Not even a week after Courtney Love made some peace with her late husband’s Nirvana bandmates at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, the Hole frontwoman has appeared in a video offering her opinions on another Hall of Fame inductee, Bruce Springsteen.
“My Springsteen problem is just that saxophones don’t belong in rock & roll,” she said. “They just don’t belong.” The video is part of her ongoing YouTube series Courtney Love on…, where the singer spouts her opinion on a variety of subjects, from The Kardashians and BDSM to the proper etiquette in dressing for court.
“I really like him,” she added about Springsteen. “He’s a nice guy. Cameron Crowe, an old, very dear friend of mine, took me to the Staples Center for a three-night gig, and I could only last an hour and a half in a three-and-a-half hour show with the Boss.” After a quick cut in the video, she asked, “I don’t think he sits around listening to Hole records, do you?”
“I like Nebraska,” she said shrugging, referring to Springsteen’s highly regarded 1982 album which featured only himself performing, without help from the E Street Band. “Whenever I say that to a Springsteen person, they look at me funny,” continued Love.
Alongside Nirvana, the E Street Band entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week and were inducted by Springsteen himself. They all expressed sadness that former E Street sax man Clarence Clemons was not alive to enjoy the accolades. He died in 2011 due to complications from a stroke. “I met Clarence on a dark and stormy night. From that moment, I knew that my life had changed. Miss you, big man,” said Springsteen.
Check out Love’s video below and, while you’re at it, ponder what she might think of jazz legend Rahsaan Roland Kirk simultaneously rocking out on three saxophones, a flute, a clarinet, a whistle and a siren hanging from his neck.
Watch: Courtney Love on “Springsteen”
Watch: Rahsaan Roland Kirk Quintet