Courtney Love, as interviewed in today’s Guardian by Laura Barton.

Why, I wonder, did Cobain have the success and not her? “Cause the complete phenomenon happened,” she shrugs. “After 20 years of people trying to find the next thing, to follow REM, he happened to be the one with the talent and the looks.” Yes, but so did she. Love is momentarily quiet. “Yeah, but you know, I’m a woman.”