The release of Courtney Love's debut Virgin album, "American Sweetheart," has been bumped to 2004. Originally due Oct. 28, the set has been moved to Feb. 10 to allow for finishing touches to be applie

The release of Courtney Love's debut Virgin album, "American Sweetheart," has been bumped to 2004. Originally due Oct. 28, the set has been moved to Feb. 10 to allow for finishing touches to be applied.

As previously reported, much of the album was written with former 4 Non-Blondes leader Linda Perry, who has written hits for Christina Aguilera and Pink. Producers include Virgin chairman/CEO Matt Serletic (matchbox twenty), Josh Abraham (Limp Bizkit, Staind), and Love's manager, James Barber.

"Linda and I have the weirdest relationship in the business, I've been told," Love told Billboard in an exclusive July interview. "For me it was an absolute joy -- the greatest -- to work with the first female ever who's better than me at a lot and I'm better than her at a lot. But she fought hard to work with me. I'm not a 'client,' nor am I the 'wife' -- I'm the 'mistress' with Linda. That meant waiting until 4 a.m. some nights, or helping Linda finish off a song, drums, bass, lyrics, etc., every note for one of the 'clients.' Linda and my writing is just old-fashioned John & Paul co-writing."

A U.S. tour in support of "America's Sweetheart" was being scheduled for an early November kick off. The fate of that plan was unknown at deadline.