Rock Against Rape Benefit Concert Club Lingerie, Hollywood, CA, September 1993
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love made a surprise appearance at the Rock Against Rape benefit concert at Hollywood’s Club Lingerie in early September, 1993.
‘This is our only public appearance together we will ever make in our entire lives’
Courtney & Kurt had never performed together in public before. Courtney played two (then) new tunes, “Doll Parts” and “Miss World,” on heavily fuzzed electric guitar and was then joined onstage by Cobain, whom she introduced as “my husband, Yoko,” and later quipped, “Kurt’s leaving me, he’s gonna marry Winona.”
The pair played an intense acoustic version of “Pennyroyal Tea,” off Nirvana’s album, In Utero, and then closed with a rousing cover of folk-blues legend Leadbelly’s “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?”