December 2003 - Blabbermouth Archive

BARRY SPARKS Looks Back On 2003: The Best And The Worst

Bassist Barry Sparks (TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DOKKEN, MSG) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Hello and Happy New Year! I am on United Airlines flight 890, flying from Tokyo to Los Angeles. With nothing at all to do, so I guess this is a good time for me to reflect ...

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Report: Canadian Man Sues Over Alleged Fraud In NIRVANA Guitar Sale

Terri Theodore of Canada.com is reporting that a businessman who thought he had a guitar belonging to late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain is suing a Washington state man for fraud. The lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court claims Earnest "Guitar" Bailey falsely represented a left-handed Fender Stratocaster guitar as Cobain's. Phil Gross, a resident of ...

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LINKIN PARK, EVANESCENCE Among Top-Selling Albums Of 2003

Nielsen SoundScan, the entertainment industry's data information system that tracks point-of-purchase sales of recorded music product, and Nielsen BDS, the music industry's leading song monitoring service, have announced their 2003 year-end sales and airplay monitoring data through December 28, 2003. 2003 Top Ten Selling Albums (01/01/2003-12/28/2003) 01. 50 CENT – "Get Rich or Die Tryin'": ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Re-Record Song For Upcoming Debut

VELVET REVOLVER are expected to return to the studio this weekend to re-record one of the songs slated for inclusion on the group's debut CD, an informed source has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. It is believed that the track in question is being re-recorded at the insistence of vocalist Scott Weiland, who was reportedly unhappy with how ...

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PROTOTYPE Announce New Drummer

Los Angeles-based progressive thrash metal band PROTOTYPE have announced the addition of drummer Sam Aliano to the group's ranks. "Sam hails from the great country of Australia and has established himself as one of that country's top drummers," according to an official press release. "Now in Los Angeles, Ca., Sam has been building a reputation ...

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OZZY's Son LOUIS: 'All I Want Him To Do Is Get Better'

Ozzy Osbourne missed out today on the wedding of his eldest son, Louis, in Ireland, according to the Belfast Telegraph. Louis, 28, married Irish girl Louise Lennon, 30, with the reception held in Kinnitty Castle in Birr, Co Offaly. Around 160 guests attended the fairy-tale wedding, including Louis's mother Thelma (Ozzy's first wife) and his ...

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