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BILLY CORGAN Blasts PEARL JAM, FOO FIGHTERS

According to The Pulse Of Radio, SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan blasted PEARL JAM and FOO FIGHTERS in a new interview with Howard Stern, saying that neither band matched the early '90s accomplishments of either the PUMPKINS or NIRVANA. About PEARL JAM, Corgan said, "I don't think they have the songs. I think you stack ...

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BILLY CORGAN: Playing Nothing But The 'Hits' On The 'Oldies Circuit' Is 'Like A Form Of Slow-Motion Suicide'

SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan says that bands who continue to play nothing but their "hits" without releasing new music and creatively pushing the envelope are committing "slow-motion suicide." The SMASHING PUMPKINS' new album, "Monuments To An Elegy", which is being released December 9, is described as "an album within an album," part of their ...

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STEVEN TYLER And NUNO BETTENCOURT Perform EXTREME's 'More Than Words' At KINGS OF CHAOS Press Conference (Video)

AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and EXTREME's Nuno Bettencourt performed an impromptu rendition of EXTREME's "More Than Words" during yesterday's (December 2) KINGS OF CHAOS press conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Check out video footage below. KINGS OF CHAOS is the touring project featuring former and current members of AEROSMITH, GUNS N' ROSES, ZZ TOP, CHEAP ...

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You Can Now Own 'Share' Of TESTAMENT Song 'Native Blood'

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT are giving fans a chance to own shares of the song "Native Blood" from the band's 2012 album "Dark Roots Of Earth". Before now, the only people who owned songs were music industry insiders. Now, TESTAMENT and the New York Rock Exchange are allowing you to have ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Featuring RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's BRAD WILK: Video Footage Of Live Debut

SMASHING PUMPKINS' new lineup — featuring RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE drummer Brad Wilk and KILLERS bassist Mark Stoermer — made its live debut this past Wednesday night (November 26) at Chicago's Thalia Hall. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. SMASHING PUMPKINS' new album, "Monuments To An Elegy", is due out December ...

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BILLY CORGAN Lashes Out At Pop Stars 'Doing Porn'

According to The Pulse Of Radio, SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan has declared that the public have "had it" with super-sexy videos. Corgan told the London Evening Standard, "I have a strange sense that people have had it with pop. I can't compete with somebody who's doing porn. The person who does porn for their ...

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…The Stories We Could Tell - MR. BIG

MR. BIG fans have been rejoicing by the group's steady output of albums since the 2008 one-off reunion featuring Paul Gilbert and his band mates including one-time guitarist Richie Kotzen. MR. BIG is only blowing up the charts in Japan and other ports overseas, but that doesn't stop them from releasing quality albums as if ...

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FOO FIGHTERS' 'Sonic Highways' Enters BILLBOARD Chart At No. 2

FOO FIGHTERS' new studio album, "Sonic Highways", sold around 190,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on November 10 via Roswell/RCA. "Sonic Highways" was recorded in eight different iconic studios in eight different cities ...

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Documentary About TWISTED SISTER's Early Days To Receive World Premiere This Month

"We Are Twisted F*cking Sister!", the long-awaited movie about TWISTED SISTER's club days by German filmmaker Andrew Horn, will receive a world premiere at Amsterdam's IDFA ( International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), known as the biggest documentary festival in the world. Featured as part of IDFA's Music Documentary series, the TWISTED movie's first showing, on ...

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DANKO JONES To Release 'Fire Music' In February

Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based rockers DANKO JONES will release their new album, "Fire Music", on February 10, 2015 as a digipack CD and vinyl LP. The effort was helmed by Juno Award-winning producer Eric Ratz (BILLY TALENT, MONSTER TRUCK, CANCER BATS). A snippet of the new DANKO JONES track "Gonna Be A Fight Tonight" can be ...

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SURVIVOR Singer JIMI JAMISON's Death Due, In Part, To Methamphetamine Use

SURVIVOR frontman Jimi Jamison died of methamphetamine intoxication and a stroke, according to autopsy results released on Tuesday, November 11. The coroner ruled the death accidental. "Acute methamphetamine intoxication" contributed to a "hemorrhagic stroke of the brain," states the report by the Shelby County medical examiner. "Postmortem femoral blood toxicology showed a toxic to lethal ...

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FOO FIGHTERS' 'Sonic Highways' Projected To Sell 200K First Week

FOO FIGHTERS' new studio album, "Sonic Highways", is likely to sell around 200,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on November 10 via Roswell/RCA. The chart will ...

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GUS G.: 'Long Way Down' Video Released

"Long Way Down", the new video from Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, can be seen below. The clip was shot by acclaimed director and Gus' longtime creative partner Patric Ullaeus (IN FLAMES, WITHIN ...

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Ex-STATIC-X Guitarist KOICHI FUKUDA Is 'Sad And Angry' He Will Never Be Able To Reconcile With WAYNE STATIC

Former STATIC-X guitarist Koichi Fukuda (pictured) has released the following statement regarding the passing of ex-STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static: "I am still trying to process the sad fact that I’ve lost my dear old friend, Wayne Richard Wells. He was an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, very special person and also a very gifted artist with a clear ...

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