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Courtney Love PISSED

Disney and Kermit the Frog

Are RAPING Kurt Cobain

3/13/2012 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0313_kermit_courtney_love_getty2_EXCourtney Love believes Kermit the Frog and his gang of Muppet friends "raped" the memory of her late husband Kurt Cobain -- by bastardizing Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in their 2011 movie ... without her permission.

Courtney says she has the absolute power to approve or nix the use of Kurt's music for commercial purposes, and she never gave the OK for the 2 companies to use the song for the 2011 Muppets movie.

But there's another side to this ... We're told Courtney sold off half of her rights to Kurt's music to a company called Primary Wave Music. And there's more ... Courtney also gave Primary Wave the exclusive right to distribute Nirvana's entire catalog.

As far as "Smells Like Teen Spirit" goes ... not only did Primary Wave approve the use in the Muppet's movie, they got permission from the two surviving Nirvana members -- Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. And Dave is even in the movie.

But it's not all that bad for Courtney. We're told a chunk of the profits from songs in the catalog go to Courtney and her daughter, Frances Bean.

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31.

Xena Cullen    

the rape comment isnt funny courtney love,
she needs 2 be bitch slapped upside her damn head...

851 days ago
32.

bettiepagean25    

Courtney can suck it. We all know she killed Kurt, now she wants the profits from his genius. Whatever.

851 days ago
33.

jpm4444    

funny how she is upset about the muppets raping Kurt Cobain when many think she played a part in killing him.

851 days ago
34.

Jesilyn    

Kurt is not Courtney's "ex-husband" as you've called him. He's her "late husband." The term "Ex" is generally reserved for divorces, not widowing.

Don't really care that she's going nuts over music that's not hers, but come on! I haven't even had my coffee yet and could spot that error right away. Who edits this drivel?

851 days ago
35.

MyOpinionOnly    

hahahahahahahaaha! Shut up Courtney! You obviously don't read the papers that you sign if you are delusional enough to think you have COMPLETE CONTROL over all things Nirvana. Grohl would never allow that anyways and considering he was a main factor and his opinion means more than yours does..where does that leave you? Go pop another Xanax and go back to your drug induced sleep and conspiracy theories. What a dumb druggie!

851 days ago
36.

Amanda    

Courtney has done more "raping" of Nirvana and Kurt than this parody of a song ever could.

851 days ago
37.

Steve    

If other surviving members says it is ok to use that song, plus royalties will go to his daughter not you.

851 days ago
38.

joe    

Good one honey...Keep going you are making your daughter rich! So crack ho

851 days ago
39.

Josh    

and now I know why everybody thinks this ugly skank is such a nasty pig.

851 days ago
40.

Swins    

Her drug addled brain just forgot the basics of her contract.

851 days ago
41.

j    

if they paid her enough she would have let them bastardized it

851 days ago
42.

Marie    

shhhh Courtney....you live in London and sadly for us....that is still too close. Anything to get some publicity. And by the way, all that money that goes up your nose...how about doing something charitable. Poor Francis, she must be so empbarrassed by her.

851 days ago
43.

JeffGrossman    

The Muppet's version of Smells Like Teen Spirit is laugh out loud funny. I find it hilarious when people fight the Muppets, for example when Faux News criticized the movie for having a businessman as the villain. Miss Piggy and Kermit then gave the Muppet response at a news comference. News Flash to Faux and Cortney: You are arguing against children's puppets and you look like an idiot.

851 days ago
44.

Carl    

Courtney, you are the one that is raping Kirk's memory. If he didn't die he probably would have dumped you a year or two later. If he had dumped you before dying no one would remember you.

851 days ago
45.

Pops    

Cortney shoot it. Shoot it Courtney, you are good at that. Remember, whatever his name was, you shot him got you the big bucks!! Shoot it, you know how!!! Slob. Medical Malpractice Disaster come to life!!!!

851 days ago
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