The Reason Courtney Love Slammed Bruce Springsteen And E Street Band


Courtney Love has been a prominent figure in the history of rock music since the day she stepped into her music career. She quickly built a reputation as a powerful vocalist and songwriter with Hole, which she formed in 1989. Hole’s music reflected Love’s inspirations, which led to a fusion of punk, alternative, and new wave.

Although she made a quick start in the music industry, Love’s career was interrupted by her battle with drug addiction. When Courtney Love married Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in 1992, the rumors of drug addiction had already started circulating around. Following Cobain’s suicide in 1994, Love was almost absent from the public eye for some time.

Love still managed to pull herself back together after a series of personal tragedies. She also gained recognition as an actress, reformed Hole in 2010, and released the band’s final studio album, ‘Nobody’s Daughter.’ Nevertheless, she decided to give up on Hole and returned to her solo career.

Aside from making it to the headlines with her music, other projects, and relationship with Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love is also no stranger to being at the center of controversial statements. She is famous for stirring the pot and making shocking claims considering herself, her family, partners, and other musicians. Today, we will recall the time she targeted Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band.

Courtney Love Said That Bruce Springsteen’s Interest In Saxophones Has No Place In Rock ‘N’ Roll


In 2014, Courtney Love had launched a new video series named ‘Love on Love’ on Youtube, and in one of the videos, her target was Bruce Springsteen’s music. Love explained that she was once taken to a Springsteen show by her friend Cameron Crowe, but she couldn’t tolerate it for more than an hour.

In Courtney Love’s words:

“I could only last an hour and a half of a three-and-a-half-hour show with The Boss. Saxophones don’t belong in rock ‘n’ roll. They just don’t belong.”

Love was critical of Springsteen’s music because she thought that including saxophones didn’t match the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll music. It appears like Courtney Love and Bruce Springsteen have different tastes in music as Love doubts the contribution of saxophones to rock ‘n’ roll.

Courtney added that she likes Springsteen as a person, and her opinions are merely related to his music. Love revealed that she likes the rocker’s 1982 album, ‘Nebraska,’ although she is not a big fan of Springsteen’s music.

Courtney Love Wrote Letters Of Apology For Bruce Springsteen


Courtney Love’s critical stance towards Bruce Springsteen’s music naturally created controversy, and she decided to write an apology letter. The video on Youtube was also removed. Love stated that it was her ‘slip of the tongue’ and didn’t mean to attack him personally. Love said that her words were taken out of context and apologized to Springsteen.

Here is how Love explained the situation:

“Unfortunately, there was my slip of the tongue, which was just a stupid thing blown way out of context. I had to write apology letters. I can’t go pissing off big rockstars who I like, who are nice to me. But listen to Germfree Adolescents — accidents are great in rock and roll, sometimes.”

Courtney Love admitted that she made a mistake when she said that saxophones didn’t belong to rock ‘n’ roll at all. She again insisted that she doesn’t hate Springsteen as a person, but on the contrary, she considers him a nice person. Apparently, she didn’t want to get any negative reaction from Bruce Springsteen as she sees him as one of the biggest rock musicians.