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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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PROBOT Enters German Media Control Chart At No. 36!

PROBOT, the metal side-project of former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, entered the German Media Control Album chart at position No. 36. As previously reported, PROBOT's self-titled debut sold 27,380 copies in its first week of release in the U.S. to land at position No. 68 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. ...

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NINE INCH NAILS To Play LOLLAPALOOZA?

According to www.theninhotline.com, New York's K-Rock and Seattle's 107.7 The End radio stations announced today (Feb. 19) that NINE INCH NAILS will headline this year's Lollapalooza tour. The recently resurrected alt-rock festival last year boasted sets from JANE'S ADDICTION, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, INCUBUS, AUDIOSLAVE, THE DONNAS and A PERFECT CIRCLE. As ...

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BALD DAISY: Audio Preview Available Online

BALD DAISY, the "dark/ambient narcotic metal band" led by former NEUROTICA guitarist Shawn Bowen, have posted a preview of their debut album, titled "Ethereality", at their official web site. "Ethereality" features artwork by Bowen and was recorded using a "brainwave synchronizer" which is "an effect that spatially cycles stereo sounds in a manner that, when ...

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BUSH Twins Meet CHRIS CORNELL At His Birthday Bash

The New York Post reports that the Bush twins asked one of their Secret Service minders to introduce them to AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell at The Deck at Pier 59 the other night. Cornell happened to be celebrating his birthday at the hotspot with girlfriend Vicky Karayiannis, a Paris-based publicist. Cornell and fellow Lollapalooza rockers ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Syracuse Show Canceled!

The Lollapalooza concert scheduled for July 26 at Vernon Downs in Syracuse, New York has been canceled, according to the Post-Standard. Dave Armstrong, of The Creative Entertainment Group out of Binghamton, said Wednesday in a news release that poor ticket sales forced the cancellation. "Due to the costs of production versus the estimated ticket sales ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA Kicks Off In Indiana: Photos Available

The newly resurrected alt-rock festival Lollapalooza officially launched on Saturday, July 5 at Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana. Check out pictures from Wire Image. Sidelined since 1998, this year's 28-date Lollapalooza features JANE'S ADDICTION, AUDIOSLAVE, INCUBUS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, JURASSIC 5, THE DONNAS and, for a few dates, A ...

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INCUBUS And SONY MUSIC Kiss And Make Up

INCUBUS and Sony Music have kissed and made up after the company offered $11 million in incentives as part of a new three-album contract. "Sony Music and INCUBUS have amicably resolved their differences, and will continue with their highly successful relationship," a joint statement issued by the company and band read in its entirety. Under ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Early Ticket Sales 'Soft'

Is this year's Lollapalooza being negatively impacted by JANE'S ADDICTION not having a new record out? Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, says that some are wondering just that as they mull soft ticket sales for the summer tour, which this year features AUDIOSLAVE, INCUBUS and QUEENS OF ...

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INCUBUS Add New Bassist

INCUBUS have hired ex-guitarist for THE ROOTS, Ben Kenney, as their new bassist. Kenney will replace Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, who was recently released from duty after 12 years with the band. In a press statement, frontman Brandon Boyd said the band decided to let Lance go after INCUBUS finished touring for "Morning View". ...

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INCUBUS Part Ways With Bassist

INCUBUS have parted ways with bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich. The group's frontman, Brandon Boyd, has posted a statement regarding Katunich's departure to the group's official web site, www.enjoyincubus.com. It reads as follows: "Hello, Friends. "I normally don't participate in this forum because in all honesty internet message boards and chat rooms scare ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Dates Announced!

The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to Billboard. The tour will hit mostly outdoor amphitheaters as well as unconventional venues in New York (Randall's Island) and at the Aug. 30 finale in Syracuse, N.Y. (Vernon Down's Raceway). As previously reported, ...

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SKINDRED Set American Release Date For 'Babylon'

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have set an April 22 American release date through Bieler Bros./MCA Records for their debut album, "Babylon". Check out three full-length tracks and 60-second clips of every other track on the album, as well as a music video, news, and tour dates, via the official SKINDRED ...

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SONY MUSIC Strike Back In INCUBUS Contract Dispute

Sony Music struck back in its contract dispute with INCUBUS on Tuesday (Feb. 11), asking a federal court to block the band's bid for free agency, according to the Los Angeles Times. The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan, said the band owes four more albums under an exclusive recording contract that band members signed in 1996. ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Initial Details Released

The revived Lollapalooza summer tour — which is set to feature JANE'S ADDICTION, AUDIOSLAVE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, JURASSIC 5 and INCUBUS, among others — is scheduled to visit the following cities, according to the organizers: Atlanta, GA Boston, MA Chicago, IL Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Dallas, TX Denver, CO Detroit, MI ...

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AUDIOSLAVE, QOTSA, JANE'S ADDITION Confirmed For LOLLAPALOOZA 2003

Lollapalooza will return this summer with a heavy-hitting lineup featuring INCUBUS, AUDIOSLAVE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, JURASSIC 5 and festival founders JANE'S ADDICTION, it was confirmed Friday. Members of all five bands will be on hand at Ameoba Music in Hollywood on Monday for a press conference announcing details of the tour. The traveling ...

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INCUBUS Sue To Break Free From Record Contract

INCUBUS have filed a lawsuit against Sony Corp. in an attempt to break free from their contract that requires the group to make four more albums with the company's Epic Records label, according to Billboard.com. The band are asking a judge to rule that California's labor law allows them to stop recording for Sony and ...

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STIGMA Complete Work On New Demo

STIGMA, the new group featuring TRAK 13 vocalist Jeff Zazueta, members of , and former DEPSWA drummer Collin Torres, are scheduled to release their demo in early-to-mid February. The band have just finished mastering the disc with Eddy Schreyer (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TOOL). The complete track listing for the demo will be as follows: ...

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STIGMA: New Music Posted Online

Los Angeles, California-based STIGMA, featuring former DEPSWA drummer Colin Torres and TRAK 13 vocalist Jeff Zazueta, have made available for download two newly recorded MP3s ("All Away" and "Remember") via their official site, www.stigmamusic.com. The tracks were recorded and mixed by Shawn Sullivan (REEL BIG FISH, THIRD EYE BLIND), and feature a guest ...

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INCUBUS, HOOBASTANK Get Certified!

INCUBUS' "Morning View" has been certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales in excess of two million copies since its November 2001 release. Meanwhile, HOOBASTANK's self-titled debut has been certified platinum for sales in excess of one million copies since it came out last year. ...

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Former INCUBUS Turntablist To Appear On STIGMA Demo

Los Angeles, California-based STIGMA, featuring former DEPSWA drummer Colin Torres and TRAK 13 vocalist Jeff Zazueta, will be entering the studio tomorrow to record two new tracks, one of which will feature a guest appearance from former INCUBUS turntablist DJ 1987 (a.k.a. DJ Lyfe). Both songs are expected to be made available for download via ...

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INCUBUS Rock The House At 24th MGD Blind Date Event

INCUBUS performed last night to a raucous, wild crowd at the 24th MGD Blind Date at Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. "What an event and what a crowd! It's great to be part of the MGD Blind Date with such a rich tradition following in the footsteps of people like METALLICA," said INCUBUS ...

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To Serve Man - CATTLE DECAPITATION

What immediately strikes you about this Cali foursome's music is the total lack of effects. They definitely look like your typical goregrind band on the surface. But where IMPALED, SEPSISM, DISGORGE (both of them), COCK AND BALL TORTURE, REGURGITATE and zillions of others tailor their heaviness with severely downtuned guitars and/or heinously manipulated vocals, CATTLE ...

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ROBERT FLYNN: "KERRY KING's Eaten So Many Cheeseburgers His Brain's Starting To Clog Up"

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has slammed SLAYER guitarist Kerry King over the latter's incessant public criticisms of MACHINE HEAD's recent recorded output during various interviews conducted by King over the last several months. In the latest diary entry posted at the group's official web site (www.machinehead1.com), Flynn makes it clear that whatever ...

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DOG EAT DOG Side Project MP3 Posted Online

BAD KARMA, the new group featuring DOG EAT DOG bassist Dave Neabore, have posted an MP3 of the track "Struggle" at this location. "Struggle" comes off BAD KARMA's forthcoming 10-song CD, which is currently being recorded for a late summer release. For more information on BAD KARMA—whose musical output has been described by ...

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