KISS, AEROSMITH Lining Up Fall Arena Dates

KISS and AEROSMITH are finalizing plans to follow their summer tour of outdoor venues with a run of arena dates this fall, according to Billboard.com. The new arena leg will comprise about 20 shows starting Oct. 24-25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The two bands stand to gross up to $46 ...

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OZZY Tour Manager Death Likely Due To Throat Cancer

Mike Martindale of The Detroit News is reporting that the tour manager for Ozzy Osbourne likely died as a result of throat cancer, but results of his autopsy could take several weeks. Robert "Bobby" Thomson died Thursday afternoon in his room at the Townsend Hotel (photos) in Birmingham. He was in town with ...

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Man Stabbed During HATEBREED Concert In Providence

A man was stabbed during a HATEBREED concert Thursday night (July 24) at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, according to WPRI Fox Providence. Two young men started fighting over a woman around 9:00 p.m. and one of them stabbed the other in the stomach with a folding knife. The wound was minor, ...

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Plan To Honor OZZY OSBOURNE Splits His Childhood Community

A plan to give Ozzy Osbourne the freedom of his Birmingham birthplace has split the community where he once lived, according to icBirmingham.co.uk. Coun Tony Kennedy (Lab, Aston) is leading a crusade to honor the bat-eating rocker in Aston where he was born and bred. But Coun Ayoub Khan (Lib-Dem, Aston) said: "This would send ...

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THE DATSUNS Frontman: 'We Are The Most Faggy Band At OZZFEST'

The New Zealand Herald is reporting that "THE DATSUNS have been touring the American mid-west as part of Ozzfest, the travelling hard rock and metal festival headlined by OZZY OSBOURNE. They've been the opening act on the main stage but it seems they don't quite fit. Speaking to Rolling Stone, [bassist/vocalist] Dolf De Datsun said: ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Requests Case Be Diverted To A Drug Court Program

STONE STEMPLE PILOTS/VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland appeared in a Burbank, California, court on Friday (July 25) to request his case be diverted to a drug court program, where his possession charges could be dismissed upon completion of the program, according to MTV.com. Eligibility is typically based on possession for personal use, not for sale, ...

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Star-Telegram: DAVID LEE ROTH's Sleaziness Gets The Better Of Him

Dave Ferman of the Star-Telegram is reporting that former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth's Thursday night (July 24) show at a "maybe one-quarter full NextStage [Dalls, Texas] started a full 30 minutes late and left little room for middle-ground opinions: Roth is either a pathetic display of a once-mighty has-been whose politically incorrect lowbrow ...

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SLAYER's KERRY KING On Next Album: Don't Expect Anything Slow

SLAYER have already written 10 songs for their next studio album, tentatively due before April 2004, the group revealed to MTV.com. Five of the songs have been jammed out by guitarist Kerry King and drummer Dave Lombardo, two other have been penned by guitarist Jeff Hanneman and recorded using a drum machine, and the remaining ...

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JIMMY PAGE: Rock Is Coming Back, But LED ZEPPELIN Isn't

In an exclusive interview with Britain's Sun, LED ZEPPELIN guitar legend Jimmy Page made it clear that while he feels that rock is back, its revival won't include a reunited ZEPPELIN — at least for now. "The group members have not actually discussed [a possible reunion]," Page said. "Everyone thinks we're doing it and it's ...

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