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Hole Caps Off Promo Tour With Surprise Roxy Gig

Hole played a semi-surprise, late-night show at the Roxy in Los Angeles last Friday night, and the sold-out crowd witnessed Courtney Love and company rock, if ever so fashionably, through a two-hour set. The group also tossed out a wildly varied batch of covers during the show, including the Lemonheads’ “Into Your Arms,” Bob Dylan’s “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” and the Velvet Underground classic, “Pale Blue Eyes.” Frontwoman Courtney Love also brought her current boyfriend and “People vs. Larry Flynt” co-star, Ed Norton, onstage to play guitar for a few songs. As we previously reported (see “Courtney Plans Hole Tour, Talks About New Guitarist Needs”), Hole is reportedly looking to recruit a third guitarist for a spring tour — but it’s not likely to be Norton. The performance at the Roxy marked Hole’s last show of its December mini-tour, and the band is set to enjoy a little holiday downtime before traveling to Australia and New Zealand in January for The Big Day Out festival.