Courtney Love Reunites Classic Hole Lineup

The four-piece recording together for the first time since 1998.

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Following a string of hints and rumors, Courtney Love has officially reunited the classic Hole lineup featuring herself, bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur, guitarist Eric Erlandson and Patty Schemel behind the drum kit.

"I started playing with Patty and Melissa and Eric, just to see how that was," Love told the Quietus. "We already played like three or four times in the last week."

The four-piece didn't record together as a unit since 1998 and "Celebrity Skin" effort. The lineup was officially disbanded in 2002.

As for Love, the singer is planning to release new single "Wedding Day" ahead of upcoming UK tour set to kick of on May 11 in London.

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    Melissa Auf Der Maur is a great bassist, vocalist and total Milf ! Love her very much. Her solo stuff is fun too. I suggest listening to the song follow the waves if you never did.
    This is awesome. Courtney Love sucks at life but theres no denying that Live Through This is a great album.
    Why didn't she do that with the last reunion?? Regardless hopefully this will get people to remember she was/is a good musician.
    I like the fact that courtney seems to have finally set her feet on the ground and hasn't been on any shit for a while.
    Was this article written by someone who speaks English as a second language?
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    I believe UG is based largely out of Russia. Or at least the founder is. So yeah, it's likely. Is that a problem?
    If they're writing in English, they should hire writers who know how to write correctly. It's pretty distracting when you don't even know what they're saying half the time.
    You would think because you have an account on here, and post on Forums that it would be safe to assume you are not used to 'top quality writing' to understand what someone is saying, as the majority of writing on here is done by amateurs. Calm down. It is distracting having an American use the term 'writing in English' also knowing full well that you probably spell through 'thru', and use 'z' in all your -ises. Get over it. Those of us that spell correct English have to read all sorts of wrong English writing. Put up with it like we all have to.
    It is when they are reporting news and don't know how to write coherent sentences.
    I would have considered Kristen Pfaff 'classic' lineup bassist. But yeah shes dead, like a lot of great musicians.
    I loved Celebrity Skin, who cares who wrote what? Who wrote Elvis's songs? Led Zeppelins? Meatloafs? Why is the "had songwriting help" stigma applied so selectively?
    Melissa auf der maur is so hot, a courtney love is always better than a riana or a katty perry etc... the only thing she must do is to close her mouth. Live through this is a classic album.