***August 25th 2002***

Courtney Love is about to play the part of Lady McBeth in a movie that's soon gonna be shot in the UK. She's for the moment preparing her voice with a coach for this unusual and surprising role.

***August 5th 2002***

Melissa Auf der Maur and Billy Corgan's girlfriend, celebrated photographer, Yelena Yemchuk, have had an exhibition of their photographs on display at Sotheby's in New York.
The former Hole/ Smashing Pumpkins bassist is currently working on her eponymous debut solo album with Master's of Reality's Chris Goss.
Auf der Maur has yet to secure a record deal for the album which is set to feature guest spots from QOTSA's Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha.

Patty Schemel did some recording with the band Lucid Nation, with her brother Larry on guitar, and with Greta of Moby's band on bass. The result is a double CD called Tacoma Ballet. This record is finally for sale by Paypal or Mail Order at Lucidnation.com.

***July 25th 2002***

Courtney Love & Eric Erlandson Announce An End To Hole
*May 22, 2002*
Courtney Love and Eric Erlandson announced today that they will no longer record or tour together as Hole.

Hole's three studio albums (Pretty on the Inside, LiveThrough This and Celebrity Skin) have sold over 7 million records worldwide and have received overwhelming critical acclaim. Hole was widely acclaimed as one of the greatest live bands in the world. Eric and Courtney’s compositions earned six Grammy nominations and "Live Through This" was named one of the five best albums of the Nineties by SPIN Magazine.

Love and Erlandson will work together on any future Hole catalog releases and they have plans to actively promote the band’s song catalog.

"We're incredibly proud of the music we've made together," said Erlandson, "but it seems like time for both of us to move on."

"Since Geffen Records closed during the promotion of our last record, there have been a lot of distractions," says Love. "Universal’s lawsuit against us made it impossible for us to find a new record company despite overwhelming interest from other labels. After three years of waiting, Eric and I have decided to put Hole to rest."

"We both appreciate the amazing contributions that our other bandmates made to Hole," says Erlandson. Hole’s lineup has included Patty Schemel, Kristin Pfaff, Melissa Auf der Maur, Samantha Maloney, Jill Emery and Caroline Rue.

"Patty is now writing and recording with me, Melissa has played with Smashing Pumpkins, Samantha has toured with Motley Crue and Jill played with Mazzy Star, so I think Hole has been a made great contributions to rock’s Amazon culture," says Love. "We’re also grateful that we had the support of everyone at Geffen Records, Caroline Records, Gold Mountain, Q Prime and Rosemary Carroll. All of them made important contributions to our success."

Courtney is currently writing and recording a new album with Patty Schemel and Linda Perry that she plans to release early next year.

Eric has been collaborating with several different singers and is looking forward to a variety of projects, including songwriting, production, and possibly putting together a new band.

(Extracts from the Official Hole Board)