Courtney Love is more than just a cautionary tale for Amanda Bynes — she’s still making music and sadly reminding people that Celebrity Skin and Live Through This are great albums. In fact, Love’s hitting the road this summer, touring behind her Died Blonde solo album, but she needs to find a bassist first. So Love took to Craigslist to find one, which is kind of like an NFL coach scouting for talent at the local middle school. It did not go well.
Although the songs sound exactly like what you might expect from the lead singer of Hole, the band will not be called Hole, but instead, Courtney Love. “My name symbolizes a lot of things, and I have to sit in these rooms with lawyers and be called a ‘brand’ often, so I was just like, ‘Fucking name it after me!’ I don’t care.” The band, such as it is, consists of Love, her guitarist Micko Larkin, drummer Scott Lipps, and bassist Shawn Dailey. For now she’s the only girl in the group, but that’s not for lack of trying. “I put an ad on Craigslist that said, ‘Band in the style of Hole looking for bassist in the style of Melissa Auf der Maur.’ I got exactly one response. There’s just not a lot of chick bass players.” (Via)
Or maybe everyone knew not to respond when the ad ended with, “F*CK DAVE GROHL JEZEBEL MUPPETS.”