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ZAKK WYLDE To Begin Recording New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Album

OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde will enter the studio on November 19 to begin recording the next BLACK LABEL SOCIETY album, tentatively due next spring through Spitfire Records. Wylde will spend approximately five weeks working on the follow-up to this year's "The Blessed Hellride", which has sold 126,960 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen ...

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GENE SIMMONS, JERRY CANTRELL Attend M.A.P. AWARDS

Sharon Osbourne hosted the annual M.A.P. Awards Wednesday night (November 5) at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. The event was a benefit for the Musicians Assistance Program, which helps musicians get help for drug and alcohol addiction. This year's event honored AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler, blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, and music industry attorney ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Lawsuit Rumors Dismissed!

A spokesperson for Sharon Osbourne Management has dismissed widespread reports of yet another OZZY OSBOURNE lawsuit currently being fought. In a recent television appearance, Ozzy talked about the lawsuit-happy climate in the U.S., saying "We have a lawsuit going at the moment, we did a live recording of a show, and someone in the audience ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Play First-Ever Concert In Croatia

OZZY OSBOURNE will play his first-ever ever concert in Croatia on February 9, 2004. The show, which will take place at Dom Sportova in Zagreb, was confirmed earlier this week by the local promoter, and is part of Ozzy's huge European tour that has already been cancelled twice this year due to Osbourne's health problems. ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Guru's Seedy Sex Secret

Guy Newey of Britain's Evening Mail reports former BLACK SABBATH manager Jim Simpson has a secret sideline — running a seedy sex business from his Birmingham home. An Evening Mail probe has revealed that Simpson (photo) is touting erotic videos and allows punters to film their sexual fantasies at his Edgbaston abode. Simpson, ...

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H.I.M. Announce European Tour Dates

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have lined up the following European tour dates during the winter: Dec. 19 – Astoria - London, UK Dec. 31 - Tavastia - Helsinki, FIN Jan. 15 - Arena - Oberhausen, GER (w/ OZZY OSBOURNE) Jan. 17 - Ahoy - Rotterdam, Holland (w/ OZZY OSBOURNE) Jan. 19 - Alcatrazz - Milan, ITA ...

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OZZY And KELLY To Release Christmas Single

Ozzy Osbourne and his daughter Kelly are making a joint bid for the Christmas Number One, according to the BBC. The pair are to release a duet, "Changes", on December 8 hoping to cash in on the seasonal market. The original version of "Changes" appeared on "Black Sabbath Vol. 4", released in 1972, but the ...

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QUIET RIOT Singer To Auction Off RANDY RHOADS Postcard

QUIET RIOT singer Kevin Dubrow is selling an "authentic" 31"x26" display (photo) featuring a personal postcard handwritten by late guitarist Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT) when he was in England during pre-production for Ozzy"Blizzard of Oz" album. The display also features two photos of Randy from Kevin's private collection. The piece ...

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'ROCK FOR X-MAS' Raising Funds For Families In Need

Rock 4 XMAS, a foundation that helps provide toys and the overall Christmas spirit to less fortunate families across the country, will launch a 30+ city tour will be begin on October 30 in Salt Lake City, UT with many '70s, '80s and '90s stars of the music business set to perform. This year's star ...

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URIAH HEEP/DEEP PURPLE Supergroup: Album Track Listing Revealed

The new "supergroup" featuring members of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and OZZY OSBOURNE's former bass player Bob Daisley have reportedly scrapped THE RAGE as the name for their new project and are currently going by the working title THE MEEK. The band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums, Jon ...

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BOB DAISLEY Reacts To OZZY Court Ruling: 'It's Still Not Over!'

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bandmembers Bob Daisley (bass) and Lee Kerslake (drums) have vowed to continue their 20-year battle regarding royalties and proper credits on the early OZZY albums "Blizzard Of Ozz" (1980) and "Diary Of A Madman" (1981), despite a court ruling earlier this week that upheld the dismissal of their lawsuit against Ozzy and ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Appear On SHARON's Talk Show

OZZY OSBOURNE will make no less than two appearances on his wife's talk show, "The Sharon Osbourne Show", next week. According to the show's official web site, Ozzy will be Sharon's special guest on Tuesday (October 28) as she talks to him via polycam. The former BLACK SABBATH frontman will also join his ...

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DON ARDEN's Autobiography To Be Published In April

Don Arden's much-anticipated autobiography, "Mr. Big", has been pushed back to an April 2004 publication date via Robson Books. Arden, one of the earliest and most notorious managers of the rock 'n' roll era and father of Sharon Osbourne, wife/manager of former BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne, was frequently accused of violent, bullying tactics by ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE's Breast Molds Up For Auction

The Associated Press reports that Sharon Osbourne is putting a little bit of herself into the fight against breast cancer. Hand-painted molds of Osbourne's breasts were being auctioned online to benefit the Boarding for Breast Cancer Foundation, or B4BC, a nonprofit group co-founded by professional snowboarder Tina Basich. The molds were displayed during Tuesday's (October ...

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Updated: More OZZY OSBOURNE Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for OZZY OSBOURNE's rescheduled European tour, which is now slated to kick off in January. Dates confirmed so far are as follows: Jan. 15 – Oberhausen, GER @ KöPi-Arena Jan. 20 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Valbyhallen Jan. 22 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Scandinavium Jan. 24 - Oslo, NOR @ Spektrum ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Rescheduled European Tour To Kick Off In January

OZZY OSBOURNE's rescheduled European tour, which has been postponed twice, will now take place in January/February. So far, only one date has been leaked: January 28 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M., who were set to occupy the middle slot on the tour, will not be supporting OSBOURNE on the rescheduled ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Appear On 'The Weakest Link'?

Sky News reports that Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he wished he had accepted the chance to appear on "The Weakest Link". Anne Robinson took the show to the States and did a run over there. Ozzy said: "I did get an offer but I could not decide if she would just make a fool ...

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URIAH HEEP/DEEP PURPLE Supergroup To Call Themselves THE RAGE

The new "supergroup" featuring members of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and OZZY OSBOURNE's former bass player Bob Daisley has reportedly been christened THE RAGE. The band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums, Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) and Don Airey (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Steve Morse (DEEP ...

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URIAH HEEP/DEEP PURPLE Supergroup To Release Album In Early 2004

The as-yet-unnamed new "supergroup" featuring members of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and OZZY OSBOURNE's former bass player Bob Daisley will release their debut album early next year on Melbourne record producer Michael Gudinski's Liberation label, according to Australia's Sunday Mail. The idea for the band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Says He's Regained Control Of His Health

Ozzy Osbourne sat down with MTV.com Thursday (october 16) to discuss the "shakes" that have plagued him for decades, causing him to stammer, stutter and shuffle around with a walk that grew increasingly hunched over and motor functions that only seemed to be getting worse. "I swear on my wife and my children's lives that ...

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REB BEACH To Team Up With RUDY SARZO In New Band

Former WINGER and current WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach will be teaming up with ex-QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo in a brand-new as-yet-unnamed project. "We are talking with singers now, and hope to go out as early as December," Beach revealed in an online posting. "We are considering Aynsley Dunbar [ex-UFO, WHITESNAKE, MSG] and Carmine Appice ...

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QUIET RIOT DVD On Its Way To Retailers

The long-delayed QUIET RIOT DVD, titled "Quiet Riot Live In The 21st Century - 20 Years of Metal Health", has finally been completed and is set to hit the stores shortly. The following is a message on the matter from ex-QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali: "I have been informed by 2RS Studios that the manufacturing ...

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PANTERA's New Found Power Has A Name: DAMAGEPLAN

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul have officially named their new band DAMAGEPLAN. The group, whose debut album is due January 27 through Elektra Records, also features singer Patrick Lachman, who used to play guitar in HALFORD and DIESEL MACHINE. Former JERRY CANTRELL back-up guitarist Shawn Matthews, who played bass in an early ...

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