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Amy Sciarretto has scribbled for Kerrang! Spin, Revolver, Alternative Press, Noisecreep, Spinner, ARTISTdirect and Teen People, to name a few, as well as Taste of Country, GuySpeed and more. Google her and you'll see she's an expert on rock, metal, pop, movies and lip gloss. She's also Roadrunner's publicist, an author, a green tea drinker, a Jer-Z native (born in South Jersey, currently residing in North Jersey), a Philly sports fan and a bulldog owner.
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Smashing Pumpkins Announce World Tour

Smashing Pumpkins will spend the next several months on a world tour that includes headline dates and festival appearances sprinkled all over the globe, the band announced today. Expect a set list that covers the group's entire songbook, from the classics of the early to the mid-'90s through 2012's 'Oceania.'

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Who’s the Hot Girl in the TaxSlayer Commercial?

Tax time is just around the corner. Groan. We know how it is dude; you owe, so it's off to work you go. While there's nothing sexy about taxes, the idea of slaying them is sort of hot, and watching a beautiful woman slay her taxes is even hotter. This TaxSlayer commercial takes some of the sting out of sharing your income with the government.

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Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Ex-Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan Form Supergroup

A new supergroup is in the works, Rolling Stone reports, and it features Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and onetime Screaming Trees' drummer Barrett Martin. The as-yet-unnamed unit still needs a vocalist, but the search is on for singers to help them crystallize their ideas and form some new ones.

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Billie Joe Armstrong Talks Substance Abuse, Vegas Meltdown With Rolling Stone

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong went to rehab smack dab in the middle of the band's release schedule for its trio of albums '¡Uno!,' '¡Dos!' and '¡Tré!' You know it must have been bad for him to have pulled out of promoting and supporting the trilogy. Turns it was bad. Really bad.

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Billy Corgan Stars in Wrestling-Themed Commercial for Chicago Furniture Store

Smashing Pumpkins frontman and guitarist Billy Corgan is a lifelong wrestling fan, and rather than love it from a distance, as most fans would, the rocker has launched his own Resistance Pro Wrestling promotion company. To further demonstrate his love for the entertainment sport, and for his native city, Corgan appears in a wrestling-themed commercial for the Chicago furniture store Walter E. Smithe's.

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Trent Reznor and Dr. Dre’s Beats Streaming Music Service Launching This Summer

Music consumers and fans have plenty of choices when it comes to streaming and digital services. The market is rather crowded with options like iTunes, Spotify, Rhapsody, Slacker and Grooveshark, and now, Trent Reznor is getting in on the digital music fun. As was previously reported, he's partnered with rapper and producer Dr. Dre, the brains behind the massively successful Beats by Dre headphones line, and now comes word their new streaming service will launch this summer.

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Pearl Jam Wrigley Field Show Is Fastest-Selling Concert in Ballpark’s History

Opened in 1914, Wrigley Field in Chicago is one of the last classic American ballparks. Pearl Jam are one of the greatest and most important rock bands of the modern era. So what do you get when these two cultural touchstones from different eras collide? The fastest concert sellout in the venue's history, that's what.

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Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players Enlist Stevie Nicks, Members of Nirvana + More in Hollywood

Almost four hours. That's how long Dave Grohl and his Sound City Players commandeered the stage at the Palladium in Hollywood for last night (Jan. 31). That's a long time for any act to perform, but this was no average show -- or average band. This was Dave Grohl performing with the likes of Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, members of Rage Against the Machine and more. Grohl did warn the crowd "we're gonna be here for a while," and he didn't disappoint, turning in a once-in-a-lifetime, you-had-to-be-there show.

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Eddie Vedder Pre-Pearl Jam 1989 Demos Surface Online

Collectors and diehards that love anything "new but old" from Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder are about to start drooling -- incessantly. Tapes from the singer's '88-'89 pre-PJ demo period have surfaced, but that's not all. Through the miracle of technology, they have been digitized and posted online for your listening pleasure.

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