OZZY OSBOURNE Deemed Not Worthy In Bid For Hometown Honor

Ozzy Osbourne will not be getting the Freedom of Birmingham, it was revealed today, according to icBirmingham.co.uk. The campaign to give the former BLACK SABBATH singer the U.K. city's greatest honor has been effectively torpedoed by Liberal Democrat councillors who warned they would vote against any attempt to nominate him. "Frankly I don't ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist NIKKI SIXX Sues VANS, THRASHER Magazine

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has sued a skateboarding magazine and the Vans shoe company for allegedly using his image in an ad without his permission, according to the Associated Press. Sixx, whose real name is Franklin C. Feranna, said in the lawsuit filed Tuesday (September 30) that the defendants used photographs of him with ...

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MESHUGGAH To Release New Music In The Spring

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH will issue a new EP in the spring through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann. The one-song disc will reportedly clock in at over 20 minutes and will "bring the world of extreme music to its knees," according to a posting on the record ...

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DISINTER Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Chicago-based black/death metallers DISINTER have announced the departure of their longtime frontman Zion. The singer, who will be leaving for California in December, will perform his last gig with the group on December 6 at Café Lura in Chicago. DISINTER are currently seeking a replacement vocalist. "We are looking for someone within the metal community ...

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P.O.D.'s New CD To Include Video-Game Bonus

The first one million copies of P.O.D.'s next studio album, "Payable On Death", will come packaged with a second disc housing a Playstation 2 video-game, according to Billboard.com. The video-game will enable the fans to remix a newly recorded, non-album P.O.D. track. The bonus disc will contain a version of the Playstation 2 game Amplitude, ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Drop Off MUDVAYNE Tour, Blame Declining Record Sales

POWERMAN 5000 have withdrawn from their tour with MUDVAYNE, FINGERTIGHT and V-SHAPED MIND after their tour support was reportedly pulled by their record company, Dreamworks Records. The band's frontman, Spider One, has posted the following message explaining the situation: "Alright, everybody. I know you're all anxious to know what's going on with this tour news, ...

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SOULFLY Premiere New Material At D-LOW MEMORIAL Show

The current lineup of SOULFY — mainman Max Cavalera, guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO), drummer Joe Nunez (STRIPPING THE PISTOL), and bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist) — premiered two new songs during their appearance at the 7th Annual Memorial D-Low (Dana Wells) Show in Tempe, Arizona last Saturday (September 27). The tracks, tentatively titled ...

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ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY Announce New Vocalist

Relapse Records recording artists ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY have filled their recently vacated vocalist position with Columbus, OH native Johnny Weils. Weils, whose previous outfit BARBED WIRE DOLLS released two singles on Sympathy For the Record Industry (ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, TURBONEGRO, HOT SNAKES, etc.), replaces former ATP vocalist Johnny Throckmorton. Wiles earned the coveted position on ...

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LAMB OF GOD To Film New Video, Release DVD

LAMB OF GOD will be shooting the video for "Ruin", the second single from their album "As The Palaces Burn", this week in Los Angeles, California with director and friend Dan Rush. The treatment has been described as surreal, complex and disturbing. The video release is set to coincide with the band kicking off the ...

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