After numerous delays and false starts to her solo album Nobody's Daughter, Courtney Love will resurrect Hole and release the album under the band's name, Love revealed to the NME during a recent studio visit. Love has recruited guitarist Micko Larkin to join the new Hole, and also said that former bassist Melissa auf der Maur will contribute background vocals at the least and possibly return as Hole's bassist on a forthcoming tour.
In a video of the studio visit, with Love fittingly surrounded by doll parts, Love said that because the scope of Nobody's Daughter had changed — it was originally conceived as an introspective "Blood on the Tracks," but Love now likens it to the bombast of Davie Bowie's Diamond Dogs — that the return of "Rock Courtney" meant the return of Hole. Nobody's Daughter will still feature some of the tracks born during Love's collaborations with both the Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan and songwriter Linda Perry. The album is finally expected out in late 2009 or early 2010. While we've heard estimated release dates in the past, NME reports they've heard the entire album and will post a track-by-track of the disc tomorrow.
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