With work behind her memoir spiraling into a hellish nightmare, rock goddess Courtney Love has shifted her attention onto another project. Specifically, her on-again, off-again machinations to reunite Hole’s classic lineup.
In an interview with Paper Magazine (via Ultimate Guitar), Love said the band is currently eyeing plans for sometime in 2015. In explaining the cause of the delay, she said, “It’s more important for me to act right now than to play rock ‘n’ roll. Me and Melissa [Auf der Maur] and Patty [Schemel] and Eric [Erlandson] have rehearsed a few times.”
Of course, the reunion wouldn’t be without its share of caveats. Love explained that for any plans to actually work out, “We’d have to make some music that’s relevant to now, and we’d have to get a modern producer.” She added, “I’m not going to do the oldies circuit. My relationships with Melissa, Patty, and Eric are all great. At this point in my life, no one is my enemy. Any grudges or issues with that past? I’m done with it.”
Love voiced similar concerns earlier this summer, when she definitively put the kibosh on any such reunion plans. Having expressed a pronounced interest in the reunion as recently as April, she told The Philippine Daily Inquirer back in July that “I don’t need to do that for money,” adding, “I want to put out music that is relevant today. [Being] one of the last chicks in a rock ‘n’ roll band is a weird place to be. It’s scary not to be selling out.” However, knowing how flippant she is, Love may have already changed her mind by the time you finish reading this sentence.
What she hasn’t changed her mind on, though, is one grudge in particular. Despite having already buried the hatchet with Dave Grohl earlier this year, Love still holds a burning torch of rage for Billy Corgan. “The only person I’m concerned about is Corgan [when it comes to past grudges],” she said. “I’m like, what is your problem?” When her manager tried to smartly end the interview, Love continued onward, saying, “No. You can say that. I just wish he’d mellow out. That’s all. We’re older. Get over it.” Former longtime friends, Love and Corgan began beefing after a dispute over song licenses devolved into ugly shouting matches on Twitter.
In addition to playing ping-pong with fans’ hopes and her bandmates’ careers, Love is also working on a new solo album, due out later this year. On the acting front, she’s set to appear on the final season of Sons of Anarchy and is currently casting the leading role for the Kurt Cobain biopic, which she said will go into development next year.
As for Hole, they last performed together in 2012. Below, check out footage from a show in April of that year from Brooklyn’s Public Assembly.