After all the confusion over whether Courtney Love and Trent Reznor
made, what Lester Bangs used to call, "the beast with two backs,"
leave it to Courtney herself to clear things up in her own, ever so
delicate way, in the June issue of Vanity Fair . "Yeah, I
fucked Reznor, but it wasn't that great of an experience," she
matter-of-factly explains to writer Kevin Sessums, who seems to have
been standing close by while Love striped off "a dirty T-shirt and
panties" before getting into the bath. "I was slumming..." She also
tells Sessums that she's used heroin since Cobain's death. "Yeah, I
was taking drugs for a while after Kurt died...," she says. In a
truly provocative article, Love also talks about Cobain's supposed
bisexuality. "He wanted people to believe that. I don't think
he was ripping them off, either. He wanted that part of himself to be
free, but he didn't go through with that, because that wasn't his
preference....I left him with Michael Stipe one night and told him to
go explore his cravings. 'Big talker, go on!' I told him. All he'd
ever done was kiss some guy in high school and some kid in a club. He
came back the next day, and I started screaming, 'What happened?' He
said, 'I dunno. It was just weird. Nothing happened, but sort
of .' I'll never know. Michael's never told me...." Too bad we
hadn't read this before the R.E.M. press conference the other night.
We could have asked Mr. Stipe what happened. But maybe there are some
things we're just not meant to know.