Courtney Love stopped by to promote her new album, 'Nobody's Daughter,' and refused to explain why she was an hour late for the show: "Oh, I can't on the air. I'm just depressed about something."
Howard repeated that she was due to arrive an hour earlier, but Courtney seemed non-plussed: "Was I? I'm sorry."
Howard had Gary bring her some coffee, which set her off: "I'm not shaky or anything!"
Howard begged off: "I didn't say you were shaky. I can see you're out of it." But Courtney wanted to make an issue of it: "I'm not out of it! I'm not on drugs. I've just got a puffy face because I was crying all night."
Courtney said she was in much better condition than her last appearance on the show: "Last time you saw me [was during] what we call the Letterman years and I was on C-R-A-C-K...I'm not ever supposed to say that word. My publicist told me not to say that word...I don't like alcohol and I don't like coke. Pills? Sure."
She's Back... On Her Back
Courtney told the crew she only recently rebooted her sex life: "I didn't f' anyone for five years...I didn't masturbate! Nothing!"
She explained that she'd been celibate in an effort to be more productive: "I disentangled myself from all sexual and romantic relationships so I could make this bloody record."
Courtney revealed that since she'd begun sleeping with an unnamed guy--the same guy who'd ruined her morning somehow: "Because I'm only in town for a minute...[he said]: 'We're having a fight. That means we're too intimate.' What?! We've had like five fights."
Courtney blamed the issue on her limited pool of potential sex partners, telling Howard: "You have a huge pool. I have a little teeny espresso cup."
Bedding a British Supermodel
Courtney told a story about hooking up with a sexually aggressive supermodel--based on the clues, including a British accent, both Robin and Howard guessed the same name--who'd chased her down in an unnamed Italian city: "I said to myself, 'If you're gonna do it, do it with this one.'"
The sex wasn't very good: "I remember that it repulsed me some. The one-on-one-ness of it."
The story, on the other hand, is something she'll be able to tell forever: "I just remember waking up in the morning and looking at this face--I'm not going to say whose it was--but it was so feline and beautiful and I went--and she was asleep--and I said, 'Oh my god. I'm going to have a story to tell my grandsons.'"
She's Rich But Broke
Courtney said that while she was rich (estimating her worth--in hundreds of millions--exceeds her IQ), she'd made some regrettable financial decisions, like selling off part of Nirvana's publishing rights: "Emotionally I thought I was ready to do so but now I'm having second thoughts."
The money that's left is frozen somehow: "I can't touch it because of the trust."
Courtney said she only knew two numbers for sure: "One of them is 528. One of them is 518. Those are my credit scores."
If she needs something from the store: "They give me $300. My people."
Gavin Rossdale's Booty Call
Courtney denied sleeping with Dave Navarro ("We've never gotten around to it.") and Mickey Rourke ("God no.") and Blur bassist Alex James: "All I did was spank him."
Courtney said she had, however, slept with Bush frontman Gavis Rossdale--while he was dating his now-wife, No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani: "He got good in bed. Something happened. Yeah, Maybe Gwen taught him, for all I know. I can't imagine that but--but between point A and point B we were f' buddies."
Howard asked if Gwen knew Gavin was also sleeping with Courtney, but Courtney's answer was unclear: "She sure does."
Courtney said she really valued her relationship with Gavin: "He was an f'buddy in the sense that we didn't have a lot of pressure on each other and--but we did like each other quite a bit."
Howard asked why Courtney was estranged from her daughter, Frances Bean, so Courtney shrugged: "Probably just because she just has to be Frances and it sucks. It's a lot of money. She has no dad. She has a cuckoo-bananas mom."
Courtney added that a lot their problems stemmed from Frances' education: "It's not about me it's about the fact that I need her to go to this one school to get into--the--Bard...she's got to go to this other school to get into Bard." The pair don't talk in person over the phone: "We have spoken in--in--in sort of e-mail." Courtney blamed most of their problems on money-hungry lawyers: "If she didn't have money, this wouldn't be happening."