OZZY OSBOURNE To Return To OZZFEST 2002 Sooner Than Expected

OZZY OSBOURNE will return to his post as the headliner of Ozzfest 2002 sooner than expected, according to MTV.com. Ozzy will resume his headlining slot on August 7th in Clarkston, Michigan, an Osbournes spokesperson has told MTV. The new restart date means Osbourne will only miss two dates of the tour: August 3rd in Columbus, ...

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ANNIHILATOR Guitarist Collapses Following ROCK MACHINA Performance

ANNIHILATOR guitarist Jeff Waters reportedly collapsed from dehydration following the group's July 27th set at Spain's Rock Machina festival, where Waters playing double-duty by also appearing with the headliners SAVATAGE. After a brief stint at a local hospital, the guitarist was back on his feet and performing with SAVATAGE on the remaining dates of their ...

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KORN's BRIAN "HEAD" WELCH: We Are Not Mean And Unfriendly

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch may be a hit with the record-buying masses, but he is not particularly popular with his Los Angeles neighbors, as he recently revealed in an interview. "Where I live in L.A. we rode motorcycles and stuff, and this lady kept calling the sheriff because this one motorcycle was too loud," ...

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TOMMY LEE Leftover Material To Surface On Big, Small Screens

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer TOMMY LEE will have two leftover tracks from the recording sessions for his latest CD, Never A Dull Moment, used as the background music in a couple of upcoming movies, including a documentary starring actress Daryl Hannah in her undercover role as a stripper. "[Daryl Hannah] did this documentary on strippers ...

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PAPA ROACH To Film Video For "Time And Time Again"

PAPA ROACH will shoot a video for "Time And Time Again", the second single from their latest album, Lovehatetragedy, this weekend (August 3-4), in between shows on the Anger Management tour. In other news, PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix recently commented on the arrival of his infant son, Makaile, who will soon mark his debut ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: DAVE LEE ROTH Is An Asshole!

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Sammy Hagar, finished with fellow VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth, is dissing Diamond Dave's oversize ego, deteriorating singing voice and vanishing hairline. Hagar and Roth had been co-headlining this summer's laboriously titled "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for ...

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DOWN's PHILIP ANSELMO Scratches Eye, Band Cancel Montreal Gig

DOWN cancelled their scheduled non-Ozzfest appearance at Montreal's Parc Jean Drapeau last night after frontman Phil Anselmo scratched his cornea at the previous night's show in Clifton Park, New York (allegedly as a result of hitting the mic while headbanging), thus forcing him to wear an eye-patch until his eye has healed. Guitarist Pepper Keenan ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Releasing "Best Of" Album Was Not KISS' Decision

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has rejected accusations by some of the group's fans that the band's upcoming "greatest hits"-style compilation CD, entitled The Very Best Of Kiss (due via Mercury/UTV Records on August 27th), is yet another attempt by the act to cash in on their followers' loyalty. According to Simmons, the decision to release ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Top SPIN's All-Time Greatest Metal Album List

GUNS N' ROSES' 1987 debut release, Appetite For Destruction, took top position in Spin magazine's top 40 list of greatest heavy metal albums of all time, ahead of works by pioneering bands such as BLACK SABBATH and LED ZEPPELIN. The top five "greatest heavy metal albums of all time", as chosen by Spin magazine in ...

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SEPULTURA Collaborate With DJ, Rapper On Covers EP

SEPULTURA are collaborating with Brazilian DJ Zé Gonzales (i.e. PLANET HEMP, RACIONAIS, XIS) and rapper Sabotage on a version of PUBLIC ENEMY's "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos", which will be included on the group's upcoming EP of covers. As of Wednesday, July 31st, SEPULTURA's Igor Cavalera had completed the drum tracks for the ...

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