<p>Courtney Love and fans on stage, USA, 1999</p> <p>”Towards the end of most shows Hole would play, Courtney would invite fans to join us on stage for the last song. This was a daily event on our 'Celebrity Skin' Summer Tour, which in my opinion, was the best we ever were as a live band. There were three albums of songs to choose from, we were all getting along, and the shows were great. I loved seeing how many young women had the balls to hop up on stage and scream at the top of their lungs with Courtney. I have run into some of those women in the last ten years and it seems those on-stage experiences left a lasting impression on those people. I am glad to have documented most of these shows.”—Melissa Auf der Maur</p> <p><a href="http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/view/page.basic/gallery/content.gallery/madm_gallery/en_US">See more photos from Melissa Auf der Maur on Nat Geo Music »</a></p>

Courtney Love in Crowd on Stage

Courtney Love and fans on stage, USA, 1999

”Towards the end of most shows Hole would play, Courtney would invite fans to join us on stage for the last song. This was a daily event on our 'Celebrity Skin' Summer Tour, which in my opinion, was the best we ever were as a live band. There were three albums of songs to choose from, we were all getting along, and the shows were great. I loved seeing how many young women had the balls to hop up on stage and scream at the top of their lungs with Courtney. I have run into some of those women in the last ten years and it seems those on-stage experiences left a lasting impression on those people. I am glad to have documented most of these shows.”—Melissa Auf der Maur

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