OZZY OSBOURNE To Appear In Next 'Die Hard' Movie?

OZZY OSBOURNE is being tipped to play a baddie in the next "Die Hard" movie, according to www.megastar.co.uk. Osbourne will reportedly appear in the film alongside Britney Spears, who is being lined up to play Bruce Willis' daughter in the fourth burnt offering of the explosive film franchise. In other news, Pepsi is to premiere ...

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ROSE TATTOO: What We Did On Our Vacation

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO are currently on a break while the various members of the group pursue other projects. According to the band's official web site, these are some of the non-TATTOO activities currently being pursued: - "[Frontman] Angry Anderson is the lead in a new movie called 'Sixteen G's'...it's about the underworld and ...

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DROWNING POOL: 'We Are Not Looking For DAVE WILLIAMS II'

Since reconvening late last year, the surviving members of DROWNING POOL have written more than half a dozen instrumental songs, which drummer Mike Luce described to Rolling Stone as ranging from their heaviest material ever to a track that might be their lightest (tentatively titled "Pussy Control"). "The only thing that kept us positive was ...

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SKINLESS Joined By ORIGIN Drummer

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have tapped ORIGIN drummer John Longstreth to join the group during the recording sessions for their forthcoming CD and the subsequent touring activities in support of the album. "John and SKINLESS have been good friends and we've always had the greatest respect for him as a musician," the band said ...

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ADEMA Sign Management Deal

ADEMA, who feature in their ranks Jonathan Davis' little half-brother Marky Chavez, have inked a management deal with Scott Welch and Mark Botting at Mosaic Media Group (GREEN DAY, ALANIS MORISSETTE, OUTKAST, THEY WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF THE DEAD). The band, who were previously managed by Terry Lippman, are preparing to record ...

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SHADOWS FALL To Support CHILDREN OF BODOM, SOILWORK In Europe

Massachusetts-based SHADOWS FALL will support CHILDREN OF BODOM and SOILWORK during their European tour in April/May. However, due to their participation in the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest in mid-May, SHADOWS FALL will not be able to complete the tour and will be replaced for the last five shows by German melodic black/death metallers ...

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OVERKILL Members Launch All-Out Thrash Assault With SPEED KILL HATE

OVERKILL members Dave Linsk (guitar), Derek Tailer (guitar), and Tim Mallare (drums) have formed a new "old-school thrash" project called SPEED KILL HATE. The band, who are completed by vocalist Mario (formerly of Linsk's pre-OVERKILL band ANGER ON ANGER), are currently writing and recording the material for their debut record, tentatively due later in the ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE Name New CD

Montreal's SLAVES ON DOPE have set "Metafour" as the title for their sophomore CD, due in late April early May through Bieler Bros/MCA Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Inches From The Mainline" was recorded in Boca Raton, Florida with producer Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, EARSHOT). "Finishing touches are being added to the record and ...

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