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Courtney Love: I influenced Lady Gaga's 'Artpop'

Courtney Love is convinced she helped inspire Lady Gaga's "Artpop" album but fears the concept failed to "translate for the masses."

The Hole star is convinced Gaga came up with the idea for the record after the singer was introduced to a number of Love's arty friends. The album received mixed reviews and failed to match the sales of her previous release, 2011's "Born This Way," and Love fears Gaga's highbrow approach alienated swathes of fans.

She tells Britain's Gay Times, "Well, I'm friendly with her. She started hanging out with a lot of my art friends and I think it influenced her and that's great but it doesn't necessarily translate for the masses... She tried to take it on and sort of acclimate it into pop."

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Apr 16, 2014 1:17PM
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Courtney Love influences my stomach to keep puking up my food when I see her ugly goddamned face.
Apr 16, 2014 12:04PM
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Isn't it up to the influencee to state who he or she was influenced by?
Apr 16, 2014 11:14AM
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Sad, if it were not for Cobain, no one would know who Courtney was...well, that is outside her artsy friends.  I wonder if Courtney takes credit for inspiring everyone who knows her artsy friends...or is it just Gaga?
Apr 16, 2014 10:57AM
Apr 16, 2014 9:52AM
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I don't think I've ever heard a single thing Love ever did.  Gaga has risen on her own and done it well.  Back off Courtskank.  And yes, she can't ride on Kurt's coattails any more...not that he was "all that" either.
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