London (ANI): Courtney Love is reinventing herself, using real name Courtney Michelle. She has decided to drop her stage name, claiming, "Courtney Love is dead".
"We've all decided we don't like her any more," the singer told The NME magazine. "We love her when she goes onstage, but I don't need her in the rest of my life," she added.
When asked how she would like to be addressed now, the singer replied, "Courtney Michelle. The name Courtney Love is a way to oppress me," The BBC quoted her as saying. The singer and actress was born Courtney Michelle Harrison.
Meanwhile, the 45-year-old is back on the road with her band Hole, who release a new album, Nobody's Daughter, later this month.