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SMASHING PUMPKINS Unveil New Lineup At Paris Concert

Taking the stage for the first time since December 2, 2000, SMASHING PUMPKINS drew a rapturous response tonight (May 22) from 2,200 fans who packed the historic and elegantly appointed Grand Rex in Paris, France. It was the much-anticipated first stop on the band's world tour, and tickets for the intimate and wide-ranging three-hour show ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Overloading TicketWeb Servers

MTV.com reports: When tickets for the SMASHING PUMPKINS' nine-night residency at Asheville, North Carolina's Orange Peel went on sale Sunday, TicketWeb servers weren't able to handle the load, and the demand for tickets crashed the site, bringing sales to a halt. Tickets will now be sold via Ticketmaster instead, but Orange Peel spokeswoman Liz Whalen ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS: New Single Snippet Available

A 30-second snippet of the new SMASHING PUMPKINS single, "Tarantula", has been posted online at AOL Music. The song, which is expected to go for radio adds next Monday, will appear on the band's first album since 2000, titled "Zeitgeist", due July 10 via Martha's Music/Reprise. As previously reported, the PUMPKINS will play ...

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Switzerland's GREENFIELD FESTIVAL: More Bands Announced

More bands have been confirmed for the Greenfield Festival, set to take place June 15-17 in Interlaken, Switzerland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 30 SECONDS TO MARS DIE HAPPY FIVE O'CLOCK HEROES FLOGGING MOLLY FRANK BLACK HAYSEED DIXIE HEAD AUTOMATICA HINDER HOUSTON SWING ENGINE ILL NINO INCUBUS ITCHY POOPZKID JULIETTE & THE ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Robbed

According to MTV.com, Joshua Kuhl of Madison, Wisconsin, and Simon Brown of Rockford, Illinois, allegedly broke into a Chicago rehearsal space being used by the SMASHING PUMPKINS on Friday night and made off with three guitar picks and 39 photographs that police suspect the men may have tried to sell online, according to ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Perform With SMASHING PUMPKINS

Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) will appear as special guest of SMASHING PUMPKINS at two major festivals in Germany — June 2 at Rock am Ring in Nürburgring and June 3 at Rock im Park in Nürnberg. Uli will join the band during the encores and will guest on a couple of songs. As previously reported, ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Tribute To Feature DEFTONES, Others

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEFTONES, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, PANIC! AT THE DISCO, +44 and THE BRAVERY are among the artists reportedly slated to contribute to a new SMASHING PUMPKINS tribute album. The project will be issued by MySpace Records, the label started by the popular social networking site about two years ago. According to ...

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Calls It Quits

Phoenix-based extreme metal band ABIGAIL WILLIAMS has called it quits. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "ABIGAIL WILLIAMS has decided to disband. It's no secret that the band has had more than its fair share of lineup problems and the time has now come to close the doors. The MySpace page ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS: 'Zeitgeist' Track Listing Revealed

Jonathan Cohen of Billboard.com reports that the SMASHING PUMPKINS have finalized the track listing for "Zeitgeist", their first album since 2000. Due July 7 via Martha's Music/Reprise, "Zeitgeist" was produced by mainman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, with Roy Thomas Baker and Terry Date working separately on various tracks, and represents the ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Pushes Back 'Libertad' Release Date

Launch Radio Networks reports: VELVET REVOLVER has pushed back the release of its second album, "Libertad", to late June, sources have told Launch. An exact arrival date for the disc has yet to be determined. Although it was never officially confirmed, June 5 was widely reported as the record's initial release date. In other news, ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Among LIVE EARTH Headliners

SMASHING PUMPKINS are one of the sixteen headliners whose names were announced as being part of the the U.S. leg of the 7-continent, 24-hour Live Earth concerts on 7/7/07. The concert will be held at Giants Stadium in New Jersey, Live Earth Founder and Executive Producer Kevin Wall said. Tickets for the show go on ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Added To U.S. VIRGIN FESTIVAL

VELVET REVOLVER has been confirmed for the U.S. Virgin Festival, scheduled for August 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Also slated to appear are THE POLICE, SMASHING PUMPKINS and the BEASTIE BOYS. More lineup announcements and information about ticket sales are expected over the coming weeks. VELVET REVOLVER will launch live assault with a ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS: New Lineup Revealed?

According to a posting on Buddyhead.com, the latest additions to the "reunited' SMASHING PUMPKINS are bassist Ginger Reyes (ex-HALO FRIENDLIES) and guitarist Jeff Schroeder (ex-THE LASSIE FOUNDATION). So far there has been no official confirmation of the new members' identities, although original guitarist James Iha did reveal to RollingStone.com this past ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS: More Tour Dates Announced

SMASHING PUMPKINS have announced their first live performance since December 2, 2000 — a very special and intimate theatre show to take place May 22 in Paris, France at the historic and elegantly appointed Grand Rex. Tickets will go on sale April 11. This marks the first time the SMASHING PUMPKINS will unveil songs from ...

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Reunited SMASHING PUMPKINS To Make Live Debut In Paris

The reunited SMASHING PUMPKINS will play their first show on May 22 at the Grand Rex in Paris, France. Tickets go on sale April 11. The SMASHING PUMPKINS have added a new and slightly odd wrinkle to the release plans for the band's comeback album, "Zeitgeist", which is due to arrive on July 7. The ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS To Headline U.S. VIRGIN FESTIVAL In Baltimore

SMASHING PUMPKINS have been announced as one of the headliners of the U.S. Virgin Festival, scheduled for August 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Also slated to appear are THE POLICE and the BEASTIE BOYS. More lineup announcements and information about ticket sales are expected over the coming weeks. The festival appearance marks the ...

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Rock The Rebel / Metal the Devil - VOLBEAT

Denmark's VOLBEAT exploded onto the European scene with a smashing debut called "The Strength/The Sound/The Songs" that was reviewed by yours truly on this very site (7.5/10). The band's spirited blend of Elvis Presley vocals (from vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen), hard rockin' riffs, '60s-style melodies, and just a hint of punk rock on that album was ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS To Rock Toronto's VIRGIN FESTIVAL

According to Canada.com, SMASHING PUMPKINS and BJÖRK will headline the second annual Virgin Festival in Toronto later this year. The festival, staged by Virgin Mobile Canada, takes place Sept. 8 and 9 on Toronto Island. Other acts scheduled to rock the event are THE KILLERS, INTERPOL, PAOLO NUTINI, AMY WINEHOUSE, TOKYO POLICE CLUB ...

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MASTODON To Team Up With AGAINST ME! For U.S. Tour

The hottest double bill of the spring kicks off May 1 with a coast-to-coast U.S. tour featuring MASTODON and AGAINST ME! Both bands will be fresh off their own headlining tours and ready to rock their fans. Progressive rock quartet MASTODON, who hail from Atlanta, GA, will be playing songs from their critically acclaimed current ...

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Begins Work On Full-Length Debut

Having recently completed their first national tour alongside DARK FUNERAL and ENSLAVED, Phoenix-based ABIGAIL WILLIAMS starts work on its full-length debut this week. The band is expected to finish tracking in early April, with the as-yet-untitled album to be mixed and completed by early May. The band's EP, "Legend", was released Stateside on January 23. ...

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