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BILLY CORGAN Not Likely To Put Full SMASHING PUMPKINS Together Again

Launch Radio Networks reports: It's looking more and more likely that the relaunched SMASHING PUMPKINS will not include original members James Iha on guitar and D'Arcy Wretzky on bass. PUMPKINS manager Paul Geary hinted at a different formation in comments he made to MTV.com, saying, "I've been involved with bands whose members can't stand each ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS: New Demos Leaked?

According to MTV.com, four supposed SMASHING PUMPKINS demo tracks have been making the rounds on numerous file-sharing web sites — but the authenticity of the tunes remains to be seen. The songs — "Collapsing Cities", "The Restless Word", "Siam Mais" and "In the Eyes Beholding" — were leaked as "The Baker Demos". The reunited band ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Drummer Checks In From Studio

According to MTV.com, SMASHING PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has updated fans of the reunited rockers on the progress of the band's comeback album in a post on the PUMPKINS' MySpace page. "We are moving along nicely in the studio," the drummer wrote. "[Mainman Billy Corgan] pulled off a magnificent guitar symphony last night and it ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Break Silence On New Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: The SMASHING PUMPKINS have broken the silence surrounding the band's first new album since its break-up in 2000. Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin — or least someone with the initials "JC" writing under the heading "Jimmy's Love Letters" — has posted two messages to the band's MySpace page regarding the progress of the ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Teaming With MySpace To Help Sudan

ALICE IN CHAINS is among more than 20 bands set to perform Oct. 21 in different cities across North America as part of MySpace.com's Rock for Darfur initiative to help the battle-torn region of Sudan. AIC will take the stage in Winston-Salem, N.C., and a portion of profits from the gig will benefit the Oxfam ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Begin Recording New Album

SMASHING PUMPKINS have entered a studio with producer Roy Thomas Baker to record their first album since 1999, according to a new post on the band's web site. Baker produced QUEEN's "A Night at the Opera", which included their classic "Bohemian Rhapsody", and also has THE CARS, JOURNEY and CHEAP TRICK on his lengthy résumé. ...

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