Courtney Love has revealed that she recently put an ad on internet listings site Craigslist looking for musicians to work with and received only one response.
The former Hole frontwoman explained: “I put an ad on Craigslist that said, ‘Band in the style of Hole looking for bassist in the style of Melissa Auf der Maur.’ I got exactly one response. There’s just not a lot of chick bass players.”
Speaking to Bust magazine, Love explained she would be releasing her new music under her own name, rather than as Hole, like she did with her 2010 album, ‘Nobody’s Daughter’. She said: “My name symbolises a lot of things, and I have to sit in these rooms with lawyers and be called a ‘brand’ often, so I was just like, ‘Fucking name it after me!’ I don’t care.”
The new material sees Love backed by guitarist Micko Larkin, drummer Scott Lipps and bass player Shawn Dailey. Love added that she is considering calling her forthcoming album ‘Died Blonde’. She said: “I’m thinking of maybe naming my fucking album ‘Died Blonde’, because I’m in such a morbid space… It’s not that I’m unhappy. And it’s certainly not that I’m crazy. It’s just that I know all this shit and I don’t know what to do with it.”
Two of the songs thought to feature on the LP will be ‘Wedding Day’ and ‘California’. “I have two excellent songs, and I have two new really good songs, and I’d rather just release the two excellent songs – like an old-school single,” commented Love. “The first song, ‘Wedding Day’, is impeccably great as a slab of really raw rock with an insane hook. The second song is called ‘California’ – clearly a leitmotif. I’ve written ‘Malibu’, ‘Pacific Coast Highway’ and ‘Sunset Strip’, so if I want to call something ‘California’ it had better be good.”