Courtney Love Calls Her Memoir ‘A Disaster’ + Says Billy Corgan Needs to ‘Mellow Out’
In an interview with the publication Paper, Courtney Love addresses a multitude of things, most notably when fans can expect to get their hands on her memoir — and when they can expect to see a Hole reunion tour.
“It’s a disaster. A nightmare,” the infamous rock star tells Paper about her memoir, ‘The Girl With the Most Cake.’ “I never wanted to write a book in my entire life. It just sort of happened. And I have a co-writer, but it’s just not working.” That co-writer is Anthony Bozza, a journalist who has contributed to books on everybody from Eminem and AC/DC to Slash and Tommy Lee.
She explains that the memoir’s story stops at 2006 — mainly because everything that has happened to her since ’06 is personal and her business. Even though it is a “disaster,” Paper suggests the memoir will be released in 2015.
A couple of months ago, Love alluded to the fact that a Hole reunion was off the table, but it looks like she may have changed her mind. While her attitude may not be the epitome of optimism, Love seems to be a bit more sanguine about the reunion than her memoir.
“Me and Melissa [Auf der Maur] and Patty [Schemel] and Eric [Erlandson] have rehearsed a few times,” she explains about the alt-rock band she founded in 1989. “In order to pull [the reunion] off, we’d have to make some music that’s relevant to now … I’m not going to do the oldies circuit. My relationships with Melissa, Patty and Eric are all great.” Along with the memoir, it appears this reunion could happen as soon as next year.
Love goes on in the interview to say that she has no enemies or grudges … almost.
“The only person I’m concerned about is [Billy] Corgan,” Love tells Paper. “I just wish he’d mellow out … we’re older. Get over it.” While she isn’t crystal clear on what is happening between her and the Smashing Pumpkins frontman at the moment, she may be alluding to tensions that still exist from their relationship years ago (before Love met Nirvana‘s Kurt Cobain).
Love appears on the cover of the September issue of Paper.