It’s not quite the Hole reunion that has been murmured about for the last few years, but maybe it will end up being another step.
Courtney Love and Melissa Auf der Maur will perform together at a benefit in New York next month. The concert is being organized by Planned Parenthood and will also feature a performance by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell and his wife.
Auf der Maur joined Hole in 1994 after the death of Kristen Pfaff and played bass on 1998’s Celebrity Skin. She and Love also played together at a fundraiser in 2018, performing “Doll Parts” and “Miss World” as part of their set at Basilica Hudson’s biennial Pioneering People fundraiser.
Hole drummer Patty Schemel and guitarist Eric Erlandson have not been involved in recent public events, but Schemel was seen in a rehearsal setting with Love and Auf der Maur last year. Hole hasn’t performed as a full band since a brief reunion in 2012, and the core line-up has officially been on hiatus since 2002. But in May of 2019, Love said a reunion was not out of the question.
“We are definitely talking about it,” the 55-year-old said. “There’s nothing wrong with honoring your past. I’ve just kind of discovered that. If you don’t, people will rewrite history and you will become an inconvenient woman.”