CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL: 'Metal Clinic' Scrapped

The previously announced "Metal Clinic" at this year's Crossroads Guitar Festival, featuring Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Jerry Cantrell (ex-ALICE IN CHAINS) and George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN), has been scrapped due to scheduling conflicts. George will instead join Nuno Bettencourt (ex-EXTREME) and Tony Franklin (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) at the "Shredder's Clinic" Saturday (June 5) ...

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JON OLIVA And TAGE MAHAL Sign With SPV RECORDS

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva has signed a deal with SPV Records to distribute the debut release from TAGE MAHAL. Oliva's first solo release is now complete and will be released worldwide in September/October 2004. The album will feature more than 60 minutes of Jon's solo material recorded by Greg Marchak at Audio Lab Studios and ...

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Former PUSHED Singer Launches PERSQUAREINCH

Former PUSHED singer Travis Neal and has formed a new band with Dan Trujillo (ex-18 BONEZ) on guitar, Shane Monaghan (ex-18 BONEZ) on bass, and Jared Clayton on drums. Dubbed PERSQUAREINCH, the new group "is what I've been starving for for a few years now," said Neal. "There is no boundaries in the writing style, ...

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OZZFEST 2004 Is Looking For Raw Talent

It's the rock & roll opportunity of a lifetime: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are looking for the next great band to rock the Ozzfest 2004 main stage alongside BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER and more. Auditions will be held coast-to-coast to find eight unsigned, undiscovered bands to take part in a final competition yielding one ...

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ADEMA: Anchorage Date Announced

ADEMA will be performing at the William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, AK on Friday, June 11. As previously reported, ADEMA recently went into the studio to record four new tracks that will appear on the group's third full-length album, tentatively due later in the year. The band, who were dropped by ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Honored With 'Legend' Award At MTV VMA JAPAN

Ozzy Osbourne was honored with the "Legend Award" at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2004 on Sunday (May 23), according to The Daily Yomiuri. Introduced as "the Prince of Darkness" by playful British retro rockers THE DARKNESS, Ozzy Osbourne turned up on stage at Tokyo Bay NK Hall with wife Sharon, daughter Kelly and ...

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CATHEDRAL: Two-Disc Compilation Due In July

Earache Records will be issuing a two-CD collection of greatest hits and rarities from U.K. doomsters CATHEDRAL on July 27. Titled "The Serpent's Gold", the set will document CATHEDRAL's entire Earache period, with 27 tracks in total, clocking in at over 2 ½ hours. Disc 1 ("The Serpent’s Treasure") contains all of the band's greatest ...

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