By the way, I snagged Melissa Auf der Maur’s notes from the Hole mini-reunion the other night. From what I can tell, they are:
- “Seasons in the Sun,” which they played as a trio, Auf der Maur on vocals (the back side of the page is lyrics to that);
- The bass notes to “Red Head Walking” which they played as a trio;
- Some lyrics from ”Red Head Walking” (“Kiss that girl, / She’ll cut your heart like diamonds - END OF STORY / You bet you’re gonna lose it”)
- “Use once”, a note pointing to “Use Once and Destroy,” which they played an instrumental version of, as a trio;
- A reference to the Sebadoh song they did as a trio (video), not sure why it says Smiths;
- James McNew, who I just realized was that dude from Yo La Tengo. Melissa said he loaned her the bass she used. He joined them for “Over The Edge” by the Wipers (video).
Happy to announce that I’ll be conducting a Q&A with former Hole members Patty Schemel, Eric Erlandson and Melissa Auf der Maur following the 7 p.m. screening of Hit So Hard: The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel this Saturday (April 14) at the Cinema Village in New York.
Hope you can make it! Buy your tickets here: tinyurl.com/hitsohardtix
Saw the New York premiere of Hit So Hard: The Life and Near Death Story of Patty Schemel at MoMa earlier this evening. The event marked the first time the Celebrity Skin-era lineup of Hole had been all together in the same place in 13 years. Everyone played nice at the Q&A after the screening, but Courtney Love dashed fans’ hopes of a musical reunion of Hole’s mid-’90s lineup.
“I do wanna say that if something’s not relevant I don’t wanna do it,” Love told the crowd. “So for me, y’know, as much as I love playing with Patty—and I would play with her in five seconds again, and everyone standing on this stage—if it’s not moving forward, I don’t wanna do it. That’s just my thing.” (At this point Eric Erlandson jokingly began walking offstage, to laughter from the audience.)
UPDATE: Video of the Q&A session here.