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Courtney Love bails onSoundwave

Update:
Courtney Love has responded to Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah via her Twitter CBabymichelle: “my agent at caa did NOT tell you Hole would open for Limp Bizket, id LOVE to come but you decide. oh that is total and complete sexist claptrap,. jd [her agent Jonathan Daniel] is a total pro as am I i have never missed a show ever. what bloody flight of crazed fancy made you think we’d open for limp dude? no offence thatsnuts”



When the Soundwave Festival lineup was officially announced Hole were billed below System Of A Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit and Marilyn Manson.

However just over a week after the release of the lineup Soundwave Festival boss AJ Maddah has revealed in a series of comments on Twitter that Courtney Love’s band has dropped off the lineup.

He has also “pledged to get someone bigger“ to replace the band on the bill. A second round announcement for the festival is expected on Wednesday this week.

When first asked about rumours that Hole was bailing on the festival, Maddah told his followers that it was “probably” true and claimed that he would “ wait to talk to her dipshit agent on Monday night before commenting“ further. However over the course of Sunday afternoon further tweets revealed that Maddah had spoken to Love’s manager who had told Maddah that he had only made a promise to the festival in order to “get the fee” and that he has “no control over what Courtney does”.

According to Maddah the only excuse offered by Courtney Love’s management is the fact that Hole would be sharing the stage with Fred Durst and Limp Bizkit. Maddah says that he is “really mad about this” as he was “given so many assurances that this would not happen when I took the booking [and] only put her on after a campaign of harassment!”

However he also says that he’s “relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc.”

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crob

crob said on the 17th Oct, 2011

amazing photo choices for this article

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/music/courtney-love-cancels-soundwave-appearance-over-limp-bizkit-booking/story-e6frf9hf-1226168606168

insert cool name

insert cool name said on the 17th Oct, 2011

both her and aj are dumb.
wtf makes her think she could headline bdo?

humanracin

humanracin said on the 17th Oct, 2011

both her and aj are dumb.
wtf makes her think she could headline bdo?

Well Soundgarden/Hole headliners would make so much more sense than Kanye/Soundgarden! Can't imagine what the D will look like as these two acts change over...

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 17th Oct, 2011



http://cdn2.holytaco.com/wp-content/uploads/images/2009/12/old-people-bird.jpg

be pretty hardcore like these 2 id imagine

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 17th Oct, 2011

i for one shall be watching and admiring both at BDO.

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 17th Oct, 2011

More in the ongoing and amusing series "Courtney Vs Twitter"

Courtney Love:
who the hell said? cos my mgmt sure didnt so your a liar and a sexist im sure glad not"experiencing" this

Courtney Love:
"rotten twat" im one of the most wel lliked pros in this business, and your clearly a naif. (w badtaste
well im talking to you, whata fucking disrespectful piece of shit thing to say. wow , yr a sexist PIG BYE!
wow for a guy who just called me a twat and he stands to make bank he can go fuck himself. "shell just be a twat" fuck HIM

Courtney Love:
no i did not! i accpeted the van halen thing as something rotten here, greedy grubby, but no… aj called me a "twat" for one thing, and that says it all i think... talk to the promotor i no longer have any comment here.

this aj has a big ego sticks all sorts of inconistentbands together memeber it was VAN HALEN wtf?

i wont open for the foo fighters either, just my thing

i lov4 eplaying australia i was truly looking foreward to it, such excellent audiences and you still love rock loveuguys

im so sorry o real;luy love aus i hope we get a HEADLINE or equiv slot on BDO thios year as thats is always FUN iun THAT SLOT ta

Has she heard of proofreading? Surely this gibberish doesn't do her any favours

insert cool name

insert cool name said on the 17th Oct, 2011



im sure that would solve all their 'ticketing problems'

also, here is what i predict the d will look like
http://www.marcgrimwade.com.au/images/music/aerials/big-day-out02.jpg

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 17th Oct, 2011

anyone got a link to her twitter? can't find it on the googles

grattan

grattan said on the 17th Oct, 2011



http://twitter.com/#!/CBabymichelle

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 17th Oct, 2011

Thanks. Protected?!??! :'(

DinkiDIDude

DinkiDIDude said on the 17th Oct, 2011

hehe its like a douche Battle Royale........AND ON NEXT WEEKS EPISODE HOW WILL FRED DURST RESPOND?

crob

crob said on the 17th Oct, 2011



i'm keen to see him to ad his 5 cents... then again his probably mature enough to not go around slagging people on twitter... i feel a tad dirty for saying that last part :-S

NedMacGregor

NedMacGregor said on the 17th Oct, 2011

aj has the right to bag out courtney and her mgmt, for all we know her drug dealer is her booking agent. she is a mole.

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 17th Oct, 2011

Haters gonna hate. luv u Courtney, you barely legible, grumpy tart <3

Stuo

Stuo said on the 17th Oct, 2011

What a absolute farce!

Thessaly

Thessaly said on the 17th Oct, 2011

i'll just say that this thread got me to google "twitter fights" and "courtney love twitter", and boy did i get plenty of materials to read... twitter is really chirping things up.

my last line on topic here is that this featured unprofessional behaviour on both sides. and that's it.

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 17th Oct, 2011

Where is the Love, the Love, the Love?

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 18th Oct, 2011

he said he's going to replace hole with a even bigger act.

who will that be?

canyons

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 18th Oct, 2011

From memory, when AJ says "we've got an even bigger act to add to the bill" isn't that code for "festival is going to shit"?

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 18th Oct, 2011

If he gets No Doubt I will reluctantly attend. Although, I couldn't imagine a worse festival to see them at bar Future

humanracin

humanracin said on the 18th Oct, 2011

If he replaces Hole with Garbage, No Doubt or Skunk Anansie all will be forgiven...

p1owz0r

p1owz0r said on the 18th Oct, 2011



remove the capital letter and this is probably accurate

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 18th Oct, 2011

Has AJ actually said it's going to be a female-fronted band, or is there some sort of requirement that it be one?

humanracin

humanracin said on the 18th Oct, 2011



It might be a chance for AJ to make up for Courtney acusing him as being sexist, which is a strange word to throw around at a metal festival ;)

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 18th Oct, 2011



I hear Bananarama are free...

crob

crob said on the 18th Oct, 2011



some diversity away from sweaty bearded men can't hurt... even if the women sounds like a man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux2u5fysnN4&feature=related

musickeepsusalive

musickeepsusalive said on the 18th Oct, 2011

i have so many things to say about this but i'll keep it short
i like 'hole's' music and was really looking forward to seeing them (prefer original line up but hey this would have done) .cl acts like a complete fktard, their not 'opening' for limp bizkit anyway its a music festival they probably would have been on completly seperate stages. this aj dude i mean even if she was being a turd which i'm sure she was, he could have handled it a lot more professionally rather starting a bitch fight. this just makes him look even more incompetent. these concerts/festivals mean the world to us we wait all year and pay our hard earned money to muscians who don't even give a f**k about us.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 18th Oct, 2011

Please don't use the term we. I don't want to be included in your whinging.

batdan

batdan said on the 18th Oct, 2011

I listened to "live ThroughThis" today, first time in ages. I liked it.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 18th Oct, 2011



That is a great record, I remember playing that to death in the 90s.
On the other hand I've probably only listened to Nevermind a handful of times...

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 18th Oct, 2011

Garbage is ruled out, I've already seen that on his twitter. Pretty sure he also said that they're a good change for SW13 or something.

deenie

deenie said on the 18th Oct, 2011

both her and aj are dumb.
wtf makes her think she could headline bdo?

maybe the fact that hole has headlined before



i like this

More comments from Courtney - in a language similar to English:

yeah wel lplaying with sucky bands i cant do babe

fuck that i dont open for bands i dont open for end of,

would love to do big day out in proper respecftul slot

sweeties if yiuur a [Limp Bixkit] fan then youllrespect that id rather die than open for them, would kurt want to play w foo fighters NO

talk to the promotor ivebeen tweetinfghe decided lim,p bizket were more important

well yes, were hole, and we jiust cant open for limp., rthoa was managerial as well as personal, u must get it

there are logistic issues but yeah ok, thats true its not "share a stage" freds fine hes sweet! OPEN FOR get it right

WHAT THE FUCK IS SHE TALKING ABOUT?!? did she seriously compare hole and limp bizkit playing together to nirvana and foo fighters being on the same bill? the chick really is fucking demented. i love her band, but she's loopy.



i'm loving these twitters comments. reading this thread has made me seriously consider joining up to twitter just so i can follow the AJ/Courtney saga!

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 18th Oct, 2011

I'm so confused. Are @CBabyMichelle and @Courtney both her accounts? Cos I'm guessing most of these tweets are from CBabyMichelle, which is protected, but @Courtney is a verified account.

*doesn't know what to believe in*

robdiva

robdiva said on the 18th Oct, 2011

fuck! why the fuck did you even invite limp biskit anyway? hole is the only reason i wanted to go to soundwave. lame

insert cool name

insert cool name said on the 18th Oct, 2011

maybe the fact that hole has headlined before






but does she really think they are still as big as they were in the 90's?

John Henry Eden

John Henry Eden said on the 18th Oct, 2011

i thought they had limp bizkit and hole playing together to have the joke bands on one stage

deenie

deenie said on the 18th Oct, 2011



ummm.... neil young, iggy pop, soundgarden.... being big in the present is not always relevent when it comes to bdo headliners

insert cool name

insert cool name said on the 18th Oct, 2011

are you just arguing for the sake of it? or do you really think hole could headline bid day out?

deenie

deenie said on the 18th Oct, 2011



no, i'm not 'just arguing for the sake of it'. you wanted to know why courtney would think they could headline and i told you, because they've done it before.

yes i know they aren't 'big' right now but like i said, there have been other headliners that hadn't had any huge releases at the time but they still headlined and still pulled the numbers.

you asked the questions, i just gave a response. if you don't want to hear an answer that you aren't going to like, maybe you shouldn't ask in the first place, the person responding is not necessarily trying to pick a fight with you, just giving you an honest answer.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 18th Oct, 2011

Deenie, I love you; but there is no fucking way that Courtney Love could headline BDO.

deenie

deenie said on the 18th Oct, 2011



haha love you too MAB, and you are probably right about that. i honestly don't know if hole could headline or not, and i didn't actually say i thought they could. the question was why does courtney think she can, and i just said they've done it before and that's probably why she said it.

christ, when neil young headlined i was blown away. old dude rocked it like it was 1975, it was fucking awesome. some things never cease to amaze. :D

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 18th Oct, 2011

Best thing I've ever seen at a BDO, hands down.

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 18th Oct, 2011

Because she is an egomaniac who's probably got the same heroin in her veins now as she did when she last played BDO so still thinks its the same year?

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 18th Oct, 2011

Neil Young is one of those heritage acts, like Bruce Springsteen or Paul McCartney, who can draw sizable crowds simply because of who they are, a "legend" so to speak. (although, that being said, I hear Neil's set had one of the thinner headliner crowds of recent years)

I don't think Courtney Love, or Hole for that matter, has anywhere near that sort of name power.

crob

crob said on the 18th Oct, 2011

Hole headlining the green stage could work

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 18th Oct, 2011

I'd think Hole would be main stage around 5-6pm, maybe between MCR and Kasabian

insert cool name

insert cool name said on the 18th Oct, 2011

no, i'm not 'just arguing for the sake of it'. you wanted to know why courtney would think they could headline and i told you, because they've done it before.

yes i know they aren't 'big' right now but like i said, there have been other headliners that hadn't had any huge releases at the time but they still headlined and still pulled the numbers.

you asked the questions, i just gave a response. if you don't want to hear an answer that you aren't going to like, maybe you shouldn't ask in the first place, the person responding is not necessarily trying to pick a fight with you, just giving you an honest answer.

yes, and i agree with you that she probably thinks she can headline because she's headlined before.

'arguing for the sake of it' isn't the same as picking a fight.

i wasn't sure if you were giving reasons that courtney love would use (arguing for the sake of it), or whether you actually believed it yourself.

sorry if it seemed like i was being agressive or something.

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 18th Oct, 2011

Neil Young is one of those heritage acts, like Bruce Springsteen or Paul McCartney, who can draw sizable crowds simply because of who they are, a "legend" so to speak. (although, that being said, I hear Neil's set had one of the thinner headliner crowds of recent years)

I don't think Courtney Love, or Hole for that matter, has anywhere near that sort of name power.

Till this day, I heavily berate anyone who says that they went to see the Prodigy over Neil Young around me.

batdan

batdan said on the 18th Oct, 2011

yes, and i agree with you that she probably thinks she can headline because she's headlined before.

'arguing for the sake of it' isn't the same as picking a fight.

i wasn't sure if you were giving reasons that courtney love would use (arguing for the sake of it), or whether you actually believed it yourself.

sorry if it seemed like i was being agressive or something.

Dude you just got owned by a girl. I hope you never get CAPS.

batdan

batdan said on the 18th Oct, 2011



How do you feel about people who didn't go because Neil Young was the headliner?

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 18th Oct, 2011

For the sake of joining in, if Hole still had any major pulling power then wouldn't Soundwave Revolution have sold some tickets instead of crashing and burning?

insert cool name

insert cool name said on the 18th Oct, 2011



well... i probably did.

also, why do you hope i never get caps? this forum will die eventually if you don't get new users.

deenie

deenie said on the 18th Oct, 2011

yes, and i agree with you that she probably thinks she can headline because she's headlined before.

'arguing for the sake of it' isn't the same as picking a fight.

i wasn't sure if you were giving reasons that courtney love would use (arguing for the sake of it), or whether you actually believed it yourself.

sorry if it seemed like i was being agressive or something.

that's ok, i was just stating the reason she probably thought they could headline. like i told MAB, i have no idea if hole could pull off headlining bdo these days. i love them , but even i would be a little surprised if they were announced now.

i did think you were accusing me of trying to start an argument, and i'm not gonna lie to you, i don't like it if i think someone is accusing me of doing something i'm not setting out to do, so i will get on the defensive pretty quickly. no harm done, it was obviously just a misunderstanding.

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 18th Oct, 2011



The same way I feel about a guy on my facebook who thinks Grinderman aren't headlining Homebake and has very little interest in seeing them.

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 18th Oct, 2011

that's ok, i was just stating the reason she probably thought they could headline. like i told MAB, i have no idea if hole could pull off headlining bdo these days. i love them , but even i would be a little surprised if they were announced now.

i did think you were accusing me of trying to start an argument, and i'm not gonna lie to you, i don't like it if i think someone is accusing me of doing something i'm not setting out to do, so i will get on the defensive pretty quickly. no harm done, it was obviously just a misunderstanding.

Isn't every argument on the internet ever just a minor misunderstanding that eventually falls into a pit of UR A FGT's and UR HITLER's?

deenie

deenie said on the 18th Oct, 2011



yep. we sat on the grassy hill, the pungent odour of weed hung in the air, the sounds of neil drifting over us.... reminds me of my woodstock days.... oh wait, i wasn't born then.

but i'm sure i would have fitted right in :D



who is this person you speak of batdan? give me their name and i'll hunt them down.

CoolRusty

CoolRusty said on the 18th Oct, 2011



I am hoping you have done the correct thing and unfriended him or at least blocked him from your news feed.

Stnkfst

Stnkfst said on the 18th Oct, 2011

ah what a shame, was really looking forward to courtney flashin' her dirty box at the crowd.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 18th Oct, 2011

I really wanted to see if Courtney's new Hole was as irritated, angry and hot as her old Hole, oh well...

grattan

grattan said on the 19th Oct, 2011

AJ fights back:

when 2 bigger acts refused to play on the same bill as Courtney I stood by her booking & refused to kick her off. Funny that. why would I fuck over another act to appease this unreasonable contract breaking harpie?

crob

crob said on the 19th Oct, 2011

AJ fights back:

when 2 bigger acts refused to play on the same bill as Courtney I stood by her booking & refused to kick her off. Funny that. why would I fuck over another act to appease this unreasonable contract breaking harpie?

interesting.... now lets list everyone who would refuse play on the same bill as Courteney, its going to be a all nighter

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 19th Oct, 2011

Surely an integral part of putting together a touring music festival as a promoter is to book bands that are happy to play together.

Whilst Courtney Love comes across as a drug addled whinger, AJ comes across as an A grade moron.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 19th Oct, 2011

Maybe he should have sorted all this out BEFORE tickets went on sale...

Apparently rest of lineup announced tonight at 10pm...

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 19th Oct, 2011

Considering Courtney's reputation, I can't see why AJ is apparently surprised by all this.

crob

crob said on the 19th Oct, 2011



Surely an integral part of putting together a touring music festival as a promoter is to book bands that are happy to play together.

Whilst Courtney Love comes across as a drug addled whinger, AJ comes across as an A grade moron.

to certain point you are correct, but with courtney being one of the most wel lliked pros in this business you would think she would be professional enough to be in the same area as someone she doesn't like, its not like she has to talk or perform with durst...

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 19th Oct, 2011

Apparently she thinks Fred's a "sweetheart", it's just his music "ruined rock" or something.

grattan

grattan said on the 20th Oct, 2011

Haha - even Perez Hilton has picked up on this mess now.
http://img.perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/courtney-love-pulls-hole-out-of-australian-festival__oPt.jpg

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 20th Oct, 2011

All I can say is - Bad Religion > Hole. In any way, shape, or form.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 20th Oct, 2011

What about in a "who makes shittier music" contest?

Checkmate.

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 20th Oct, 2011




bigger than your mum's hole maybe





not fo real real, jst fo play play

br4ve

br4ve said on the 21st Oct, 2011

thank goodness, everyone's lives will be easier now that the k-hole has been removed from the bill

grattan

grattan said on the 23rd Oct, 2011

Still at it:

this aj guy puts inconsistent bands on a scattershot bill and calls me a "twat" and a "cow" GRACIOUS.

so you call female artists "cow" and "old twat" and "cunt"? nice. remember the girls RAPED IN THE PIT DURING LIMP WOODSTOCK

the money was wrong and so was the billing, thats all she wrote.

your a useless promoter or whatewver yr greedy job is, yr famous for not paying bands firstly, secondly your extremely rude

uh your that guy that didnt pay green day - omg your a legend . a total rip off artiste, why dont u shut up

crob

crob said on the 23rd Oct, 2011

AJ didn't pay green day... awesome

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 23rd Oct, 2011



http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/6001114/480/lol/LOL-WUT.jpg?v0

shazie

shazie said on the 23rd Oct, 2011



I remember him saying that he'd see them if nothing else is on.


He doesn't even deserve to see them.

MissB

MissB said on the 25th Oct, 2011




I can't stand Neil Young.

I made sure I was well and truly glued to the fence watching Fantomas instead.

batdan

batdan said on the 25th Oct, 2011

I can't stand Neil Young.

I made sure I was well and truly glued to the fence watching Fantomas instead.

That's what I would have done too.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 25th Oct, 2011

I can't stand Neil Young.


http://meme.zenfs.com/u/75353901d26716cc38a723b7d850d268cfcc66e2.gifa

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 25th Oct, 2011

I can't stand Neil Young.

I made sure I was well and truly glued to the fence watching Fantomas instead.

The Fantomas / Dropkick Murphys double act was better than anything NY or Prodigy were offering.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 25th Oct, 2011

Motion to have MissB,Batdan and snapcrackleROCK permanently banned.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 25th Oct, 2011



What would be the point of the internet if people were banned just for being completely wrong?

batdan

batdan said on the 25th Oct, 2011

If I told you who else I wouldn't see or listen to I would be very lonley on here. I would always have Slippy though I guess.

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 25th Oct, 2011



Surely the people who watched Prodigy would be voted off the island before us???

MissB

MissB said on the 25th Oct, 2011

Don't get me started on Nick Cave....

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 25th Oct, 2011

Stop digging the hole.

You're already way too far down.

MissB

MissB said on the 25th Oct, 2011

I'm much happier in my hole than listening to music I don't like just because it's considered 'iconic' or 'legendary'.

It's really not that big a deal.

MissB

MissB said on the 25th Oct, 2011

'Red Right Hand' is probably the only Nick Cave song that I really really like.

He hit the nail on the head with that one.

crob

crob said on the 25th Oct, 2011

with that said i question how much nick cave you have heard

MissB

MissB said on the 25th Oct, 2011



I've actually heard most of his albums. There was actually one time that I borrowed 3 of his albums from the local library to actually see if I liked it or not.

I had them for about 3 weeks and I actually really wanted to like him.

But it just wasn't meant to be.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 25th Oct, 2011

I vote Bat Dan stays due to his general radness.

batdan

batdan said on the 25th Oct, 2011



I also share a love for QOTSA and You Am I.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 25th Oct, 2011

I've actually heard most of his albums. There was actually one time that I borrowed 3 of his albums from the local library to actually see if I liked it or not.

I had them for about 3 weeks and I actually really wanted to like him.

But it just wasn't meant to be.

I've always thought Faith No More were incredibly overrated so I guess it's all subjective anyway.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 25th Oct, 2011

I would have liked to see the whole 3 at that particular BDO
But prioritising was simple... Neil Young > Fantamas > Prodigy

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 25th Oct, 2011

I'm much happier in my hole than listening to music I don't like just because it's considered 'iconic' or 'legendary'.

It's really not that big a deal.

I c wat u did thar

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