Birth Place: Los Angeles
Years Active: 1989–2002, 2009–present
Genres: Alternative Rock, Punk Rock, Power Pop
Hole is an alternative rock band that formed in Los Angeles in 1989 when lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter Courtney Love put an ad in the newspaper for a lead guitarist. Guitarist Eric Erlandson answered the ad and Hole began. The band reached the height of their commercial and critical success throughout the 1990s. The band stared out with a punk-rock gritty sound that morphed into a more controlled, melodic power pop/rock sound with each successive album. Hole originally was a trio of Love, Erlandson, and bassist Lisa Roberts, before adding drummer Caroline Rue and third guitarist, Mike Giesbrecht. They began to play shows in and around Hollywood, primarily showcasing a punk/experime...
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