FOZZY: 'No Gimmicks, No Wigs, All Heavy Kick-Ass Music'

FOZZY vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "2004 is going to be the year of the FOZZ, to say the least! Myself, [guitarist] Rich [Ward, ex-STUCK MOJO] and new producer Rick Beato are in preproduction for the new, all-original FOZZY record as we ...

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Report: OZZY OSBOURNE's Early Home Up For Sale

James Carteledge of ic Birmingham is reporting that a rural retreat once owned by Ozzy Osbourne is up for a sale at £475,000 (approximately $840,000). Ozzy lived at Bullrush Cottage in Ranton Green, near Stafford, with his first wife Thelma Mayfair more than 20 years ago and now current owners Phillipa and Roland Stigwood are ...

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BRUTUS To Support MACABRE, CEPHALIC CARNAGE In Europe

Dutch death metallers BRUTUS have been confirmed to support MACABRE and CEPHALIC CARNAGE on their upcoming European tour. This tour will hit most places in Europe and will commence at the end of January. Tentative schedule is as follows: Jan. 29 - Arnhem, NETH @ Goudvishal Jan. 30 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob Jan. 31 ...

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DEVILDRIVER Singer Takes The High Road In KATAKLYSM Dispute

DEVILDRIVER singer Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has responded to KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono's accusation that DEVILDRIVER are "trying to make themselves look real [metal] by getting on real metal tours." In a press statement issued earlier today, Iacono voiced his frustration over the fact that DEVILDRIVER were chosen over KATAKLYSM to be one of the ...

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VISCERAL BLEEDING Enter Studio To Record Sophomore Album

Swedish death metallers VISCERAL BLEEDING have entered Flatpig studios (web site) in Malmö with producer Robert Ahrling (ORIGINBLOOD, SPAWN OF POSSESSION) to record their sophomore album, tentatively due next spring through Retribute Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "Remnants of Deprivation" will be "faster, more brutal and even more violent than its predecessor," ...

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DOHENY Guitarist Presents Award To LED ZEPPELIN

DOHENY guitarist Billy Morrison (CAMP FREDDY, ex-THE CULT) recently presented an award to kings of rock LED ZEPPELIN. Here's his side of it: "Last Thursday (Dec. 11), I was lucky enough to be asked to present LED ZEPPELIN with the Surround Artist Of The Year Award for their current DVD. I threw a suit and ...

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