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The Burning Passion - DIVINE RAPTURE

Here's the solution: maybe death metal needs to take some time out from itself, perhaps the equivalent of a holiday in hell. Because if we hear one more band that sounds like a) MORBID ANGEL b) CANNIBAL CORPSE or c) MORBID ANGEL and CANNIBAL CORPSE, we're going to scream. And we don't mean for the ...

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SHARON Says She Left OZZY For Short Time This Spring

Sharon Osbourne said she briefly left her husband, Ozzy, around the time their teenage son, Jack, entered rehab this spring, according to the Associated Press. The Osbourne matriarch said that while the family was waiting for a bed to become available for Jack at a treatment center, her rock-star husband continued abusing alcohol and prescription ...

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THUNDERSTONE Begin Mixing Sophomore Album

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have commenced the mixing process for their sophomore album, "The Burning", at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM). The follow-up to last year's "Thunderstone" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne and will include the following cuts, among others: 01. Until We ...

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TOMMY LEE To Guest On 'THE SHARON OSBOURNE SHOW': Date Announced

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be a special guest on Sharon Osbourne's new, nationally syndicated talk show, dubbed "The Sharon Osbourne Show", on Monday, September 22. Sharon will reportedly "get personal" with rocker Lee as he take her on a fast-paced tour of L.A. to reveal "5 Things You Didn't Know" about Tommy ...

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'THE SHARON OSBOURNE SHOW': First-Week Guests, Performers Announced

Sharon Osbourne's new, nationally syndicated talk show premieres on Monday, Sept. 15, with Justin Timberlake and Wynonna Judd. The rest of the first week's guests and featured musical performers will include Macy Gray (9/16), Lance Bass and Keanu Reeves (9/17) and Brian McKnight (9/19), according to Hits Daily Double. Other scheduled guests include actors Mo'nique, ...

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GREAT WHITE Benefit Concert In Virginia Cancelled

Jay Nedry, owner of Jaxx nightclub in West Springfield, Virginia cancelled the GREAT WHITE show scheduled for Friday, September 5. Nedry states that it is due to cash flow problems. Citing recent losses, plus having rent and taxes due, Nedry has no means to keep the show alive. Both the band's agent and manager have ...

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JAMES MURPHY BENEFIT Concert: Last-Minute Lineup Shuffles

Several changes have been made to the lineup of bands set to perform at the James Murphy Benefit concert on September 6 at Venom Night Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. Joining headliners SIX FEET UNDER on the bill will be DIABOLIC, CYST, POWER SLAVE (the IRON MAIDEN tribute band featuring Jack Owen of CANNIBAL CORPSE), ...

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Meet A Man Who Shares OZZY OSBOURNE's Name

Brett Johnson of Scripps Howard News Service reports that "Ozzie Osborn and Ozzy Osbourne both grew up poor and became rich. Ozzie Osborn can think of one other thing he and the namesake famous rock star have in common. " 'I sang quite a bit, but not like him,' said Osborn, who lives near Santa ...

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POISON Concert Leads Missouri Town Officials To Legislate Morality

Cliff Sain of Branson Daily News reports that a Branson, Missouri alderman on Monday (August 25) defended the city's right to legislate morality, prompting a resolution encouraging theaters to stick to family-oriented entertainment. The resolution, which only expresses the opinion of the board, was passed, but met with a mixed reaction from a crowd of ...

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JACK OSBOURNE to Host British TV Series

Jack Osbourne, the 17-year-old son of heavy metal star Ozzy Osbourne, will host "Union Jack", a new television series set to air on Britain's Channel 4 in November, according to the Associated Press. The program will follow Osbourne to parties, premieres and celebrity haunts in Los Angeles and feature his opinions on the latest movies ...

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JACK FROST: Solo Album Details Revealed

Former SAVATAGE and current SEVEN WITCHES guitarist Jack Frost has finalized the track listing for his solo effort, "Raise Your Fist To Metal", due in October through Noise/Sanctuary Records. The final track listing for "Raise Your Fist To Metal" is as follows: 01. Stay 02. The Chase 03. Brotherhood of Lies 04. What's Left 05. ...

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AC/DC's 'Live At Donington' To Be Released On DVD

AC/DC's "Live At Donington" concert video, originally issued on VHS in 1992, will receive its long-awaited DVD release through Epic on November 11, according to Billboard.com. A two-hour DVD chronicling an Aug. 17, 1991, show at the famed outdoor U.K. venue, "Live At Donington" will be packaged in a deluxe digi-pack with a 12-page color ...

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SIX FEET UNDER To Headline JAMES MURPHY BENEFIT

SIX FEET UNDER have been confirmed to headline the James Murphy Benefit concert on September 6 at Venom Night Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. Joining Chris Barnes and Co. at the gig will be PATH OF MAN (featuring CANNIBAL CORPSE members Jack Owen and Paul Mazurkiewicz along with HELSTAR/SEVEN WITCHES frontman James Rivera), DIABOLIC, MONSTROSITY, ...

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Federal Agency Fines GREAT WHITE, Club Owners For Safety Violations

Jack Russell Touring Inc., the corporate entity that handles business affairs for GREAT WHITE, faces a $7,000 fine by the federal agency that regulates workplace safety for failing to protect employees from fire hazards, according to the Providence Journal. In addition, The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Derco LLC, the business that ran ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: New Sound Clips Posted Online

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have posted several sound clips from their sophomore album, "II", due on September 29 through MTM Music. The follow-up to the group's self-titled debut features guest appearances from guitarist Steve Vai (DAVID LEE ROTH, ...

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NY Post: DEE SNIDER Pleads For Help In In-Law Slay

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider made a passionate plea for help to find the killer of his wife's brother yesterday, a day after the 34-year-old construction worker was gunned down in New York City. "We are hoping to get whoever did this. We have no idea why this would happen to him," Snider, 48, told ...

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GREAT WHITE Unlikely To Be Indicted Over Rhode Island Concert Tragedy

Six months after the deadly West Warwick nightclub fire, state prosecutors are completing their investigation, according to a report published Sunday. Prosecutors are expected to seek involuntary manslaughter indictments against the nightclub's owners and a rock band's tour manager, the Boston Globe reported in its Sunday editions. The charges would be brought against Jeffrey and ...

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SKINLAB Frontman Seeks Members For New Project

SKINLAB bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel has officially left DEF:IGNITION, his short-lived collaboration with ex-UNDER/VICE guitarist Jack Cargile, former DEFIANCE/UNDER bassist Mike Kaufmann and ex-UNDER drummer Hugo. "This decision comes at a weird time in my life," Esquivel explained to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Now that SKINLAB will be taking a break for awhile, my next musical step must be ...

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JACK OSBOURNE To Make Feature Acting Debut

MTV reality star Jack Osbourne will make his feature acting debut in the Olsen twins' comedy vehicle "New York Minute", which is currently shooting in Toronto, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The son of former BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne will play the young manager of a band featuring Mary-Kate Olsen's character, a 17-year-old punk-rock ...

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'The Osbournes': Scripted Or Real?

Verne Gay of Newsday.com is reporting that "Tuesday's season finale of 'The Osbournes' finally appeared to confirm the charge that has dogged the MTV show since it debuted — that some scenes and dialogue were scripted because, well, no one acts that weird in real life (right?). "But the operative word is 'appear.' The final ...

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SEVEN WITCHES To Enter Studio In September

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera, and HELSTAR singer James Rivera, will return to the studio in September to begin recording the follow-up to "Passage to the Other Side". Touring should begin in early 2004. In other news, Frost is busy at work on his ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Cancels European Tour Due To 'Health Reasons'

Kelly Osbourne has cancelled her European tour due to "health reasons," it was announced today. The daughter of former BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne had a string of shows lined up including the V2003 festivals this weekend and T On The Fringe in Edinburgh tomorrow, according to Ireland On-line. A spokeswoman for the teenager apologized ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE Singer Says The OSBOURNES Are 'Really Great People'

SLAVES ON DOPE singer Jason Rockman recently commented on the group's split with Divine Recordings following the release of their third album, 2000's "Inches From The Mainline". "The label went under," he explained. "Sharon Osbourne lost her distribution deal for Divine through Priority Records. The whole house of cards kind of came falling down and ...

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