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Letters to Kurt, Eric Erlandson's new book, is no tabloid-y tell-all, but in many ways it's more revealing. As the guitarist and co-founding member of Hole, Erlandson has gone through more than even his band's roaring '94 debut, Live Through This, might have suggested. Dabbling in drugs and dealing ... More >>
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Carol ChehAsher Hartman's play The All Stars of Nonviolet Communication
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The music industry is very confused about the Internet and whether content should be free or not.
Courtney Love is an attention whore.
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[Preview by Mikael Wood]
Think Melissa Auf der Maur is pissed at Courtney Love?
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Courtney Love Is Back
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Echo & the Bunnymen at the Nokia Theater, Oct. 24.
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Various British gossiparazzi sites have picked up an item that actress and former Hole singer Courtney Love is packing up and leaving swinging Los Angeles for comatose Buckinghamshire, England.
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