Courtney Love denies scrapping album

New material added since songs leaked on Net

NEW YORK -- Courtney Love has taken to her MySpace blog to refute an online report that she'd scrapped work on her next studio album.

Instead, Love said the Linda Perry-produced set will be turned in to the latter's Custard label by mid-July. "No 'scrapping' is going on, simply a few retakes, especially since all those recordings were leaked to the Net," Love writes.

"Don't assume you know any songs on this album," she continues. "Some may sound somewhat familiar or even have the same titles and arrangements. A few are just precious diamonds I wouldn't touch, but there's TONS of NEW ones which you haven't a clue about."

"I think we made a beautiful, vibey, magical record," Perry told Billboard in late 2006. "Courtney Love's name should be right next to Bob Dylan when they say best lyricist of all time."

In her post, Love said she is "playing" with former Faith No More member Roddy Bottum and Stuart Fisher, but did not elaborate in what capacity.