Courtney Love Was Instrumental In Lady Gaga’s Art Awakening, Says Courtney Love

Carl Williott | April 17, 2014 6:31 am

Courtney Love was enjoying a rare wave of good will following Nirvana‘s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony where she was booed by a bunch of lunkheads and buried the hatchet with Dave Grohl. But fear not, Love is hoping to right the ship and get back to pissing everyone off. First, video surfaced of the Hole front woman questioning Bruce Springsteen‘s rock bona fides because “saxophones don’t belong in rock ‘n roll.” And now she’ll likely feel the wrath of the Little Monsters after indicating she’s somewhat responsible for Lady Gaga‘s art awakening, saying she served as Gaga’s facilitator into the art world.

“I’m friendly with [Lady Gaga]. She started hanging out with a lot of my art friends and I think it influenced her and that’s great but it doesn’t necessarily translate for the masses,” she told Britain’s Gay Times. “She tried to take it on and sort of acclimate it into pop.” 

It’s cool that Love is complimenting Gaga, and there’s no reason to believe the Hole singer didn’t introduce Gaga to some artists. But it’s only fair to point out that Gaga’s been on that weird art freak/theater geek grind for a few years now. Remember this? Or this?

For more on Gaga’s development, we checked in with one of her first supporters in the music industry, Akon:

[via Popdust]

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