Hungary's SUMMER ROCKS 2003 Festival Gets Upgraded

Due to overwhelming demand, the venue for the first day of this year's Summer Rocks 2003 Festival in Budapest, Hungary has been moved to the 15,000-capacity Kisstadion. The second day of the festival will be held, as planned, at the 6,000-capacity Petofi Hall Open Air. The complete lineup of artists scheduled to perform at Summer ...

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No METALLICA For DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL: Promoter

The organizers of the U.K.'s Download Festival have issued a statement denying rumors that METALLICA will make a surprise appearance at the festival this weekend. The statement from Clear Channel, the promoters of the Download Festival, reads as follows: "We are huge fans at Download and would be honored to have them performing at our ...

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GAMMA RAY Perform At Spain's TORRES ROCK Festival

German power metallers GAMMA RAY played their first show of the year at Torres Rock Festival in Spain on Saturday (May 24). According to the group's official web site, "the band were in great shape and performed a set that was pretty similar to the 'Skeletons' tour set, just four or five songs were different." ...

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AMPLIFIER To Support DEFTONES In Manchester

Manchester, U.K.-based AMPLIFIER will support DEFTONES at Manchester Apollo on Wednesday, June 4. Recently signed to Music For Nations Records, AMPLIFIER have just completed mixing their debut album with Chris Sheldon (OCEANSIZE, MY VITRIOL, FEEDER) and are set to master the effort at Abbey Road shortly. AMPLIFIER's debut album is scheduled for release in September ...

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METALLICA's 'St. Anger' To Ship 'Well Over' A Million Copies

METALLICA's "St. Anger" will ship "well over" a million units ahead of its June 10 street date, according to Elektra Entertainment Group Exec. VP/GM Greg Thompson. "This release is a true event, and shows a tremendous amount of evolution and drama," he said in an official statement. "Those lucky enough to have heard it are ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Is Mighty Once Again

HitsDailyDouble.com reports that according to early reports from national accounts, LED ZEPPELIN's new three-CD package of live recordings from two Southern California concerts in 1972, "How the West Was Won", will easily sell 100,000 and may go as high as 120,000 for the week. That figure should be enough to challenge STAIND and the DEFTONES ...

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OPETH Confirm North American Tour With PORCUPINE TREE

Sweden's OPETH have confirmed the dates for their upcoming "Damnation" Tour 2003 with PORCUPINE TREE. The details are as follows Jul. 15 – Toronto, ONT - Opera House Jul. 16 – Montreal, QUE - Medley Jul. 17 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza Jul. 18 – Boston. MA - Berkeley Performance Centre Jul. 19 ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Out Of Rehab?

Jack Osbourne could be out of rehab already. Us Weekly reports that Jack was spotted last week with parents Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne at Ralph's supermarket in Malibu — a scant month after he checked in to the Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, California. and then Visions in Malibu for a drugs-and-drinking problem. Us describes ...

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