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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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61.

cindy ray    

I cannot think of one person who has "raped" Cobain more than this psychotic bitch.

850 days ago
62.

y2jcb    

AArghh!! The link has been removed... Disney/The Muppets and/or Cobain/Love are RAPING TMZ!!!!

850 days ago
63.

joe    

Kurt Cobain would be smiling if he still had a smile,:)~she is just living off his fame.

847 days ago
64.

Gregory    

More like Courtney raped Cobain (or at least his legacy), and Courtney's Heroine dealer lost out on the movie proceeds.

Francis Beane might be the only girl out there in the world whom I pity for having a living mother. I only hope her mother hasn't already shot up all of her inheritance already.

844 days ago
65.

Jane    

courtney love is insane.. no wonder kurt killed himself! She better lay off the frog!!! Ever wonder what kermit looks like when he's an old man? I bet you've already seen him! http://bitly.com/H1xDqO

835 days ago
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