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Backbeats: Garbage's Shirley Manson Stops By Billboard With New Music; Gloria Estefan Winds Down Post-Howard Stern Interview; Blue October Rock NYC

Backbeats: Garbage's Shirley Manson Stops By Billboard With New Music; Gloria Estefan Winds Down Post-Howard Stern Interview; Blue October Rock NYC

Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson stopped by Billboard’s New York offices to play near-finished tracks from the record; Gloria and Emilio Estefan spent time with friends at NYC's London Hotel after a rather explicit interview with Howard Stern; and Blue October fans turned out en masse to catch the band rock Webster Hall.
Backbeat: Skateboard Marketing's 20th Anniversary Party @ CMJ: Are Ministry Recording A New Album?

Backbeat: Skateboard Marketing's 20th Anniversary Party @ CMJ: Are Ministry Recording A New Album?

Skateboard Marketing celebrated its 20th anniversary last week during the CMJ at NYC's Webster Hall. In the crowd were End Records' Andres Katsambas and Freeman Promotions' Jon Freeman. Talk was of RED distributing new albums by Jason Aldean, Mumford & Sons, Anthrax, Radiohead and "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo;" eOne's excitement over the next Overkill album; and if the infamous Al Jourgensen has returned to the studio with Ministry.
Backbeat: Bebe Buell's NYC Release Party -- Cycle Slut From Hell Offers Profanity-Laced Kudos

Backbeat: Bebe Buell's NYC Release Party -- Cycle Slut From Hell Offers Profanity-Laced Kudos

Former Cycle Sluts From Hell singer Goddess Mary Raffaele gave model-turned-rocker/author Bebe Buell a priceless profanity-laced introduction before Buell took over the stage at New York's Hiro Ballroom on Oct. 12. Among the audience members cheering Buell on was her actress daughter, Liv Tyler, Showbiz 411 founder Roger Friedman, Niji Entertainment Group's Dean Schachtel and Red's Alan Becker & Luis Alvarenga.
Backbeat: Steel Panther Packs NYC's Gramercy For Night of Hair Metal Spoofing

Backbeat: Steel Panther Packs NYC's Gramercy For Night of Hair Metal Spoofing

Comedy rockers Steel Panther last week packed New York's Gramercy Theater tighter than a pair of zebra spandex pants as they prepared to drop their new album "Balls Out." The group is also shopping a reality show pilot about the singer's quest to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The crowd included Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis; Universal Republic's John DiMaio and Frank Arigo; and the Agency Group senior VP Ken Fermaglich.
Backbeat: The Kin Host Foodie Feast, Rock Show @ Kingswood Restaurant

Backbeat: The Kin Host Foodie Feast, Rock Show @ Kingswood Restaurant

Eclectic rock and soul group the Kin took over New York’s Kingswood Restaurant with its Dinner With Theives performance series. Producer Tony Visconti, singer Kristeen Young and Bon Appetit blogger Sam Dean attended the fete, while DJ DPak mixed Metallica and Lady Gaga. The band, who was in good spirits, is reportedly on the verge of announcing a major-label deal.
Evanescence Returns to an Altered Rock Landscape

Evanescence Returns to an Altered Rock Landscape

Amy Lee doesn't tweet what she ate for breakfast. Her wardrobe doesn't malfunction, and she doesn't sing about teenage dreams. But even in a pop-tart-saturated music world, she and the band Evanescence have more than a chance of once again cracking the Billboard 200's top 10

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