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- Posted on Mar 19th 2010 8:45PM by Benjy Eisen
It was Hole's first official gig Stateside since returning to form at a London gig in February after a ten-year hiatus. The band, which features new members but is still undeniably fronted by Love, appropriately took the stage and kicked into a cover of the Rolling Stones' 'Sympathy for the Devil' -- a fitting choice for many reasons, some more overt than others.
Between songs, Love provided banter that was perfect fodder for Twitter, including saying the she asked for "a Hole, not a big flapping vagina" (as her intro to 'Violet') and mock-professing her love for Brett Michaels before launching into an abbreviated version of Poison's 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn.'
Hole ripped through tunes old and new. The fans were most excited for the classics but the band was obviously there to strut their new stuff. After performing 'Honey,' Love predicted that it's going to become a massive radio hit, and even said the audience will one day say they got to see Hole play it live. Love also announced her presence on Facebook and that her real-life friend, Perez Hilton, told her he wants her to deliver hit songs. Love then explained the new song they were about to play isn't a hit so much as "a rehab song that you write when you're trying to kick dope."
Informed that they only had time for one more song -- and losing a quick protest about it -- Love and the band abandoned the rehab route to close with another new song. "We'll just play one, then," she said when she realized they'd cut the power if she attempted more. "It's a really good song. It's called 'Samantha.' F--- you!"
After the set, Love joked that she would end it properly by stage diving, "but I'm far too elderly." Even if that were true, Hole is back. Count it.
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