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Tainted Love

Rock 'n' roll romancing

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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Trouble, trouble! Is Taylor Swift the worst neighbour ever? MusicFIX Blog by Adam Bub Jul 22 2014 9:47AM

We knew she was trouble when she walked in... but not this much trouble!

Taylor Swift has riled her neighbours with her superstar treatment in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, where she owns a $17 million beachfront mansion.

Last Saturday, onlookers at local restaurant The Cooked Goose were stunned when the 24-year-old's security team reportedly "harassed" diners.

"Taylor and her two friends took a table toward the back of the restaurant," an eyewitness told Radar Online. "But her two security guards took a seat at the bar, eyeing the other diners like a hawk."

According to the witness, T-Swizzle's guards barked at guests who even dared to touch their mobile phones.

"My friend took her phone out of her purse and one of the men screamed 'NO PICTURES!'" the insider says. "She was just checking the time!"

The same source explains there were no crazy fans approaching Taylor and some people didn't even realise she was there… until her security made it blatantly known to everyone. We're told she ate eggs with hot sauce and left the bill to her people to fix up.

It gets worse, though. That afternoon, Taylor's security blocked off part of a public beach so the '22' singer could enjoy the sun to herself.

"They were turning people away," a source says. "It's a public beach!"

Yikes! Taylor's sure getting a reputation around her beachside digs, which she bought in April 2013. Not long after she settled in, locals were up in arms about Taylor's security turning beach-goers away from a beach-access pathway near her home.

In December 2013, residents fumed about Taylor rebuilding a seawall in front of her mansion, restricting access to the public beach for fishermen and surfers.

"I don't know how the hell they let her do this without approval or nothing," one elderly resident who'd lived in the area since 1961 told Mail Online.

Taylor's bodyguards have evenbeen accused of harassing volunteers picking up trash near her home.>/p>

Come on, Tay-Tay, you're better than this...

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Author: Adam Bub. Follow on Twitter. Approved by Amy Nelmes.

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WATCH: Tim McGraw smacks fan in the face MusicFIX Blog by Claire Knight Jul 18 2014 2:05PM Don't mess with Tim McGraw! The country singer was not happy when one particular fan got a little too handsy at a gig.

Performing the song "Truck Yeah" in Atlanta, the 47-year-old was bombarded with screaming fans reaching out for high-fives.

One avid concert-goer with an unfortunately bad aim succeeded in getting her idol's attention… for all the wrong reasons.

Watch the moment above and cringe along with us as she "slaps his junk," as TMZ so eloquently put it.

Security was quick to drag the woman back from the stage and the show went on.

"Tim was singing out in the audience and someone firmly grabbed onto his leg and wouldn't let go as he was moving through the crowd," the singer’s rep told TMZ.

"He instinctively swatted to try to keep them from ripping his jeans (which they succeeded at doing!), and so he could get to more fans who could slap hands with him before the end of the show."

We'd rather Tim shocked his fans with performances like these controversial live shows.

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