Courtney Love Desires Female Bandmates

05/02/2003 11:00AM

Courtney Love is looking for help and has placed want ads in New York's Village Voice and Southern California's L.A. Weekly, seeking to recruit new members for her live band.

The ad states: "Women required for International Rock Revolution. Join Courtney Love's touring band and get famous, see the world," Billboard reports.

Getting down to specifics, Love, 38, requests: "Must play bass or guitar (really play), and look like a Goddess. We like Emily the Strange, Lolita Goth, Patty Schemel's drumming, Nuggets and 'Performance' the Movie. We love Flea but don't want you to play like him."

And, in a clear act of sexual discrimination, Love emphasizes -- in capital letters -- that "NO BOYS" will be considered.

The music trade publication notes that the phone number supplied in the ad takes the caller to an answering machine with a message from Love.

"Hey, leave us your info," says the former Hole frontwoman in the outgoing message. "You better be able to play."

Billboard states that the voice mailbox quickly filled to capacity.

When not placing ads, Love is readying her solo debut, "America's Sweetheart," and -- newly freed from her previous Geffen label after a protracted legal battle -- is at work finding a North American distributor.

She has already signed with Britain's Poptones/Telstar, says Billboard.

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