When Kurt Cobain Broke Down All The Prejudices About Courtney Love
If rock fans had to name the most sensational couple in rock history, the vast majority would probably respond with late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and his wife and fellow musician, Courtney Love. The power couple started their relationship passionately, and they got married in the blink of an eye. They even welcomed their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, over a year after dating each other.
Although their romance is highly popular and a hot topic in the rock music scene today, many believe it was also toxic and negatively affected their private lives. The main reason behind this perception was their excessive substance abuse which made their affair quite destructive.
However, did the couple’s addiction and over-the-top behavior affect Kurt Cobain’s band, Nirvana? According to the frontman, his marriage didn’t change his relationship with his band members, but fans seem to disagree. Let’s take a look at the time when the singer reflected on the matter.
Kurt Cobain Said His Wife Didn’t Affect Nirvana
During one of Kurt Cobain’s final interviews before his tragic death at the age of 27, the musician was asked about being married and having a kid while maintaining a healthy relationship with his bandmates. The musician’s answer was surprising as he revealed the secret to not clash with Nirvana members due to his personal life with Courtney Love.
According to his statement, nothing changed between him and his band members, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, after he got together with Courtney Love. Although you may find it surprising, the three Nirvana members decided to keep their personal problems to themselves to maintain a healthy relationship.
In his own words, Cobain said:
“Krist, Dave, and I haven’t changed at all. Believe it or not, we get along just as well as we ever did. We’re just the same passive-aggressive people as we used to be. We never fight, when we’re pissed off at each other, we hold it under our breath and have respect for another in that way. It’s easier to work that way, we have a mission, I guess.”
Even though Cobain claimed that his personal relationship with Courtney Love didn’t affect his communication with Nirvana members, some fans find it hard to believe it as the singer once admitted it himself.
Many People Think Courtney Love Is Responsible For Nirvana’s Break-Up
As you probably know, many people put the blame for everything bad that happened to Kurt Cobain on Courtney Love. She is the prime-fan-suspect, especially considering what triggered the musician’s depression, which led to his suicide. Many fans think Cobain’s wife had the biggest influence on him.
Much like his personal life, Cobain’s music career was also affected by his wife, if you ask Nirvana fans. According to them, Love’s excessive drug habits triggered the musician’s downfall, which distanced him from his band members.
Although the couple made intermittent attempts at getting clean and enrolled in separate detox programs, they checked out and dived back into their addictions within days. While it’s unfair to blame Love for Cobain’s personal choices, fans will probably not stop claiming that everything could have been different if it weren’t for Love.
You can watch the interview below.