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- Patty Schemel talks to Lauren Lavernehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cljwz.jpg2012-11-14T00:00:44ZPatty Schemel, former drummer for Hole, joins Lauren to talk about her new film Hit So Hard, documenting the band's Live Through This world tour.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/1dcc8968-f2cd-441c-beda-6270f70f2863?clipfocus=p01147j2Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 10 mins
Patty Schemel talks to Lauren Laverne
- Jools Holland interviews Hole's Courtney Lovehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bl6t2.jpg2010-05-08T01:00:00ZTwelve years after putting the band on hiatus, Courtney Love has reformed Hole with new members to release a fourth album, Nobody's Daughter. She joined us in the Later studio to perform some new tracks and chat with Jools. Hole appeared on Later... series 36, episode 4.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/1dcc8968-f2cd-441c-beda-6270f70f2863?clipfocus=p007qvqcSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
Jools Holland interviews Hole's Courtney Love
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Hole was an American alternative rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989 by singer and guitarist Courtney Love and lead guitarist Eric Erlandson. The band had a revolving line-up of bassists and drummers, their most prolific being drummer Patty Schemel, and bassists Kristen Pfaff (d. 1994) and Melissa Auf der Maur. Over the duration of their career, Hole went on to become one of the most successful female-fronted rock bands of all time, with their studio albums selling over three million records in the United States alone.
Initially prolific in Los Angeles' punk rock scene, the band collaborated with Kim Gordon for their critically acclaimed debut album, Pretty on the Inside (1991), following it with the more commercially viable Live Through This (1994), which was widely acclaimed and reached platinum status within a year of its release. With Love's lyrics explicitly discussing issues of body image, identity, and sexual exploitation, Hole became the most high-profile musical group of the 1990s to discuss feminist issues in their songs, and also gained considerable media coverage due to Love's reckless and disturbing live performances. Their third release, the more polished Celebrity Skin (1998), garnered them four Grammy nominations. In 2002 the group disbanded to pursue other projects.