Former THE CROWN Guitarist Launches ANGEL BLAKE

Former THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen has announced the formation of his solo project, dubbed ANGEL BLAKE. An introductory posting from Marko on the project's official web site reads as follows: "ANGEL BLAKE is the name of my present musical direction. "When THE CROWN split up, I took a heavy trip in the ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: First-Ever Single Auctioned On EBAY

Ronnie James Dio's first seven-inch single, "Lover / Conquest", was recently auctioned on eBay. The 1958 single, only 500 copies of which are believed to have been manufactured, was reportedly sold for over $200. As previously reported, Ronnie James Dio's first LP — a 1963 release by RONNIE DIO AND THE PROPHETS entitled "Dio At ...

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CEREMONIUM To Reunite For NEW YEAR'S MALICE FEST Appearance

New York dark metallers CEREMONIUM will be reuniting for an appearance at the New Year's Malice Fest on Saturday, February 5 at Connections in Passaic, New Jersey. The group's current lineup is the one featured on their "No Longer Silent" album — Thomas Pioli, Brandon Diaz, Chris Tredici and Brian Yost — minus Pasquale Reca, ...

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OSBOURNES Increase Tsunami Donation

According to ContactMusic.com, Sharon Osbourne was so moved by the plight of the Asian tsunami disaster victims that she has pledged a donation of $190,000. Osbourne initially donated $47,500, but decided to give more after watching endless "heartbreaking" news reports. Osbourne, who earned $13.3 million in 2004, said, "There are really no words to describe ...

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