Poll: THE OSBOURNES Are In Danger Of Overexposure

OZZY OSBOURNE and his family are in danger of media overexposure, according to 58% of voters taking part in a recently completed Billboard.com poll. Out of 5,302 respondents, 31% believe that the family's television show, the Ozzfest concert tour, book deals, and a seemingly endless stream of media appearances have tarnished their initial appeal. An ...

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DESTRUCTION Outline Upcoming Touring Activities

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION have confirmed the following dates during June/July: Jun. 15 – Rappenau/Stuttgart, GER @ Limbach Jul. 27 – Steenwijk, NETH @ Stonehenge Festival In other news, a UK tour featuring DESTRUCTION, KREATOR and EDGUY, is currently being planned for late October/early November. A DESTRUCTION tour of Australia will likely follow in November, ...

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EDGUY Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary With Special Gig

German melodic metallers EDGUY celebrated their 10-year anniversary by playing a very special show at Stadthalle in Offenbach, Germany on May 31st. Also appearing on the bill were German thrashers KREATOR. EDGUY's complete set list for the show was as follows: 01. Intro 02. Wake up the King 03. Tears of a Mandrake 04. Painting ...

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IRON MAIDEN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Vocalists To Appear On SACK TRICK CD

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson and former RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White are among the guests appearing on the upcoming album from Britain's SACK TRICK album, entitled Sheep in KISS Makeup, which is tentatively due for release in September/October. Other musicians set to appear on the effort—which is set to contain nothing but KISS ...

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Ex-TYGERS OF PAN TANG Singer Sells NEAT RECORDS To SANCTUARY

Former TYGERS OF PAN TANG frontman Jess Cox, who has spent the last several years as MD of Neat Records (incorporating Neat Metal Records & Eldethorn Records) has sold the label to Sanctuary Records. He will, however, continue with his label Edgy Records with releases through the rest of the year. Upcoming titles include: BLITZKRIEG ...

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NECROPHAGIA Part With PHILIP ANSELMO, Revamp Line-Up

NECROPHAGIA have parted ways with PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo and have revamped their line-up with the addition of Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL, bass), Frediablo (GORELORD/WURDULAK, guitars), Fug (WURDULAK, guitars), and Mirai Kawashima (SIGH, keyboards). The band—completed by mainman Killjoy and drummer Wayne Fabra—will shortly begin recording their new album, The Divine Art Of Torture, for a Halloween ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Rejoined By Guitarist, Prepare To Record New CD

Finland's TO/DIE/FOR have been rejoined by guitarist J.P. Sutela land are due to enter Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland on October 5th to begin recording their new album, entitled Jaded, for a tentative January 2003 release through Spinefarm Records. In the meantime, the group will perform one new, as-yet-undisclosed track at their upcoming European summer ...

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Ex-RATT Guitarist ROBBIN CROSBY: Is The End Near?

Former RATT guitarist Robbin Crosby, who is suffering from full-blown AIDS after being diagnosed with the HIV virus in 1994, appears to be going through some rough times again. In a brand new posting on the message board of his official message web site, ex-RATT bassist Juan Croucier writes that "I talked to Robbin and ...

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