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HANOI ROCKS Frontman Speaks Out On Reunion, Solo Album

In a recent interview with Metal Reference, Finnish sex icon Michael Monroe commented on the release of his upcoming solo album, "Whatcha Want", and the recent reunion of his '80s glam band, HANOI ROCKS. "One might say that my solo career and the rebirth of HANOI ROCKS go kind of hand in hand, but the ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO On 'THE OSBOURNES': 'OZZY Has Been Used'

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Ronnie James Dio believes that Ozzy Osbourne's current prevalence in the media will ultimately harm his musical legacy — particularly in the eyes of those "intelligent" enough to see how Ozzy "has been used" as a marketing tool by those around him. "I think that the things [Ozzy]'s done should be ...

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OZZFEST 2002 Top-Grossing Festival Tour Of The Year

OZZY OSBOURNE's travelling metal extravaganza, Ozzfest, was the lone festival tour among the top 25 tours in the world for 2002, grossing $24.5 million, according to Billboard Boxscores. SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY was the top performer of the year, raking in $126.1 million. Rounding out the top five were the ROLLING STONES ($90 million), CHER ($67.6 ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Mystery Neighbor Revealed

The Osbournes' noisy neighbour has been revealed as forgotten '80s pop star Owen Paul, Ananova.com reports. Viewers of the reality TV show's first season saw Sharon Osbourne throwing a large leg of ham over the fence in protest of the mystery neighbor's all-night partying. Paul, who had a hit with "My Favorite Waste Of Time" ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Release New Studio Album Next Year

OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde has already written and recorded material for the next Ozzy studio album, which is expected to surface sometime next year, according to www.blacklabelsociety.net. Meanwhile, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY are hard at work on a new studio album, "The Blessed Hellride", due in the spring through Spitfire Records. The follow-up to this ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Being Straight Is 'Unnatural'

Ozzy Osbourne is struggling to stay sober and support wife Sharon through her cancer ordeal. He tells Barbara Walters in an interview to air Wednesday, "It's very difficult for me ... and now I'm going to be dealing with sickness and I find it very difficult. But I'm trying the best I can." Ozzy adds, ...

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WHITESNAKE 2003 Lineup Confirmed!

WHITESNAKE have finalized and confirmed their 2003 touring lineup. It is as follows: Vocals - David Coverdale Drums - Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, THIN LIZZY) Guitar - Doug Aldrich (DIO, LION, BURNING RAIN) Guitar - Reb Beach (WINGER, ALICE COOPER, DOKKEN) Bass - Marco Mendoza (TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY) Keyboards - Timothy Drury (EAGLES, DON ...

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THE OSBOURNES To Star In PEPSI Commercial

The New York Times reports: "The neighbors in OZZY OSBOURNE's neighborhood in Los Angeles have been alerted: a Pepsi commercial will be filmed there this weekend. That had Madison Avenue types wondering if the Osbournes would be seen during Super Bowl XXXVII on Jan. 26. Two Pepsi brands are in the game, including the one ...

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BURN SEASON Finish Tracking Debut

Jacksonville, Florida's BURN SEASON (formerly SMAKT DOWN) have finished tracking their Elektra Records debut at Hollywood, California's A&M Studios with producer Bob Marlette (HALFORD, BLACK SABBATH, SALIVA, ALICE COOPER) and are scheduled to begin mixing the effort in January with Tim Palmer (OZZY OSBOURNE, PEARL JAM, U2, THE CURE). An April/May release is expected. ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Meets EMINEM (Sort Of)

In next month's edition of The Face magazine, Sharon Osbourne recounts her meeting with EMINEM at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles. "It happened that my daughter's dressing room was on the same floor as Eminem," she explained, "and he's got all these bodyguards and they're going: 'Don't you look down here — nobody ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Checks Back Into Hospital

Sharon Osbourne checked back into the hospital last Friday, according to US magazine's "Hot Stuff" column. Osbourne, who is battling colon cancer, was reportedly suffering from exhaustion due to her hectic schedule. Despite the minor setback, she and Ozzy are still planning to renew their wedding vows on New Year's Eve. Even Sharon's doctors and ...

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DAVID COVERDALE: 'I Can't Confirm Or Deny' WHITESNAKE Lineup Rumors

WHITESNAKE mastermind David Coverdale has refused to comment on the growing rumors that he has enlisted guitarist Doug Aldrich (DIO, HURRICANE, LION), bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER) and drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY) to perform as his backing band on the group's upcoming reunion tour. "I can't confirm, or ...

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WHITESNAKE And DOKKEN 2003 Lineup Details Unveiled

According to Melodicrock.com, the lineup for WHITESNAKE's upcoming reunion tour will likely consist of frontman David Coverdale, bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER), guitarist Doug Aldrich (DIO, HURRICANE, LION) and drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY). Rumors also abound that Warren DiMartini (RATT) was asked to fill the second-guitarist slot, but ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE To Go Head-To-Head With QUEEN OF ENGLAND

Sharon Osbourne will go head-to-head with The Queen of England by delivering the alternative Christmas message to Britons on England's Channel 4, according to the channel's spokesperson Channel 4 said Osbourne's message — which, like the Queen's will be broadcast at 3 p.m. on Christmas Day — will be targeted to viewers "who crave more ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Becomes Grandfather!

Ozzy Osbourne has become a grandfather. Three-month-old Isabelle Hobbs is the daughter of Jessica, Ozzy's child by his first marriage. He split with wife Thelma in 1981 after shooting her 17 cats because they made too much noise. Osbourne is reportedly not close with his daughter, 31, who lives in London. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Worst Teeth In The U.K.

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: Rockasaurus Ozzy Osbourne and former Spice Girl Melanie C. have been voted by their countrymen as having the very worst teeth in the United Kingdom. In a survey commissioned by the British makers of a new electric toothbrush, Mel C. and Ozzy ...

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STRIPPING THE PISTOL Announce Upcoming Gigs

Chicago's STRIPPING THE PISTOL, who feature in their ranks former SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez, have announced the following dates during December: Dec. 01 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro (w/ MURDERDOLLS) Dec. 13 – Chicago Heights, IL @ Oasis 160 (w/ LOCAL H) In other news, STRIPPING THE PISTOL's demo track, "I Think There's Something ...

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KELLY & JACK OSBOURNE: 'THE OSBOURNES' Reality 'Fake'

The first season of "The Osbournes" included sequences staged by MTV, Jack and Kelly Osbourne claimed Tuesday on "Good Morning America". They cited two specific moments that they said MTV had orchestrated — the appearance of a dog therapist, and a dramatic family meeting that ended with Jack storming out. "The most fake thing about ...

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OSBOURNES to Renew Wedding Vows

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne plan to make New Year's Eve a quiet night — with about 600 of their closest friends. The couple is renewing their wedding vows in Beverly Hills, Calif., in honor of their 20th anniversary, according to the Associated Press. They got married July 4, 1982, but delayed the celebration because of ...

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TOMAHAWK Complete Work On New CD

TOMAHAWK, the "all star" band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, ex-HELMET drummer Jon Stainer, former JESUS LIZARD guitarist Duane Denison, and ex-THE COWS/current MELVINS bassist Kevin Rutmanis, are putting the finishing touches to their sophomore effort for a tentative April 2003 release. In related news, Patton's FANTÔMAS project with SLAYER drummer Dave ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Gets Action In The John

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Ozzy Osbourne's son, Jack, is 17. You'd think he could go to the bathroom by himself. Ozzy's demon seed was hanging out with pro skateboarder Jason Dill Sunday night at the new lower East Side lounge Pianos. Also there was an ...

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