'The Osbournes': Scripted Or Real?

Verne Gay of Newsday.com is reporting that "Tuesday's season finale of 'The Osbournes' finally appeared to confirm the charge that has dogged the MTV show since it debuted — that some scenes and dialogue were scripted because, well, no one acts that weird in real life (right?). "But the operative word is 'appear.' The final ...

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DEICIDE's 'Anti-Christian' CD Faces Australian Ban

The Australian Government has moved to ban the sale to children of a CD by DEICIDE amid concerns it incites violence, hatred and the killing of Christians, according to News.com.au. Attorney-General Daryl Williams said the Government was concerned about lyrics in the CD by DEICIDE entitled "Once Upon The Cross". Williams said he understood the ...

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HATESPHERE To Release EP In December

Danish death-thrashers HATESPHERE will enter the studio the first weekend in September to record a couple of cover songs plus a brand new track. In addition, they will mix three or four live songs which were recorded at their hometown show earlier this year. The whole package will be released as a mini-CD through Italy's ...

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TED NUGENT Comments On California Recall Election

Ted Nugent was a guest on MSNBC's "Scarborough Country" on Tuesday (August 12). Asked by guest host Steve Malzberg about the upcoming California recall election of Governor Gray Davis, and his thoughts on Arnold Schwarzenegger's liberal beliefs, which include gun control and pro choice regarding abortion, Nugent said, "That doesn't disturb me, because it's early ...

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ENTOMBED: 'Inferno' Vinyl Edition To Include Bonus Track

The vinyl version of ENTOMBED's latest album, "Inferno", will include a special bonus cut called "When Humanity Is Gone". The 2-LP set is due on August 18 through the band's own Threeman Recordings. Also scheduled to be released on the same day are vinyl version of "Uprising" and "Morning Star". "Inferno" will receive a U.S. ...

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AMORPHIS: Finnish Tour Dates Announced

AMORPHIS have announced the following Finnish dates in September: Sep. 11 - Bar Kino – Pori, FIN Sep. 12 – Pakkahuone - Tampere, FIN Sep. 16 - Hotelli Lappee - Lappeenranta, FIN Sep. 17 – Foxia - Oulu, FIN Sep. 18 – Puijonsarvi - Kuopio, FIN Sep. 19 – Lutakko - Jyväskylä, FIN Sep. 20 ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES To Enter Studio In The Fall

Swedish melodic metallers NOCTURNAL RITES are continuing to write material for the follow-up to 2002's "Shadowland", tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. "We're getting more and more songs done and finally hearing the new record take shape," bassist Nils Eriksson writes on the band's web site. "In my ears it sounds pretty ...

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ANGRA Bassist Apologizes For RHAPSODY Slam

ANGRA bassist Felipe Andreoli has issued a statement apologizing for his recent comments about Italian melodic metallers RHAPSODY in the pages of the Brazilian magazine Cover Baixo. In the interview, Andreoli and SHAMAN bassist Luis Mariutti implied that RHAPSODY were nothing more than a studio band and accused the Italian act of relying ...

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H.I.M.: Love, Metal And Jägermeister Chess

According to Chessbase.com, Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. got together with members of a local chess club "for an evening of chess (and drinks and stuff)" during their recent stay in Mannheim, Germany. Chaos Mannheim, founded in 1987, calls itself one of the "most serious chess clubs in Baden. They do appear to have a strong ...

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