Troubled rocker Courtney Love is determined to make 2004 her year - by cleaning up her act while turning her new album into a smash hit.

The former Hole frontwoman wants AMERICA'S SWEETHEART to mark a turning point in her life when it is released on 9 February (04), as she recovers from her alcohol and drug addictions.

Courtney is still battling for custody of FRANCES BEAN - her child with late Nirvana frontman KURT COBAIN - following her arrest in November (03) after an alleged incident at a house in Beverly Hills, California.

The 39-year-old says, "This coming year will be an opportunity for me to get my life back together.

"I am a musician and that is how I want to be remembered. By carrying on with my music will mean that I have something to focus on and do well with.

"I know have been labelled as a bit of a waster in the past. All that I want to say is from now on all will be well."

05/01/2004 17:55