Is a Hole reunion in the works for 2014? Over the weekend, Courtney Love dropped a hint that she might be getting the band back together.
Love shared a photo of her and former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson along with a caption that reads, “And this just happened. 2014 going to be a very interesting year,” and includes Twitter handles for fellow Hole member Melissa Auf der Maur and the band’s manager Peter Mensch.
The ’90s alt-rockers led by Love, along with guitarist Erlandson, drummer Patty Schemel and bassist Melissa Auf der Maur, rose to fame on the strength of their debut, Pretty on the Inside, and their hit follow-up Live Through This lead by singles “Violet” and “Doll Parts”. The lineup’s last album together was 1998’s Celebrity Skin, which sold over 1.4 million copies, before Schemel and Auf der Maur departed, the latter to join the Smashing Pumpkins in 1999. Three years later, the group officially disbanded the group in an online statement.Love reformed Hole with new members in 2009 and without Erlandson, setting off a simmering hostilities between the two. The classic mid-90s lineup of Hole briefly reunited in 2012 to help celebrate the release of drummer Patty Schemel’s documentary, Hit So Hard, but it was only a few months ago that Love accused Erlandson of stealing guitars previously owned by Kurt Cobain. It was just another shot in their that has lasted for years.
Their apparent reconciliation means that the time could finally be right for a Hole reunion. Earlier this year, Love told Billboard that she had “eight recorded songs right now” for an album, which she had tentatively titled “Died Blonde.” Perhaps those songs will become Hole songs, instead of part of her long teased second solo album. Plus, with Nirvana going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, ’90s nostalgia is riding higher than ever.