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OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE Top U.K. Parents Poll

Sky News is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon have been voted the U.K.'s favorite parents. The Prince of Wales and his bride-to-be Camilla Parker-Bowles, whose son Tom was exposed snorting cocaine at a West End party, are the nation's least favourite parents, the MTV survey found. The news will come ...

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DEFTONES To Release CD/DVD Collection Of Rarities

DEFTONES are getting close to wrapping up the recording sessions for their as-yet-untitled untitled fifth album. The group have been recording with legendary producer Bob Ezrin (PINK FLOYD, KISS, JANE'S ADDICTION) and have 15 tracks recorded for the effort. The band are also said to be working on a very special 10th anniversary rarities and ...

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Former GLENN HUGHES Bass Player Joins LION'S SHARE

Former GLENN HUGHES/CRAWLEY bassist Sampo Axelsson has officially joined Swedish melodic heavy metal masters LION'S SHARE. Sampo co-wrote several songs with Hughes for his "Addiction" and "The Way It Is" CDs, besides being a touring member with Hughes during the late '90s. Axelsson and LION'S SHARE mainman Lars Chriss are currently writing material with an ...

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Former ALICE IN CHAINS Guitarist Recording 'Amazing' New Music

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell is currently recording new music at Doug Fieger's studio in Los Angeles. He is joined in the studio by Chris Wyse on bass and Stephen Perkins on drums (both ex-JANE'S ADDICTION). Cantrell's new tunes are said to be sounding "amazing," with one track reportedly featuring Doug Fieger on ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION Confirmed For U.K.'s ROCK & BLUES Festival

RISE TO ADDICTION, the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass), are the latest band to be confirmed for this year's 22nd annual Rock & Blues festival in Pentrich, Derbyshire. The biker festival, famous for its "custom bike shows, live music, birds, blokes and beers," attracts ...

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TEAM SLEEP To Release Long-Awaited Debut In May

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that TEAM SLEEP, the side project from DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno that's been in the works for over five years, will finally release its self-titled debut album on May 10. The only recorded output by TEAM SLEEP before this was a song on the soundtrack of the 2003 film, "The ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Talks About Dangers Of Substance Abuse

Ozzy Osbourne recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about his four-disc retrospective box set, "Prince of Darkness", and his family's MTV reality show "The Osbournes", among other topics. An excerpt from the interview follows: Metal Edge: The first time I interview you was twelve years ago, and from all our interaction since then, I haven't ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION: Former BLAZE Members Seek Label Home

RISE TO ADDICTION, the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass), will be performing at the Snooty Fox in Wakefield, U.K. on April 2. Commented Steve on the group's current activities: "We've been working extremely hard lately on new material and looking into securing a deal ...

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Former KORN Guitarist's Appearance Draws Crowd Of Nearly 10,000

Misty Williams of the Bakersfield Californian is reporting that hundreds of KORN fans mingled in with thousands of regular church members and curious visitors at the Valley Bible Fellowship in east Bakersfield, California Sunday morning (Feb. 27) to hear their rock star idol, guitarist Brian "Head" Welch of platinum-selling metal band KORN. Money and fame ...

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AMEN Announce U.K. Tour, Reveal New Lineup

AMEN have announced a headlining tour of the U.K. in May/June. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 07 - Tunbridge wells, The Forum May 08 - Braintree, The Venue May 09 - Exeter, The Cavern May 12 - Merthyr Tydfil, RMS Rock Club May 13 - Rugeley, The Rose May 14 - Northampton, Roadmenders May ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's MICK MARS: 'I'm In For The Long Haul'

Launch Radio Networks reports: The other members of MÖTLEY CRÜE have been telling everybody that, despite his recent hip replacement surgery, guitarist Mick Mars is fit and ready to rock. Now Mars has stepped forward and told Launch they weren't lying. "I'm great. I'm great," he said. "I'm out here doing it, working it. I'm ...

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BLOODSTOCK FESTIVALS 2005: Headliners Announced

The organizers of the U.K.'s Bloodstock festival have announced that Bloodstock 2005 will comprise two separate festivals. The brand new outdoor show Bloodstock Open Air (B-O-A) will take place on June 24-25 at Catton Hall, in the Midlands, with the annual Bloodstock 2005 U.K. Metalfest taking place indoors at the Assembly Rooms in Derby on ...

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CAMP FREDDY Jam With ROB ZOMBIE, RICHARD PATRICK At Tsunami Benefit: Photos Available

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, and singer Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), were joined by a host of guest vocalists — including Rob Zombie, Richard ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX: 'I Beat God At His Own Game'

ContactMusic.com is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx fears his upcoming autobiography will be too much for fans to handle because it details his sickening life as a freebasing junkie. Sixx, now a family man, insists he won't be reliving his hedonistic 1980s days while touring with the reunited group this spring, but he's ...

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DAVE NAVARRO Shoots Suicide Girl

ABC ePrep is reporting that former JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro recently played photographer for the alternative porn site Suicide Girls. The subject of the shoot, Voltaire, is a dreadlocked, heavily-tattooed blonde who is one of the site's most distinctive models, and a personal friend of the guitarist. Navarro even makes some cameo appearances, at ...

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TOMMY LEE's Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By STEVEN TYLER, SLASH

UPI News Service is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's upcoming solo album features guest appearances by AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler, VELVET REVOLVER's Slash, Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION), members of GOOD CHARLOTTE and BACKSTREET BOYS' Nick Carter. The album will coincide with Lee's NBC reality series, "Tommy Lee Goes to College", which premieres in June. ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL Showcasing For 'Industry Types'

Guitarist Dave Navarro of THE PANIC CHANNEL — the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs — has posted the following message on his web site: "[Thursday] night [Feb. 3] we did what is called ...

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CAMP FREDDY Resume Work On Debut Album

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), have resumed work on their debut album, tentatively due later in the year ...

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