SHARON Says She Left OZZY For Short Time This Spring

Sharon Osbourne said she briefly left her husband, Ozzy, around the time their teenage son, Jack, entered rehab this spring, according to the Associated Press. The Osbourne matriarch said that while the family was waiting for a bed to become available for Jack at a treatment center, her rock-star husband continued abusing alcohol and prescription ...

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DOPE To Release 'Group Therapy' In October

DOPE will release their third album, "Group Therapy", on October 21 through Recon Records/Artemis, according to Billboard.com. The enhanced disc will feature videos created by frontman Edsel Dope for all 13 songs on the album. "Group Therapy" will be the follow-up to 2001's "Life", which debuted at No. 6 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, and has ...

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HELLOWEEN Guitarist Talks About The 'Shortage Of Men' In America

HELLOWEEN guitarist Michael Weikath recently spoke to KNAC.com about dealing with female attention during the group's early tours in America. "There were groupies, and then there were non-groupies," he explained. "There were some girls who were interested in the personalities. There was something else I found out, too. There's a shortage of men in America, ...

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EMERALD Begin Recording New Album

Swiss melodic metallers EMERALD have commenced the recording process for their third full-length album, "Forces Of Doom", at Mohrmann Studios in Bochum, Germany with producers Detlef Mohrmann and Axel Thubeauville. An early 2004 release through Germany's Crazy Life Music/Shark Records is expected. The complete track listing for "Forces Of Doom" is as follows: 01. Enter ...

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METALLICA Dress Up As LED ZEPPELIN For Magazine Photo Shoot

METALLICA dressed up as LED ZEPPELIN for a photo shoot for Esquire magazine's special 70th anniversary issue, which is scheduled to hit the newsstands next week. "The idea behind the photo shoot, which was held on July 8 at the Hit Factory in New York City, was to have current artists portray certain music icons," ...

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DOHENY Complete Lineup

DOHENY, the Los Angeles-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have completed their lineup with the addition of bassist Tony Freddo. Tony is a California native and has been playing bass for many years. Said Tony: "I am psyched to be a part of ...

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VICTORY FLAG Name New CD

VICTORY FLAG have set "Red Right 88" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due late 2003/early 2004 through Sin Klub Entertainment. The follow up to their EP, "The Soundtrack To Your Miserable Life", will be their second release with the label. Art will be done once again by Jeff Gaither (THE MISFITS, THE ACCUSED, ...

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ANCIENT To Enter Studio In November

Norwegian black metallers ANCIENT will enter the studio in November to record their new album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The CD will be recorded at Mirage and Alpha-Omega studios and the mixing and mastering will take place at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Proxima Centauri" ...

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THUNDERSTONE Begin Mixing Sophomore Album

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have commenced the mixing process for their sophomore album, "The Burning", at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM). The follow-up to last year's "Thunderstone" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne and will include the following cuts, among others: 01. Until We ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'How Black Was Our Sabbath' To Be Published Soon

A brand new BLACK SABBATH biography, titled "How Black Was Our Sabbath", is due soon through Panmacmillan/Sidgwick & Jackson books. Described as "the definitive BLACK SABBATH story, covering the Ozzy Osbourne years, from the band's inception in 1968 through to the demise of the 'Prince of Darkness' at the end of the 1970s," "How Black ...

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