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SOLITUDE AETURNUS: 13 New Songs In The Can

John Perez, guitarist of the long-running Arlington, Texas-based doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS, has posted the following update on the band's current activities: "I've been silent for so long that I thought I'd give a little update. Things are finally looking good for [SOLITUDE AETURNUS]! We have actually made a 13-song demo of our new stuff ...

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PITBULL DAYCARE Hard At Work On 'Unclean'

San Antonio, Texas-based PITBULL DAYCARE, featuring former NEUROTICA drummer Jason West, have entered A&M studios in Hollywood, California with producer Fred Coury (CINDERELLA) to record their new album, "Unclean", due in early 2004 through Cleopatra Records. "The basic tracks sound unbelievable and are starting to take shape!" reads a post on the band's web site. ...

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Review: OZZFEST 2003 Turns Into DRENCHFEST 2003

Josh McAuliffe of Scranton Times Tribune is reporting that In spite of less-than-stellar weather conditions, "a full house of frothing metalheads got a dose of pure headbanger bliss Tuesday night at Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain [in Scranton, Pennsylvania], where the 'Prince of (Bleeping) Darkness,' Ozzy Osbourne, triumphantly returned with his annual daylong festival of ...

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Ohio's NewsChannel 4: OZZFEST Not So Festive For Some Residents

Columbus, Ohio's NBC4Columbus.com is reporting that everyone was happy about OZZY OSBOURNE's Ozzfest concert arriving at the Germain Amphitheater Sunday (Aug. 3) Soundchecks for the bands started early Sunday morning, becoming more of a nuisance than a pleasure for some Delaware County residents who live near the venue. "At 7:30 (a.m.) on Sunday is not ...

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NY Post: SHARON OSBOURNE SHOW's Birth Trauma

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: Sharon Osbourne, mother of three — not counting infantile husband Ozzy — is experiencing labor pains with the birth of her talk show, set to launch Sept. 15 on Ch. 11. "We're six weeks from debuting and we really don't have a ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Shops For Specs In Birmingham, Michigan

Ozzy Osbourne's recent Detroit stay certainly had its dark moment — the death of his road manager at his Birmingham hotel. But the former BLACK SABBATH singer and star of MTV's reality show "The Osbournes" also went on a shopping spree at SEE Eyewear in Birmingham, according to Detroit Free Press. He is now visually ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE To Open For OZZY In The U.K. Only

KELLY OSBOURNE appears to have changed her mind and will open for her father, OZZY OSBOURNE, only on the U.K. portion of his European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early September. A Finnish promoter had announced several days ago that Kelly was the official replacement for GODSMACK at the OZZY gig at ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO: I'm Still A METALLICA Fan

New METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) recently told Canada's Chart Attack that it was somewhat of a relief to have joined the group after all the songwriting and recording sessions for "St. Anger" had already been completed. "I had my hands full with trying to learn these 11 songs AND the 40 ...

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Plan To Honor OZZY OSBOURNE Splits His Childhood Community

A plan to give Ozzy Osbourne the freedom of his Birmingham birthplace has split the community where he once lived, according to icBirmingham.co.uk. Coun Tony Kennedy (Lab, Aston) is leading a crusade to honor the bat-eating rocker in Aston where he was born and bred. But Coun Ayoub Khan (Lib-Dem, Aston) said: "This would send ...

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THE DATSUNS Frontman: 'We Are The Most Faggy Band At OZZFEST'

The New Zealand Herald is reporting that "THE DATSUNS have been touring the American mid-west as part of Ozzfest, the travelling hard rock and metal festival headlined by OZZY OSBOURNE. They've been the opening act on the main stage but it seems they don't quite fit. Speaking to Rolling Stone, [bassist/vocalist] Dolf De Datsun said: ...

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OZZFEST Incident Leads To Charges Of Child Abuse

Gina Mace of Ohio's Beacon Journal is reporting that two men accused of abusing a 3-year-old child on the grounds of Cleveland's Blossom Music Center during Ozzfest 2003 this week were arraigned Thursday (July 24) on assault and child endangering charges. Scott Hart, 24, the child's father, and Carl Evanoff, 22, the child's uncle, pleaded ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Tour Manager Passes Away At OZZFEST Stop

Robert "Bobby" Thomson, longtime tour manager for Ozzy Osbourne, passed away in his sleep and was discovered Thursday morning (July 24) in his Detroit hotel room. He was in Detroit with Ozzfest. Thomson, 50, had been battling throat cancer for the last 18 months. Born in Wallyford, Scotland, Thomson had worked with Ozzy Osbourne for ...

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Cleveland Plain Dealer: Festival Flexes Its Ozz-some Metal Muscle

Robert Cherry of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reviewed Ozzfest 2003's Tuesday (July 22) stop at Cleveland's Blossom Music Center. "Ozzfest seemed doomed this year," he wrote. "Ratings for Ozzy Osbourne's wholesome family sitcom have been slip ping. KORN's overextended nu-metal empire has rusted. "And MARILYN MANSON's satanic reputation has been irreversibly damaged — sullied by ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: I Can't Remember My Life Story

World Entertainment News is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne would love to pen his life story — if only he could remember what actually happened during it. The devoted family man first shot to fame with band BLACK SABBATH in 1969 but has lost decades of his life owing to his indulgences with alcohol and hard ...

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DEEP PURPLE Keyboardist To Guest On METALIUM CD

DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) will make a guest appearance on the forthcoming album from Germany's METALIUM, "In League As One - Chapter Four", tentatively due in late 2003 through Massacre Records. The follow-up to last year's "Hero-Nation Chapter III" will reportedly contain the longest song of METALIUM's career — ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE To Support OZZY On Entire European Tour?

KELLY OSBOURNE is strongly rumored to have replaced GODSMACK on the entire OZZY OSBOURNE European tour, set to kick off in early September. Kelly has been officially confirmed to support OZZY and local heroes H.I.M. at Helsinki, Finland's Hartwall Arena on September 13, and it is expected that she will play additional dates on the ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: Shock Art At Its Finest

Eric Gallippo of Grand Valley Lanthorn is reporting that British shock-rockers CRADLE OF FILTH have "gained some notoriety as of late for their lords-of-darkness image and controversial off-stage antics. The states of Minnesota and New Jersey have tried to cancel COF's shows to keep them from 'bringing the devil's music to the state' and [due ...

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Australian TV Show Puts The Heavy Metal Influence To The Test

Frances Grant of the New Zealand Herald reports that "some of society's assumptions don't stand up to rigorous scrutiny. It's easy, for example, to lay the blame for youth suicides on heavy metal rock lyrics. But do Ozzy Osbourne and the like really have the morbid effect on young people that some believe? "Tonight, Australian ...

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Hard Rock Among The Winners In The Hit-And-Miss Concert Tour Market

Billboard magazine is reporting that as 2003 enters its busiest concert performance window, it has already been a year of dizzying highs and disappointing lows. In the hard rock genre, METALLICA's Summer Sanitarium, the KISS/AEROSMITH tour and Ozzfest will be among the big winners this season. "This is really a pretty decent summer," says Dennis ...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune: OZZFEST 2003 Is As Predictable As A Rerun Of 'THE OSBOURNES'

Chris Riemenschneider of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune reviewed the Ozzfest 2003 tour when it came through town Saturday (July 19). "As unchanging and unkillable as its namesake headliner, OZZY OSBOURNE's eighth annual Ozzfest concert at Float-Rite Park loaded up on shock value but ultimately offered few surprises Saturday," he writes. "As in past years, ...

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