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  • James Iha Debuts Solo Album In Chicago

    Diminutive indie-rock icon James Iha — best known for his guitar work as a member of Smashing Pumpkins — treated 100 fans and music industry insiders to a very special show on Monday evening at the equally diminutive Top Note Theatre in Chicago. Located just above the Metro — the same venue where the Pumpkins […]

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  • Coroner: “Hutchence Took His Own Life”

    INXS frontman Michael Hutchence was in a "severe depressed state" when he hung himself with his own belt on the morning of Nov. 22, according to findings announced by State Coroner Derrick Hand in New South Wales, Australia on Friday morning. In his first conclusive remarks on the heels of a two-month investigation, Hand offered […]

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  • Enter Landman? Metallica Needs Space for Free Gig

    Beavis and Butthead would be all over this. Rock legends Metallica want to throw a great big party, stage a free concert and treat all their fans to something special. Trouble is, they're all revved up with no place to go. As drummer Lars Ulrich explained to Reuters: "We've been turned down by some of […]

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  • Reznor Infused Bowie EP Almost Here

    Virgin Records will release a special six-track EP featuring six remixes of David Bowie's "I'm Afraid of Americans," a song he co-wrote with Brian Eno. Nine Inch Nails is credited with five of the remixes, and leader Trent Reznor sings background vocals on one of them. Reznor appears in a video for the song, which […]

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  • Mick Jones and B.A.D. Poised to Deliver New Ride

    Old Clash fans and younger B.A.D. fans, join hands! Former Clash axeman Mick Jones and his B.A.D. bandmates have completed work on their new record. Titled Entering a New Ride and slated for an early '98 release on Radioactive, the record promises a return to "the really early B.A.D. sound," according to label spokesperson Jimmy […]

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  • Dylan Performs For 300,000 At “Catholic Woodstock”

    In papal news — that's right, papal news — Pope John Paul II may well earn himself the distinction of being the first-ever rock 'n' roll pontiff. Proving that truth is often stranger than fiction, the Pope himself presided over what some were calling a "Catholic Woodstock" as folk demigod Bob Dylan performed a three-song […]

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  • Seattle Teen Guilty of Murder

    Barry Loukaitis, the Seattle teen who shot his algebra teacher and two fellow students, was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder. The trial achieved notoriety when Loukaitis' defense claimed that his actions were motivated by incidents in the video for Pearl Jam's "Jeremy." Loukaitis will be sentenced on October 10. The state is not seeking […]

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  • Secret Lennon Files Made Public

    According to the Associated Press, FBI files pertaining to John Lennon have finally been made public after a 15-year legal battle. The files were initially requested by University of California, Irvine professor Johnathan M. Weiner who, at the time, was writing a book about the rock icon. In a settlement with Weiner, the FBI agreed […]

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