Courtney Love wants to once again be the girl with the most cake. After a failed solo album in 2004, Courtney returns as Hole, only without guitarist Eric Erlandson (who says “there is no Hole without me”) or any of the other former members, though there are tracks co-written by Billy Corgan. Hole’s fourth album—and first in 12 years—is called Nobody’s Daughter, presumably a nod to Love’s daughter with Kurt Cobain, Frances Bean, who left Courtney to go live with her grandmother, Wendy O’Connor, much to Courtney’s dismay. Of this sink-or-swim career moment, Courtney has said the album “can’t fail because I love it, and I’ve worked really hard to make sure that I love it.”
Melissa Etheridge has been making headlines for her personal life lately, but let’s not forget about the music. Two decades into her career, 49-year-old Melissa releases Fearless Love, her tenth studio album to date. The album was produced by John Shanks and finds Melissa singing candidly about sexuality, gay marriage and her struggle with breast cancer…
The Boy Least Likely To is back with a four-song EP entitled A Fairytale Ending….
Peter Frampton returns with Thank You Mr. Churchill….
Gogol Bordello’s new album Trans-Continental was produced by Rick Rubin…
Jo Dee Messina releases her first album in five years, Unmistakable….
New York’s Jesse Malin and The St. Marks Social offer up Love It to Life…..
Mary Chapin Carpenter’s The Age of Miracles features guests Alison Krauss and Vince Gill….
Country trio Sons of Sylvia releases Revealation….
The soundtrack to Tyler Perry’s: Why Did I Get Married Too? features a song by the film’s star Janet Jackson called Nothing and also includes songs by Michael Buble, Beyonce, Babyface and Tyrese….