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Name: Hole                                                                         
Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.                                               
Hole was a Grammy-nominated, alternative rock/grunge band that formed in Los       
Angeles in 1989 and disbanded in 2002. The band was fronted by Courtney Love,       
and co-founded by Love, Eric Erlandson (lead guitar) and Lisa Roberts (bassist     
and Love's neighbor who dropped the project very early on). The band had a brief   
period as a three-guitar lineup, with the musician Errol Stewert, but the lineup   
that recorded the first album included only Love, Erlandson, bassist Jill Emery     
and drummer Caroline Rue. Rue was fired in 1992 and Emery left soon after, to be   
replaced by Leslie Hardy and Patty Schemel, respectively. Hardy left after         
recording just one single with the band, "Beautiful Son", and was subsequently     
replaced by Kristen Pfaff in 1993. After Pfaff died of an apparent drug overdose   
in 1994, Melissa Auf der Maur took her place from 1995 until the band's             
dissolution in 2002. When Schemel left the band in 1998, Samantha Maloney took     
her place as drummer. On VH1's countdown of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Bands       
Hole was number 77.