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Former Nightwish Singer Anette Olzon Parts Ways With Record Label

Former Nightwish singer Anette Olzon is considering ditching physical album sales for online-only projects in future after parting ways with her record label, nine months after the release of her debut solo disc.Olzon's record, Shine,...

Nightwish Drummer Leaves Band Due To Health Issues

Nightwish drummer Jukka Nevalainen is temporarily leaving the metal band to deal with personal health issues.The Finnish group is in the middle of recording its new album, but Nevalainen has made the difficult decision to...

Nightwish Part Ways With Lead Singer

Rockers Nightwish have drafted in a replacement singer to help them complete their ongoing world tour following the departure of frontwoman Anette Olzon.Olzon joined the Finnish group in 2007 as a replacement for original vocalist...

Golden Gods Awards To 'Liquefy' Fans Brains

The Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards will make fans brains ''liquefy'' according to Chris Jericho.The 10th annual rock event will return next month, hosted by the retired WWE wrestler and frontman of Fozzy, who is...

Sobbing Singer Forces Nightwish Gig To End Early

Scandinavian rockers NIGHTWISH were forced to end a gig in Brazil early on Monday night (10Nov08), after lead singer ANETTE OLZON burst into tears and stormed offstage. The band were midway through their performance in...

Nightwish Announce New Singer

Finnish rockers NIGHTWISH have finally replaced their former frontwoman TARJA TURUNEN, 19 months after the singer was sacked. Anette Olzon, a 35-year-old Swede, has already taped her parts for the next Nightwish album, due in...

Nightwish Seeking New Sound With Turunen Replacement

Finnish rockers NIGHTWISH are not concentrating solely on singing skills as they search for a TARJA TURUNEN's replacement - they also require beauty and self-confidence. Turunen was axed in a letter given to her...

Turunen Threatened To Quit Nightwish Before Sacking

Finnish singer TARJA TURUNEN threatened to quit metal band NIGHTWISH, before being sacked by her bandmates in October (05). Turunen was axed in a letter given to her in Helsinki, Finland, by her former...

Nightwish Stand By Singer Sacking

NIGHTWISH frontman TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN stands by his decision to sack the band's singer TARJA TURUNEN - but admits it was on the hardest things he's ever done. The Finnish band dispensed with Turunen's services...

Turunen Already Planned To Quit Nightwish

LATEST: Finnish singer TARJA TURUNEN already planned to quit metal band NIGHTWISH, before being sacked by her bandmates last month (OCT05). Turunen was axed in a letter from her former colleagues, who accused her...

Nightwish Axe 'Diva' Singer

Finnish goth-metal band NIGHTWISH have dramatically sacked their lead singer at the end of their biggest world tour - branding TARJA TURUNEN as greedy and impossible to work with. Turunen, who is classically trained...


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