Review: No OZZY OSBOURNE At OZZFEST, But The Bands Play On

Kelefa Sanneh of The New York Times reports that Ozzfest organizers announced at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday (August 19) that Ozzy Osbourne was ill and wouldn't be performing at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. "Refunds were available, but most people stayed," he writes. "There were no further reports on Mr. Osbourne's ...

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DIMENSION ZERO: New Song Available For Download

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO, who feature in their ranks IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson, have set an October 13 European release date through Regain Records for their sophomore full-length album, "This is Hell". A full-length MP3 of the track "Blood On ...

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KING DIAMOND Set Release Date For 'The Puppet Master'

KING DIAMOND have set an October 21 release date through Metal Blade Records for their new album, "The Puppet Master". The CD will contain a bonus disc of King telling the story of "The Puppet Master" in full make-up. Massacre Records (King's European label) will also release "The Puppet Master" on regular vinyl and as ...

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METALLICA Announce Club Show In New York City!

METALLICA will perform at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on Friday, August 29 as part of a private club show put on by 92.3 K-ROCK (WXRK). Fan Club members can enter to win tickets at www.metclub.com, or you can listen to 92.3 K-ROCK (WXRK) and call in to win every time you hear ...

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Federal Agency Fines GREAT WHITE, Club Owners For Safety Violations

Jack Russell Touring Inc., the corporate entity that handles business affairs for GREAT WHITE, faces a $7,000 fine by the federal agency that regulates workplace safety for failing to protect employees from fire hazards, according to the Providence Journal. In addition, The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Derco LLC, the business that ran ...

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DEFTONES Bassist Explains CHINO MORENO's Groin Injury

DEFTONES bassist Chi Cheng recently spoke to MTV.com about the injury suffered by the band's vocalist Chino Moreno forced the DEFTONES to cancel a handful of Summer Sanitarium dates before the tour ended August 10. Although it was reported as a "groin injury," Cheng has a much more cringe-worthy description of his singer's diagnosis. "It ...

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METALLICA To Perform At '2003 MTV Video Music Awards'

METALLICA are the latest addition to the performance lineup for the "2003 MTV Video Music Awards", to be held Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. They join previously announced performers MARY J. BLIGE, 50 CENT, GOOD CHARLOTTE, COLDPLAY and CHRISTINA AGUILERA. As previously reported, METALLICA's "St. Anger" has been nominated in the ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: New Sound Clips Posted Online

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have posted several sound clips from their sophomore album, "II", due on September 29 through MTM Music. The follow-up to the group's self-titled debut features guest appearances from guitarist Steve Vai (DAVID LEE ROTH, ...

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