"About the time the cover art for Celebrity Skin was going to press, it was decided that Patty Schemel had to leave the band. I was told that Schemel was using drugs and had not heeded interventions. But Schemel said this was not the case. She said that producer Michael Beinhorn had never warmed to her style and ultimately brought in a replacement, a man, to play the parts Schemel had written. Feelings of artistic betrayal made it too painful for Schemel to imagine going onstage with Hole, and the band concurred. “This is not my masterpiece, and what the band has become I don’t want to be a part of anymore,” she said by phone from Los Angeles, now and then weeping over the end of her six years in Hole and the loss of close friendships with Love and Auf der Maur."
-The Love Issue | SPIN magazine (1998)
Patty and Exene