Remember when Courtney Love said she's turning the material for her latest solo album into a new version of Hole? Well, the band's co-founder and ex-guitarist, Eric Erlandson, heard about it and doesn't seem very amused, saying, in his opinion, Hole doesn't exist without him.
While that may sound like artistic ego, Erlandson says it all comes down to business. "We have a contract," Erlandson said in an interview with Spin. "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 blunt. Just on a business level."
Naturally, Erlandson takes the whole thing with a grain of salt because, well, Love's no stranger to verbal spouting. "Somebody told me and it just sounds like something -- it just sounds like the usual," he said. "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."
The album, 'Nobody's Daughter,' features English guitarist Micko Larkin, songwriting from Linda Perry and production by Michael Beinhorn, as well as former Hole bassist Melissa Auf der Maur on backing vocals. The album is supposed to come out next year, but between Courtney's financial problems and recent health issues, it's anybody's guess when it'll see the light of day.
I've always wished that Hole would get back together and put out something decent and not like that Hole-goes-pop train wreck Celebrity Skin bullshit. idc what anyone says about Courtney Love...she's talented when she tries.