NIGHTWISH Singer's Solo Single Details Revealed

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen's upcoming solo single will be called "Yhden Enkelin Unelma" ("One Angel's Dream"). It will include two Christmas traditional Finnish songs with the production of Esa Nieminen at Finnvox studios: 01. En Etsi Valtaa, Loistoa (Melody: Jean Sibelius / Lyrics: Z. Topelius; translator unknown) 02. Kun Joulu On (Melody: Otto Kotilainen / ...

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TNT Frontman To Guest On New BRAZEN ABBOT CD

TNT frontman Tony Harnell has been confirmed to appear on the upcoming BRAZEN ABBOT studio album, tentatively due next spring via Frontiers Records. Drums, bass and guitars for the CD have already been recorded, and the singers will record their parts during November and December. The album, which will have 11 or 12 tracks, is ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: I Can't Conceive Of Doing Heroin Again

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland recently spoke to Steve Morse of The Boston Globe about the group's debut album, "Contraband", his drug addiction, and the near break-up of his marriage. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Q: How is the new album different from your work with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS? Scott Weiland: "A lot of ...

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MANNHAI Part Ways With Singer, Vow To Carry On

Vocalist Joanitor Muurinen (ex-XYSMA) has decided to leave Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, according to a posting on the group's web site. "He'll perform on the next few gigs with us, but after that we will go our separate ways. The split is not acrimonious, far from it, and we'll remain good friends. Janitor will now ...

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SOULGRIND Finish Recording New Album

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), have completed the recordings for their new album, "The Origins of the Paganblood", and are currently mixing the effort for a late January 2005 release via France's Holy Records. The band have abandoned the idea of including a DVD with the ...

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THE 69 EYES Enter Finnish Album Chart At No. 1

THE 69 EYES' new album, "Devils" (Virgin/EMI), entered the Finnish album chart at No. 1. View the whole chart here. The follow-up to 2002's "Paris Kills", "Devils" was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, SENTENCED) and Johnny Lee Michaels and was preceded by a single containing the album's title cut. The album is ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Bassist Talks About 'Operation: Mindcrime' Sequel

QUEENSRŸCHE bassist Eddie Jackson recently spoke to RockConfidential.com about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: RockConfidential.com: How is it you're incorporating a preview of "Operation: Mindcrime II"? Is it ...

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