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Former SMASHING PUMPKINS Guitarist To Join A PERFECT CIRCLE?

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS guitarist James Iha has reportedly been approached to replace Danny Lohner (NINE INCH NAILS) in the current A PERFECT CIRCLE lineup. According to Australia's Undercover News, Iha — who has remained relatively low-key since the breakup of SMASHING PUMPKINS — became "suddenly available" just as A PERFECT CIRCLE were about to audition ...

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ZWAN Cancel European Dates

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and ex-A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, have cancelled the remainder of their European tour due to "family reasons." No other details are currently available. ...

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ZWAN To Explore Folk Roots With Alter-Ego Project

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, will record an album and a DVD this fall with their acoustic alter-ego project DJALI ZWAN. An early 2004 release is expected. "We're ...

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ZWAN Confirmed For Germany's ROCK AM RING, ROCK IN PARK Festivals

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals, scheduled to take place ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Announce Lineup Changes Galore

As first reported here on Feb. 7, former MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez (a.k.a. Jeordie White) has now officially replaced Paz Lenchantin in A PERFECT CIRCLE. In addition, the band have announced that guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen has left the group to become a full-time member of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and ...

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Ex-MARILYN MANSON Bassist Joins A PERFECT CIRCLE?

Former MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez is strongly rumored to have joined A PERFECT CIRCLE as a replacement for Paz Lenchantin. Lenchantin is believed to have left the group last year in order to become a full-time member of ZWAN, the band led by ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan. A PERFECT CIRCLE are currently working ...

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ZWAN Land At #3 On BILLBOARD Album Chart

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, are the highest debuting act on the next Billboard 200 albums chart, having sold 90,025 copies of their debut album, "Mary Star of ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Arrested At London Airport

Former HOLE singer Courtney Love was arrested today (Feb. 4) at Heathrow Airport in London after being "verbally abusive" to cabin crew. She was held as she landed on a transatlantic flight from Los Angeles, Virgin Atlantic said. She had been travelling in Virgin's Upper Class cabin when she allegedly became disruptive and the captain ...

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ZWAN: Live Photos Posted Online

Several photos taken during ZWAN's performance at their album release party at The Museum Of Science And Industry in Chicago, Illinois have been posted online at this location. ZWAN feature in their ranks former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and ...

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ZWAN Cover IRON MAIDEN Classic On Upcoming Single

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan's new band, ZWAN, have recorded a cover of the IRON MAIDEN classic "Number of the Beast" for inclusion on their upcoming "Honestly" single. The three-track CD will also feature the non-album track "Freedom Ain't What It Used To Be". ZWAN, whose lineup is completed by ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, ...

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BILLY CORGAN Writes With LISA MARIE PRESLEY

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS and current ZWAN frontman Billy Corgan has co-written a song called "Savior" with LISA MARIE PRESLEY for the latter's upcoming debut album, due in stores April 8. Presley, of course, is the daughter of late music legend ELVIS PRESLEY. Meanwhile, ZWAN's "Honestly" video has been posted on the band's official site at ...

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ZWAN Debut To Include Limited-Edition DVD

A limited-edition pressing of ZWAN's debut album, "Mary Star of the Sea", will include a bonus DVD, featuring 35 minutes of behind the scenes footage of the band recording the album and an interview with each member. Chicago-based ZWAN is the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former ...

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ZWAN Name Debut, Set Release Date

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, have set "Mary Star of the Sea" as the title for their debut effort, due on Jan. 28 through Reprise Records. The album's ...

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ZWAN Single Posted Online

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, have posted their new single, "Honestly", online at this location. "Honestly" comes off the group's debut album, due in early 2003 ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Make Live Debut

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), will make their live debut at the end of December in Southern ...

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ZWAN Ink Deal With REPRISE RECORDS

Chicago-based ZWAN, featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, have inked a deal with Reprise Records. The group's already-completed debut album is expected to surface early next year. In the meantime, ZWAN will be making ...

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Former SMASHING PUMPKINS Frontman Completes Work On ZWAN Debut

Chicago-based ZWAN, featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, are nearly done recording their debut studio album. "The ZWAN album is just about done and we are all very excited and proud that we were ...

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Christian Metal Fans 'Raise Hell' In Church

Christian "nu metal" band GRYP recently played a show at the First Church of God in Lancaster, California, and the band's fans raised hell in the church, even smashing some of the pews to pieces. Drummer Mike Sharp says fans were jumping off the church stage and onto the pews and moshing like they would ...

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THE LAST HARD MEN Enter Japanese Album Charts

The debut CD from Sebastian Bach's THE LAST HARD MEN — the former SKID ROW frontman's 1995 collaboration with Jimmy Chamberlin (drums, ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS), Kelley Deal (bass, ex-BREEDERS), and Jimmy Flemion (guitar, THE FROGS) — reportedly entered the Japanese Top 50 Album chart at position #22. ...

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JERRY CANTRELL, SEVENDUST Exchange Insults During Ontario Festival Appearance

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist JERRY CANTRELL and SEVENDUST exchanged insults from the stage during the two groups' respective appearances at yesterday's Edgefest in Barrie, Ontario after numerous technical difficulties during CANTRELL's set led to an abbreviated performance from the guitarist. The problems reportedly began when a planned 3:20 PM set by SEVENDUST was postponed ...

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HOLE No More!

HOLE have officially ceased to exist, according to a statement from Courtney Love and guitarist Eric Erlandson. "We're incredibly proud of the music we've made together," said Erlandson in the statement, "but it seems like time for both of us to move on." "Since Geffen Records closed during the promotion of our last record, there ...

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SOILENT GREEN: Recovering!

SOILENT GREEN vocalist Benjamin Falgoust has posted the following message via the group's official web site: "It has been quite an interesting last 5 months. I am sure some of you know about the December 4th, 2001 accident in Washington State during the Extreme Music for Extreme People tour. When we rolled our van and ...

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