Love speaks about getting grunge band back together for festival season 2015
Love recently floated the idea of getting the band back together and confirmed that she is in rehearsals with the bands classic line-up, Melissa Auf der Mar, Eric Erlandson and Patty Schemel.
Speaking to NME as part of this week’s new issue, on newsstands now and available digitally, Love says only her recent solo shows have stood in the way of determining whether or not the band has a future.
“The problem is just that the Hole camp are like, ‘Can you get this over with?’ And I’m like, ‘OK, we don’t have to worry about anything, festivals etc, if we do this’,” says Love. “We have to dot the ‘i’s and cross the ‘t’s.”
Meanwhile, the lead singer also has plenty of thoughts on the current trend for reunion tours, in particular Alice In Chains, who returned with new singer William DuVall after the death of Layne Staley in 2002.
She added: “I didn’t make my mind up until it was too late for festival season. But we’re the last band to do this. The Jesus Lizard did a reunion tour, OK? Fucking Sunny Day Real Estate did a reunion tour, I’m like, what? We got asked to open for Alice In Chains. I said to my manager, ‘Layne’s dead, We can’t open for Alice In Chains!’ He’s like, ‘They had three radio hits’. What, with a ghost?!”