OZZY OSBOURNE Up For 'Brummie Of The Year' Award

Neil Elkes of Evening Mail is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne is among the celebrities competing for the "Brummie of the Year" award. Creator Jon Bounds said the award was created to honor Birmingham, England-born and -bred icons who epitomize the down-to-earth qualities of the city. He said: "The one thing that the people of Birmingham ...

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GRIFFIN Enter Studio To Record Japanese Bonus Tracks

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN are currently in the studio recording a couple of cover songs for the Japanese edition of their third full-length album, "No Holds Barred". The CD, which will be released in Japan through Spiritual Beast Recods, will also include the video for the track "The Sentence". As previously reported, "No Holds Barred" ...

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CRIMINAL To Support SIX FEET UNDER In Europe

Anglo-Chilean metallurgists CRIMINAL, featuring former PENTAGRAM frontman Anton Reisenegger, have been confirmed to support SIX FEET UNDER on a two-week tour of Europe starting on February 26. The trek will coincide with the release of CRIMINAL's fourth studio album, "No Gods No Masters", which is due out on February 23. Also on the bill are ...

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THE QUILL Confirmed For MONSTER MAGNET European Tour

Sweden's THE QUILL, the band featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS/ex-FIREBIRD bassist Roger Nilsson and ex-FIREBIRD drummer Jolle Atlagic, have been added to the forthcoming MONSTER MAGNET European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on February 20 and run through April 12. Also appearing on the bill will be Norwegian rock 'n' rollers GLUECIFER. THE QUILL's ...

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MNEMIC: 'Liquid' Video Posted Online

MNEMIC's video for the track "Liquid", the second single off their debut album, "Mechanical Spin Phenomena", has been posted online at this location (file size: 98 MB). The clip, which was directed by Patric Ulleaus (LACUNA COIL, ACE OF BASE, SCOOTER, FREAK KITCHEN, TRANSPORT LEAGUE) of Revolver Film, was shot on the The ...

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AMONG THIEVES Enter Studio To Record Full-Length CD

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, are in the studio recording their debut full-length album, "Beginning of the End", for a 2004 release through Daymare Recordings in Japan. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows 01. Problems Of My Own ...

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METALLICA: 'Monster' Documentary To Receive Theatrical Release In May

METALLICA's much-anticipated documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" — an unusual look at the heavy metal band undergoing group therapy to help its members through addiction, fatherhood and "near-total disintegration" while recording their first original studio album in six years — won't be ready for theatrical release until May, according to MTV.com. Despite the later-than-originally-expected ...

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TOMMY LEE To Play Drums For SKRAPE At Hollywood Gig

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will sit in behind the kit at SKRAPE's show December 18 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California, according to MTV.com. The event will be a returned favor of sorts, since SKRAPE drummer Will Hunt was the touring drummer in Lee's band earlier this year. SKRAPE's sophomore ...

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