Edmonton Sun: Beyond The Bluster, OZZY's A Nice Guy

Kerry Diotte of the Edmonton Sun reports that a pair of local salon employees got up close and personal with Ozzy Osbourne. And one of the two women says Ozzy's not really like the ill-tempered, foul-mouthed man he comes across as on his reality TV show "The Osbournes". Nor did he seem like the scary ...

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NEW JERSEY METAL AND HARDCORE FEST To Debut In The Fall

MassConcerts, the promoter of the hugely successful New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, has confirmed plans to expand the festival into new territories beginning with Asbury Park, N.J., in the fall of this year. The New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest will be held at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex on Friday, November 14 and ...

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STRYPER To Kick Off Reunion Tour In Early October

Legendary Christian rock band STRYPER have announced plans to embark on their first-ever reunion tour this fall to celebrate the quartet's 20th anniversary. The band's first nationwide performance junket in more than 12 years is slated to kick off in the Northeast in early October. The tour will run across the United States, playing approximately ...

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EDGUY Enter German Chart At No. 57!

German melodic metallers EDGUY have entered the German Media Control album chart at No. 57 with their double live album, "Burning Down The Opera". Sound clips from the CD are available for download from the group's official web site at this location. The band, whose last studio CD, "Mandrake", was released in 2001, ...

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HELLTRAIN Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Swedish "death-rockers" HELLTRAIN have signed with Nuclear Blast Records. The band, whose lineup includes Pierre Törnkvist (vocals, guitar), Oskar Karlsson (drums, guitars), and Patrik Törnkvist (guitars, organ, piano, bass), are at Dugout Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARKANE) recording their debut album for a November release. ...

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You Can Be OZZY's Neighbor

World Entertainment News Network reports that the house next door to the Osbournes' Beverly Hills spread has been put up for sale — prompting speculation that living next door to Ozzy Osbourne and his family isn't ideal. The six-bedroom mansion, which is on the market for $9 million, is owned by the family who were ...

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LEGEND To Hit The Road, Begin Work On New Album

LEGEND, the classic NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) band from Jersey, U.K., have reformed and will start rehearsals in July with the prospect of doing some shows before the end of the year. Work on new material will begin in late 2003 with a view toward releasing a new album 2004. The current ...

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ANTIMATTER To Team Up With NEST For Finnish Tour

Britain's ANTIMATTER, the melancholic brainchild of ex-ANATHEMA man Duncan Patterson, will team up with Finland's NEST for a short Finnish tour in late July. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 23 – Turku, FIN @ Old School Club Jul. 24 – Hämeenlinna, FIN @ Metropol Club Jul. 25 – Helsinki, FIN @ Stella Star Club ...

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MNEMIC Tap FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY Man To Remix Album Cut

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have tapped legendary FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY man Rhys Fulber (FEAR FACTORY, PARADISE LOST) to remix their track "BloodStained" for inclusion on a special edition of their forthcoming debut album, "Mechanical Spin Phenomena", and on an exclusive club ...

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METALLICA: Headed For Another No. 1?

METALLICA, who moved nearly 418,000 copies of "St. Anger" from Thursday to Sunday last week, are expected to chalk up another 400,000 or so in the album's first full week on sale, according to Hits Daily Double. This tally may not be enough to hold off the challenge for the No. 1 spot from Luther ...

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