Comedian Dom Irrera recently performed at Comedy Central’s Bruce Willis roast, and he poked some fun at Edward Norton, who was also in attendance. Norton dated Courtney Love in the late 90’s, and he was her first longterm boyfriend after Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994. Irrera referenced the Kurt Cobain murder conspiracy theory with a vicious joke at Norton’s expense.
He said, “Edward Norton. Ed, you did a movie called Primal Fear. It was named after the feeling he got every time he banged Courtney Love without a condom. It’s a true story ladies and gentlemen. Is this thing on, is it on? Actually he dated Courtney Love, but he never became famous enough for her to have him murdered.”
Norton was shown uncomfortably laughing in reaction.
Interpol’s Paul Banks discussed Nirvana and Kurt Cobain in a new Pitchfork article.
“We moved back to New Jersey for my junior year of high school. I was coming off my sophomore year in Spain—drinking in bars, smokin’ doobs, hanging out in a major European city, and living a pretty dope fuckin’ life. So moving back to the same school district where I’d been bullied after all of that, I was like [puts up two middle fingers], ‘This is for all of y’all. Suck my balls.’
Lunch was a defining time in high school. Sometimes I’d eat with a jock who was a cool bro. Sometimes I’d eat with the Asian raver girls. Sometimes I’d eat alone. I was an outcast, but not quite. There was this girl I met who was on some shit—she had her own zine and introduced me to some really cool shit. She took me to see a band play in a garage in a New Jersey subdivision, and I was like, ‘This is cool.’
I discovered and became obsessed with them. I remember listening to Nevermind with my brother and my mom, and she was as into it as we were. Nirvana helped me understand that music was what I wanted to do with my life. When guidance counselors called me in and asked what my plans were, I’d say, ‘I want to be a rock star.'”