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SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Headline OZZFEST 2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SYSTEM OF A DOWN TO HEADLINE OZZFEST 2002 American Recordings artist SYSTEM OF A DOWN has been confirmed on this year's Ozzfest which is expected to kick off in July. The band is slated to headline, taking the stage just before Ozzy's closing set. SYSTEM OF A DOWN have played Ozzfest twice ...

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ANDY "Undie" SNEAP Shoots From The Hip!

It's been quite some time since we last got an official update from former SABBAT guitarist and acclaimed producer Andy Undie Sneap, so in the interest of making up for lost time, we will let this English fool fill us in what he's been up to. And while at it, we'll even let him have ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Expanded Reissues On The Way

OZZY OSBOURNE will be releasing “expanded editions” of his Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman, Tribute, and No More Tears CDs on March 26th. All reissues will come with the following: - Original cover art restored - All original issue information featured - Bonus tracks - New, never-before-seen photos - In-depth liner notes from ...

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METALIUM To Get Heroic In February

Germany's METALIUM will issue their latest CD, entitled Hero-Nation Chapter III, through Massacre Records on February 25th. Included on the album are guest appearances by vocalist Carolin Fortenbacher as well as keyboard legends Ken Hensley (ex-URIAH HEEP) and Don Airey (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE). A limited-edition two-CD version of Hero-Nation Chapter III will be released in Europe ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Goes For "TEA" On Canadian Tour

OZZY OSBOURNE's upcoming Canadian tour in support of his latest album, Down To Earth, will include performances by THE TEA PARTY and PROJECT WYZE in the support slots. The dates are as follows: Mar. 03 - Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place Mar. 05 - Edmonton, AB @ Skyreach Centre Mar. 07 - Winnipeg, MB ...

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JERRY CANTRELL's "Degradation" Track Listing Finalized!

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has finalized the track listing for Degradation Trip, the axeman's first solo CD under his deal with Roadrunner Records. Tentatively due to be issued on May 14th, Degradation Trip will include the following songs: 01. Psychotic Break (4:08) 02. Bargain Basement Howard Hughes (5:36) 03. Anger Rising (6:15) 04. ...

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JERRY CANTRELL To Issue "Degradation Trip" On May 14th

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will issue his long-awaited sophomore solo effort through Roadrunner Records on May 14th, the guitarist told WMRQ Radio 104 in Hartford, Connecticut. When asked if the label's success with SLIPKNOT and NICKELBACK influenced his decision to sign with Roadrunner, Cantrell stated: "Sure it did. I think they're doing some ...

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Former MEGADETH Drummer Returns With "Life After Deth"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEGA-DRUMMER NICK MENZA SET TO RELEASE SOLO PROJECT ON FEBRUARY 15TH ON MENZANATIONS RECORDS With Life After Deth, Nick Menza lets loose razor-sharp and aggressive songs on an unsuspecting public. Produced by Nick Menza and co-produced by Max Norman (i.e. MEGADETH, OZZY, SAVATAGE, FATES WARNING, LOUDNESS), Life After Deth was ten years ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE And Family Land TV Show

OZZY OSBOURNE and his family will be the subject of a new TV series, The Osbournes, to debut on MTV on March 5th. The series is based on a six-month period during which Ozzy and family allowed MTV nearly unlimited access to their personal and professional lives. According to the network, the show deals with ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Gets "Head" From Marshall

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde has had a Signature Amplifier Head issued by Marshall, featuring Zakk's signature bulls-eye graphic on the front panel. Product will be in extremely limited production (only 200 heads will be released in the U.S.). The details are follows: Product number: 2203ZW/JCM WYLDE Retail: $2,499.99 Appoximate Sale Price: $1,999.99 ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Embark On First USO Tour

Prior to OZZY OSBOURNE's upcoming show at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan, he will head out on his first USO tour, according to Rolling Stone magazine. For security reasons, OSBOURNE's destination, like that of all USO stars, is being kept under wraps, but USO tour producer Bernie Rone has no reason to believe that ...

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BROKEN HOPE To Record New CD In January

Illinois death metallers BROKEN HOPE have amicably parted ways with Martyr Music Group and are currently seeking a new record label. "The album has been written since last spring and we are eager to finally get it recorded," guitarist Brian Griffin commented. According to the group's official web site, drummer Jeff Bumgardner has re-located to ...

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PURE RUBBISH Return To Studio To Complete Work On "Glamorous Youth"!

Houston's PURE RUBBISH are set to return to the studio in January to begin work on their first full-length release, entitled Glamorous Youth, for Ozzy Osbourne's label, Divine Recordings. After working with veteran producers Mike Clink (i.e. GUNS N' ROSES, MOTLEY CRUE and METALLICA) and John Travis (i.e. KID ROCK, BUCK CHERRY) earlier the year ...

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Zakk Wylde's "Brewtally" White Christmas!

OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde's version of White Christmas can be downloaded in MP3 form from this location. In other news, look for Wylde's monthly column in Guitar World magazine covering the finer points of the lost art of brewtal lead guitar. The first of five installments appears in this month's issue. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Issues Japanese Single, Plans Live CD!

OZZY OSBOURNE will be issuing a CD single in Japan on January 28th featuring the album version of Dreamer, an acoustic/unplugged version of the same track, an unreleased cut called Black Skies (which was originally due to be used in the now-aborted video game of the same name) and two as-yet-undisclosed live cuts. There is ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Black Skies Disappear!

OZZY OSBOURNE's Black Skies, a video game that was in development for most of last year, is reportedly no longer a title in production at iROCK (the company that was originally supposed to release it) and has reverted back to its original name, Savage Skies, without the OZZY OSBOURNE license. The financial expense of the ...

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Brad Gillis Starts Work On New Solo CD!

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current NIGHT RANGER guitarist Brad Gillis is currently at Spirit Wind Studios recording his third solo CD, which should see the light of day in the spring. Meanwhile Italy's Frontiers Records has officially released the European version of the axeman's last effort, entitled Alligator. ...

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Iommi - TONY IOMMI

When your name is Tony Iommi, virtually every metal musician will practically bend over backwards to collaborate with you in any way that they can, so it only follows that the list of guest stars appearing on this CD is a rather impressive one. Featuring ten songs and contributions from the likes of PANTERA's Phillip ...

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Inches From the Mainline - SLAVES ON DOPE

The first signing to Sharon Osbourne's Divine Records label, SLAVES ON DOPE are a generic, tuneless exercise in by-the-numbers pimprock that never manage to establish a sound of their own, coming across instead like a second-rate variation of all the trendy sounds that are popular on the L.A. rock scene.

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Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by MTV.com. While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alcoholism and “other ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Nov 29, 2001

Despite having just joined the ranks of Canada's ANNIHILATOR, former NEVERMORE axeman Curran Murphy has no intention of leaving his longtime outfit AGGRESSION CORE, which is currently in the process of recording its sophomore CD, according to a statement sent by the guitarist to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The upcoming CD, entitled Victim Or Enemy ...

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Archive News Nov 27, 2001

Former CELTIC FROST guitarist/vocalist Tom G. Warrior (aka Thomas Gabriel Fischer) has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute the reports of am imminent reunion of the band's classic line-up of Fischer, bassist Martin Eric Ain and drummer Reed St. Mark, the rumors of which gained fervor in the past week following the publication ...

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