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BONGZILLA Putting Finishing Touches On 'Amerijuanican'

BONGZILLA are nearing completion of the recording of "Amerijuanican", their third full-length album. BONGZILLA have finished recording at Coney Island Studios and are mixing at Butch Vig's Smart Studios (NIRVANA, GARBAGE, SMASHING PUMPKINS) in their hometown of Madison, Wisconsin with longtime engineer Wendy Schneider. "Amerijuanican" is scheduled to include tracks such as "Weedy Woman" (which ...

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TAPROOT Singer On New Album: 'We Weren't Sure If We Could Finish Due To Finances'

TAPROOT have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "Blue-Sky Research", due on August 16 via Velvet Hammer Music/Atlantic. 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). Download the album track "Facepeeler" in ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: 'With Teeth' Certified Gold

NINE INCH NAILS' "With Teeth" has been certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies. "With Teeth", which sold 271,563 copies of in the United States in its first week of release, was recorded in part at Sound City Studio in Van Nuys, Ca., and features ...

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Drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLIN Is 'Excited' About SMASHING PUMPKINS Reunion

Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has told Chicago Tribune that he's back in the reunited SMASHING PUMPKINS and is raring to go, according to MTV.com. Chamberlin is the first of PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan's former musical conspirators to confirm his return to the band. Whether guitarist James Iha and bassist D'Arcy Wretzky would follow suit, Chamberlin couldn't ...

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BILLY CORGAN To Reform SMASHING PUMPKINS

Reuters is reporting that singer Billy Corgan said on Tuesday (June 21) he plans to revive the SMASHING PUMPKINS, his Grammy-winning band which broke up in 2000 after more than a decade of blending alternative rock with the avant-garde. In full-page advertisements in Chicago newspapers, the bald-headed Corgan said, "I want my band ...

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TAPROOT: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new TAPROOT track, entitled "Facepeeler", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "Facepeeler" comes off the group's upcoming CD, "Blue-Sky Research", due on August 16 via Velvet Hammer/Atlantic. The follow-up to 2002's "Welcome", "Blue-Sky Research" was produced by Michael Beinhorn in Los Angeles and features guest appearances ...

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Mezmerize - SYSTEM OF A DOWN

SYSTEM OF A DOWN has done it again. With its third record (not including the "Steal This Album!" collection of leftovers from 2002), the band has created another work of thoroughly eccentric, tuneful, and heavy metallic rock that mixes a wide range of influences, adds a dash of loopy, surreal humor, and ends up being ...

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BILLY CORGAN: 'Walking Shade' Video Posted Online

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS/ZWAN leader Billy Corgan's video for the track "Walking Shade" has been posted online at Yahoo! Music. "Walking Shade" comes off Corgan's debut solo album, "TheFutureEmbrace", due out June 21 on Warner Bros. Records. "TheFutureEmbrace" was produced by Corgan along with Bjorn Thorsrud and Bon Harris, mixed by Alan Moulder and ...

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STRYPER Is 'Reborn'

The multi-platinum and Billboard-charting rock band STRYPER is back and set to release "Reborn" via Big3 Records on August 16, 2005. "Reborn" marks the band's first complete studio release of original material in over a decade, since 1990's "Against the Law", and features 10 original tracks marked by STRYPER's trademark blend of melodic vocals, heavy ...

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BILLY CORGAN To Kick Off World Tour In Early June

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS/ZWAN leader Billy Corgan will embark on a world tour June 1 in Portugal in support of his debut solo album, "TheFutureEmbrace", due out June 21 on Warner Bros. Records. Over the course of eight weeks, the modern rock pioneer and his band will visit intimate venues in 11 countries — the U.S., ...

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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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Hate.Malice.Revenge - ALL SHALL PERISH

Much is made of the mixing of hardcore and death or thrash metal, the term "metalcore" being beaten into the ground by critics and fans alike. At some point, you've got to look at it as nothing more than a band's influences coming together and being realized through the music that is created. I happen ...

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METAL CHURCH Begin Demoing New Material

METAL CHURCH have posted the following message on their official web site: "Hello again metal heads! It's been awhile since our last news post, but we have been BUSY! "October, November, and December of 2004 saw METAL CHURCH on a state-side tour supporting 'Weight of the World', and we want to once again thank ALL ...

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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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WET ANIMAL: TROUBLE Side-Project To Release Debut Album In May

WET ANIMAL, the Illinois-based quartet featuring TROUBLE members Rick Wartell (guitar) and Jeff "Oly" Olson (drums), will release their ten-song debut CD via Escapi in May. WET ANIMAL was created in the summer or 1999 by Wartell and vocalist Shane Pasqualla (hailing from West Virginia). They found very early into the project that they are ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

NINE INCH NAILS will be performing exclusive shows in select cities across the United States in April and May of 2005 in support of their new release, "With Teeth". Newly confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 27 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Apr. 28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Apr. 30 ...

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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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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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