“With the tour starting in one week we didn’t want to cancel shows on fans. We had previously met Samantha and knew she was dynamic and could add a real edge to the live show,” said Crue bassist Nikki Sixx. “Our first practice together last week was great – she already knew most of the songs. We wish Randy a speedy recovery.”

“Playing with Motley Crue has been a lifelong dream for me,” Maloney said. “It’s like winning the lotto. Rehearsing with the band has been amazing and I can’t wait to play in front of the Motley Crue fans.”

According to Hole frontwoman Courtney Love, “It is a great moment in the history of rock when Samantha Maloney gets to play ‘Girls Girls Girls” with Motley Crue.”

Hole plans to return to the studio in October for the follow-up to the multi-platinum selling Celebrity Skin.

Motley Crue has just finished recording New Tattoo, its first studio album in three years, set for a July 11 release. The band has tour dates running into September.