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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.

  • Kitty

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

  • Mia

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

  • Brad

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

  • Grungeluv

    Michael has ALOT of sympathy for that devil…

  • shoegazer

    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.

  • Allison

    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!

  • Krist Chris Cantrell

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

  • Kris

    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.

  • Medea

    This make me happy

  • MJ

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

  • Christine

    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.

  • Cobainsweater

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