Courtney Love briefly reunited with the mid-90s line-up of Hole for two songs on Friday night, according to the NME.
Love’s former bandmates Melissa Auf der Maur and Eric Erlandson were playing with one time Hole drummer Patty Schemel at a party to launch a new documentary film about the career and life of the latter. Seemingly at one point Auf Der Maur told the crowd: “Is there a lady in the house who wants to join us for a song? We’re waiting because apparently there’s a Miss World in the house”.
Love then emerged, and played 1994 Hole track ‘Miss World’, and then a cover of Wipers track ‘Over The Edge’, telling the crowd: “I know, it’s a nice moment”.
There has been some acrimony between Love and her various former Hole bandmates over the years, of course, and she came under some criticism for reforming the band with a totally new line-up – bar herself – in 2010. But there seemed to be some happiness on stage on Friday, which is nice. Actually, this is probably how classic line-up reunions should happen – two impromptu songs at an intimate party. Let’s hope the acrimonies weren’t properly overcome later that night, we wouldn’t want a full on 90s Hole reunion, would we?
Though Love did seem to be in a reconciliatory mood last week. After accusing Dave Grohl of making the moves on her daughter Frances Bean, something both Grohl and Love Junior strongly denied on Twitter, the Hole lady sent out a new tweet saying: “Bean, sorry I believed the gossip. Mommy loves you”.