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Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Paul O’Neill died from prescription drug overdose

Posted by on May 30, 2017

Trans-Siberian Orchestra founder Paul O’Neill tragically died just under two months ago at the age of 61. At that time, his cause of death was from “chronic illness.” Today (30), TMZ and The Associated Press received a copy of O’Neill’s autopsy report reading his passing was intoxication. O’Neill suffered from a handful of health ailments […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Paul O’Neill’s best Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra tracks

Posted by on April 17, 2017

The very idea of a rock opera was a bit antiquated when Paul O’Neill helped take the reins of a Florida metal band named Savatage in 1987. Long gone were the days when kids flocked to record stores to pick up The Who’s Tommy or Pink Floyd’s The Wall, but this was the stuff upon […]

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra leader Paul O’Neill dead at 61

Posted by on April 5, 2017

Although there’s no specific word on the cause of death, Trans-Siberian Orchestra producers and band leader Paul O’Neill died yesterday from a chronic illness at the age of 61. The band shared the following in a Facebook post: The entire Trans-Siberian Orchestra family, past and present, is heartbroken to share the devastating news that Paul […]

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes history with groundbreaking sales

Posted by on January 12, 2017

It appears that in order to make groundbreaking sales, one should have a clone, or double according to “holiday” rockers Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO). We’re not stating this is a bad thing either, just a smart business transaction. For those that barely listen to TSO aside from the holiday season, they are a project founded by […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/11: Sales play it safe

Posted by on January 11, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The debut week drought continues, but it seems we’ll be seeing more action in the weeks to come. In the meantime however, many albums have reappeared on the charts thanks to a combination of […]

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Metal by Numbers: The best-selling rock and metal in 2016

Posted by on January 5, 2017

Mid-last year, we broke down what the biggest-selling albums of 2016 were through the first four months of the year. A lot more records came out since then, and with the year over, we’ve taken a look at what the biggest-selling metal and hard rock records in 2016 were. Notice we didn’t say “of” 2016, […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/4: New year, new Nine Inch

Posted by on January 4, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s been two weeks, but Metal By Numbers is back with its first edition for 2017. If you’re at all familiar with how records sales and release schedules work or you just read this […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/14: Warner Bros. has a top debut?

Posted by on December 14, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   This week’s top debut is odd for a few reasons. First of all, it’s a big name release coming out in the middle of the December, which doesn’t happen often. Second, said release […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/7: Black (album) Friday sales

Posted by on December 7, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We now come to the time of year on Metal By Numbers where list of debuts grows very small. This week feels particularly bare after Metallica’s album sales were revealed last week. But we’ve […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/30: Metallica return with a number one debut (duh)

Posted by on November 30, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Before August this year, fans kept out a casual eye for news of the next Metallica album. It’s been eight years and for a while all we had to go off of was a […]

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