Vulture

Skip to content, or skip to search.

switcheroo

Courtney Love Takes a New Name

Following in the questionable footsteps of Sean "Don't call me Puffy, call me Diddy" Combs, Beyoncé "Let's see if I can make this Sasha Fierce thing take off" Knowles, and Prince, when he was the artist formerly known as himself, Courtney Love would like to be called by a new name. Giving up on the badass first name–important noun combination, for the kinder, gentler first name–first name combo, the lead singer of Hole would, henceforth, prefer to be referred to as Courtney Michelle (her middle name). "The name Courtney Love is a way to oppress me," she told NME. "We love her when she goes onstage, but I don't need her in the rest of my life." [BBC]

Photo: Patrick McMullen