JASON NEWSTED To Audition For OZZY OSBOURNE!

In what has the potential to turn into a bizarre game of musical chairs, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted is set to audition for the slot in OZZY OSBOURNE's band left vacant by the recent departure of current METALLICA four-stringer Robert Trujillo, a spokesperson for Newsted has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Jason, who is already confirmed to ...

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HALFORD U.S. Tour To Begin In Late April

HALFORD's upcoming The 2003 North American Metal Gods Tour will begin in late April in the Northwest, according to HALFORD manager John Baxter. The full lineup for the tour, which will be covering "various genres of metal," will be announced soon. ...

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POWERMAN 5000, STONE SOUR To Team Up For U.S. Tour

POWERMAN 5000 will be teaming up with STONE SOUR, OUTSPOKEN and RA for a six-week North American tour beginning in mid-April, according to an official press release. Dates are still being added, but the tour will be hitting most major U.S. cities and possibly a few Canadian towns as well. Some of the shows are ...

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Just Call Them THE O$BOURNE$!!

Ozzy and wife Sharon Osbourne, stars of MTV's reality series "The Osbournes", raked in about $60 million last year — vaulting them ahead of fellow rocker Elton John in Heat magazine's survey of the top-grossing British rock acts. That's still no match for THE ROLLING STONES, who pulled in about $112 million, or top-grosser Paul ...

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THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE Announce Upcoming Dates

THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE (a.k.a. TITT), the Phoenix, Arizona-based band featuring former ICON guitarist Danny Wexler, have lined up the following dates during March: Mar. 01 - Nita's Hideaway - Tempe, AZ Mar. 14 - Tempe Music Festival - Tempe, AZ Mar. 16 - The Rain - Las Vegas, NV (w/ KISS) THIEVES IN THE ...

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IN FLAMES Working On New EP

Sweden's IN FLAMES are currently in the studio working on an upcoming EP release, due in late spring. More details about the EP will be announced very soon. Confirmed dates for the MUDVAYNE/IN FLAMES U.S. tour are as follows (note: MINISTRY is no longer part of this package): Mar. 08 - 2003 Pittsburgh, PA - ...

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TAROT Set Release Date For 'Suffer Our Pleasures'

Finland's TAROT, the group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala, have set a May 19 Finnish release date for their new album, entitled "Suffer Our Pleasures". A single featuring the track "Undead Son" is slated for release on April 14. A "best of" collection, appropriately titled "The Best Of Tarot", is due on Feb. 28. ...

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TWO HIT CREEPER Split Up

Los Angeles-based TWO HIT CREEPER have officially split up. The group, whose most recent demos were produced by SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, had originally caught the interest of ORGY frontman Jay Gordon, who wanted to issue the band's debut CD through his Division One imprint (a plan that was later abandoned). Guitarist Jim and vocalist ...

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GRAVE Announce European Tour

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have confirmed an European Tour to promote their successful comeback album, "Back From The Grave". Support at all dates will come from DEFLESHED. Tentative dates are as follows: Mar. 28 – Uppsala, SWE @ Felini Mar. 29 – Stockholm, SWE @ TBA Mar. 30 – Malmö, SWE @ TBA Mar. ...

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