Courtney Love: First Night With Kurt Was at a Days Inn

They watched 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' video in bed
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2011 9:59 AM CDT
Courtney Love: First Night With Kurt Cobain Was at a Days Inn
Musician Courtney Love arrives for the screening of This Must be the Place at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 20, 2011.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Courtney Love slept with Kurt Cobain for the first time at a Days Inn in Chicago, she recalls in an excerpt from an upcoming book in New York. During their first "post-coital moment," the video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit" came on, she says, and "I pulled away from him, because it was his video, his moment, he was the king of the f---ing world." But Cobain "put his arm around me and pulled me closer. Which was symbolic, like, 'I’m letting you into my life.' That really endeared him to me."

The interview, predictably enough, gets a little weirder when she recounts that the next time she saw the music video with Cobain was in Minneapolis—where she had flown in order "to f--- Billy Corgan, who still had lots of hair." Even so, she wound up with Cobain instead, "and our daughter, Frances, was basically made that night." The book, I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution, includes interviews with more than 400 people about the "golden age" of music videos, notes the Huffington Post. Click for even more from Courtney on Kurt. (Read more Courtney Love stories.)

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