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Jane's Addiction did more than just debut its new lineup at the intimate Cinco de Mayo gig the band played in Los Angeles. Duff McKagen played his first gig as the band's newest bassist and the band played a new song, "Another Soulmate."
Gene Simmons is ready to add a fifth member to Kiss - and her name is Lady Gaga. "I love the vibe, the big mouth and the big visuals," he said recently. "She's the most exciting thing to happen since us. She's a female version of us."
Morrissey called in his attorney to prevent the BBC from broadcasting a 20-second clip of an unheard demo of the former Smiths singer. The song, an early Smiths demo was unearthed for a documentary on producer Stephen Street.
Universal Pictures is close to a deal that will fund "The Man With The Iron Fists," the directorial debut of Wu-Tang Clan producer RZA. The film, which will also star RZA as the title character, shoots in September in Hong Kong.