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H.I.M. Sign With SIRE RECORDS

Following several months of negotiations, Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have confirmed that they have signed an exclusive worldwide recording contract with Sire Records. The agreement covers four successive releases and an option for fifth, and includes not only Europe but also the U.S., Japan and Australia. Sire Records, part of the Warner Music Group, is one ...

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ROCK CITY MORGUE Perform Surprise Gig With MELISSA AUF DER MAUR

ROCK CITY MORGUE, the New Orleans, Louisiana-based band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult and ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, played a surprise gig July 24 with fellow friend and musician Melissa Auf Der Maur (ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS, HOLE), just two days before their official debut as a quartet at Lounge Lizards. "Both ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE: Live DVD And Remix Album To Be Packaged Together

A PERFECT CIRCLE's upcoming live DVD and remix album will be packaged together and released as one item in November, according to APerfectCircle.net. In other news, guitarist James Iha's (ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS) remix of "Blue" has been made available for purchase on the iTunes music store, as well as some other online music stores. In addition, ...

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SECTION 16 Hard At Work On Sophomore CD

Colorado-based SECTION 16 have finished recording the basic tracks for the first three songs for the follow-up to their debut CD, "Identity Crisis" (DCA Recordings) and "they are sounding great!' according to vocalist Corey Brown. "Vocals will be going on next." SECTION 16 are recording the album with producer Bill Douglas, who has previously worked ...

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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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