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