Courtney Love has hinted that a Hole reunion could be on the way, as well as announcing that she’s been working on a new solo album.
Love first teased the 1989 rock group’s reunion last year when she shared a now-deleted Instagram post of original members Patty Schemel, Melissa Auf Der Maur, and Eric Erlandson in the studio, with the caption: “Who’s rusty AF? Ladies!”
In a recent interview with NME, Love addressed the photo, revealing that the rehearsal session wasn’t a one-off thing. “Before I came back I actually had Melissa (Auf der Maur, bass player) and Patty (Schemel, drummer) come with our tech to this old-world rehearsal studio,” said Love.
“We had a good session, but it takes a bit of time to get back into the rhythm of it all,” she continued. “It’s something I’d love to do and (have) been taking guitar lessons over Zoom during lockdown and I’m writing again so we’ll see.”
Love also announced that she’s moved to London to reignite “the kind of relationship that you need to have with the guitar to write good guitar songs”, and that she’s working on a book and a solo record.
“It’s early days and I've recorded several new songs whilst I’ve been in London,” she said. “I’ve also taken this time to enjoy rediscovering really good songwriters like Aimee Mann, who’s from LA but went to Juliard and is a genius and overlooked. Frances (Bean) sends me playlists, which are fantastic and full of artists that I hadn’t come across before too.”