was a musical group, formed in 1989 and (officially) disbanded
in 2002, fronted by Courtney Love and co-founded by Eric Erlandson.
After a number of releases on independent record labels Hole released their
major label debut "Live Through This" (1994) shortly after the suicide death
of Love's husband Kurt Cobain.
Hole's band members have changed frequently over the years, the line-up of
Hole's last album "Celebrity Skin" (1998) was Love (lead vocals), Melissa
Auf der Maur (bass), Eric Erlandson (guitars), and Patty Schemel (drums).
Although Love's flamboyant personality and controversial statements have
often overshadowed the reception of Hole's music, it should be stressed that
Hole's records all sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, and that their music
releases (as well as the musicianship of the band members) have been