SHARON OSBOURNE: Wave Of Talk TV Future?

Pat Nason of United Press International reports that "The Sharon Osbourne Show", one of the more successful new entries in the field of syndicated TV talk shows, may be helping to push the genre away from the sensationalism typified by Jerry Springer, toward a more family friendly tone. Sharon Osbourne began her life of celebrity ...

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DESTRUCTION To Team Up With DEW-SCENTED For European Tour

German thrashers DESTRUCTION will be teaming up with DEW-SCENTED for a European tour beginning in February 2004. The exact cities and dates will be announced soon. DESTRUCTION's latest CD, "Metal Discharge", was released in the U.S. late last month through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Antichrist" marks the recording debut with the ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Part Ways With Drummer

MONSTER MAGNET have parted ways with drummer Micheal Wildwood (ex-CHROME LOCUST). No reason was given for Wildwood's departure. The band are currently recording their new album, tentatively entitled "Monolithic Babies", with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, SPINESHANK, ANDREW W.K.). The CD, the group's first with bassist Jim Baglino (LORD STERLING), will feature such cuts as ...

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SUFFOCATION Name New CD

Reunited New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have set "Souls To Deny" as the title for their first full-length release since 1995's "Pierced From Within", tentatively due in the spring through Relapse Records. The songwriting process for the follow-up to the 1998 "Despise The Sun" EP has reached the midway point and plans exist for the ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Debut To Be Mixed By ANDY WALLACE

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have officially selected Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SEPULTURA, SLAYER) to mix their debut album, tentatively due in ...

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Renowned Session Drummer Loses Battle With Cancer

Renowned drummer Tony Thompson, who performed with LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones during the 1985 Live Aid reunion, and who also rehearsed with the members of ZEPPELIN for a short-lived project in 1986, passed away earlier today after a battle with renal-cell cancer. Donations can be made at

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AC/DC On New THE ROLLING STONES DVD

THE ROLLING STONES' new 4-DVD box set "4 Flicks" includes a four-minute twenty-second piece on the jams with AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young, with snippets of the jams in Sydney, Leipzig & Hockenheim, as well as comments from the STONES and AC/DC. Also included is a report from the Toronto SARS concert with some ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Nominated For A SURROUND MUSIC Award

Zakk Wylde's BLACK LABEL SOCIETY have received a "Best Live Video" nomination at this year's Surround Music Awards for their recently-issued concert DVD, "Boozed, Broozed & Broken-Boned". The prestigious event takes place on December 11 and 12 (with the awards on the evening of the 11) and features a veritable who's-who of music industry personalities, ...

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Former Members Of CIRCLE II CIRCLE Release Statement

Former CIRCLE II CIRCLE members — John Zahner (keyboards), Christopher Kinder (drums), Matt La Porte (guitars), Kevin Rothney (bass) and Shane French (guitars) — have issued the following statement regarding their departure from the group: "As we approached the upcoming [European] tour with SAXON and DORO, there were many financial and logistical issues that needed ...

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