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Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous Dies

Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous Dies

Sparklehorse visionary Mark Linkous, 47, took his life with a gunshot to his heart on Saturday (Mar. 6) in Knoxville, Tenn.
Tool's Maynard James Keenan Turns Attention To Puscifer

Tool's Maynard James Keenan Turns Attention To Puscifer

While Maynard James Keenan never stops songwriting with his bands Tool and A Perfect Circle, the intense frontman is currently concentrating on his all-encompassing side project Puscifer, which includes music, a wine operation, a documentary, a clothing line and more.
Lotus Expands Sound On Tour, New EPs

Lotus Expands Sound On Tour, New EPs

Existing in its own esoteric universe of electronica, jazz, rock and more, Lotus is looking ahead to expanding its sound on its next full-length effort, which will be a follow-up to the recently released EPs "Oil on Glass" and "Feather on Wood."
Social Distortion Road-Testing New Songs On Tour

Social Distortion Road-Testing New Songs On Tour

Five years after the release of Social Distortion's last studio effort, "Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll," guitarist Jonny "2Bags" Wickersham tells Billboard.com the veteran punk band has new material ready for a tentative 2010 street date.
Hollywood Rock Royalty Band Together For Ailing Bassist

Hollywood Rock Royalty Band Together For Ailing Bassist

When Billy Morrison heard his friend, bassist Scott Ford (Twilight Singers, The Gutter Twins, Camp Freddy), was suffering from an advanced bone loss medical condition resulting in severe blood infections, the guitarist and former member of The Cult sprung into action.
30 Seconds To Mars Plans To 'Extend The Interactivity' On Tour

30 Seconds To Mars Solicits Fan Input Via Twitter

Offering unprecedented access for fans to actually contribute material towards the next Thirty Seconds to Mars album, singer-guitarist-songwriter Jared Leto tells Billboard.com that, beginning today, the group is allowing sounds and vocals to be uploaded directly to the rock band via Twitter on the "The Digital Summit."

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