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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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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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ANDREW WK Lands A New HOLE

The following item comes to us courtesy of the March 29th edition of The New York Post: Things are looking up for buzzed-about rocker ANDREW WK [aka Andrew Wilkes-Krier]. The long-haired hedonist behind head-banging odes to excess like 'Party 'Til You Puke' is selling out shows, getting gushed about in glossy magazines, and sporting some ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: I Miss ALICE IN CHAINS

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has recently indicated that his forthcoming second solo album, entitled Degradation Trip, sounds unlike any other record I have ever done. It's probably one of the heaviest records I have put out including ALICE. Scheduled for an early summer release, Degradation Trip is the follow-up to 1998's Boggy ...

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