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Courtney Love Teases Hole Reunion ‘Later’ While Performing with Billie Joe Armstrong in London

The rock star joined the Green Day frontman as his cover band The Coverups played a special, intimate show at The Garage in London on Tuesday

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Courtney Love performing with Billie Armstrong's band The Coverups in London

Hole fans may actually Live Through This lifetime with a reunion in sight.

Billie Joe Armstrong’s cover band The Coverups played an intimate, pop-up show in London at the 600-capacity venue The Garage on Tuesday and surprised the crowd with Courtney Love for a rare performance. After the ‘90s icon, 59, joined the Green Day frontman, 52, and his band for several songs, she thrilled the audience by teasing a reunion with her band Hole.

“Later, I’ll be back in Hole,” Love was captured saying in a fan-recorded clip, as she threw up her arms in the air, just before walking off stage.

According to another video, Armstrong added, “I told you it was going to be a special night.”

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Courtney Love and Billie Joe Armstrong

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During their special set, the “Celebrity Skin” singer sang several Cheap Trick songs, including “He’s a Whore” and “Surrender,” as well as Tom Petty’s “Even the Losers.”

As Love came out on stage, she was captured joking about being away from the stage for some time. “My name is Courtney Love. You may not remember me,” said the grunge legend, who wore a long floral-printed dress. “I’ve been living in a cave in Birmingham for about nine years. We’ll give this a f---ing try, right?”

Armstrong and his bandmates — Mike Dirnt, Greg Schneider and members of the Green Day touring team, including bandmate Jason White, tour manager Bill Schneider and audio engineer Chris Dugan — accompanied Love for the three songs.

Throughout the set, Love's vocals took the lead while she leaned into her typically gruff sound, and Armstrong harmonized with her at times. The "Doll Parts" artist also rocked out by dancing and banging her head — all the while appearing to revel in the moment as she and Armstrong frequently looked at each other while smiling, even sharing a couple sweet hugs and kisses.

<p>Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images</p> Courtney Love performing with Hole in 1994

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Courtney Love performing with Hole in 1994

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“Grandma did not have her teleprompter,” Love quipped at one point. The audience didn’t seem to mind, though, as they responded by chanting her name. “I will take it,” she added.

Armstrong and his group, who play rock and punk classics, announced their special London shows just last week on social media. In addition to the show at The Garage, they revealed that they’ll play a second gig at 100 Club on Friday.

Love’s tease of a reunion with her band Hole — which disbanded over two decades ago in 2002 and briefly got back together with a different lineup from 2009 to 2012 — was welcomed by the crowd, who erupted in cheers.

Over the years, the “Miss World” singer has mentioned the potential of getting back together with original members guitarist Eric Erlandson, drummer Patty Schemel and bassist Melissa Auf der Mauoften — but has often gone back and forth about the subject.

<p>Niels van Iperen/Getty Images</p> Melissa Auf der Maur, Courtney Love and Eric Erlandson of Hole

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Melissa Auf der Maur, Courtney Love and Eric Erlandson of Hole

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Most recently in 2021, she told Vogue that “a proper Hole reunion” will “absolutely not” happen. “And you guys have gotta get over it. Our old manager Peter Mensch calls once a year to ask about a reunion: ‘Hey, just doing my thing I do every year with you and Jimmy Page [of Led Zeppelin].’ And I’m so honored to be in that company, but it’s just not gonna happen," Love bluntly said.

She continued, “We’re all really good friends and Melissa and I are especially close — we talk every day. But Eric is kinda off-the-grid right now — I think he’s in Japan literally becoming a monk. I’m not even kidding. Melissa, Patty, and I think he’s become a monk or something on that level of asceticism.”

Although, the year prior, Love explained to NME that she, Schemel, 56, and Auf der Mauoften, 51, "had a good session" at a rehearsal space. "[A reunion is] something I’d love to do and I’ve been taking guitar lessons over Zoom during lockdown and I’m writing again so we’ll see!"

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