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MÖTLEY CRÜE Action Figures Coming In October

McFarlane Toys has announced plans to release a MÖTLEY CRÜE "Deluxe Boxed Set" of action figures in October 2004. No further information is available at this time. Tempe, Arizona-based McFarlane Toys has several successful music lines, including KISS, OZZY OSBOURNE, THE BEATLES' "Yellow Submarine", METALLICA, JIM MORRISON, IRON MAIDEN's "Eddie", ROB ZOMBIE, JANIS ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Confirmed For OZZFEST Main Stage

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, have been confirmed to appear on the main stage at this year's Ozzfest, according to a posting on the band's official web site. Other groups believed to have secured slots on the main stage include SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST and headliner OZZY ...

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Former OZZY Drummer, Ex-DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Form Prog-Metal Band

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE & GLORY drummer Brian Tichy and ex-DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian are currently looking for a vocalist for a new progressive metal band they are forming. Send promo packages to: VOCALIST 3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #442 Studio City, CA 91604 Or e-mail demo and JPEG to: [email protected] In other Tichy-related news, ...

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STRATOVARIUS: TOLKKI Jams On Hard Rock Classics, KOTIPELTO Celebrates Completion Of New Video

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki participated in a very special "hard rock jam session" on Sunday (Feb. 15) at London Pub in Tampere, Finland. Joining Tolkki during the jam were HANOI ROCKS drummer Lacu and BOMFUNK MC'S bassist Ville Mäkinen. The unnamed "band" performed nine cover songs, including KISS' "Lick It Up", IRON MAIDEN's "The Trooper", ...

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SHARON Says She Wants To Host TV Show With OZZY

Sharon Osbourne says she's disappointed her talk show was canceled and would like to host another program with her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, according to the Associated Press. "I've had a complete blast doing it. I'm sorry that it had to go this way," she said Thursday (Feb. 12) on CNN's "Larry King Live". "The Sharon ...

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OZZFEST Press Conference Pushed Back A Day

The press conference to announce the exact lineup for this year's Ozzfest will now take place one day later than originally announced — on Friday, February 20. The venue for the press conference will remain the same: Avalon (web site, 1735 N. Vine Street) in Hollywood, California. The following bands are believed to ...

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MTV: SLIPKNOT To Headline OZZFEST's Second Stage

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has confirmed to MTV.com that the Iowa-based nine-piece will headline the second stage of this summer's Ozzfest (as first reported here on Jan. 25). Jordison said he prefers the secondary platform over the main stage for one simple reason. "It has a pit," he said dryly. Joining SLIPKNOT on ...

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OZZY Wins 'Godlike Genius' Award

Ozzy Osbourne has been honored with the "Godlike Genius" award at the NME Awards, according to ITV.com. The former BLACK SABBATH singer is at home in Los Angeles recovering from his recent all-terrain vehicle accident, but sent a thank you message on video. He said he had no idea why the award had been bestowed ...

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THE DARKNESS Set For OZZFEST's Main Stage

British rock sensation THE DARKNESS have secured a slot at this year's Ozzfest, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. They will join OZZY OSBOURNE, JUDAS PRIEST and SLAYER on the main stage at the festival, which is set to kick off in early July. As previously reported, SLIPKNOT and HATEBREED are expected to co-headline Ozzfest 2004's ...

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RUDY SARZO Joins YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Touring Band!

Legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE) will be joining YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's touring band for the North American leg of his "Attack!! Tour 2004", which is scheduled to kick off on March 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Appearing alongside Malmsteen and Sarzo for the duration of the trek will be Doogie White (vocals, ...

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LIVING LOUD: Video Clip Available Online

A Quicktime clip of the first video from LIVING LOUD, the new "supergroup" featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley alongside members of URIAH HEEP and DEEP PURPLE, is available for download at this location. The track in question, "In The Name of God", will be included on the band's forthcoming debut album, ...

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DIMMU BORGIR For OZZFEST 2004?

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR are "90% confirmed" for the main stage at Ozzfest 2004, an informed source has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. As previously reported, JUDAS PRIEST and SLAYER are also said to be in talks to play the main stage at the annual traveling festival, which will once again be headlined by OZZY OSBOURNE. ...

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Magazine: OZZY To 'Bite The Dust' In Nine Years

Ozzy Osbourne will live another nine years before "biting the dust," according to a magazine report. In the Blender magazine article "When Will Your Favorite Rock Star Die?", out on newsstands next week, gerontologist Dr. David Demko attempts to project the death dates of musicians, based on their lifestyles. Whitney Houston gains five for being ...

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DAVE GROHL Responds To ZAKK WYLDE's Threat

Former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has responded to Zakk Wylde's infamous 2001 quote in which the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist threatened to "kick [Grohl's] ass" because he wrote this cheese-dick song for OZZ that Zakk had to play on during the recording sessions for OSBOURNE's "Down To Earth" CD. In the November 2001 ...

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URIAH HEEP/DEEP PURPLE Supergroup Finds A Name

The new "supergroup" featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley alongside members of URIAH HEEP and DEEP PURPLE, will release their debut album under the name LIVING LOUD, according to Undercover News. The band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums, Don Airey (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) on keyboards, ...

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Spokesperson: Remaining BLACK SABBATH Catalog To Receive Box-Set Treatment No Earlier Than 2005

According to a posting at www.black-sabbath.com, a spokesperson at the management company of BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has stated that there will be no further box-set releases from SABBATH beyond the forthcoming "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)" set until at least 2005. "The remaining material will be released, but ...

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SLAYER Set For OZZFEST 2004?

SLAYER are strongly rumored to be close to landing a slot on the main stage at this year's Ozzfest, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. As previously reported, OZZY OSBOURNE will once again be headlining the annual traveling festival while SLIPKNOT and HATEBREED are said to be "all but confirmed" to co-headline the festival's second stage. ...

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OZZY To Address ATV Accident On SHARON's Show, ABC's 'Primetime'

Ozzy Osbourne and his bodyguard will make an appearance on "The Sharon Osbourne Show" next Wednesday (Feb. 11) to address Ozzy's all-terrain vehicle crash that caused him to stop breathing twice and left him in a coma for eight days. Osbourne, 55, fractured his collarbone, eight ribs and a neck vertebra when the 272-kilogram ATV ...

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SHARON, OZZY To Co-Host Friday-Night TV Show?

Sharon Osbourne's talk show was not renewed for a second season, but she's already in discussions with a network about a TV comeback, according to People magazine. Osbourne is reportedly eyeing a Friday late-night show she'd co-host with her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, who's back at home following his accident in December. As for their three ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Perform On 'The Sharon Osbourne Show'

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will be making an appearance on "The Sharon Osbourne Show" on Monday, February ...

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QUARTZ: Anthology Details Revealed

Sanctuary Records will release an anthology double-CD set from Birmingham heavy metal band QUARTZ this spring. Disc one comprises the entire 1977 Tony Iommi-produced "Quartz" album, including tracks featuring Iommi on lead guitar and "Sugar Rain", where the SABBATH riffmeister donates a flute solo. Added are eight bonus 7" single b-sides and unreleased demo recordings ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Graces Cover Of New-Look GUITAR PLAYER Magazine

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde graces the cover of Guitar Player magazine's March 2004 issue. This cover is not only a landmark issue for Guitar Player magazine, but also a milestone for Zakk Wylde, both personally and professionally. "I have always wanted to be on the cover of Guitar Player magazine since I ...

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