Grunge Star Claims Courtney Love Was With ‘Enemy’ When Kurt Cobain Died


New York Daily News has up a new short summary of former Hole drummer Patty Schemel’s new memoir.

The hard-rock drummer met Kurt Cobain in 1986, and it was the Nirvana front man who recommended Schemel to his wife, Courtney Love, who was looking for a drummer for her band, Hole. After the audition, Schemel says that the first question Love asked her was, “What kind of drugs do you do?” Schemel got the gig and became a roommate to Love and Cobain.

She theorizes that one of the reasons Cobain didn’t want to be a huge celebrity is because he had no interest in kicking his drug habit and didn’t want to be asked about it by the media.

Despite his addiction, Schemel says the late rocker was a besotted father to baby Frances Bean Cobain and would spend hours playing with her.

In 1994, when Schemel heard that Cobain had shot himself to death, she says she rushed over to Love’s home and found her upstairs and intoxicated “with an old friend” whom the singer had in the past called an “enemy,” though who that person was remains unclear.