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NIGHTWISH To Enter Studio In October

Finland's NIGHTWISH will enter the studio on October 27 to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Century Child". The band will once again use their own studio in Kitee to record the drums, bass and keyboards/synths, while the vocals and guitars will be recorded at Helsinki's Finnvox facility. NIGHTWISH hope to complete the recordings ...

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NIGHTWISH Go Double Platinum!

NIGHTWISH's latest effort, "Century Child", has been certified double platinum in Finland for sales in excess of 60,000 copies. The album was last year's second-highest selling Finnish release in Finland. When taking into account foreign albums, "Century Child" was still in the fifth place. ...

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NIGHTWISH Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA Festival

Finland's NIGHTWISH have been confirmed as the headliners of the fourth annual Progpower USA festival on Friday, Sept. 5 in Atlanta, Georgia. A one-off club show in Montreal, Quebec will take place immediately following the group's Progpower appearance. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH's upcoming DVD, "End Of Innocence", is due in June through Spinefarm. The DVD ...

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DEF LEPPARD Fan Pays $8,000 For Chance To Sing With Band

Mark Zack from San Jose, California paid £5,007 (more than $8,000) to sing and play "Pour Some Sugar On Me" with DEF LEPPARD during the band's soundcheck in their home town of Sheffield, U.K. All proceeds of the auction will go to Help A Hallam Child, helping sick and needy children from South Yorkshire and ...

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NIGHTWISH Name DVD, Pick Up Finnish EMMA Awards

NIGHTWISH have set "End Of Innocence" as the title of their forthcoming DVD, due in June through Spinefarm. As previously reported, the DVD will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes material. No further information is available at this time. In other ...

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GREAT WHITE's TY LONGLEY: A Former Porn Star?

GREAT WHITE guitarist Ty Longley, one of 99 people to die from injuries suffered in a Feb. 20 fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., had worked as an adult film actor prior to joining GREAT WHITE three years ago, according to AVN.com (Adult Video News). Longley, who is widely believed ...

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US Weekly: OZZY And SHARON Are 'Furious' With THE USED Singer

Ozzy Osbourne and his outspoken wife Sharon are furious with their daughter Kelly's ex-boyfriend Bert McCracken — because they insist he used their child to promote his band, according to TeenMusic.com. The foul-mouthed rock couple, whose children Kelly and Jack rose to popularity following the success of their reality show "The Osbournes", feel McCracken of ...

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NIGHTWISH's 'Century Child' Among Top-Selling Finnish Albums Of 2002

NIGHTWISH's latest effort, "Century Child", was last year's second-highest selling Finnish release in Finland, with over 59,000 copies sold. When taking into account foreign albums, "Century Child" was still in the fifth place. Upcoming NIGHTWISH tour dates: Jul. 11 - Metal Mania Festival - Villarrobledo, ESP Aug. 02 - Gates Of Metal Festival - Hultsfred, ...

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SLIPKNOT Percussionist To Guest On BILL WARD Solo CD

SLIPKNOT percussionist Chris Fehn (#3) is set to make a guest appearance on the long-awaited third solo album from BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward, entitled "Beyond Aston". Ward, who has been working on the album for much of the last couple of years, says that the musical direction of the upcoming CD will be slightly ...

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METALLICA's 'Anger' Documented On Film

A documentary feature on the making of METALLICA's new album, "St. Anger", is in the process of being filmed by two directors who have "literally been on our asses coming up on two years," METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone. "There's close to a thousand hours of footage. I don't know how they're going ...

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SENTENCED To Take Break, Begin Work On New Album

Finland's SENTENCED have announced that they will be taking a "creative" break while guitarist Sami Lopakka tends to his newborn child. However, it looks like the break won't be a long one as the band are planning to enter the studio in the fall/winter to begin recording their next album for a spring 2004 release. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: MICHAEL JACKSON Is Nuts!

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, no strangers to weird lifestyles, have issued a public appeal for Michael Jackson to get psychological help, according to the New York Post. Ozzy joked that he wasn't surprised at Jackson's complaint that his father beat him as a child. "If he'd been my kid, I would have whacked him, too ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's VINCE NEIL Is Deadbeat Dad: Ex-Wife

The following article was published in the current edition of the National Enquirer: Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE front man Vince Neil is a deadbeat dad who owes more than $20,000 in unpaid child support! That's the charge of Neil's angry ex-wife Elizabeth. She says that the washed-up rocker — who now stars on the TV reality show ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD Enter Norwegian Chart At #34!

Norway's OLD MAN'S CHILD, featuring DIMMU BORGIR members Galder (guitars) and Nick Barker (drums, also in LOCKUP), have entered the national Norwegian Albums chart at position #34 with latest CD, "In Defiance Of Existence". "In Defiance Of Existence" is OLD MAN'S CHILD's first release since founder Galder joined DIMMU BORGIR, and it features original OMC ...

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DEF LEPPARD Re-Launch 'Guest Singer' Auction

Due to unspecified "technical and logistical problems beyond [the band's] control" with the first auction, DEF LEPPARD have been forced to re-list their auction offering one lucky fan a chance to join the band on stage at an upcoming show. Once again, the details are as follows: "So you always dreamt of being on stage ...

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DEF LEPPARD Fan Bids $12,000 To Sing With The Group

An anonymous bidder has ended up paying the unbelievable amount of £7,625 (approx. $12,367) for the privilege of joining DEF LEPPARD for one song at soundcheck at the Hallam FM Arena in the group's hometown of Sheffield, England, on Feb. 20. All proceeds of the auction will go to Help A Hallam Child, helping sick ...

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REQUIEM: New Music Posted Online

Swiss death metallers REQUIEM have posted two brand new MP3s online at this location. The tracks — "Living In Misery" and "Child Of A New Generation" — come off the group's forthcoming album, "Formed At Birth", due in February/March 2003 through Revenge Productions. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Reissues On The Way

Two decades after QUEENSRŸCHE released their self-titled 12-inch debut EP, EMI Records is celebrating the band's career by reissuing the disc and the six critically acclaimed albums that followed: "The Warning", "Rage For Order", "Operation: Mindcrime", "Empire", "Promised Land" and "Hear In The Now Frontier". Each of the seven QUEENSRŸCHE records has been repackaged with ...

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W.A.S.P.'s LAWLESS: THE WHO Guitarist Was 'Looking For Answers'

W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless came to the defense of THE WHO guitarist Pete Townshend during an interview conducted last Friday (Jan. 17) with EletricBasement.com, saying that the latter's decision to download pornographic images of children over the Internet could have been perfectly justified. "When somebody's had a problem in their childhood past, no matter what ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's SIXX: In The Mourning

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "Last Tuesday, [wife] Donna and I received a very sad phone call. Rhyan's (Donna's son) father was found dead from a heart attack. How does one go about telling your child your Dad ...

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W.A.S.P.'s LAWLESS: 'In PETE We Trust'

W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless has issued a public letter of support for THE WHO guitarist Pete Townshend over accusations that the latter has downloaded pornographic images of children over the Internet. Lawless' letter reads as follows: "Gathering support for Townshend... "Judge not lest ye be judged.... I have watched the events in the last few ...

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