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Nerve Damage - SKINLAB

Despite having only three full albums in the can, these Bay Area die-hards have lovingly pieced together a two-disc celebration of their decade-long tenure, featuring demos, remixes, out-of-print EPs and all the kind of stuff lying around cassette drawers. Basically all the material you'd hope fans would go out and buy because they love you ...

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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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MELISSA AUF DER MAUR To Support THE OFFSPRING In North America

Former HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur will support THE OFFSPRING on their North American tour beginning May 11 in Minneapolis, according to Billboard.com. Auf Der Maur will be on the road to promote her solo debut, "Auf Der Maur", due on May 18 through Capitol Records. "We did a three-week tour in Europe ...

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MELISSA AUF DER MAUR Cancels Los Angeles Show

Former HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf der Maur was forced to cancel her show Tuesday (March 23) at Spaceland in Los Angeles following the unexpected death of her grandmother. The following is Melissa's official statement on the matter: "I regret to announce that we have cancelled our show this Tuesday at Spaceland in Los Angeles. ...

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TAPROOT Collaborate With BILLY CORGAN, DEFTONES' CARPENTER

TAPROOT recently collaborated with former SMASHING PUMPKINS/ZWAN mainman Billy Corgan on material for the group's upcoming third Velvet Hammer/Atlantic album. "We went to meet Billy hoping to learn how to approach songwriting in a new way," drummer Jared Montague told Billboard.com. "We ended up getting about a year's worth of music and life education in ...

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SKINLAB To Release 2-CD Set Of Rarities, Alternate Mixes

In a celebration of the Oakland-based SKINLAB's decade-long career, they will release a double-disc set, entitled "Nerve Damage" on April 20 through Century Media Records. This set comprises 34 tracks, including two new cuts, "Losing All" and "Beneath The Surface", alongside previously unreleased demo tracks, alternate mixes of such classics as "When Pain Comes To ...

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MELISSA AUF DER MAUR To Make U.K. Solo Debut In February

Former HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf der Maur will make her U.K. live debut as a solo artist on February 16 at the Carling Islington Academy in London. Auf Der Maur will release her self-titled debut album internationally on February 2, and in the U.K. on March 1 through Capitol Records. The single, "Followed The ...

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TO MY SURPRISE: Audio Interview Posted Online

TO MY SURPRISE, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. The Clown), were interviewed by Steve Robinson of "That One Show" on Arizona's KASC The Blaze 1260 AM radio station on December 3. Listen to the interview in two parts in Real Media format at this location. TO MY SURPRISE's self-titled ...

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COLLAPSING LUNGS To Reunite For One-Off Concert

South Florida rap/metal legends COLLAPSING LUNGS will reunite for a one-night-only engagement at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale on Friday, December 26. Long before KORN, LIMP BIZKIT and LINKIN PARK made it big, the members of South Florida's own COLLAPSING LUNGS were making music history by combining metal, industrial, hard core and hip hop ...

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ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, THIN ...

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Ex-HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS Bassist To Release Solo Album In February

Ex-HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur will release her self-titled debut album in February through Capitol Records. The CD, which was produced by MASTERS OF REALITY mainman Chris Goss at several studios, including Stratosphere in New York City (owned by former SMASHING PUMPKINS and current A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist James Iha), will feature guest ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Guitarist Grows Monster Pumpkins

Former FAITH NO MORE guitarist Jim Martin, who has reinvented himself as a pumpkin grower, won for the heaviest pumpkin grown in California at the 30th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, which was held on October 13 in Half Moon Bay, California. Martin took fourth place overall with his 1,064-pound pumpkin (photo), ...

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Former SMASHING PUMPKINS Leader Guests On New BLINDSIDE CD

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS/ZWAN leader Billy Corgan has contributed guitar to a song on Swedish rock band BLINDSIDE's forthcoming album, according to Billboard.com. "Billy Corgan heard a song, flipped out, and asked if he could play guitar on the record," the band's manager, Tim Cook, told the magazine. BLINDSIDE guitarist Simon Grenehed flew to Chicago, where ...

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INFECTIOUS GROOVES: Studio Update

INFECTIOUS GROOVES, the funkadelic side project of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir, have posted the following update on the songwriting/recording sessions for their new album: "INFECTIOUS GROOVES has been writing songs for the new CD and will start pre-production tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday. Saturday and Sunday we'll all be busy working on STudio and Saturday ...

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TO MY SURPRISE: Video Posted Online

TO MY SURPRISE's video for the track "In The Mood" has been posted online at this location. "In The Mood" comes off TO MY SURPRISE's self-titled debut album, due on October 7 through Roadrunner Records. "To My Surprise" was produced by the legendary Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, ...

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BILLY CORGAN Says ZWAN Are No More

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan has confirmed that his latest band, ZWAN, are no more, according to Dotmusic.com. Speaking to U.S. radio station WGN-Ch 9, Corgan said he had disbanded the group, suggesting that the experience had became mundane. "My heart was in SMASHING PUMPKINS," he explained. "I really enjoyed my experience with ZWAN, ...

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TO MY SURPRISE: Music Posted Online

TO MY SURPRISE, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. The Clown), have posted a track called "Get It To Go" in streaming Real Audio at this location. "Get It To Go" comes off TO MY SURPRISE's self-titled debut album, due on October 7 through Roadrunner Records. "To My Surprise" was ...

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Former NINE INCH NAILS Man To Remix P.O.D. (Again)

Former NINE INCH NAILS member Chris Vrenna has signed on to create his third remix for P.O.D. for the track "We Will" from their upcoming CD, "Payable On Death", according to Undercover News. Vrenna has worked with P.O.D. previously on movie soundtracks, remixing "Set It Off" for "The Scorpion King" soundtrack as well as "The ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE's HOWERDEL Says The New Bandmembers Have Injected 'Fresh Life Into Things'

A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Billy Howerdel recently spoke to Canada's Chart Attack about the addition to the group's ranks of ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS guitarist James Iha and ex-MARILYN MANSON bassist Jeordie "Twiggy Ramirez" White. "I couldn't have asked for a smoother transition," he said. "And without trying to sound cocky, this is certainly some very complex ...

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Bassist PAZ LENCHANTIN Rejoins A PERFECT CIRCLE At Chicago Gig

Bassist Paz Lenchantin made a surprise appearance with her former A PERFECT CIRCLE bandmates during the group's headlining gig at Cabaret Metro in Chicago Sunday night (August 10). Lenchantin reportedly played violin during her brief appearance and hugged guitarist Billy Howerdel when she was done. Singer Maynard James Keenan then called her over to him, ...

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