Courtney Love bails on Soundwave
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.”