BELPHEGOR Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR have parted ways with drummer Torturer. "The break up was done with the best understanding from both parts and without any shit feelings," the band write on their web site. "We will miss this German maniac!" A replacement drummer has yet to be named. BELPHEGOR's fourth full-length album, "Lucifer Incestus", ...

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Report: Top-Grossing OZZFEST Shows Of All Time (1996-2003)

As part of a special spotlight on the Osbournes in the current issue of Billboard, the magazine has compiled a list of the top 10 highest-grossing Ozzfest shows in the travelling festival's eight-year history. Since its inaugural run in 1996, Ozzfest has grossed a staggering $146.5 million from 236 shows that have drawn 3.8 million ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Leaves Intensive Care

Ozzy Osbourne has been moved out of intensive care as he recovers from the crash of an all-terrain vehicle two weeks ago, his family said Tuesday (Dec. 23). Osbourne, 55, fractured his collarbone, eight ribs and a neck vertebra when the 600-pound ATV flipped and landed on top of him at his estate in Buckinghamshire, ...

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MURDERDOLLS Singer To Launch Merchandise Line

MURDERDOLLS singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13) has issued the following update via his official web site, Wednesday13.com: "Seasons beatings to one and all. Here is a report from camp Wednesday. "I've been busy as fuck as of lately. After the IRON MAIDEN and ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: More 'Spoken Word' Appearances Announced

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins has lined up the following spoken-word appearances during January/February: Jan. 13 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre Jan. 14 - Albuquerque, NM - Hiland Theatre Jan. 15 - Amarillo, TX - Nat Ballroom Jan. 16 - Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Live Jan. 17 - San Antonio, TX - Sunset ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Release Retrospective Boxed Set

JUDAS PRIEST have announced plans to release a retrospective boxed set through Sony Music "probably around March 2004," according to a post on the band's web site. "At this time it has not been finally decided whether it will be a 3 CD or 4 CD box possibly including a DVD of some live footage. ...

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NIKKI SIXX: Walking Down Memory Lane

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "First, I'd like to say happy holidays to all rock 'n' roll fans across the planet..... "Xmas is upon us, but no rest for the wicked. One last dirty deed needed to be ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: European Tour Dates Announced

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have announced the details of their upcoming European tour in support of their recently released sophomore album, "II" (MTM Music). Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 04 – Barcelona, SPA @ Bikini Mar. 05 ...

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