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OZZFEST 2004: The Official Press Release

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2004--"The day OZZfest comes to town is the best day of summer for hardcore fans of hard rock and metal music. They know they're getting value beyond what they paid for." So says OZZfest founder Sharon Osbourne. "The music starts at 9:30 a.m. and doesn't stop until Ozzy leaves the stage ...

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37 STABWOUNDZ Sign With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

Dutch metal/hardcore act 37 STABWOUNDZ have signed a deal with new label Garden of Exile Records. The band, who play and create a blend of groovy crossover-metal with influences from bands like CROWBAR, MERAUDER and PANTERA, recently had their debut album, "Embrace Solitude", mastered by Tue Madsen of Antfarm Studios (BORN FROM PAIN, THE HAUNTED, ...

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DAMAGEPLAN To 'Jam' With Their Fans

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), ex-HALFORD/DIESEL MACHINE guitarist Patrick Lachman (on lead vocals), and bassist Bob Zilla, have posted the following message on their official web site: "The band's uncompromising commitment to their fans has been revealed with an ingenious 'plan' to include their fans ...

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UNEARTH Officially Added To 'Headbanger's Ball Tour II'

Massachusetts-based metallers UNEARTH have been officially added to the forthcoming "Headbangers Ball Tour II", featuring HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN and DROWNING POOL. "Touring with HATEBREED, the most credible, hard working hardcore/metal band around today is something we have wanted to do since this band's inception," UNEARTH write on their web site. "As a lot of you know, ...

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DAMAGEPLAN's Debut Cracks BILLBOARD Top 40

DAMAGEPLAN's much-hyped debut CD, "New Found Power", sold 44,676 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group, which includes ex-PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), fared substantially better than their former ...

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BLABBERMOUTH.NET Giveaway: Win A Signed DAMAGEPLAN Guitar!

BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Blistering.com are currently hosting a joint giveaway for DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums). Enter to win a one of Dimebag's brand new signature model Stealth V guitars from Washburn, signed by the entire band. Several runner-ups will also be chosen to receive prize ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Confirmed For OZZFEST Main Stage

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, have been confirmed to appear on the main stage at this year's Ozzfest, according to a posting on the band's official web site. Other groups believed to have secured slots on the main stage include SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST and headliner OZZY ...

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STRATOVARIUS Fans Give New Singer Shit (Literally!)

STRATOVARIUS mainman Timo Tolkki has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The STRATOVARIUS forum has been closed because 2 individuals sent an email to the Finnish police and claimed that STRATOVARIUS supports Nazis. This claim is outright ridiculous and deserves that I tell these 2 idiots: FUCK OFF!!! "The forum was ...

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DAVE GROHL Responds To ZAKK WYLDE's Threat

Former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has responded to Zakk Wylde's infamous 2001 quote in which the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist threatened to "kick [Grohl's] ass" because he wrote this cheese-dick song for OZZ that Zakk had to play on during the recording sessions for OSBOURNE's "Down To Earth" CD. In the November 2001 ...

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MTV: JERRY CANTRELL To Jam With ALICE IN CHAINS Bandmates

Since moving from Seattle to Los Angeles eight months ago, former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has re-established lines of communication with former CHAINS bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney, and plans to jam with them later this month, according to MTV.com. "We don't have any expectations," he stressed. "We're gonna get in ...

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New Found Power - DAMAGEPLAN

The fall of PANTERA could have been predicted by anyone keeping an eye on the band for the last few years. Increasingly erratic performances and behavior from singer Philip Anselmo, as well as his predilection for going off and attempting enough side projects to fill a record store, made it clear that the quartet was ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Karaoke Coming To APPLE's iTUNES

According to an online posting at the Steve Hoffmann Forums (the official web site of "audiophile music restoration specialist" Steve Hoffmann), DAMAGEPLAN will soon have karaoke-like tracks available for purchase via Apple's iTunes Music Store: "Today I put together different mixes from the new band DAMAGEPLAN (formerly PANTERA) to be sold on iTunes," ...

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ROTTING CORPSE To Reunite For Album, Tour

Renowned '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez, will finally record and release an album, according to guitarist Walter Trachsler (former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie). "Many well-known guest musicians have expressed interest in playing on and playing with Texas' first thrash metal band," says Walter. "CORPSE will than ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Webcast Scheduled For This Weekend

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), ex-HALFORD/DIESEL MACHINE guitarist Patrick Lachman (on lead vocals), and bassist Bob Zilla, will be participating in a live web broadcast from Dime's house this Sunday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m. (PST). Fans will be able to chat with the band ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: Album Listening Party Available Online

VH1.com is currently featuring an album-listening party for DAMAGEPLAN's "New Found Power". You can listen to the entire album right now — an entire week before it hits stores. The listening party ends on February 9. Check it out here. DAMAGEPLAN's "New Found Power" is due on February 10 through Elektra Records. The ...

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VINNIE PAUL: PHILIP ANSELMO Stabbed Us In The Back

DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul spoke to Music Mania Magazine Thursday (Jan. 29) about the breakup of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN's forthcoming debut CD, "New Found Power". Asked if there is any possibility of a PANTERA reunion at some point in the future, Vinnie said, "I don't think so. It would have been real easy for [former ...

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DAMAGEPLAN To Sign Copies Of New Album At Dallas In-Store

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), ex-HALFORD/DIESEL MACHINE guitarist Patrick Lachman (on lead vocals), and bassist Bob Zilla, will be signing copies of their debut album, "New Found Power", on Tuesday, February 10 at Tower Records in Dallas, Texas. The signing session will begin at 5:00 ...

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DIMEBAG, VINNIE PAUL: 'Dope-Fucked' PHILIP ANSELMO Can't Keep His Story Straight

Former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums) have slammed ex-bandmate Philip Anselmo over his assertions that he "wasn't the one" who wanted to end PANTERA, calling his claims "bullshit" and implying in no uncertain terms that Anselmo's alleged drug problem is largely to blame for the singer's often-bizarre public statements. During an ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Vow To Uphold The 'Bad-Ass' Legacy Of PANTERA

Former PANTERA/current DAMAGEPLAN members Vinnie Paul (drums) and Dimebag Darrell (guitar) recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about the demise of PANTERA and the upcoming release of DAMAGEPLAN's debut CD, "New Found Power". Asked what their expectations are for an album that, like most of PANTERA's recorded output, is being issued through Elektra Records, Vinnie ...

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