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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'Merry [Bleeping] Christmas'

The Osbourne clan — Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly and Jack — sent out a Christmas card this year that features the heavy metal wildman and his family flipping the bird on the front, according to the New York Post. Open the card and Ozzy's voice yells: "Merry [bleeping] Christmas! Rock and roll!" Inside is the family ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Record Long Island Performance For Upcoming DVD

VIRGIN STEELE's "very special" concert at The Downtown in Farmingdale, Long Island on Saturday, Dec. 21 was recorded for an upcoming live CD/DVD, due in late 2003. The group's set list for the three-hour (!) performance was as follows: 01. Invictus 02. Life Among The Ruins 03. Voice As Weapon 04. Conjuration Of The Watcher ...

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Former DIO Guitarist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former DIO/WORLD WAR III guitarist TRACY G has completed work on his latest solo CD, "Deviating From The Set List", featuring covers of classic rock tunes. The album, which reportedly took a year to record, includes guest appearances from 24 artists, among them Ralph Saenz (vocals - ATOMIC PUNK, METAL SHOP), Ray Luzier (drums - ...

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TURBONEGRO Classics To Be Reissued

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — will have two of their classic albums reissued in January on compact disc in a revised packaging. "Apocalypse Dudes" will contain three enhanced bonus video tracks — the promo clips for "Get It On" and "Are You Ready For Some Darkness", plus a live clip ...

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SCARLING Music Posted Online

Los Angeles-based SCARLING, featuring former JACK OFF JILL frontwoman Jessicka, have posted two MP3 clips via their official web site at this location. The cuts in question — "Band-Air Covers The Bullet Hole" and "Black Horse Riding Star" — come off the band's upcoming debut album, which was recently recorded with producer Chris ...

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WHITESNAKE 2003 Lineup Confirmed!

WHITESNAKE have finalized and confirmed their 2003 touring lineup. It is as follows: Vocals - David Coverdale Drums - Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, THIN LIZZY) Guitar - Doug Aldrich (DIO, LION, BURNING RAIN) Guitar - Reb Beach (WINGER, ALICE COOPER, DOKKEN) Bass - Marco Mendoza (TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY) Keyboards - Timothy Drury (EAGLES, DON ...

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ARMORED SAINT: Two DVDs, Album Reissue On The Way

ARMORED SAINT and Metal Blade Records will be releasing a DVD version of the band's home video, "A Trip Thru Red Times", in February. Included on the DVD will be extra videos, an interview conducted this past September, an "old-school" photo gallery, plus the added feature of a 5.1 surround mix. The band, who are ...

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MACHINE HEAD Name Live Album, Finalize Track Listing

MACHINE HEAD have set "Hellalive" as the title for their forthcoming live album, due in early 2003 through Roadrunner Records. "Hellalive" was mixed by Colin Richardson at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England and is due to be mastered on Friday, Dec. 13. The album, which was originally set to contain material recorded solely at the ...

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RACER X: 'Getting Heavier' Details Unveiled

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals), will release their new album, "Getting Heavier", on Dec. 18 in Japan. A limited-edition run of 30,000 units will feature a bonus double live CD, "Snowball Of Doom 2". The complete track listing ...

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KELLY & JACK OSBOURNE: 'THE OSBOURNES' Reality 'Fake'

The first season of "The Osbournes" included sequences staged by MTV, Jack and Kelly Osbourne claimed Tuesday on "Good Morning America". They cited two specific moments that they said MTV had orchestrated — the appearance of a dog therapist, and a dramatic family meeting that ended with Jack storming out. "The most fake thing about ...

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Former GREAT WHITE Duo Announce Additional Dates

JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE, a newly-formed collaboration between former GREAT WHITE members Jack Russell (vocals) and Mark Kendall (guitar), have announced additional dates as part of their ongoing U.S. tour. They are as follows: Nov. 29 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues Nov. 30 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues Dec. 06 ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Gets Action In The John

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Ozzy Osbourne's son, Jack, is 17. You'd think he could go to the bathroom by himself. Ozzy's demon seed was hanging out with pro skateboarder Jason Dill Sunday night at the new lower East Side lounge Pianos. Also there was an ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Mingles With Other Rock Star Offpsring

The following item comes to us courtesy of today's edition of the New York Post: Jack Osbourne seems to fraternize only with other rock star offspring. Ozzy's teenage son recently gawked at topless models sporting the ROLLING STONES' lingerie line with Keith Richards' daughters Theodora and Alexandra, Lizzy Jagger, Ron Wood's daughter Leah, Roy Orbison's ...

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TOOL Get Fired Up!

TOOL accidentally set fire to their dressing room on Nov. 12 at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas, and are required to pay for the damage. Freeman Coliseum general manager J.C. Hrubetz says the fire was minor, and that the band's bill for the damage is "less than the amount of a used Chevy ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Completes Work On Album Of DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB Remakes

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has commenced the mixing process for the as-yet-untitled an album of current remakes of DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB songs, which he recently recorded with the help of ex-DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson (who sings on the DOKKEN tunes) and ex-LYNCH MOB frontman Robert Mason (who handles the LYNCH ...

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STEREOMUD: New MP3 Posted Online

New York-based STEREOMUD, who feature in their ranks former members of LIFE OF AGONY and STUCK MOJO, have posted an MP3 of the track "Anythingbutjesus", taken from the group's forthcoming "Every Given Moment" CD, at this location. "Every Given Moment" was recently mixed Jack Joseph Puig (HOLE, GOO GOO DOLLS, BECK) at a ...

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DAVE GROHL: I Should Play Drums For LED ZEPPELIN

Former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl believes that he should play drums on LED ZEPPELIN's much-rumored "reunion" tour. "Here's my new mission. LED ZEPPELIN is doing a reunion tour. John Paul Jones, Robert Plant. I gotta get that drumming gig. I gotta do it if Starkey [a.k.a. Zak Starkey, son of ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Finalize Track Listing For 'Steal This Album'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have finalized the track listing for their collection of outtakes and other previously unreleased tracks, entitled "Steal This Album". It is as follows: 01. Chic 'N' Stu 02. Innervision 03. Bubbles 04. Boom! 05. Nuguns 06. A.D.D. (American Dream Denial) 07. Mr. Jack 08. I-E-A-I-A-I-O 09. 36 10. Pictures 11. Highway ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE On MTV Show: This Is Our Last Season

MTV's second season of "The Osbournes", due to begin Nov. 26, will be the series final season, Sharon Osbourne told ABC's Barbara Walters in an interview that will be broadcast on "20/20" Wednesday. "We can't do it anymore." Osbourne, who is fighting colon cancer, said the show has "changed us all so much." Her teenage ...

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STEREOMUD Finalize Title, Track Listing For Sophomore CD

New York-based STEREOMUD, who feature in their ranks former members of LIFE OF AGONY and STUCK MOJO, have set "Every Given Moment" as the title for their sophomore CD, which was recently mixed Jack Joseph Puig (HOLE, GOO GOO DOLLS, BECK) at a Los Angeles studio for a February/March 2003 release through Loud/Columbia Records. The ...

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COSMOSQUAD Line Up Hollywood Appearance

Los Angeles-based instrumental trio COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman, drummer Shane Gaalaas, and bassist Barry Sparks, are celebrating the release of their new "Live at the Baked Potato" CD with a Tuesday, November 5 appearance at that very venue, located at 3878 Cahuenga Blvd W., North Hollywood, CA. In related news, Kollman and Gaalaas will ...

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PUFFBALL To Issue 'Leave Them All Behind' In January

Sweden's "high-speed punk 'n' roll" act PUFFBALL will issue a new CD, entitled "Leave Them All Behind", in January 2003 through Burning Heart Records. The group's fourth full-length release, "Leave Them All Behind" was recorded at Studio Sutare in Västerås, Sweden by Lasse Holmgren and Matt From during late August/early September and it sees the ...

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CHASTAIN Hard At Work On New CD

CHASTAIN are in the final stages of recording their first CD since 1997's "In Dementia". As yet untitled, the band's eighth release will feature vocalist Kate French, guitarist David T. Chastain, and original VICIOUS RUMORS members Larry Howe (drums) and Dave Starr (bass). Among the song titles set to appear on the effort are the ...

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AMON AMARTH To Issue Special 'Viking Edition' Of New CD

Sweden's AMON AMARTH will issue a "Viking Edition" of their forthcoming CD, Versus The World, containing 14 bonus songs on an extra CD and a 20-page-booklet (eight pages more than the regular jewel-case version). The complete track listing for the bonus CD is as follows: 01. Siegreicher Marsch (German version of the song "Victorious March" ...

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