July 15, 2009 15:35

'There is no Hole without me' co-founder tells Courtney Love

War of words breaks out over use of the Hole name

'There is no Hole without me' co-founder tells Courtney Love
Courtney Love has had her Hole 'reunion' criticised by co-founding member Eric Erlandson.

Guitarist Erlandson, who parted ways with Hole when the band split in 2002, has said that he wishes Love the best, but has questioned the decision to release her new solo record under the Hole name.

Speaking to Spin magazine, he declared "There is no Hole without me," before adding: "If [Courtney] has a solo album together, I think that's great. I think she should finish it and put it out and do that. But as for the real Hole? I'm open to discussions."

The comments come after former bassist Malissa auf der Maur complained about Love's decision, saying: "You can't take a Hole reunion that lightly."

As NME.COM first revealed, [url=http:// http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=10&p=6574&more=1&c=1]Love is keen to revive the name Hole after deciding the record she is making fits best[/url] under the band's name.

Reacting to Erlandson's comments, Love posted on Twitter saying the band name was hers.

"Uh I just hear that a former guitar player is saying I can't use my name for MY band, he's out of his MIND," she wrote. "He may want to check the trademark and his amex 'Disease Model Tour' Bills, and umm, let's see his 99 usage of that amex and his 01 usage of wow 298K?198,000 DOLLARS? Hole is MY Band, MY name and MY Tradmark."

NME.COM has a [url=http:// http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=10&p=6574&more=1&c=1]video interview with Courtney Love on the new record and the possible return of Hole[/url], which you can watch now.

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