OZZFEST Lineup To Be Announced Next Week

Ozzy and Jack Osbourne will announce the lineup for Ozzfest 2003 on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Acts rumored to be part of the tour include KORN, DISTURBED and CHEVELLE. The announcement will take place during a media lunch at the Osbourne family homestead. The press checks in at the Beverly Hills Hotel at 11:45 a.m., when ...

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ANTHRAX's BENANTE On ARTISTDIRECT: WE Don't Want Any Problems

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has officially confirmed the termination of the group's contract negotiations with ArtistDirect Records (as exclusively reported here yesterday). "ArtistDirect has problems, [and] we don't want to be associated with any problems," Benante explained in an e-mail to a fan. "We're going elsewhere. Can't say where just yet." ANTHRAX's new ...

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Shooting Begins On 'THE OSBOURNES' Finale

Season two of "The Osbournes" ended on Tuesday (Feb. 11) without much of the frenzy and media madness that accompanied last season's finale. MTV officials won't say what's in store for the third — and reportedly final — season. The first of its ten episodes began shooting in L.A. last month. "I think the core ...

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AUDIOSLAVE's MORELLO Stoked About AXIS At LOLLAPALOOZA

AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello revealed during the Lollapalooza press conference on Monday (Feb. 10) that the revived summer tour is fully backing his political organization, Axis Of Justice. The organization, which Morello formed with members of SYSTEM OF A DOWN, hopes to make people aware and pro-active in a socio-political setting. "Yeah, there will definitely ...

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MINISTRY's JOURGENSEN Outlines Touring Plans

MINISTRY's previously announced North American tour with MUDVAYNE and IN FLAMES is far from a done deal, according to MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen. In addition, the group are contemplating launching their own summer tour in the U.S. "with a full line-up of decent bands for a change," according to Al. The following is Jourgensen's latest ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE's SILVER Speaks Out On Upcoming CD

TYPE O NEGATIVE keyboardist Josh Silver recently spoke to Roadrunnerrecords.com about the group's upcoming album, "The Dream Is Dead" and the individual tracks that make up the band's first collection of new material since 1999's "World Coming Down". The following are the a few select excerpts from that discussion: On the album title: "[TYPE O ...

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PARADISE LOST's MACKINTOSH Offers Words Of Praise For Tour Openers

PARADISE LOST guitarist Greg Mackintosh recently offered words of praise for Phildelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN, one of the support acts on their current European tour. According to Mackintosh, the two bands bonded while touring the States and show a mutual admiration for each other's music. "TAPPING THE VEIN have some very well constructed songs, and ...

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