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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


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Eric Erlandson.


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, consisting of new bassist Jill Emery and the departure of Geisbrecht, recorded their debut album, Pretty on the Inside, in 1991. … Read More


1994 31 Years Old Erlandson found Pfaff's body after she died of a heroin overdose in 1994 just weeks before the band's appearance at the Reading Festival and Canadian bassist Melissa Auf der Maur was recruited on suggestion of Billy Corgan. … Read More
1996 33 Years Old During Hole's reported hiatus in 1996, Erlandson formed a short-lived side project, Rodney & the Tube Tops, in 1996 with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and various other musicians. … 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 1 More Event
In 2010, he noted that he has "new musical projects in the works."
2012 49 Years Old 1 More Event
However in April of 2012, Courtney Love joined Erlandson along with bassist Melissa Auf der Maur and drummer Patty Schemel onstage for the first time in 15 years at the after party for the premiere of Schemel's documentary entitled Hit So Hard. … Read More
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