The ever quotable rock provocateur, 49, talks to EW about her new tour, her upcoming memoir, and why she doesn't care about anniversaries

By Kyle Anderson
Updated August 02, 2013 at 04:00 AM EDT

You’re on the road right now [Love has U.S. dates through Aug. 26] and playing a lot of the old Hole hits. Will you have new music soon, too?

I was supposed to have a single out right now. I’m pretty experienced now, so when people promise me unicorns, I really want to buy them, but I’m also quick to say, ”Okay, f— off if there’s no unicorn coming.” But we have eight songs recorded so far, and I also did a Fall Out Boy video [for ”Rat a Tat,” from FOB’s recent album]. That thing was expensive, too. When I got on set I was like, ”This is like 1997! It’s a $200,000 video!” But yeah, it’s been a fun tour. We have a guy named Ginger who is a brilliant guitar player. He’s like a [Billy] Corgan kind of guy, in the sense that he’s very gifted and very, very loud….I’m also trying out for a film and an HBO show, and I have a meeting for a Showtime show…. We’ll see. I mean, I’m not Liev Schreiber, and I’m not going to play Macbeth at the Public [Theater], you know?

Next year, the Hole album Live Through This will turn 20. Any anniversary plans?

No. My daughter had to tell me there’s a [Nirvana] In Utero anniversary [edition] coming out. I don’t pay attention to that s—. That’s like record-company marketing stuff. I’m interested in the future. I respect the past, but not to the point that I want to sit and dwell on it.

Speaking of the past, what can you tell us about your upcoming memoir?

It’s 250 pages, and we have to turn in [50 more]. It needs a big edit, but it’ll be out at Christmas.

You’ve also got a pretty spectacular Pinterest page.

How can you get in any trouble on Pinterest? It’s not just safe; I can organize my thoughts, and they’re often visual. But sometimes it’s addictive — it’s 5 a.m., what the f— am I doing on Pinterest? I get obsessed. I hope you’re getting a lot out of it, because I’m certainly putting a lot into it.