Melissa Auf Der Maur: ‘Courtney Love is one of the most misunderstood, wild card, strange indi

  • 14 Sep, 2018

    "I watched her be burned at the stake. How many people get accused of murdering their husband when they’re left with their daughter?"

    Melissa Auf Der Maur has spoken out in praise of Courtney Love and the legacy of Hole, ahead of an upcoming tribute concert to her former bandmate.

    On October 27,  a tribute event directed by Auf der Maur and artist Joe Mama-Nitzberg will take place at Basilica Hudson’s biennial Pioneering People fundraiser in Hudson, New York –  hosted by Michael Stipe, Chloë Sevigny, the National’s Aaron Dessner, Ryan McGinley, Yelena Yemchuk and Ebon Moss-Bachrach.

    “I watched her be burned at the stake. How many people get accused of murdering their husband when they’re left with their daughter? It’s just unacceptable. I’ve always defended her in terms of any of that negative stuff.”

    Love recently returned to the stage for Smashing Pumpkins’ 30th anniversary show – joining the likes of Deftones’ Chino Moreno, AFI’s Davey Havok, New Order/Joy Division legend Peter Hook and many more.

    She’s also currently working on a new memoir about her life as well as a ‘beat heavy’ new album.

    Asked what the record would sound like, Love said that it would be rock but with ‘beats’, adding “like Lana has beats. And Lorde has beats.”

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