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Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, 15 June 1991

CALIFORNIAN band HOLE sit around my Hollywood hotel room in various degrees of drunkenness. ...

Hole: Pretty on the Inside (Caroline)

Review by Robert Gordon, Spin, October 1991

THE WEATHERVANE continues turning, from R.E.M. to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and now, perhaps, to Sonic Youth. Coproduced by SY's Kim Gordon and Don ...

Hole: Camden Underworld, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, November 1991

YOU KNOW WHEN you're feeling elated, lost in wonder, not out of your cranium but wondering why there seem to be continents on the moon, ...

Hole: California Screaming

Interview by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 23 November 1991

From out of Nowhere, California, to topping the English independent charts and headlining London, HOLE have been one of the year's most talked-about bands. A laughable hangover of the post-Sub Pop ...

Whole Lotta Love: Hole: Camden Underworld, London

Live Review by Sally Margaret Joy, Melody Maker, 30 November 1991

WHAT THE F*** is happening now? ...

Hole: Pretty On The Inside

Review by Deborah Frost, Village Voice, The, 4 February 1992

COURTNEY LOVE is scary. Much scarier than the witches old (Macbeth's, say) and new (Lydia Lunch, say) whom she occasionally sounds like and whom she ...

Hole: Belting Out That Most Unfeminine Emotion

Interview by Simon Reynolds, New York Times, The, 9 February 1992

SUSAN FALUDI, the author of Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, said recently in a magazine interview that "anger is not something that's an ...

Scream with the She-Rebels

Overview by Simon Reynolds, Observer, The, 15 March 1992

WHILE ROCK'N'ROLL abounds with angry young men, female rage has always been a scarce commodity. There's been the gleeful anarchy of the Slits, Patti Smith's ...

Hole: The Price of Love?

Interview by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 17 July 1993

...but what's it all about? SIMON PRICE listens as COURTNEY LOVE fills him in on the (w)Hole picture. ...

Hole: Live Through This (Geffen)

Review by Jon Young, Musician, 1994

"JUST YOU try to hold me down/Come on, try to shut me up," snarls Courtney Love near the end of Live Through This, hurling a ...

Courtney Love: Hole in One

Interview by Caitlin Moran, Melody Maker, 19 February 1994

Hole are, to all intents and purposes, Courtney Love. And Courtney Love is a one-woman spite factory, spewing out bile and savaging anyone who dares ...

Hole: Live Through This (City Slang/All formats)

Review by Barbara Ellen, New Musical Express, 9 April 1994


Rock 'N' Roll Suicide?

Report by Paul Elliott, Pete Makowski, Kerrang!, 9 July 1994

Seattle's heroin nightmare continues. First ANDY WOOD of the seminal MOTHER LOVE BONE overdosed and died. Then KURT COBAIN ended his desperate addiction by committing ...

Cypress Hill, Lemonheads, Verve, Hole et al: Reading Festival

Live Review by Cathi Unsworth, Melody Maker, 3 September 1994

READING.It's like acid; once you've tried it you swear you'll never be back for more, and yet you always are. Perhaps it's because this festival ...

Hole, Veruca Salt: Mississippi Nights, St Louis, MO

Live Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, 19 November 1994


Hole: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, 29 April 1995

In the name of Love: Caroline Sullivan on a stunning start to Hole's tour in Wolverhampton ...

Hole Is A Band

Report and Interview by Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, 24 August 1995

While the Courtney saga continues, Hole prove that a rock & roll band is the sum of its parts ...

Hole: My Body The Hand Grenade (City Slang)

Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, 11 October 1997

COURTNEY LOVE reigned supreme in 1995 – and didn't we know she knew it. Now, with the release off a new album, well, it's all ...

Hole: Celebrity Skin (DGC)

Review by Eric Weisbard, Village Voice, The, 2 September 1998

COULDN'T SAY which color most becomes her, but Courtney Love's best vowel is u. She throws herself into them all, of course, like a stage ...

Hole: Celebrity Skin (Geffen)

Review by Stevie Chick, Melody Maker, 5 September 1998

COURTNEY LOVE is performing the most outrageous and unexpected act of an outrageous, unexpected life: surviving. Her rewriting of 'Miss World' on Hole's last tour ...

Hole: Kith and Skin

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, 12 September 1998

She's still angry, still got the "fire in her belly", still craving world domination for HOLE. We load up the tequila and discover that a ...

Hole, The Cure: The Forum, London ***

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, 13 October 1998

WELL, IT'S one way of getting a rock critic out of the house. Just tell her a big band is going to make a secret ...

Hole: Sleepless in Seattle

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, 30 January 1999

It's million-selling records, a 24-hour media circus and a limo in every city for HOLE, but does Courtney Love want even more success? Oh yes... ...

Courtney Love vs. Everett True

Interview by Everett True, Stranger, The, 25 February 1999

THE FOLLOWING are excerpts from a conversation that took place in a hotel room in Seattle, last December after the Hole concert at KeyArena. No ...

The Lesson Of Love: Courtney's Got The Hole World In Her Hands

Report and Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, 14 May 1999

IT IS A STILL-SLEEPY Courtney Love whose familiar voice comes over the phone line early one morning from Cincinnati. It's the first day of her ...

It's True, I Did Kill Kurt Cobain

Memoir by Caitlin Moran, Times, The, 5 April 2004

It is ten years since the rock icon shot himself. This critic recalls meeting with his wife, Courtney Love, shortly before his death ...

South by Southwest: Where The Weird Get Going

Report by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, 26 March 2010

The freaks were out in force in Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest festival. Stephen Dalton revels in the music ...

Hole: Nobody's Daughter

Review by Everett True, BUST, 26 April 2010

HEY. GLAD YOU could make it. Thought we might want to establish a few rules before I get down to the actual reviewing. ...

see also Courtney Love


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