Courtney Love of Hole Says There Will “Absolutely Not” Be a Reunion


Life Ball 2014 Courtney Love. Photo Courtesy of Manfred Werner – Tsui via Flickr.

After years of back and forth from Hole lead singer Courtney Love, she finally announces there will officially not be a reunion from the 90s alternative band. Hole had a comeback show in 2012, then toyed with the idea of a reunion for years. In 2014, Love was even rehearsing with guitarist Eric Erlandson, drummer Patty Schemel, and bassist Melissa Auf der Maur.

Then, a few years later, Love posted a now-deleted photo with Schemel and Auf der Maur with the caption, “with the girls, serving up a Hole lot of something. maybe,” according to Pitchfork. Most recently, in a May 2019 interview with The Guardian, Love said of a potential Hole reunion, “We are definitely talking about it.” She continued, “There’s nothing wrong with honoring your past.”

Now, in a new interview with Vogue, Courtney Love now says that “a proper Hole reunion” will “absolutely not” happen. She elaborated, “And you guys have gotta get over it. Our old manager Peter Mensch calls once a year to ask about a reunion: ‘Hey, just doing my thing I do every year with you and Jimmy Page [of Led Zeppelin].’ And I’m so honored to be in that company, but it’s just not gonna happen.”

Love also said, “We’re all really good friends and Melissa, and I are especially close—we talk every day. But Eric is kinda off-the-grid right now—I think he’s in Japan literally becoming a monk. I’m not even kidding. Melissa, Patty, and I think he’s become a monk or something on that level of aestheticism.”

Courtney Love recently released a new video series called Bruises of Roses, which covers her favorite songs. You can watch the first entry, a cover of “California Stars,” below.

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