OZZY OSBOURNE Hits $50 Million In Merchandise Sales

Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne has passed the $50 million mark in merchandise sales — a record for a heavy metal performer, according to merchandising and licensing company Signatures Network. Osbourne has reportedly amassed $35 million from selling merchandise at concerts like his Ozzfest roadshow and $15 million at retail during the past ...

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Former MY OWN VICTIM Members Join Forces In New Band

Former MY OWN VICTIM members Victor Hillerich (vocals), Jeff Toy (guitar), Todd Conn (bass) and Danny Murphy (drums) have joined forces in a new band called PUREGRAIN. The Kentucky-based group, who are said to be "more in the southern metal vein" than the hardcore rants of MY OWN VICTIM, are working on material for their ...

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EMPEROR Reissues To Include Bonus Material

Candlelight Records has set October 19 and November 2 as the reissue dates for EMPEROR's four genre-defining albums. "Wrath of the Tyrants", "In the Nightside Eclipse", "Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk", and "IX Equilibrum", all currently out of print in the U.S., have been reworked with additional bonus footage and material unavailable on both ...

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STARWOOD: LIZZY BORDEN Under A Different Name

Although promoted as a fresh young act in a similar mold to THE DARKNESS, the recent Metal Blade signing STARWOOD is in fact Eighties heavy metal band LIZZY BORDEN in an all-new guise, according to RockDetector.com. The band comprise vocalist Lizzy (Borden), guitarist Joe Steals, bassist Marten Andersson and drummer Joey Scott (Scott-Harges). ...

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EARACHE RECORDS: 'We Are Proud To Be Working With ADEMA'

Earache Records has issued a press release confirming the signing of ADEMA to a worldwide deal (as first reported here earlier today). Commenting on their decision to sign the band, Earache U.S. label boss Al Dawson said, "We couldn't ignore the fact that ADEMA had sold nearly platinum and they were unsigned. It occurred to ...

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KISS: Two Shows Filmed For Upcoming Concert DVD

According to Billboard.com, KISS filmed two shows this past weekend on their summer Rock the Nation tour for a forthcoming DVD release. Saturday's performance outside Washington, D.C., and Sunday's show in Virginia Beach, Va., are expected to form the basis for the as-yet-untitled project. No release date has been announced. Based on the set lists ...

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SEVENTH ONE Name New Album

Swedish power metallers SEVENTH ONE have set "What Should Not Be" as the title of their sophomore album, due on September 27 through Armageddon Products. Songtitles set to appear on the follow-up to 2002's "Sacrifice" include "Scattered", "How Many Years" and "Eyes Of The Nation". In related news, the "Armageddon Over Wacken" DVD now has ...

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