Having toyed with the idea for years, Courtney Love has directly addressed the possibility of a Hole reunion taking place sometime in the future, and things are not looking hopeful, grunge fans.
Love has previously spoken about hitting the studio with other members of the iconic rock band — including Melissa Auf der Maur, Patty Schemel, and co-founder Eric Erlandson — on several occasions, fuelling speculation that a full reunion is on the cards. In 2019, she also spoke about a revival in an interview with the Guardian, saying: “We are definitely talking about it.”
Now, however, she seems to have landed on a more definitive answer. Asked if she thinks there will ever be a proper Hole reunion in a June 2 Vogue interview, she says: “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.’ And I’m so honored to be in that company, but it’s just not gonna happen.”
Fortunately, Love adds that they’re all “really good friends” after the initial 2002 breakup, through Erlandson “is kinda off the grid right now”. “I think he’s in Japan literally becoming a monk,” she says. “I’m not even kidding. Melissa, Patty, and I think he’s become a monk or something on that level of asceticism.”
Meanwhile, Courtney Love has launched a video series with The Big Moon’s Juliette Jackson, titled Bruises of Roses, which sees her cover a selection of her favourite songs (watch the debut cover below). You can also revisit her 2018 performance of classic Hole songs, alongside Melissa Auf der Maur, here.