OZZY And His Team Of Doctors On OZZFEST Tour

Richard Johnson of The New York Post's "Page Six" reports: "Ozzfest is going to be a little less raucous this year due to Ozzy Osbourne's recent all-terrain-vehicle accident in England. 'His doctors have said he needs six to eight months of rehab, which will end exactly when Ozzfest begins,' said our insider. 'His doctors did ...

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SYSTEMATIC Guitarist Produces Oakland's OMISSA

SYSTEMATIC guitarist Adam Ruppel is currently producing a new six-song demo from the Oakland, California-based quintet OMISSA (formerly HAPPY ENDING). The group's last five-song demo/CD (released under their previous moniker) can be downloaded via the group's official web site: www.omissa1.com. OMISSA will play their first Bay Area headlining show on March 5 at ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Confirmed For YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's U.S. Tour

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch and his solo band have been officially confirmed as the support act for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN on his upcoming U.S. tour. Joining Lynch in his group will be singer Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) and drummer Jeff Martin (RACER X vocalist). GEORGE LYNCH supporting YNGWIE ...

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JOSH TODD: New Band Photos Posted Online

Former BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd his backing band — Jesse Logan (guitars), Mike Hewitt (guitars), Mark John (bass) and Kent Ross (drums) — did a studio photo session with Larry Marano of London Features International Ltd. on Friday, February 13 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Check it out here. As previously reported, Todd will ...

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WARRANT: New Tour Dates Announced

The newly revamped WARRANT, featuring new vocalist Jaime St. James (of BLACK 'N BLUE fame) alongside original members Erik Turner (guitar), Jerry Dixon (bass) and Joey Allen (lead guitar), plus returning drummer Mike Fasano, have announced their first two shows since parting ways with singer Jani Lane. They are as follows: Mar. 03 - Riverfront ...

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Report: Metal Bands Rocked By Slump

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News is reporting that three of the biggest metal acts of the last four years — LIMP BIZKIT, KORN and P.O.D. — have slumped in sales and shrunk in power, hobbled by a trend in rock radio to favor lighter, artier or more retro-oriented bands. P.O.D. has suffered ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Action Figures Coming In October

McFarlane Toys has announced plans to release a MÖTLEY CRÜE "Deluxe Boxed Set" of action figures in October 2004. No further information is available at this time. Tempe, Arizona-based McFarlane Toys has several successful music lines, including KISS, OZZY OSBOURNE, THE BEATLES' "Yellow Submarine", METALLICA, JIM MORRISON, IRON MAIDEN's "Eddie", ROB ZOMBIE, JANIS ...

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RUSH: 30th Anniversary Tour Details Revealed!

As promised, RUSH have revealed the first details of their 30th Anniversary Tour via their official web site, Rush.com. Around 40 North American dates have been scheduled so far, beginning on May 28 in Charlotte, NC and concluding on August 22 in the band's hometown of Toronto, Canada. Also available are the details of the ...

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