DEFTONES Singer: 'JACK OSBOURNE Seems Like A Nice Kid'

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno has rushed to Jack Osbourne's defense, calling him a "nice kid" and labelling Hollywood "weird". Ozzy Osbourne's 17-year-old son recently checked into the Las Encinas detox hospital in Pasadena, California after admitting he got "caught up" in a "drugs and alcohol" lifestyle. Jack also recently admitted the celebrity he had acquired ...

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WHITESNAKE Frontman Defends Decision To Join ROCK NEVER STOPS Tour

WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale has addressed fan concerns over the group's decision to embark on this summer's Rock Never Stops 2003 package tour alongside WARRANT, SLAUGHTER and KIP WINGER. The trek, which will reportedly feature WHITESNAKE in the headlining slot, is tentatively set to kick off on July 18. In a posting to WHITESNAKE's official ...

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SKIN: Photos From Liverpool Gig Posted Online

Former SKUNK ANANSIE frontwoman Skin played Academy 2 in Liverpool. England on Saturday, May 3. Click here to check out the photos. Skin's debut solo album, "Fleshwounds", is due on June 9 through EMI Records. "Fleshwounds" was recorded in two bursts — first in 2001, in Belgium, with producer David Kosten, and then ...

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FIREBIRD To Support FU MANCHU In Europe

Britain's FIREBIRD, the band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will support FU MANCHU on their upcoming European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 06 – Manchester, UK - Academy 2 Jun. 07 – Dublin, IRL - The Village Jun. 08 – Belfast, IRL - Limelight Jun. 09 – Glasgow, SCO - ...

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EXCITER To Re-Record Classics For Upcoming 'Best Of' Compilation

Canadian thrash pioneers EXCITER will enter the studio next month to re-record 16 of their "best" songs for an upcoming "Best Of" album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The group, who were recently rejoined by frontman Jacques Belanger, will re-record material from the following albums: "Heavy Metal Maniac", "Violence and Force", "Long ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: I'm Losing Sleep Over War In Iraq

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins recently spoke to Australia's Beat magazine about the war in Iraq. "It's a whole new thing," Rollins said. "I really wonder about that guy [George Bush]. In fact now I'm losing sleep over it. I'm serious — I'm actually losing sleep. What worries me is that there's a lot more ...

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SADUS: In Writing Mode!

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS, who feature in their ranks current TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Jon Allen, are working on the material for their next album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004. "We're not casting illusions or any visions of anger on you," the band said in a statement on their ...

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ST. VITUS Announce One-Off Gig In Chicago

The classic "Born Too Late"-era lineup of doom legends ST. VITUSDave Chandler (guitar), Scott "Wino" Wienrich (vocals), Armando Acosta (drums) and Mark Adams (bass) — will take the stage together for the fist time since 1991 on Tuesday, July 1 at the Double Door in Chicago, Illinois. Dave Chandler had this to say ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Members Refuse To Rule Out Reunion

Despite previous reports to the contrary, former LED ZEPPELIN members John Paul Jones (bass/keyboards) and Jimmy Page (guitar) have refused to rule out persistent rumors that they would perform again as LED ZEPPELIN. "You can never say never about anything," Paul Jones told BBC News in an interview published Tuesday (May 6). "Maybe we could ...

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