QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Cancel European Shows

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE cancelled the last three shows of their European tour as a result of a mysterious ailment suffered by bassist Nick Oliveri. The affected dates are as follows: Strasbourg, France on Nov. 29, Paris, France on Nov. 30, and Amsterdam, Holland on Dec. 2. No official statement has yet been released ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Finish Recording New Album

Reunited NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD have finished tracking their first full album of new songs since 1993's "Death & Progress" and are currently mixing the effort with producer Andrew Scarth for a tentative spring 2003 release. The as-yet-untitled CD, which was recorded at Mad Hat Studios near Wolverhampton, England, will reportedly contain "lots of 'Heavy ...

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France's STONED WIZARDS FESTIVAL Postponed!

The Stoned Wizards Festival, which was scheduled to take place in Paris, France on Dec. 8 has been postponed until the spring of 2003. A new date will be announced soon. Among the artists that were scheduled to appear at the event were CATHEDRAL, HERMANO, NEBULA, THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND, ORANGE GOBLIN, SOLARIZED, LOWRIDER, MISDEMEANOR, ...

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MINISTRY: More European Dates Announced

MINISTRY have announced the following European dates during February/March: Feb. 24 - Amsterdam, NETH @ Paradiso Feb. 25 - Oberhausen, GER @ Turbinenhalle Feb. 26 - Berlin, GER @ Columbiahalle Feb. 28 - Paris, FRA @ Elysee Montmatre Mar. 02 - London, UK @ Astoria MINISTRY's latest studio album, "Animosotosomina", is scheduled to be released ...

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BLAZE To Issue Live Album

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley, will release a double live album on Mar. 24, 2003 via SPV Records. A new studio album — the follow-up to this year's "Tenth Dimension" — is also in the planning stages and can be expected in late 2003. ...

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TOMMY LEE Wrongful Death Lawsuit To Proceed To Trial Phase

The parents of the boy who drowned at Tommy Lee's Malibu home last summer are demanding at least $1,000,000 from the ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer in a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit, according to Celebrity Justice. A court-ordered mediation, which was to begin at the end of this month, has reportedly fallen through, thereby clearing the ...

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KELLY & JACK OSBOURNE: 'THE OSBOURNES' Reality 'Fake'

The first season of "The Osbournes" included sequences staged by MTV, Jack and Kelly Osbourne claimed Tuesday on "Good Morning America". They cited two specific moments that they said MTV had orchestrated — the appearance of a dog therapist, and a dramatic family meeting that ended with Jack storming out. "The most fake thing about ...

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