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QUIET RIOT Live DVD To Surface In October

The long-delayed QUIET RIOT DVD, titled "Quiet Riot Live In The 21st Century - 20 Years of Metal Health", is now scheduled for release on October 7. According to drummer Frankie Banali, "the principals at 2RS Studios have cited everything from delays in manufacturing, final artwork, packaging, mastering, as well as having an even field ...

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VOIVOD To Open For OZZY OSBOURNE In Europe

Veteran Montreal-based metallers VOIVOD, featuring former METALLICA and current OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Jason "Jasonic" Newsted, have been confirmed as the opening act on OSBOURNE's upcoming European tour, scheduled to kick off on September 9 in Rotterdam, Holland. VOIVOD will fill the slot originally occupied by GODSMACK, who pulled out of the tour in early July ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Postpones U.K. Dates

OZZY OSBOURNE has been forced to postpone his upcoming U.K. tour dates because he will be having an operation on his foot at the time. The rest of the dates on Ozzy's European tour with Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. are not expected to be affected by this development. Osbourne's rescheduled U.K. dates are as follows: ...

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TOMMY LEE To Guest On 'The Sharon Osbourne Show'

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be a featured guest on "The Sharon Osbourne Show", which is set to premiere on Monday, September 15 on the WB network. According to an official press release, "Sharon's male celebrity guests will get to go 'Under the Covers' — she'll interview them while tucked into an on-stage ...

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Report: 200 Kicked Out Of OZZFEST Concert In North Carolina

Police forced 200 people to leave Sunday's (August 24) Ozzfest in Charlotte, North Carolina because of their alcohol and drug use, according to News 14 Carolina. Thousands of rock fans invaded Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Sunday night for the latest edition of Ozzy Osbourne's festival concert. The show kicked off Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and ...

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Review: OZZFEST 2003 Is A Magnet For Metalheads

Rebecca Dana of the Washington Post reports that "to be a second-stage act, which is to say not a headliner, at Ozzfest 2003 — the darkest, loudest and most heavily metallic touring show on Earth — is unequivocally lovely on a sunny summer day. It is to be 27 years old with a spike in ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's School Of Hard Rocks

IcBirmingham.co.uk reports that the Ozzy Osbourne Academy of Performing Arts could soon help youngsters forge a showbiz career if community leaders in Aston, England have their way. The former BLACK SABBATH singer, who was born in Lodge Road, Aston, and attended Birchfield Road School, is being invited to be patron of the new facility to ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Visits Holocaust Museum In D.C.

The Washington Post reports that Ozzy Osbourne was very sedate as he toured the Holocaust Memorial Museum Wednesday (August 20) with 10 others (wife Sharon did not attend). The Prince of Darkness repeatedly shook his head and said "unbelievable" while viewing the three-story permanent exhibition for 30 minutes, guided by the museum's Brian Bruden. The ...

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Review: No OZZY OSBOURNE At OZZFEST, But The Bands Play On

Kelefa Sanneh of The New York Times reports that Ozzfest organizers announced at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday (August 19) that Ozzy Osbourne was ill and wouldn't be performing at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. "Refunds were available, but most people stayed," he writes. "There were no further reports on Mr. Osbourne's ...

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Review: OZZY's Metal Shows Fatigue

David Sprague of The New York Daily News reports that "viewers of MTV's 'The Osbournes' were left this season wondering just how much reality the show actually presented. The same question came to mind when the brood's patriarch took the stage Monday (August 18) at the PNC Bank Arts Center. "Ostensibly the ringmaster of Ozzfest's ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Skips Another OZZFEST Date

OZZY OSBOURNE has pulled out of tonight's Ozzfest performance at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey after coming down with a mild case of pneumonia, according to an announcement made by the New York radio station 92.3 K-Rock. As was the case with last month's shows in Auburn, Washington and Maysville, California (both ...

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Former BLUE MURDER Bassist To Release Second Solo Album

Bassist extraordinaire Tony Franklin (BLUE MURDER, THE FIRM) will release his second solo album in Japan on August 21 through JVC Records. Titled "Wonderland", the CD features guest appearances by Franklin's former BLUE MURDER bandmate Carmine Appice (drums, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE), Gregg Bissonette (DAVID LEE ROTH, JOE SATRIANI), and a rare vocal appearance by ...

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OZZY And SHARON Sing At Chicago Ballgame

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne sang "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch of the Los Angeles Dodgers' victory over the Chicago Cubs Sunday (August 17), and Sharon threw out the ceremonial first pitch, drawing cheers and chants from the 40,124 fans at Wrigley Field. Ozzy's next performance as part of this year's ...

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SEX PISTOLS Frontman Slams AVRIL LAVIGNE, KELLY OSBOURNE

The Long Island Press recently asked SEX PISTOLS legend Johnny Rotten what his definition of punk is. "Individual. Do-it-yourself. Independent. Free from corporate. (pause) I think that that definitely sums me up," he said. Asked if there were any bands now that fit the bill, Rotten used the opportunity to lash out at Kelly Osbourne ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'OZZY's Legacy Is Now Incredibly Tarnished'

Ronnie James Dio recently spoke to Bob Ruggiero of the Houston Press about the man whom he replaced at the helm of BLACK SABBATH, Ozzy Osbourne. Calling Ozzy "a mumbling, semi-conscious reality sitcom star who shuffles around in his sweatpants scooping up dog shit and being dominated by his shrewish wife and spoiled-ass kids," Ruggiero ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Offers Support To Women Inmates

Stefanie Frith of The Press-Enterprise is reporting that Sharon Osbourne, wife of former BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne, was at the California Institution for Women near Chino this week filming a segment for her new daytime talk show, "The Sharon Osbourne Show", which premieres Sept. 15 on the WB network. A web site promo describes ...

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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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Review: Nothing Memorable About KORN's Performance In Boston

Rick Massimo of The Providence Journal reports that KORN had no hooks or choruses that were even distinguishable, let alone memorable during their a performance at the Tweeter Center Thursday as part of Ozzfest 2003. "Pure self-psychoanalysis, typified by the lyric 'Oh my God, who am I?'" he writes. "Their off-stage philanthropic work and solidarity ...

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TRIUMPH To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of US FESTIVAL With Live DVD/CD

The Canadian hard-rock trio TRIUMPH will mark the 20th anniversary of the legendary US Festival with separate DVD and CD releases, "Live At The US Festival", on TML Entertainment Inc., distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance, on September 23, 2003. TRIUMPH — vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine and vocalist/drummer Gil Moore — were an integral ...

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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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H.I.M.: Love, Metal And Jägermeister Chess

According to Chessbase.com, Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. got together with members of a local chess club "for an evening of chess (and drinks and stuff)" during their recent stay in Mannheim, Germany. Chaos Mannheim, founded in 1987, calls itself one of the "most serious chess clubs in Baden. They do appear to have a strong ...

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AEROSMITH Singer To Be Honored At MAP AWARDS

The Musicians' Assistance Program will honor AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler, Jimmie Vaughan and John Branca at its 4th annual MAP Awards, Nov. 5 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to Hits Daily Double. The evening, hosted by Sharon Osbourne, will feature performances by Tyler and Vaughan as well as Diane Schuur. Tyler will receive the ...

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