Courtney Love recently spoke with NME about what she’s been up to lately, including a potential future for her band HOLE.
Love, who relocated to London from Los Angeles last year, said: “Before I came [to the U.K.], I actually had Melissa [Auf Der Maur, bass] and Patty [Schemel, drums] come with our tech to this old-world rehearsal studio. We had a good session, but it takes a bit of time to get back into the rhythm of it all. It’s something I’d love to do, and [I’ve] been taking guitar lessons over Zoom during lockdown and I’m writing again, so we’ll see.”
Courtney also went on to discuss her jump from North America to the U.K., saying: “I’ve lived here at several points in my life, and every time I left the U.K., I’d get sad. And on top of that, you know, for a while I actually did not pick up my guitar. I stopped having the kind of relationship that you need to have with the guitar to write good guitar songs. So, I came here to focus on writing my book and my record.”
Commenting on her solo work, Love said: “It’s early days, and I’ve recorded several new songs while I’ve been in London. I’ve also taken this time to enjoy rediscovering really good songwriters like Aimee Mann who’s from L.A. but went to Juliard and is a genius and overlooked. Frances [Bean, Courtney’s daughter] sends me playlists, which are fantastic and full of artists that I hadn’t come across before too.
“I also feel like the luckiest motherfucker in the history of rock and roll because, finally, after 26 years, myself and my family have an honest and ethical manager with great ears in Jonathan Daniel (JD) and Crush Music. We’ve been together since 2009. He started managing me in the middle of me making a self-funded [HOLE] album called ‘Nobody’s Daughter’, which had some really amazing songs that I’m so proud of. He’s been instrumental in working with me on the new material too.”
Last summer, Love said in an interview with The Guardian that HOLE was considering a reunion to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band’s 1994 album “Live Through This”.