Courtney Love is coming back -- with a new album, a book, a solo tour and even an appearance in a Fall Out Boy video.
Love, who's jettisoned the Hole name for her latest concerts, tells Billboard that she has "eight recorded songs right now" for an album, tentatively titled "Died Blonde," that she hopes to release in early 2014. Prior to that Love plans to release a double A-sided single featuring the songs "California" and "Wedding Day" to coincide with the publication of an as-yet-untitled memoir in time for the December holidays.
"They couldn't be more different," Love says. " 'Wedding Day's, like, two minutes and 59 seconds. It's a perfect punk song. I wish I had written it when I was 19. And 'California' is my final bid to write the perfect California song, and I think I did. the first line is 'All the lawyers are disbarred/And they've just declined your black card.' It's like a really, really tight punk-pop song and it's almost got -- I hate saying this, 'cause I grew up with these guys and I never thought I would say this in my life -- a little bit of a (Red Hot Chili) Peppers tinge to it, a little teeny twink of that. But I don't let loose on it. There's no screaming dynamic, quiet-loud, quiet-loud thing. It's a smooth song."