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As predicted, Godsmack's new album 'The Oracle,' debuts at the top of the charts after selling 118,441 copies in the U.S. this past week according to Hits Double Daily. The Deftones proved half as popular. Their new release, 'Diamond Eyes,' moved 60,596 units. See the full chart here

Train's music video which is directed by Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz has made its way out. It follows the band taking "a much needed break" after years of touring. Aimed to support their single "If It's Love", the video features "some footage of how they spent their time." more

Forrmer Veruca Salt star Nicole Fiorentino has joined The Smashing Pumpkins to replace bassist Ginger Pooley. Pooley, who toured with Billy Corgan's band in 2007 and 2008, quit the group in March to concentrate on motherhood. more

Snoop Dogg has dropped out of a tour he would've shared with rap-rockers Limp Bizkit. No reason for the cancellation was given, but Limp Bizkit has already replaced Snoop with fellow West Coast rap maven Ice Cube. more

The only known audio recording of a 1966 Beatles press conference, in which John Lennon is grilled about saying the band was more popular than Jesus, is expected to sell for about $20,000 at auction in June. more

Avenged Sevenfold has posted a 30 second clip of a new song called "Nightmare," on their Myspace page. They simple introduced the clip with " HERE'S A PREMONITION OF YOUR F**KING NIGHTMARE..." Check it out here

A Day To Remember will stop by FUEL TV on Friday for an appearance on "The Daily Habit". The band will be performing "Have Faith In Me" and "I'm Made Of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?" off their latest release, Homesick. Tune in to FUEL TV on Friday, May 14th at 9:00PM EST (6:00PM PST) and again at 12:00AM EST (9:00PM PST).

Down will be playing in Switzerland on Friday may 14 and will be opening for AC/DC in Romania on Sunday May 16 more

KISS will make its Indiana State Fair debut August 9th at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand. Gene Simmons has issued the following Twitter update: "KISS is coming to North America again... starting in August" Perhaps on the Fair circuit? more

Hawthorne Heights announced plans for a new tour promotion where fans can order tickets to any of the dates on their upcoming tour and get their upcoming album "Skeletons" for free. more

The DVD featuring Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan performing with Armenia's State Philharmonic Orchestra in Yerevan on March 26th/27th will be reportedly released in September more

Gibson guitars is making a new, limited edition Gibson Custom "Appetite" Les Paul Guitar to honor Slash. Guitar Center will carry both the hand-aged and signed model along with the VOS (Vintage Original Spec) version. more

Tom Waits will be lending a few songs to a Dutch production of the Shakespeare play Richard III. more

Damon Albarn says Blur will likely release more new material, but not a full studio album, following their reunion. more

Mightier Than Sword has announced the latest in their series of deluxe vinyl pressings of albums by Blink-182. Having wrapped up reissues of Dude Ranch and Enema of the State, the label has apparently skipped over 2001's Take Off Your Pants And Jacket and gone straight to the band's polarizing Blink 182. more

Crowded House will deliver a new album, Intriguer, on July 13 via Fantasy Records, a division of Concord Music Group. Also available will be the two-disc Intriguer Deluxe Edition, featuring a bonus live DVD. more

Nox recently parted ways with drummer Bob Dussel and have announced that former member Seth van de Loo has returned to the band to take over drum duties more

BraveWords.com and Sony Music Canada have teamed for the Ultimate Ozzy Contest - 5 (five) lucky fans will be given an opportunity to attend a private and exclusive event in Toronto next Wednesday, May 19th. more

A fan of the German heavy metal band Accept stumbled upon a very simple hack into Twitter's powerful networking system yesterday. When he sent the simple tweet "Accept pwnz" as a way to share his love of the band. more

Aborted has revealed that they've recently begun writing material for their next album, which they plan to record in early-2011. more

Nevermore frontman Warrel Dane has announced that his late '80s cult metal outfit Sanctuary will reunite to record a new studio album. "[I've] been talking with Lenny [Rutledge, former Sanctuary guitarist]," Dane explains. "We are really good friends again and it feels good." He adds, "I missed my relationship with him for many years." more

The Roots are putting the finishing touches a project with John Legend which finds them reimagining obscure Soul and protest songs from the '60s and '70s more

Carmine Appice will be handling drum duties on the Michael Schenker Group 30th Anniversary US Tour. more

Revelation Records has announced the upcoming release of the book, Why Be Something That You're Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985. Written by Tony Rettman, the book will be available on July 6th. more -

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