OZZY OSBOURNE To Embark On Canadian Tour

OZZY OSBOURNE is set to embark on a Canadian tour in June. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 01 - Vancouver, BC - GM Place Jun. 04 - Calgary, AB - Saddledome Jun. 06 - Edmonton, AB - Skyreach Centre Jun. 08 - Winnipeg, MB Arena - Winnipeg Jun. 11 - Toronto, ON - Air ...

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RAUNCHY In Pre-Production For Sophomore CD

Denmark's RAUNCHY started pre-production for their sophomore album at singer Lars Vognstrup's home studio this past weekend. According to the band, "We completed one song and have 8 more tracks to go which we plan to record within the next few months." Pictures from the session can be seen here. The follow-up to ...

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SILENCER Add New Guitarist

Colorado's SILENCER have announced the addition of guitarist Dan Lynn to the group's ranks. Lynn joins the band as a replacement for Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), who left the group last October. "Dan proved his ability during his live fill-in appearances and subsequent rehearsals starting back in November 2002, and the band ...

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Judge Rules In Singer's Favor In Battle Over SAXON Name

The legal battle over the SAXON band name between the group's current vocalist Biff Byford and fellow original members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson appears to be over. The following is a statement issued by Byford earlier today: "Today in London at the High Court in the Strand, in a landmark decision for the music ...

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VOIVOD Added To OZZFEST 2003!

Long-running Canadian metallers VOIVOD — who currently feature in their ranks former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted — have secured a slot on the second stage at this year's Ozzfest. An official press release is expected shortly. VOIVOD's self-titled CD is due on March through Newsted's Chophouse label in association with Surfdog Records. A month-long headlining ...

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SPIRITU, DOZER Added To SPIRITUAL BEGGARS/CLUTCH Tour

SPIRITU and DOZER have been added to the European leg of the "Monstergroove 2003" tour, featuring SPIRITUAL BEGGARS and CLUTCH. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 25 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013 Mar. 26 - Groningen, NETH @ Vera Mar. 27 - Lyon, FRA @ Ninkasi Kao Mar. 28 - Vevey, SWI @ Rocking Chair ...

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STEREOMUD To Play Free Show In Atlanta

New York-based STEREOMUD, who feature in their ranks former members of LIFE OF AGONY and STUCK MOJO, will perform a free show at Ten High (Dark Horse) in Atlanta, Georgia on March 4. The group's sophomore full-length effort, "Every Given Moment", is due on April 1 through Loud/Columbia Records. "Every Given Moment" was produced by ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Added To Britain's DOWNLOAD Festival

AUDIOSLAVE are the latest act to have been confirmed for the U.K.'s Download Festival, set to take place May 31-June 1 at Donington Park. Other acts set to appear at the event include IRON MAIDEN, MARILYN MANSON, LIMP BIZKIT and the DEFTONES. Download Festival will highlight the best rock talent in the world today with ...

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