NIGHTWISH: 'Once' To Receive U.S. Release In October

Roadrunner Records has set an October 20 North American release date for the fifth NIGHTWISH album, "Once". The label will also issue the set in Australia and New Zealand. In July, the Spinefarm/Nuclear Blast release topped the European Top 100 Albums chart. "We are very pleased [about the deal with Roadrunner]," NIGHTWISH drummer Jukka Nevalainen ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Colon Cancer Program Established

KABC-TV is reporting that Cedars-Sinai Medical Center announced Thursday (August 5) the establishment of the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program in honor of "The Osbournes" matriarch who has battled colon cancer that is now in remission. "I am passionate about making it my personal mission to do what I can to make sure ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Stage Cape To Be Auctioned Off

A yellow and purple satin stage cape worn by Ozzy Osbourne at the California Jam Festival in 1974 is expected to fetch around 4,000 pounds (approximately $7,400) at a London auction next month, according to Bloomberg. The Christie's International Sept. 29 sale of pop memorabilia will include additional items relating to THE WHO, THE BEATLES, ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Files Counter Lawsuit Against DAVID ELLEFSON

Billboard.biz is reporting that MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has filed a counter lawsuit against former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson alleging that Ellefson on May 14 executed a settlement agreement in which he gave up his 20% interest in MEGADETH. Mustaine maintains that the settlement — which Ellefson alleges was signed under pressure and ultimately withdrawn ...

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THE CHASM Complete Work On New Album

THE CHASM have completed work on their new album, "The Spell of Retribution", tentatively due in November through Earache subsidiary Wicked World Records. Comprising 10 tracks with a running time of over 66 minutes, "The Spell of Retribution" represents THE CHASM's "most adventurous and ambitious project to date, and firmly sets them apart from the ...

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MORBID ANGEL Postpone South American Tour (Again)

MORBID ANGEL have been forced to once again postpone their South American tour, the group's management has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The trek, which was set to kick off Saturday (August 7) in Monterrey, Mexico, had to be called off after bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker came down with a massive anxiety attack and had to be hospitalized, ...

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REVOLTING COCKS: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new REVOLTING COCKS track, entitled "Prunetang", is currently available for download via the Revolver magazine web site at this location (free registration and copy of the new issue of Revolver magazine required). MINISTRY side project the REVOLTING COCKS, now featuring MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen alongside Phil "Phildo" Owen (SKATENIGS), John Monte (M.O.D., ...

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