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OZZY's Son LOUIS: 'All I Want Him To Do Is Get Better'

Ozzy Osbourne missed out today on the wedding of his eldest son, Louis, in Ireland, according to the Belfast Telegraph. Louis, 28, married Irish girl Louise Lennon, 30, with the reception held in Kinnitty Castle in Birr, Co Offaly. Around 160 guests attended the fairy-tale wedding, including Louis's mother Thelma (Ozzy's first wife) and his ...

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MACABRE Confirm First U.K. Date In Almost 10 Years

Chicago's MACABRE will play Underworld in London on Saturday, February 21, 2004. The band have not played in the United Kingdom in almost ten years and are planning something very special to mark the occasion. MACABRE have also added a hometown gig to end the string of March U.S. dates at Oasis 160 in Chicago ...

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SODOM Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL FESTIVAL

SODOM are the latest act confirmed for the Gods of Metal Festival, scheduled to take place June 5-6 at l'Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. ALICE COOPER will top the bill on Sunday, June 6, while JUDAS PRIEST will headline the event on Saturday, June 5 — the same day that Finland's STRATOVARIUS are scheduled ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Speaks: Audio Available

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has posted the very first "audio" installment of his regular online update, "Dee Speaks", at this location. Among the topics covered in the latest update is the band's current status, Dee's VAN HELSING'S CURSE project, his radio-hosting gig, and the latest news on the sequel to his acclaimed ...

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Poland's INDREAD COLD Sign With BLACKDOOM RECORDS

Poland's INDREAD COLD have signed a two-album deal with BlackDoom Records, the British label co-founded by MY DYING BRIDE guitarists Andrew Craighan and Hamish Glencross. The band, who consist of former members of DARZAMAT, MASTIPHAL, ECLIPSE and CHORT, will release their debut album, entitled "Underaba", in the beginning of 2004. The recording sessions for "Underaba" ...

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CONTROL DENIED: Unfinished Album To See Light Of Day

Holland's Hammerheart Records have announced plans to release the unfinished sophomore album from CONTROL DENIED over the objections of Jane Schuldiner, mother of late CONTROL DENIED/DEATH frontman Chuck Schuldiner. Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor, began work on the album (tentatively titled ...

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AYREON: Final Three Vocalists Announced!

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) has confirmed the final three vocalists confirmed to appear on the new AYREON CD, "The Human Equation", tentatively due in May 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. According to a post on Arjen's official web site, "an odd chain of events brought a premature end to the guessing game, but ...

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HADES Guitarist 'Collaborates' With Late AC/DC Frontman

HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET with the following update: "A couple years ago I went to Scotland with my wife. I met a metalhead who was a huge fan of my old bands NON-FICTION and HADES. We stayed in touch via email. A few months ago he moved next to Bon Scott's sister. ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD And ULRICH Get Animated

METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich will make their animation debut in an episode for the new animated comedy series, "Disney's Dave the Barbarian", from Walt Disney Television Animation. Scheduled to premiere in January 2004, the show follows the title character's comedic adventures with his offbeat family — including his primping older sister Candy and ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: New Live Photos Posted Online

MY DYING BRIDE have posted live photos from their performance at the Astoria in London last Friday (October 31) at this location. As previously reported, MY DYING BRIDE's brand-new studio album is scheduled for a February 2004 release through Peaceville Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Dreadful Hours" was recorded at Academy Studios ...

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TWISTED SISTER Announce Makeup-Less Gigs

BENT BROTHERTWISTED SISTER's evil twin (essentially a makeup-less version of the real thing) — will be re-emerging from the ashes of infamy to perform select concerts throughout the Northeast later this fall. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 29 - The Downtown - Farmingdale, NY Dec. 13 - The Chance - ...

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SOIL: New Music Posted Online

Two tracks from SOIL's upcoming album "Redefine" have been posted online. You can check out streams of "Pride" and "Cross My Heart" here. "Redefine" is scheduled for release in February 2004 through J Records. SOIL are currently on the road with STATIC-X, SKRAPE, and TWISTED METHOD. The dates are as follows: Oct. 27 ...

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TWISTED SISTER's 'Evil Twin' To Play Select Dates In The Fall

BENT BROTHERTWISTED SISTER's evil twin (essentially a makeup-less version of the real thing) — will be re-emerging from the ashes of infamy to perform select concerts throughout the Northeast later this fall. So far, only one date has been leaked: November 29 at the Downtown in Famingdale, New York (Long Island). Although this ...

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DEE SNIDER Talks About Singing At SCHWARZENEGGER Rally

In a recent interview with Perfect Pitch Online, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider described the experience of singing the SISTER classic "We're Not Gonna Take It" at an Arnold Schwarzenegger rally in Sacramento earlier this month. "[Arnold] was very gracious and cool," Dee said. "Backstage, we talked about some USO stuff – TWISTED's ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'I Have Been Writing New Songs All Summer'

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach recently spoke to Boston-based freelance writer Debby Rao about his new band and the group's future activities, including their upcoming mini-tour with TWISTED SISTER. When asked why he wasn't using guitarist Richie Scarlett on the band's forthcoming tour, Sebastian said, "I love Richie. He is great. But the thing ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Reunite With ROB AFFUSO Live On Stage!

Sebastian Bach has confirmed that he will be joined by his former SKID ROW bandmate/drummer Rob Affuso at select dates on his upcoming solo tour. The following is Sebastian's latest posting from his official web site: "Well I was gonna keep it a secret , but screw it !!! Joining me on stage, for the ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Says He's Regained Control Of His Health

Ozzy Osbourne sat down with MTV.com Thursday (october 16) to discuss the "shakes" that have plagued him for decades, causing him to stammer, stutter and shuffle around with a walk that grew increasingly hunched over and motor functions that only seemed to be getting worse. "I swear on my wife and my children's lives that ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Former Drummer Returns To The Fold

BACH TIGHT 5, the new band led by former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, have announced the addition of drummer Mark "BamBam" McConnell to the group's ranks. "Mark has done every solo tour with me on the kit as well as playing on my solo CD, 'Bring 'Em Bach Alive!' & I realized yet again ...

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KORN Management Says No Tour Dates Have Yet Been Confirmed

A representative for KORN's management, The Firm, has branded as "inaccurate" the tour dates currently being floated around for the upcoming KORN/DROID tour (which were originally posted on DROID's web site). According to the representative, the KORN tour — for which no dates are completely confirmed yet — will probably start on the ...

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JIMI HENDRIX to Be Immortalized by MCFARLANE TOYS

Experience Hendrix L.L.C., the family company dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Jimi Hendrix legacy has joined forces with McFarlane Toys to create a collectible figure of Jimi Hendrix. Working to keep the spirit of Jimi alive through music, education and community involvement, Experience Hendrix sees this venture as an opportunity to create ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Explain New Album Delay

MY DYING BRIDE have issued a statement regarding their decision to push back the release date of their new album, tentatively titled "The Thirteenth Chapter", to the beginning of 2004. The follow-up to 2001's "The Dreadful Hours" was recorded at Academy Studios and features material that is being described as "objective" observers as "very dark ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: New Album Delayed

Due to problems with the artwork, the release of the new MY DYING BRIDE album, tentatively titled "The Thirteenth Chapter", album has been delayed to the end of this year/beginning of 2004. The follow-up to 2001's "The Dreadful Hours" was recorded at Academy Studios and features material that is being described as "objective" observers as ...

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