If you think Courtney Love’s caterwauling, blasphemous take on the Big Star classic shown above is sacrilegious, get this: Hole is playing the Mother Church on June 29. That’s right. Courtney Love & Co. at The Ryman. Tickets — if you have $35-$45 to throw around and feel like getting a buddy a gag gift or something — go on sale here at 10 a.m. on April 30.
Now, a major reason I wanted to make this announcement is to call something very important to light. Billy Corgan, who, as we all know, wrote several Hole songs and isn’t exactly a shining example of brilliance these days, decided (despite his relatively newfound Jesus-y worldview) to bust on C-Love. Like, real style. Mega-brutal. Here are some tweets Corgan directed at Love:
Thought #1: my face is my face, my heart is my heart, my money is my money. Oh, and my songs are MY songs+If you can't write your own songs?
Thought #2: if you can't write your own songs maybe you should just be happy that you fooled someone into doing your work for you...
Or, thought #3:maybe you should go someone nice+live off your husband's money, u know the money he made for writing all those great songs.
Thought #4: when you issue someone an apology on YOUR facebook page you might actually mean it and take responsibility for it. But...
Only u could abandon such a beautiful, incredible child who is smarter than u, cooler than u, and better than u. Oops, did I say too much?
Thought #6: so have your moment, burn up in the sun that laughs at u as equally as it appears to celebrate u+sleep knowing u have no honor.
Wow. That’s some heavy shit right there. Antiquiet has some fairly extensive coverage of the e-skirmish, if you can bring yourself to read at great length the details of a fight between a sinewy old bonebag and a human salamander. Both of said grungebabies, by the way, are doing the whole “My solo project didn’t seem to pan out so I’ll just release another record by the group I’m famous for … without the rest of the group” thing. Hole's new record (named in honor of Frances Bean?) is released today, so go ahead and scoop that one up. Why do I feel like I need a shower?