METALLICA To Appear At England's READING FESTIVAL

METALLICA are in negotiations to appear at the Reading Festival in the U.K. next summer. The 55,000-capacity event is scheduled to take place Aug. 21-24, 2003. As a result of this development, METALLICA are no longer believed to be planning an appearance at Donington Park, U.K. in June. Upcoming METALLICA tour dates are as follows: ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Mystery Neighbor Revealed

The Osbournes' noisy neighbour has been revealed as forgotten '80s pop star Owen Paul, Ananova.com reports. Viewers of the reality TV show's first season saw Sharon Osbourne throwing a large leg of ham over the fence in protest of the mystery neighbor's all-night partying. Paul, who had a hit with "My Favorite Waste Of Time" ...

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AEROSMITH Cop Lands On Desk Duty

The NYPD (New York Police Department) inspector under investigation for allegedly helping AEROSMITH rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry get gun licenses was placed on modified duty yesterday, the New York Post has reported. Inspector Bernard Petrofsky, former head of the NYPD License Division, was assigned to desk duty — and his gun and badge ...

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Former DIO Guitarist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former DIO/WORLD WAR III guitarist TRACY G has completed work on his latest solo CD, "Deviating From The Set List", featuring covers of classic rock tunes. The album, which reportedly took a year to record, includes guest appearances from 24 artists, among them Ralph Saenz (vocals - ATOMIC PUNK, METAL SHOP), Ray Luzier (drums - ...

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TURBONEGRO Classics To Be Reissued

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — will have two of their classic albums reissued in January on compact disc in a revised packaging. "Apocalypse Dudes" will contain three enhanced bonus video tracks — the promo clips for "Get It On" and "Are You Ready For Some Darkness", plus a live clip ...

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DEFTONES Guest Vocalist Makes Music Available Online

Singer Rodleen, who provided guest vocals on the DEFTONES "White Pony" album track "Knife Party" has made available in MP3 format 52 songs from 1997 at her site www.anarchyawakening.com Rodleen will be hosting a party on Dec. 23 at the Dragonfly in Hollywood, California, where she will perform with a band along with other featured ...

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PARADISE LOST: More European Dates Announced

PARADISE LOST have announced additional dates for their upcoming European tour, set to take place during February/March. They are as follows: Feb. 13 - La Teire - Strasbourg, FRA Feb. 14 - Tor 3 - Dusseldorf, GER Feb. 15 - PC69 - Bielfield, GER Feb. 16 - Collumbafritz - Berlin, GER Feb. 17 - Easy ...

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OPETH To Tour U.K. In March

Acclaimed Swedish metallers OPETH will embark on a U.K. tour in March. This trek will be the first of two U.K. tours planned for 2003, and is very specifically geared towards the heavier material featured on the group's recent "Deliverance" CD. The second, yet-to-be-scheduled tour is planned to show the "Damnation" side of OPETH — ...

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HANOI ROCKS Guitarist To Star In 'OSBOURNES'-Style TV Series

HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy and his wife Angela will star in an "Osbournes"-style reality sitcom, set to premiere on Finnish television next fall. The show, which has a working title of "Andy and Angela Show", will be produced and directed by the bass player and music video director Tuukka Temonen from the Finnish national ...

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