Courtney Love on Band Reunions: 'It's Something That Miserable People Do for Money'
"It's like an absolute horror show," the singer says.
Posted on Jun 24, 2013 03:41 pm
Courtney Love isn't too fond of the band reunions, as she considers them to be mostly about the money, rather than music. During a recent chat with Gothamist, she named the Pixies gathering as a prime example of a reunion gone sour, pledging never to go through with a classic '90s Hole reunion.
"That's not gonna happen ever, and I don't care if that's stupid, it's just not gonna happen," Love said. "It's something that people do for money, and they're miserable. And if you wanna see true misery, watch that Pixies reunion documentary, it's like an absolute horror show, and I can't imagine that I would be any happier, and I don't like to not be happy, so I'd just rather play smaller clubs for now and just do the [singing] 'ahhhhh I'm still alive' kind of tour."
The singer also pointed out that not too many alt rock bands have done well in 2013, naming Queens of the Stone Age and Fall Out Boy among the few she considers successful.
"Alternative rock is scarce, in terms of how I think this year there's been Queens [of the Stone Age], there's been Vampire Weekend, there's one more, and then there's Fall Out Boy - and that's the only four acts that have done well. And so you know, I really can't afford, in my mind, to release new material that's excellent and have it fall on deaf ears because no one knows it's out."
Love continued, saying, "So I'm gonna release that at the beginning of the year, so this tour is just kind of to say that 'Hey, I'm alive!' Sheesh - [singing Pearl Jam in an Eddie Vedder voice] I'm still alive, hey I'm still alive.'"
The latest Hole studio effort, "Nobody's Daughter," dropped back in April 2010 via Mercury Records as the group's fourth record. With 22,000 units shipped in the US within the first week, it peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart.