Eric Erlandson

Born Jan 9, 1963

Eric Erlandson is an American musician, primarily known as the co-founder, former songwriter and lead guitarist of alternative rock band Hole from 1989 to 2002.

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  • Hole's Drummer's Home Movies
    Mother Jones - May 21, 2012
  • Kurt Cobain’s Solo Album: “He Was Working On Songs, But They Were Just In His Head”
    Music Feeds - Apr 27, 2012
  • Watch: Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love Sing Unreleased Track 'stinking Of You'
    Huffington Post - Apr 23, 2012
  • Former Hole Drummer Patty Schemel On Her Life Documentary
    LGBT Weekly- San Diego - Apr 18, 2012


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1963 Birth Born on January 9, 1963.


1988 25 Years Old In the early days of Hole, Erlandson worked for Capitol Records, where he managed Paul McCartney's, Tina Turner's, and various other artists' royalties. In 1988, Erlandson travelled Europe for a number of months "trying to decide what he wanted to do with his life."
1989 26 Years Old In mid-1989, Erlandson responded to an advertisement placed by Courtney Love in Recycler, a local classified ad paper. … Read More
1991 28 Years Old Love, Erlandson and Roberts were later joined by drummer Caroline Rue and third guitarist Mike Geisbrecht, and this line-up performed Hole's first live performances. A new line-up, with new bassist Jill Emery and without Geisbrecht, recorded their debut album, Pretty on the Inside, in 1991. … Read More


1996 33 Years Old During Hole's hiatus in 1996, Erlandson formed a short-lived side project, Rodney & the Tube Tops, with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and various other musicians. … Read More
1998 35 Years Old Hole released their third studio album, Celebrity Skin, in 1998, with Erlandson co-producing the record. … Read More
1999 36 Years Old Auf der Maur left the group in 1999 to pursue other musical projects and on May 22, 2002, Erlandson and Love disbanded Hole through their official website noting that they would "no longer record or tour together." … Read More


2007 44 Years Old …  In 2007, Erlandson formed an improvisational music project, RRIICCEE, with his neighbor Vincent Gallo. … Read More
2010 47 Years Old In 2010, he noted that he has "new musical projects in the works."
While studying creative writing, Erlandson published a book titled Letters to Kurt in 2012, consisting of free-form and stream-of-consciousness poetry. … Read More


2014 51 Years Old In April 2014, Courtney Love confirmed that she had been rehearsing new material with Erlandson, Schemel, and Auf der Maur, and that a reunion of the 1994 lineup of the band was being prepared.
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