NIGHTWISH: 'Once' Certified Gold In Germany

NIGHTWISH's new album, "Once", has been certified gold in Germany for sales in excess of 100,000 copies within two weeks of its release. The album's first single, "Nemo", is also still going strong and heading for gold status as well, according to a posting on Nuclear Blast Records' web site. Markus Staiger, president of Nuclear ...

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AEROSMITH: Hometown Show To Be Filmed For 'Get Shorty' Sequel

The audience at AEROSMITH's June 24 sold-out hometown show at the Tweeter Center in Boston will be immortalized on the silver screen when their classic hit "Cryin'" from that night's performance is filmed for the upcoming MGM/UA movie "Be Cool". Due out in 2005, the sequel to "Get Shorty" stars John Travolta and Uma Thurman ...

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THE RED CHORD Singer To Guest On Boston's 107.3 WAAF

THE RED CHORD vocalist Guy Kozowyk will be guest hosting the "Harder Faster" radio program on 107.3 WAAF in Boston on Wednesday, June 23 between 11:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. "I will be spinning albums of my choice for the majority of the hour, giving away [Black Market Activities] and RED CHORD CDs and talking ...

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THE PROPHECY: New Song Available For Download

U.K.-based doomsters THE PROPHECY have posted a pre-production recording of a new song called "Willow's Hope" at this location. A re-recorded version of "Willow's Hope" will be included on THE PROPHECY's upcoming sophomore album, which is currently being recorded at Performance studios in Huddersfield under the production of Al Smith. THE PROPHECY, who ...

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IN THE NAME OF… Begin Recording Debut Album

Australia's IN THE NAME OF… (formerly CRYOGENIC), currently based in Los Angeles, have begun work on their debut album, tentatively due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. After four weeks of intense pre-production, the group hit Westlake Audio Recording Studios in Hollywood this week with renowned producer Mudrock, whose credits include ALICE COOPER, ...

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Brazilian FAITH NO MORE Tribute Available For Free Download

27 bands have recorded versions of FAITH NO MORE songs for a tribute called "Brazilian Sabor" (Brazilian Flavor) spearheaded by FNM fans who run a discussion list. The bands are, for the most part, new and independent, but some major Brazilian acts like PITTY and AMBERVISIONS have also revisited FNM classics. All the songs are ...

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GRAVE, UNLEASHED: New Albums To Receive U.S. Release In Early September

Century Media Records has set September 7 as the U.S. release date for the new albums from Sweden's death metal godfathers GRAVE and UNLEASHED. GRAVE, who recently replaced drummer Christofer Barkensjö (KAAMOS) with Pelle Liljenberg (COERCION), recorded their sixth full-length album, "Fiendish Regression", at Abyss studio with producers Tommy and Peter Tägtgren. 11 tracks were ...

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SCOTT WEILAND's DUI Trial Postponed (Again)

MTV.com reports: VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland has until the end of the month before he'll have to stand trial for driving under the influence of drugs in Los Angeles. His court date, which has already been pushed back several times, was postponed once again on Tuesday, to June 30. ...

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