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OZZY OSBOURNE Fitted With New Hearing Aids

According to the Pioneer Press, Ozzy Osbourne was fitted with new hearing aids by Bill Austin, husband of Starkey Hearing Foundation chairwoman Tani Austin, prior to the Foundation's 10th annual gala Sunday (July 25) in St. Paul, Minnesota. "Bill is a very generous man," said Osbourne, who attended the Starkey gala for the ...

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BILL AUCOIN On 'Lance Hefts Inspiration'; Video Available

A clip from last month's episode of the PBS show "Lance Hefts Inspiration" featuring legendary rock manager Bill Aucoin can be viewed below. Aucoin, who discovered KISS in 1973, died on Monday (June 28) of surgical complications from prostate cancer. Aucoin, who was a former TV cinematographer shepherded the band into makeup, helped develop their ...

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Former KISS Manager BILL AUCOIN Dead At 66

William Aucoin, beloved record industry executive, manager, entrepreneur, and creative visionary, passed away this morning, Monday, June 28 at 9:11 a.. EST at the Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, Florida. Born December 29, 1943, Bill was battling prostate cancer, and passed away from surgical complications. The man known for masterminding the career of ...

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LORDI: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

Finnish hard rock monsters LORDI will release their highly anticipated fifth studio album on September 14, 2010 in the U.S. on The End Records. The new album is titled "Babez For Breakfast" and will be made available simultaneously in Europe, Japan and the USA. The first single, "This Is Heavy Metal", will be released on ...

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EXTREME Guitarist Performs With RIHANNA On 'American Idol'

Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Rihanna performed her new single — "Rockstar 101" — on last night's (Wednesday, April 7) episode of"American Idol" backed by a powerhouse rock band, featuring EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. Watch video footage of her appearance below. The unexpected combination of Rihanna and Bettencourt has in fact become what Nuno says "a ...

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EXXPLORER Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

Guitarist Ed LaVolpe has left reactivated New Jersey metallers EXXPLORER and has been replaced by original "Symphonies of Steel" (1985) axeman Kevin Kennedy. The lineup continues otherwise unchanged, with Lennie Rizzo on vocals, Mike Sakowski on drums, Jay McCaffery on bass, and Kevin Kennedy and Fred Gorhau on guitars. EXXPLORER is currently writing and recording ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Pregnant

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon has issued the following update via her official blog: "I have held a little secret for you all for some time now, but today I feel I want to share it with you all. "As you all know, I am very private and don't want to share to much ...

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WARMEN Guitarist To Tour With SURVIVORS ZERO

Antti Wirman, WARMEN guitarist and brother of CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist/WARMEN mainman Janne Wirman, will fill in for SURVIVORS ZERO's Sami Jämsén on the Finnish death metal band's four-week North American tour with fellow Finns FINNTROLL, MOONSORROW and SWALLOW THE SUN. The trek, dubbed "Finnish Metal", will kick off on April 6 in Springfield, Virginia ...

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Rare MISFITS Recording Unearthed After 15 Years

MISFITS book author and veteran punk drummer Joel Gausten (PIGFACE, THE UNDEAD, ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN) has posted an unreleased MISFITS rehearsal demo of "Who Killed Marilyn?" at this location. The site also includes an in-depth blog (entitled "15 Years Ago Today…") detailing the recording of this and the other featured MISFITS demos. Like Gausten's ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Scraps Solo-Album Plans

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon has scrapped her previously announced plans to release a solo album. She writes on her official blog, "The factors [that contributed to my decision] are mainly that I want to focus on my family during this break from NIGHTWISH. I am sure I will do a solo some other time, but ...

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WARMEN Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary With Helsinki Concert; Video Available

WARMEN, the brainchild of CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman, celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a concert during the Helsinki Metal Meeting weekend on February 18 at Dante's Highlight in Helsinki Finland. The band's third live performance ever included guest appearances by Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM) on a cover version of ROCKWELL's "Somebody's Watching ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Interviewed On Swedish National Radio

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon was interviewed on the Swedish national radio (Sveriges Radio) P3 prior to her performance with Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH at last night's (January 19) "P3 Guld" (Swedish radio's annual music awards) live awards ceremony broadcast from the Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden. The chat is now available for streaming below (with ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer To Perform With MUSTASCH At Tonight's 'P3 Guld' Awards

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon and Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH will join forces for a special performance tonight (Tuesday, January 19) during the "P3 Guld" (Swedish radio's annual music awards) live awards ceremony broadcast from the Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden. According to MUSTASCH, fans can look forward to seeing the band Olzon perform "in a ...

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ODIUM: New Performance, Interview Footage Available

New performance and behind-the-scenes interview footage with Walkerton, Ontario, Canada-based metallers ODIUM can be viewed below. The clip was shot by director Justin Peeler of Frontline Pictures. ODIUM's debut album, "At The Bottom", was released last year via Year of the Sun. The CD was produced by Greg Dawson, who had previously worked with THE ...

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EXTREME Guitarist Performs With RIHANNA On 'Saturday Night Live'; Video Available

Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Rihanna performed two songs — "Hard" and "Russian Roulette" — on "Saturday Night Live" this past Saturday (December 5) backed by a powerhouse eight-piece rock band, featuring EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. The added oomph behind Rihanna led to an extra heavy metal version of "Hard", which featured Young Jeezy. Rihanna's army ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer To Perform At Sweden's 'P3 Guld' Event

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon will perform on January 19, 2010 during the "P3 Guld" (Swedish radio's annual music awards) live awards ceremony broadcast from the Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden. The event will be aired live on both Swedish national TV and radio. Commented Olzon: "The gala is an award gala where our biggest public ...

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EXTREME's NUNO BETTENCOURT Touring With RIHANNA

Guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt has joined forces with Rihanna and will be her 2010 world tour lead guitarist. The unexpected combination of Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Rihanna and rock guitarist Nuno Bettencourt has in fact become what Nuno says "a great opportunity to blend our talents to create a high-energy experience." Nuno is best known ...

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