SHARON OSBOURNE's Talk Show Already a Target

Sharon Osbourne's new talk show, produced by Telepictures Productions, doesn't arrive until September, but it's already getting a bad buzz in the business, according to FOXNews.com. Osbourne's executive producer, Mary Duffy, has apparently not made a lot of friends in the business despite, or because of, long stints with other shows such as Montel Williams'. ...

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IN FLAMES To Open For METALLICA In Spain

Sweden's IN FLAMES will be opening for METALLICA on June 22 at La Peineta in Madrid, Spain. Also set to appear on the bill are STONE SOUR and an as-yet-undisclosed local act. IN FLAMES' brand-new single, "Trigger", will be released on Monday, June 17 through Nuclear Blast Records. ...

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ZWAN Cancel European Dates

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and ex-A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, have cancelled the remainder of their European tour due to "family reasons." No other details are currently available. ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. DARK FUNERAL will perform a one-hour set on the festival's "Blackstage" on Saturday, Aug. 2 beginning at 7:15 p.m. The complete ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Singer To Co-Host 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell has been tapped to co-host ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for an entire week starting Monday (June 16). Performing on the program during the week will be a handful of artists on the upcoming Lollapalooza tour, including THE DONNAS, ROONEY, KINGS OF LEON, former "Jackass" troublemaker Steve-O and JANE'S ADDICTION themselves. ...

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ROCK NEVER STOPS 2003: Complete Itinerary Released

The complete itinerary has been released for the forthcoming Rock Never Stops 2003 tour, featuring WHITESNAKE, WARRANT, KIP WINGER and SLAUGHTER. It is as follows: Jul. 11 - Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena Jul. 12 - Hartford, CT @ CTNow.com Meadows Music Jul. 13 - Trenton, NJ @ Sovereign Bank Arena Jul. 15 - ...

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IGGY & THE STOOGES To Play Detroit In August

A reunited IGGY POP & THE STOOGES will play the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on Aug. 14, according to the Detroit Free Press. Tickets are expected to run from $22 for lawn seats to $48 for pavilion seats. Sale info is not yet available. Also scheduled for the bill: New York noise-rock ...

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SEX PISTOLS To Reunite For North American Tour

Punk veterans the SEX PISTOLS will reunite for a North American this summer. The legendary outfit have confirmed two shows for August, and are expected to announce more dates in the coming weeks. But, according to frontman John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten), the band will never write or record another original song. He told Rolling ...

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METALLICA Trick The Tricksters

When MADONNA fans tried to download new tracks from her "American Life" album, they were greeted with a nasty verbal message from Madge herself. METALLICA have taken a slightly different route, according to MuchMusic.com. Those seeking new tracks from the bands "St. Anger" release on peer-to-peer networks have ended up with incomplete tracks at best, ...

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