Wednesday, July 15th 2009
I’ll tell ya, these innuendo-laden headlines just write themselves. Last month, we reported that Courtney Love’s new album, years in the making, was going to be a new Hole album. Because she said so. She made a new logo and everything.
However, Hole’s former guitarist Eric Erlandson is not okay with that. And he’s got legal legs to stand on, telling Spin Magazine that Love signed a contract in 2002 (“or something”) stating that she can’t use the name Hole, if Erlandson is not involved.
Apparently former bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur was a bit surprised by the news as well; while she’s recently revealed a reunion with Courtney Love via coded twitter message, she claims it was producer Michael Beinhorn that invited her down to the studio, not Love, and she’s calling it easier said than done: “It’s gonna take a little more organizing than just ‘I’ll come and sing some backups and then we got Hole.’”
This is one reunion we actually kinda cared about. But I suppose it doesn’t really matter what Courtney Love calls it in the end, as long as she finishes it someday, and it’s good.
UPDATE: As Idolator reports, Courtney disagrees with Erlandson, and has presented her side through a multi-part semi-intelligible twirade (OK, now we’re convinced that @courtneylover79 really is Love.) Also, as Johnny has pointed out in the comments below, it’s just me that kinda cares about new music from Courtney. Not “we.”