OZZ-Less-FEST Rocks On

Ching Lee of Appeal-Democrat reports that OZZY OSBOURNE's decision to avoid playing Wednesday (July 8) at Ozzfest's Marysville, California stop didn't dampen the spirits of the estimated 13,000 fans who began flooding the gates of the Sleep Train Amphitheatre before 9 a.m. Ozzy Osbourne, known to many as the Prince of Darkness and godfather of ...

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Are 'Hair Metal' Bands Making A Comeback?

Daniel Shearer of The Princeton Packet reports that for those who will cheer, even those who will sneer, the undeniable fact remains: Hair bands are making a comeback. Propelled to mega-stardom by nearly 10 years of continuous airplay during the '80s and early '90s, the genre bore the brunt of countless jokes as grunge bands ...

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NEVERMORE To Support TYPE O NEGATIVE In Seattle?

Seattle's NEVERMORE will reportedly be playing a hometown show with TYPE O NEGATIVE at Showbox on Tuesday, August 19. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, NEVERMORE will be playing a hometown CD release party on July 18 at Studio 7 in Seattle, Washington. This is an all-ages show and alcohol will ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Release New EP

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD are preparing to release a new EP which is to include four new songs and four cover tunes. Among the cuts set to appear on the effort is a song called "Love", which is said to incorporate all of the heaviness of past STRAPPING YOUNG LAD releases with a bit of dark ...

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JETHRO TULL Leader To Embark On Solo Tour

JETHRO TULL leader Ian Anderson will embark on a two-month solo tour in the fall in support of his forthcoming disc, "Rupi's Dance". The solo tour — dubbed "Rubbing Elbows with Ian Anderson" — is described on JETHRO TULL's web site as "an intimate evening of acoustic songs, music and bawdy tales." "Rupi's Dance", due ...

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NY Times: METALLICA Thrashes Back to 80's Angst

Jon Pareles of The New York Times reports that METALLICA brought along a fan club for its Summer Sanitarium tour: the other four hard-rock bands on the bill at Giants Stadium Tuesday night (July 8) . One by one they gave testimonials to METALLICA's influence. MUDVAYNE's lead singer, Chad Gray, wore a METALLICA T-shirt. Chino ...

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