God bless the NME for still employing guys like Dan Martin who are willing and able to write long and breathless blog posts about Courtney Love's return to music under the Hole moniker. Courtney Love is apparently recording new music in Hollywood with an entirely new version (unless you count potential back-up vocals by Melissa Auf der Mar) of her once great band. After the jump, read our favorite paragraph from Martin's post and watch the video of Love talking a lot about a lot of stuff, including Malcolm Gladwell.
Now, there will be plenty of people who throw rocks at Courtney for bringing back a modified version of Hole for the same reasons that they threw rocks at Corgan for bringing back Smashing Pumpkins. I would raise them that Courtney and Billy are the essences of Hole and the Pumpkins for the same reasons that Liam and Noel are the essence of Oasis. Does anybody question the authenticity of an Oasis without Tony McCarroll, Bonehead and the other one? Thought not.
Read the full post on NME.