OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI And...PHIL COLLINS?!

OZZY OSBOURNE's backing band on a rendition of BLACK SABBATH's "Paranoid" at this weekend's Queen of England's Golden Jubilee celebration consisted of SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Pino Palladino, and none other than ex-GENESIS mainman Phil Collins on drums. No, we're not kidding. In related news, BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward gave an excellent interview ...

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DEE DEE RAMONE Reinvents Himself As A Painter

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Dee Dee Ramone has been a rapper and a ghost writer since leaving THE RAMONES, and now he's trying his hand as a painter. Dee Dee's art will figure in among works by John Lennon, David Bowie and Bob Dylan at "Rock ...

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IMPELLITTERI To Issue "Best Of" CD

On September 21st, IMPELLITTERI will be issuing a "best of" CD in Japan, featuring unreleased bonus tracks. In other news, IMPELLITTERI is on the verge of inking a major label deal in Europe for the group's latest release, System X. A September release is expected, to be followed by a possible tour. ...

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KISS Perfume On The Way?

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Daily News: We're not sure if we'd like to smell like Gene Simmons, but that isn't stopping the KISS rocker from launching a line of perfume named after his band. "KISS just sounds perfect for a fragrance," Simmons told us at Tuesday's FiFi Awards, ...

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LOCKUP: "We Are Not Just A Project Band"

LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, and DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, have posted the following message via their official web site at www.lockup666.com: "Rehearsals start for our first festival of the summer, Hultsfred, in Sweden on the 14th ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Cancel El Paso KID ROCK Gig

MONSTER MAGNET's previously announced gig with KID ROCK at UTEP Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas, originally scheduled for tonight, June 6th, has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. MONSTER MAGNET are still scheduled to support KID ROCK in Lubbock and San Antonio prior to their headlining show in Hollywood, California ...

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H.I.M.: Complete European Festival Itinerary Revealed

Finnish "love metal" gods H.I.M. have lined up the following European festival appearances during the summer: Jun. 13 – Hultsfred, SWE @ Hultsfred Jun. 28 – Roskilde, DEN @ Roskilde Jul. 03 – Athens, GRE @ Rock Wave Jul. 05 - Rimavska Sobota, SK @ Rock Pop Jul. 07 - Sofia, BUL @ Arena Muzika ...

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Ex-OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer To Offer Lessons On The Road

Former OZZY OSBOURNE drummer Brian Tichy will be offering private drum and/or guitar lessons while on tour this July and August throughout the US and Canada as the percussionist for BILLY IDOL. "Unfortunately a drum set will not be available in the hotels," writes Tichy on his web site, "but there is still plenty that ...

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