Love: 'Hole Is My Band'
COURTNEY LOVE has hit back at reports she is forbidden from releasing music under the name HOLE after signing away the rights to the band name in 2002.
The singer recently announced plans to release a new solo project using the name Hole, which was the group she formed with Eric Erlandson in 1989.
The news came as a shock to ex-bandmate Melissa Auf der Maur, while co-founder Erlandson alleged Love had signed a contract that banned her from using the Hole tag for any future ventures without his permission.
Erlandson told Spin magazine, "We have a contract. She signed a contract with me when we decided to break up the band, which was like 2002 or something... The way I look at it, there is no Hole without me. To put it blunt. Just on a business level."
But Love is ready to go to battle with the guitarist, and has taken to her Twitter.com blog page to lay claim to the Hole name.
She writes: "Uh I just heard that a former guitar player is saying I can't use my name for MY band, he's out of his MIND. He may want to check the trademark... Hole is MY Band, MY name and MY Tradmark."