Watch: Courtney Love and Melissa Auf Der Maur reunite and perform Hole classics
Last night, Basilica Hudson played host to a Pioneering People fundraiser in the form of a Courtney Love tribute night. The event, called “A Tribute: Celebrating the Magic and the Power” saw Love and former bandmate Melissa Auf der Maur reunite onstage for the first time in six years for a tribute to the Hole singer.
The duo took to the stage to perform Hole classics “Doll Parts” “Miss World” and “Softer, Softest”, the backing band featured members of the Hold Steady and Faith No More and the Rock Academy Rebel Girls.
Many entertainment greats paid tribute to love including Michael Stipe, John Waters, Marina Abramovic and former Hole members Eric Erlandson and Patty Schemel.
As Rolling Stone notes Auf der Maur has shared a heartfelt statement to accompany the tributes announcement: “Courtney’s a pioneer, her legacy is vital to the voice of women in our culture. The passion she brings to her life and art fuels the long-fought battle for the empowerment of alternative voices as they take center stage at last! There’s no one as punk and fearless as Courtney, and she deserves a creative bouquet of honoring. Her power onstage is a massive force to be reckoned with. She broke new ground, combining raw and powerful rock music and lyrics of a singular feminist perspective, with her escapades as a Hollywood actress. Her legacy cannot be erased or confused by sexist or fearful critics. We are really excited to honor her.”