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Son Of OZZY OSBOURNE Lands U.S. Record Deal

Louis Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne's son from his first marriage, has signed a six mix-album deal with Strictly Rhythm Records in the U.S. The 26-year-old deep house/techno DJ from Birmingham, England is expected to release his first album for the label sometime next year. When recently asked what his Dad thinks about what he does for ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'People Think I'm Crazy For Liking CREED'

The following item was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: He may be the king of metal, but Ozzy Osbourne prefers a quieter, gentler brand of music at home. "THE BEATLES are my favorite thing," Osbourne told mtv.com. "A lot of people think I'm crazy for liking CREED . . . ...

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CHRISTINA AGUILERA Gets Violent With KELLY OSBOURNE

The following item was originally published by World Entertainment News Network: Feisty singer Christina Aguilera decided to deal with Kelly Osbourne's constant taunts about her directly - by getting violent with the rock teen. 'Dirrty' star Aguilera, 22, has long been a victim of 18-year-old Kelly's criticism and she most notably referred to the raunchy ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'Merry [Bleeping] Christmas'

The Osbourne clan — Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly and Jack — sent out a Christmas card this year that features the heavy metal wildman and his family flipping the bird on the front, according to the New York Post. Open the card and Ozzy's voice yells: "Merry [bleeping] Christmas! Rock and roll!" Inside is the family ...

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JAKE E. LEE: More Music Posted Online

Another previously unreleased solo idea by former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee — dubbed "FlatTop" — has been posted online via his official fan site at this location. According to a message on the site, "this is a very raw Jake doodle that just happened when he was playing around with the ...

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NICKELBACK To Perform At AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

NICKELBACK will perform their smash single, "How You Remind Me", at the American Music Awards, on Jan. 13, 2003 at 8 p.m. (EST)/7pm (CST). In addition to this being the band's first U.S. music awards performance, they are up for one nomination in the pop/rock category for "Best Band/Group/Duo". The show, which will be hosted ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Duet With KYLIE MINOGUE

Ozzy Osbourne is set to duet with Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue on an upcoming episode of "The Osbournes". The pop princess and rock wildman plan to sing "Especially For You" — which Kylie first sang with Jason Donovan in 1989. The appearance is the brainchild of Osbourne's daughter Kelly, who became friends with the ...

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HANOI ROCKS Frontman Speaks Out On Reunion, Solo Album

In a recent interview with Metal Reference, Finnish sex icon Michael Monroe commented on the release of his upcoming solo album, "Whatcha Want", and the recent reunion of his '80s glam band, HANOI ROCKS. "One might say that my solo career and the rebirth of HANOI ROCKS go kind of hand in hand, but the ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO On 'THE OSBOURNES': 'OZZY Has Been Used'

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Ronnie James Dio believes that Ozzy Osbourne's current prevalence in the media will ultimately harm his musical legacy — particularly in the eyes of those "intelligent" enough to see how Ozzy "has been used" as a marketing tool by those around him. "I think that the things [Ozzy]'s done should be ...

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OZZFEST 2002 Top-Grossing Festival Tour Of The Year

OZZY OSBOURNE's travelling metal extravaganza, Ozzfest, was the lone festival tour among the top 25 tours in the world for 2002, grossing $24.5 million, according to Billboard Boxscores. SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY was the top performer of the year, raking in $126.1 million. Rounding out the top five were the ROLLING STONES ($90 million), CHER ($67.6 ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Mystery Neighbor Revealed

The Osbournes' noisy neighbour has been revealed as forgotten '80s pop star Owen Paul, Ananova.com reports. Viewers of the reality TV show's first season saw Sharon Osbourne throwing a large leg of ham over the fence in protest of the mystery neighbor's all-night partying. Paul, who had a hit with "My Favorite Waste Of Time" ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Release New Studio Album Next Year

OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde has already written and recorded material for the next Ozzy studio album, which is expected to surface sometime next year, according to www.blacklabelsociety.net. Meanwhile, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY are hard at work on a new studio album, "The Blessed Hellride", due in the spring through Spitfire Records. The follow-up to this ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Being Straight Is 'Unnatural'

Ozzy Osbourne is struggling to stay sober and support wife Sharon through her cancer ordeal. He tells Barbara Walters in an interview to air Wednesday, "It's very difficult for me ... and now I'm going to be dealing with sickness and I find it very difficult. But I'm trying the best I can." Ozzy adds, ...

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WHITESNAKE 2003 Lineup Confirmed!

WHITESNAKE have finalized and confirmed their 2003 touring lineup. It is as follows: Vocals - David Coverdale Drums - Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, THIN LIZZY) Guitar - Doug Aldrich (DIO, LION, BURNING RAIN) Guitar - Reb Beach (WINGER, ALICE COOPER, DOKKEN) Bass - Marco Mendoza (TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY) Keyboards - Timothy Drury (EAGLES, DON ...

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THE OSBOURNES To Star In PEPSI Commercial

The New York Times reports: "The neighbors in OZZY OSBOURNE's neighborhood in Los Angeles have been alerted: a Pepsi commercial will be filmed there this weekend. That had Madison Avenue types wondering if the Osbournes would be seen during Super Bowl XXXVII on Jan. 26. Two Pepsi brands are in the game, including the one ...

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BURN SEASON Finish Tracking Debut

Jacksonville, Florida's BURN SEASON (formerly SMAKT DOWN) have finished tracking their Elektra Records debut at Hollywood, California's A&M Studios with producer Bob Marlette (HALFORD, BLACK SABBATH, SALIVA, ALICE COOPER) and are scheduled to begin mixing the effort in January with Tim Palmer (OZZY OSBOURNE, PEARL JAM, U2, THE CURE). An April/May release is expected. ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Meets EMINEM (Sort Of)

In next month's edition of The Face magazine, Sharon Osbourne recounts her meeting with EMINEM at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles. "It happened that my daughter's dressing room was on the same floor as Eminem," she explained, "and he's got all these bodyguards and they're going: 'Don't you look down here — nobody ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Checks Back Into Hospital

Sharon Osbourne checked back into the hospital last Friday, according to US magazine's "Hot Stuff" column. Osbourne, who is battling colon cancer, was reportedly suffering from exhaustion due to her hectic schedule. Despite the minor setback, she and Ozzy are still planning to renew their wedding vows on New Year's Eve. Even Sharon's doctors and ...

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DAVID COVERDALE: 'I Can't Confirm Or Deny' WHITESNAKE Lineup Rumors

WHITESNAKE mastermind David Coverdale has refused to comment on the growing rumors that he has enlisted guitarist Doug Aldrich (DIO, HURRICANE, LION), bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER) and drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY) to perform as his backing band on the group's upcoming reunion tour. "I can't confirm, or ...

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WHITESNAKE And DOKKEN 2003 Lineup Details Unveiled

According to Melodicrock.com, the lineup for WHITESNAKE's upcoming reunion tour will likely consist of frontman David Coverdale, bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER), guitarist Doug Aldrich (DIO, HURRICANE, LION) and drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY). Rumors also abound that Warren DiMartini (RATT) was asked to fill the second-guitarist slot, but ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE To Go Head-To-Head With QUEEN OF ENGLAND

Sharon Osbourne will go head-to-head with The Queen of England by delivering the alternative Christmas message to Britons on England's Channel 4, according to the channel's spokesperson Channel 4 said Osbourne's message — which, like the Queen's will be broadcast at 3 p.m. on Christmas Day — will be targeted to viewers "who crave more ...

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