Hole's Eric Erlandson Says People Died Because of His Inactions
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:47:44
Lanky, ex-Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson is on the promo trail for the release of his new poetry and prose book, Letters to Kurt, which discusses his music, drug abuse and his relationship with Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, the latter of which was his Hole bandmate.
When promoting the book, Erlandson, who once dated actress Drew Barrymore, spoke about the death of his ex-girlfriend Kristen Pfaff, onetime Hole bassist, who died of a drug overdose in 1994. According to the NME.com, the Double E said, "I admit, I made some stupid mistakes with some people, and people are dead because of my stupid mistakes. That's what I want to say. And I want to use that, so that other people don't make the same mistakes that I made, and other people start understanding. I get emotional about this. We've all lost people."
He was the last person to see Pfaff alive before she overdosed on heroin, which happened two months after Cobain shot himself. Erlandson sounds like he is carrying a lot around, emotionally, with this situation.
Erlandson also opened up about his relationship with Love, something she had hoped would stay under the radar. Since Love likes to control the media's image and handling of information about her, she has tried to sweep the stories of a romantic dalliance between herself and her former guitarist under the rug. Love denies that they were ever involved romantically, to which he said, "She buried it. She would never talk about it. She would always skip it. She's going to brush it off and say it didn't happen."
Letters to Kurt is available at Amazon.
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