Published On February 12, 2013 | By Brett Buchanan | Featured, Hole, R.E.M.

Click here to listen to former Hole frontwoman Courtney Love and former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe’s new duet “Rio Grande.” The track is off of the new compilation Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys, which was curated by Johnny Depp.

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  1. Kitty says:

    Ummm…That’s just a little too weird for me. Nothing wrong with it necessarily, I just don’t find the song appealing.

  2. Mia says:

    Wow, this song actually turned out pretty well. Might have to get that album when it comes out here soon.

  3. Brad says:

    Sounds like Courtney’s balls finally dropped. Good for her.

  4. Grungeluv says:

    Michael has ALOT of sympathy for that devil…

  5. shoegazer says:

    I’m glad these two are still friends, as Michael was extremely close to Kurt at the time of his death. I think this song sounds pretty good, and I like how Courtney sings the low parts. It’s a nice compliment to Stipe’s vocals.

  6. Allison says:

    It sounds really good, i love court and michael.You can say what you will about Courtney but she is a fantastic singer as is michael, I am really happy they decided to do this!

  7. Krist Chris Cantrell says:

    Courtney sounds like she’s been inhaling exhaust fumes because she wants to sound like Patty Smith and Maryann Faithfull

  8. Kris says:

    Not my style of music but they do sound very good together. I’m happy to know they still remain friends too since like shoegazer said … Stipe was close to Kurt.

  9. Medea says:

    This make me happy

  10. MJ says:

    Uh, what? Since when is Courtney Love a “fantastic singer”? Have you heard her sing live? Even she would disagree.

  11. Christine says:

    shoegazer, well said.

    MJ, I’ve seen her live and she delivers the goods. Screaming and Cigarettes do catch up with one’s vocal cords.

    Very nice photo.

  12. Cobainsweater says:

    Stipe must have the patience of a saint to have remained friends with her for so long and steered clear of her wrath.

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