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Contra Costa Times: OZZY OSBOURNE Isn't Aging Very Well

Tony Hicks of Contra Costa Times reports that Ozzy Osbourne isn't aging very well, based on his performance at Ozzfest 2003 in Mountain View, California Tuesday night (July 8) — he's shaky and almost lost onstage at times. Thankfully he's surrounded by one of the best hard rock bands ever assembled, including superbly aggressive guitarist ...

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CROWBAR Frontman: The New Record Will Smoke!

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR, the long-running band founded by DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein, will enter the studio on July 28 to begin recording their seventh studio album, "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", tentatively due at the end of the year through Spitfire Records. "I know ya'll haven't heard anything about CROWBAR ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Postpone Brazilian Tour

Floridian death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION were forced to postpone their previously announced Brazilian tour due to their inability to process the required work visas in time for the gigs. The following is an official statement on the matter from vocalist Kyle Symons: "Greetings to our fans in Brazil, "It is unfortunate but necessary that I ...

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TONY MARTIN Talks About Singing Classic WHITESNAKE Songs With M3

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin, who is currently fronting M3, the new "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), recently spoke about what it's like stepping into David Coverdale's shoes after ...

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VITAL REMAINS To Headline MILWAUKEE METALFEST, Debut New Lineup

VITAL REMAINS will be making their first live appearance in over two years at the Milwaukee Metalfest on July 26 at the U.S. Cellular Arena. This will also mark the group's first public performance with their revitalized line-up featuring the legendary Glen Benton (DEICIDE) on vocals and Tim Yeung (ex-HATE ETERNAL, NILE) on drums. Benton ...

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M3 To Support DEF LEPPARD In Europe?

M3, the new British group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Tony Martin (vocals, ex-BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), are rumored to be under consideration for the opening slot on DEF LEPPARD's European tour later this summer. More ...

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TONY FRANLIN Says He Knows Nothing About A BLUE MURDER Reunion

Former THE FIRM bassist Tony Franklin has refuted the reports of his involvement in an upcoming reunion of BLUE MURDER, the classic early '90s hard rock band he helped launch with guitarist/vocalist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE) and Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE). "I've had a number of people asking about the possibility of ...

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M3 To Record Live Album

M3, the new British group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Tony Martin (vocals, ex-BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), will reportedly record a live album during their appearance at The Robin 2, Mount Pleasant in Bilston, U.K. on ...

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BLUE MURDER To Embark On Reunion Tour In September?

BLUE MURDER, the much-missed "supergroup" featuring guitarist John Sykes (ex-WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY), drummer Carmine Appice (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE) and bassist Tony Franklin (ex-THE FIRM), will be reforming for some European dates in September, according to the web site of Sykes' management company, Coallier Entertainment Ltd. No further information is available at this ...

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Former DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Announces Solo Dates

Former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian has announced the following tour dates during June: Jun. 09 - Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus Jun. 11 - Clifton, NJ @ Connections Jun. 12 - Somerville, MA @ Johnny D's Jun. 14 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights Jun. 16 - New York, ...

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STATIC-X Name New Album, Confirm Drummer's Departure

STATIC-X have set "Shadow Zone" as the title of their upcoming third full-length album, currently being recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Josh Abraham (STAIND, LIMP BIZKIT, UNWRITTEN LAW). The follow-up to 2001's "Machine" reveals the next step in the evolution of STATIC-X. Says founder/frontman Wayne Static, "I hate it when bands keep ...

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LION'S SHARE Acquire New Vocalist

LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss is currently composing material for the band's fifth studio album with an as-yet-undisclosed new "killer" vocalist "in the Ronnie James Dio/Tony Martin vein. A tentative fall 2004 release is expected. Among the titles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled effort are "Nomad", "Face To Face" and "Finger Of God". LION'S ...

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ASESINO To Headline Arizona's METAL DEVASTATION FEST 2003

ASESINO, the side project of ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos, have been confirmed to headline Metal Devastation Fest 2003, a two-day metal festival taking place June 6-7 at The Icehouse in Phoenix, Arizona. The complete list of bands scheduled to perform at the event is as follows: Friday, June 6 ...

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Former DRAIN STH Guitarist Resurfaces In BLOWSIGHT

Former DRAIN STH guitarist Flavia Canel has resurfaced as the bassist of the Stockholm-based band called BLOWSIGHT. The group, who have been in existence since 1999, recently completed work on a new three-song demo and are currently in the studio recording more material. BLOWSIGHT, whose lineup is rounded out by ex-SELPH guitarist Serban Carapancea, guitarist/lead ...

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PROBOT Debut To Be Released Through SOUTHERN LORD RECORDS

PROBOT, the much-anticipated metal side project of former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, will issue their long-awaited debut album in late summer/early fall through Southern Lord Records. The CD, which has been in the works for much of the past three years, will include a dozen-or-so tracks featuring some of metal's ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Selected As One Of 'Favorite Dads'

Ozzy Osbourne was selected as favorite dad by 9% of those interviewed for British satellite and cable TV station The Biography Channel, while just 6% chose U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair. Top of the list with 37% of the votes was millionaire Sir Richard Branson. Soccer star David Beckham landed second place with 14%. Favorite ...

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TNT Comment On Reunion, Upcoming Plans

Reunited hard rockers TNT, whose recently-released "Best Of" collection, titled "The Big Bang — The Essential Collection" (Universal), was just certified gold in Norway, have commented on the band's reformation and upcoming album, tentatively due in September through MTM Music. Tony Harnell (vocals): "It feels great to be back writing with Ronni and recording with ...

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M3 To Make U.K. Live Debut At London Guitar Show

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band formed by ex-BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin and former WHITESNAKE members Bernie Marsden (guitar), Micky Moody (guitar) and Neil Murray (bass), will make their U.K. live debut on May 11 at the London Guitar Show, Wembley Exhibition Centre. They will take the stage at 2:00 p.m. ...

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A Tribute To The VAN HALEN Throats

On May 27, Versailles Records will release "Best of Both Worlds: A Tribute to Van Halen's David Lee Roth And Sammy Hagar". A first of its kind in the world of tributes, this record features hits from both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar's solo catalogs, as well as hits from the VAN HALEN catalog ...

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M3: Filling The WHITESNAKE Gap

M3, the new band formed by ex-BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin and former WHITESNAKE members Bernie Marsden (guitar), Micky Moody (guitar) and Neil Murray (bass), have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Apr. 26 - Russia May 08 - Holland May 09 - Belgium May 11 – London, UK @ TBA Jun. ...

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GODSMACK's LARKIN Explains How He Joined The Band

HipOnline.com caught up with GODSMACK's new drummer Shannon Larkin, who explained how he hooked up with the group. "I've known [GODSMACK frontman] Sully [Erna] as a friend since 1988," Larkin explained. "I joined a band called AMEN from L.A. and he called me two weeks after I joined the band and told me he that ...

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SOILENT GREEN Revamp Lineup, Commence Work On New Material

New Orleans-based SOILENT GREEN have added a second guitarist and bassist in the form of Tony White and Scott Crochet, respectively. The band are currently writing new material and hope to enter the studio before the end of the year to record a new full-length album, tentatively due in early 2004. Upcoming SOILENT GREEN tour ...

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RIOT Guitarist And Ex-Vocalist Join Forces In FAITH AND FIRE

RIOT guitarist Mike Flyntz and ex-RIOT frontman Tony Moore have joined forces in a new band called FAITH AND FIRE. The band, who are completed by bassist Danny Miranda (BLUE OYSTER CULT) and drummer John Miceli (RAINBOW, MEAT LOAF), have just begun recording final tracks at Paul Orofino's Millbrook Studios for a 13-song CD slated ...

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