BILLY SHEEHAN To Play On STEVE VAI's New CD

Billy Sheehan will play on guitarist Steve Vai's upcoming solo album, the bassist has confirmed via his official newsletter. "We had such a great time playing together on tour we decided to play together on Steve's upcoming new record. Also, a DVD of the Steve Vai tour last fall will be coming soon! We shot ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE On MTV Show: This Is Our Last Season

MTV's second season of "The Osbournes", due to begin Nov. 26, will be the series final season, Sharon Osbourne told ABC's Barbara Walters in an interview that will be broadcast on "20/20" Wednesday. "We can't do it anymore." Osbourne, who is fighting colon cancer, said the show has "changed us all so much." Her teenage ...

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THE POWER OF METAL 1 Festival Gets Scaled Down

Florida's The Power of Metal 1 festival, previously set to take place on Nov. 18 at Tabu Nightclub in Orlando, has been rescheduled for Nov. 20 at The Social. Susan Elder, The Power of Metal 1 festival promoter stated: "The show is going to be a lot more intimate. We lost our big sponsor, Mars, ...

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MAX CAVALERA To Make Dutch 'Spoken Word' Appearance

Former SEPULTURA and current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera will appear at Crossing Border festival, dubbed "the largest spoken/word festival in combination with music, literature and film in Europe," on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Melkweg in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Max had previously appeared at the event back in 1997. For more information on the Crossing Border ...

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COURTNEY LOVE: 75% Of KURT's Personal Documents Remain Private

The following item was originally published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Smells like mean spirit. That's what Courtney Love thinks of critics of her decision to release the journals of her late husband, Kurt Cobain. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview, Love told us she'd protected Cobain's surviving friends and family by ...

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H.I.M.: 'Love Metal' Mixing Sessions Get Underway

H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo, bassist Migé (a.k.a. Michael Eros) and recording engineer Hiili Hiilesmaa spent a few days at the end of October at London's Sphere Studios mixing two tracks for the group's forthcoming album, tentatively titled "Love Metal", with producer Tim Palmer (OZZY OSBOURNE, U2, SEPULTURA). The same team will travel to Los Angeles ...

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SOULGRIND Announce Finnish Gigs

Finland's SOULGRIND, featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja Kemppainen, have lined up the following dates during December: Dec. 20 – Helsinki, FIN @ Stella Star Club (w/BARATHRUM, GLOOMY GRIM) Dec. 21 – Turku, FIN @ TVO Club (w/BARATHRUM, GLOOMY GRIM) ...

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TROUBLE Cancel Illinois Gig

The reunited TROUBLE — guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner — have cancelled their previously announced headlining gig at Riley's Rockhouse in Aurora, Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 30. No reason was given for the cancellation. ...

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