Courtney Love is in trouble once more, this time from her Hole bandmates for suggesting the Celebrity Skin-era lineup have reformed. In a recent interview Love said that her comments about a reunion perturbed her bandmates and that a reformed Hole isn’t yet set in stone.
“We may have made out but there is no talk of marriage,” said Love to The Telegraph about tentative meetings with former band mates. “It’s very frail, nothing might happen, and now the band are all flipping out with me.”
Just last week Love hinted that a reunion of the classic mid-90’s lineup, featuring herself, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Eric Erlandson and Patty Schemel, was underway. “We already played like three or four times in the last week,” said Love at the time.
But her interview with The Telegraph suggests that eager fans should not get their hopes up. Love also spoke about her upcoming solo single Wedding Day, calling it a “59 second slab of punk-pop greatness.”
“I’m not prolific but I think I’m prodigious. It’s magical, my best for an ice age,” she explained. “I’ve thrown out twenty riffs looking for this. I’m bloody proud of it.” Love also talked a bit about her dynamic with Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, rejecting the comparisons made between her and Yoko Ono.
“I don’t think the Yoko comparison is fair, I never sat in on rehearsals,” she protested. “But Kurt thought Yoko was cool. He was an early adopter. He gave me a Yoko Ono box set when I was pregnant. Which I threw at his head. I wasn’t really a fan.”
Love did take the chance to take a little swipe at Cobain’s Nirvana bandmate Dave Grohl when explaining that because of her inflammatory public persona, her music must be bold. “I can’t just do a really good rock record and that’s the end of it,” said Love. “I can’t be Nickelback. And not to be a bitch, I can’t be the Foo Fighters.”
Love spoke again about her plans of developing a Broadway musical about Cobain, another point of contention between Love’s and the Nirvana bandmate’s protection of the frontman’s legacy. “It’s more a play, conceived by a brilliant team,” she explains. “I can’t name names, but when you hear who is possibly involved, it takes on a new dimension.
“Otherwise it’s Vegas rubbish, and I will never allow it,” she added. “There will be no jazz hands on ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’!”