Frances Bean Cobain Releases Her First-Ever Musical Recording — on Instagram

Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle" is a known millennial classic and reliable karaoke mainstay. Now it has the distinction of being the song chosen for Frances…
Brian Josephs / August 8, 2016

Frances Bean Cobain’s Estranged Husband Says He’s Keeping Kurt’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ Guitar

Frances Bean Cobain's divorce from Isaiah Silva, her husband of 21 months, has taken another turn for the dramatic: According to TMZ, the 31-year-old frontman of the Eeries claims that…
Anna Gaca / July 6, 2016

Is the Classic Hole Lineup Reuniting? ‘Maybe,’ Suggests Courtney Love

Is Courtney Love finally reuniting the classic Hole lineup? On Friday, Love posted an Instagram selfie with bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur and drummer Patty Schemel. Together,…
Anna Gaca / May 7, 2016

Smashing Pumpkins Covered Hole’s “Malibu” Last Night

Update: We also have footage of Smashing Pumpkins covering David Bowie's "Space Oddity." Scroll down to see fan-shot Instagram video (via NME). Smashing Pumpkins began their U.S.
Anna Gaca / March 23, 2016

Courtney Love Could’ve Been Harley Quinn in Canceled ‘Batman’ Movie

According to Hollywood director Joel Schumacher in a recent interview, Hole rocker Courtney Love was once considered for the role of Harley Quinn in his…
Brennan Carley / June 15, 2015

SPIN 30: Kurt, Courtney & Cassettes: We Worked at SPIN in the Early ’90s

What was it like to work at SPIN during the magazine’s grunge heyday? Jump into this hot tub time machine with longtime entertainment journalists Lori…

SPIN’s Best #LongReads of 2014

As part of our annual year-end coverage, we've collected the finest features — pieces that were sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, always incisive — that were…
SPIN Staff / December 24, 2014

Sky Ferreira Hazily Covers Hole’s ‘Asking For It’

Here's a long-overdue Sky Ferreira update: earlier this week, the "You're Not The One" singer did a killer cover of Hole's '94 classic "Asking For It" with…
Rachel Brodsky / November 21, 2014

Your Labor Day Weekend Playlist: The 100 Best Alt-Rock Songs of 1994

As Labor Day Weekend approaches, the summer's last barbecues and beach parties find themselves wanting for the perfect soundtrack. SPIN has you covered with our "100…
Brennan Carley / August 29, 2014

The 100 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1994

In 1994, the distinction between "mainstream" and "alternative" evaporated. Green Day and the Offspring brought hook-heavy punk to the Billboard charts, middle-of-the-road acts such as…
Kyle McGovern / August 18, 2014

Watch Courtney Love’s Unplugged ‘Pacific Coast Highway’ Video

Courtney Love has been pretty busy with new writing lately, but she has also been delving back into her old work. The Hole frontwoman recently…
Colin Joyce / May 15, 2014

Here’s How Courtney Love Made Peace With Dave Grohl at the Rock Hall Ceremony

The Nirvana portion of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was easily the best part of the night, as Courtney Love made…
Dan Reilly / May 2, 2014

Courtney Love Previews ‘Wedding Day’ Music Video

Courtney Love surprised us yesterday with a ferocious new ripper of a single dubbed "You Know My Name." The album cover for that May 4…
Chris Martins / April 24, 2014

Hear Courtney Love’s Ferocious Ripper ‘You Know My Name’

Courtney Love has surprise-released a new single dubbed "You Know My Name." We assume that if you weren't already familiar with the on-again, off-again Hole…
Chris Martins / April 22, 2014

Courtney Love Doesn’t Like Bruce Springsteen Because Saxophones

Sigh. Less than a week after Courtney Love made a bit of peace with her late husband's Nirvana bandmates at the Rock and Roll Hall…
Dan Reilly / April 15, 2014

You Will Ache Like I Ache: The Oral History of Hole’s ‘Live Through This’

It's hard not to work through the what if's of Live Through This. What if the world had gotten a proper introduction to this album?
Jessica Hopper / April 14, 2014

Hole’s ‘Live Through This’: Read SPIN’s 1994 Review

In the opening scene of Sid and Nancy, as Sid Vicious is led away by the cops and Nancy Spungen is carried away in a…
Charles Aaron / April 11, 2014

Courtney Love: The 1994 Hole Cover Story, ‘Love Conquers All’

(This article was originally published in the May 1994 issue of SPIN.) Our story begins where it ends, at 5 a.m., in a…
Dennis Cooper / April 11, 2014

Courtney Love Owes $95K in Never-Ending ‘Twibel’ Case

No one knows when the day will come that we, as a democratic society and expressive culture, will stop reading about Courtney Love in court.
John Surico / April 8, 2014

Hole Might Not Actually Be Reuniting

Earlier this week, Courtney Love told The Quietus that a reunion of the most beloved version of her band Hole was already underway, and that new…
Colin Joyce / April 6, 2014
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