Ending weeks of speculation, Courtney Love confirmed on Wednesday that her band Hole will be touring with Marilyn Manson this year.
Following Madonna's lead (see "Madonna Confirms World Tour"), Love called in to MTV's "Total Request Live" on Wednesday and talked about the co-headlining tour her band will soon launch with Manson.
Last month, Manson tapped Monster Magnet to join him on his upcoming U.S. tour (see "Manson Plans Tour With Monster Magnet, Bumped From Hotel By Nobel Ceremony"), and the "Space Lord" rockers now find themselves opening for Hole as well.
we made up," Love added, alluding to recent comments Manson had made in the press about Love. In one such barb, Manson joked about being name-checked in the New Radicals song "You Get What You Give," saying, "I'm not mad that he said he'd kick my ass, I just don't want to be used in the same sentence with Courtney Love."
"We like each other," [28.8 RealAudio] Love said of her relationship with Manson.
Courtney had been mulling her tour options for some time (see "Courtney Love Considers Manson, Morissette Tours As Hole Gets Six CMA Nods") before finally deciding on the Manson outing.
Hole is currently getting a taste of life on the road with Manson as part of Australia's Big Day Out tour (which also features sets from Korn, Manic Street Preachers, Superjesus, Sean Lennon, and others).
As soon as tour details are available, we'll pass them along.
The co-headlining tour will mark the first full-blown U.S. tour for both Hole and Manson since the release of their latest albums, "Celebrity Skin" and "Mechanical Animals" respectively.
While those albums are likely to pick up some steam courtesy of this co-headlining tour, they also got a goose from the Grammy folks this week, as each earned a nomination. Hole is up for three awards, and Love said she is "thrilled" with the nominations, though she does still have some Grammy reservations.
"What I really wish is that more people in the music industry who are our age would become NARAS members and vote because the only person I've ever met who's a NARAS voting member was sixty something years old and had he had written 'Hang on Sloopy,' Love told MTV.
She said that she is excited about the idea of walking off with a Grammy in February. "I'd be really happy to win 'cause like, I've started to like prizes in my life. I've always been really snotty about them.
but now it's like, 'OK, I want one.'" You can see if she does on February 24 when the Grammy Awards are handed out in Los Angeles.