In a new WWD article, Courtney Love revealed that she is still considering a reunion of Hole’s classic lineup with Eric Erlandson, Melissa auf der Maur, and Patty Schemel. The band reunited in 2012 for a one off performance, and for the last few years a reunion tour and album has been discussed, with Love even stating that the band rehearsed, but nothing came of it. Courtney told WWD that her next musical project will come after her book is released in April 2019.
While she is still evaluating the possibility of doing something with the Hole band, which she cofounded in 1989, Love is working on an autobiography.
“I signed with HarperCollins six years ago. I really didn’t want to do it. My manager was like, ‘You have to do a book. You have to reintroduce yourself to people. Do a book and then you can do a record.’ So I hired four writers but they didn’t work out. And then I found this fantastic ghost writer. He is very much into researching, he is meticulous, protective and respectful,” Love said. “But because I did a lot of drugs in the past — which is something nobody knows so please don’t tell anybody, it will ruin my reputation of American sweetheart — I forgot a lot of stuff. So he has been talking with a lot of my oldest friends,” she winked.
Describing the process of writing the book as a kind of Freudian therapy — “I’m on the couch, he is on the chair…and we talk” — Love revealed that the book will retrace a range of moments in her life marked by relevant personalities, including Kurt Cobain, Milos Forman and Edward Norton. “I’m not sure how to close it. But he [the ghost writer] has some ideas.”
And when the book is out in April 2019, Love will be able to finally focus on her passion: music. “They want a record,” she said, giving voice to her fans writing her via Instagram.
Courtney Love revived the Hole name in 2009-2011 for her Nobody’s Daughter record, but it did not feature any of her classic lineup bandmates. Since then Love has intermittently toured as a solo artist.