Courtney Love: Lady Gaga Is Not "That Compelling"

Entertainment Feb. 5, 2010 AT 5:37PM
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Courtney Love has plenty of enemies, but she's not afraid to add one more to the list: Lady Gaga.

"I don't think her music is that compelling," Love, who is reuniting with her band Hole for a tour later this year, tells StyleList.

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The rocker, 45, quickly defends her statement, saying it's "because I listen to rock music" and not the 23-year-old Grammy winner's pop tunes.

"I'm an old hippie," she says. "You know what I listened to last night? Stevie f***ing Nicks."

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Still, Love -- who lost custody of her 17-year-old daughter last month and once claimed Britney Spears was molested by her dad -- admits she's coming around on Gaga.

"At the VMAs, I really wasn't sure," she tells StyleList. "One of my best friends is [photographer David] LaChappelle and he loves her. He really helped legitimize her by doing a Rolling Stone cover. He came in like, 'I met this girl and I love her, she doesn't have a mean bone in her body.'"

She was also wowed by her show-opening performance with Sir Elton John at the Grammys last weekend.

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"She did something the other night and I was like, 'You know what honey, take the cake, seriously.'"

One thing the two have in common, however, is their out-there style choices.

"One time Marilyn Manson said to me, in like, I don't know, '99 or something, 'You can come to my Halloween party if you dress as old you," Love recalls. "I realized there's been a demarcation between, like, black eyes and smeary red lips ... and that had become associated with my look."

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