SLAYER Guitarist KERRY KING: 'I'll Never Forget You, DIME'

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "First of all, I want to thank everyone for the e-mails, gifts and overall well-wishing in the aftermath of this tragedy. It's unimaginable how this could ever happen. I don't know if I'll ever get over the reality ...

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Specialist: 'OZZY Has Had Cosmetic Surgery'

ContactMusic.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne has allegedly followed his wife Sharon's example by having extensive cosmetic surgery, a leading British medical aesthetics specialist claims. Dr. Mervyn Patterson, from the U..K's Woodford Medical Clinic, has studied a series of photos of the former BLACK SABBATH star in 2000, and another collection of up-to-date ...

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THE HAUNTED: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED will embark on a two-week U.K. headlining tour starting on February 24 at London's Mean Fiddler. The trek will also include MARTYR AD and DEAD TO FALL. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: Feb. 24 – London, UK - Meanfiddler Feb. 25 – Birmingham, UK - Academy Feb. 26 – Leeds, ...

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TED NUGENT, ZZ TOP To Jam At Presidential Inaugural Ball

According to Launch Radio Networks, Ted Nugent is coming to town in January for the presidential inauguration. The Motor City Madman, now a resident of Crawford, Texas — where re-elected President George W. Bush also has a ranch — will perform along with ZZ TOP at the Texas State Society Black Tie & Boots Ball ...

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DEICIDE: European Dates Cancelled

Floridian death metallers DEICIDE have cancelled the remainder of their European tour and have flown home from Spain, where they performed this past weekend. An official statement on the matter is expected shortly. ...

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Have A Slice Of Pizza For DIMEBAG DARRELL

Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram reports that the original New York-style pizza restaurant around Dallas is Charlie's, serving the best of Long Island since 1982 off Loop 820. Now an Arlington man who grew up on Charlie's pizza is gone too soon. Charlie's was a 1980s hangout for the young heavy-metal rockers of ...

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