Hole Drop Out Of Soundwave?

It appears Courtney Love and Hole have pulled out of Australia's Soundwave Festival because they don't want to play with Limp Bizkit.

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It appears Courtney Love and Hole have pulled out of Australia's Soundwave Festival because they don't want to play with Limp Bizkit.

Promoter AJ Maddah, who (despite the recently-cancelled Soundwave Revolution with Van Halen) has been behind many successful tours, confirmed reports that Love wanted out because she didn't want to play support to Limp Bizkit. "That seems to be the excuse," Maddah tweeted. "Funny that they reconfirmed after seeing the rest of the line-up and artwork," Maddah later posted. "No point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten tw-t to other artists, fans, etc."

The often-outspoken and always-entertaining Maddah also tweeted "tbh, I am really mad about this. I was given so many assurances that this would not happen when I took the booking."

Other acts on Soundwave 2012 include Marilyn Manson, Coal Chamber, System Of A Down, Slipknot, Machine Head, Trivium, Devin Townsend Project, Dragonforce, Steel Panther, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Alter Bridge, Angels & Airwaves and more.

Thanks for the report to Peter Hodgson, Gibson.com

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    zalant
    Oh, sorry...I came here thinking it was a thread about the Transformers. My bad.
    Dylan_Guitar93
    Oh damn that was my highlight for this festival :/ oh well I'll have to dispose of these 'Love Is a Fucking bitch' signs I printed out
    Jimmy-G
    You can say **** Australia, but this is the first time we have ever had a line-up that compares/exceeds what the US and Europe are always getting
    Pagan_Poetry
    YES We've found the answer! Quickly! More Limp Bizkit news on UG! It will get rid of any dumb statement Love will make until the end of time!
    noodles_wazaman
    If Limp Bizkit survive the whole tour I'll be amazed. I was at BDO 2001 when that chick died. Limp Bizkit are hated enough as it is, let alone returning to a country where something like this happened 10 years ago. Making it worse is that they are playing with so many metal bands whose fans are gonna hate on them at every opportunity. I predict a riot...
    fede01_8
    Hole's Live Through This is better than anything recorded by Limp Bizkit. They should be opening for them. PS. Courtney sucks, btw. But Hole doesn't
    Simothesimo
    Courtney love wants people think she's sane. But i still strongly dislike her. I'm going to soundwave and if she ends up playing for whatever reason, i am going to heckle her to shreds.
    mitchrosko
    Superperfex wrote: Stop with all the Courtney hate. If Kurt loved her, she obviously isn't a bitch. She may be milking the whole Mrs. Nirvana thing, but honestly **** off. And I loved Hole, they were amazing in their prime.
    yeah buddy.. thats why he planned to divorce her until she had someone whack him.
    SchecterDean
    No fu**ing way, COAL CHAMBER???? That is probably a mistype. And Courtney's "hole" is pretty big to fill.
    -xCaMRocKx-
    Superperfex wrote: Stop with all the Courtney hate. If Kurt loved her, she obviously isn't a bitch.
    Heroin's a hell of a drug.
    queenslander47
    EthelTheFrog wrote: I wonder when festivals will go back to having good bands on them. Especially "Metal" festivals that are always filled with shitty non-Metal bands that think they're Metal, only passing on that belief to the stupid and susceptible "metalheads" that go to them.
    /facepalm. I guess bands like Machine Head, LoG, Meshuggah, Gojira etc aren't metal? Eliteist shit talk has no limits.
    AnnihilationUK
    Superperfex wrote: Stop with all the Courtney hate. If Kurt loved her, she obviously isn't a bitch. She may be milking the whole Mrs. Nirvana thing, but honestly **** off. And I loved Hole, they were amazing in their prime.
    I'm totally not Courtney hating but she sounds like a spoiled little girl. And if kurt loved her she obviously isn't a bitch!? Kurt had a lot of problems... and was jacked up on drugs...
    Mithaearon
    I am with her on this one, I would pull my band from the festival if we played beneath Limp Bizkit and we only have 250 odd fans on our facebook page.
    Itsooz
    Chill out. Some promoter is on his period and you're all drawing some weirdass conclusions out of that. I wouldn't want to be a support for Limp Bizkit myself if I was a grunge legend. And I'm talking about the whole band.
    Salvo416
    Courtney Love hates Limp Bizkit? I don't even know where to start on this...
    led_sevenfold
    noodles_wazaman wrote: If Limp Bizkit survive the whole tour I'll be amazed. I was at BDO 2001 when that chick died. Limp Bizkit are hated enough as it is, let alone returning to a country where something like this happened 10 years ago. Making it worse is that they are playing with so many metal bands whose fans are gonna hate on them at every opportunity. I predict a riot...
    lol the sydney crowd would just swarm the stage and beat on them for sure
    ginger_snapd_ha
    EthelTheFrog wrote: I wonder when festivals will go back to having good bands on them. Especially "Metal" festivals that are always filled with shitty non-Metal bands that think they're Metal, only passing on that belief to the stupid and susceptible "metalheads" that go to them.
    I wonder when people will stop with all the minute technicality's that supposedly determine the genre of bands, and just enjoy the experience like a happy go lucky chap.
    DJ_Effrey
    honestly i'm hoping that zakk wylde gets into a fight with fred durst at soundwave
    grim_himself
    Limp Bizkit, Marylin Manson, System, and f**king Coal Chamber. This is going to be one bad a** show
    InfernalFender
    EthelTheFrog wrote: There's hardly anything minute about the difference between a Metal band and a non-Metal band. It'd be like calling Nickelback a hip hop group. It SHOULD be plainly obvious to everyone, but apparently a lot of people are simply too stupid to see that.
    Comparing Nickleback, who use a standard 4-piece band setup, to a solo artist such as Kanye West, who raps his lyrics over a drumtrack and synth/samples, is easy enough to distinguish. The difference between Slipknot, a band with vocal yelling/screaming, heavy power chord riffs and fast percussion, compared to a band like Meshuggah, isn't as easy to identify in separating genre groups to your average joe. There is generally a Main Stage, Metal Stage, Punk/Pop Stage, and "Indie" Stage at Soundwave. A band like Coal Chamber will be put on the Metal Stage simply because they cater towards a heavier sound. People need to stop over-analyzing.
    Lotus Revolt
    I'm not a huge fan of Hole, but some of it is okay. The way I see it, if they play under Limp Bizkit you can't REALLY be any worse. There's only room for improvement.
    rocker91
    rocker91 wrote: Yes, Limp Bizkit sucks. A lot. But Machine Head, BLS, Mastodon, and STEEL PANTHER! Totally still kicking ass.
    Oh and, you know, LAMB OF F*CKING GOD!!
    bulusvanua
    AnnihilationUK wrote: Wow that's embarrassing... Does ANYONE actually care about Hole?....
    ...well, actually I wanted to see them, but not if Love is going to act like a spoiled brat, what a crap reason to pull out of a tour.
    ne14t
    nobody cares about Courtney Love and her dirty stinky hole...
    iwannabesedated
    Hole was a great band when Eric was in it. Their last album was alright, but compared to Live Through This it's not much. It's too bad they won't be there, they would have been the best band.
    mitchrosko
    Mayngel wrote: mitchrosko wrote: Superperfex wrote: Stop with all the Courtney hate. If Kurt loved her, she obviously isn't a bitch. She may be milking the whole Mrs. Nirvana thing, but honestly **** off. And I loved Hole, they were amazing in their prime. yeah buddy.. thats why he planned to divorce her until she had someone whack him. This has been debunked a million times. Do you also think we didn't land on the moon?
    Please, debunk it for me, Mr. Super Cool Sarcastic douche bag. God, I wish I was as cool as you.
    callumbloodpuke
    zalant wrote: Oh, sorry...I came here thinking it was a thread about the Transformers. My bad.
    :L love it. why doesn't she want to play with limp bizkit though?
    EthelTheFrog
    I wonder when festivals will go back to having good bands on them. Especially "Metal" festivals that are always filled with shitty non-Metal bands that think they're Metal, only passing on that belief to the stupid and susceptible "metalheads" that go to them.
    myfirebird
    If Limp Biskit is as bad as people think then why do they continue to get invites at major shows!I seen a few videos,heard a few tunes an really never thought too much about them.I was busy with Soungarden,AIC and Pearl Jam.What happened to them??
    Mayngel
    mitchrosko wrote: Superperfex wrote: Stop with all the Courtney hate. If Kurt loved her, she obviously isn't a bitch. She may be milking the whole Mrs. Nirvana thing, but honestly **** off. And I loved Hole, they were amazing in their prime. yeah buddy.. thats why he planned to divorce her until she had someone whack him.
    This has been debunked a million times. Do you also think we didn't land on the moon?
    Superperfex
    Stop with all the Courtney hate. If Kurt loved her, she obviously isn't a bitch. She may be milking the whole Mrs. Nirvana thing, but honestly **** off. And I loved Hole, they were amazing in their prime.
    EthelTheFrog
    ginger_snapd_ha wrote: EthelTheFrog wrote: I wonder when festivals will go back to having good bands on them. Especially "Metal" festivals that are always filled with shitty non-Metal bands that think they're Metal, only passing on that belief to the stupid and susceptible "metalheads" that go to them. I wonder when people will stop with all the minute technicality's that supposedly determine the genre of bands, and just enjoy the experience like a happy go lucky chap.
    There's hardly anything minute about the difference between a Metal band and a non-Metal band. It'd be like calling Nickelback a hip hop group. It SHOULD be plainly obvious to everyone, but apparently a lot of people are simply too stupid to see that. And it doesn't help when these big, overrated festivals try to pass these horrible bands off as actual Metal bands. The whole "disguising non-Metal bands as Metal bands" has been a problem since the 80's, when MTV mass-produced a bunch of Pop Rock bands and called them Glam Metal. It happens, and still does. I mean, some people already actually believe bands like Slipknot, Godsmack to be Metal bands. That's bad enough already, but these festivals give credence to that incorrect belief.
    Matmoesa
    BEST SOUNDWAVE EVER. and Courtney didn't want to be apart of it silly girl.
    StonedYoungLad
    SchecterDean wrote: Aw, still don't believe Coal Chamber will be there, I do believe UG was missinformed, by some other public media who was missinformed.
    Coal Chamber are there look it up