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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Did The Muppets Really RAPE Kurt Cobain?

Posted by on Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Courtney Love has told TMZ that the Muppets "raped" the memory of her late husband Kurt Cobain by using Nirvana's hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in their 2011 movie.

The eccentric Hole frontwoman claims that she has absolute control over the usage of Cobain's catalog, but she might not be telling the whole story. Love apparently sold half of her remaining rights to the music to Primary Wave Music and gave the company the exclusive right to distribute Nirvana's complete catalog.

Not only did the company have the legal standing to license the song for the barbershop quartet rendition in the movie, but it even sought and obtained permission from Nirvana's surviving members, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. Even better? Grohl is in the movie. —HuffPo

Listen to the alleged rape here. It is an unbelievably steaming piece of a capella shit, BUT IS IT RAPE?


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alithea 1
courtney love who licensed this music to the muppets and is making money off of it is equating it to a traumatic, violent sexual assault.

... yeah, fuck you courtney love.
Posted by alithea on March 14, 2012 at 12:53 PM · Report this
Megan Seling 2
It sounds weird to hear it just as an MP3, but in the context of the movie it's actually pretty funny.

Shut Up, Courtney. That's what happens when you license music.
Posted by Megan Seling on March 14, 2012 at 1:06 PM · Report this
agdtinman 3
It's not the first time Nirvana has been used in a Muppet movie. Maybe she was just too high to remember this:…
Posted by agdtinman on March 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM · Report this
Keekee 4
"It is an unbelievably steaming piece of a capella shit..." is a bit much. Don' like the Muppets???
Posted by Keekee on March 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM · Report this

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