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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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The Odyssey - SYMPHONY X

Once you dig beneath the dungeons, dragons and decorative armor, "true" metal carries as many false promises as it does genuine attributes. The fact that recycling standardized riffs and possessing a singer with a voice more featureless than the Arizona desert (take a bow, HAMMERFALL and ICED EARTH) can propel you into the stratosphere seems ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE: RAINBOW Reunion Rumors Are False

Rumors of former DEEP PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore reforming RAINBOW with either Ronnie James Dio or Joe Lynn Turner are false, a spokesperson for the guitar legend says. The rumor allegedly was circulated by a German magazine, which fabricated the quote that Blackmore was looking to reform RAINBOW, said the spokesperson. The livid Blackmore had ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer Speaks Out On Upcoming Solo Album

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has released a lengthy update via his official web site on the status of his upcoming solo album, "Beyond Aston", his Internet-only single, "Straws", his health and the possibility of future live appearances. "My company, Aston Cross Music, Inc., is making 2,000 copies of 'Straws'," writes Ward. "1,000 ...

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CAMP FREDDY: Video Clip Posted Online

A video clip featuring highlights of CAMP FREDDY's Oct. 30 performance at Ivar club in Hollywood, California has been posted online at this location. It contains the group's core lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist ...

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TESTAMENT's PETERSON Joins Guitar Legends For All-Star Jam

TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson joined Joe Satriani, Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Neal Schon and the rest of JOURNEY for an "all-star" jam at the conclusion of Bone Bash III, a one-day rock festival that took place Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, California. The following is an eyewitness account sent to us by ...

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PERRY FARRELL, SEBASTIAN BACH, SLASH, Others Perform At CAMP FREDDY's Pre-Halloween Bash

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, PUDDLE OF MUDD mainman Wes Scantlin, ex-MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez, and former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar) and Duff McKagan (bass) were among the guest musicians that performed onstage with all-star "jam band" CAMP FREDDY during their appearance at Ivar in Hollywood Wednesday ...

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DIO: More DVD Details Revealed

More information has been made available regarding DIO's upcoming live DVD, which is scheduled to be shot during the band's performance at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Friday, Dec. 13. According to Spitfire Records, the as-yet-untitled DVD will be directed by Ken Botelho for Century Productions and will surface next April through ...

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BLACK SABBATH, BLUE OYSTER CULT's "Black & Blue" DVD On Hold

The DVD release of BLACK SABBATH and BLUE OYSTER CULT's legendary Black & Blue concert, filmed at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on October 15th, 1980, has been put on hold, according to an official statement from Classic Pictures. No official reason for the delay was given, although unconfirmed reports seem to indicate that ...

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MAN WILL DESTROY HIMSELF Line Up North Carolina Appearance

Raleigh, North Carolina-based MAN WILL DESTROY HIMSELF, featuring Reed Mullin (BROWN/ex-C.O.C.) on drums, Abe Quinn (NEGATIVE STATE, LORD NECK) on bass/vocals, Ronnie Dalgo (AFTERMATH AD, BONE SHELTER) on guitar/vocals, and Sam Madison (PIT BOSS, BLOODMOBILE) on guitar/vocals, have announced a show on November 16th at Duke Coffee House in Durham, North Carolina. Also set to ...

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OLIVER DAWSON SAXON To Support DIO In UK

OLIVER DAWSON SAXON have been asked to be the special guests to DIO on his forthcoming UK tour. Following several successful joint appearances in Europe last year, Ronnie James Dio has asked OLIVER DAWSON SAXON to open his shows in the UK. The band, which features original SAXON members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson along ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Delays Release Of Solo Debut

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin has reportedly pushed back the release of his debut solo album, entitled Threatcon Delta, to December 2002/January 2003 through Metal Mayhem Records. According to AMSTERDAM guitarist Ronnie Borchert, who makes a guest appearance on the album, the CD "really shreds. People out there will dig it." ...

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TESTAMENT Confirmed For Bay Area's BONE BASH III

San Francisco Bay Area's TESTAMENT have been added to the list of artists performing at Bone Bash III, an all-day event taking place Saturday, November 2nd at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, California. Also appearing on the bill will be JOURNEY, JOE SATRIANI, Y&T and MONTROSE, among others. TESTAMENT will reportedly be headlining the Metal ...

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DIO To Issue Special Tour Edition Of 'Killing The Dragon'

DIO will be releasing an updated version of his Killing the Dragon CD, entitled Killing the Dragon: Tour Edition, on October 22nd through Spitfire Records. Included on the CD will be the following bonus items not found on the original version: 01. Ronnie James Dio (with DEEP PURPLE) - Fever Dreams (live) 02. Ronnie James ...

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'BLACK SABBATH Story' Videos To Be Released On DVD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TWO 'BLACK SABBATH STORY' HOME VIDEOS TO BE RELEASED ON DVD AND VHS BY SANCTUARY ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2002 BLACK SABBATH pioneered true heavy metal, and a fascinating look into the British band's turbulent history is covered on two individual DVD and VHS releases, The Black Sabbath Story: Volume One and The ...

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Y&T Announce Additional West Coast Dates

The reformed Y&T have announced several additional West Coast shows during November. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 01 - Sacramento, CA @ The Roadhouse Nov. 02 - Concord, CA @ Pavillion (w/JOURNEY, MONTROSE) Nov. 07 - Hollywood, CA @ Key Club Nov. 08 - Anaheim, CA @ Galaxy Theater(w/MONTROSE) Nov. 09 - ...

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NASTY SAVAGE Reunite To Record Material For Forthcoming "Rare Tracks" CD

Acclaimed Florida metallers NASTY SAVAGE have reformed and recorded two brand new songs for a forthcoming Crook'd Records "rare tracks"-style CD, due later in the year. The line-up that recorded the group's final full-length release, 1989's Penetration Point"Nasty" Ronnie Galetti (vocals), Ben Meyer (guitar), David Austin (guitar), Richard Bateman (bass), and Curtis Beeson ...

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Y&T: West Coast Dates Announced

The reformed Y&T have lined up several West Coast dates during November. They are as follows: Nov. 02 – Concord, CA @ Pavillion (w/JOURNEY) Nov. 07 – Hollywood, CA @ Key Club Nov. 08 – Anaheim, CA @ Galaxy Theater Nov. 09 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater (w/MONTROSE) Nov. 16 – Petaluma, CA @ ...

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Ex-PEARL JAM Drummer In Talks To Join BROWN

Raleigh, North Carolina's BROWN, featuring former CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin on guitar/vocals, have reportedly been in discussions with ex-PEARL JAM sticksman Dave Abbruzzese about possibly joining the group. BROWN, who no longer include in their ranks producer John Custer (i.e. C.O.C., DAG, CRY OF LOVE) on guitar, are said to have been utilizing ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Continues Work On Solo Debut

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin is continuing to lay down vocals to his long-awaited solo offering, entitled Threatcon Delta, at California's Jet City Studios for a late 2002 release through Metal Mayhem Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the forthcoming CD are the following: 01. Blue Screen of Death 02. Welcome to the ...

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DIO To Battle TENACIOUS D In New Video For "Push"

TENACIOUS D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass will appear in DIO's latest video, "Push", the first single off of the new album Killing The Dragon. This may sound like a strange pairing to some, but anyone that knows TENACIOUS D is aware of their respect for THE ROCK and appropriate Icons not to mention the ...

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BYFIST To Issue First Full-Length CD In Summer

Texas' BYFIST are currently in the studio recording their first full-length album, due in the summer. The upcoming CD will mark the recording debut with the group of new vocalist Ronnie Sticks and bassist Perry Aarn, both of whom were previously in the band DEVINE RUINS. ...

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Former DARKANE Frontman Resurfaces In SEETHINGS

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band of former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have made available for download four songs from their recently-completed full-length album via this location. The tracks featured are as follows: 01. Ascending 02. Slow Healer 04. Navian 04. Illuminate Me SEETHINGS' as-yet-unreleased debut was recorded at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden ...

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