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SMASHING PUMPKINS, MARILYN MANSON, SLAYER Confirmed For Switzerland's GREENFIELD FESTIVAL

SMASHING PUMPKINS, MARILYN MANSON and SLAYER 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: SMASHING PUMPKINS MARILYN MANSON INCUBUS SLAYER BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE THE HIVES FLOGGING MOLLY ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES NAVEL SNITCH For more information, ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirmed For Austria's NOVA ROCK Festival

SMASHING PUMPKINS has been confirmed for the Nova Rock festival, set to take place June 15-17 on the Pannonia Fields in Burgenland, the easternmost federal state of Austria (near Nickelsdorf and the Hungarian and Slovak borders). The PUMPKINS will perform on June 15. Also scheduled to appear are SLAYER, LORDI, STONE SOUR, PAPA ROACH, PEARL ...

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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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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Seeks Keyboard Player

Phoenix-based extreme metal band ABIGAIL WILLIAMS is in need of a keyboard player for its upcoming U.S. tour with DARK FUNERAL and ENSLAVED. Submissions will be taken via email at [email protected] The band will provide all applicants with keyboard tablature once they've accepted your initial interest. Applicants must be: * Able to learn six songs ...

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Suck Out the Poison - HE IS LEGEND

The first thing that strikes you about HE IS LEGEND is the unexpected sound of Schuyler Croom's melodic vocals — a little hoarse, kinda bluesy, he doesn't sound a damn thing like you'd expect a modern metal singer to. (Nerdy-critic reference #1: he bears an uncanny resemblance to the guy from ATOMIC OPERA! Nerdy-critic reference ...

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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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HOPESFALL Begins Recording New Abum

HOPESFALL has just entered Vudu Studios in Long Island, NY with producer Mike Watts (AS CITIES BURN, AS TALL AS LIONS) to begin recording the follow-up to 2004's "A-Types". The band revealed that they have been working on new material for close to a year and fans should expect a further progression in their sound. ...

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Debut EP Release Date Set

Candlelight Records has set a January 23 North American release date for ABIGAIL WILLIAMS' "Legend". The limited-edition five-song EP is the territory's formal introduction to the Phoenix-based extreme metal band and coincides with the band's first national American tour; the band participating on Candlelight's upcoming (and highly anticipated) label tour featuring co-headliners DARK FUNERAL and ...

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CRUCIFIST Announces Dates With CELTIC FROST, HIRAX

Rochester, New York-based "'70s black metal" band CRUCIFIST — which features in its ranks bassist Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, BRUTAL TRUTH, THE RAVENOUS) as well as Mike Waske (drums ORODRUIN), John Gallo (guitar ORODRUIN, BLIZARO) and Ron Blackwell (vocals) — has lined up the following live dates: Nov. 07 - Rochester, NY - The Penny ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Rocks The Cradle (Gently)

According to TheCelebrityCafe.com, Baby Rock Records has set an October 31 release date for "Lullaby Renditions of Led Zeppelin", a collection of some of LED ZEPPELIN's biggest classics made into mellow lullabies for the kiddies. Baby Rock Records' "Rockabye Baby!" series of albums that transform the songs of some of rock music's most ...

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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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METALLICA, TOOL, NIRVANA Rocking Babies To Sleep

The Associated Press reports: If you know nothing about METALLICA, "Enter Sandman" does sound like it could be the title of a lullaby. A company called Baby Rock Records has created lullaby versions of songs by METALLICA, COLDPLAY and RADIOHEAD. Executive producer Valerie Aiello said her company did the lullaby tributes because they love the ...

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Live Apocalypse - ARCH ENEMY

Bands could learn a thing or two from ARCH ENEMY about releasing a debut DVD. The Swedish metal giants do pretty much everything right on the double-DVD "Live Apocalypse". Diving right in, Disc 1 contains the DVD's main feature, an outstanding live set recorded at the London Forum on December 17th, 2004. The 18-song performance ...

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VELVET REVOLVER, DEFTONES, ALICE IN CHAINS Members Featured On BEATLES Compilation

On October 24, 2006, Restless Records will release "Butchering The Beatles" — featuring the biggest, the baddest, the heaviest all-star line-up ever assembled to honor what is arguably the greatest band ever — THE BEATLES. All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs. Produced by Grammy award-winning ...

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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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METALLICA On 'The Simpsons': Photo Available

METALLICA's much-anticipated appearance on "The Simpsons" will air as the program's season premiere on September 10, 2006 on the Fox network. Check out a photo at this location. The four members of METALLICA recorded their voices for the program last September. METALLICA joins a long list of artists who have been featured on ...

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