Courtney Love wanted to snort Kurt Cobain's ashes? That's what a new book claims.


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Is there anything Courtney Love can do to shock us anymore? Apparently, yes: A new book claims that the grunge rock widow wanted to snort up some of her deceased husband’s ashes back in 1994. Well, that’s one way to be together for eternity.

Music journalist Neil Strauss alleges in his just-released collection of rock interviews that he was with the Hole singer in her L.A. home shortly after Cobain’s suicide when “she leaped off her bed and suddenly said, ‘Say hi to Kurt,'” proceeding to pull out the Nirvana frontman’s cremated remains.

Strauss claims the recently widowed Love “was serious when she made the suggestion” but lost interest when she found out he kept his nasal membranes clean regardless of the substance in question.

“Too bad you don’t do coke,” Love said, according to Strauss. “Otherwise I’d suggest taking a metal straw to it.” Well obviously Courtney, what else would you use? You can ask Keith Richards, who confirmed last year that he had, in fact, huffed up a bit of his father’s remains.

What do you think? Do you believe Strauss’ claim or do you think it’s odd this bizarre story has remained untold for 17 years until it was time for him to release this book? (The non-fiction collection is entitled Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead, for those interested). And if this is true, is wanting to snort your dead husband’s ashes more or less weird than taking a hit of your dead father’s? Or are these questions you just don’t want to ask yourself?

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  • KW

    Ewwwwwwwwww. I know it’s not really the same, but somehow my mind is just about equating it with cannibalism. I guess the whole “consumption of another human’s body” thing is where the connection is being made. The idea of snorting a dead body really creeps me out.

    • Monty

      Dust is something like 80% human skin, but I still wouldn’t be eager to snort it…

      • Jessie

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  • whatevs

    It doesn’t surprise or shock me. Does anything, anymore? This is a sick world with sick people and I’m more shocked to find a person who doesn’t do those things.

    But of course, this is Courtney Love we’re talking about. She probably made him kill himself.

  • Michael

    Boy, Courtney has done some very awful things, but I didn’t know she was going to do that. I guess she wanted to have a bit of Kurt’s ashes as a part of her forever, even after she did the junk with him.

  • . . .

    She’s always had a part of Kurt with her – their daughter Frances – that she’s mistreated and ignored. Too bad she didn’t realize that back in 1994.

  • lynn

    Kurt would have loved it. The man painted with his own semen because he wanted his essence to remain somewhere somehow.

  • Kara

    Keith Richards called, he wants his story back.

  • Kara

    Also, have these people seen actual human remains? Most of it is far too coarse to try to inhale. JFC, I feel bad for the ER staff that has to pick cremated remains from some idiot’s nasal cavity.

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