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VELVET REVOLVER To Guest On 'Tears In Heaven' Cover

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne officially announced Monday (Jan. 17) their plans to record a cover of ERIC CLAPTON's "Tears in Heaven" to benefit storm recovery efforts, according to MTV.com. VELVET REVOLVER, AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler, Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne are among the artists lending their voices to the song, sales of which will benefit ...

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PENETRATOR Sign With SONIC AGE RECORDS

PENETRATOR, the Toronto-based power metal band featuring "Bulldog" Bess Ross, Tony Iommi's personal guitar tech during BLACK SABBATH's "Never Say Die" tour, have inked a deal with Greece's Sonic Age Records. The group's self-titled debut contains nine songs of "U.S.-type power metal with outstanding 'macho' vocals, reminding [the listener] of acts like JUDAS PRIEST ('Painkiller' ...

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DIO Members To Appear At NAMM

The members of DIO will be making several appearances at the NAMM convention held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA this year. The entire band will be appearing on Friday, January 21 at the Dean Markley booth from 1-2pm, and then at Peavey from 2-3pm. On Saturday, January 22, guitarist Craig Goldy will ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE To Throw New Year's Party For Staff

According to IrishExaminer.com, Sharon Osbourne is throwing a $270,000 New Year's Eve party for everyone special in her life — including her cleaners. Sharon plans to host the lavish bash at the London home she shares with her husband Ozzy, and has ensured all her staff are included in the celebrations. Osbourne, 51, says, "We ...

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QUIET RIOT Bassist Offers Update On Recent Activities

QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright has posted the following message on his official web site: "Early October I hit the road with Steven Adler from GUNS N' ROSES and his ultimate party band. I also spent a good portion of October working on art-related projects, one of which was for a female vocalist named Stefana. ...

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Report: Burglars Target OZZY's Neighbors

Simon Evans of Scotsman.com is reporting that burglars are continuing to cause havoc in Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's neighbourhood. Two weeks ago the former BLACK SABBATH frontman grappled with a nighttime intruder at his mansion in the village of Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire. Ozzy's best efforts could not stop the thief escaping with ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Admits To Teenage Abortion

DigitalSpy.co.uk is reporting that Sharon Osbourne has admitted that she once had an abortion when she accidentally became pregnant when she was seventeen. Sharon spoke about her wild lifestyle of the past, and how her mistakes now give her authority to judge her children when they make theirs, such as Jack and Kelly's need to ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Frontman Sets Title For New Solo CD

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has set "Even Now" as the title of his upcoming solo album, tentatively due in April 2005. The follow-up to "Tattoos and Alibis" is being recorded at Joe Elliott's (DEF LEPPARD) Joe's Garage studio in Dublin, and will feature guest appearances by Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD), Ciaran McGoldrick (SIC), ...

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A New U.K. Rock/Metal Radio Station To Launch Next Week

A new British rock/metal radio station called Arfm will officially launch from the NEC in Birmingham, U.K. on Wednesday, November 24 at 12 noon (GMT) from the Sound Broadcast Exhibition. British rockers MAGNUM will be part of the launch program with Bob Catley and Al Burrow joining presenters Adrian Juste, Steve Price and Simon Gausden. ...

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TOMMY LEE's Autobiography Moves Up To No. 12 On NY TIMES Bestseller List

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's autobiography, "Tommyland", published last month via Atria Books (the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster), is currently at No. 12 on The New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller list. In "Tommyland", Lee describes his party-boy escapades, bedding porn stars, wooing Pam Anderson and making that famous videotape with her, ...

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QUIET RIOT To Release 'Live And Rare' CD In January

QUIET RIOT will be releasing a live CD, entitled "Quiet Riot Live & Rare - Vol. 1", on January 18, 2005, through Cleopatra/Deadline Records. The material is a compilation of live recordings from various concert performances during their 1983 "Metal Health" and 1984 "Condition Critical" world tours. There are also three rare original and previously ...

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BUDGIE: Remaster Series Bonus Tracks Detailed

BUDGIE will be reissuing their first two albums, "Budgie" (1971) and "Squawk" (1972), as part of a remaster series. The albums have been digitally remastered from the original master tapes and will include 12-page booklets containing quotes from recent interviews with Burke Shelley (bass/vocals), Tony Bourge (guitar) and Ray Phillips (drums). In addition to the ...

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TOMMY LEE Moved To Tears By Autobiography's Success

According to the New York Daily News, former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was getting all choked up the other day when he was told that his autobiography, "Tommyland", had just made The New York Times best-seller list — at No. 16. During a private book-signing at Simon & Schuster's midtown offices, Publisher Judith Curr ...

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