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.
    InfernalFender
    Reminds me of how A7X dropped out of this year's Soundwave because they thought they were better than a 4pm time slot. When they were told the only other available spots were at the same time as Iron Maiden or very early in the day, they chucked a hissy fit and dropped out. Anyway, doesn't surprise me Hole eventually got cold feet at performing at a festival. As much as Love tries to live in ignorant bliss, she understands how much she's hated. Can't wait for next year, Soundwave just keeps getting better each year. Didn't think it would be possible to outdo a lineup involving Maiden, but I think they may have.
    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.
    cam6389
    First of all. I couldn't care less about Hole. But I find it extremely annoying that a band pulls out of a festival, what? No even a week after the lineup is announced?! I've been waiting my whole life for a festival like this to come to Australia. You guys in the US, UK and Europe don't know how lucky you have it for festivals over there. When I saw Limp Bizkit on the bill, 15 year old me prematurely ejaculated. I'm not embarrased to say that.
    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.
    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.
    EthelTheFrog
    Jimmy-G wrote: 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
    This line-up will never match Canada's Noctis festival, or Maryland Deathfest in the US, or any of the numerous NWOBHM/Heavy Metal festivals in Europe, or Keep It True in Germany, or Up The Hammers in Greece. Because all those festivals actually have good bands in their line-up.
    Instant Mash
    Jimmy-G wrote: 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
    Personally, I think this year's had a stronger lineup.
    Instant Mash
    I was actually looking forward to Hole, even if it was out of curiosity. Then again, Limp Bizkit are one of the main reasons I'm going, so Courtney Love can smoke my pole.
    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.
    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...
    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.
    ihavenoname93
    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.
    nope, its legit. theyre 're-forming exclusively for soundwave' according to the festivals site
    Darkened Days
    Soundwave has perhaps the crappiest line-up i have ever seen yet you idiots drool over it... They give us bands that are way past there prime. This is the only metal festival we get and they give us shit that 13 yr olds listen to thinking they are so ****ing Sick. Give us decent bands or we shall slit your throats...
    -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.
    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.
    Oh_Nutz
    420Tool wrote: Metal sucks today, it all sounds exactly the same.
    So do fat chicks, but does anyone care?
    Ian hawkins
    This is just another example of ego over musicianship in the music world. Whilst it is true that no one really cares about Hole, particularly in Australia, maybe alot more people might of after an appearance at soundwave.And with the Australian economy the way it is, Courtney could have earned some of her own money instead of ripping it out of her dead husband!
    EthelTheFrog
    queenslander47 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. /facepalm. I guess bands like Machine Head, LoG, Meshuggah, Gojira etc aren't metal? Eliteist shit talk has no limits.
    They are, though, in the case of Machine Head and LoG, they aren't good Metal bands, which is another problem entirely. But in the case of Slipknot, Coal Chamber, Marilyn Manson, and System of a Down, none of them are Metal bands, but many people wrongly consider them so.
    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
    link no1
    Maybe a few more bands can drop out aswell like angels and airwaves + Dragonforce. Seems to me that Fred Durst is like bleach to other bands.
    DJ_Effrey
    honestly i'm hoping that zakk wylde gets into a fight with fred durst at soundwave
    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.
    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
    metalmaniac90
    I really dislike Limp Bizkit.... but sorry Courtney their far more talented than you'll ever be!
    parkSC6
    limp bizkit should drop out too, then you'd have a decent line-up! Does anyone really care about either of those crappy bands? Personally, I'm working really hard to never hear a song from either ever again...
    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!
    Salvo416
    Courtney Love hates Limp Bizkit? I don't even know where to start on this...
    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
    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.
    Rocketpumpkin
    I'd like to go to Soundwave, last time I went to a festival Trivium was in all they did was make fun of how people didn't come to see Limp Bizkit Either.
    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...
    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?
    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.
    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!!