Courtney Love Rips Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Madonna & Lana Del Rey


With a brand new BBC radio sequence now launched, Courtney Love is as soon as once more proving the ability of the adage “go giant or go dwelling.”

In a large ranging interview with the UK’s Normal immediately, the previous Gap entrance lady places forth her tackle among the largest names within the music business. Let’s simply say, Love bites in deep within the newspaper, to cite from her 1998 tune “Superstar Pores and skin,” to get her pound of flesh from Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Madonna and up to date Coachella headliner Lana Del Rey.

“Taylor isn’t vital,” the Individuals vs. Larry Flint star says of the celebrity.

“She is likely to be a secure area for ladies, and he or she’s most likely the Madonna of now, however she’s not fascinating as an artist,” Love added.

The contrarian opinion on Swift is an enormous shift from the place Love was on the Folklore singer simply over two years in the past. Again in a Fb put up on December 22, 2021, Love wished Swift a “completely satisfied birthday” and known as her an “aspirational big function mannequin for a lot of younger ladies.” The put up additionally incorporates a picture of Love and her “occasional hair twin/neighbor.”

No phrase on why the Swift love from Love has eroded, however it’s value noting that in 2021, she didn’t have an eight-part BBC Radio 6 sequence on Girl in music to advertise.

Talking of Madonna, the touring Materials Woman isn’t favourite of Love’s both – and the sensation is evidently mutual. “I don’t like her and he or she doesn’t like me,” the RuPaul’s Drag Race visitor decide acknowledged. “I cherished Desperately Searching for Susan, however for town of New York as a lot as her,” she went on to say in a stinging back-handed praise.

By no means shy to share her opinions over time, Love in 2005 warned actresses to keep away from Harvey Weinstein. Repeating this remarks in late 2017 because the New York Instances dropped its explosive expose on the now incarcerated producer, Love mentioned her feedback from 12 years beforehand had earned her CAA‘s wrath. Over the a long time, Love has additionally had sharp phrases for the likes of her deceased husband Kurt Cobain’s bandmate Dave Grohl, No Doubt’s and The Voice’s Gwen Stefani, Olivia Rodrigo, her nearly Combat Membership co-star Brad Pitt, and former 9 Inch Nails chief and soundtrack composer Trent Reznor, amongst many others.

(L-R) Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and Olivia Rodrigo perform at the Coachella Stage

(L-R) Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and Olivia Rodrigo carry out on the 2024 Coachella Stage

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At the moment, Beyoncé and Lana Del Rey have been added to the listing.

“I haven’t favored Lana since she lined a John Denver track, and I feel she ought to actually take seven years off,” Love advised the Dylan Jones-led Normal. A few yr or so in the past, Love known as Del Rey a “musical genius” and in contrast her to Nirvana’s Cobain.

As for the chart-topping Cowboy Carter performer, Love asserted: I like the concept of Beyoncé doing a rustic report as a result of it’s about Black ladies going into areas the place beforehand solely white ladies have been allowed, not that I prefer it a lot. As an idea, I like it. I simply don’t like her music.”

For those who surprise, if there’s anybody Love does like. There may be. Patti Smith, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Nina Simone, and  Billie Vacation, plus early albums by PJ Harvey and Joni Mitchell, get a thumbs up from the previous Golden Globe nominee and grunge icon, at the very least for now.

Absent Love’s love, coming off blockbuster excursions final yr, Swift and Beyoncé each took over the massive display with their field workplace topping Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour and Renaissance: A Movie by Beyoncé releases. Beyoncé’s March 29 dropped Cowboy Carter was her eighth consecutive quantity #1 album on the Billboard High 200, and the primary album by a Black lady to soar to the highest of the Nation charts. Swift’s new album The Tortured Poet Division comes out on April 19 and is anticipated to debut at quantity #1.