It’s hard to imagine what Courtney Love would be like once she’s off the drugs. But that’s exactly what we’re about to find out – she’s finished her house arrest and is back to face the world with clean eyes.
A judge in Los Angeles has granted Love a release from the home detention monitoring program she was under. And Courtney says that she’s kicked the drugs, too, describing her addiction as "gnarly." In court. To a judge. Things aren’t going to be too different, we can tell.
Courtney Love (CDs), most famous for being the wife of Kurt Cobain, and
also for roaring like a shonky industrial sander all over her last
album, appeared in a Los Angeles court on Friday for a routine progress
hearing on three criminal cases that saw her end up in a drugs
treatment facility late last year, where Judge Rand Rubin chose to end
her house arrest. And, oh boy, was Courtney grateful. She thanked the
"for not being as punitive as you could have been … I
feel like I’m getting my creativity back…and that I’ve put a very
gnarly drug problem behind me."
Courtney Love was in court, not for acting all mental and getting her norks out all the time and saying that she’d had it off with Alan Partridge, but for a number of misdemeanours and parole violations stemming from an initial cocaine possession charge in 2004.
But now, even though her very gnarly drug problem is behind her,
Courtney Love isn’t in the clear just yet. She’s been ordered to return
to court in May for another report, and said
she must continue twice-weekly random drug and alcohol testing as well
avoiding places that sell a lot of booze. Her probation has been
extended to March 2007 and she must also attend counselling.
Anything that keeps from making a new solo album…
[story by Stuart Heritage]