Courtney Love Is Changing Her Name, Personal Brand

First, the good news: Courtney Love won’t be around to annoy you much longer.  Now, the bad news: Someone names Courtney Michelle is apparently taking her place.

The Widow Cobain has announced that she’s changing her name as the next step along her ongoing journey of self-reinvention. Henceforth, the Hole frontwoman will be known as Courtney Michelle, taken from her middle name (Love’s full birth name is Courtney Michelle Harrison).

So why didn’t she just undergo another round of plastic surgery if she wanted to make a change? According to Love—uh, Michelle—the old Courtney Love just isn’t very likable:

“Courtney Love is dead. We’ve all decided we don’t like her anymore. We love her when she goes onstage, but I don’t need her in the rest of my life.”

Well, that’s certainly the most sensible thing to spill out of Courtney’s mouth in a while. Granted, that’s not saying much, but still…

Even so, we can’t help but wonder if this is a not-co-clever plan by La Love to evade all that tax debt she’s piled up with Uncle Sam over the last few years.