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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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