Courtney Love, who first gained notoriety as wife of the late rocker Kurt Cobain
and then became a rock star herself by fronting the band Hole, probably has
all the contacts and name recognition she needs to attract candidates for her
new band. Yet, she opted recently do things the old-fashioned way, by taking
out want ads in newspapers around the world.
"Women required for international rock revolution," begins her full-page
ad in one New York newspaper. "Join Courtney Love's touring band and get
famous, see the world."
The basic requirements: "Must play bass or guitar (really play), and look
like a goddess. No boys."
Love goes on to list some cultural preferences shared by her and those already
picked for the band: the clothing line known as Emily the Strange, the Lolita
Goth image, the psychedelic '60s bands that comprise the various "Nuggets"
CD compilations, and the 1960s movie "Performance," starring Mick