By / August 29, 2022
Courtney Love has had her fair share of feuds over the years, including those with Marilyn Manson, Candle Box, former members of Nirvana, the makers of Guitar Hero, Gwen Stefani and Kathleen Hanna.
In August of 2004, in an issue of 17 Magazine, Courtney Love seemed to fire the first shots, telling the publication, “Being famous is just like being in high school but I’m not interested in being a cheerleader. I’m not interested in being Gwen Stefani. She’s a cheerleader and I’m out in the smoker shed and plenty of you are out there in the smoker’s shed too. When it comes to rock n’ roll, it’s just like high school.”
It was during the same year that Gwen Stefani was in the studio working on her debut solo album, Love Angel Music Baby. Stefani wanted to record an attitude song for the record that would serve as a shot at Courtney Love. The resulting track was “Hollaback Girl”.
In the March 2005 edition of New Musical Express, Gwen Stefani’s solo album had just hit the streets and she fired back at Courtney Love stating, “You know someone one time called me cheerleader negatively and I’ve never been a cheerleader so I was like okay FU. You want me to be a cheerleader, well I’ll be one then and I’ll rule the whole world, just you watch me!”
The feud seemed to be reignited in 2010 when Courtney Love appeared on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show, stating that she had slept with Stefani’s husband, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. Courtney Love claimed she was in a relationship with Rossdale while he was dating Gwen Stefani. Love claimed that Stefani knew the pair were sleeping with one another.