Courtney Love Claims Most Grunge Hits Were About Her: ‘I Am The Messiah’


Courtney Love discussed 90’s Grunge hits in a new podcast interview with Anna Faris. Alternative Nation transcribed the quotes.

“I listen to Lithium [on Sirius XM], which is like all of the 90’s songs and a lot of them are actually about me, which is interesting. There’s so many Smashing Pumpkins song about me, there’s a Bush song about me. I remember I used to date this movie star in the 90’s and we were listening to KROQ, and there were like 6 songs in a row, and 5 of them were about me. I told him that and he was like, ‘No they aren’t!’ I was like, ‘Yeah they are! I dated every one of those guys dude!’ He was like, ‘You’re such a slut!'”

Love also discussed why she views herself as ‘the messiah’ and a female Jesus Christ when she performs live.

“Last year I toured with Lana Del Ray, after playing a brief stint of playing in 2 to 3,000 seaters. I didn’t really like them, they’re not as fun as 10 to 20,000 seaters. You get a bigger vibe, if you have a messianic complex. I think I’m the messiah, and I want you to drink my Kool-Aid when I’m on stage. A shot of tequila, and I think I’m Jesette [a female Jesus].”