"Neil, you're God!" says Courtney Love
From Oh No They Didn't (via NY POST...PAGE 6) comes a rather bizarre item from the deeply troubled Courtney Love. I hesitated to exploit her anymore than she has already been exploited. But given the actual positive, uplifting aspect to her drug addiction treatment, Thrasher went ahead and pulled the trigger on this story about how Neil's music helped Courtney in her darkest hours.
"Neil Young gets the credit for helping Courtney Love kick her drug habit.
"When I was in rehab, I had some really cool CDs with me," the rock widow told Steppin' Out magazine. "I had Dylan and I had R.E.M. and I had Neil Young's 'Decades.' I put on 'Decades' and I heard 'Old Man.' It was 5 in the morning and I was kicking Xanax, and it was a [bleep]ing nightmare, and I saw Neil standing above me. And I was like, 'Neil, you're God! This is great!' . . . And that was huge. I thought, 'I can do this. I can get through this, and Neil is going to get me through' . . .
It was a deeply spiritual thing. It was cool."
In 1998 on the Hole album Celebrity Skin, sang "It's better to rise than fade away". The lyrics were written in response to her husband Kurt Cobain's suicide note which qouted from Young's song "Hey Hey, My My" from Rust Never Sleeps.