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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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'Music As A Weapon II' DVD/CD Preview Posted Online

The "Music As A Weapon II" DVD/CD set is scheduled for release on February 24 through Reprise/Warner. The set features highlights from DISTURBED's "Music As A Weapon II Tour", which also included CHEVELLE, TAPROOT, and ÜNLOCO. Here is the track listing for both the CD and DVD: 01. DISTURBED – "Loading The Weapon" 02. DISTURBED ...

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Report: Top-Grossing OZZFEST Shows Of All Time (1996-2003)

As part of a special spotlight on the Osbournes in the current issue of Billboard, the magazine has compiled a list of the top 10 highest-grossing Ozzfest shows in the travelling festival's eight-year history. Since its inaugural run in 1996, Ozzfest has grossed a staggering $146.5 million from 236 shows that have drawn 3.8 million ...

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LINKIN PARK, KORN, STAIND, JANE'S ADDICTION Confirmed For KROQ 'Christmas' Show

The lineup for KROQ's annual "Almost Acoustic Christmas" show was officially announced this morning, and it was slightly different than the one that was leaked yesterday. LINKIN PARK, THE OFFSPRING, P.O.D., AFI, PUDDLE OF MUDD, PENNYWISE, CHEVELLE, THE DISTILLERS and THRICE will be playing on December 13, while KORN, BLINK 182, JANE'S ADDICTION, 311, STAIND, ...

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IRON MAIDEN Producer Defends 'Dance Of Death' Sound

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who has worked with the group on their last two studio releases as well as the live album "Rock In Rio", has taken the unusual step of publicly defending the production on MAIDEN's latest CD, "Dance Of Death", calling it a perfect replica of the band's live sound. Writing to ...

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DISTURBED To Unleash 'Weapon' In November

"Music as a Weapon II", a live CD recorded on the spring tour of that same name, will be released on November 18 through Intoxication/Reprise Records, according to Billboard.com. The set, which will feature contributions from DISTURBED, TAPROOT, CHEVELLE and UNLOCO, will be available in two versions, a CD and a CD/DVD combo set. The ...

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DECONSTRUCT To Open For DEF LEPPARD In California

DECONSTRUCT, the Sacramento, California-based band featuring HEATHEN/ANGEL WITCH drummer Darren Minter, will be opening for DEF LEPPARD at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Southern California next Friday (October 3). This will mark the first Los Angeles-area appearance for the band. However, the group will return to L.A. for an industry showcase at the Whisky in ...

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BILLBOARD Magazine's Top Concert Grosses

The following are the top heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses reported for the week ending September 13, 2003, according to Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: OZZY OSBOURNE, KORN, MARILYN MANSON, DISTURBED, CHEVELLE, CRADLE OF FILTH, VOIVOD & others Venue: PNC Bank Arts Center City/State: Holmdel, N.J. Event Dates: Aug. 18-19, 2003 Gross Sales: $1,467,149 Attendance/Capacity: 26,655 ...

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HELMET Reunite, Plan New Album

Guitarist/vocalist Page Hamilton has teamed up with ex-ORANGE 9MM guitarist Chris Traynor and ROB ZOMBIE members Blasko (bass) and John Tempesta (drums) in an all-new version of HELMET, the acclaimed alt-rock outfit that is widely credited for the the jagged riffing and stop-start rhythms utilized by many "nü-metal" bands, including LIMP BIZKIT, DISTURBED and CHEVELLE. ...

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Review: OZZFEST 2003 Turns Into DRENCHFEST 2003

Josh McAuliffe of Scranton Times Tribune is reporting that In spite of less-than-stellar weather conditions, "a full house of frothing metalheads got a dose of pure headbanger bliss Tuesday night at Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain [in Scranton, Pennsylvania], where the 'Prince of (Bleeping) Darkness,' Ozzy Osbourne, triumphantly returned with his annual daylong festival of ...

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CHEVELLE To Begin Work On New Album In September

CHEVELLE plan on taking September and October off to work on the follow-up to their latest Epic set, "Wonder What's Next", according to Billboard.com. The upcoming CD, which will be recorded early next year, will feature material that drummer Sam Loeffler describes as "actually pretty heavy. We're a melodic band, because we like melody, but ...

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Hard Rock Among The Winners In The Hit-And-Miss Concert Tour Market

Billboard magazine is reporting that as 2003 enters its busiest concert performance window, it has already been a year of dizzying highs and disappointing lows. In the hard rock genre, METALLICA's Summer Sanitarium, the KISS/AEROSMITH tour and Ozzfest will be among the big winners this season. "This is really a pretty decent summer," says Dennis ...

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OZZFEST 2003: Devore Photos Posted Online

CRADLE OF FILTH, VOIVOD, TWISTED METHOD, SWORN ENEMY, SHADOWS FALL, THE REVOLUTION SMILE, MOTORGRATER, MEMENTO, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HOTWIRE, GRADE 8, DISTURBED and CHEVELLE were among the bands that performed live at Ozzfest 2003 at the Glen Helen Pavilion in Devore, California over the weekend. Check out pictures from LFI. ...

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METALLICA's Back Catalog Doing Brisk Business

METALLICA's back catalog is continuing to sell at a pace that far exceeds that of most of their counterparts, with four of the group's albums receiving multi-platinum certifications from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) last month. The following are the latest METALLICA releases to get certified: "…And Justice For All" (1988) 8x Platinum ...

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OZZFEST 2003: Fun For The Whole Family?

Katie Warchut of The Arizona Republic reports that Wednesday's (July 2) Ozzfest, an annual tour featuring OZZY OSBOURNE, MARILYN MANSON and KORN, didn't scare families away. It offered an odd mixture at the Cricket Pavilion in west Phoenix. While black-clad metal fans covered in mesh and with tattoos and piercings headed toward a side stage, ...

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SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA Sponsoring OZZFEST 2003

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced Wednesday (June 25) its sponsorship of the eighth annual Ozzfest 2003 tour. As sponsor for the third year in a row, Sony Computer Entertainment America will give consumers the opportunity to play the hottest new PlayStation(R)2 software titles at the show, the chance to win tickets to see Ozzfest ...

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JÄGERMEISTER Sponsors OZZFEST For The Fourth Consecutive Year

Continuing what has become one of the best pairings in hard rock history, Jägermeister Liqueur will once again sponsor Ozzfest, the most successful summer fest of all time! The hard-rocking liqueur has been sponsoring up-and-coming bands for the past eight years, and this year's Ozzfest is full of Jägermeister bands who have made a name ...

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OZZFEST 2003: San Antonio Set Times Announced

The official set times have been released for the inaugural stop of Ozzfest 2003 in San Antonio, Texas. They are as follows: Saturday, June 28 – San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Second Stage: 09:30 a.m. GRADE 8 09:55 a.m. DEPSWA 10:20 a.m. REVOLUTION SMILE 10:45 a.m. MOTOGRATER 11:10 a.m. MEMENTO 11:35 a.m. HOTWIRE ...

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'OFFEST' Featuring KORN A No-Go For New York

The KORN-headlined "Offest" show in Wantagh, New York, originally set for August 8, has been canceled. No reason was given for the cancellation. The Offest is a series of shows that occur on off-days from the Ozzfest tour. This year's line-up features Ozzfest bands KORN, DISTURBED, CHEVELLE, and THE REVOLUTION SMILE. Ozzfest is scheduled to ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Says He 'Loves' CRADLE OF FILTH

KORN vocalist Jonathan Davis says that he is looking forward to seeing second-stage headliners CRADLE OF FILTH at this year's Ozzfest. "I love that band," Davis said. "It's some English grind-core, death metal. It's just funny they all look like vampires, and I love their T-shirts. Like, they have nuns masturbating and 'Jesus Is A ...

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CHEVELLE: Platinum-Bound!

CHEVELLE's major label debut, "Wonder What's Next?" , has recently been classified gold for sales of 500,000 units — and will soon reach platinum, for sales of one million units. Drummer Sam Loeffler says they haven't received their gold record plaques yet, but they're eager to get them. "We're getting them probably a week or ...

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MUSIC AS A WEAPON Tour To Result In Live CD

DISTURBED's current Music As A Weapon tour with CHEVELLE, TAPROOT and UNLOCO will result in a live record featuring album tracks from all four acts as well as some live versions of unreleased songs, according to Rolling Stone. "We just played one of those unreleased tracks, 'Dehumanized', for the first time," DISTURBED frontman David Draiman ...

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