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Courtney Love Reveals Secrets About Her And Kurt’s “First Time”

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We all remember the “firsts” of new relationships: first date, first kiss, first time you said “I love you,” and perhaps even the first time you slept with that person. These details and memories are often cherished and personal, and for only the couple to know, especially from a woman’s point-of-view. This isn’t always the case, however, as Courtney Love, wife of the late Kurt Cobain, has openly shared some details of her and Kurt’s “first time.” Curious? Don’t be ashamed (you’re not the only one), just read on!

Courtney’s memories are actually going to be in a book, which means it will be around for quite a long time. I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution, will be released on October 27. The book, which was written by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum, will revisit the most popular (and sometimes controversial) music videos which debuted from 1981 to 1992, while interviews from over 400 people will coincide. Videos such as Fleetwood Mac’s “Hold Me,” Rick James’ “Super Freak” and Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” will be discussed and examined in the book.

Of course Nirvana’s biggest hit, “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” is also in the book, which is where Courtney and her comments come in. During her discussion for the book, the behind-the-scenes of the video brings her to that day:

The first time Kurt and I slept together was at a Days Inn in Chicago, she explained. We were having our first post coital moment, and we’re watching MTV and the video [Smells Like Teen Spirit] came on. I pulled away from him, because it was his video, his moment, he was the king of the f**king world, and he put his arm around me and pulled me closer. Which was symbolic, like, “I’m letting you into my life. That really endeared him to me.

The singer confessed the next time she saw the video with Kurt was at the Omni Northstar Hotel in Minneapolis.

I’d flown there to f**k Billy Corgan, who still had lots of hair. I didn’t even know Nirvana were playing that night, Courtney explained. Kurt and I wound up at the Northstar, and our daughter, Frances, was basically made that night.

The music video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” debuted on September 10, 1991, and just five months later, on February 24, 1992 Kurt and Courtney were married in Hawaii. Their only child, Frances Bean Cobain, was born on August 18 of that year. Just two years later, on April 5, Kurt committed suicide. Courtney was left alone to be a single mother to her daughter, which she is still mad about to this day (go here to read the related blog):

Mad? Ya think?! If he came back right now I’d have to kill him for, what he did to us. I’d f**king kill him. I’d f**k him, and then I’d kill him, she confessed to the [Vanity Fair] magazine. He OD’d at least five times. I was the f**king E.M.S. I was always sticking pins in his balls. I carried around Narrcan!

The discombobulated Courtney certainly has her issues, as we all know, and I wish Kurt was still alive, not just for his music, but for his wife and daughter. I wonder what their lives would all be like today had he never prematurely bit the dust, but I guess that’s a topic for another day, and another book.

What do you think of this? Should Courtney have kept these details to herself?

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