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Courtney Love – “Miss Narcissist”

It’s not often that we get to hear new music from Courtney Love, though she did give us one song on the Empire soundtrack and another single, “You Know My Name,” last year. This morning, out of nowhere, she’s got a new digital single out on Ghost Ramp, the label run by Wavves frontman Natha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 18, 2015 - 7:45 am

Isolated Mic Exposes Courtney Love’s Earsplitting Guitar Playing

Courtney Love is on the cover of the new issue of Paper Magazine, and in the accompanying interview, she discusses the possibility of reuniting the classic Hole lineup in 2015 — something she had gone back and forth on earlier this year. That lineup hasn’t played together since the release of Hole’s great 1998 album,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 9, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Courtney Love Calls Off Hole Reunion

Earlier this year, right before the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s suicide and Hole’s classic album Live Through This, Courtney Love said that she was reuniting with Melissa Auf Der Maur, Eric Erlandson, and Patty Schemel and that they were working on new material. A few weeks later, she tapered expectations by saying that, “We… More »

By: James Rettig / July 23, 2014 - 9:28 pm

Live Through This Turns 20

Courtney Love released her definitive artistic statement four days after her husband Kurt Cobain shot himself in the head, and she called the album Live Through This. In terms of morbidly cosmic coincidences, that’s up there with Biggie Smalls naming his second album Life After Death and then dying before its release, or the Ultimate… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2014 - 9:15 am

Courtney Love Downplays Hole Reunion Talk, Vows To Join Foe Dave Grohl Onstage At Nirvana’s Rock Hall Induction

A few months ago, Courtney Love gave Hole fans something to be excited about when she confirmed in a Facebook Q&A that she was “slowly, steadily” reuniting with the band’s Celebrity Skin-era lineup of Eric Erlandson, Patty Schemel, and Melissa Auf Der Maur. Then in an interview earlier this month, Love mentioned that the quartet… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 7, 2014 - 9:56 am

Courtney Love Reunites Classic Hole Lineup

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… More »

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

Courtney Love Goes To Court Over Tweet

UPDATE: Love was found not guilty of defamation.

Courtney Love is infamous for, among so many other things, popping off a whole lot of shit on Twitter. That habit has led to more than one lawsuit, and today, Love will go to court to defend herself — and her Twitter account — against… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2014 - 11:15 am

Watch Rare Footage Of Kurt & Courtney Duet “Stinking Of You”

Hit So Hard, a film currently in festivals, mostly serves as a documentary about former Hole drummer Patty Schemel, but it also has a bunch of home footage of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, a couple who were capturing people’s imagination since the first time they got together. Some bootleg footage of the movie recently… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2012 - 8:50 am

Watch Hole Reunite In Williamsburg

On Friday night following a screening of the documentary Hit So Hard: The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel in Public Assembly on N. 6th St., all four members of Hole’s classic lineup performed together, unannounced, for the first time since ’99. They played two songs: Live Through This’s “Miss World” and the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 14, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Watch Courtney Love’s Meltdown In Brazil

If you book Courtney Love to appear at your festival, you have to know that there’s a pretty good chance something weird will happen. But Love’s latest onstage bugout is one of her more fascinating, since it raises some big, weird questions. Over the weekend, her reconstituted Hole played at Brazil’s SWU Festival, and she… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 16, 2011 - 11:49 am

Hole Covers Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy”

“This is going to be ridiculous,” Courtney Love says at the beginning of the video. So you’ve been warned. Another warning: “Jeremy,” to me, was all about Eddie Vedder’s phrasing, and Love really rushes through the lyrics, firing them off almost at random. It makes it difficult to get through the video. See what I… More »

By: jessica / September 7, 2010 - 10:52 am

Courtney Love May Redeem Behind The Music

If you’ve caught the revamped Behind The Music series, you know Lil Wayne’s episode was a quote factory. The clip below of quotables from Courtney Love’s interviews hints that her show may top his. Love’s episode of VH1’s Behind The Music airs June 21 at 8:30pm EST, but they’ve been rolling out sneak previews o… More »

By: jessica / June 17, 2010 - 11:35 am

Bumbershoot 2010 Lineup

Outside Lands’s line-up announcement yesterday didn’t inspire discussion, but maybe Bumbershoot, the other late-in-the-season (Pacific North)West Coast festival, will? The September festival announced the full line up today. Headliners are Bob Dylan, Neko Case, the Decemberists, Weezer, Hole, Rise Against, Mary J Blige, J. Cole, and one more “very special guest” they haven’t announced yet. More »

By: jessica / June 2, 2010 - 2:31 pm

Billy Vs Courtney Pt. 16

According to Antiquiet, Courtney Love was on the Howard Stern show this morning, complaining about how an old friend was treating her. She didn’t name names, but it seems like she was referring to old frenemy Billy Corgan, who had gone on a Tweet streak with several below-the-belt criticisms of Love as a widow and… More »

By: jessica / April 27, 2010 - 12:49 pm

Hole @ The Music Box, Los Angeles 4/20/10

Hole kicked off their US tour on Thursday in support of Nobody’s Daughter. Photographer Andrew Youssef documented her return to the stage (it’s been years since Hole played L.A.), and found the 45-minute set struck the right combination of Hole hits and new material. “Malibu,” “Violet,” and “Miss World” made the set list, while Love… More »

By: jessica / April 26, 2010 - 5:23 pm

Hole – “Samantha” (Stereogum Premiere)

There’s been a fair bit of skepticism and controversy around this “Hole” reboot, the band’s ninth lineup and one which features Courtney Love as its sole original member. But it’s really happening: We’ve heard the surprisingly successful alt.rock slab of “Skinny Little Bitch,” and since then Hole 9.0 has been doing the promotional rounds to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 30, 2010 - 11:34 am

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth it. Here’s Wednesday, Thursday, Gibbarday, and SXSW’s metal shows, and more. This last post contains our notes, and photos from our intrepid photographers — RyanMore »

By: stereogum / March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

Hole – “Skinny Little Bitch”

First studio sounds from the it’s-really-happening LP Nobody’s Daughter are up and here. Titled “Skinny Little Bitch,” a fitting track name to come just one day after Courtney tagged Lily Allen as a cokemonster with a “propensity toward corpulence” which, let’s be fair, is an A+ zing either ghostwritten by the typo-free entity manning her… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 3, 2010 - 1:45 pm

Hole – “Samantha” (Live On Jonathan Ross)

Hole is back, sort of. For this iteration of the project, perpetually embattled typo machine Courtney Love has rounded up guitarist Micko Larkin, bassist Shawn Dailey and Stu Fischer on drums, i.e. no original Hole members, i.e. much to the chagrin of co-founder Eric Erlandson. On Thursday night, “Hole” did the Jonathan Ross show, a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 15, 2010 - 11:35 am
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