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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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71 COMMENTS

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46.

Mel    

This woman has so few brain cells left from doing drugs she needs to concentrate on more important things like breathing and blinking and save what money she has rather than spend it on s*** lawyers and frivilous lawsuits.

868 days ago
47.

O_o    

um...at least her teef are white. that's my generous deed for today.

868 days ago
48.

Gloria Unread    

She's always been very protective of Kurt's music.
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Seems really sh***y that Dave and Krist actually did sign off on it knowing that Kurt would have hated his music being massacred like that.

868 days ago
49.

evlkis    

She needs to get of the drugs and get a life to put the word RAPE is a disgrace just like she is, i feel bad for her poor daughter.

868 days ago
50.

Brian    

And no mention of Baz Luhrmann's using it in Moulin Rouge. I guess that was consensual. Of course when I first heard it I thought it was blasphemous and wrong and the song shouldn't have been manipulated and used in that fashion.

868 days ago
51.

anonymous    

WOW! She needs to get a reality check.

868 days ago
52.

juden    

She's too cracked out for life. She is the one raping Kurt. I thought she didn't want to have to deal with him anymore so why does she keep bringing him up... oh right she needs to feed them nostrils.

868 days ago
53.

brent    

leave Courtney alone!!!

868 days ago
54.

Raejean    

You are raping his legacy by acting like the perpetual faithful widow...and we all know just how it stood between you two when he died. You wouldn't have a public forum but for him.

868 days ago
55.

what evah    

That whining c-nt! She's been living off of all those royalties. Skag.

868 days ago
56.

jayman419    

Sounds like her Muppet check ran out, so she's crying again.

868 days ago
57.

Mike    

Didn't she shoot him and then make the letter to fans into a suicide note without permission? Go away no talent druggie.

867 days ago
58.

sno    

geez courtney, instead of being raped, consider that you late husband's song was prostituted out with you as one of the pimp shareholders

867 days ago
59.

Lee Sanders    

Courtney Love is a waste of human life! Perhaps if she wasn't so busy "leeching" off the memory of her deceased husband, she could find a real career, herself.

867 days ago
60.

fanspeed    

never ever say anything bad about Courtnry she is sexy, beautiful and smart. You're all just a bunch of jealous haters.

867 days ago
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