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METALLICA Re-Sign With MERCURY RECORDS!

METALLICA have signed a new agreement with Mercury Records for territories outside the United States and Japan. The new deal includes the band's multi-Grammy-winning back catalogue and comes ahead of the release in June of the band's eighth studio album, "St Anger". Mercury has been the home for METALLICA these last 15 years outside North ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE: 'I Was One Of BERT MCCRACKEN's Mistakes'

Eddie Fournier of the Boston Globe caught up with Kelly Osbourne, who opened up about her failed romance with THE USED frontman Bert McCracken. Asked about the "rock romance," Kelly says, "That was very weird ... I think that's what he wanted it to be, the 'rock romance,' but that's not what I wanted it ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Video Does Not Feature OZZY OSBOURNE

Despite speculation to the contrary, Ozzy Osbourne does not appear in the video for "Stillborn", the first single off the forthcoming BLACK LABEL SOCIETY album, "The Blessed Hellride". The clip for the song, which features Ozzy Osbourne on lead vocals, was directed by Rob Zombie, who was initially approached to direct the video while Wylde ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE: 'CHRISTINA AGUILERA Is A Pussy'

Kelly Osbourne has rekindled her war of words with Christina Aguilera, claiming the pop princess is nothing but a "pussy" that she could throw across the room. Osbourne, who once branded the singer a "cunt" and a "disgusting human being", told this week's Heat magazine Christina was "all talk". "She's a pussy," said Kelly. "She ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'I Want To Play Some Old SABBATH Tunes With OZZY'

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted is making no bones about the fact that he is extremely excited to be performing with OZZY OSBOURNE on his upcoming Canadian and Ozzfest tours. Newsted, who was replaced in METALLICA by former OZZY bassist Robert Trujillo, is particularly psyched to have the opportunity to jam on some SABBATH classics ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Talks To WRIF: Audio Available

Ozzy Osbourne recently spoke with Arthur P of WRIF in Detroit about the Ozzfest music festival, Jason Newsted's addition to his touring band, and wife Sharon Osbourne's battle with colon cancer. Regarding this year's Ozzfest, Ozzy said, "I'm looking forward to going on this Ozzfest this year, because the last Ozzfest, I only got the ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE: OZZY Deserves Everything He Has

Ozzy Osbourne is more than just a father to his daughter, Kelly — he's also an adviser of sorts. According to her, he gives advice on living life in the public eye. "He (said) the stage can be the loneliest place in the world," she told the Associated Press. She didn't elaborate on its meaning. ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: 'U.S. Troops Will Crush And Dominate' The Iraqis

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde was recently asked how war with Iraq is affecting his touring plans with both groups. "The Ozzfest obviously was talking about going over to Europe," Wylde told Launch. "Who knows if we're still going by that time and things are starting to get ugly or whatever, but you ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE: 'MTV Makes Me Sick To My Stomach'

KELLY OSBOURNE doesn't think she's getting enough love from MTV. The network's hesitance to push her new video, "Come Dig Me Out", into heavy rotation has sent her to the brink. "MTV makes me sick to my stomach," Osbourne told The Detroit News. "Did you know they only play 35 videos a week? It's so ...

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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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H.I.M.: More European Festival Appearances Announced

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have added several more festival appearance to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 30 – Madrid, ESP @ Festimad Jun. 07 - Monza, ITA @ A Day At The Border Jun. 21 – NETH @ Waldrock Jun. 27 - Vizovice, CZ @ Masters Of Rock Jul. ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO: How I Found Out I Got The METALLICA Gig

New METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his addition to the group and his decision to leave OZZY OSBOURNE's band in order to hook up with the San Franciscian metal pioneers. When asked how he found out he got the gig, Robert said, "METALLICA called me [in late February]. They said, ...

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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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JASON NEWSTED: 'LARS ULRICH Can Kiss My Ass'

Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has hit out at Lars Ulrich for stating in a recent radio interview that Newsted seemed "lost" by accepting the job as OZZY OSBOURNE's new four-stringer. "If Lars was good enough he would have joined OZZY, too," Jason told Greek magazine Rock On. "Lars can kiss my ass. I ...

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OZZY On JASON NEWSTED: I'm 'Fucking Thrilled' He's Joining The Band

OZZY OSBOURNE unveiled his new lineup with a special media showcase/press conference Monday (March 17) at the group's North Hollywood, California rehearsal space. New bassist Jason Newsted (formerly of METALLICA) joined Osbourne, guitarist Zakk Wylde, and drummer Mike Bordin for a blinding four-song set featuring "War Pigs", "Believer", "No More Tears", and "Crazy Train". "I ...

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LARS ULRICH: 'METALLICA Have Never Sounded So Good'

The April 3, 2003 issue of Rolling Stone magazine features a short write-up on METALLICA recent bassist addition, former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES/OZZY OSBOURNE veteran Robert Trujillo, and includes a couple of quotes from drummer Lars Ulrich and Trujillo about the auditioning process that led to Robert being chosen to fill the slot left vacant by Jason ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Meets Canadian Guitarist For Tea

Canada's internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Liona Boyd and Ozzy Osbourne finally sat down for a tete-a-tete last week, according to Jam! Osbourne and Boyd live across the street from each other in Beverly Hills. Boyd made headlines in Canada last summer after being mistaken for a noisy neighbor that the Osbourne family was feuding with. ...

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VOIVOD's AWAY: BLACKY Will Never Rejoin The Band

VOIVOD fans hoping for a reunion of the band's original — and most celebrated — lineup are unlikely to get their wish, according to drummer Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away). "Unfortunately we don't really get along with [original bassist] Blacky," Langevin told Metal Update. "He is the one who will never be back in the fold. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: JASON NEWSTED Will Play Bass On Upcoming Tour

OZZY OSBOURNE announced during last night's one-off gig at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada that former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted would be joining the group as its new touring bassist. The Hard Rock concert marked the final performance with OSBOURNE of longtime member Robert Trujillo, who was selected to ...

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SEPULTURA/VOIVOD: First U.S. Tour Dates Announced!

The initial dates for the forthcoming North American tour featuring SEPULTURA and VOIVOD have been released. The two groups, plus as–yet-unspecified opening acts, will be hitting the following U.S. cities next month: Apr. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Avalon Apr. 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Apr. 21 – Anaheim, CA @ House ...

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