The Dish - 04/03/14
Posted 4/3/2014 3:00:00 PM

--Courtney Love Reunites Hole's "Celebrity Skin" Lineup

It turns out Courtney Love really is getting the old gang back together.  Back in December she posted a picture of herself embracing former Hole bandmate Eric Erlandson, along with the cryptic note that "2014 is going to be a very interesting year."  Now she tells "The Quietus" that she and Eric are teaming up with bassist Mellissa Auf Der Maur and drummer Patty Schemel to reform Hole's classic "Celebrity Skin" lineup from the mid-'90s.  Love says the quartet started playing together again just to see how it felt, and apparently it felt right.  They're now planning to put out a new single called "Wedding Day" in May, and will kick off a short U.K. tour that same month.

The new Hole track will be this lineup's first new release since 1998's "Celebrity Skin" album.  At this point there's no mention of any more new music from the group, or any plans to tour in the U.S.


--Korn's Brian "Head" Welch Writing Book On "Wilderness Years"

Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch is prepping another book.  He tells "The Pulse of Radio" the upcoming tome -- which will be his fourth -- will cover what he calls "the wilderness years" when he wasn't with Korn.  Welch left the band in 2005 in part to get sober and raise his daughter away from the rock and roll lifestyle.  He returned to the group permanently last year and recorded his first Korn album in ten years, "The Paradigm Shift."  So far there's now word on when Welch's still-untitled book will be released.


--Coachella To Live Stream Both Festival Weekends

For the first time ever, music fans will be able to see both Coachella weekends without ever stepping foot in Indio, California.  The festival has live streamed performances in the past, but now YouTube and AXS TV are teaming up to broadcast even more.  YouTube will handle the first weekend, set for April 11th through the 13th, with plans to show artist interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and on-demand video playbacks in addition to a number of live festival performances.  Likewise, AXS TV promises 20 hours of live footage and artist interviews from the second weekend, which will take place April 18th through the 20th.

The lineup of artists set to appear during the two broadcasts is expected to be unveiled in the coming days.  The complete Coachella lineup, meanwhile, is available at Coachella.com.  This year's headliners include Arcade Fire, Muse, and OutKast.


--Today's Birthdays

Social Distortion guitarist Mike Ness is 52.
Former Cocteau Twins bassist Simon Raymonde is 52.
Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach is 46.
Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett is 46.
Switchfoot guitarist Drew Shirley is 40.


--Today In Rock History

In 1979
Van Halen's album "Van Halen 2" was certified Gold.

In 1987
The Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhodes album "Tribute" was released.

In 1992
Sammy Hagar's album "Standing Hampton" was certified Platinum.

In 1993
A Guns N' Roses concert in Sacramento, California was cut short after a fan threw a bottle onto the stage, hitting a band member.

In 1994
A tour by Nirvana and Hole was cancelled amid speculation about Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's drug problems.

In 2002
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine issued a statement announcing that the group was breaking up.

In 2005
U2 frontman Bono offered his respects to the late Pope John Paul the Second, issuing a statement calling the pontiff, quote, "a great showman, a great communicator of ideas" and "a great friend to the world's poor."  He also said the religious leader was, quote, "the best frontman the Catholic Church ever had."

Green Day and Sum 41 were among the winners at the 2005 Juno Awards, Canada's equivalent to the Grammys.

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