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JANET JACKSON Thought MARILYN MANSON Was 'The Devil'

ContactMusic.com is reporting that Lisa-Marie Presley was forced to placate Janet Jackson at a high-profile party held for her former sister-in-law — because she was adamant guest Marilyn Manson was the "devil." The controversial shock rocker terrified Janet with his appearance, but the ex-wife of her troubled brother Michael greeted his presence with an entirely ...

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TAPROOT: New Album Due In August

Velvet Hammer/Atlantic has reportedly set an August 16 release date for the new TAPROOT album, entitled "Blue-Sky Research". The follow-up to 2002's "Welcome", "Blue-Sky Research" was produced by Michael Beinhorn in Los Angeles and features guest appearances by Billy Corgan (ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS) and Stephen Carpenter (DEFTONES). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "So ...

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Former SMASHING PUMPKINS Leader To Release Debut Solo Album

Billy Corgan, one of alternative modern rock's most compelling artists, is set to release his debut solo album "TheFutureEmbrace" June 21 on Warner Bros. Records. Over shadowy guitar lines and beautifully lush cascades of sound, Corgan warmly and vividly delivers pure expressions of love and devotion in the face of uncertainty, doubt and sorrow. He'll ...

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TAPROOT: Teaser Site For New Album Launched

A teaser site for the new TAPROOT album, "Blue-Sky Research", has been launched at this location. The follow-up to 2002's "Welcome", "Blue-Sky Research" was produced by Michael Beinhorn in Los Angeles and features guest appearances by Billy Corgan (ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS) and Stephen Carpenter (DEFTONES). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "So ...

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KID ROCK Pulls Out Of Charity Concert

In Touch magazine reports that KID ROCK pulled out of a charity event thrown by Chris Chelios of the Detroit Red Wings at the House of Blues in Chicago recently, even though hundreds of fans shelled out $80 to see him perform. Rock told fans coming into the venue that he was "getting out of ...

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POISON Singer: 'Every Rose' Is The 'Freebird' Of Our Generation

Jeff Vrabel of the Chicago Sun-Times writes: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", POISON's quintessential breakup song of the glitzy '80s — that lighter-waving weeper, occasional prom theme and karaoke nightmare — is the Godzilla of the monster ballads, demolishing all others in its path (In the interest of fairness, we'll call BON JOVI's "I'll Be ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE's HOWERDEL Slams BILLY CORGAN Over IHA Comments

A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Billy Howerdel has slammed former SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan over his recent disparaging comments against ex-PUMPKINS/current A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist James Iha, calling Corgan "sick" and speculating that he " probably has seven therapists telling him seven different things." In a February posting to his official web site, Corgan blamed ...

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