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Plan To Honor OZZY OSBOURNE Splits His Childhood Community

A plan to give Ozzy Osbourne the freedom of his Birmingham birthplace has split the community where he once lived, according to icBirmingham.co.uk. Coun Tony Kennedy (Lab, Aston) is leading a crusade to honor the bat-eating rocker in Aston where he was born and bred. But Coun Ayoub Khan (Lib-Dem, Aston) said: "This would send ...

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Adult Film Star JENNA JAMESON: TOMMY LEE Was 'Too Affectionate'

Adult film actress Jenna Jameson, currently engaged to sometime co-star Justin Sterling, tells Paper magazine that she is entirely over rock stars, of which she has dated many. "Don't ever date a rock star," she advises. "They all have what I call Lead Singer Syndrome. They're all fuckers." Although former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee, ...

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KID ROCK Talks About His Visit To The Middle East

CNN aired an interview with Kid Rock on Friday after they were forced to delay the broadcast on Thursday. Rock talked to Wolf Blitzer about his visit to the Middle East to perform for U.S. troops, his support for the war, and whether that support had strained his relationship with singing partner Sheryl Crow, who ...

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BRICK BATH Not Performing At LAS VEGAS METALFEST

Despite previous reports to the contrary, Crash Music recording artists BRICK BATH will NOT be playing at the Las Vegas Metalfest. "The promoter of the show has admitted to not being able to pay [the band] their guarantee to perform or acknowledge the band's rider. [He] sent an email asking if the band was interested ...

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KREATOR: DVD Trailer Posted Online

German thrash metal pioneers KREATOR have posted a trailer for their upcoming "Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory" DVD at their official web site. Check it out: Hi-Speed, Lo-Speed. "Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory", due in North America on July 22 through SPV (June 23 in the rest of the world), features ...

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TONY FRANLIN Says He Knows Nothing About A BLUE MURDER Reunion

Former THE FIRM bassist Tony Franklin has refuted the reports of his involvement in an upcoming reunion of BLUE MURDER, the classic early '90s hard rock band he helped launch with guitarist/vocalist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE) and Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE). "I've had a number of people asking about the possibility of ...

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NY Newsday: 'THE OSBOURNES' Not So Bleepin' Funny

Diane Werts of New York Newsday had a chance to preview the first episode of the new season of "The Osbournes" and appeared largely unimpressed with what she saw. "['The Osbournes'] third 'reality' season begins with a half hour that's initially sad (Ozzy asking for ever more 'nitrous' at the dentist), then tedious (do we ...

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STATIC-X Name New Album, Confirm Drummer's Departure

STATIC-X have set "Shadow Zone" as the title of their upcoming third full-length album, currently being recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Josh Abraham (STAIND, LIMP BIZKIT, UNWRITTEN LAW). The follow-up to 2001's "Machine" reveals the next step in the evolution of STATIC-X. Says founder/frontman Wayne Static, "I hate it when bands keep ...

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METALLICA To Offer Free Digital Downloads

METALLICA have partnered with Seattle DSL Online provider Speakeasy and developed Metallicavault.com, a web site that will contain hours of downloadable live recordings, demos and B-sides for free. Unlike many bands that offer free concert footage, song lyrics and music samples, Metallicavault.com's content will only be made available to those who purchase the band's upcoming ...

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EDGUY Set Working Title For New CD

German melodic metallers EDGUY have set "Mysteria" as the working title for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2004 through AFM Records. "We'll have some great surprises for you, so stay tuned," EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet wrote on the band's official web site regarding the new material. "Musically it's gonna sound like EDGUY ...

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BLUEBIRD: Equipment Stolen!

Los Angeles-based BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Figueroa, have had musical equipment stolen from their tour van while touring the U.K. with HELL IS FOR HEROES. The band's van was reportedly broken into in Leeds on Monday night (April 28) and over $8,000 worth of instruments was removed. The band will be continuing the ...

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KING'S X To Issue Reworked Versions Of Early Originals

KING'S X will release a new studio album, entitled "Black Like Sunday", on May 20 through Brop!/ Metal Blade Records. The CD features freshly-recorded songs written and performed live more than 20 years ago, well before the band changed their name to KING'S X and landed their first record deal. The group used two different ...

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CREED Sued By Disappointed Fans Over Chicago Concert

Four attendees of CREED's notorious Dec. 29 Chicago-area concert have sued the band, claiming frontman Scott Stapp was "intoxicated and/or medicated" that night, Chicago Sun-Times has reported. The plaintiffs are each asking for a refund of the $56.75 ticket, plus parking expenses. They also are asking the judge to certify the suit as a class ...

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Rhode Island Town Considers Nightclub Fire Memorial

Authorities in the town where a nightclub fire killed 99 people are asking the victims' survivors to decide if the site should be turned into a memorial, according to the Associated Press. West Warwick officials want to convert the site to honor those who died and the nearly 200 people who were injured Feb. 20 ...

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RACER X Songs 'Stolen'

RACER X webmaster Ken Hower has sent us the following message: "The band RACER X has just become aware of a guy named Luke John who is claiming as his own, 2 RACER X songs. The songs, 'Technical Difficulties' and '17th Moon' are on the 1999 CD 'Technical Difficulties'. "Luke John, at www.lukejohn.net, ...

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STAIND Feared Terror Attack During Video Shoot

STAIND were recently in Toronto to shoot the video for the lead-off single from their forthcoming disc, "14 Shades Of Grey". Bassist Johnny April explained the location telling MuchMusic, "Somebody thought that if we did it in New York, it's more likely to get attacked by terrorists, so we didn't want to do it New ...

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U.D.O.'s DVD To Include Bonus Live CD

U.D.O.'s forthcoming DVD will come in a special package containing a bonus live CD. "When the 'Live From Russia' [live album] was released, a lot of people were asking for the ACCEPT classics on it, but our concept for that album was to record only U.D.O. classics, and those songs that ACCEPT never released live," ...

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H.I.M. Reach Agreement With Chicago Group Over Use Of Band Moniker

Finland's H.I.M. (which stands for HIS INFERNAL MAJESTY) have reportedly reached an agreement with the Chicago-based group who registered the HIM name in the U.S. to allow them to release records and tour on the American continent under the "H.I.M." moniker. H.I.M. had previously serviced their European smash single, "Join Me", to U.S. stations under ...

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