LOLLAPALOOZA Or LOLLAPALOSER?

Lollapalooza organizer Perry Farrell of JANE'S ADDICTION has dismissed the discouraging press surrounding this year's tour, saying that it's not fair to single out Lollapalooza as the only major traveling festival experiencing slow advance ticket sales. Speaking to Kevin C. Johnson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for the paper's Saturday (July 5) edition, Farrell said, ...

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The Press-Enterprise: Metal Fans' Journey Leads To OZZFEST

Matt Surman of The Press-Enterprise reports in the paper's Sunday edition that the Ozzfest concert Saturday (July 5) at the Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen in Devore, California was attended by thousands of people representing various classifications of metal fans: the black-wearers, the muscled and tattooed, the shockers with dyed hair and piercings, the women ...

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VENDETTA RED Singer Says AC/DC's Fans Are 'Blatantly Homophobic'

Andrew Bonazelli of the Seattle Weekly spoke with VENDETTA RED frontman Zach Davidson about the band's negative experience opening for AC/DC earlier this year at New York City's Roseland Ballroom. "It was a fuckin' nightmare, dude," Davidson sighed. "It was scary how blatantly homophobic a lot of that crowd is. AC/DC's music, whether you like ...

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Former NEUROTICA Singer Launches New Project

Former NEUROTICA/ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer is in the process of demoing material with his new project, STARRFACTORY, at an undisclosed studio in Florida. About 12 songs have been constructed thus far and will be recorded with a view toward procuring a record deal. Shaefer is reportedly planning on playing many of the instruments on the ...

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Morning Gig: OZZFEST Openers Hit The Stage Running

George Varga of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports in today's edition that nearly 13,200 fans were at Coors Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California Thursday night (July 3) when heavy-metal legend OZZY OSBOURNE began his headlining performance at Ozzfest 2003. That's about 13,000 more than were present when UNLOCO, a four-man band from Texas, kicked off ...

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