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IRON MAIDEN Manager Comments On OZZFEST's 'Disgusting' And 'Unprofessional' Behavior

IRON MAIDEN's manager, Rod Smallwood of Sanctuary Artist Management, has issued the following statement regarding the band's final Ozzfest performance this past weekend in Devore, CA: "MAIDEN are currently returning from America and preparing for U.K. festivals this weekend and don't wish to waste time giving Sharon Osbourne's statement the dignity of a reply. Considering ...

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OZZFEST, Hang Your Head In Shame: The Backstage Perspective

The manager of a well-known heavy metal band (*NOT* IRON MAIDEN) who attended this past weekend's Ozzfest show at the Hyundai Pavillion in Devore, California has submitted the following first-hand account of the evening that will surely go down as one of the most shameful moments in recent rock history (NOTE: at his request, the ...

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IRON MAIDEN Pelted With Eggs During OZZFEST; SHARON OSBOURNE Calls BRUCE DICKINSON A 'Prick'

BLABBERMOUTH.NET has received a number of e-mails regarding last night's (August 20) Ozzfest concert in Devore (near San Bernardino), California, which reportedly included an on-stage appearance following IRON MAIDEN's set by Sharon Osbourne during which she called MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson a "prick." The following report was submitted by David Priest, editor-in-chief of

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IRON MAIDEN Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD ROCKWALK: Photos Available

IRON MAIDEN were officially inducted into Guitar Center's Hollywood RockWalk Friday evening (August 19). Band members added their handprints — with a fake skeleton hand to stand in for their album cover skeleton mascot, "Eddie" — to the sidewalk gallery outside the Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard, according to the Associated Press. Check out pictures ...

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JIMI HENDRIX: Complete WOODSTOCK Set Heads To DVD

Greg Prato of Billboard.com is reporting that Jimi Hendrix's closing performance at Woodstock on Aug. 18, 1969 will be commercially available in its entirety on Sept. 13, when Universal Music and Experience Hendrix release the DVD "Jimi Hendrix - Live at Woodstock". The double-disc set captures one of Hendrix's only performances with an ...

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'Tommy Lee Goes To College' Inside Scoop: Producer, TOMMY's Roommate And Tutor Interviewed

PR.com's Senior Editor Allison Kugel recently got the inside scoop on MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's reality show, "Tommy Lee Goes to College", in a sit-down with: "College" Director and Executive Producer Eddie October, Tommy Lee's college roommate, Matt Ellis, and Tommy's "hot" chemistry tutor, Natalie Riedmann. Premiering August 16, 2005 on NBC with two ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: 'Record Deal Is Imminent'

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD have posted the following message on their official web site: "All of the tour edition copies of [the new album] 'All Will Be Revealed' have now sold out. The good news is that a record deal is imminent that will see a full commercial release ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Comment On RHINO Signing, Upcoming Album

Rhino Entertainment has announced the signing of progressive metal band QUEENSRŸCHE. The band is working on "Operation: Mindcrime II" — the sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime" — for release on Rhino early in 2006. The announcement was made by Rhino Entertainment President Scott Pascucci. "We are excited to be working with ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says VAN HALEN Could Have Finished A New Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: VAN HALEN recorded three new songs for last year's greatest hits collection, "The Best of Both Worlds", but frontman Sammy Hagar says the group could have finished a whole album. Hagar told Launch that the hang-up was guitarist Edward Van Halen, who simply took too long to record his parts. "We ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says EDDIE VAN HALEN 'Used To Be A Great Guy'

Launch Radio Networks reports: After spending most of 2004 back with VAN HALEN, Sammy Hagar says he's in no hurry to do it again. The group did tour North America and record three new songs for a greatest hits album, but Hagar told Launch that what he once called a "continuation" has reached its conclusion ...

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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist Signs Solo Deal With BLACK LOTUS RECORDS

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda has inked a solo deal with Greece's Black Lotus Records. Ojeda's solo debut, "Axes to Axes", will feature guest appearances by such acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal musicians as Ronnie James Dio (DIO, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER), Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET ...

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ROUGH SILK Frontman To Guest On New DESTRUCTION Album

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I'll appear on the new CD by the German thrash legends DESTRUCTION playing a slide-guitar solo on an all-star-song ('The Alliance of the Hellhoundz') featuring besides Schmier, Mike and Marc from DESTRUCTION, among others, ...

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KISS: U.K. KISS Expo To Be Held In November

The annual U.K. KISS Expo at Rock City in Nottingham will take place on Saturday, November 19. This time, KISS drummer Eric Singer will be the special guest. More details will be announced soon on the Expo's official web site. In related news, the planned September U.K. KISS Alive Expo in Dudley, West Midlands — ...

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