There have been unsubstantiated rumors over the years that Courtney Love cheated on Kurt Cobain with Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando, but this was debunked by Dando in a new interview with Greg Prato on Songfacts.
He first discussed getting pranked called by Kurt Cobain.
“That was when they were making In Utero. They were calling a bunch of people and doing prank phone calls. I was happy to be included.
It was an inside job though, because we had their tour manager. It was orchestrated very carefully through our tour manager, who was friends with them. So, it was easy for them to do it, because they had an inside thing to tell me, ‘Madonna is trying to call you.’ My tour manager told me that, so I had no reason to think it wasn’t true. I’ve heard it – I think it’s funny.”
Prato then asked, “Were you friendly at all with Kurt?”
Dando responded, “Could have been friendlier. It was sort of a weird situation with his girlfriend, Courtney [Love]. We toured with Mudhoney [who were friends of Nirvana’s and toured with them]. We just never really hooked up until afterwards. We went to their rehearsal once and had a good time. We knew each other a little bit, but not very well. He was a good guy though.”
Greg Prato has also shared a GoFundMe for Sylvain Sylvain of NY Dolls with Alternative Nation.
Sylvain Sylvain, songwriter and original longtime member of the NY Dolls was recently diagnosed with cancer. He has been undergoing treatment that appears to be moving along successfully but has a long way to go. This fund will be of great assistance in getting him back on his feet.
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