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Debating Iraq at OZZY's

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Elizabeth Taylor and Justin Timberlake were the guests of honor at a benefit Elton John gave with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne Wednesday night in L.A. But the names of two other well-known people were on everybody's lips: Bush and Saddam. "We ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: DVD/CD Details Unveiled

More details have been revealed about the upcoming LED ZEPPELIN two-disc DVD, "Led Zeppelin DVD", and the three-CD collection, "How The West Was Won", due on May 27 through Atlantic Records. The complete track listing for both releases is as follows: Led Zeppelin DVD: Royal Albert Hall, January 1970: 01. We're Gonna Groove 02. I ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: The Mother Lode Of Live Recordings On The Way

Atlantic Records has announced the forthcoming release of the mother lode of LED ZEPPELIN live recordings. Slated for a simultaneous May 27 release are "Led Zeppelin DVD", a two-disc set, and "How The West Was Won", a three-CD set. Long sought-after by ZEPPELIN devotees and collectors, this marks the first-ever official release of these rare ...

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MEMORY GARDEN: New Music Posted Online

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, the band featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, have posted MP3 clips of three new songs via their official web site at this location. According to Johansson, "two of them are more uptempo things and one is a doomy son of a bitch... I hope you like what ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Photos Posted Online

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have posted several studio and band photos at this location. PROJECT: FAILING FLESH's debut CD, "A Beautiful Sickness", is due to be mastered by ...

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E-FORCE Sign With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

E-FORCE, the Montreal-based band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, guitarist Bryan Donahue (formerly of HOMICIDE) and guitarist/drum programmer Dan Lauzon (formerly of ENTROPY), have reportedly inked a deal with French label Season Of Mist Records (MAYHEM, NECROPHAGIA, AGRESSOR, CARPATHIAN FOREST). The group's debut album is expected to surface later in the year. In related ...

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KORN, FOO FIGHTERS Take Home Grammies

KORN won a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 45th Annual Grammy Awards, held last night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Bakersfield, California quintet were honored for the track "Here To Stay" off their most recent Epic/Immortal album, "Untouchables". FOO FIGHTERS took home a Grammy for "Best Hard ...

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CKY: No Regrets About GUNS N' ROSES Tour

Although the GUNS N' ROSES North American comeback tour started and ended in riots and was ultimately cut short, CKY has no regrets. "We got to play Madison Square Garden with GUNS N' ROSES," guitarist Chad Ginsberg told Rollingstone.com. "That's cool as shit! Axl gave us a great opportunity. He was really into us." CKY ...

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MEMORY GARDEN Collaborate With MERCYFUL FATE Guitarist On New Demo

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, are in the process of recording three new songs for promotional and shopping purposes. "We are once again working together with [producer] Mike Wead [MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND] and are really happy with this collaboration," writes Johansson on the band's official web site. "What ...

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One Kill Wonder - THE HAUNTED

"The only pressure we feel comes from within ourselves," is the standard musician's answer to an equally cliché question. In a rare moment of sincerity, THE HAUNTED guitarist Patrik Jensen has admitted that the pressure of following up 1999's "The Haunted Made Me Do It" has at times been overwhelming. That's understandable, not to mention ...

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GODSMACK Party With STING After GRAMMY Nods

The members of GODSMACK celebrated their two 2003 Grammy nominations with fellow nominee Sting (ex-THE POLICE) at the New York City club Dorsia, which is co-owned by GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna, according to the New York Post. GODSMACK's "I Stand Alone" is up for "Best Hard Rock Performance" and for "Best Rock Song" at the ...

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GRAMMY AWARDS Nominees Announced!

The nominees in the "Best Hard Rock Performance" and "Best Metal Performance" categories for the 45 Annual Grammy Awards are as follows: Best Hard Rock Performance: FOO FIGHTERS – "All Of My Life" GODSMACK – "I Stand Alone" P.O.D. – "Youth Of The Nation" QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – "No One Knows" SYSTEM OF ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Finish Tracking Debut

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have completed recording basic tracks for the group's debut CD, titled "A Beautiful Sickness". Vocals will be laid down by Forrest in late January, with the ...

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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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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Lets Success Go To His Head

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Buckethead (who wears a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket and white face mask over his head) refused to take the headgear off backstage at the band's Madison Square Garden show on Dec. 5, according to New York Magazine's Intelligencer column. "[Comedian] Chris Rock was saying what a great show it was," reported ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Mystery Neighbor Revealed

The Osbournes' noisy neighbour has been revealed as forgotten '80s pop star Owen Paul, Ananova.com reports. Viewers of the reality TV show's first season saw Sharon Osbourne throwing a large leg of ham over the fence in protest of the mystery neighbor's all-night partying. Paul, who had a hit with "My Favorite Waste Of Time" ...

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Pollstar: GUNS N' ROSES 'Not An Arena Act' In 2002

GUNS N' ROSES have greatly reduced their chances of landing another arena tour following frontman Axl Rose's mysterious failure to show up for a concert in Philadelphia last Friday, according to Gary Bongiovanni, editor of concert-industry trade mag Pollstar. "Rose has damaged his career," he told Entertainment Weekly. "This makes the band a riskier situation ...

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CENTINEX To Re-Release Back Catalog

Sweden's CENTINEX spent a day at Black Lounge Studios in early December editing and digitally mastering their back catalog, planned for re-release by Candlelight Records in 2003. Each CD will include bonus material previously unavailable and new artwork. Of special interest are the band's remakes of KREATOR's "Ripping Corpse" and DEATH's "Mutilation", the latter of ...

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New York Post: Dead End For GUNS N' ROSES

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: Welcome to the bungle: Thanks to Axl Rose's bizarre behavior, GUNS N' ROSES had the plug pulled yesterday on the band's first tour in almost a decade. Clear Channel, the promoter, halted the long-anticipated tour after the band canceled Friday's concert at ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Tour Cancelled!!!

The remaining shows of GUNS N' ROSES' North American tour have been cancelled, according to Pennsylvania's CKY, who were tapped to provide support at all the dates through Jan. 3, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. The following is a message from CKY posted in the "Band Journal" section (dubbed "Shit Talk") of their ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Cancel Philadelphia, Angry Fans Riot

GUNS N' ROSES fans at Philadelphia's First Union Center began rioting after being told that the group were a no-show Friday night (Dec. 6). About 14,000 people in the center were informed over the public address system at approximately 11:15 p.m. that a band member had fallen ill and the concert had been postponed. The ...

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AEROSMITH Duo Embroiled In Guns For Tickets Probe

The following article was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: A top NYPD official is being probed for helping rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry obtain pistol licenses in return for alleged VIP treatment at an AEROSMITH concert and ritzy after-party, The Post has learned. Deputy Inspector Benjamin Petrofsky, the former ...

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Finnish Benefit Gig In Honor Of CHUCK SCHULDINER Set For Next Month

DIABLO, ROTTEN SOUND, MOKOMA and TIMO RAUTIAINEN & JARKKO MARTIKAINEN have been confirmed to appear at The Fragile Art Of Existence, a charity concert honoring late DEATH frontman Chuck Schuldiner to be held on Dec. 13 (one-year anniversary of Chuck's death) in Tampere, Finland. All acts, with the exception of TIMO RAUTIAINEN & JARKKO MARTIKAINEN, ...

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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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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX To Host VH1's 'Graveside Groupies'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx will host VH1's "Graveside Groupies", a one-hour special that "takes a close look at what happens when musicians break on through to the other side, and how some fans continue to honor their memory," according to the channel's official web site. "We'll join handpicked fans as they embark on pilgrimages ...

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GORGUTS Issue Statement Regarding Drummer's Passing

GORGUTS mainman Luc Lemay has issued an official statement regarding the untimely passing of drummer Steve MacDonald, who hung himself last week after battling depression for the past few years. It is as follows: "It's with great sadness that I write these words for you, Steve, my acolyte, my accomplice, my friend. Your talent hit ...

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PAT BOONE Loved His OSBOURNE Neighbors

According to the Osbournes, Pat Boone is the best neighbor one could ever have. As for Boone, the feeling was mutual, he tells the Associated Press. "I've visited with Ozzy and Sharon, and nights when they had loud music playing, they never heard any complaints from me." He says as a fellow musician, he "expected ...

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