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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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LOSTPROPHETS Attack Anti-War Bands

LOSTPROPHETS singer Ian Watkins has launched an attack on bands who are speaking out against the war on Iraq. In a Radio 1 interview, Watkins claimed that most anti-war musicians are more interested in publicity than politics. "They just think, 'Anti-war is cool, let's speak out — more record sales', which I think is wrong," ...

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THE OSBOURNES Open Their Home For AIDS/Cancer Benefit

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne opened their house in Beverly Hills, California last night (March 19) for a party to benefit Elton John's AIDS Foundation and Sharon's Colon Cancer Foundation. Tony Bennett performed, while Elizabeth Tayor was the guest of honor. Also spotted at the event were N' SYNC's Justin Timberlake, actor Sylvester Stallone, and singer ...

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ASESINO To Play Hollywood Gig

ASESINO, the side project of ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos, have lined up a headlining gig at the Key Club in Hollywood, California on Tuesday, April 15. Also appearing on the bill will be N.M.E., DEMISE, OUTBREAK and DIMINISHED. ...

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MARILYN MANSON: Posthuman Affairs

The proposed partnership between MARILYN MANSON manager Tony Ciulla and Spivak-Sobol Entertainment Management seems to have fizzled after just two weeks, according to Hits Daily Double. Ciulla has returned to his Posthuman Management company, where his client list also includes ABANDONED POOLS. Spivak-Sobol represent QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, A PERFECT CIRCLE and TORI AMOS, ...

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MONSTROSITY: Former Vocalist Returns

MONSTROSITY have announced the return of former vocalist Jason Avery to the group's lineup. Current vocalist, Sam Molina, will not leave the band but will instead take over the second guitarist duties. The revamped lineup, which is rounded out by Tony Norman on guitars, Mike Poggione on bass, and Lee Harrison on drums, will make ...

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VITAL REMAINS Axeman Lands Signature Guitar

VITAL REMAINS guitarist Tony Lazaro has landed an endorsement deal with Yavcom Guitars. Lazaro's own signature series, called The Crucifire, is not yet available to order, but will be soon, according to the company's web site. Check out pictures of the guitar, which features a three-way laminate neck-thru with red inverted cross inlays, and maple ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Joined By NILE Drummer

Long-running Florida death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have replaced touring drummer Ariel Alvarado with NILE skinsman Tony Laureano. Tony is no stranger to the MALEVOLENT CREATION camp, having toured the U.S. and Europe with the band on their "In Cold Blood" tour in 1997. Tony is prepared to sit in on the drums until a permanent ...

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THE OSBOURNES To Host Benefit

According to the New York Daily News, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are opening their house of mayhem on March 19 for a party to benefit Elton John's AIDS Foundation and Sharon's Colon Cancer Foundation. Tony Bennett will perform. The guest of honor is Elizabeth Tayor. Daughter Kelly Osbourne, if she's in town, will be solo. ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Announce Tour Dates, Continue Work On Demo

Los Angeles thrash metal act DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring former DARK ANGEL axeman Jim Durkin, have announced the following dates: Mar. 01 – Hollywood, CA @ The Garage (Metal For Cancer) Jun. 09 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Galaxy (w/ IMMOLATION, GRAVE) The Metal For Cancer benefit for Tony "Bones" Hernandez will be headlined ...

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THE WILDHEARTS' GINGER: PRESIDENT BUSH Is A 'Genocidal Cunt'

THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger has issued an appeal to the public to join him in condemning President George Bush over his foreign policy and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. The following is Ginger's public statement as it appears on his official web site: "Anyone that attended the 'anti-war' march, or stopped ...

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MARILYN MANSON's New Family

MARILYN MANSON manager Tony Ciulla has officially partnered with Spivak-Sobol Entertainment, according to Hits Daily Double. Spivak-Sobol represent QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, A PERFECT CIRCLE and TORI AMOS, among others. In related news, a bunch of photos taken at Dita Von Teese's (MARILYN MANSON's girlfriend) performance at The Chamber in Atlanta, Georgia on Jan. ...

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Former DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian has completed work on his third solo CD, entitled "Black Utopia", for an April 22 release. Among the special guests appearing on the CD are Yngwie Malmsteen (guitar), Al DiMeola (guitar), Zakk Wylde (guitar), Steve Lukather (guitar), Simon Phillips (drums), Billy Sheehan (bass), Tony Franklin ...

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KROKUS Debut At Swiss #1!

Veteran hard rockers KROKUS have debuted at #1 on the Swiss album chart with their latest effort, "Rock The Block". The CD, which was recorded at Soundlake Studio in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the group's first since being rejoined by vocalist Marc Storace. KROKUS still stand as the only Swiss rock band to have achieved gold ...

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STATIC-X To Appear At NAMM Convention

STATIC-X will be appearing at this year's NAMM show at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The details are as follows: Saturday, Jan. 18: 11:00 a.m.: Tripp at the BC Rich Guitars booth 1:00 p.m.: Wayne & Tripp at the Marshall Amps booth 2:00 p.m.: Ken at the Pearl Drums booth 2:30 p.m.: Tony & ...

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BALANCE OF POWER Split With Singer, Commence Work On New Album

BALANCE OF POWER have parted company with vocalist Lance King. The band, who have recruited an as-yet-undisclosed "internationally-known" singer to replace King, have commenced work on the follow-up to "Perfect Balance", due in the spring on Massacre Records in Europe and Avalon Marquee Records in Japan. Tentatively titled "Heathen Machine", the upcoming CD promises to ...

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IOMMI/ANSELMO Project Still On?

Despite rumors to the contrary, the proposed pairing between BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and PANTERA/DOWN frontman Phil Anselmo on Iommi's next solo CD appears to still be on, according to BLACK SABBATH fan site www.black-sabbath.com. "I did some inquiries, and was told that [the reports of the project being cancelled are] false," writes the ...

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The Edge Of The World - MARK BOALS

It's small wonder that this singer can come up with anything remotely musically coherent considering he's trudged the mental treadmill that is YNGWIE J MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE for two separate terms, and consequently twice dropped ungraciously through the exit trapdoor at the end — though it's worth noting of course that he isn't entirely absolved ...

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KROKUS Set Release Date For 'Rock The Block'

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have set Jan. 18, 2003 as the release date through WEA Switzerland of their new album, "Rock The Block". The CD, which was recorded at Soundlake Studio in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the group's first since being rejoined by vocalist Marc Storace and guitarist Fernando Von Arb. KROKUS still stand as ...

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FIVE POINTE O Split With Vocalist, Guitarist

Chicago's FIVE POINTE O have parted ways with vocalist Daniel Struble and guitarist Sharon Grzelinski. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "FIVE POINTE O regretfully announces that of Friday Dec. 6th Daniel and Sharon have decided to part ways with the band. Though this has been a tremendous blow to the ...

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IOMMI/ANSELMO Project Postponed?

Unconfirmed reports have surfaced that the proposed pairing between BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and PANTERA/DOWN frontman Phil Anselmo on Iommi's next solo CD has either been indefinitely postponed or cancelled. No further information is available at this time. In related news, SUPERJOINT RITUAL — which also features Anselmo on vocals — plan to begin ...

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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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OZZY OSBOURNE: Worst Teeth In The U.K.

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: Rockasaurus Ozzy Osbourne and former Spice Girl Melanie C. have been voted by their countrymen as having the very worst teeth in the United Kingdom. In a survey commissioned by the British makers of a new electric toothbrush, Mel C. and Ozzy ...

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STATIC-X Bassist Joins AGONY At Colombian Festival

STATIC-X/ASESINO bassist Tony Campos joined Colombian metal act AGONY during their headlining performance on Nov. 10 at Latin America's biggest free-admission rock festival in Bogota, Colombia in front of 100,000 people. The show marked AGONY's first live appearance in their home country since relocating to Los Angeles in 1999 and the band's first gig in ...

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