OZZFEST 2004: Kansas Police Arrest 16 For Underage Drinking

Undercover police officers in Bonner Springs, KS charged 16 persons during Ozzfest on August 10 with either furnishing a commercial malt beverage to a minor or being a minor in possession, according to The Kansas City Star. "That's Verizon Amphitheater," said Bonner Springs Police Lt. Rick Schubert, who supervises the detail looking for underage drinkers ...

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VAN HALEN Cancel Carolinas Concerts, Cite 'Scheduling Conflicts'

VAN HALEN have canceled their Sept. 12 concert in South Carolina and their Sept. 14 concert in North Carolina, citing scheduling conflicts. A Sept. 15 show in Greenville's Bi-Lo Center remains on the schedule. Gary Bongiovanni, editor-in-chief of Pollstar, a publication that tracks U.S. concert business, said VAN HALEN has sold well in some markets ...

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AUDIOSLAVE's TOM MORELLO Believes BUSH 'Can Be Beaten'

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello will assume his NIGHTWATCHMAN persona on the Rock Against Bush tour, which is being launched by activist organization Punk Voter this fall. The lineup will also feature MIDTOWN, ANTI-FLAG, the AKAS and others, with Morello confirmed to perform on about half of the 15 scheduled ...

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Guitarist AMY SCHUGAR Pens Track For Wrestler HAVOK

Acclaimed female guitarist/songwriter Amy Schugar has finished writing and recording an all-instrumental track for an Arizona-based wrestler named Havok. "This song is a customized, personalized song just for him," Amy writes on her web site. "When he walks out on to the stage (all 6 foot 7 of him), this song pumps up the crowd!! ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Vs. JACK KOSHICK: Bounced Checks And Threats Of Bodily Harm

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost and ex-HELSTAR singer James Rivera, have issued the following press release regarding their dealings with well-known heavy metal concert promoter Jack Koshick (Milwaukee Metalfest, March Metal Meltdown): "To date, SEVEN WITCHES has played three Koshick events, and until recently, was always treated well. However, following ...

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WIZARD Commence Songwriting Sessions For New Album

German power metallers WIZARD have commenced the songwriting sessions for their sixth album, tentatively due in May 2005 through Limb Music Products. The follow-up to 2003's "Odin" will be recorded during January/February 2005 and will feature "WIZARD-style" lyrics again, "just as the fans expect them to be," according to a posting on the Limb Music ...

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