Courtney Love Ditches Her Stage Name for "Courtney Michelle"

Courtney Love Ditches Her Stage Name for "Courtney Michelle"
As we previously reported, the new incarnation of Hole are gearing up to release their long-awaited new album, Nobody's Daughter, later this month. Since the new Hole have no original members other than front-woman Courtney Love, it's high time for the band to stir up some controversy and get the press machine moving. But rather than continue her public fighting with her daughter Frances Bean, Love has decided to stir the pot by trying to make people forget who she is. In other words, she doesn't want to be called Courtney Love anymore.

"We've all decided we don't like her any more," she told NME, referring to her longtime stage name. "We love her when she goes onstage, but I don't need her in the rest of my life... The name Courtney Love is a way to oppress me."

When asked how she should be addressed in the future, she cited "Courtney Michelle," which comes from her birth name Courtney Michelle Harrison.

As if that weren't enough to make sure everyone forgets her, she also doesn't want to talk about her late husband Kurt Cobain anymore. "I am not his spokesperson on Earth," she said. "I don't know what he'd be like now, he could be into society girls, he could be into fat girls, he could be homosexual. We don't know, he died at 27."

In other words, some lady named Courtney Michelle will be releasing an album called Nobody's Daughter with a brand new band called Hole this month. If anyone cares, it will be out on April 27.

UPDATE: In an email to MTV News, Love's publicist had this to say of the NME quote: "100 percent out of context. She's not changing her name, unless it's to 'Courtney Love Mellencamp' or 'Big Baby Jesus.'" Make of this what you will.