Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has pulled her appearances at Britain's Carling Weekend in August.
Love blamed "recording commitments" for her decision to scrap her sets at Leeds on August 22 and Reading on 24. She is currently putting the finishing touches to her forthcoming debut solo album, "America's Sweetheart".
A spokesperson for Love said: "She is sorry to have disappointed her U.K. fans but hopes that they understand that her focus must her on the new album, Courtney's first in four years."
Love, who has reportedly signed a North American solo deal with Virgin Records (the singer was already signed to Poptones/Telstar in the U.K.), has spent the past few months recording "America's Sweetheart" in France with producer Jim Barber for an expected fall release. A number of tracks on the CD were reportedly co-written with 4 NON BLONDES' Linda Perry, who has penned hits for PINK and CHRISTINA AGUILERA. In addition, Love is said to have recorded a cover of Kim Carnes' 1981 #1 hit "Bette Davis Eyes" for possible inclusion on the album.
"America's Sweetheart" will be Love's first full-length release since her band HOLE's 1998 swan song, "Celebrity Skin". That set debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.35 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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