AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Patti Smith, who were among the acts recently passed over for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, reportedly have an unlikely defender.
Protesting their exclusion from the hall, Hole leader Courtney Love has demanded that the hall of fame's Cleveland museum return all memorabilia belonging to her and her late husband, Kurt Cobain, the New York Times reported Thursday (December 21).
"Any of my stuff you stole, I want back immediately. This includes any of mine or Kurt's clothes, guitars or debris that you scavenged for," Love reportedly wrote in a telegram sent to the rock hall. "I hope that no one I know is ever inducted into your idiotic 'Hall of Fame.' "
Spokespeople for the hall of fame and its nominating committee said they were unable to confirm the contents of the telegram or comment on Love's demands.
Love's representatives could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Aerosmith, Queen, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon and Steely Dan are the latest crop of Hall of Fame nominees. Bob Seger, Lou Reed and the New York Dolls were also among the acts passed over for inclusion (See "Queen, Aerosmith, Jackson, Simon To Enter Rock Hall").
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's choices of inductees have sparked complaints in the past. In particular, Ozzy Osbourne, whose band Black Sabbath has been repeatedly passed over, has dismissed the hall as elitist and meaningless (See "Ozzy Tells Rock Hall To Forget About Black Sabbath").