In a new interview with Bust, Courtney Love revealed plans for a new solo album, tentatively titled Died Blonde, which will be supported by a solo tour this summer.
Love’s working with the same lineup behind Hole’s 2010 reunion album, Nobody’s Daughter, she’s just not referring to them as Hole. She doesn’t explain why, but it probably has something to do with what she wrote on Facebook over Christmas: “I do hate doing the oldies though and all the shit I get for calling it Hole so I’m just going to call it Courtney Love and get on with it, because I’m not doing an oldies thing forget it.” Looks like we can safely assume she wasn’t just drunk off eggnog at the time.
But here’s the real kicker from Bust’s interview: Love is looking for a new bassist in the same way you’d sell old Xbox games. “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.”
On a side note: Jimmie’s Chicken Shack was successful in finding a new guitarist on Craigslist. No, not really.
Courtney Love 2013 Tour Dates:
06/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
06/21 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
06/22 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
06/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
06/27 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
06/28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
06/29 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
07/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
07/23 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
07/26 – Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon
07/27 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim