Singer says Hole star's fury at puppets' Nirvana cover is 'absurd'
Holly Frith
10:05 16th March 2012

Jack Black has hit out at Courtney Love after she accused The Muppets of 'raping' the legacy of her late husband Kurt Cobain.

Earlier this week the Hole singer is said to have claimed the Muppets 'raped' the grunge classic 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by performing it in their 2011 film.

In an interview with E! Tenacious D's Jack Black described her comments as 'Absurd'.

When asked if he agreed, Black replied: I beg to differ. That's absurd, absurd, absurd. 

"I personally hold no one in higher esteem in the world of rock. Kurt Cobain for me is at the top of the pyramid. He was the king… When he died it was sort of the end of rock."

Though in the weird and eccentric mind of Love she claims that she has 'absolute power' over the track, and denies granting her permission for it to be covered, Courtney is also rumoured to have previously sold half her rights to the track to company Primary Wave