Courtney Love is recording a new album.

In a conversation with Jam, the former Hole front-woman revealed that she hoped to release the new record by Christmas, which is when her memoir is also expected to release.

On the album Love says, "It sounds epic. It’s amazing. It’s great. But it’s really hard work."

The new record's working title is Died Blonde.  It will be her second solo album following 2004's America's Sweetheart.  Love released the last Hole album, Nobody's Daughter, in 2010.

Courtney's been working her memoir for years.  She says it will be finished by August.  She says the book will, "tell my story and what actually happened and stuff like that."