SHARON OSBOURNE: 'OZZY Will Die A Tortured Soul'

Sharon Osbourne is featured on the cover of the August issue of Ladies' Home Journal, which hits newsstands tomorrow (July 9). In the accompanying interview, Sharon offers some interesting insights into husband Ozzy Osbourne. "As funny and robust and bat-biting as people may think he is, Ozzy has the lowest self-esteem you've ever seen, and ...

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METALLICA's Back Catalog Doing Brisk Business

METALLICA's back catalog is continuing to sell at a pace that far exceeds that of most of their counterparts, with four of the group's albums receiving multi-platinum certifications from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) last month. The following are the latest METALLICA releases to get certified: "…And Justice For All" (1988) 8x Platinum ...

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SAVATAGE Mastermind Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA IV

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon "The Mountain King" Oliva will join FATES WARNING's Ray Alder as a special guest at ProgPower USA IV on Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6 at Earthlink Live in Atlanta. "I think bringing Jon and Ray to the fest simply adds to the mystique of the show," said promoter Glenn Harveston. ...

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475,000 tickets sold for SARS concert in Toronto

Toronto Star reports that as of the weekend, 475,000 tickets for the star-studded concert to help the SARS-stricken Canadian city have been sold, J.P. Pampena, a spokesman for the event, said Monday. Of those, 50,000 were sold to U.S. consumers. Organizers say sales will likely be capped at 600,000 tickets although Pampena said the facility, ...

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GOTHAM ROAD To Sell New Demo At Upcoming Shows

GOTHAM ROAD, the new band featuring frontman Michale Graves (MISFITS, GRAVES), guitarist Loki (ANGELSIN, GRAVES guitar tech), bassist JV Bastard (MISTER MONSTER), and drummer Paul Lifeless (A LIFELESS ALLIANCE, MISTER MONSTER), are in the process of mixing a six-song demo at Demolition Studios with engineer Harry Jack and expect to have it mastered and pressed ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Lands Part In 'Live Freaky! Die Freaky!'

Kelly Osbourne is the latest cast addition to the forthcoming animated/puppetry film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!", according to the film's official web site (www.livefreakydiefreaky.com). The Hellcat Pictures production was written and directed by independent filmmaker John Roecker and produced by RANCID/TRANSPLANTS guitarist/vocalist Tim Armstrong. Described as "an epic motion picture of puppet proportions," the film ...

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TENEBRE Part Ways With Keyboardist, Announce Replacement

Sweden's TENEBRE have parted ways with keyboardist Julius after he "lost two fingers in a shark-related accident while on holiday," according to the group's official web site. In his place, the band have enlisted Ivana. Ivana will make her live debut with the group at the Party.San Festival in Bad Berka, Germany on August 7. ...

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PYREXIA Announce New Drummer

Reunited Long Island, New York-based death metallers PYREXIA, who recently signed an exclusive distribution deal with Crash Music, have added drummer Justin Dipinto to the group's lineup. "Justin is best known for his recent work behind the kit on MALEVOLENT CREATION's 'The Will To Kill' [album] and is a welcome addition to the group, solidifying ...

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TED NUGENT's Family Forced From Home By Mold

Ted Nugent's family had to move to one of his northern Michigan cabins after their home became contaminated with mold, according to the Associated Press. "It's been an absolute nightmare," said Shemane Nugent, who is residing in one of her husband's cabins in northern Michigan with the couple's 12-year-old son, Rocco. "We've been told that ...

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