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James Iha to Appear on New Marilyn Manson Album
May 24, 2008, 9:59 pm CDT

Marilyn Manson, who reunited with original bassist Jeordie 'Twiggy Ramirez' White in January, has been busy working on new material.

The singer, who is clearly reeling after the commercial and critical failure that was 2007's Eat Me, Drink Me, says tracks for his eponymous band's seventh studio album are "very ruthless, very heavy, and very violent."

The Double M has also revealed that Slayer guitar god Kerry King and The Smashing Pumpkins' James Iha will be making guest appearances on the record.

The as yet untitled album is scheduled for a winter 2008 release.

Source: Kerrang!

James Iha to Co-produce America Album
February 5, 2008, 9:52 pm CST

America in 2008 is a far different proposition than in the late '60s.

And I'm not just talking about the country, I'm talking about the harmony-heavy, folk-rock group America that sprang out of England (they were all sons of U.S. servicemen stationed in London) during the height of California's flower-power era and often criticized for being lightweight CSNY wannabes.

America, now made up of just two original members in the form of singer-guitarists Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley after Dan Peek left in the 1977 to become a born-again Christian, got a major credibility boost last year. Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha and Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger decide to co-produce the group's first album of origi…

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Source: Toronto Sun

James Iha, dance remixer?
June 22, 2007, 6:46 pm CDT

Though I spot him at Rainbo and Whole Foods now and then, former Smashing Pumpkin James Iha has been a New Yorker for a while now, and even runs a recording studio in Chelsea called Stratosphere Sound.

Iha’s also been dabbling in deejaying lately; he played upstairs at Ohm a few months back. He stepped further into dance remix territory recently, which is kind of interesting considering dance remixer/DJ Tommie Sunshine singled out Iha as an example of the lame ‘celebrity deejaying’ trend in the Village Voice. Iha’s remix of Midnight Movies “Patient Eye” from its album Lion the Girl isn’t going to set any dance floors on fire, as it’s a bit too subtle. It feels like it would work in moodier DJ sets between Broadcast and Ladytron. It’s no…

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Source: Time Out Chicago Magazine

James Iha on the Sopranos
June 13, 2007, 10:29 pm CDT

James Iha: "I haven’t watched this season so I stayed at home and watched Empire Strikes Back and had take out. I wish those Sopranos the best of luck, seems like they have a hit show on their hands!"

Source: Rolling Stone
Jamesiha.org Changes
October 28, 2005, 6:36 pm CDT

Hi everyone, I'd like to thank Lisa for helping out with the jamesiha.org site for so long! She did a wonderful job with the site and I hope everyone appreciated her dedication to the project and I wish her all the luck on her new site and her education.

Over the next few months there are going to be some drastic changes to this site to integrate it with zwanmusic.org and blamo.org. We are also totally revamping Siva right now, so this should all be interesting. :) Thanks for your patience and loyalty to the web site.

Source: Aaron
Time to Rock the Vote!
October 16, 2005, 8:16 pm CDT

Yes, I mean it this time. Rock the Vote!
Start by voting for your favorite band, Vanessa and the O's, (and not the heavy winner The Rolling Stones) at this French site.
I know you think your vote does not count, but every single vote counts in America! As a bonus, Foreign votes count too! So vote today and show your Vanessa pride.
Vote at this site
Please, no rigging the votes.

Credit: SsSsSLlLlL
New Article
October 16, 2005, 8:13 pm CDT

Check out the latest article on James.
http://www.handsblue.com/say/?c=daily&a=2005-10-13-01

Urchin conveys diverse sound
October 8, 2005, 2:34 am CDT

Urchin conveys diverse sound
Scott Iwasaki Deseret Morning News. Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah: Oct 7, 2005. pg. W.09

Sound of Urchin lives up to its name.

"We are so diverse that it's hard for people to categorize us," said Tomato, the band's lead singer and drummer. "There are people who try to put us in a little file all the time. But we're not like a lot of bands out there. We have our own style that is a mix of things we like."

Tomato, born Chris Harfenist, said the band started back in 1998. "We were just a bunch of friends coming together to make music," Tomato said by phone from Brooklyn. "We just liked playing music."

Sound of Urchin also includes bassist Doo Doo (Chris Huetz), guitarists B. Ill (Bi…

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Source: ProQuest
[Again!] Show Your Support for Vanessa and the O's
October 7, 2005, 11:00 pm CDT

You can support Vanessa and the O's starting today!
Begin your rally for the band by voicing your opinions about them and encouraging the station for more airplay on the 103.1 Indie Rock Station blog.
Take the next step by e-mailing your support to DJ Chuck of Dead Air, who first introduced the band to the States. chuckp[@]entravision.com
We need all your support! Thanks for helping the band. :-)

Credit: LlLlLlL
James Iha Performs in Japan In-Store
October 7, 2005, 9:37 pm CDT

Our good Russian Pumpkinhead, Michael Esterman, posted in his blogger a photo of James performing with Ayano In-Store.
Check out Michael's Pumpkin flavoured blogger/post.

Credit: Webmistress
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