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- Posted on Jan 15th 2010 2:00PM by Linda Laban
"Artistically speaking, being the leader of my own project or the bass player in someone else's band are both equally valuable," says Auf der Maur, who releases her second solo album, 'Out of Our Minds,' Mar. 16. "It was an amazing creative opportunity. But in terms of Hole, honestly, I'm a little surprised by this turn of events. I am surprised and disappointed that they are going to jeopardize a real Hole reunion, which I think would be great for Hole fans and fun for us, the band."
Auf der Maur's solo album and upcoming tour are now her priority, but she says she feels very protective of the Hole legacy. "It means so much to me and I'm so proud, having been a part of it. Us as women, the impact that we had on a male-dominated landscape is very important to me and I would protect and nurture it in any way I could. That being said, the person that anyone should be talking to right now is the Hole co-founder, Eric," she says of guitarist Eric Erlandson, who has voiced his disapproval of Love's actions. Auf der Maur doesn't think it makes sense either. "It really is jeopardizing the Hole reunion, which is not impossible, but it will be if this continues."