It's Official: JAMES IHA Is A PERFECT CIRCLE's New Guitarist

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS guitarist James Iha has officially joined A PERFECT CIRCLE, according to MTV.com. Although Iha didn't contribute to the band's new album, "Thirteenth Step", he'll be onstage for the band's 12-date club tour, which begins July 26 in Denver. In related news, on August 5, A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese will release ...

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NAPALM DEATH Bassist Joins BRUJERIA

NAPALM DEATH's Shane Embury has joined BRUJERIA as the replacement for ex-FAITH NO MORE bassist Billy Gould. Embury is joined in the group's current lineup by vocalist El Brujo, guitarist El Asesino (a.k.a. Dino Cazares, ex-FEAR FACTORY), and drummer Nick Barker (DIMMU BORGIR, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH). As previously reported, BRUJERIA will join SOULFLY on the ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Sets Release Date For Solo Debut

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has reportedly set an October 28 release date through Virgin Records for her solo debut, "America's Sweetheart". A U.S. tour is scheduled to begin on November 10, with a European trek to follow in January. The singer is expected to tour Japan and Australia beginning in March. As previously reported, ...

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AEROSMITH To Release New Home Video

AEROSMITH are contemplating releasing a home video containing "making of" footage from sessions for their forthcoming album, according to Billboard.com. As previously reported, the band are currently recording a blues album with producer Jack Douglas, who worked with the band on several of their 1970s albums, including "Toys in the Attic" and "Rocks". The as-yet-untitled ...

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TIWANAKU Completing Work On Debut Demo

TIWANAKU, the new band featuring former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, ex-NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery and ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, are putting the finishing touches on a four-song demo at a studio in Florida. "It is about 90% done," Mowery told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "It has taken longer than expected due to our crazy, music, ...

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CHARON Singer To Exit POISONBLACK

CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto has announced plans to leave POISONBLACK following the completion of the group's upcoming European tour. "This kind of decision [was not made overnight]," Leppäluoto wrote in Finnish in the group's official guestbook. "The question is not about [whether or not I would] WANT to sing on next POISONBLACK album, but [rather] ...

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