Arts Interview: A Hole lot of Love

Older and wiser after all these years, Courtney Love is gearing up for a Hole reformation and endeavouring to put her troubled past behind her, writes Graeme Thomson.

11th May, 2014
Courtney Love: I'm the rock villain. It's like being in Batman -- kids look at rock and roll as this world of superheroes, and I'm like the Joker's daughter'. Picture: Chelsea Lauren/Getty

With Courtney Love, it seems, it's always personal. It is entirely typical of the Hole singer and widow of the late Kurt Cobain to return from a lengthy sabbatical with a song called You Know My Name, a sharp, shouty nod to her own infamy which also manages to swipe at her legions of detractors.

''It is completely self-referencing, but that's not atypical for me, says Love. ''It's punk. Welcome to my world.

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