Three-Fourths of Hole’s Original Lineup to Reunite for One-Off

2012-03-01

Story by Anne Erickson

Three original Hole members to unite for Easter gig

In support of his much-ballyhooed new book about Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain called “Letters to Kurt,” former Hole guitarist and co-founder Eric Erlandson has announced that three of the four original members of Hole will reunite for a special show at the Basilica Hudson in Hudson, N.Y., on Easter Sunday, which falls on April 8.

Erlandson will be joined by Melissa auf der Maur and Patty Schemel at the event, according to the Albany Times Union, making it a reunion of 75% of Hole’s members. Courtney Love will reportedly not be at the show, according to a statement at press time.

Auf der Mar actually owns Basilica, so it’s appropriate that the reunion of sorts will happen at that venue. The event will start at 6 p.m. with a reading by Erlandson. His upcoming book, “Letters to Kurt,” is a deeply personal “poetic elegy for Kurt Cobain from the man who created the band Hole with Cobain’s wife Courtney Love,” told through 52 letters, according to an official statement on the book. “This will make a beautiful book for anyone who loved Nirvana and Hole and the time and place when their music changed everything. Ultimately, it’s an elegy for Kurt and the ‘suicide idols’ who tragically fail to find salvation in their amazing music.”

The Hudson event is $8 at the door. There will also be a screening of the film “Hit so Hard: Life and Near Death Story of Drummer Patty Schemel” at the show.

 




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