Courtney Love Reunites With Hole Bandmate In Studio


Hole’s Courtney Love and Melissa Auf Der Maur recently got back in the studio again this week for the first time in over two decades.

Courtney Love and Melissa Auf Der Maur reunion

Auf Der Maur joined the band in 1994 following the death of bassist Kristen Pfaff, and remained for five years, recording the 1998 album ‘Celebrity Skin’. Now, the two iconic musicians have reunited in a recording studio for the first time in 24 years. A series of photos have been shared on Instagram. It is not clear whether they were recording anything together.

When it comes to iconic female figures in rock, Courtney Love stands out as a force to be reckoned with. She has been a raw musical talent and her bond with bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur is quite popular.

Melissa joined Courtney’s band, Hole in 1994 after the tragic death of Kristen Pfaff. This marked the beginning of a significant chapter for both Love and Auf Der Maur. Their collaboration breathed new life into Hole, culminating in the critically acclaimed album ‘Celebrity Skin.’ Auf Der Maur’s bass lines added depth to the band’s sound, while Love’s gritty vocals and lyrical prowess remained front and center.

Despite the chaotic nature often associated with Courtney Love, her relationship with Auf Der Maur has been one of mutual respect and admiration. Melissa has frequently spoke highly of Love. On the other hand, Love has also recognized Auf Der Maur’s talent and contribution to Hole’s success. Their professional synergy was evident on stage and they shared undeniable chemistry. Love recently caused a scene at Jane’s Addiction show.

Post-Hole Friendship

After parting ways with Hole in 1999 to pursue a solo career, Auf Der Maur maintained a cordial relationship with Love. These two rockers showed that strong bonds can withstand the test of time and the pressures of fame. They have occasionally reunited for special performances which trilled the fans.

Earlier this year, Love reignited speculation about a possible Hole reunion when she told a crowd in London that she will be returning with the band “later”. During a surprise performance with Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong, which included performances of ‘He’s A Whore’ and ‘Surrender’ by Cheap Trick and ‘Even The Losers’ by Tom Petty, she said: “Later… I’ll be back in Hole”.

Speculation has been swirling about the chances of a comeback for the band for many years. They did appear on stage together in October 2018 in Hudson, New York, playing Hole songs ‘Doll Parts’, ‘Miss World’ and ‘Softer Softest’.