We’ve heard rumors and rumblings of a Hole reunion for a little while now. It has now been confirmed that the Celebrity Skin lineup has gotten back together (more or less*) and entered the studio to practice and apparently record new material. Although Courtney Love has a solo tour looming in May and a new single on the way, she has found the time to reunite with Eric Erlandson, Melissa Auf Der Maur, and Patty Schemel. The last time these four performed together was in NYC for the 2012 premiere of the documentary about Schemel, Hit So Hard.
“I started playing with Patty and Melissa and Eric, just to see how that was,” Love told The Quietus. “We already played like three or four times in the last week.”
We enjoyed Courtney’s 2013 live show in Dallas, so we’re thinking a Hole reunion tour would be a good time.
* Here’s the thing: Patty wasn’t really on Celebrity Skin, despite being in all the promo pictures. Courtney let the producer talk her into a dick move, replacing her with a session drummer for the recordings. She quit and refused to tour, letting Samantha Maloney fill in. Still, she’s a respected member, and Eric and Melissa both getting back on board is a big deal.