Courtney Love Angry With Muppets for ‘Raping’ Kurt Cobian’s Legacy

Courtney Love

By Zachary Swickey

The craziness that is Courtney Love has set her sights on a new and unlikely target: Kermit the Frog.

Apparently, Love is more than unhappy with the Muppet posse’s rendition of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” that was used in their new 2011 movie without her “permission” – saying it “raped” the memory of her late husband.

Love – who was nearly evicted from her apartment last December – continues to be under the false assumption that she has sole power to approve or deny any use of Nirvana music for commercial purposes, and she claims she never gave any companies permission for the Muppets to cover the song.

However, TMZ reports that Love sold half of her interest in Cobain’s music to a company under the name Primary Wave Music (it was reported earlier that she’d sold only a 25 percent stake).

Love will be even angrier when she discovers that Primary Wave got permission from the two surviving members of Nirvana – Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic (two guys she hasn’t exactly gotten along with in the past) – with Grohl even making a cameo appearance in the flick.

Despite Love’s chagrin, she’s still raking in the dough; she and her daughter, Frances Bean, will get a cut of the song’s profits.

Last fall, Love inked a book deal with William Morrow – an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers to “set the record straight” with her memoirs, which will surely make for a pretty wild read.