Hole’s Erlandson Does Cobain Book


Briefly reunites Hole
(part of it) for publicity events.


By Blurt Staff


On April 8 Akashic Books will publish Letters to Kurt by Eric Erlandson, guitarist, songwriter, and cofounder (with Courtney Love) of
the band Hole. Written as an elegy for his friend Kurt Cobain, the book takes
the form of 52 letters, and is an anguished, angry, and bleeding-heart
meditation on rock ‘n’ roll, sex, suicide, and the questions that follow.


“I see these letters as songs; a fifty-two-card pick-up,”
said Erlandson, who studied writing in the years following Hole and found
inspiration in the work of Jim Harrison, Patti Smith, and Charles Bukowski. “In
no way do I intend to glorify or romanticize Kurt’s chosen way out, nor make
light of it . . . I thought if I could sort out my struggles and
disappointments, face my demons, maybe I would be in a position to help


Erlandson also has events scheduled in Los
Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco which will
involve readings and, in some instances, musical performances with some of his
old Hole bandmates:


March 29 / Los
Angeles, CA
– Skylight Books, 7pm


April 5 / New York,
NY – Barnes & Noble Union Square,

Upstairs at the Square presents a conversation with Eric
Erlandson, followed by musical performances by Eric Erlandson & Melissa Auf
der Maur


April 8 / Hudson,
NY – Basilica, 6pm 

Reading by Eric Erlandson, music by Melissa Auf der Maur,
Eric Erlandson, and Patty Schemel, and a screening of Hit So Hard.


April 23 / Los Angeles, CA – Largo,

Special guests TBA


April 26 / San
Francisco, CA –
 City Lights, 261 Columbus
Ave., 7pm


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