Melissa Maur

Musician Melissa Maur

Melissa Auf der Maur is a Canadian musician, singer-songwriter and photographer. Born and raised in Montréal, Auf der Maur formed Tinker in 1993 and later was recruited as the bassist for the American alternative rock band Hole in 1994. Following her departure from Hole, Auf der Maur joined The Smashing Pumpkins in 2000 and later began a solo career. Her debut studio album, Auf der Maur, was released in 2004 and her second studio album, Out of Our Minds, was released in 2010.
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Marina Abramovic Institute Plans 24-Hour Reading of German Fantasy Novel in Hudson
Huffington Post - over 4 years
For 24 consecutive hours, from 2pm on November 23 until 2pm on November 24, the Marina Abramovic Institute and Basilica Hudson will hold a marathon reading of Walter Moers' 2004 fantasy novel "The City of Dreaming Books," which tells of a mythical young dragon-like creature who must track down the author of the perfect story, which he has inherited from his late grandfather. The young dragon (named Yarnspinner) travels all around Zamonia in his search and ends up in Bookholm, where the evil Pfistomel Smyke hordes the lion's share of the world's most prized books, maintaining his rule by hypnotizing his enemies with music, and plotting to destroy all forms of art. Photo by the author. The 24-hour reading will take place at Basilica Hudson -- former site of NADA Hudson, if that helps -- it will be free and open to the public, with local residents, students, and teachers from nearby schools invited to participate. This will be the MAI's second foray into the performance art sub-genr...
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'Diddy' Aims New Music Channel at Millennials
Wall Street Journal - over 4 years
Sean "Diddy" Combs is starting a new cable TV channel that aims to be a credible source for new music and capture the elusive millennial audience. Can he succeed? Merissa Marr reports on Lunch Break. Photo: Michal Czerwonka for The Wall Street Journal.
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NBC Banks on Staying Power of 'The Voice'
Wall Street Journal - over 4 years
Singing competitions live and die by their judges, and none more than the hugely popular “The Voice.” And as the talent-show juggernaut enters its fifth competition, the show’s importance to NBC is greater than ever. Merissa Marr explains on Lunch Break.
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Former Hole drummer Patty Schemel on her life documentary
LGBT Weekly- San Diego - almost 6 years
"Hit so Hard" documentary with Patty Schemel (CNN) — Patty Schemel, the former drummer for the Courtney Love-fronted band Hole, is starring in the upcoming documentary “Hit So Hard.” The film examines Schemel’s roots, her rise to fame with Hole and her drug addiction. Schemel spoke to CNN about “Hit So Hard,” her relationship with Love and Kurt Cobain, and her thoughts on women in the music industry today. CNN: “Hit So Hard” highlights the time in your life when you were a member of Hole during the peak period of the grunge rock era. Have you been in touch with your former band mates since you left Hole in 1998? Were you in contact with them during the course of filming? Patty Schemel: I kept in contact with Courtney (Love) over the years, I knew where she was at with that. Seeing the first edit of the documentary and how (Hole band mates) explained that time was pretty much the first time I got to know what their feelings were. Brought us all back together in...
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Kurt Cobain Was Working On Solo Album At Time Of His Death
The Inquisitor - almost 6 years
Former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson revealed this week that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was preparing a solo album at the time of his death, an album Erlandson says would have been the singers “White Album.” Speaking to Fuse.tv Erlandson revealed: “[Kurt] was headed in a direction that was really cool. It would have been his White Album.“ Erlandson says of Cobain’s death: “That’s why I was really sad [when he died]. I was like, Oh man, not only are you cutting off a life, but a message to the world, a musical path is just left with … Bush and all this other stuff. He was cut short. Who knows where the music would have gone.” Erlandson just released a book called Letters to Kurt and because of his intimate connection to Cobain he is still hoping for that solo album which he believes could be released one day as “some raw, rough acoustic thing” that would be very “intimate.” According to Eric: “I’ve heard someone is compiling [songs]. I’m not in control of things. I...
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Courtney Love apologizes to daughter on Twitter
KXLY - almost 6 years
On the heels of her controversial Twitter posts - which sparked the ire of her daughter Frances Bean Cobain and rocker Dave Grohl - Courtney Love serendipitously reunited her band Hole for the first time in 15 years over the weekend. New York Magazine's Vulture reports that the singer took the stage with the grunge group in Brooklyn, New York, on Friday night. (Video of the performance is at the link.) The last-minute show, held at Williamsburg's Public Assembly, saw the group's original lineup - Love, Patty Schemel, Melissa Auf der Maur and Eric Erlandson - take the stage for two songs. It was the band's first time playing together since 1999. Last week, Love was making headlines for less professional reasons. Gawker captured a string of tweets from Love's private Twitter account in which she reportedly claimed that Foo Fighters musician Dave Grohl had made inappropriate sexual advances toward her daughter, Frances Bean. Grohl denied the comments as did Frances, who said in...
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    In April 2016, Auf der Maur stated in an interview that she no longer had time or energy for a full-fledged reunion, but would be interested in wrapping up the Hole legacy with a retrospective disc and small set of tour dates.
  • 2012
    Hole reunited again—with the Celebrity Skin line-up of Love, Erlandson, Auf der Maur and Schemel—for a one-off performance at Public Assembly in Brooklyn, New York on April 12, 2012 at an after-party for Schemel's film Hit So Hard (2011).
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  • 2010
    Despite several legal issues, Nobody's Daughter was released as Hole's fourth studio album in April 2010 with Shawn Dailey replacing Auf der Maur as bassist.
    Her second studio album, also titled Out of Our Minds, was released in March 2010 as part of the OOOM project.
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    As of 2010, Auf der Maur sold 200,000 copies worldwide.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In late 2009, Auf der Maur released a single, "Out of Our Minds", and an EP, OOOM.
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  • 2007
    An official website containing teasers of the project, as well as a film trailer, was launched in August 2007 and featured a regular blog updated by Auf der Maur documenting the various stages of the project.
  • 2004
    A short six-date tour of Canada and northern Europe followed the release of the EP, which featured her first live performances since the 151-date tour in support of Auf der Maur in 2004 and 2005.
  • 2001
    The exhibition opened September 9, 2001, at Brooklyn's Secret Gallery, but was shut down after the September 11 attacks.
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    Recorded from 2001 to 2003 at various studios in the U.S. and Canada, Auf der Maur's debut studio album Auf der Maur was released in February 2004 on Capitol Records.
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    In late 2001, upon discovering old demo recordings in her home, Auf der Maur decided to pursue a solo career after she had "realized she had an entire album's worth of material that had been sitting there for years".
    Returning to Montreal in 2001 after the disbandment of The Smashing Pumpkins, Auf der Maur was unsure about whether or not to continue her music career.
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  • 2000
    She performed at various shows, including the band's final television performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the band's final show at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago, Illinois on December 2, 2000, as well as appearing in the band's music videos.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Auf der Maur was featured on neither Machina/The Machines of God nor Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music (2000) as Wretzky's remaining bass duties were assumed by Corgan during recording sessions, but played with the Pumpkins during the Machina tour from December 1999 to December 2000.
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    In October 1999, Auf der Maur was recruited as her replacement by Billy Corgan, with whom she was still friends with from her time in Tinker and Hole. "Courtney knew I was leaving to make my solo project," she explained. "But then, coincidentally, the week that I left Hole was the week D'Arcy left the Pumpkins.
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    Following the tour in support of its release, Auf der Maur left Hole in October 1999 as her five-year contract with the band ended and she wished "to grow in many different directions".
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    Following her departure from Hole in 1999, Auf der Maur briefly joined The Smashing Pumpkins as a touring member for its 2000 tour and began her solo career; her debut studio album, Auf der Maur, was released in 2004 on Capitol Records and her second studio album, Out of Our Minds, was released in 2010 on her own independent record label, PHI–MAdM Music Inc.
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  • 1996
    Auf der Maur was featured on various Hole releases, including the 1996 non-album single "Gold Dust Woman" and on various live tracks on My Body, the Hand Grenade (1997).
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  • 1994
    From 1994 to 1995, Auf der Maur toured worldwide with Hole in support of its second studio album, Live Through This (1994).
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    She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) at Concordia and was recruited as the bassist for Hole two weeks prior to its performance at the 1994 Reading Festival. "Lou Barlow and Evan Dando were watching from the side of the stage," she recalled. "I probably didn't even move.
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    The group disbanded in summer 1994 after Auf der Maur accepted Courtney Loves invitation to become the bassist for the alternative rock band Hole, a job she initially declined:
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  • 1993
    Corgan accepted her request and Tinker performed the largest show of their career, to 2,500 people, opening for The Smashing Pumpkins at Métropolis on November 30, 1993.
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  • 1991
    At a Smashing Pumpkins performance at Les Foufounes Électriques in 1991, Auf der Maur had become friends with vocalist and guitarist Billy Corgan.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    The couple divorced in 1979 after which Auf der Maur traveled worldwide with her mother.
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  • 1978
    Auf der Maur and Gaboriau married in 1978 when Melissa was six years old.
  • 1972
    Born on March 17, 1972.
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