Courtney Love reforms Hole (without telling Hole)
By CMU Editorial | Published on Friday 19 June 2009
As reported earlier this week, Courtney Love is still working on her new solo album (the one that was supposed to come out six months ago), ‘Nobody’s Daughter’. Except it’s not her new solo album any more, it’s now the new Hole album. That’s what she says, anyway.
Before you get all excited/angry about the thought of a full-blown Hole reunion, don’t. Because it isn’t. The number of original Hole members featuring on the album will be two. And the second, bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur, will only be providing backing vocals.
Courtney revealed her decision to release this album under the Hole moniker in an interview with the NME. She also claimed that the album is almost finished, thanks to Michael Beinhorn, the third producer to have a crack at it, who seems to have reined her in a bit. Beinhorn produced the last Hole album, 1998’s ‘Celebrity Skin’, and his rockier production style (compared to former Four Non Blonde Linda Perry, the album’s original producer) may be what has caused Love to think of this as more of a Hole album than a solo work.
‘Nobody’s Daughter’ is apparently scheduled for release, despite having no label as yet, in late 2009 or early 2010. But, hey, by then everything could have changed again. Who knows.