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Courtney Love takes on Nirvana's remaining two
By Sounni de Fontenay
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2001-12-21
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Source: Mi2N - December 14, 2001

An ugly battle is brewing between Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain's widow, and the remaining two members of Nirvana, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl. Love has gone to court to take of the legacy of Nirvana's music and to prevent the release of a previously unreleased track on a new Nirvana box set.

In an open letter, Krist and Dave explain the situation, "In September, 1997, we decided to set down some rules by which we could make decisions together. We formed Nirvana L.L.C. ('limited liability corporation'), with equal representation from Dave, Krist and the Cobain Estate, ultimately represented by Courtney. Our agreement is structured so that each of the members can voice his or her opinion on any matter. Courtney's interest in the L.L.C. is that of representative of the Estate of Kurt Cobain. The fact is that Nirvana L.L.C. makes the decisions about the band, not Courtney nor any other individual. Our agreement has served all three parties well.

"In 1998, we decided together to produce a great boxed set and include "You Know You're Right." All of the members of Nirvana, including Courtney, made and signed a deal with Geffen Records for its release... Then, in May, Courtney filed a lawsuit to take over control of Nirvana, then went to court to block the release of the never before released track, "You Know You're Right." Courtney claims that her lawsuit is concerned with the proper management and revitalization of Kurt's legacy. In truth, her actions are only about the revitalization of her career motivated solely by her blind self-interest."

Love has already been in a public battle with the Universal label (of which Geffen is a part) over the contract for her band Hole.

A letter from the Cobain family counters Krist's and Dave's argument. "Kurt Cobain was Nirvana. He named the band, hired its members, played guitar, wrote the songs, fronted the band onstage and in interviews and took responsibility for the band's business decisions. Kurt Cobain wrote almost all of Nirvana's music. Over 93% of the band's song copyrights are in his name. There is a large trove of unreleased tapes that deserve a proper release, tapes that include several songs that neither Krist nor Dave have ever heard.

"Kurt Cobain refused to sign a partnership agreement with the other members of Nirvana when he was alive, so any claims that the band was a "partnership" are at best revisionist history. The partnership agreement that exists now was forced upon Kurt's heirs. The family signed it after attorneys threatened them with a Washington law that supposedly would have required the family to turn over all interest in Nirvana to Krist and Dave."

This issue will not be resolved overnight!

Related News from Mi2N:
» Letter To Kurt Cobain/Nirvana Fans From The Family Of Kurt Cobain
» An Open Letter To Nirvana Fans From Krist Novoselic And Dave Grohl


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