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We think love rocks, literally. Enjoy our cavalcade of rock 'n' roll romancers and heartbroken balladeers.
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love
Though by conventional standards their marriage was tumultuous and rife with drug use, Cobain is quoted as saying, "I'm married and I'm more attracted to Courtney than I ever have been toward a person."

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love

1991-1994

Before Courtney Love's current career as a tabloid-attracting car wreck, she was better known as the front woman of actually-quite-good grunge outfit Hole and most infamously, the partner of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Possessing both the enigmatic chemistry of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's relationship and the manic drug-fuelled downward spiral of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, Kurt and Courtney's relationship was both inspired and desperately tragic.

The pair met at a concert in 1991 just as Nirvana were being catapulted from obscurity to multi-platinum megastar status and married a year later when Courtney became pregnant with their daughter, Francis Bean.

Though Kurt and Courtney seemed to stimulate musical creativity in each other (Kurt is rumoured to have given a helping hand with the song writing of Hole's excellent Live Through This album, while Courtney inspired the twisted Nirvana classic 'Heart Shaped Box'), off the stage and out of the studio their life was a mess.

Love was accused of using heroin during her pregnancy and Cobain's drug problem swung out of control as he tried to cope with fame and a chronic stomach ulcer. Then Cobain had an unsuccessful suicide attempt in Europe and back home in Seattle was cautioned by police after Love called them when the couple had a domestic dispute. Finally, after checking out of rehab and with Courtney busy promoting the upcoming Hole album, Cobain shot himself dead at his own home on April 8, 1994.

Though by conventional standards their marriage was tumultuous and rife with drug use, Cobain is quoted as saying, "I'm married and I'm more attracted to Courtney than I ever have been toward a person."

In the eyes of many Nirvana fans, Courtney was Yoko to Kurt's Lennon, but while Lennon's fans may have resented Yoko, they never blamed her for his death. This was not the case with Love, who in the years after Kurt's death has suffered abuse and accusations from fans who thought she, directly or indirectly, killed her husband. Fellow musicians have also been on the anti-Courtney crusade. Former Nirvana member Dave Grohl is openly hostile to her and the Tori Amos song 'Professional Widow' is rumoured to be about her as well.

TomKate/Bragelina name: Kurtney


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Bad romance! Lady Gaga's ex-assistant lands $1 million for tell-all book MusicFIX Blog by Josie Rozenberg-Clarke Jul 17 2014 7:43PM

Lady Gaga's split with former assistant Jennifer O'Neill was anything but friendly…and now the ex-PA has scored a reported $1 million book deal to tell us everything about working for the superstar. Look out, Gaga!

Page Six reports that Simon & Schuster bought the rights to Jennifer's upcoming tell-all, which will explore the two years she worked for the singer.

The best part? It's going to be called Fame Monster. Nice one Jennifer!

The former PA sued Gaga back in 2011, claiming she worked a whopping 7,168 hours of overtime and wanted the USD$393,000 owed to her…plus damages.

In the messy court battle, Jennifer testified that she was "required" to sleep in bed with the singer "because she didn't sleep alone."

She added: "I had no privacy, no chance to talk to any family, no chance to talk to any friends, no chance to have sex if I wanted to have sex."

Gaga, 28, branded Jennifer a "f---ing hood rat who is suing me for money that she didn't earn."

She also declared in official court documents: "I am the queen of the universe, every day...I'm quite wonderful to everybody that works for me."

Everybody except for Jennifer, apparently!

And she's not the only one who's angry at Gaga...

READ COMMENTS 0 COMMENTS David Guetta taken to the cleaners by ex-wife in $32 million divorce settlement MusicFIX Blog by Yasmin Vought Jul 16 2014 10:15AM

Things are not looking good for DJ David Guetta in his shock divorce with ex-wife Cathy Guetta (née Lobé).

Although their marriage of 22 years was officially declared as over in court this March, new sources reveal that 47-year-old Cathy ended up with the biggest slice of the pie.

"Things are not good," a source told Page Six. "Cathy owns all of the business names and the music [rights], [including] their 'F--- Me I'm Famous' brand of dance parties and popular compilation albums."

But that's not all. The business woman responsible for building the Guetta empire with the DJ, is also taking home a big chunk of the cash too.

"She's taking a lot of his money," another source told Page Six of the March settlement. "He's worth [AUD$32 million], she'll probably take [AUD$16 million] of that."

This comes as no surprise to another music industry source who revealed Cathy is the "business mogul", while David, 47, is "the rock star."

David and Cathy have two children together, 10-year-old Tim Elvis Eric and Angie, 6.

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