“Courtney Love has found a home,” proclaimed www.SPIN.com, the magazine’s website, referring to NOBODY’S DAUGHTER, the brand new album by Hole – which will be released April 27th on Mercury Records.
The first single pick from NOBODY’S DAUGHTER is “Skinny Little Bitch,” which goes to radio today, in advance of the March 8th impact date at all Rock Radio formats. In addition, the song is now available to download on the bands website www.NobodysDaughter.com for 24 hours. “Skinny Little Bitch” will be available at all digital platforms on March 16th.
Along with Courtney, the new line-up of Hole includes 23-year-old British guitarist Micko Larkin (formerly of London indie rockers Larrikin Love), bassist Shawn Dailey (of Rock Kills Kid), and drummer Stuart Fisher. (Jack Irons, formerly of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam, played drums on the album.) Hole recently played a brief series of dates in February at Shepherds Bush Empire in London, then in Milan and Amsterdam. Hole is scheduled to perform at the SPIN party at the SXSW (South By Southwest) Music Conference in March, with further tour dates TBA.
In the devastatingly candid cover story in SPIN’s March issue (on newsstands now), “The Nine Lives Of Courtney Love,” writer Phoebe Reilly and photographer Daniel Jackson spent a day and night at home in TriBeCa and its environs with the legendary singer, songwriter, producer, and actress. During their conversations and encounters, Courtney speaks freely of the odyssey that led to the completion of NOBODY’S DAUGHTER and her hopes for the album’s success. Her tumultuous associations with various collaborators along the way (“the kindness of strangers,” she says) – producer Michael Beinhorn, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, co-writer Linda Perry.
NOBODY’S DAUGHTER is the first album by Hole in more than a decade (since 1998’s three-time Grammy-nominated Celebrity Skin). It also marks Courtney’s first record since her solo album America's Sweetheart of 2004 (with “Mono” and “Hold On To Me,” both songs co-written with Linda Perry, who co-wrote the bulk of that album’s songs with Courtney).
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