Hole in the 90s – From left, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Eric Erlandson, Patty Schemel, and Courtney Love
The tome, called “Letters to Kurt”, consists of 52 chapters of “prose, poetry and free association”, and explores Erlandson’s perspective on “rock ‘n’ roll, drug abuse, and the loss of Cobain.” The book will be released on April 8, which will be just a few days after the 18th anniversary of Cobain’s death.
Talking about the work to The New York Times, Erlandson says, “It just wasn’t feeling right to write a memoir-style book, and this one just came out of me a couple years ago. It felt like the right way to go, but at the same time, I had a lot of hesitation. At some point, it just started to click, and I started to honor it.” He adds, “I see these letters as songs; a fifty-two-card pick-up.”
Apparently, Erlandson and former band mate Courtney Love, Cobain’s widow, have not been on the best terms for years. Since the band’s initial parting back in 2002, the two have had disputes over who owns the rights to the band and the band’s name. Although Erlandson was absent during Hole’s 2010 reunion album (Nobody’s Daughter) and tour, he claims that up until the end of last year, she had been asking him to play in the band with her.
He obviously still has his issues with her, though, because he says he hasn’t told her about the book, but says (probably sarcastically), “I’m sure she’s heard of it now.”
Ouch, but who could blame him? The woman has been known to burn her bridges.
Click HERE for pre-order information as well as a list of Eric’ scheduled book events.
FUN FACT: If you remember, Eric and Drew Barrymore were once a couple. Click HERE for a fun pic of the two!