Cobain’s widow was no more diplomatic with female journalists. After Lynn Hirschberg portrayed her as a “train wreck personality,” (“Strange Love,” Vanity Fair, Sept. 1992), the Hole diva composed "Bring Me the Head of Lynn Hirschberg." Then there was the widely reported incident at the ’95 Academy Awards when she threatened to adjust the journalist’s attitude with Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction Oscar. She had also reportedly promised to make Hirschberg’s colleagues, Victoria Clarke and Britt Collins, “wish you’ve never been born,” later hairdragging Collins from an LA bar, and attacking her with a glass.
In the future, Ms. Love avoided future misunderstandings with writers by laying down ground rules. "If you fuck me over," she told Playboy’s Neal Karlen, "I'll hunt you down and kill you." Added Karlen: “I believed her.”
In 2002 Nirvana survivors Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, filed a petition to have Ms. Love’s sanity tested. The judge turned them down, declaring that such an evaluation would “serve no purpose other than to contribute to a circuslike atmosphere.”
"If someone thinks I'm insane," Courtney had told Karlen, "I'll just fucking pour a beer on their head. I have guns and I punch. They would still think I was insane, but they would think I was violent and insane."
After court-mandated anger management classes, Ms. Love’s contrite performances for law enforcement officials have been compelling. She seems to enjoy the courtroom as much as the stage. Her biographer Melissa Rossi recounts an incident the year after Kurt died, when Courtney, on trial for assaulting two fans, whispered to the prosecutor: “Can I be O.J. and you can play Christopher Darden?”
Days after Kurt was found in the storage room, Hole released Live Through This which included his widow’s composition, “Miss World.”
“I am the girl you know — I lie and lie and lie,” she sang. “I’m Miss World — somebody kill me. Now I’ve made my bed I’ll lie in it — I’ve made my bed I’ll die in it.”