Melissa Auf Der Maur Leaves Hole

Hole, Rob Zombie, Lenny Kravitz, Eric Clapton, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Garth Brooks, John Fogerty ...

Bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur has left Hole, the group

announced. "The fabulous Melissa is an extremely talented artist and wishes

to grow in many different directions," the rock band's frontwoman,

Courtney Love, said in a statement. "We wish her well." No replacement

was announced for Auf Der Maur, who played in the band for five years

but appeared on only one album, Celebrity Skin (1998). She joined

the group after previous bandmember Kristen Pfaff died of a drug

overdose.