Hole Is Back, Sort Of
Courtney Love lost guardianship of Frances Bean and then lost her shit on Facebook. Now it seems like she’s again lost the part of the brain that tells you certain ideas are no good. Today Love announced the first Hole show in 11 years. If you recall, Nobody’s Daughter was going to be a solo project (out in February … 2007) before Love decided to make it a new Hole album last June, forcing Melissa Auf Der Maur to jump in and tell the world “It’s gonna take a little more organizing than just ‘I’ll come and sing some backups and then we got Hole.” Well, the show must go on, the first of which is set to take place 2/17 at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London with gigs following in Milan and Amsterdam. But The Guardian points out a hole (sorry) in the plan:
Hole co-founder Eric Erlandson has criticised Love’s use of the band-name, and though the announcement came via an official Hole Facebook page, there is no mention of the word “Hole” on their new website.
The Guardian also notes the new “Hole” features guitarist Micko Larkin, bassist Shawn Dailey and Stu Fischer on drums. But no sign of Taylor Momsen. Here’s a new home video from Courtney’s drug den where she and Larkin cover the Replacements while she walks between mirrors and applies makeup. Call it multi-tasking. Or symbolism.
Continuing the intrigue, both nobodysdaughter.com and the Guardian link to a new Love Twitter account @Courtneyloveuk that we suspect is fake. Or at least run by a booking agent. @CourtneyLove79 was deleted after the Frances Bean court ruling … this account popped up immediately after. Written in the English language (as opposed’s to Courtney’s). Whoever is ghostwriting is trying too hard. Anyhow, these gigs are sure to be legendary. Or canceled:
2/17 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
2/19 – Milan, Italy @ Milan Magazzini Generali
2/21 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Paradiso
Something’s still fishy, but given that among its hundreds of daily tweets @CourtneyLoveUK has posted real time iPhone photos of Hole2 in NYC…
…we’re thinking the account is run by an incompetent handler and Courtney is perhaps dictating.