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MÖTLEY CRÜE Special To Air On MUCHMOREMUSIC

MÖTLEY CRÜE will be the subject of "The Story Of Mötley Crüe", a one-hour special set to air on MuchMoreMusic on Friday, August 29 at 9:00 p.m. "In this all-new edition, watch MÖTLEY CRÜE rule the '80s with raucous hair-metal anthems such as 'Shout at the Devil', only to evaporate into 'has-been' oblivion due to ...

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Review: Nothing Memorable About KORN's Performance In Boston

Rick Massimo of The Providence Journal reports that KORN had no hooks or choruses that were even distinguishable, let alone memorable during their a performance at the Tweeter Center Thursday as part of Ozzfest 2003. "Pure self-psychoanalysis, typified by the lyric 'Oh my God, who am I?'" he writes. "Their off-stage philanthropic work and solidarity ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'FRED DURST Is An Innovator'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about how the lineup for this year's Summer Sanitarium Tour came together. "When Summer Sanitarium was conceived three years ago, the idea, in a nutshell, was to recreate all the shit we grew up on, which was Day On The Green and Texas Rockfests and ...

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Review: Refocused METALLICA Cranks It Up

Michael D. Clark of the The Houston Chronicle is reporting that as headliners of Saturday's (Aug. 2) Summer Sanitarium tour at Reliant Stadium, METALLICA "brought a sound system that would make a Harrier jet flyby sound church-quiet. They exploded on compositions of chaos at a decibel level not one corner of the football cathedral could ...

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Cleveland Plain Dealer: Festival Flexes Its Ozz-some Metal Muscle

Robert Cherry of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reviewed Ozzfest 2003's Tuesday (July 22) stop at Cleveland's Blossom Music Center. "Ozzfest seemed doomed this year," he wrote. "Ratings for Ozzy Osbourne's wholesome family sitcom have been slip ping. KORN's overextended nu-metal empire has rusted. "And MARILYN MANSON's satanic reputation has been irreversibly damaged — sullied by ...

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ILL NINO Finalize Track Listing For 'Confession'

ILL NINO have finalized the track listing for their sophomore effort, "Confession", due on September 30 through Roadrunner Records. "Confession" was produced by Bob Marlette and ILL NINO drummer Dave Chavarri and was mixed by Michael Barbiero (METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, LOSTPROPHETS, SNAPCASE). The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Te ...

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Web Music Leaks Spur Studio Clampdown

Christopher Walsh of Billboard is reporting that recording studios — already affected by tighter recording budgets — have been greatly affected by the unfortunate reality of unauthorized copies being leaked to unknown parties, thus demanding new, unprecedented layers of security. " 'It really became an issue with the LINKIN PARK album, because they were so ...

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Hard Rock Among The Winners In The Hit-And-Miss Concert Tour Market

Billboard magazine is reporting that as 2003 enters its busiest concert performance window, it has already been a year of dizzying highs and disappointing lows. In the hard rock genre, METALLICA's Summer Sanitarium, the KISS/AEROSMITH tour and Ozzfest will be among the big winners this season. "This is really a pretty decent summer," says Dennis ...

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MIWAUKEE METALFEST Founder: 'You Don't Play Metal At Volume 2'

Tom Alesia of the Wisconsin State Journal is reporting that the 17th annual Milwaukee Metalfest — where bands play sledgehammer rock that practically lodges a guitar into one ear and out the other — will present more than 120 acts on Friday and Saturday (July 25-26). " 'You've got thrash metal, speed metal, classic metal, ...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune: OZZFEST 2003 Is As Predictable As A Rerun Of 'THE OSBOURNES'

Chris Riemenschneider of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune reviewed the Ozzfest 2003 tour when it came through town Saturday (July 19). "As unchanging and unkillable as its namesake headliner, OZZY OSBOURNE's eighth annual Ozzfest concert at Float-Rite Park loaded up on shock value but ultimately offered few surprises Saturday," he writes. "As in past years, ...

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DEADSY: New Song Posted Online

DEADSY, the Los Angeles-based band featuring frontman P. Exeter Blue I (a.k.a. Elijah Blue, son of actress/singer Cher and Gregg Allman), have posted a demo snippet of the new track "Better Than You Know" in streaming audio format at their official web site. Check it out: Windows Media (56K, DSL/Cable),

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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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OZZFEST 2003: Fun For The Whole Family?

Katie Warchut of The Arizona Republic reports that Wednesday's (July 2) Ozzfest, an annual tour featuring OZZY OSBOURNE, MARILYN MANSON and KORN, didn't scare families away. It offered an odd mixture at the Cricket Pavilion in west Phoenix. While black-clad metal fans covered in mesh and with tattoos and piercings headed toward a side stage, ...

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SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA Sponsoring OZZFEST 2003

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced Wednesday (June 25) its sponsorship of the eighth annual Ozzfest 2003 tour. As sponsor for the third year in a row, Sony Computer Entertainment America will give consumers the opportunity to play the hottest new PlayStation(R)2 software titles at the show, the chance to win tickets to see Ozzfest ...

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