Listen to Courtney Love’s Blistering New Single, ‘You Know My Name’

By Kevin Rutherford

She’s apparently made good with Dave Grohl, and now Courtney Love is back with a new song while her name is still fresh on the lips of rock fans.

Today (April 22) on BBC Radio 6 with Steve Lamacq, she premiered “You Know My Name”, one part of a double A-side single to be released soon, Pitchfork reports.

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The two-minute, 44-second barnburner of a song features quickly strummed electric guitar, a throbbing drum beat and Love’s gritty vocals, which devolve into piercing shrieks in her higher register.


“I don’t believe you,” she repeats on the bridge before a fist-pumping, singalong chorus about how “all this world is burning down.”

“You Know My Name” is one part of the double single that also features “Wedding Day”, a song that has not yet surfaced on the internet.

Both songs are supposed to be featured on her upcoming solo album Died Blonde, which was originally scheduled for a Christmas release last year but now has no definitive release date.

Love was part of Nirvana’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this month, saying a few quick words during the acceptance speeches, calling Grohl and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic her “brothers.”


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