Interesting.. though no Eric Erlandson (founding member) and the only person from the last line up is Melissa auf der Maur and shes only doing backing vocals.
Seven years after the band’s break-up, Courtney Love will resurrect the name Hole for her next album. Nobody’s Daughter, due later this year or early in 2010, will be Hole’s first record since 1998, and largely a partnership between Love and English guitarist Micko Larkin.
Although Hole will tour, this is no reunion. Instead, the resurrected band recalls Billy Corgan’s new Smashing Pumpkins – in which he is the only original member. Eric Erlandson, Hole’s co-founder, is nowhere to be seen – and bassist Melissa auf der Maur, though she will play concerts with Love, only provides backing vocals on the new album.
However, Love told NME this week that she had no choice but to revive her rock’n'roll moniker. After binning early sessions with pop songwriter Linda Perry, her planned solo album went “from being an aspiration of [Bob Dylan's] Blood On the Tracks to … [David Bowie's] Diamond Dogs”. “It’s huge,” Love said, “like a big, fist-shaped hole.”
“The rock Courtney didn’t really go away, but I needed a rock partner,” she continued. “I have my rock partner now.” The lucky fellow is Micko Larkin, of defunct London band Larrikin Love. “I am old enough to be his cool auntie,” Love admits.
As previously mentioned, Auf der Maur appears on the album in a modest capacity. So do members of heavy-metal string quartet Apocalyptica. Nobody’s Daughter will be produced by Michael Beinhorn, who also worked on Hole’s 1998 album, Celebrity Skin. No label has been announced – nor is there any word on that tampon sponsorship.
Love has also announced plans to launch a US festival next year, and to “unleash” Florence and the Machine on North America, but for now her focus is on finishing the album originally promised for 1 January, 2009. “[I'm wearing] my first pair of leather pants in 20 years,” Love said. She must be serious.
This will be, interesting.