WATCH: Hole's Melissa Auf Der Maur, Courtney Love Reunite
Canadian musician Melissa Auf der Maur reunited Saturday night with former bandmate Courtney Love at a tribute to the Hole singer in New York.
The pair performed “Miss World,” “Doll Parts” and “Softer Softest” at the event, backed by musicians like Tad Kubler of Hold Steady and Roddy Bottum of Faith No More.
Auf der Maur, 46, last performed with Love at an event in 2012. The Montreal artist’s last album with Hole was 1998’s Celebrity Skin.
“Courtney’s a pioneer,” Auf der Maur said, in a statement ahead of the tribute. “Her legacy is vital to the voice of women in our culture. The passion she brings to her life and art fuels the long-fought battle for the empowerment of alternative voices as they take centre stage at last!
“There’s no one as punk and fearless as Courtney, and she deserves a creative bouquet of honouring. Her power onstage is a massive force to be reckoned with. She broke new ground, combining raw and powerful rock music and lyrics of a singular feminist perspective, with her escapades as a Hollywood actress. Her legacy cannot be erased or confused by sexist or fearful critics.”
The fundraising event included appearances by Aaron Dessner of The National and actress Chloe Sevigny, as well as video messages from John Waters and Michael Stipe.