NIGHTWISH Frontwoman's Solo Single Certified Gold

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen's new solo single, "Yhden Enkelin Unelma" ("One Angel's Dream"), has been certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 5,000 copies (gold certification for albums is 15,000 copies). The single, which was released earlier this month, entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 2 and has since moved into ...

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BLACK SABBATH Bassist To Release New Solo Album In April

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler is scheduled to release the follow-up to his 1997 solo CD, "Black Science" (issued under the GEEZER banner), tentatively titled "Ohmwork", on April 19, 2005 via Sanctuary Records. Joining Butler on the album will once again be vocalist Clark Brown, whose previous credits include of LD/50 (featuring former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN guitarist ...

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DEBRIS INC. Sign With RISE ABOVE; Debut Album Due In March

DEBRIS INC., the new group featuring SAINT VITUS mainman Dave Chandler and ex-TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, have inked a deal with Lee Dorrian's (CATHEDRAL) Rise Above Records. The group's debut album is tentatively scheduled for a March 2005 release. MP3 samples of the DEBRIS INC. demo songs "Medicated" and "Old Man and His Bong" can ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist Launches COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN Side Project

SOULFLY/ex-ILL NINO guitarist Marc Rizzo recently released the debut album from his side band COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN. The CD, which was issued Nov. 23 via Phlamencore Records, features all the songs originally intended for Rizzo's CORETEZ project that featured Roger Vasquez (ex-ILL NINO) on vocals. When Marc and Roger parted ways, Marc had already written ...

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DIMEBAG Murder: Dramatic Video Footage From Inside Club Posted Online

Columbus, Ohio's WBNS-10TV has obtained a video tape that's a key piece of evidence in the shooting incident at the Alrosa Villa nightclub that claimed the lives of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and four others. Jerry Wessler and Karen Kellogg attend concerts all the time. But the images of that night are burned deeply ...

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Former OZZY Drummer BRIAN TICHY: 'DIMEBAG Was A Genuine Badass'

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE & GLORY drummer Brian Tichy has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "To Vinnie, DAMAGEPLAN, PANTERA and all of Dime's friends and family.... I am so shocked by this. I feel so sorry for Vinnie and all of Dime's friends. Without a doubt, Dime was one ...

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