Ex-Hole Guitarist Eric Erlandson to Issue "Letters to Kurt" on April 8
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 15:41:25
On April 8, 2012, Akashic Books will publish Letters to Kurt by Eric Erlandson, guitarist, songwriter, and cofounder (with Courtney Love) of the band Hole. This should piss Courtney Love off.
Written as an elegy for his friend Kurt Cobain, the book takes the form of 52 letters, and is an anguished, angry, and bleeding-heart meditation on rock 'n' roll, sex, suicide, and the questions that follow.
"I see these letters as songs; a fifty-two-card pick-up," says Erlandson, who studied writing in the years following Hole and found inspiration in the work of Jim Harrison, Patti Smith, and Charles Bukowski. "In no way do I intend to glorify or romanticize Kurt's chosen way out, nor make light of it... I thought if I could sort out my struggles and disappointments, face my demons, maybe I would be in a position to help others."
Eric Erlandson Book Events:
March 29 / Los Angeles, CA - Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., 7 PM
April 5 / New York, NY - Barnes & Noble Union Square 33 East 17th St., 7 PM
Upstairs at the Square presents a conversation with Eric Erlandson, followed by musical performances by Eric Erlandson & Melissa Auf der Maur.
April 8 / Hudson, NY - Basilica, 110 Front St., 6 PM
Reading by Eric Erlandson, music by Melissa Auf der Maur, Eric Erlandson, and Patty Schemel, and a screening of Hit So Hard.
April 23 / Los Angeles, CA - Largo 366 North La Cienega Boulevard, 8 PM *Special guests TBA
April 26 / San Francisco, CA - City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., 7 PM
Will you attend any of these events or read Letters to Kurt?