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VIDEO: Courtney Love -- Mickey Mouse Club Hopeful?

Apr. 30 2010, Published 3:31 p.m. ET

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Rocker Courtney Love said she auditioned for the Mickey Mouse Club as a child on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday.

Love, who looked fresh and relaxed, told Kimmel that at the time she was 10-years-old, she thought her name was weird -- so she adopted the name, “Coco Rodriguez.”

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She said that she traveled from Portland, Oregon to Seattle ,  Washington for the audition, and being ahead of her time, she read a poem by Sylvia Plath -- about incest -- to try and win a spot on the show. It didn't work.

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"I think it's better you weren't in the Mickey Mouse Club,” Kimmel joked. "I think it would have hurt your cred a little bit." (While Courtney didn't make the cut, big music stars such as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera all got their show biz feet wet in mouse ears.)

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Love also joked with Kimmel about how she was feeling no pain at the infamous Pamela Anderson roast a few years back, and said that the new incarnation of her band Hole features young, talented musicians in their early 20s.

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