Last week, the Seattle Police Department continued its inexplicable habit of releasing more evidence from the crime scene where Kurt Cobain was found dead two decades ago.
This time around, rather than reveal grisly photos, they unveiled a note found in Cobain’s wallet that read, “Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife even when she’s a bitch with zits and siphoning all yr money for doping and whoring.”
The immediate assumption was that Cobain wrote the note, and the idea that Cobain was mocking his marriage vows fueled the fire of the ludicrous conspiracy-theory crowd who are convinced Love had something to do with Cobain’s death.
But as it turns out, the author of that smackdown on Courtney Love was Courtney Love. The Seattle Times reports that Love contacted them via email and told them the note was written by her in 1991. The story—written by Cobain biographer Charles R. Cross—added that the note was written on stationary from San Francisco’s Phoenix Hotel, and that Love penned it on New Year’s Eve 1991 when Nirvana played a bill with Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at San Francisco’s Cow Palace. That note was part of a series the two would often pass back and forth.
Nirvana were recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, Courtney Love has been slowly releasing new music and has a memoir coming at the end of the year.