Auf Der Maur cools rumours of Hole reunion

Melissa Auf Der Maur

Melissa Auf Der Maur, former bassist with Hole, has played down suggestions that the band are about to reunite.

Courtney Love said earlier in the year that Hole’s classic lineup – featuring Love, Auf Der Maur, Eric Erlandson and Patty Schemel – would work together again following a series of successful jams.

Speaking to the Guardian however, Auf Der Maur said: “Courtney described it as, ‘We went on a date but we did not make out.’ That’s what I can say.”

“It was fucking beautiful to be in the same room with them for the first time in aeons. That was special – it was truly beautiful and there was a group hug. That’s as far as it’s gone. Now I’m back to being a mother and having a big old factory.”

Auf Der Maur co-runs the Basilica Hudson art centre, a converted factory in New York, with husband Tony Stone. As well as playing in Hole, she had a brief stint in The Smashing Pumpkins, and has released two albums under her own name: 2004’s Auf Der Maur, and 2010’s Out Of Our Minds.

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Courtney Love reunites with Hole

Courtney LoveCourtney Love has reunited with the Celebrity Skin era of Hole according to Rolling Stone.

In an article on their website, it is reported that Love has met up with guitarist Eric Erlandson, bassist Melissa Auf der Maur and drummer Patty Schemel. “I started playing with Patty and Melissa and Eric, just to see how that was. We already played like three or four times in the last week,” Love says.

Hole originally formed in 1989, but their best known line-up hasn’t played together since 1998 and the release of their album, Celebrity Skin. Love had previously hinted at a reunion when she posted a picture on Twitter of her hugging Erlandson. The accompanying text concluded: “2014 going to be a very interesting year xc.”

Meanwhile, Love is set to release a new solo single, “Wedding Day”, and will be touring the UK in May. A list of confirmed dates is as follows:

11th May – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
12th May – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
13th May – Manchester Academy
15th May – Glasgow O2 Academy
16th May – Leeds O2 Academy
18th May – Birmingham O2 Academy
19th May – Bristol O2 Academy
20th May – Nottingham Rock City

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