Hole Drop Out Of Class Action Lawsuit Against Universal Over Warehouse Fire

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Hole has dropped out of a class action lawsuit against Universal Music Group after accepting that their masters were not affected by the 2008 fire that reportedly destroyed up to 500,000 master recordings in the record company’s archive vaults. An amended putative class action complaint against UMG was filed Aug. 16 that left … More »

NYTimes Reveals 700 Additional Artists Whose Masters Were Destroyed In Universal Warehouse Fire

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Last week, Hole, Soundgarden, Steve Earle, and the estates of Tupac Shakur and Tom Petty were among those who filed a putative class action lawsuit against Universal Music Group (UMG) over a 2008 fire that destroyed hundreds of thousands of master recordings in the record company’s vaults. The lawsuit came on the heels … More »

Hole, Soundgarden, Steve Earle, & More Sue Universal Music Group Over Warehouse Fire

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A group of artists, their heirs and representatives of their estates filed a putative class action lawsuit against Universal Music Group (UMG) on Friday over a 2008 fire that destroyed up to 500,000 master recordings in the record company’s archive vaults, according to an earlier New York Times article investigative report. The lawsuit … More »

Nirvana, R.E.M., The Roots, Steely Dan Address Loss Of Masters In Universal Fire

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Studio FireYesterday, a New York Times feature revealed that thousands upon thousands of master tapes from artists like Louis Armstrong, Janet Jackson, and Tupac were destroyed in a 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood. Although the fire itself was public knowledge, the loss of Universal Music Group’s recordings was kept secret, with even the … More »

Courtney Love Answers Questions From Lana Del Rey, Karen O, Marilyn Manson, & More

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Courtney Love has been doing a little bit of press recently in the wake of Live Through This’ 25th anniversary. Last week, she mentioned that Hole were “definitely talking about” a reunion, and she recently went through a round of 20 questions with Interview magazine, where each one was asked by … More »

Courtney Love Says Hole Are “Definitely Talking About” A Reunion

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It’s reunion season, apparently! Last week, Stephen Malkmus said another Pavement reunion is “realistic.” Sleater-Kinney will soon return with their first album since 2015. And now, Courtney Love says Hole are “definitely talking about” a reunion. Outside of a two song set at the Patty Schemel doc afterparty in … More »

Chromatics – “Petals” (Hole Cover)

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Chromatics released their gorgeous and cinematic double album Kill For Love back in 2012. They’ve been promising its follow-up, Dear Tommy, for years now. The band have been releasing one-off singles and they played their first show in five years earlier this month. Now, they have a new cover of Hole’s … More »

Courtney Love Revives Feud With Bikini Kill

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Courtney-LoveOne of the weirdest, most dispiriting, most one-sided ’90s alt-rock feuds is back, baby! Onetime Hole frontwoman Courtney Love always had problems for Bikini Kill leader Kathleen Hanna. There was a famous incident backstage at Lollapalooza ’95’s Seattle-area stop, where Love reportedly punched Hanna in the face, though her Hole bandmates claim that Love More »

Watch Courtney Love & Melissa Auf Der Maur Perform Hole Songs In Hudson

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Former Hole bassist and Basilica Hudson co-founder Melissa Auf der Maur told us about Basilica’s Courtney Love tribute event when we spoke to her back in September. “It’s the 20th anniversary of when I left Hole, when we put out our last record. Next year is the 25th anniversary of Live … More »

Auf Der Maur, Off The Grid

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Melissa-Auf-Der-Maur-2017Back in the ’90s, Melissa Auf der Maur rose to prominence as the bassist of Hole. But even then, the mechanisms and visibility of being in a major rock band weren’t for her. She signed the contract in search of experience, got it, then walked away. After a brief stint with the Smashing Pumpkins following … More »