Love Is Pitching Cobain Notebooks
Two notebooks from the collected diaries of the late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994 at the age of 27, were made available to select New York publishers this week by the Nirvana singer’s widow, Courtney Love, according to MTV. Love, 37, is reputedly fielding offers to publish the late rock star’s writings, which are said to include early drafts of his lyrics to “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” his adolescent reviews of punk shows and love letters to Love. (Coincidentally, Sunday marked what would have been the 10th anniversary of the couple’s marriage.) MTV reports that there could be seven-figure bids for the notebooks from publishers. Love is also said to be demanding that she has a hand in the marketing and packaging of the publishing project. Love is involved in a legal dispute with the two surviving members of Nirvana — Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic — over a proposed boxed set of their complete recordings, as well as with the behemoth Universal Music Group over her contract. Earlier this month it was also reported by Launch.com that Love will participate in an extensive, one-on-one interview as part of the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference in Austin, Texas on March 16. The interview will be open to attendees of SXSW.