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Despite SARS, OZZY Plays Toronto — But Stays In Ottawa

Ozzy Osbourne demonstrated solidarity with SARS-plagued Toronto by playing a show there on Wednesday (June 11), according to CFOX. But he also hedged his bets by staying up the road in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. Osbourne told The Toronto Sun, "I'd be a liar if I said I'm not afraid of SARS, but what ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE's Talk Show Already a Target

Sharon Osbourne's new talk show, produced by Telepictures Productions, doesn't arrive until September, but it's already getting a bad buzz in the business, according to FOXNews.com. Osbourne's executive producer, Mary Duffy, has apparently not made a lot of friends in the business despite, or because of, long stints with other shows such as Montel Williams'. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Fowl Day At Whole Foods

Globe magazine reports Ozzy Osbourne was in a bad mood after leaving the Whole Foods Market in Beverly Hills recently, where he tried to order a whole chicken at the counter, only to be asked what kind. The clerk wondered if he wanted the organic, free range, or hormone free variety. Confused Ozzy didn't know ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'Fuck SARS'

On his way to Toronto for his scheduled performance at the Air Canada Centre Wednesday (June 11), OZZY OSBOURNE spoke out again against SARS hysteria. "The media have made such a big fucking deal out of it," Ozzy told Much Music. "It's not the black plague." In a press release from his management, Osbourne said ...

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H.I.M.'s 'Love Metal' Certified Platinum In Finland

H.I.M.'s latest CD, "Love Metal", has been certified platinum for sales in excess of 30,000 copies in the group's native Finland. "Love Metal", the group's fourth full-length effort, has reportedly shifted over 300,000 copies worldwide. The follow-up to 2001's "Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights", "Love Metal" marks a return to a heavier sound for the ...

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TONY FRANLIN Says He Knows Nothing About A BLUE MURDER Reunion

Former THE FIRM bassist Tony Franklin has refuted the reports of his involvement in an upcoming reunion of BLUE MURDER, the classic early '90s hard rock band he helped launch with guitarist/vocalist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE) and Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE). "I've had a number of people asking about the possibility of ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: New Live Album On The Way?

OZZY OSBOURNE announced from the stage during his headlining performance at Winnipeg Arena in Winnipeg Sunday night (June 8) that the show was being recorded for an upcoming live album. No further information is available at this time. In other news, The Enquirer recently caught up with Ozzy after he sprinted like a pro for ...

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NY Newsday: 'THE OSBOURNES' Not So Bleepin' Funny

Diane Werts of New York Newsday had a chance to preview the first episode of the new season of "The Osbournes" and appeared largely unimpressed with what she saw. "['The Osbournes'] third 'reality' season begins with a half hour that's initially sad (Ozzy asking for ever more 'nitrous' at the dentist), then tedious (do we ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says He Is A Big Fan Of 'THE OSBOURNES'

KISS basist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told Launch that he is a big fan of "The Osbournes" and is very much looking forward to checking out the reality TV show's upcoming season. "The music world is so full of boring people, it's great to see somebody who's interesting, at the very least, whether you're a fan ...

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OZZY, ZAKK WYLDE Hit The Studio With KELLY OSBOURNE

Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde were reportedly in the studio recently working on a new project for Ozzy's daughter, Kelly Osbourne. No further information is available at this time. In other Wylde-related news, the OZZY/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY axeman is slated to play guitar on the next ROB ZOMBIE album, tentatively due next year through Geffen ...

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BLUE MURDER To Embark On Reunion Tour In September?

BLUE MURDER, the much-missed "supergroup" featuring guitarist John Sykes (ex-WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY), drummer Carmine Appice (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE) and bassist Tony Franklin (ex-THE FIRM), will be reforming for some European dates in September, according to the web site of Sykes' management company, Coallier Entertainment Ltd. No further information is available at this ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer To Launch New Project

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE AND GLORY and current BILLY IDOL drummer Brian Tichy has posted the following message to his official web site: "Howdy. I am currently working on a new original band. We will give more details soon. No drastic changes. It is still mainly heavy, guitar driven shit with a bit of melody here ...

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Former WILL HAVEN Members Launch New Project

Former WILL HAVEN members Jeff Irwin (guitars), Mike Martin (bass) and Mitch Wheeler (drums) have teamed up with ODDMAN guitarist Cayle Hunter and TINFED singer Rey Osbourne in a new band called GHOSTRIDE. The Sacramento-based five-piece, who are currently unsigned, are in the process of recording a three-song demo with producer Eric Stenman (FAR, TRAINING ...

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'THE OSBOURNES' To Return Next Week

Ten new episodes of the MTV reality series "The Osbournes" will air throughout the summer, starting at 10:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 10, according to the Associated Press. The cable music channel said Tuesday (June 3) that the shows will follow Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly and Jack Osbourne, and their various pets and friends, at their ...

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Vintage OZZY And SABBATH Classics Unleashed In Vancouver

OZZY OSBOURNE's first show with his rejuvenated band — Zakk Wylde (guitar), Jason Newsted (bass), and Michael Bordin (drums) — was a rousing success. The Madman's second Canadian tour in as many years kicked off in Vancouver Sunday night (June 1) and a handful of seldom-played Ozzy classics were unleashed. Newsted was once again the ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Selected As One Of 'Favorite Dads'

Ozzy Osbourne was selected as favorite dad by 9% of those interviewed for British satellite and cable TV station The Biography Channel, while just 6% chose U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair. Top of the list with 37% of the votes was millionaire Sir Richard Branson. Soccer star David Beckham landed second place with 14%. Favorite ...

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KISS To Publish Official Biography

KISS will release their official biography in the fall, according to Launch. It's called "Kiss: Behind The Mask", and it features recollections from the band and photographs from the KISS archives, many of which have never been published. The book also includes comments from AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry, THE WHO's Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne, Brian ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Out Of Rehab?

Jack Osbourne could be out of rehab already. Us Weekly reports that Jack was spotted last week with parents Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne at Ralph's supermarket in Malibu — a scant month after he checked in to the Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, California. and then Visions in Malibu for a drugs-and-drinking problem. Us describes ...

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OZZFEST 2003 EUROPE: Tour Dates Released

Most of the dates have been released for the European installment of Ozzfest 2003, which is set to feature OZZY OSBOURNE, H.I.M. and GODSMACK. They are as follows: Sep. 05 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena Sep. 07 – Birmingham, UK @ NEC Sep. 09 – Rotterdam, NETH @ Ahoy Sep. 10 – Oberhausen, GER ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Signs Motorcycle For B.A.D.D.

Ozzy Osbourne signed a 2003 Boss Hoss motorcycle for B.A.D.D. (Bikers Against Drunk Drivers) Tuesday (May 27) at Third Encore Studios in Burbank, California. OZZY/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde was also present at the signing. Check out pictures from Wire Image. Ozzy Osbourne will kick off a Canadian tour with VOIVOD on ...

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KELLY KEELING To Tour Europe With ERIK NORLANDER

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) will be joining Erik Norlander and Lana Lane in Europe in support of Erik's CD release "Music Machine". Kelly was the main vocalist on Erik's album and "feels privileged to support Erik on his European tour," according to Keeling's official web site. During ...

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Original FATES WARNING Guitarist Checks In With Latest Update

Original FATES WARNING guitarist Victor Arduini, who played on the group's classic early efforts "Night On Brocken" (1984) and "The Spectre Within" (1985), has posted an update on his current activities to the official FATES WARNING message board. Arduini's posting reads as follows: "I'd be happy to give an 'update' to anyone interested... Here you ...

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