The title of Neil Strauss‘ new tome Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead, out today from It Books, is apparently something rocker Courtney Love was once willing to take very much to heart.
As part of his ongoing promotional activities for the compilation of expanded celebrity interviews, Strauss tells Radar Online that he and the singer almost came together for a once-in-a-lifetime posthumous ritual. If not for the fact that the journalist-author was saying no at the time to drugs, things might have turned out very differently:
“She was serious when she made the offer,” Strauss revealed. “She actually said she would offer his [Kurt Cobain] ashes to me first to snort and then said she would like them to. But the idea was nixed as I don’t do coke.”
The near-snort went down late one night at Love’s LA home, and when you read the excerpted portion of the Love interview shared at Radar, it seems more like a playful shock tactic by the singer than something that would have actually gone much further. Still, it’s a great way to sell a few extra books.