Courtney Love is set to play rare Hole and Nirvana sessions on BBC 6 Music when she DJs for the day, on December 11.
Courtney plans to talk about her favourite music, and will play records that have influenced her career including the Beatles, New Order, The Psychedelic Furs, R.E.M. and Elvis Presley.
Even more interestingly she has access to the BBC radio archives and will play Hole’s 1991 ”Drown Soda” that was written and recorded especially for a John Peel session. She will also play Nirvana’s “Been A Son” and “Something In The Way”, both written by her late husband Kurt Cobain.
Love has also found a documentary about the New Wave scene in Liverpool where she lived in the early ‘80s. She will recount hanging out with Julian Cope and Echo & The Bunnymen. She will also talk about her work with Hole, and meeting Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain for the first time.
Courtney Love says about her choices, “I like to think I have good (or at least interesting) taste, and I’m doing sort of a teaching exercise; I want people to learn things. I kind of find myself living in the past. There’s a lot of ‘60s stuff, some ‘80s and a little bit of ‘90s. It’s sort of a chronology of my life.”
Courtney Love is taking part in Selector – an annual 6 Music event. The other artists taking over Radio 6 Music for a day are Oasis on December 12 and Moby on December 14.
BBC 6 Music’s head of programmes, Ric Blaxill, is glad Love is presenting for a day, saying, “I’m delighted that Courtney Love has agreed to join Oasis and Moby for this year’s Selector. It confirms our most diverse Selector line-up yet and promises to deliver some fascinating programmes for our listeners.”