OZZFEST 2002: ROB ZOMBIE Moves To Main Stage, DOWN, HATEBREED Join Power-Packed Package

ROB ZOMBIE has taken the nod to fill the slot vacated by the CHRIS CORNELL/RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE band on the Ozzfest main stage this summer. ZOMBIE maintains, though, that he will still put on a stripped-down show that he has been wanting to do for a while now. He recently commented in the Los Angeles Times about the his decision: "As much as I love the big show and all the production, it becomes this huge thing of its own. Sometimes the show is so huge everything else gets lost...I haven't done anything like [this] in 12 years or something." Taking ZOMBIE's place in the headlining position on the second stage will be DOWN, the New Orleans-based supergroup fronted by PANTERA's Philip Anselmo and also featuring members of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, EYEHATEGOD, and CROWBAR. The band released their their highly-anticipated second album, Down II, last week. HATEBREED has also been tapped for the second stage in the slot preceding DOWN. Their second album, Perseverance, was issued last week as well. And for the first half of Ozzfest 2002 party rocker ANDREW WK will party on the second stage. SWITCHED has been added to the second half of the tour.

Along with these additions to the bill there are some date changes as well. The July 10th Jones Beach show has been moved to Scranton, Pa., and the Indianapolis and Cleveland dates have flip-flopped: Cleveland is now Aug. 4th and Indianapolis is Aug. 13th.

Here is the revised line-up of performers at the North American edition of Ozzfest 2002:

Main Stage
OZZY OSBOURNE
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
ROB ZOMBIE
P.O.D.
DROWNING POOL
ADEMA
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

Second Stage
DOWN (headliner)
HATEBREED (second headliner)
MESHUGGAH
APEX THEORY
LOSTPROPHETS
PULSE ULTRA
NEUROTICA

Third Stage (first half)
FLAW
3RD STRIKE
OTEP
SEETHER
ILL NINO
ANDREW WK

Third Stage (second half)
MUSHROOMHEAD
SOIL
CHEVELLE
GLASSJAW
THE USED
SWITCHED

In other Ozzfest-related news, the Ozzfest UK show, which is scheduled to take place on May 25th at Castle Donington, will feature performances by the following acts, among others:

OZZY OSBOURNE
TOOL
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
SLAYER
LOSTPROPHETS
CRADLE OF FILTH
MILLENCOLIN
ADEMA
DROWNING POOL
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

Kerrang!/Radio One Stage
HUNDRED REASONS
ILL NINO
AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE
HELL IS FOR HEROES
MUSHROOMHEAD
OTEP
PULSE ULTRA
DANKO JONES
NONPOINT
ANTIPRODUCT

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