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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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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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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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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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Billie Joe Armstrong’s Deleted ‘This Is 40′ Scene Surfaces Online

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day played himself in a super fun cameo in 'This Is 40,' the latest Judd Apatow coming-of-middle-age film starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. Sadly, the hilarious scene landed on the cutting-room floor. You can still watch it, though, as it's turned up online.

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Foster the People Respond to ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ Being Pulled From Radio After Sandy Hook Shooting

Foster the People's breakthrough smash 'Pumped Up Kicks' was pulled from many radio stations in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., which left 26 people dead, most of them young children. The song was a point of contention, due to the lyrics "You better run, better run / Outrun my gun / You better run, better run / Faster than my bullet." The band has responded to the song being temporarily removed from the airwaves.

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Adele Trademarks Her Name

While she still hasn't revealed the name of her son, who born in October, British singer Adele has reportedly trademarked her own moniker. She has done so in order to protect it, so that savvy marketers can't use her name to sell perfume, jewelry or other items without her consent. She doesn't want to be associated with products she doesn't endorse and doesn't want her fanbase "tricked" into thinking she is involved based on the usage of her name.

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Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Robbed at Gunpoint

Touring is tough business, what with the extended periods away from home and long rides in cramped quarters, among other hassles, and it's even tougher when you have to deal with ancillary nonsense -- like getting mugged. Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, easily one of the biggest buzz bands of 2012, was robbed at gunpoint in Nashville after playing a show at Ghot Wingz on Saturday (Dec. 15.)

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Arcade Fire, Adele + Black Keys Shortlisted for Best Original Song Oscar

The Grammys aren't the only major awards musicians can win. There's also the Academy Award for the Best Original Song in a film, and Arcade Fire, Adele and the Black Keys have made the shortlist of 75 artists up for that prestigious honor.

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Arcade Fire Play New Songs at Secret Show in Montreal

Arcade Fire are expecting to release a new album at the end of 2013. They're already hard at work on the record -- which is much anticipated in the indie rock world -- but the Canadian band took a break from recording to perform several news songs at a high-security secret show at the Breakglass Studio in Montreal over the weekend. How tight was security? The group prohibited the use of of smartphones, lest anyone capture amateur footage.

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Florence Welch, Rolling Stones Join Forces in London

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine joined rock icons the Rolling Stones onstage last night (Nov. 29) at the second of the band's two gigs at the O2 Arena in London, where the were celebrating 50 years of rocking and rolling. The old guard collided with the new in this hellfire performance. It was certainly a marriage of generations of English musicians.

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