ZWAN Land At #3 On BILLBOARD Album Chart

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, are the highest debuting act on the next Billboard 200 albums chart, having sold 90,025 copies of their debut album, "Mary Star of ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY, L7 Featured In Independent Movie

MOTÖRHEAD legend Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister and members of L7 and the NYMPHS are featured in the movie "Down and Out With the Dolls", an independent film written and directed by Kurt Voss about the trials and tribulations of a female alt-rock band. It opens in Los Angeles on March 11 and hits screens across the ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Revise Live Album Track Listing

Britain's PITCHSHIFTER have revised the track listing to their upcoming live CD, "Bootlegged, Distorted, Remixed & Uploaded". According to the band's official web site, 'SHIFTER favourite "Triad" (from the 1993 Earache Records album "Desensitized") has now been added to the disc. An exuberant Mark Clayden (bass) had this to say: "A lot of fans were ...

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STRATOVARIUS: Charting High In Europe

STRATOVARIUS's latest album, "Elements Part I", entered the French Album Chart at position #42, German Album Chart at position #27, and Swiss Album Chart at position #91. As previously reported, the CD landed at No. 2 in Finland during its first week of release. ...

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COLD Select First Single From 'Year of the Spider'

COLD have set "Stupid Girl" as the first single off their upcoming album, "Year of the Spider", due on April 29 through Geffen Records. As previously reported, "Year Of The Spider" was recorded in part at Bay 7 Studios in Los Angeles, California with producer Howard Benson (SEPULTURA, P.O.D., SKINDRED) and includes the track "Kurt", ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Announce Finnish Dates

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have lined up the following dates during March/April: Mar. 20 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia Mar. 21 - Jyväskylä, FIN @ Lutakko Mar. 22 - Vaasa, FIN @ Hullupullo Apr. 17 - Turku, FIN @ Säätämö Apr. 18 - Kuortane, FIN @ Nuorisoseura Apr. 20 - Evijärvi, FIN @ Nuorisoseura ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Manager Says No Press Conference Is Planned

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews has shot down a widely-circulated rumor that PRIEST are planning a press conference on March 1 to announce a reunion with former singer Rob Halford. "We have not planned a press conference for 1st March or any other date!!" Andrews said. "The guys are all working on new material ...

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