OZZY, SHARON OSBOURNE "Adopt" Cancer Orphan

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are opening their hearts and wallets to their daughter's best friend — who lost his mom to the same cancer Sharon is battling, according to the New York Post. Robert Marcato's mom, Regan, died last week at 36 of colon cancer. Now Ozzy and Sharon will "adopt" Robert, pay for his ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD: We're Writing New Lyrics As A Group

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has revealed that, for the first time in the band's history, they are writing song lyrics as a group. "Scary thing is that it is actually working, it just takes longer," Hetfield stated. "The feeling that everyone can get behind the lyrics as a group, is addressing one of those doubts ...

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VOIVOD To Begin Pre-Production For New CD In September

VOIVOD are continuing to demo material for their much-anticipated reunion album with vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), which is tentatively due in early 2003, presumably through Century Media Records. "Our goal is to have 25 [songs] done by the end of August," drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin) stated via the band's official web site. "We ...

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Former AEROSMITH Managers Sell Rights To Band's Catalog

Mosaic Music Publishing has purchased a 50% interest in AEROSMITH's catalog from Daskel, LLC and Seldak, LLC companies operated by AEROSMITH's early managers Steve Leber and David Krebs, according to Hits Daily Double. Sources place the deal in the neighborhood of $15 million. As part of the pact, AEROSMITH will continue to own the other ...

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BLACK CROWES Frontman Returns To Action With "New Earth Mud"

BLACK CROWES frontman Chris Robinson will issue his solo debut, entitled New Earth Mud, on October 22nd via Best Buy's Redline Entertainment label. Like the singer's recent live shows, New Earth Mud finds Robinson primarily assisted by producer Paul Stacey, who also plays guitars, drums, and keyboards throughout the 12-track set. BIG SUGAR members Gordie ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Sign New Record Deal

After six months of negotiations, Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have officially inked a new deal with Spinefarm/Universal Records. The group's new single, "You're Better Off Dead", is currently set for a September 16th release. Also included on the CD will be the group's cover of THE RAMONES classic "Somebody Put Something In My Drink". As ...

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