The messy battle between Courtney Love and Dave Grohl has played out in the public eye since Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994. The Hole vocalist has now lashed out once again in a now-deleted Instagram post, a statement in which she also accused Trent Reznor of abuse.
It appeared as though Grohl and Love had buried the hatchet when they shared the stage in 2014, a time when Nirvana were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but clearly, behind closed doors, the personal issue continues to rumble on.
On Sunday evening, Love took to Instagram to criticise Dave Grohl over an apparent royalties agreement related to the Nirvana back catalogue. In the post, she allegedly claimed that Grohl was far from the “nicest guy in rock”. Kurt Cobain’s widow also accused Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor of abuse in the same post. However, fans managed to take screenshots before Love hastily deleted it.
In the post, she states: “These two jackasses are not my #MeToo’s because I’m saving my one up … [but] they’re darn close.” Love also lamented the “chaos and fury over Kurt’s death being directed at me, deflected by Dave, while he enriched and continues to enrich himself, gorging on Kurt’s fortune and Kurt’s goodwill.”
The singer labels Reznor a “creep” and alleges that she and Hole bandmates had witnessed the “systemic abuse of kids, girls as young as 12, by him and his crew”.
Dave Grohl and Trent Reznor are yet to comment on the allegations.
See the now-deleted post in full below.
“Here’s a few receipts from some mega aggressions I’ve had to deal with, make myself small for, stop righteous lawsuits over, (‘we are not doormats’ my sponsor always quotes to me) due to male privilege in all its vile toxicity. When @sharonstone was asked if she had any #metoo’s, she just laughed. We only get 1 right?
“I’ve had enough of this [Pile of Poo emoji] from these clowns leaning into my being scapegoated for breathing, for my husband’s death, for my ‘overt’ sexuality, because I’m an addict, etc, and a WOMAN, for over 27 years.
3 months before I left LA, I signed a document that effectively gives Dave [Grohl] (and Krist [Novoselic]) my descendants money in perpetuity. I was so broken. So scarred, so exhausted by him, I just fucking signed it. But it’s a lie. So I’m unsigning it.
“Because it’s nonsense. The chaos and fury over Kurt’s death being directed at me, deflected by Dave, while he enriched and continues to enrich himself, gorging on Kurt’s fortune and Kurt’s goodwill. 27! Years!!! I’ve had enough.
“I’m over being made small. And being ‘forced’ to ‘just drop it’ when it affects every generation of my descendants. Nicest guy in Rock? No.
“As for Reznor, At least? HE’S talented but still a creep. I’ve never seen so much systemic abuse of kids, girls as young as 12, by him and his crew, we all (the members of Hole) witnessed it.
“So while these two jack asses are not my #metoo’s because I’m saving my 1 up (because we only get 1) they’re darn close. fuckoff @treznor @nineinchnails @foofighters I really hope my example of standing up to them, putting a stop to them, will prevent any other women (or men) from this soul shattering level of personal and cultural abuse in future.
“Sexually, spiritually, financially.. #metoo #me3 #me88 etc etc ad nauseam. #blessed? Yeah to be breathing long enough to tell the tale. I’m cramming as much into every song as I can. Nam myoho renge kyo. ‘We are not doormats.'”