Courtney Love Reunites Classic Hole Lineup

By Michael Nelson / April 2, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Courtney Love hasn’t exactly had a terrific artistic track record over the past decade and a half; her last essential album was Hole’s 1998 release, Celebrity Skin. So it makes sense that she’d reunite the band responsible for that album. Her timing for announcing this news is pretty gross — we’re a few days away from the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s suicide — but look, Courtney has a tendency to do pretty gross things, and in this regard, she’s at least no worse than the Seattle PD. In an interview with The Quietus, Courtney confirmed that she’s reunited with Melissa Auf Der Maur, Eric Erlandson, and Patty Schemel, and they’re playing together as Hole, and in fact working on new material. (One pedantic note: While Schemel was credited as playing on Celebrity Skin, she did not actually perform on the album, and quit the band soon after its release.) Maybe Courtney can get Billy Corgan to help out with the songwriting again, unless he’s too busy doing other things.