Courtney Love Advertises for Bassist on 'Craigslist'

Singer recruiting musician for solo album ... and gets one response!

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Courtney Love advertises for a new bassist on "Craigslist," and that responses haven't exactly been great:

"I put an ad on Craigslist that said, 'Band in the style of Hole looking for bassist in the style of Melissa Auf der Maur.' I got exactly one response," said Courtney via NME. "There's just not a lot of chick bass players."

Speaking with Bust magazine, Love has also revealed why she will be releasing her next album under her own name, rather than as a Hole record:

"My name symbolizes a lot of things, and I have to sit in these rooms with lawyers and be called a 'brand' often, so I was just like, 'F--king name it after me!' I don't care."

The singer has also stated that she may be calling her next album "Died Blonde": "I'm thinking of maybe naming my f--king album 'Died Blonde', because I'm in such a morbid space ... It's not that I'm unhappy. And it's certainly not that I'm crazy. It's just that I know all this sh-t, and I don't know what to do with it."

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    Anyone else notice the lack of misleading headline in this article? Im amazed...
    UG doesn't really need to twist this one to "slam" or make fun of Courtney Love at all. Being a known professional musician and advertising for band members on Craiglist seems like a bit of a joke, especially since she appears to be taking it seriously
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    From what the article leads me to believe, she wasn't advertising as herself, she was doing it as a band that 'sounds like Hole'. To be fair to the crazy, drug addict hoe, putting aside her partial dying fame and not mentioning it whilst trying to find an unknown bassist to join her joke of a band is pretty respectable. It's better than being a famous musician hiring other famous musicians. Sort of how Machine Head gave a chance to their fans to be their new bassist, except they knew they where auditioning for Machine Head. Though still, I would be pretty annoyed if I auditioned to join a band that SOUNDS LIKE HOLE to find out it was the actual HOLE. I would rather be in a tribute band than the real thing.
    Funny she says she wants a bassist "in the style" of Auf der Maur and actually just wanting a female bassist. Kinda reminds me of the Smashing Pumpkins' total b.s. bassist search a few years back after Ginger Pooley left the band... They put out a big press release that they were looking for a new bassist and for anyone and everyone to send in an audition video. And in the end, not only were they never even going to consider a non-female bassist as a full-fledged replacement, but they didn't even consider ANY of the hundreds of people that sent in audition videos. Corgan picked up the already-established Nicole Fiorentino to fill the spot, and that was that. 250 skilled male bassists could respond to Love's b.s. help wanted ad, but she's only ever going to consider the 1 or 2 female responses. Like Corgan with the 'Pumpkins, she's only concerned about appearances rather than actually recruiting someone that's skilled and capable.
    "I'm thinking of naming my ****ing album..." That ****ing sounds incredibly ****ing stupid, wouldn't you ****ing agree?
    Sometimes I'm dumbfounded (and it seems to happen often nowadays) at how fame and money befalls some people, and how that really has little to do with talent, chatacter, intelligence, anything.
    I dont know if you've ever listened to Hole or not but if you have, its pretty obvious she does have talent. Also, no character? I think its pretty obvious Courtney Love has ****ing character. No intelligence? If you look at her past interviews, she's not a ****ing imbecile and clearly knows what she's talking about.
    Talent? Uh... Alright. I guess she can sing, but considering the pool of singers these days, that is, unfortunately, not saying a lot. Yes, she has character, but then "character" is a very broad term, and not always a good thing - case in point, Courtney Love. Yep, she is fairly intelligent when it comes to her crack-money, but beyond that, I wouldn't trust her opinion on any big issues.
    Does anyone wants to be her bassist?
    I would be her bassist. Fuck it. Why not? It would at least be an experience if nothing else. I could play in the style of Hole pretty damn easily, but I think it implies that she's looking for a female bassist (even though she doesn't specify, judging from that part of her ad). I'm not willing to get a sex change, though. Sorry, Courtney.
    You can't deny Live Through This is good. But, since then, she's been a blathering obnoxious tramp.
    I'd like to get involved with her Hole.
    Eewww. Sir! Get your mind out of the gutter!
    I've heard people refer to the band as "Courtney Love's Hole" so many times without them even noticing what they'd just said.
    "It's just that I know all this sh-t, and I don't know what to do with it." Well....for starters, confess to murder. Second? no one cares.
    "My name symbolizes a lot of things" Lawsuit and moneygrubbing using Kurt Cobain's name in particular.