It took two decades, but one of rock ‘n’ roll’s longest running feuds appears to be resolved. Courtney Love and Dave Grohl have been odds ever the passing of Kurt Cobain in 1994, squabbling ownership virtually everything related to Nirvana’s legacy. However, during the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in April, the two shared the same stage and exchanged a hug, and ever since, they’ve had nothing but positive things to say about each other.
As The Daily Mail (via Rolling Stone) reports, Love’s latest pro-Grohl comments came during an appearance at Cannes Lions earlier this week. When shown a picture of Nirvana’s former drummer, she expressed her desire to purge the last of the bad blood: “It’s time to make amends,” she said after a thoughtful pause.
Previously discussing her interaction with Grohl at the HoF event, Love told with Pitchfork she was glad they decided not to “be bitches.” She added, “It’s been 20 years — we didn’t even talk at the funeral. None of us. And so, 20 years of me getting Yoko-bashed, and Dave bashing, and me bashing and making it worse, all that shit. The legal stuff, the trial. We just buried it. It was really deep. It brings tears to my eyes to even talk about it.”
For his part, Grohl expressed a similar desire to settle their differences. “I just tapped her on the shoulder [at the Hall of Fame ceremony] and we looked at each other in the eyes and that was it — we’re just family,” he told The Hollywood Reporter last month. “We’ve had a rocky road. We’ve had a bumpy past, but at the end of the day we’re a big family and when we hugged each other it was a real hug.”
So, after years of lawsuits, vitriol, and Guitar Hero, it looks like one of the longest-running feuds in all of rock n’ roll is finally coming to an end. Does this mean we have to stop calling her Yoko?