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Courtney Love Is The Subject Of New Fashion Blog

Courtney Love

Courtney Love

Courtney Love Is The Subject Of New Fashion Blog. Courtney Love was a fashion icon for about five minutes when she cleaned herself up circa 1997 and became the face of Versace and covered Harper’s Bazaar. But for the most part, she’s just bizarre. But with a new fashion blog, she’s hoping to get back to her red carpet heyday. Love launched a new blog, What Courtney Wore Today, to show that while she’s a mess, she’s well dressed. The purpose of the blog is reportedly to try and clean up her image and show off her fashionable side yet again. The blog is chockfull of extremely blurry camera phone pictures of Love in get-ups by designers like Prada, Givenchy, Lanvin, Valentino, Balmain, and more. Only Courtney Love can make these designers look grungy. Love’s imagine only became worse as reports of her behavior at shows on her current tour, in support of Hole’s latest album “Nobody’s Daughter,” said that she wasn’t performing up to par and also spewing racist remarks. While What Courtney Wore Today will continue to feature the singer’s daily designer ensembles, I imagine a What Courtney Said Today blog would be more popular.

Artwork by Kurt Cobain’s Daughter Shown in L.A.

Artwork by Kurt Cobain's Daughter Shown in L.A.

Artwork by Kurt Cobain's Daughter Shown in L.A.

Artwork by Kurt Cobain’s Daughter Shown in L.A.   The daughter of the ill-fated father of grunge, Frances Bean Cobain, 17, has a new show of her drawings at La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles. The child of Kurt Cobain and troubled rocker Courtney Love, Frances Cobain’s subject matter runs from dark to grotesque in a collection of works titled “Scumf-ck.” The show’s 8 black and white drawn compositions features a series of obese and pointedly ugly charicatures, either tattooed or captioned with slogans like “life sucks” or “I don’t give a sh-t,” the Huffington Post reported.  The centerpiece of the collection is a portrait of punk anti-hero GG Allin, who battled a heroin addiction, like Kurt Cobain, but is revered in punk circles for rejecting commercial success. Frances Bean Cobain’s show hangs under the pseudonym “Fiddle Tim.” The precocious 17-year-old is legally emancipated from her mother, Courtney Love, who has famously and publicly dealt with her own substance abuse problems. The two have been estranged since December of 2009, reports People,  but Courtney offered her daughter’s artistic venture praise via Twitter: “I think it is astonishing & considering her chemistry its a good thing.  What if she had to keep all those demons bottled up?” “I adore my daughter and miss her,” Courtney wrote.  “But that scumf-ck stuff is cool.”

Courtney Love had sex with Kate Moss

Courtney Love had sex with Kate Moss

Courtney Love had sex with Kate Moss

Courtney Love had sex with Kate Moss .  The Hole singer says she and the supermodel had a fling in Milan, Italy, in the 90s but is adamant Kate won’t care about her lesbian revelations.   She told Irish magazine Hot Press: ‘It was Kate Moss. She doesn’t care. It’s a great story for the grandchildren, so yeah. Kate wasn’t doing a lot of drugs it was just a thing that happened in Milan in the 90s.   ‘It happened and it was fun and whatever. And she talks about it and so I hope she doesn’t get mad that I outed her about it.  ‘I feel like such a kiss and tell. Kate’s great, though! Kate’s a good friend of mine. I almost bought her house in St John’s Wood, London.’  Both Kate and Courtney have had tempestuous love lives.  Kate, 36, is currently dating The Kills guitarist Jamie Hince, and has previously romanced Johnny Depp and troubled singer Pete Doherty.  Courtney is best known for her marriage to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who killed himself in April 1994. She also dated Gavin Rossdale prior to his marriage to No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani.  Discussing Gavin, she said: ‘Me and Gavin dated for eight months, but never when they were engaged. He was playing the field. One night Gavin made roast chicken and it was really, really good. And then we snogged and he was really good at it. He’d improved vastly from the last time we’d snogged.’   She is currently in a relationship with hotelier Andre Balazs and is said to have ‘hit the roof’ last week when he began chatting to a business partner on a night out.   A source said: ‘Andre was stopped by a woman he knew. As soon as he started talking to her, Courtney hit the roof. It was obvious to everyone that the woman was a business associate, but not to Courtney. She acted like a toddler!’

Courtney Love on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CBS

Courtney Love on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CBS

Courtney Love on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CBS

Singer, songwriter, actress. Born Courtney Michelle Harrison on July 9, 1964, in San Francisco, California. Outspoken, brash, and sometimes out of control, Courtney Love has become one of alternative rock’s most fascinating figures. She is the widow of legendary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain as well as an accomplished solo artist in her own right.  Love, however, has made more headlines for her outrageous exploits than her talent. Her parents—Hank Harrison, an associate of the Grateful Dead and Linda Carroll, a therapist—divorced when she was only five years old. Raised by her mother, Love lived in a commune for several years. She then spent time in a reform school in her early teens for shoplifting and became a stripper at the age of 16, according to an article in Stella magazine.  While living in Oregon, she befriended Kat Bjelland. After a few attempts at college, Love spent a lot of time traveling the world, visiting places such as Japan, Ireland, and even Liverpool where she met a musician named Julian Cope and moved in with him, becoming a regular face at his gigs. She funded her travels with money she received from her grandmother and from working as a stripper. The relationship didn’t last and Love eventually returned to America. Love joined up with old friend Bjelland, forming the all-female punk trio Sugar Baby Doll with Jennifer Finch. Love and Bjelland developed their trademark fashion style around this time, appearing on stage in babydoll dresses, heavy make-up, and with messy hair. The band split up after Bjelland kicked Love out of the group. Finch went on to become the bassist in L7, another female-driven alternative rock group. Later Love and Bjelland reunited to create Babes in Toyland in 1987 with Lori Barbero on drums. But soon Love was pushed out by Bjelland. In addition to music, Love tried acting. She caught the attention of film director Alex Cox in 1986 who decided to cast her in a small role in Sid and Nancy. The film told the story of punk music’s most famous star-crossed lovers, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his lover Nancy Spungen, which starred Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb. Sid and Nancy wasn’t a success but Love persisted with her acting career with another of Cox’s ventures, Straight To Hell, the following year, but this was even more of a flop, going straight to DVD. Living in Los Angeles, Love started to take music more seriously, learning to become a better guitar player. She founded her own band Hole in 1989 with Eric Erlandson after he replied to an ad she placed for musicians. They then brought in Jill Emery on bass and Caroline Rue on drums. Soon the group was making waves in the underground music scene with such singles as “Dicknail” and “Retard Girl.” Produced by Don Fleming of Gumball and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Hole’s debut album, Pretty on the Inside (1991), attracted some critical attention in England. Love soon began to meet and befriend more influential musicians such as Michael Stipe of REM and Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins. Tonight  Tu 4/27: Courtney Love, Michael Caine, Hole on the Lateshow  with David Letterman.

Robert Pattinson, Scarlett Johansson To Play Kurt And Courtney In New Biopic

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson, Scarlett Johansson To Play Kurt And Courtney In New Biopic. Tween heartthrob Robert Pattinson is reportedly set to play the late Kurt Cobain in an upcoming biopic. The rock god’s widow, Courtney Love, apparently wanted the “Twilight” star to portray her husband and Scarlett Johansson to play her. The 23-year-old British actor has allegedly been in regular contact with Love, UK’s The Sun said. Love, who has been handed a key role in the production of the project at Universal Pictures, wanted the young star to play her husband.   As for the actress to play her, Love is apparently going for Johansson, who bears some resemblance to her.   A source told the paper, “This is a big money deal for Courtney. She has agreed to the film on condition that she gets to decide the main aspects of the project including director, casting, screenplay and music.”   “Robert has been calling and emailing her non-stop. She has been a bit wound up by his manners, but he is her number one choice to play Kurt.”  “She is adamant Scarlett will play her. Scarlett is friendly with Frances Bean, her daughter with Kurt.” Cobain shot himself in 1994.

Courtney Love’s Band Hole To Release “Nobody’s Daughter” In April

Courtney Love's Band Hole To Release "Nobody's Daughter" In April

Courtney Love's Band Hole To Release "Nobody's Daughter" In April

Courtney Love’s Band Hole To Release “Nobody’s Daughter” In April.  Despite the legal dramas in her life, Courtney Love has still managed to make an album with her band Hole. “Nobody’s Daughter” will be released by Mercury/IDJ in April.  The 45-year-old rocker says the album took five years to finish, adding to SPIN magazine that she relied on “the kindness of strangers” just to complete the project.  The “strangers” are said to be her former collaborators, including Linda Perry, Billy Corgan, and producer Michael Beinhorn, who have all since distanced themselves from the project.  According to the magazine, Beinhorn quit after almost a year due to Love’s “fragmented focus,” saying Kurt Cobain’s widow had a lot of personal issues that “made it impossible to do the sort of work that I wanted.” “Nobody’s Daughter” is Love’s first album since “America’s Sweetheart” in 2004 and Hole’s first release since “Celebrity Skin” in 1998. Since then, Hole’s line-up has been changed. Joining Love are new members guitarist Micko Larkin, bassist Shawne Dailey, and drummer Stuart Fisher.  The album will be released April 27.

Courtney Love lets off steam about Ryan Adams

courtney-love2Courtney Love wants to punch Ryan Adams.  The former Hole singer would not hesitate to attack the ‘New York, New York’ singer if she ever met him in the street. Courtney wrote on her MySpace blog: “People i would hit if i saw them: Ryan Adams (sic).”   The 44-year-old singer also lashes out at Ryan’ new wife Mandy Moore – who married the alternative musician in March – in the confusing rant, saying she does not understand how Mandy can bear to be intimate with him.  She wrote: “Christ ugh igh ugh Mandy Moore ick the thoufghg of her sticking her toungue downthat filthy hatch…i might as well go watch ‘Hostelle’ ill feel better), ick, dirty sheets, ick no toothbrush, smelly ass, ick i LOATHE that guy (sic).”  This is not the first time Courtney has made disparaging remarks about Ryan on her blog. Last year, she accused him of stealing $858,000 from her daughter Frances Bean – who was left the money when her father, Courtney’s husband Nirvana star Kurt Cobain, committed suicide in 1994 – to make his 2003 album ‘Rock n Roll’.  She wrote at the time: “does that makje youf eel like a big man ? stealing from a suicide? A MARTYRED HERO? … as God Is My Witness Ryan you will pay back every f***ing penny of this. 858,000 dollars for Rock n Roll ? wow you were living large- most people reading this dont even know what record or even artist im referring to , as your just this cult americana wanna be dylan thing. “your ENTIRE album and meals and drugs and Hotels and outboard gear and wasted fabullous guitars STRAIGHT OUT OF FRANCES”S TRUST FUND (sic).”

Courtney Love accused of ‘terrorise and destroy’

courtney-loveCourtney Love has been accused of trying to ‘terrorise and destroy’ a fashion designer.  Dawn Simorangkir – who owns the Boudoir Queen clothing line – has filed a lawsuit against the former Hole singer, claiming Courtney has threatened and spread lies about her. The suit, which was filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday (26.03.09), states Courtney ‘has embarked in what is nothing short of an obsessive and delusional crusade to terrorise and destroy’ Dawn.  The designer – who is suing for libel, breach of contract, invasion of privacy and emotional distress – alleges Courtney falsely accused Dawn of selling cocaine and being a drug addict, prostitute and a thief. Dawn also claims the singer called her a ‘horrible lying  bitch: (Demeaning term. To be someone’s bitch is to be taken advantage of).  and an ‘asswipe (one who behaves in an offensive, pompous manner; JERK, nasty lying hoebag thief’. Insisting she is ‘the latest victim of the rocker’s volatile personality, hair trigger temper, and malicious and tortuous behaviour”, Dawn alleges Courtney threatened her life by saying she would be ‘hunted until she was dead’.  The pair first met when Courtney – the widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain – asked if she could buy some clothes from Dawn last year, but became ‘infatuated’ with her.  The designer – who is seeking unspecified damages – alleges she gave over $4,000 worth of couture clothing to the 44-year-old singer last February, but Courtney refused to pay.

About Foo Fighters

foo-fighters1Foo Fighters are an American alternative rock/post-grunge band formed by singer/guitarist Dave Grohl in 1995 in Seattle, USA. Grohl formed the group as a one-man project after the dissolution of his previous band Nirvana in 1994. Prior to the release of Foo Fighters in 1995, Grohl drafted Nate Mendel (bass), William Goldsmith (drums), and Pat Smear (guitar) to complete the group. Goldsmith left during the recording of the group’s second album The Colour and the Shape (1997), soon followed by Smear. They were replaced by Taylor Hawkins and Franz Stahl, respectively, although Stahl left prior to the recording of the group’s third album, There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999).

Chris Shiflett joined as the band’s second guitarist after the completion of There Is Nothing Left to Lose. The band released its fourth album One by One in 2002. The group followed that release with the two-disc In Your Honor (2005), which was split between acoustic songs and harder-rocking material. Foo Fighters released its sixth album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace in 2007. Over the course of the band’s career, three of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album, and all six have been nominated for Grammys. More informations on Foo Fighters’s official site www.foofighters.com.

Formation and debut album
Dave Grohl joined the band Nirvana as the group’s drummer in 1990. In order to occupy himself during tours, he took a guitar with him and wrote songs. Grohl held back these songs from the band; he said in 1997, “I was in awe of frontman Kurt Cobain’s songs. And intimidated. I thought it was best that I keep my songs to myself.” Instead, Grohl occasionally booked studio time to record demos, and even issued a cassette of some of those songs called Pocketwatch under the pseudonym “Late!” in 1992.

Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home on April 8, 1994, and Nirvana subsequently disbanded. Grohl received offers to work with various artists, and almost accepted a permanent position as the drummer in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Ultimately Grohl declined and instead entered a studio in October 1994 to record twelve of the forty songs he had written. With the exception of a guitar part on “X-Static” by Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs, Grohl played every instrument and sang every vocal on the tracks. “I was supposed to just join another band and be a drummer the rest of my life,” Grohl later said. “I thought that I would rather do what no-one expected me to do. I enjoy writing music and I enjoy trying to sing, and there’s nothing anyone can really do to discourage me.” Grohl completed an album’s worth of material in five days and handed out cassette copies of the sessions to his friends for feedback.

Grohl hoped to keep his anonymity and release the recordings in a limited run under the title “Foo Fighters”, taken from the World War II term “foo fighter”, used to refer to unidentified flying objects. However, the demo tape circulated in the music industry, creating interest among record labels. Grohl formed a band to support the album. Initially, Grohl talked to former Nirvana band mate Krist Novoselic about joining the group, but both decided against it. “For Krist and I, it would have felt really natural and really great”, Grohl explained. “But for everyone else, it would have been weird, and it would have left me in a really bad position. Then I really would have been under the microscope.” Having heard about the disbanding of Seattle-based emo band Sunny Day Real Estate, Grohl drafted the group’s bass player, Nate Mendel, and drummer, William Goldsmith. Grohl asked Pat Smear, who served touring guitarist for Nirvana after the release of its 1993 album In Utero, to join as the group’s second guitarist. Grohl ultimately licensed the album to Capitol Records, releasing it on his new record label, Roswell Records.

The group played its debut show at a keg party in February 1995. Grohl refused to do interviews or tour large venues to promote the album. Foo Fighters undertook their first major tour in the spring of 1995, opening for Mike Watt. The band’s first single “This Is a Call” was released in June 1995, and its debut album Foo Fighters was released the next month. “I’ll Stick Around”, “For All the Cows” and “Big Me” were released as subsequent singles. The band spent the following months on tour, including their first appearance at the Reading Festival in England in August.

The Colour and the Shape
After touring through the spring of 1996, Foo Fighters entered a studio in Woodinville, Washington with producer Gil Norton to record its second album. While Grohl once again wrote all the songs, the rest of the band collaborated on the arrangements. With the sessions nearly complete, Grohl took the rough mixes with him to Los Angeles, intending to finish up his vocal and guitar parts. While there, Grohl realized that he wasn’t happy with how the mixes were turning out, and the band “basically re-recorded almost everything”. During the L.A. sessions, Grohl played drums on some of the songs. Goldsmith said Grohl did not tell him that he recorded new drum parts for the record and, feeling betrayed, left the band.

In need of a replacement for Goldsmith, Grohl contacted Alanis Morissette’s touring drummer Taylor Hawkins to see if he could recommend anybody. Grohl was surprised when Hawkins volunteered his own services as drummer. Hawkins made his debut with the group in time for the release of its second album, The Colour and the Shape, in May 1997. The album spawned the singles “Monkey Wrench”, “My Hero”, and “Everlong”.

Pat Smear announced to the rest of the group that he wanted to leave the band to pursue other interests. Four months later in September 1997 at the MTV Video Music Awards, Smear simultaneously publicly announced his departure from the band and introduced his replacement, Grohl’s former Scream bandmate Franz Stahl. Stahl toured with the band for the next few months, and appeared on two tracks that the band recorded for movie soundtracks, a re-recording of “Walking After You” for The X-Files and “A320” for Godzilla.

There Is Nothing Left to Lose
In 1998, Foo Fighters traveled to Grohl’s home state of Virginia to write music for its third album. However, Grohl and Stahl were unable to co-operate as songwriters; Grohl told Kerrang! in 1999, “In those few weeks it just seemed like the three of us were moving in one direction and Franz wasn’t”. Grohl was distraught about the decision to fire Stahl, as the two had been friends since childhood. The remaining trio of Grohl, Mendel, and Hawkins spent the next several months recording the band’s third album, There Is Nothing Left to Lose, in Grohl’s Virginia home studio. The album spawned several singles, including “Learn to Fly”, the band’s first single to reach the US Hot 100.

Before the release of the album, Capitol president Gary Gersh was forced out of the label. Given Grohl’s history with Gersh, Foo Fighters’ contract had included a “key man clause” that allowed them to leave the label upon Gersh’s departure. They subsequently left Capitol and signed to rca, who later acquired the rights to the band’s Capitol albums.
Chris Shiflett joined Foo Fighters as a touring guitarist before becoming a full member

After recording was completed, the band auditioned a number of potential guitarists, and eventually settled on Chris Shiflett, who previously performed with No Use for a Name and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. Shiflett initially joined the band as touring guitarist, but achieved full-time status prior to the recording of the group’s fourth album.

That same year, Foo Fighters established a relationship with rock band Queen, of whom the band (particularly Grohl and Hawkins) are fans. Guitarist Brian May added a guitar track to Foo Fighters’ second cover of Pink Floyd’s “Have a Cigar”, which appeared on the soundtrack to the movie Mission Impossible 2. When Queen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2001, Grohl and Hawkins were invited to perform with the band on “[track artist=Queen]Tie Your Mother Down”, with Grohl filling in on vocals for Freddie Mercury. In 2002, guitarist May contributed guitar work to “Tired of You” and an outtake called “Knucklehead”. The bands have performed together on several occasions since, including VH1 Rock Honors and Foo Fighters’ headlining concert in Hyde Park.

One by One
Near the end of 2001, the band reconvened to record their fourth album. After spending four months in a Los Angeles studio completing the album, Grohl spent some time helping Queens of the Stone Age complete their 2002 album Songs for the Deaf. Once the Queens of the Stone Age album was finished, Grohl, inspired by the sessions, decided to reconvene Foo Fighters to rework a few songs on their album. Instead, they re-recorded nearly all of the album (save “Tired of You”) in a ten-day stretch at Grohl’s studio in Virginia. The final album was released in October of 2002 under the title One by One. Singles from the album included “All My Life”, “Times Like These”, “Low”, and “Have It All”. The band later expressed displeasure with the album. Grohl told Rolling Stone in 2005, “Four of the songs were good, and the other seven I never played again in my life. We rushed into it, and we rushed out of it.”

For most of its history, the band chose to stay away from the political realm. However, in 2004 prior to donating 3 million dollars to the new Pittsburgh Penguins arena, upon learning that George W. Bush’s presidential campaign was using “Times Like These” at rallies, Grohl decided to lend his public support to John Kerry’s campaign. Grohl attended several Kerry rallies and occasionally performed solo acoustic sets. The entire band eventually joined Grohl for a performance in Arizona coinciding with one of the presidential debates.

In Your Honor and acoustic tour
Having spent a year and a half touring behind One by One, Grohl did not want to rush into recording another Foo Fighters record. Initially Grohl intended to write acoustic material by himself, but eventually the project involved the entire band. To record its fifth album, the band shifted to Los Angeles and built a recording studio, dubbed Studio 606 West. Grohl insisted that the album be divided into two discs–one full of rock songs, the other featuring acoustic tracks. In Your Honor was released in June 2005. The album’s singles included “Best of You”, “DOA”, “Resolve”, “No Way Back”, and “Miracle”.

On June 17, 2006, Foo Fighters performed their largest non-festival headlining concert to date at London’s Hyde Park. The band was supported by Juliette and the Licks, Angels & Airwaves, Queens of the Stone Age, and Motörhead. Motörhead’s Lemmy joined the band on stage to sing “Shake Your Blood” from Dave Grohl’s Probot album. Also, as a surprise performance, Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen jammed with Foo Fighters, playing part of “We Will Rock You” as a lead into “Tie Your Mother Down”.

In further support of In Your Honor, the band decided to organize a short acoustic tour for the summer of 2006. The tour included former member Pat Smear, who rejoined the band as an extra guitarist, Petra Haden on violin and backup vocals, Drew Hester on percussion, and Rami Jaffee of The Wallflowers on keyboards/piano. While much of the setlist focused on In Your Honor’s acoustic half, the band also used the opportunity to play lesser-known songs such as “Ain’t It the Life”, “Floaty”, and “See You”. The band also performed “[track artist=Foo Fighters]Marigold”, a Pocketwatch-era song that was best-known as a Nirvana B-side.

In November 2006, the band released their first ever live CD, Skin And Bones, featuring fifteen performances captured over a three-night stand in Los Angeles. An accompanying DVD was released, and featured tracks not available on the CD.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
For the follow-up to In Your Honor, the band decided to call in The Colour and the Shape producer Gil Norton. Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace was released in September 2007. The album’s first single, “The Pretender”, was issued to radio in early August. The second single, “Long Road to Ruin”, was released in December 2007, supported by a music video directed by longtime collaborator Jesse Peretz (formerly of the Lemonheads).

In mid-to-late 2007 “The Pretender” topped the Modern Rock chart for a record 18 weeks, it also gave the band their third consecutive year at the top (a record), and made them the only artist besides Red Hot Chili Peppers to have 4 consecutive albums have songs reach the top (RHCPs have 5). When “Long Road to Ruin” reached the top it gave them their fourth consecutive year to have a song reach the top (breaking their own record). When the fourth single, “Let It Die”, reached the top 20 it gave them 3 songs in the top 20, one of only four artists to do this. “Let It Die” is also the album’s third Number One hit on the chart.

Not long after completing the recording sessions for the album, the band participated in Live Earth at Wembley Stadium in London, England, performing the penultimate set of the night. Later that summer, the band headlined V Festival 2007, including a surprise acoustic set on the Channel 4 stage under the name 606. In October 2007, Foo Fighters started their world tour in support for Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. The band performed shows throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada and Asia. The band finished its world tour in September 2008 at the Virgin Festival at Toronto Island Park in Canada.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace was nominated for 5 Grammys in 2008. The Foo Fighters went home with Best Rock Album and Best Hard Rock Performance (for “The Pretender”). The album was also nominated for Album of the Year, while “The Pretender” was also nominated for Record of the Year and Best Rock Song.

On 17 September 2008 Dave Grohl announced on The Chris Moyles Show that the band would be taking a long break from music so that they could return with a new sense of purpose, and also informed fans not to expect any new music for a while. “We’ve never really taken a long break, I think it’s time,” Grohl commented. “After doing Wembley, we shouldn’t come back there for 10 years because we’ve played to everybody. We’re over in the UK every year, every summer, so I think it’s time to take a break and come back over when people really miss us.”

Musical style
When Grohl first started the band, its music was often compared to that of his previous group, Nirvana. Grohl acknowledged that Nirvana singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain was a major influence on his songwriting. Grohl said, “Through Kurt, I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that’s stripped down.” Foo Fighters also utilize the Pixies’ technique of shifting between quiet verses and loud chorus, which Grohl said was influenced by the members of Nirvana “liking the Knack, Bay City Rollers, The Beatles, and ABBA as much as we liked Flipper and Black Flag, I suppose”. Writing and recording songs for the first Foo Fighters album by himself, Grohl wrote the guitar riffs to be as rhythmic as possible. He approached the guitar similar to how he approached playing a drumkit, assigning different drum parts to different strings on the instrument. This allowed him to piece together songs easily; he said, “I could hear the song in my head before it was finished.” Once Grohl assembled a full band, his bandmates assisted in song arrangements.

The members of Foo Fighters meld melodic elements with harder sounds. Grohl noted in 1997, “We all love music, whether it’s The Beatles or Queen or punk rock. I think the lure of punk rock was the energy and immediacy; the need to thrash stuff around. But at the same time, we’re all suckers for a beautiful melody, you know? So it is just natural.”

Campaigning and activism
In 2000, the band generated controversy through their public support of Alive & Well, an organization that denies the link between HIV and AIDS, questions the validity of HIV tests, and advises against taking medication to counter the disease. Foo Fighter bassist Nate Mendel learned of Alive & Well through What If Everything You Thought You Knew about AIDS Was Wrong?, a self-published book written by Christine Maggiore, the organization’s founder. Mendel passed the book around to the rest of the band, who supported his advocacy.

In January 2000, the band played a benefit concert for the organization, which Mendel helped to organize. The band also contributed songs to The Other Side of AIDS, a controversial documentary film by Maggiore’s husband Robin Scovill, which questions whether HIV is the cause of AIDS. The band’s position caused alarm in the medical community, as Alive & Well’s advice ran contrary to established medical wisdom about HIV and AIDS. In a 2000 interview, Mendel spoke of using Foo Fighters’ popularity to help spread the group’s message and of holding more benefits for the organization. However, no further benefits have taken place, and the band has since removed the organization from its list of supported causes.

A New Love for Robert Pattinson: Twilight Star Propositioned

rob_francesA New Love for Robert Pattinson: Twilight Star Propositioned
Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson certainly has the rumors about his love life in full gear at almost all times.  He is the hunky vampire that has brushed aside stars such as the Jonas Brothers and Zac Efron to emerge as the top tween hunk of the moment.  That mans all the girls will be linked to him, sometimes when they just appear with him in the same picture.
 
He has been linked with Camilla Belle along with his co-star Kristen Stewart, but both of those young ladies have boyfriends.   Still it appears that moms everywhere would love for their daughters to hook up with the vampire hottie and that means a date with the daughter.

Now one of those is reasonably famous and the widow of the legendary Kurt Cobain wants her daughter Frances Bean to date Rob Pattinson.  OK! Magazine adds that mom Courtney Love wants her 16-year old daughter to date the number one pop culture phenom.

Sure, why not?  OK! Magazine reports that a British paper makes the claim that “She’s doing everything she can to engineer another meeting.”  The weekly celebrity magazine points out, ” his girlfriend, Annalyse Schoenberger, might have something to say about all this.”

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