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    Too bad Cuntney Love won't drop out of the music biz
    What many Hole fans have assumed for years was made official Thursday (May 23) with a statement from founding members Courtney Love and Eric Erlandson that the band is over.

    The flamboyant singer and her longtime bandmate announced they will no longer record or tour together as Hole, though they will work together to promote future Hole catalog releases.

    "I will always treasure the time we played together," Love said in the statement. "Eric has been an important part of my family for over 10 years and he'll continue to be a part of my life."

    Added Erlandson, "We're incredibly proud of the music we've made together, but it seems like time for both of us to move on."

    Although Hole have appeared dissolved since 1999, Love said that the recent lawsuits between herself and Universal Music Group at least partially provoked the split.

    "Since Geffen Records closed during the promotion of our last record, there have been a lot of distractions," Love said. "Universal's lawsuit against us made it impossible for us to find a new record company despite overwhelming interest from other labels. After three years of waiting, Eric and I have decided to put Hole to rest."

    Rumors of the troubled band's demise first surfaced after the band finished touring behind 1995's Live Through This and Love shifted her focus to acting. Hole temporarily quelled that talk with the release of Celebrity Skin in 1998, but breakup rumors reemerged shortly after when several members left the group and Love said she would fight to get out of Hole's contract with Universal.

    Last year, Love announced the lineup of a new group, Bastard (see "Courtney Love Unveils Lineup Of Femme-Punk Project Bastard"), and later performed solo opening for Jane's Addiction — two strong indications that Hole had gone their separate ways.

    In the statement released Thursday, Love said she is writing and recording a new album with former Hole drummer Patty Schemel and former 4 Non Blondes singer-turned-Pink producer Linda Perry that she expects to release early next year.

    Erlandson has been collaborating with various singers and may be putting together a new band.

    Once Love recruited Erlandson through a newspaper ad to form Hole in Los Angeles in 1989, the remaining lineup became a revolving door of female musicians, beginning with bassist Jill Emery and drummer Caroline Rue. Kristin Pfaff and Schemel later stepped in for Live Through This. Pfaff died of a heroin overdose at the time it was released (two months after Love's husband, Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, took his own life).

    Melissa Auf der Maur replaced Pfaff and later left to join the Smashing Pumpkins. She is currently recording a solo album and is part of the Virgins.

    Schemel also left Hole at the time Celebrity Skin was released, and was replaced by Samantha Maloney, who later filled in for the late Randy Castillo as Mötley Crüe's drummer.

    "We both appreciate the amazing contributions that our other bandmates made to Hole," Erlandson said in the statement. Pointing out her former bandmates' other ventures, including Emery joining Mazzy Star, Love added, "I think Hole has made great contributions to rock's Amazon culture."

    Love and Erlandson also thanked their record label (Geffen, not the Universal conglomerate that swallowed them up), various management firms and their fans for their support. "Our fans have made Hole one of the greatest experiences any musician could ever have," Erlandson said. "Courtney and I are incredibly grateful for their loyalty and inspiration."

    Hole's three studio albums, which also included their debut, Pretty on the Inside, sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, earned six Grammy Award nominations and spawned hits such as "Doll Parts," "Miss World," "Violet," "Celebrity Skin" and "Malibu."

    Hole's official Web site, www.hole.com, will continue to be maintained and will still house Love's Kittyradio.
    ".....and Harry Potter and all of his wizard-friends went to Hell for practicing Witchcraft. The End." -Ned Flander's version of reading "Harry Potter" to Rod and Todd.

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    it is a shame that hole broke up. i liked most of there music and i thought they had a chance to be superstars if they could keep cranking out the hits. i also did not know that geffen is out of business either. i found this post to be very interesting indeed. as far as courtney goes, i tihnk she should keep on making music. i like her voice and style and think that people are too hard on her just because she is pretty and changes her look alot. i wish her and the rest of hole all the success in the world and maybe all of them will go on to form supergroups that will make great music.

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    Originally posted by THE HULKAMANIAC BROTHER:
    it is a shame that hole broke up. i liked most of there music and i thought they had a chance to be superstars if they could keep cranking out the hits. i also did not know that geffen is out of business either. i found this post to be very interesting indeed. as far as courtney goes, i tihnk she should keep on making music. i like her voice and style and think that people are too hard on her just because she is pretty and changes her look alot. i wish her and the rest of hole all the success in the world and maybe all of them will go on to form supergroups that will make great music.
    Dude, I think everyone is "hard" on her because she's a talent-less wench. But, if you're a fan-to each their own.

    [ May 24, 2002, 07:41 AM: Message edited by: FanHalen ]
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    You could at least pretend to show a little sorrow over this, FanHalen [img]tongue.gif[/img]
    "Just once I'd like to do the right thing and not get punished for it."

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    Originally posted by Stuff No More:
    You could at least pretend to show a little sorrow over this, FanHalen [img]tongue.gif[/img]
    NEVER!!!!!
    ".....and Harry Potter and all of his wizard-friends went to Hell for practicing Witchcraft. The End." -Ned Flander's version of reading "Harry Potter" to Rod and Todd.

 

 

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