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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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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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