Courtney Love Banned from Hole?
Published Jul 16, 2009As we told you last month, aging grunge queen Courtney Love has allegedly reunited Hole with bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur and guitarist Micko Larkin. However, a number of issues are hampering Love's rumoured reformation.
According to Starpulse, Auf Der Maur had no idea about the so-called "reunion," while founding guitarist Eric Erlandson told Spin that Love was outright banned from using the Hole moniker for any future projects unless he's involved.
"We have a contract," Erlandson said. "She signed a contract with me when we decided to break up the band, which was like 2002 or something, so I really don't have comment on it except that I know my part in that band. The way I look at it, there is no Hole without me, to put it bluntly. Just on a business level. Somebody told me [about Love's plans] and it just sounds like something... it just sounds like the usual. I love her a lot and I wish her the best, and I'm open to discussions regarding the real Hole, and if she has a solo album together, I think that's great. I think she should finish it and put it out and do that."
In response, Love turned to the last refuge of spurned celebrities and attacked Erlandson on her Twitter account. Her message reads: "uh i just hear that a former guitar player is saying i cant use my name for MY band, hes out of his MIND, he may want to check the trademark... and his amex 'Disease Model Tour' Bills, and umm, lets see his 99 usage of that amex and his 01 usage of wow 298K?198,000DOLLARS? Hole is... MY Band MY name and MY Tradmark he also might want to check his TAXES versus my redone Taxes on a bogus ssn, and talk to @Perezhilton's... Crook CPA Accoutancy Firm COUGHS then VOMITS< who pay themselves something liek 350,000 a week and then dump 38,ooo into shell corps... Buying me some Fish Fingers in 1989 is not really a concept i can relate too after stealing from me and particpating in stealing from my kid."