Courtney Love recently shared a post on her official Twitter account, revealing a text conversation she had with Dave Grohl about the lack of female representation in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductions. Love directed her criticisms to Grohl in the message she sent.
Author and music critic Jessica Hopper did research to see how many men have been inducted into the Rock Hall versus how many women have been inducted. Then, she shared the results in a Twitter post. Her research showed that women have made up only 61 of 719 Rock Hall inductees. So, upon seeing this tweet, Love decided to respond.
The former Hole singer wrote that she appreciated Hopper’s research on the issue and expressed her disappointment over the lack of women representation in the Hall Of Fame. To further support her point of view, Love shared a screenshot of a text she sent to Grohl about his own induction to the Hall of Fame with Foo Fighters in 2021.
It is seen in the conversation that she initially told Grohl to have fun in the ceremony. Then, she also wrote to him to hold the seats for Tina Turner and Carole King, who had been finally inducted into the Hall of Fame the same year with Foo Fighters. She questioned why it took Turner and King so many years to be inducted, although both were eligible for long years.
Love’s tweet read:
“Jessica Hopper does the math! 37 years in existence & women make up 8.48% of inductees out of 719. See the text to Grohl. The Hall of Fame eligibility is 25 years after 1st release. Foo Fighters were nominated 4 secs later, Nina Simone & Carole King 30 years.”
Just because some artists or bands are eligible, it doesn’t mean they’ll be inducted into the Hall of Fame right away. For some musicians, it actually takes years. However, Foo Fighters were inducted in 2021, their first year of eligibility. So, it seems like this situation had bothered Courtney at the time, as it was proof lack of female representation.
@jesshopp DOES THE MATH!🙏❤️🙇🏼♀️37 years in existence & women make up 8.48% of inductees out of 719. See txt to Grohl. @rockhall ELIGIBILITY is 25 years after 1st release @foofighters were nominated 4 secs later @NinaSimoneMusic & Carole King 30 years #fixtherockandrollhalloffame https://t.co/mOSHPDbKdk pic.twitter.com/1paF6QgAcr
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) March 10, 2023