The news cycle surrounding Courtney Love has often been about everything but music — lawsuits against biographers, endless questions regarding the death of Kurt Cobain, and petty drama involving daughter Frances Bean Cobain. However, the former Hole singer still has moments wherein she reminds us why she rose to prominence as an engrossing artist in the first place.
A private party in Los Angeles last night was one such instance. The soirée was thrown by veteran songwriter/producer Linda Perry to celebrate “Hands of Love”, her Miley Cyrus collaboration featured in the film Freeheld, and boasted a guest list of high-profile musicians like Christina Aguilera, Juliette Lewis, The Cult’s Ian Astbury, and Love herself. It was the ex-Hole frontwoman, though, who stole the show that evening with a devastatingly great cover of Radiohead classic “Creep”.
She didn’t try to be Thom Yorke or take on the song faithfully; she was simply her raw, untamed self, which is what made the rendition so remarkable.
Watch fan-caught footage below (via Yahoo).