Courtney Love Doesn’t Want To Be Compared To Marianne Faithfull, ‘Please Stop’


The Hole frontwoman Courtney Love shared a new post on her Instagram page in which she expressed the reason why it’s wrong to compare her and Marianne Faithfull to each other.

On April 27, 2021, LA Times shared an article in which they interviewed Courtney Love and Marianne Faithfull. As Faithfull released her spoken word album ‘She Walks In Beauty’ in May 2021, they both discussed the album, being a female artist in the music scene, and getting compared to each other.

In the article, LA Times stated that both Marianne Faithfull and Courtney Love are rock music’s great survivors. The newspaper then stated both musicians struggled with addiction, media, and the music industry, and they faced the challenge of establishing themselves in the shadow of Mick Jagger and Kurt Cobain.

When LA Times asked both artists their thoughts on why they are getting compared to each other, Love said it’s a flattering and also cheap thing while Faithfull questioned why people do such stupid things. So, it was quite apparent that they both don’t like getting compared.

During the interview by LA Times, Marianne Faithfull said about getting compared with Courtney Love the following:

“God knows why they do these stupid things. I don’t take any notice, and nor must you.”

Courtney Love then added:

“It’s flattering, but it’s also cheap.

In her recent Instagram post, Courtney Love touched upon this issue once again. She talked about the LA Times interview in which she and Marianne Faithfull discussed why it’s wrong and sexist to compare them to each other. She then asked the ones who compare them to stop.

Following that, Courtney Love shared what she and Faithfull have in common. She said they both did drugs like any other rock star, slept with ‘great men’ like most women artists, and this is where this comparison ends. Moreover, Love said this triggers rage and helplessness in her.

Courtney Love’s Instagram post read:

“Me and Marianne Faithfull discussed our complete loathing, the sexism that guides it, the cheap wrongness of it of being compared to each other in the LA Times recently. Please stop. We are great friends. We’re great friends with lots of other artists, some the same, some different.

We both did drugs. As did every other rock star alive. We both slept with some ‘great men’ as did a lot of women artists. That’s where the comparison ends. It triggers some much rage and a feeling of helplessness in me when you do it, it’s baseless.

I get you’re ‘just trying to be nice,’ but if you compared me to Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Nick Cave… That all actually makes more sense on a completely technical level.

Thank you. “

As it seems, Courtney Love thinks it makes more sense to compare her to some other male artists like Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Nick Cave on a technical level. Besides, by the looks of it, Marianne Faithfull feels uncomfortable being compared to Courtney Love as well.