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OZZY OSBOURNE's School Of Hard Rocks

IcBirmingham.co.uk reports that the Ozzy Osbourne Academy of Performing Arts could soon help youngsters forge a showbiz career if community leaders in Aston, England have their way. The former BLACK SABBATH singer, who was born in Lodge Road, Aston, and attended Birchfield Road School, is being invited to be patron of the new facility to ...

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DUST TO DUST To Support TYPE O NEGATIVE, LACUNA COIL

Brooklyn rockers DUST TO DUST will be supporting TYPE O NEGATIVE and LACUNA COIL at the following dates: Sep. 15 - 9:30 Club - Washington D.C Sep. 16 - The Boathouse - Norfolk, VA Sep. 17 - Crocodile Rocks - Allentown, PA Sep. 19 - L'Amour - Brooklyn, NY As previously reported, DUST TO DUST ...

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Review: Lusty AEROSMITH Out-Rocks KISS Of Death

Dan Aquilante of The New York Post reports that "seeing KISS and AEROSMITH together at Jones Beach [Monday night, August 5] was like witnessing Peter Pan in a death match with Father Time. "KISS, the band that won't grow up, was in the makeup they've worn since the beginning, while AEROSMITH wore their wrinkles like ...

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EVANESCENCE Kick Off NINTENDO FUSION TOUR

EVANESCENCE kicked off The Nintendo Fusion Tour at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California Monday night (August 4). Check out pictures from Wire Image. Joining EVANESCENCE on the run through the month of August are COLD, REVIS and CAUTERIZE. FINGER ELEVEN steps in for CAUTERIZE during the outing's newly added September dates. The ...

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Review: QUEENSRŸCHE Rocks Hometown Crowd

Gene Stout of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Seattle progressive-metal heroes QUEENSRŸCHE and like-minded New York band DREAM THEATER, on tour since late June, enjoyed each other's company so much that their tandem encore Saturday (August 2) at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle turned into a musical love-a-thon. It concluded with a nice surprise from ...

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AC/DC To Finish New Album By The End Of The Year

Australian hard rockers AC/DC plan to have a new album finished "by the end of the year," guitarist Angus Young told Billboard.com. "I'd love to get it done and so would [guitarist/brother] Malcolm [Young]. And then once we do that, the whole [touring] ballgame goes on again." As previously reported, the upcoming set will be ...

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KID ROCK And PAMELA: Romance Heating Up Again

Dirk Meissner of Canadian Press is reporting that "Detroit rapper Kid Rock and Canadian bikini knockout Pamela Anderson gave all indications the couple's reportedly on-again, off-again romance was definitely back on during a celebrity fundraising event in Victoria, star watchers said Wednesday (July 16). "But there still isn't a wedding date. "It was reported last ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: New Songs Posted Online

LIMP BIZKIT performed a cover version of THE WHO's "Behind Blue Eyes" and a new song called "Stick 'Em" at an invitation-only concert at New York's Webster Hall Wednesday (July 16) that was broadcast on AOL for Broadband's "BroadBAND Rocks!" concert series. Check out the two tracks in MP3 format, as posted on the LIMP ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To Play Invitation-Only Concert In New York

LIMP BIZKIT will play an invitation-only concert at New York's Webster Hall Wednesday (July 16) that will be broadcast on AOL for Broadband's "BroadBAND Rocks!" concert series, according to Billboard. The concert will be the fourth live broadcast for the series, which makes archival concert performances available on a weekly basis for AOL for ...

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AEROSMITH To Release New Home Video

AEROSMITH are contemplating releasing a home video containing "making of" footage from sessions for their forthcoming album, according to Billboard.com. As previously reported, the band are currently recording a blues album with producer Jack Douglas, who worked with the band on several of their 1970s albums, including "Toys in the Attic" and "Rocks". The as-yet-untitled ...

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OZZ-Less-FEST Rocks On

Ching Lee of Appeal-Democrat reports that OZZY OSBOURNE's decision to avoid playing Wednesday (July 8) at Ozzfest's Marysville, California stop didn't dampen the spirits of the estimated 13,000 fans who began flooding the gates of the Sleep Train Amphitheatre before 9 a.m. Ozzy Osbourne, known to many as the Prince of Darkness and godfather of ...

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ROSE TATTOO: Back On The Attack

Australia's ROSE TATTOO will play the following shows in late July: Jul. 23 – Sydney, AUS @ Annandale Hotel Jul. 24 – Melbourne, AUS @ Prince of Wales, St. Kilda Jul. 25 – Adelaide, AUS @ Le Rox ROSE TATTOO will perform live on Sydney's "Footy Show" on July 17. Negotiations are currently underway for ...

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CANDLEMASS' LEIF EDLING: Doom Hard With A Six-Pack

CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling (bass) has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "DOOM HARD FESTIVAL "After the usual stop (and the usual first Heineken) at Schiphol, the band took off to the Rock Hard Festival somewhere in Germany. Great site in an outside amphitheatre with a river just behind the stage. ...

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HANOI ROCKS Release New Single

Reunited Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have just issued a new single, "A Day Late, A Dollar Short". The song comes off the group's latest CD, "Twelve Shots On The Rocks", which was released earlier this year. In addition to the title track, the single also includes the tracks "Bad News" and "Moonlight Dance". The single ...

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AEROSMITH: Blues Album Delayed Until January

AEROSMITH's much-anticipated new blues album has had its release date pushed back to January 2004. Guitarist Joe Perry told Billboard.com, "All the basics are done, we're probably three-quarters done with the overdubs. And there really aren't many to do, because we cut the album basically live." "By having the record come out in January, it ...

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150,000 Tickets Sold For Toronto's SARS Benefit

The Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert — featuring AC/DC and RUSH, among others — sold a record 150,000 tickets in its first day of sales, according to Billboard.com. The event's main sponsor, Molson Canadian, also said that sales to U.S. fans for the July 30 concert at Downsview Park were "well ahead of expectations." ...

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IRONFIRE To Open For HANOI ROCKS In Copenhagen

Danish metallers IRONFIRE will support HANOI ROCKS at Vega in Copenhagen on Tuesday, June 10. As previously reported, IRONFIRE have spent the past few weeks at Nifilheim Studios recording and mixing their brand new demo. 11 "breathtaking tracks" were reportedly laid down, "ranging from heavy mid-tempos to full-force tracks." Six of the songs have since ...

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Hungary's SUMMER ROCKS 2003 Festival Gets Upgraded

Due to overwhelming demand, the venue for the first day of this year's Summer Rocks 2003 Festival in Budapest, Hungary has been moved to the 15,000-capacity Kisstadion. The second day of the festival will be held, as planned, at the 6,000-capacity Petofi Hall Open Air. The complete lineup of artists scheduled to perform at Summer ...

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MICHAEL KISKE: No Chance Of A Reunion With HELLOWEEN

Ex-HELLOWEEN and current SUPARED frontman Michael Kiske has once again dismissed the possibility of a future collaboration with his former bandmates, saying that a new HELLOWEEN album with his vocals "wouldn't have a real soul." "If I would get back to HELLOWEEN we would NEVER be able to do a really GOOD record because we ...

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ANTHRAX TV Commercial Posted Online

An ANTHRAX TV commercial promoting the group's new album, "We've Come For You All", has been posted online in Quicktime format at this location. "We've Come For You All", available in the U.S. since May 6 through Sanctuary Records, shifted 9,819 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release to debut ...

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P.O.D. Name New Album

P.O.D. have reportedly set "Payable On Death" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due on Nov. 4 through Atlantic Records. The upcoming album will be the group's first since the departure of guitarist Marcos Curiel, who has been replaced with former LIVING SACRIFICE axeman Jason Truby. Producer Howard Benson (MOTÖRHEAD, COLD, REVEILLE, SEPULTURA) told ...

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