THE OSBOURNES To Host Benefit

According to the New York Daily News, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are opening their house of mayhem on March 19 for a party to benefit Elton John's AIDS Foundation and Sharon's Colon Cancer Foundation. Tony Bennett will perform. The guest of honor is Elizabeth Tayor. Daughter Kelly Osbourne, if she's in town, will be solo. ...

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FINNTROLL: New Music Posted Online

Finland's FINNTROLL have posted a preview of their upcoming "acoustic/experimental" CD, titled "Visor Om Slutet", at this location (.zip file, approximately 1.30 MB in size). The group's first with new singer Tapio Wilska, "Visor Om Slutet" is slated for release this spring. FINNTROLL will enter the studio later in the year to record ...

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MOTHRA To Play Los Angeles Gig In May

MOTHRA, the new project featuring guitarist Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT, SOULFLY), bassist Tumor (ex-SNOT, AMEN), drummer Roy Mayorga (SOULFLY), guitarist Levon Sultanian (ONESIDEZERO), and vocalist Jason Radford (ONESIDEZERO), will make their next live appearance in Los Angeles in May, according to the group's official web site. More information will be made available soon. ...

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SILVERCHAIR Announce New York City Dates

Australia's SILVERCHAIR are confirmed to play in New York City for the first time in nearly four years. The dates will happen on May 19 and 20 at the Bowery Ballroom. These concerts are intended to make up for the sold-out shows which needed to be cancelled in mid-2002 due to frontman Daniel Johns' ill ...

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MERCENARY Hard At Work On New Album

Denmark's MERCENARY will enter producer Jacob Hansen's (INVOCATOR, RAUNCHY) newly-built recording studio to finish laying down the basic tracks for their third full-length album, due in the fall through Holland's Hammerheart Records. The vocals will be done in two or three sessions in April and May, and the mixing is scheduled to be completed in ...

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IRON MAIDEN More European Dates Announced

IRON MAIDEN have announced addition dates as part of the European leg of their "Give Me Ed Til I'm Dead" tour. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: May 26 - Toulouse, FRA @ Zenith May 27 - Toulon, FRA @ Zenith May 31 - Donington Park, UK @ Download Festival Jun. 03 - Katowice, ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN: New Video Directed By MICHAEL MOORE

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have finished filming a video for the track "Boom!" with director Michael Moore ("Bowling for Columbine", "Roger & Me"). "Boom!" comes off the band's gold-certified collection of outtakes and other previously unreleased tracks, "Steal This Album!" "Michael Moore seemed like the only real choice for directing," SYSTEM OF A DOWN ...

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BRITNEY: FRED DURST 'Leaped In Too Deep, Too Quick'

Pop singer Britney Spears has hit out at LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst for constantly speaking out about her in the press. Asked by Glamour magazine if she and Durst had really fallen for each other, Spears said: "I think him for me, but not me for him." She added: "He's said some pretty amazing ...

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