Courtney Love has told Hole‘s Eric Erlandson that she doesn’t want him to write about their relationship in his book about Kurt Cobain‘s suicide.
According to the New York Daily News, the singer has given her blessing to the project but has insisted that he doesn’t mention any details about their romantic history together.
She said: “I wish him well. Even more than Dave [Grohl] and [Krist] Novoselic, Eric was family… I just hope he didn’t write that we dated. We had sex, yes, but I don’t date”.
Erlandson first spoke about his Letters To Kurt tome, which will be published on April 8. The 52-chapter offering will be made up of poetry, prose and ‘free association’ and will comprise “reflections on rock’n’roll, drug abuse and the loss of Cobain”.
The guitarist also revealed that he hadn’t discussed the book with Love, adding: “Up until September of last year, October, she was asking me to play with her. But I felt like there was no transformation in our relationship at all. So that kind of worked its way into the book. I never mentioned to her that I had written the book, and I’m sure she’s heard of it now.”
Had he not committed suicide in 1994 at the age of 27, Kurt Cobain would have turned 45 on February 20 of this year. Letters To Kurt will be published in the United States three days after the 18th anniversary of Cobain’s death.