Courtney Love to play London gig
Courtney Love will be playing a London show with her band Hole.
The troubled rocker - who recently lost custody of her teenage daughter Frances Bean - will be performing at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on February 17, with lead guitarist Micko Larkin and bassist and backing vocalist Melissa Auf der Maur, as part of the Shockwaves NME Awards shows.
The announcement of the group's highly anticipated performance has sparked rumours of a confirmed reunion after their split in 2002, with a new album - Nobody's Daughter - set for release this year.
Pete Doherty's band Babyshambles will also be storming the capital on the same night, with a show at Koko, in Camden.
They join headline acts including The Maccabees, Mike Snow, Hadouken!, Simian Mobile Disco, British Sea Power, The Sunshine Underground and New Young Pony Club, who are already lined up as part of this festival of cutting edge music, viewed as precursors to the Shockwaves NME Awards, which take place on February 24 at London's O2 Academy in Brixton.