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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN: The Metal God Is Back

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that he "can't wait" to see JUDAS PRIEST performing live with Rob Halford again but insists that Halford's replacement in PRIEST, Tim "Ripper" Owens, "was and is his own man and he made those songs his when he sang them." In a posting to ANTHRAX's official web site, Ian writes, ...

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Hailed Or Reviled, Music Of 1978-83 Just Won't Die

The Hartford Courant reports that it's been called "the worst period in rock history," yet music made between 1978 and 1983 just won't die. For proof, look at the summer concert schedule — it seems like it's all from that era: KISS, AEROSMITH, OZZY OSBOURNE, IRON MAIDEN, STEELY DAN, THE EAGLES, HEART and, of course, ...

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Producer JOHN PURDELL Dies Of Cancer

John Purdell, producer of a number of acclaimed albums from such artists as OZZY OSBOURNE, POISON, L.A. GUNS, DREAM THEATER, KIX, ALICE COOPER, and CINDERELLA, passed away from cancer on Thursday, July 10. John had been hospitalized in Quebec for two weeks and was most recently touring with THE LOU GRAMM BAND as the group's ...

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Contra Costa Times: OZZY OSBOURNE Isn't Aging Very Well

Tony Hicks of Contra Costa Times reports that Ozzy Osbourne isn't aging very well, based on his performance at Ozzfest 2003 in Mountain View, California Tuesday night (July 8) — he's shaky and almost lost onstage at times. Thankfully he's surrounded by one of the best hard rock bands ever assembled, including superbly aggressive guitarist ...

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OZZ-Less-FEST Rocks On

Ching Lee of Appeal-Democrat reports that OZZY OSBOURNE's decision to avoid playing Wednesday (July 8) at Ozzfest's Marysville, California stop didn't dampen the spirits of the estimated 13,000 fans who began flooding the gates of the Sleep Train Amphitheatre before 9 a.m. Ozzy Osbourne, known to many as the Prince of Darkness and godfather of ...

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Are 'Hair Metal' Bands Making A Comeback?

Daniel Shearer of The Princeton Packet reports that for those who will cheer, even those who will sneer, the undeniable fact remains: Hair bands are making a comeback. Propelled to mega-stardom by nearly 10 years of continuous airplay during the '80s and early '90s, the genre bore the brunt of countless jokes as grunge bands ...

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VOIVOD Singer: 'JASON NEWSTED Simply Rules!'

VOIVOD vocalist Denis Belanger (a.k.a. Snake) has posted the following update to the "Diary" section of the band's official web site: "Hello everyone. Here I am at Ozzfest. It's incredible to think that I'm actually part of this great circus for BAD people. I love it. Here's a few words to resume the last months. ...

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OZZY And Family Sign With MTV For More 'Osbournes'

MTV has signed Ozzy Osbourne and family for 20 new episodes of its hit reality series "The Osbournes", scheduled to begin airing early next year. "It's been one hell of a journey these past few years," Ozzy told the Television Critics Association summer gathering. "This whole MTV thing has been an incredible adventure. We didn't ...

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Get Free Tickets To 'The Sharon Osbourne Show'

If you live in Los Angeles or you are planning on being in the Southern California area and would like to be in the audience for a show taping of "The Sharon Osbourne Show", please fill out the form here or call 1-323-960-4677. The single-topic, one-hour show will begin taping later this month. ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE: 'OZZY Will Die A Tortured Soul'

Sharon Osbourne is featured on the cover of the August issue of Ladies' Home Journal, which hits newsstands tomorrow (July 9). In the accompanying interview, Sharon offers some interesting insights into husband Ozzy Osbourne. "As funny and robust and bat-biting as people may think he is, Ozzy has the lowest self-esteem you've ever seen, and ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Lands Part In 'Live Freaky! Die Freaky!'

Kelly Osbourne is the latest cast addition to the forthcoming animated/puppetry film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!", according to the film's official web site (www.livefreakydiefreaky.com). The Hellcat Pictures production was written and directed by independent filmmaker John Roecker and produced by RANCID/TRANSPLANTS guitarist/vocalist Tim Armstrong. Described as "an epic motion picture of puppet proportions," the film ...

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The Press-Enterprise: Metal Fans' Journey Leads To OZZFEST

Matt Surman of The Press-Enterprise reports in the paper's Sunday edition that the Ozzfest concert Saturday (July 5) at the Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen in Devore, California was attended by thousands of people representing various classifications of metal fans: the black-wearers, the muscled and tattooed, the shockers with dyed hair and piercings, the women ...

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Morning Gig: OZZFEST Openers Hit The Stage Running

George Varga of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports in today's edition that nearly 13,200 fans were at Coors Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California Thursday night (July 3) when heavy-metal legend OZZY OSBOURNE began his headlining performance at Ozzfest 2003. That's about 13,000 more than were present when UNLOCO, a four-man band from Texas, kicked off ...

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Yet Another Musician Steals KELLY OSBOURNE's Heart

Kelly Osbourne has found romance with another musician — and she doubts her parents will approve of him. The budding singer/actress has been dating THE TRANSPLANTS singer Rob Aston for the last few weeks and is convinced that parents Sharon and Ozzy will be unimpressed with his extensive body art. Kelly, whose first love was ...

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IMPALER To Release DVD

The early 80's shock/horror metal band IMPALER celebrate their 20-year-anniversary with the release of their first DVD, due out by year's end. IMPALER were originally signed to Combat Records and released the classics "Rise Of The Mutants" (featured in the film "Trick Or Treat" with Ozzy, as well as making Tipper Gore and the PMRC's ...

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OZZFEST 2003: Fun For The Whole Family?

Katie Warchut of The Arizona Republic reports that Wednesday's (July 2) Ozzfest, an annual tour featuring OZZY OSBOURNE, MARILYN MANSON and KORN, didn't scare families away. It offered an odd mixture at the Cricket Pavilion in west Phoenix. While black-clad metal fans covered in mesh and with tattoos and piercings headed toward a side stage, ...

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GODSMACK Release Statement Regarding European Tour Cancellation

GODSMACK have released the following statement regarding the cancellation of their European tour, originally scheduled to kick off on July 13 in Manchester, England: "GODSMACK had several projects with contractual deadlines that couldn't be moved, so they were unable to keep the U.K. dates. Future tour dates are going to be considered." When asked if ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: London Date Pushed Forward

Due to routing difficulties, OZZY OSBOURNE's headlining show at London's Wembley Arena has been moved from Friday, September 5 to Thursday, September 4. Also appearing on the bill will be Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. and Ozzy's daughter, Kelly. GODSMACK, who were originally set to open Ozzy's European tour, are no longer part of the package. ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE To Star In 'Malice In Sunderland'

Kelly Osbourne has reportedly signed on to star in "Malice In Sunderland", a contemporary reworking of "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland", according to ScreenDaily.com. Simon Fellows is to direct the U.K.-German co-production, with shooting scheduled to begin later this year. Mark Byrne of the U.K.'s What's The Story is producing, while Christian Beutel of MagicWorx GmbH ...

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The DESKTOP OZZY Sensation

MTV U.K. reports that you can now download your very own Ozzy onto your desktop! "Desktop Ozzy will bring you the latest Osbournes news, exclusive clips, previews and web site updates... for free!" according to MTV.co.uk. "He'll also entertain you when you are bored — watch him rock, freak at the pets and get the ...

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GODSMACK: European Tour Cancelled!

GODSMACK have cancelled all of their previously announced European headlining dates. In addition, the group are said to have pulled out their scheduled shows with OZZY OSBOURNE in September. An official statement regarding the matter is expected shortly. GODSMACK were set to launch a European outing July 13 in Manchester, England and were expected to ...

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