Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • 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. Hole went on to become one of the most commercially successful female-fronted rock bands of all time, 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.In 2009, Hole was reformed by Love with new members, despite Erlandson's claim that the reformation breached a mutual contract he had with Love; the reformed band released the album Nobody's Daughter (2010). In 2014, Love confirmed in interviews with BBC and Pitchfork that she was writing new material and that a reunion with the band's previous members had future potential, though the date was indeterminate. In an April 2016 interview, Auf der Maur shed further light on the ongoing reunion talks, saying that while she no longer had the time or interest to record new material with Hole, she was hopeful the band could come together one more time to compile "a proper, immersive retrospective that would include demos, outtakes, live recordings, video and photos." (en)
  • Hole was an American alternative rock band, 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. Hole went on to become one of the most commercially successful female-fronted rock bands of all time, 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.In 2009, Hole was reformed by Love with new members, despite Erlandson's claim that the reformation breached a mutual contract he had with Love; the reformed band released the album Nobody's Daughter (2010). In 2014, Love confirmed in interviews with BBC and Pitchfork that she was writing new material and that a reunion with the band's previous members had future potential, though the date was indeterminate. In an April 2016 interview, Auf der Maur shed further light on the ongoing reunion talks, saying that while she no longer had the time or interest to record new material with Hole, she was hopeful the band could come together one more time to compile "a proper, immersive retrospective that would include demos, outtakes, live recordings, video and photos." (en)
  • Hole was an American alternative rock band, 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. Hole went on to become one of the most commercially successful female-fronted rock bands of all time, 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.In 2010, Hole was reformed by Love with new members, despite Erlandson's claim that the reformation breached a mutual contract he had with Love. The reformed band released the album Nobody's Daughter (2010). In 2014, Love confirmed in interviews with BBC and Pitchfork that she was writing new material and that a reunion with the band's previous members had future potential, though the date was indeterminate. In an April 2016 interview, Auf der Maur shed further light on the ongoing reunion talks, saying that while she no longer had the time or interest to record new material with Hole, she was hopeful the band could come together one more time to compile "a proper, immersive retrospective that would include demos, outtakes, live recordings, video and photos." (en)
  • 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.Influenced by Los Angeles' punk rock scene, the band garnered critical acclaim for their frenetic debut album, Pretty on the Inside (1991), produced by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. After signing with DGC Records, the band sought to refine their sound on their second album, Live Through This (1994), which featured less aggressive melodies and more restrained lyrical content. The album was widely acclaimed and reached platinum status within a year of its release. Their third album, Celebrity Skin (1998), which garnered them four Grammy nominations, marked a notable departure from their earlier punk influences, boasting a more commercially viable, "mature" sound.In 2002 the group disbanded to pursue other projects. Eight years later in 2010, Hole was reformed by Love with new members, despite Erlandson's claim that the reformation breached a mutual contract he had with Love. The reformed band released the album Nobody's Daughter (2010), which had originally been conceived as Love's second solo album. In 2013, Love retired the Hole name, releasing new material and touring as a solo artist.Hole has been noted for being one of the most commercially successful female-fronted rock bands of all time, selling over three million records in the United States alone and having a far-reaching influence on contemporary female artists. Music and feminist scholars have also recognized the band as the most high-profile musical group of the 1990s to discuss feminist issues in their songs, due to Love's aggressive and violent lyrical content, which often addressed themes of body image, abuse, and sexual exploitation. (en)
dbo:activeYearsEndYear
  • 1989-01-01 (xsd:date)
dbo:activeYearsStartYear
  • 1989-01-01 (xsd:date)
dbo:associatedBand
dbo:associatedMusicalArtist
dbo:background
  • group_or_band
dbo:formerBandMember
dbo:genre
dbo:hometown
dbo:recordLabel
dbo:wikiPageEditLink
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageExtracted
  • 2017-08-03 18:57:40Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageHistoryLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 142537 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageLength
  • 95866 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageModified
  • 2017-07-19 13:00:32Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageOutDegree
  • 342 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 791314910 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionLink
dbp:align
  • left (en)
  • right (en)
dbp:associatedActs
dbp:b
  • no (en)
dbp:background
  • group_or_band (en)
dbp:bgcolor
  • #c6dbf7 (en)
dbp:caption
  • Hole performing during a reunion set in Brooklyn, New York City, 2012. (en)
dbp:d
  • Q624790 (en)
dbp:genre
dbp:imageSize
  • 260 (xsd:integer)
dbp:label
dbp:m
  • no (en)
dbp:mw
  • no (en)
dbp:n
  • no (en)
dbp:name
  • Hole (en)
dbp:origin
  • Los Angeles, California, U.S. (en)
dbp:pastMembers
dbp:q
  • no (en)
dbp:quote
  • In Euripedes' Medea, when she kills the bride and her own child, she says "There's a hole that pierces my soul." [And] my mother's this kind of new age psychologist, and I said "You know, I had this terrible childhood," and she said "Well, you can't have a hole running through you all you time, Courtney." You know, and then [there's] the genital reference, go ahead and make it if you will. (en)
  • Our band is a collective, but Courtney has a lot of ideas and it's weird how they infiltrate our lives—it just happens. Like with the drowning theme, there were all these things going on while we were making this album, like Jeff Buckley drowning. And years before [bassist] Kristen [Pfaff] died in a bathtub. My father died basically drowning in his own body, he couldn't breathe, and Melissa's father died of lung cancer. Those were literal things, but drowning became a metaphor for this record and for all the people we had lost. (en)
dbp:s
  • no (en)
dbp:source
  • Courtney Love on the origins of the name Hole, 1995. (en)
  • Eric Erlandson on writing Celebrity Skin (en)
dbp:species
  • no (en)
dbp:v
  • no (en)
dbp:voy
  • no (en)
dbp:width
  • 25.0
  • 27.0
dbp:wikiPageUsesTemplate
dbp:wikt
  • no (en)
dbp:wordnet_type
dbp:yearsActive
  • 2010 (xsd:integer)
  • –2002 (en)
  • –2002; 2009–2012 (en)
dct:subject
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • 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. (en)
  • 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. (en)
rdfs:label
  • Hole (band) (en)
owl:sameAs
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
foaf:name
  • Hole (en)
is dbo:artist of
is dbo:associatedBand of
is dbo:associatedMusicalArtist of
is dbo:musicalArtist of
is dbo:musicalBand of
is dbo:producer of
is dbo:wikiPageDisambiguates of
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is dbp:artist of
is dbp:associatedActs of
is dbp:aux of
is dbp:extra of
is dbp:music of
is dbp:musicalguests of
is dbp:note of
is dbp:writer of
is foaf:primaryTopic of