Bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur Comments on ‘Truly Beautiful’ Hole Reunion
The classic Hole lineup reunited in the studio this year, but the potential for anything further does not seem to be progressing. Courtney Love has offered some hope that things might still work, but tempered that talk with the condition that she's not ready for the "oldies circuit" and that the group would have to record something relevant for the reunion to take.
Bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur has also weighed in on the reunion talk, but much like Love, she played down the idea of anything further happening. Auf Der Maur told The Guardian, "Courtney described it as, 'We went on a date, but we did not make out.' That's what I can say. But it was f---ing beautiful to be in the same room with them for the first time in aeons. That was special."
She added, "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." The factory she's referring to, Basilica Hudson, is a 19th century factory she purchased with her husband in 2010 and turned into a community art space.
As for Love, she stated in a recent interview, “It’s more important for me to act right now than to play rock ‘n’ roll, [but] me and Melissa and Patty and Eric have rehearsed a few times. In order to pull that [reunion] off, we’d have to make some music that’s relevant to now and we’d have to get a modern producer. I’m not going to do the oldies circuit.”
She added, "My relationships with Melissa, Patty and Eric are all great. At this point in my life, no one is my enemy. Any grudges or issues with the past? I’m done with it.”