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Courtney, Universal Settle

Agreement clears way for Nirvana releases

September 30, 2002 12:00 AM ET

Courtney Love and the Universal Music Group settled their respective lawsuits, ending a protracted legal battle and clearing the way for the release of a Nirvana compilation now expected out by Christmas.

"I'm excited to be releasing music again and rock music is starting to become very fun," Love said. "I plan to continue my advocacy of artists in Sacramento and Washington, where this belongs. I look forward to joining my fellow recording artists as we look for solutions to the problems we face in the music business. We must all work together through lobbying and collective bargaining to create the opportunities that have been lacking in our careers."

Set to feature the previously unreleased "You Know You're Right," the compilation received the go-ahead from surviving members of Nirvana and will be the first in an expected series of three releases, including a box set in 2004 and an album of rarities.

The agreement gives Love ownership of a collection of unreleased Hole music and UMG waived company rights to re-recording restriction for a number of already released Hole songs. The settlement also frees Love from her Universal record deal -- with the first single from the album Love is writing with Linda Perry due out in January.

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