'Father' Of Southern Rock 'N' Roll Passes Away At Age 89

Lacy Van Zant, father of late LYNYRD SKYNYRD founder Ronnie Van Zant, .38 SPECIAL founder Donnie Van Zant and Johnny Van Zant, the lead singer for LYNYRD SKYNYRD, died Tuesday (August 3) at his home of pulmonary disease at age 89. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (August 6) at Hardage-Giddens Funeral ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' Certified Double-Platinum In Finland

NIGHTWISH's latest CD, "Once", has been certified double-platinum in the group's native Finland for sales in excess of 60,000 copies. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH recently inked a North American/Australian deal with Roadrunner Records. The label will be releasing "Once" later this year in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The follow-up to 2002's "Century ...

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BEATALLICA To Open For DREAM THEATER

BEATALLICA, the Internet sensation who combine the work of THE BEATLES with the sound of early METALLICA, will be opening for DREAM THEATER on Sunday, September 5 at the Barrymore Theater in Madison, WI. As previously reported, BEATALLICA will be doing a very special edition of "The Metal Show Unleashed" at the Lava Room Recording ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH Set Release Date For New Album

British black metal act ANAAL NATHRAKH have set a November 2 release date through Season Of Mist Records for their second full-length album, "Domine Non Es Dignus". The follow-up to 2001's "The Codex Necro" is being recorded at Necrodeath studios and will include the following cuts, among others: "Revaluation of All Value", "To Err Is ...

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