years of many of her favorite bands. This may explain her deep love of all things 90s. Fun facts: When she’s not writing, Nicole enjoys watching pro wrestling, shopping for cheap albums at her local record store, working on her novel, and spending far too much money on concerts. Reach out to Nicole at; nicole (at) alternativenation.net
  • super leeds

    Shut. The. Fuck. Up. You. Skank

  • jojo

    Can someone slip her some tranquilizers so she can shut up?

    A whole gallon of drano couldn’t clear up her clogged up soul.

  • Richie

    Right. His band never did well. They didn’t have multiple multi-platinum albums in the 90′s, and a huge rock radio hit in 2011 – 2012. That was the other Bush. I kind of wish she’d die, but then I’d just feel worse for Kurt having to deal with her again.

  • Raj

    His band never did that well, according to Wiki Bush has sold over 10 million albums in the U.S. alone. Sixteen Stone was certified 6x multi-platinum.

  • JULIET90

    This woman has NO SELF RESPECT or DIGNITY but the worst thing is her CRUEL JELOUSY!!! BITCH:) she’s totally CRAZY!!!!!!!!!! we have to help her… well I think we have more important things to do:)
    GWEN= CLASSY vs COURTNEY= TRASHY

  • JULIET90

    she sounds like the most bitter, poisonous and insecure person in the world.

  • Big M

    Yes why why Kurt and not Courtney. Answer me god answer me!

  • Spoonman

    raj has a point

  • Richie

    She brings up her and Gavin’s relationship every few years or so hoping a media outlet will cover it. I am kind of baffled that anyone reports on anything she says anymore. It’s not really outrageous anymore, it’s freaking Courtney Love.

  • Justin

    it’s too bad it wasn’t courtney that shot herself instead of kurt

  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    It has nothing to do with being jealous.

    Most WOMEN know that once you get married at some point you end up conceding some amount of flexibility of freedom be it to have and raise children, etc. Very few couples survive when each member of the relationship is on a separate world tour (almost like traveling sales people).

    Her point is it’s not like Gavin had to NOT tour to have babies, etc.

    Nevertheless, if you actually R E A D what she is saying it’s not an insult, it’s an observation and/or personal opinion.

    You all have those, why can’t Courtney? Oh yeah, because most of you are so blinded by hate that when she is actually clean and on top of her game you can’t wait to see her crash and burn. Save that shit for Lohan, it’s time you all grew up and stopped hating Courtney.

    Let’s see any one of YOU do better trying to walk a mile in her shoes. You’d never live through it (not a pun, a fact).

  • Alex

    You’re just as whacko as she is

  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    ^ says the guy who didn’t READ . :facepalm:

  • Alternadude

    @Christine not quite the same treatment for Corgan and Love eh?

  • J

    Christine, do you still think she is a relevant artist?
    Do you think she is a relevant anything?

  • Alternadude

    You have a way too High opinion of yourself and your opinions Christine

  • Alternadude

    Unreadable Christine

  • J

    Courtney’s face looks weird.
    I hope she doesn’t show up when nirvana gets into the rock n roll hall of fame…

  • Badmotorfinger

    This bitch is dumb. You know might actually give a fuck about her music if she wasn’t such a bitch. Either way Hole sucks, they were good in the early years but they went poppy and started competing with No Doubt.

  • thefreewheelinMarkArm

    Stink
    Her vag
    Trash that comes
    Out
    Of her lips

    Bags of sand
    Placed respectively
    Under her eye
    Hole
    Minus L
    And sometimes
    E

  • versus

    Actually, I think Gavin *does* have a lot of control of L.A.M.B. I believe I read a story a while back where Gwen states this to be true. If I come across it, I’ll post the quote here.

    Bush sold 10 million+ albums? That must mean they’re great, right? Creed & Nickelback have each sold over 40 million. They’re all in the same category as far as I’m concerned – bands that no one respects that have had amazing, head-scratching commercial success. I wonder if Courtney realizes Bush sold a lot more records than she? If Bush “never did that well,” what does Courtney think of her own career?

  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    At folks who asked :

    Billy was out of his mind all 2012 with his interviews.

    Similarly Courtney has been – however, at time when she is NOT, she does make some good points. At times when she is out of her mind, I too post/ask her to please shut up and facepalm myself daily.

    Do I think she is relevant to music in the scope of the bands we appreciate her on this website, no, not at all. But when she is sober, her motivation is the same: she needs competition to get her creativity going. What she doesn’t realize is that she doesn’t have any anymore because all he drugs she did killed what little there was – Hole has three LPs, I appreciated them until she went off the deep end around 2001 with all the lawyers stuff. I don’t listen to them because it hurts.

    Billy with all his ramblings and spewing of hate has put his work, for me, in a similar situation. I don’t load up my SP stuff the way I used to, it just hurts.

    Courtney is a legend in her own mind but she did ask a good question last year for which I don’t think we ever heard an answer: Why did Grohl use the Nirvana account (a collective account to which some have more access than others) to by a $200k car when he has Foo money?

    I’d have used the Foo money and left the $200k for Francis. We’ll never know.

    And as far as Bush goes, their first LP was and still is amazing. That LP will continue to sell just as Nevermind does. No one can dispute that – I still don’t think Courtney’s opinion about it was an insult to Gavin or Bush.

    Unlike Billy who has done nothing but insult everything and everyone all 2012 – a man who should know better from watching along with us the train-wreck that was Courtney Love.

    Does that help you folks get where I’m coming from? And no, I don’t have a high opinion of myself – I don’t even know where that comment came from, was that meant to be some sort of online old fashion message board bait? Sorry, I can’t help you with that.

    @ versus, thank you for your paragraph, if you find that info please do post it. I’d be interested just for curiosities sake at this point.

  • Scott McLean

    I actually like her in a human sort of way, which may sound weird, but I’m sad about Kurt being gone, and I hope she is sad the same way I am, so then we have something in common. We all miss Kurt, those of us who love Nirvana.

  • Jessie

    @Christine..er Is that you Courtney?
    I could care less about Billy or Bush but Dave was an actual member of Nirvana. It does not matter 2 shits how much money he has made off Foo Fighters, he was in both bands. Courtney was married to a member, for 2 and a half years, who died before they got divorced. That makes her “entitled” to what would have been Kurt’s not Dave’s or Krist’s. Francis is Courtney’s child not Dave’s. It’s her job to provide for her own damn child, who by the way is not a child but a grown woman with no job who lives in a huge house(& has a restraining order against Courney). I don’t see either of them waiting tables to get by. Let’s see you give up some of your money you earned to some who did nothing to earn it just because they say you don’t need it.

  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    Unfortunately Jessie, community property laws made what was his, hers.

    If my husband dies tomorrow what is his is mine.

    That’s just the way it is. I everyone wants to be angry with someone, be angry with the pressure and depression that pushed Kurt in the direction he went. If you calculate it and subtract any covers Nirvana did (and subtract Marigold), Kurt owned no less than 94% – and yes it is her job to provide for her child, which is probably why for the last 12 plus years she’s been trying to get people to stop using social security numbers of Francis and Kurt to buy shit.

    None of that has ANYTHING to do with Courtney’s views on Bush or Gaven or Gwen.

    Let’s look at it this way: Courtney did a show, got interviewed, and was not outside of a fast food place with a homeless man sucking her boob at the time. For her a major improvement (my expectations are clearly very low).

    I still don’t think she was trying to insult Bush or Gaven or Gwen.

    *shrug

  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    PS: and as far as Dave goes, his percent if you calculate it out (copyright royalty, not performance royalty) is 2%. And you’re right none of it matters. What I simply don’t understand is the hatred, violent hatred. None of us were there, how are we any more entitled to be so hateful when we were neither in the band nor the marriage. I don’t hate Billy, but really, looking back at 2012, it seems that he was less sane than clover. Maybe he will have a better 2013.

    Bush, who I saw at “not so silent night” a couple of years ago, is well worth seeing live. Gwen I wouldn’t know, I don’t follow her work (not the sound I follow).

  • NevertheMachine

    Bush didn’t do well?!?!?! And HOLE did?!?! We never would even hear about her unless she had married Cobain….. Bush is awesome

  • Joe Makeup

    @Richie: What was Bush’s “big rock radio hit” in 2011-2012?

  • Jessie

    @Christine..er Is that you Courtney?
    I could care less about Billy or Bush but Dave was an actual member of Nirvana. It does not matter 2 shits how much money he has made off Foo Fighters, he was in both bands. Courtney was married to a member, for 2 and a half years, who died before they got divorced. That makes her “entitled” to what would have been Kurt’s not Dave’s or Krist’s. Francis is Courtney’s child not Dave’s. It’s her job to provide for her own damn child, who by the way is not a child but a grown woman with no job who lives in a huge house(& has a restraining order against Courney). I don’t see either of them waiting tables to get by. Let’s see you give up some of your money you earned to some who did nothing to earn it just because they say you don’t need it.

    P.S You are the one who does not read the comment.

  • Pingfah

    Wow, she is bordering on delusional, Bush’s first album has sold twice as many copies as Hole’s entire discography combined! And they have two other platinum albums besides that. Christ, their second album also sold more than Hole’s entire discography combined.

    If they “never did that well”, then by comparison Hole were absolute nobodies.

  • Richie

    @Joe Makeup ‘The Sound Of Winter’ was all over the radio last year. It was in my area of the U.S. anyway.

    By the way, if you want to read about the real Courtney Love, check out the book ‘Love and Death; The Murder of Kurt Cobain’ by Max Wallace and Ian Halperin. I’m not much for conspiracy theories and was very skeptical when I picked this up a few years ago, but it definitely changed my mind. And yes it raises questions as to Courtney’s involvement.

  • Hailey

    Yes, Courtney is a crazy fuck. You would be too if your husband, the only one who really understood you, blew his head off and you had to take (even more…) drugs to help forget and numb yourself, and her daughter can’t decide if she wants to be distant or involved with her crazy ass.

    But compared to Gwen, Courtney has more talent. Her lyrics are cryptic, yet in your face. They are well thought out and she has quite the vocabulary, even though she sucks at spelling. She is one of the best lyricists I’ve ever heard. Unlike Gwen, she has been through real shit. She’s been to Hell and back several times, even before she met Kurt. Courtney has put so much time into her craft, and I feel like she cares about it more. She doesn’t give a fuck if she’s playing tiny little clubs. She’s happy to be doing what she’s doing, and has such a passion for writing.

    Also, Courtney can play an instrument. Unlike Gwen. Courtney also has a higher vocal range and one-of-a-kind voice, whereas Gwen sounds like a twelve year old, pre-pubescent adolescent girl who writes about teenage, pop-y things, not real things. Even when Hole went through the whole Pop stage with Celebrity Skin, the quality of the lyrics never changed, although the style of composition had. People are deceived by their ears with what they hear in the music, not the lyrics.

    …Sour over a past love and record sales or not, Courtney has more talent. Period.

  • GwynnKatie

    Christine, I completely understand you. Although I am guilty of posting very disparaging remarks about Courtney (her attention seeking behavior just irritates me at times) – for the most part I feel sad for her and am glad when she seems to be getting back on track with her music and her life, such as her gigs at Sundance, and NYC.

    I want her to do well because of Frances (that poor child really got a tough break) and I believe if she and Frances were to begin to repair their relationship in a healthy direction it would be good for both of them, especially Courtney. A child’s love (and a parent’s positive involvement in their life) is a very grounding experience. Courtney needs a grounded atmosphere.

    Courtney’s early life was cold and unstable to say the least. I blame her selfish, flighty, drug using parents and although Courtney as an adult is responsible for her own adult behavior – no one can escape the results of emotional neglect as a small child. If many of you knew what she endured from age 6 through 16 you might better understand her particular brand of blunt speaking. (Yes I know most of you hate her and could care less about all of this – please save your energy and breath…) She comes across as harsh when she’s just saying truth – her truth is stated with no BS or delicate padding to soften the truth.

    You did a nice job of stating your opinion Christine. Don’t let the idiots here get to you. I certainly don’t.

    Peace

  • Richie

    The problem with you arguing that Courtney has more talent is not whether you’re right or wrong, but the simple fact that the whole “feud” or whatever is one sided. Courtney takes shots at Gwen, or she brings up the fact that her and Gavin were together earlier in the 90′s to be an asshole. Do you ever hear or read about Gwen releasing some negative statement about Courtney Love? She doesn’t even respond to statements Love makes about her first. I couldn’t find anything anyway. So no one is arguing about Love possibly having more talent. I think a lot of people just think she’s an asshole for constantly talking shit about someone who hasn’t said anything negative about her. If she has so much more talent, let her fucking get off her ass and clean herself up and make more music, and stop piggybacking off of successful people by making insulting comments just to get into a tabloid or gossip report.

  • Millz

    No Courtney. Unlike you, she just isnt a pill popping drug addict who scribbles a dress on a piece of paper and says I’d like to be a designer. She works hard and follows through with her ideas rather than losing them in the haze of drug addiction.

    Why don’t you grow up and stop taking drugs. You’re almost 50 years old for fucks sake? Your career is shit. You’ve wasted your best years on drugs. You’re like Axl Rose only Axl is smart enought to go out and tour on a regular basis instead of relying on his Appetite for Destruction money which he made, or in your case the Nevermind money an album you had nothing to do with whatsoever.

  • GwynnKatie

    I think a lot of people just think she’s an asshole for constantly talking shit about someone who hasn’t said anything negative about her… let her fucking get off her ass and clean herself up and make more music… (and stop) …making insulting comments just to get into a tabloid or gossip report.

    And although I sincerely hope that she cleans her life up — unfortunately ^^^ this above observation is where Courtney and her big mouth and drug-driven decisions place her almost every time.
    Good statement Richie.

    Maybe Courtney will see it.

    Peace

  • This Guy

    When Courtney speaks her mind, all that’s heard is the sound of crickets.