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Hole News

Courtney Love reunites classic Hole line-up

She has been rehearsing with Eric Erlandson, Melissa Auf der Maur and Patty Schemel

  • Apr 2, 2014

Frances Bean Cobain to testify against mother Courtney Love?

Law firm trying to sue Love for defamation are hoping to get her daughter to testify against her

  • Jun 19, 2012

Courtney Love: 'I've invited Lindsay Lohan to join my spiritual chanting group'

Controversial Hole rocker says the exercise helps her keep out of trouble

  • May 12, 2012

Courtney Love's lawyers attempt to sever ties with the Hole frontwoman

The Pryor Cashman firm say she owes them money and that they cannot represent her any more

  • Apr 24, 2012

Hole's Eric Erlandson: 'People are dead because of my stupid mistakes'

The band's former guitarist talks about his new book 'Letters To Kurt'

  • Apr 9, 2012

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Hole Music Videos

Lucky Charmes featuring Corey Chorus - See U Dance Play Video

Lucky Charmes featuring Corey Chorus - See U Dance

Official music video form Lucky Charmes featuring Corey Chorus "See U Dance"

Boum boum Play Video

Boum boum

Watch the official Boum boum video by Jérôme Van Den Hole in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

S'en aller Play Video

S'en aller

Watch the official S'en aller video by Jérôme Van Den Hole in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Pacific Coast Highway Play Video

Pacific Coast Highway

Watch the official Pacific Coast Highway video by Hole in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Samantha Play Video


Watch the official Samantha video by Hole in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Hole Reviews

Album Review: Hole - 'Nobody's Daughter' (Mercury)

Album Review: Hole - 'Nobody's Daughter' (Mercury)

There are moments of magic within the messiness, but Ms Love’s comeback reflects its tough conception

  • May 7, 2010

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (12/03/10)

Hole, Darwin Deez, Stornoway

  • Mar 15, 2010

Live review: Hole/Foxy Shazam/Little Fish

No matter how much she screws up, the power of Love's fury remains undiminished

  • Feb 28, 2010

Hole : Celebrity Skin

The first thing you think when 'Celebrity Skin' smacks you in the nose is that you may never need to hear a rock'n'roll record ever again ...

  • Aug 4, 1998

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Hole Biography

Hole was an American rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989 by vocalist, lyricist, and rhythm guitarist Courtney Love, and lead guitarist Eric Erlandson. The band had a revolving line-up of bassists and drummers, their most prolific being drummer Patty Schemel, and bassists Kristen Pfaff (d. 1994) and Melissa Auf der Maur.

Initially part of Los Angeles' indie rock scene, the band released singles on Sympathy for the Record Industry and Sub Pop before collaborating with Kim Gordon for their debut album, Pretty on the Inside (1991). After signing with Geffen Records in 1993, the band released the critically and commercially successful Live Through This (1994), and Celebrity Skin (1998), the latter of which garnered them four Grammy nominations. The group officially disbanded in 2002 and its members pursued other projects. In 2009, Hole was reformed by Love with new members, despite Erlandson's claim that the reformation breached a mutual contract he had with Love. The reformed band released the album Nobody's Daughter (2010), but Love announced in 2012 that she was returning to a solo career, and declared that "Hole is dead". However, on December 29, 2013, NME and Time magazine published articles concerning photographs Love posted of herself with Eric Erlandson on Facebook, with captions alluding that the two had reconciled. In April 2014, Love confirmed in an interview with BBC that she was writing new material and that a reunion was being planned, which would include herself, Erlandson, Auf der Maur, and Schemel. However, she denied the statement in an interview in the following days.

With Love's lyrics explicitly discussing issues of identity, body image, and sexual exploitation, the band has been noted by scholars and critics as having been the most high-profile musical group of the 1990s to openly and directly discuss feminism in their songs. They also gained considerable media coverage due to Love's reckless, uninhibited live performances and rocky personal life. Despite Love's controversial reputation in the media, Hole went on to become one of the most successful female-fronted rock bands in history, having sold over 3 million records in the United States alone.

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