Courtney Love is convinced she helped inspire Lady GaGa's Artpop album but fears the concept failed to "translate for the masses".

The Hole star is convinced Gaga came up with the idea for the record after the singer was introduced to a number of Love's arty friends.

The album received mixed reviews and failed to match the sales of her previous release, 2011's Born This Way, and Love fears Gaga's highbrow approach alienated swathes of fans.

She tells Britain's Gay Times, "Well, I'm friendly with her. She started hanging out with a lot of my art friends and I think it influenced her and that's great but it doesn't necessarily translate for the masses... She tried to take it on and sort of acclimate it into pop."