SHARON OSBOURNE Denies KELLY Was Dropped Due To Low Record Sales

Sharon Osbourne has refuted press reports that Kelly Osbourne was dropped by Epic Records after her debut album, "Shut Up", sold fewer than 150,000 copies. According to the family's spokesperson, Sharon and Sony (Epic's parent company) mutually agreed that Kelly would jump ship after Tommy Mottola stepped down as Sony boss in January. It was ...

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420 MONKS To Make Radio Appearance

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, the band featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, will be appearing live on the Atlanta radio station 96.1 FM this Sunday, May 11. The show airs at 9:00 p.m. EST and can be streamed live ...

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SHADOWCAST Set Release Date For 'Near Life Experience'

Austria's SHADOWCAST, the project featuring AMORTIS keyboardist Clemens Mayr and ABIGOR/DARKWELL drummer Moritz Neuner, have set a June 23 European release date through CCP/SPV Records for their sophomore album, "Near Life Experience". Upcoming SHADOWCAST tour dates: May 24 - Wien, AUT @ Planet Music (Monsters of Death) Jun. 18 - Laa a. d. Thaya, AUT ...

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OPIATE FOR THE MASSES Announce Tour Dates

Phoenix, Arizona-based OPIATE FOR THE MASSES have lined up the following dates during May: May 27 - Hollywood, CA - The Whisky May 29 - Orange County, CA - Hoagie Bar Michaels May 30 - San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick May 31 - San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick OPIATE FOR THE ...

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DOPE: BILLY IDOL Cover Posted Online

New York-based DOPE have posted their cover of BILLY IDOL's "Rebel Yell" on their official site at this location. The band are currently on the road with TAPPING THE VEIN and ZUG ISLAND as part of the "40 Days Faded" tour. Upcoming DOPE tour dates: May 10 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance ...

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AEROSMITH Unveil Special Ticket Packages For KISS Tour

Live Daily reports that AEROSMITH are offering members of their fan club — Aero Force One — a choice of three premium ticketing packages for the band's upcoming co-headlining tour with KISS, the most extravagant of which costs $595. That price will get the buyer early entry into the venue, backstage access to a pre-show ...

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HALFORD Manager On Cancelled Tour: 'We Are Moving On'

HALFORD manager John Baxter has issued a statement defending the band's decision to travel with three buses on the ill-fated The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour and rejecting as baseless accusations that the group's allegedly over-inflated traveling costs ultimately contributed to the tour's cancellation. Baxter's latest statement reads as follows: "3 buses. "1 for ...

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