THE 69 EYES: Riding High On Finnish Chart

THE 69 EYES' "best of" CD, "Framed In Blood - The Very Blessed Of The 69 Eyes", has spent the past two weeks at position No. 6 on the Finnish Album chart after being released on September 26 through Gaga Goodies/Poko Rekords/EMI. The group's first-ever DVD, "Helsinki Vampires", was issued the same day. "Framed In ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Manager Publishes Tell-All Autobiography

Don Arden, one of the earliest and most notorious managers of the rock 'n' roll era and father of Sharon Osbourne, wife/manager of former BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne, has just published his autobiography via Robson Books in the U.K. Dubbed the "Godfather Of Rock" and the "Al Capone of Pop" by the world's press, ...

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HELL ON EARTH Stage Concert, Sans Suicide

The Tampa Tribune reports that Florida shock-rockers HELL ON EARTH played Sunday night (October 12), but the promised suicide of a terminally ill fan on stage still didn't happen. The concert at the Liar's Club in Tampa attracted about 20 fans. Outside, police and television crews waited for the suicide that didn't happen. The band ...

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LORD BELIAL: Original Drummer Returns To The Fold

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL have been rejoined by original drummer Micke Backelin. The band's previous skinsman, Daniel Moilanen (half-brother of former SHOTGUN MESSIAH guitarist Harry K. Cody), left the group in early October, less than four months after being recruited to replace Backelin. No reason was given for his departure. As previously reported, LORD ...

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OPETH Hard At Work On Live DVD

OPETH have spent the weekend supervising the pre-mix of the live tracks recorded on September 25 in London. "Deliverance" mixer and co-producer Andy Sneap will take care of the final mix. The as-yet-untitled DVD will contain both the mellow and heavy set with a running time of approximately an hour each, as well as a ...

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INFERNAL MAJESTY Finalize New Record Deal

Long-running Canadian thrashers INFERNAL MAJESTY are in the process of finalizing a record deal for the release of their new CD, "One Who Points To Death". The album, which clocks in at 47 minutes of "old-school thrash", is tentatively scheduled for release in December. More information will be made available shortly. The complete track listing ...

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DEF LEPPARD Fan Fired For Going To Concert

Sheffield Star reports that a devoted DEF LEPPARD fan claims he was fired for going to watch his heroes in concert. South Yorkshire carpenter Glyn Wilkinson (photo) was given tickets by his daughter Kerry for the family to see the band's homecoming gig in Sheffield. He was working in London and decided to ...

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