Courtney Love Dismisses Hole Reunion Possibilities, Launches New Cover Series

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Courtney Love - Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Courtney Love - Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Courtney Love dismissed the possibility of a Hole reunion in an interview with Vogue, where she also debuted a new video cover series.

Love was frank when asked if there’ll ever be a proper Hole reunion saying, “No absolutely not. And you guys have gotta get over it. Our old manager Peter Mensch calls once a year to ask about a reunion: ‘Hey, just doing my thing I do every year with you and Jimmy Page [of Led Zeppelin].’ And I’m so honored to be in that company, but it’s just not gonna happen.”

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While the members of Hole have come together at various events over the years, no proper on-stage or in-the-studio reunion has ever followed (the closest possibly came in 2014 when Love shared a photo of her with the band’s Celebrity Skin-era lineup, then backtracked on reunion rumors a few days later). More recently, Love has appeared on stage with Hole bassist Melissa Auf der Maur, performing at a Planned Parenthood benefit in 2018 (they were supposed to play another benefit in 2020 too, but that was called off due to Covid-19).

Elsewhere in the interview with Vogue, Love spoke about her new cover series, dubbed Bruises of Roses, which came about after she started working with Big Moon’s Juliette Jackson following a move to London in early 2020. To launch the series, Love and Jackson shared a version of “California Stars,” a Woody Guthrie-penned poem later set to music by Wilco and Billy Bragg on their 1998 album, Mermaid Avenue.

“It’s just such a charming, rollicking little song,” Love said. “I’m a fourth-generation Californian, and every time I hear it it reminds me of places like Will Rogers State Park and the Great Bluffs above Salinas. I’m a California girl and I will never not be a California girl so there’s so much in that song for me.”

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