RONNIE JAMES DIO On 'THE OSBOURNES': 'OZZY Has Been Used'

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Ronnie James Dio believes that Ozzy Osbourne's current prevalence in the media will ultimately harm his musical legacy — particularly in the eyes of those "intelligent" enough to see how Ozzy "has been used" as a marketing tool by those around him. "I think that the things [Ozzy]'s done should be ...

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FIVE POINTE O Split With Vocalist, Guitarist

Chicago's FIVE POINTE O have parted ways with vocalist Daniel Struble and guitarist Sharon Grzelinski. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "FIVE POINTE O regretfully announces that of Friday Dec. 6th Daniel and Sharon have decided to part ways with the band. Though this has been a tremendous blow to the ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Intact, Putting Finishing Touches On 'Chinese Democracy'

Rumors that GUNS N' ROSES cancelled their tour because of the departure of guitarist Robin Finck and bassist Tommy Stinson are false, a spokesperson for the band told Launch. The spokesperson wouldn't give any details surrounding the reasons that concert promoter Clear Channel Entertainment and GUNS N' ROSES ended their tour affiliation, but did say ...

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METALLICA: More European Dates Announced!

More shows have been announced for the forthcoming METALLICA summer 2003 European tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 6-8 – Nürburgring, GER @ Rock Am Ring Jun. 6-8 – Nürnberg, GER @ Rock Im Park Jun. 13 – Imola, ITA @ Heineken Jammin' Festival Jun. 26 – Roskilde, DEN @ Roskilde Festival ...

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OZZFEST 2002 Top-Grossing Festival Tour Of The Year

OZZY OSBOURNE's travelling metal extravaganza, Ozzfest, was the lone festival tour among the top 25 tours in the world for 2002, grossing $24.5 million, according to Billboard Boxscores. SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY was the top performer of the year, raking in $126.1 million. Rounding out the top five were the ROLLING STONES ($90 million), CHER ($67.6 ...

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'Spinal Tap' Joins National Film Registry

"This Is Spinal Tap", the 1984 Rob Reiner spoof rockumentary, was recently nominated, along with 22 other films, to be preserved by the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. Also selected for the honor was the 1991 John Singleton gangster film "Boyz N the Hood", which co-starred Ice Cube. The 2003 slate, chosen ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE: Upcoming Show To Be Recorded

TRANSPORT LEAGUE's show at Belsepub/Underground in Gothenburg, Sweden on Jan. 17, 2003 will be recorded by the Swedish National Radio for broadcast sometime in the spring. In other news, the band will be entering Grand Glam Recordings in late February for an unspecified "recording session." ...

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