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UPDATE: That's one small step for normalcy, one giant leap for Courtney Love.

The rocker says her quote about killing off her former stage persona and readopting her birth name were taken "100 percent out of context."

"She's not changing her name, unless it's to 'Courtney Love Mellencamp' or 'Big Baby Jesus,' " her rep told MTV News. Don't give her ideas! Although that second one does have a nice ring to it.

What's in a name? Courtney Love's about to find out. Sorry, Courtney Michelle's about to find out.

The ever, um, eccentric Hole frontwoman has announced that she will professionally revert back to her real name—well, real middle name—and henceforth answer only to Courtney Michelle (her birth name is Courtney Michelle Harrison).

"Courtney Love is dead," she told Britain's NME magazine. "We've all decided we don't like her anymore. We love her when she goes onstage, but I don't need her in the rest of my life."

And lest you think this new name is little more than a rock star's passing fancy or attempt to channel her inner Sasha Fierce, think again: "Courtney Love is a way to oppress me," she explained.

Yeah, those surnames can be so domineering!

Sadly, her record company didn't quite get the memo, announcing just last week that Hole, led by Courtney Love, will be going on tour this summer following the release of its new album, Nobody's Daughter. The veracity of her moniker swap will no doubt be tested next week, when Courtney...Whatever makes the late-night rounds.


While Courtney was busy reinventing herself this weekend, other rockers were doing their jobs, bringing it hard to Coachella. Check out who was there!

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