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Hole is an American alternative rock band that originally formed in Los Angeles in 1989. The band is fronted by singer–songwriter Courtney Love (vocals, rhythm guitar), who co–founded Hole with lead guitarist Eric Erlandson. Hole achieved considerable commercial and critical success throughout the 1990s, initially releasing singles through independent labels in L.A. and debuting with their caustic noise rock–influenced Pretty on the Inside (1991), and later gaining near–unanimous critical acclaim with their 1994 album Live Through This.

As the band progressed into the later 1990s, they incorporated elements of power pop into their sound. The band's third album, Celebrity Skin (1998), fused hard rock with various pop elements, contrasting to their previous styles. Celebrity Skin went on to be the band's most commercially successful album, garnering them immense critical attention as well as several Grammy nominations.

The group officially disbanded in 2002 and its members began solo careers and other projects. In 2009, Love announced she was reforming Hole as the sole returning member. Erlandson, however, stated that no reunion could take place contractually without mutual involvement between Love and Erlandson. On January 1, 2010, a website promoting Hole's latest release, Nobody's Daughter, was launched, with links to various social media pages including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and MySpace.

Despite the dispute between Erlandson and Love, the new Hole album was released in April 2010 and the band toured Europe and North America in support of the record.

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