Courtney Love, widow of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and lead singer of the band Hole, is back on her ‘sour grapes’ campaign against Gwen Stefani.
Fashion maven and lead singer of the band No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, is recently criticized by Love in an interview with ABC News.
Love verbally attacked Stefani making negative comments about Stefani’s fashion line, L.A.M.B. Love discredits Stefani for the success of the label and suggests that Stefani’s husband, Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of the band Bush, is the brains behind all of Stefani’s success.
Jan. 25, New York Magazine reports, “Love attributed Stefani’s success, her “f**king empire” of a clothing line, L.A.M.B. — to her husband Gavin Rossdale, whom Love said she dated while he was with Stefani.
“His band never did that well but he is very, very smart,” she said. “He runs the Gwen show, that’s him. He runs the clothing line, he f**king built that up, he has nothing else to do.” Love said.
The bad blood between Love and Stefani started when Love called Stefani a “Cheerleader” not a Rock Star.
Stefani released a gritty hit record, reportedly in response to Love’s ‘cheerleader’ comment. The song ‘HollaBack Girl’ earned Gwen Stefani two Grammy Nominations in 2005, one for ‘Best Pop Performance’ and ‘Song of the Year.’
Love later announced on Howard Stern’s radio show that she slept with Stefani’s husband, Gavin Rossdale, while the couple were dating. Love claims she and Rossdale were together for eight months, and that “he was lovely,” they “had a really good time.” She said that ‘he was also sleeping with everyone, me, and a few other people, and Stefani knew about it,” Love said.
Additionally, Love told Howard Stern, “Everyone gave me so much s— because Gavin sounded a lot like Kurt….(Cobain)” Love said. “But man, he was such an Adonis in his day! He got good in bed … something happened. Maybe Gwen taught him, for all I know.”
Gavin Rossdale’s band, BUSH, debut album ‘Stone Sixteen’ sold six-times platinum. Bush went on to become one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1990s, selling over 10 million records in the United States.
Bush had five top ten and two No. 1 singles on the Billboard rock charts, and one No. 1 album for Razorblade Suitcase in 1996.
In 1998, Bush won an American Music Award for ‘Best Alternative Group’ and in 1998 the song “Swallowed” was nominated for a Grammy Award for ‘Best Hard Rock Performance.’ Additionally, the band won several MTV Music Awards.
The band separated in 2002, and reunited in 2010. Bush will be performing in several concert venues in 2013.