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Former ZWAN Drummer Says Opening For IRON MAIDEN Was A Mistake

ContactMusic.com is reporting that former ZWAN drummer Jimmy Chamberlain blames the band's fall from grace on their failure to capture a faithful following. Chamberlain — also a member of defunct outfit SMASHING PUMPKINS — admits ZWAN's decision to support heavy rockers IRON MAIDEN confused fans of their commercially-themed album "Mary Star of the Sea". He ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Comments On GRAMMY Win, Performing BEATLES Classic

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland spoke to the Associated Press about the group's unexpected win at this past weekend's Grammy Awards, where the group were honored with an award in the Best Hard Rock Performance category (for "Slither"). "Everyone kind of counted us out from the very beginning," he said. "But we came out smashing ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: Tour Dates Announced

NINE INCH NAILS have announced the following dates via their official web site: Mar. 23 - Fresno, CA @ William Saroyan Mar. 24 - Reno, NV @ Reno Hilton Mar. 25 - Davis, CA @ Freeborn Hall at UC Davis Mar. 30 – London, UK @ Astoria Mar. 30 – London, UK @ Astoria May ...

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NINE INCH NAILS To Headline COACHELLA

NINE INCH NAILS and COLDPLAY will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, according to Billboard.com. The fest will also feature reunion performances by pioneering rock acts GANG OF FOUR, THE COCTEAU TWINS and BAUHAUS, as well as the ...

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TRENT REZNOR Comments On New NINE INCH NAILS Lineup

NINE INCH NAILS mainman Trent Reznor has confirmed the group's new touring lineup as the following: Aaron North (ex-THE ICARUS LINE) – Guitar Jerome Dillon – Drums Jeordie White (A PERFECT CIRCLE, ex-MARILYN MANSON) – Bass Alessandro Cortini - Keyboards Commented Trent, "I am very excited about this and we fucking sound great. I've been ...

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NINE INCH NAILS Announce New Guitarist

According to a posting at The NIN Hotline, NINE INCH NAILS have announced the addition of guitarist Aaron North, formerly of THE ICARUS LINE, to the group's ranks. The rest of NINE INCH NAILS' current touring lineup is believed to include drummer Jerome Dillon, bassist Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez, A PERFECT CIRCLE, ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: 'With Teeth' Gets A Release Date

According to a representative at Universal in Sweden, NINE INCH NAILS' new album, "With Teeth", will be released in Europe on May 2 — presumably one day ahead of its North American release date (as is common practice for established international recording artists). As previously reported, "With Teeth" will contain 12 tracks, and is said ...

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MESHUGGAH: New Album Nearing Completion

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have issued the following update on their current activities: "Hi, all, and sorry for this extremely long time of no updates about [teh new album] 'Catch 33'! "Nah.. we're not sorry actually, you should know us by now... and we got more important things to do than write useless information ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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TONY IOMMI And GLENN HUGHES Working On New Album

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and occasional collaborator Glenn Hughes are recording a new album, which they hope to release in 2005. Iommi told Launch that the pair — who recently released some recordings they made together in 1996 — will resume working in December and finish early in ...

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GUANO APES: Digipak Version Of New Single To Include Two Previously Unreleased Tracks

GUANO APES' brand new single, "Break the Line" (video) will be released on Monday, November 15 in two different versions — a standard three-track version and as a limited-edition five-track digipak featuring two previously unreleased tracks, "Stay" and "Underwear". Commented guitarist Henning Rümenapp: "We got together at the beginning of the year thinking ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announce Headlining Dates

MONSTER MAGNET have announced several headlining gigs in December. Support at all shows will come from New York City rockers SLUNT. The dates are as follows: Dec. 06 - Colorado Springs, CO @ 32 Blue Dec. 09 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club Dec. 10 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club Dec. ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: With Teeth

NINE INCH NAILS have apparently set "With Teeth" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in March 2005. The follow-up to 1999's "The Fragile", which previously carried the working title of "Bleedthrough", is currently being mixed with Alan Moulder (THE CURE, SMASHING PUMPKINS) and the final track listing is being discussed and determined, ...

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ORGY's 'Vague' Video Is A 'Smashing Success'

MVWire.com is reporting that ORGY's new music video for "Vague" has been a smashing success. "Vague" is currently #1 on the charts for rock/alternative music videos, according to CVC reports. "Vague" was directed by 1171 Production Group's Michael Sarna, who has worked with artists such as SMASHMOUTH, COUNTING CROWS, ANTHRAX, BLINK-182, and 50 ...

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AC/DC Singer To Perform At Los Angeles Club Tonight

According to an online posting by Hollywood promoter Happenin' Harry, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson will be performing at The Joint in West Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, September 29. Johnson and "friends" are expected to run through a set of AC/DC classics and other selections beginning at 10:00 p.m. Also appearing on the bill will ...

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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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