Pumpkin Expected To Executive Produce Hole Album

If you can't go to the Oscars, you go to the studio. Of course!

Now that Courtney Love doesn't have to worry about what she's going to wear to

the Oscars, since her bid for a Best Actress award for her portrayal of Althea

Flynt in The People Vs. Larry Flynt was not recognized by the Academy,

her band Hole is finally getting back to business. A source close to the band

told ATN that Love's former paramour, the Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, will

more than likely be joining in the fun as "executive producer" of the

still-germinating album. What exactly that mostly-honorary title means isn't

clear, but indications are that Corgan will be available for consultation, and

another producer, possibly Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins) will do the

day-to-day production work.

The source also said that the band have already

written 8-9 songs together for the effort and that all are present and

accounted for in LA these days, but that actual sessions haven't been scheduled

and only Courtney knows when the record might see the light of day.