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KORN's DAVIS: SHARON OSBOURNE Is A 'Shit Talker'

Despite having been called "has-beens" and "just too fucking gay from the word go" by Sharon Osbourne in a Rolling Stone article last fall, KORN are confidently pressing ahead with their decision to tour this summer under the Ozzfest banner. "She started rumors about us, but that is just how she is," Jonathan Davis said ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Direct 'mOBSCENE' Video

MARILYN MANSON will direct the video to "mOBSCENE", the first single from the group's upcoming "The Golden Age of Grotesque" CD. The clip will feature "a giant Victrola, painting an elephant black, [and] setting pianos on fire," the singer told Rolling Stone. MANSON will spend much of the summer promoting "…Grotesque" on the road alongside ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO To Join METALLICA?

According to a Sony Records Germany newsletter, OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo is the top candidate to fill the slot in METALLICA left vacant by the departure of Jason Newsted. Although presently unconfirmed, this report appears to have been given more credence after it was published on the official web site of the top German ...

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MARILYN MANSON Reveals Reasoning Behind New Album Title

MARILYN MANSON recently told Launch the reasoning behind the title of the group's upcoming album, "The Golden Age Of Grotesque". "The album is called 'The Golden Age Of The Grotesque' for a reason, because this is an age, an era, that I'm trying to bring about," he said. "Take people's minds off the horribleness of ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE: People Think I'm Fatter Than I Really Am

In a recent interview with TV Guide, Kelly OsbourneOzzy's youngest daughter — shot back at people who constantly question her about her weight. "People think that I weigh 200 lbs. and I'm, like, 5-foot-10," said Osbourne, who actually stands about 5 feet tall. "When they introduce themselves to me, they say, 'Ohmigod, you ...

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OZZFEST 2003: Complete Itinerary Released

The complete itinerary for Ozzfest 2003 has now been released. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 28 - San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Jun. 29 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Center Jul. 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion Jul. 03 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre Jul. 05 - Devore, ...

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OZZFEST 2003 Lineup Announced!

At a press conference at the Osbournes' residence in Beverly Hills just minutes ago, the lineup for Ozzfest 2003 was announced by Ozzy, Jack and Sharon Osbourne. The 30-city tour will kick off June 28 in San Antonio, Texas and wrap up August 28 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The 14-hour show will boast low ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003!

CRADLE OF FILTH have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest. As a result, the band have been forced to pull out of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival (set to take place in early August) and have been replaced on the bill at Wacken by Sweden's IN ...

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GRADE 8 Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003!

New Jersey's GRADE 8 have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest. As previously reported, artists believed to have secured spots on the main stage include KORN, MARILYN MANSON, and DISTURBED. Also confirmed for the second stage are KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. The complete lineup for the eighth installment ...

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British Man Legally Changes Name To OZZY OSBOURNE

A British Ozzy Osbourne fan named Robert Jacques legally changed his name to that of his idol in order to thank the BLACK SABBATH frontman for "saving his life," according to London's Daily Star. After a motorcycle accident left the 35-year-old in a coma, his mom sat by his bedside with a boom box blaring ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. As previously reported, artists believed to have secured spots on the main stage include KORN, MARILYN MANSON, and DISTURBED. The complete lineup for the eighth installment of the traveling hard rock tour will ...

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OZZFEST Lineup To Be Announced Next Week

Ozzy and Jack Osbourne will announce the lineup for Ozzfest 2003 on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Acts rumored to be part of the tour include KORN, DISTURBED and CHEVELLE. The announcement will take place during a media lunch at the Osbourne family homestead. The press checks in at the Beverly Hills Hotel at 11:45 a.m., when ...

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Shooting Begins On 'THE OSBOURNES' Finale

Season two of "The Osbournes" ended on Tuesday (Feb. 11) without much of the frenzy and media madness that accompanied last season's finale. MTV officials won't say what's in store for the third — and reportedly final — season. The first of its ten episodes began shooting in L.A. last month. "I think the core ...

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OSBOURNES Win Big At NME CARLING AWARDS

Ozzy Osbourne's family won three trophies at the 2003 NME Carling Awards today (Feb. 13) in London. The MTV reality show "The Osbournes" took the best TV show honor, while Ozzy himself was named hero of the year. Teenage son Jack earned the worst haircut award at the ceremony (previously known as the Brat Awards). ...

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EDGUY Frontman Checks In With Latest Update

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Here I am to give you some updates on our beloved Metal machinery of EDGUY / AVANTASIA. First of all, I really wanna thank you for having put my little baby AVANTASIA to the top of all sales lists again. ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY To Include Bonus Track On Japanese CD

The Japanese version of the forthcoming BLACK LABEL SOCIETY album, "The Blessed Hellride", will contain a bonus track titled "F.U.N." . "The Blessed Hellride" is due on April 22 through Spitfire Records. The first single off the album, "Stillborn" (featuring a guest appearance by Ozzy Osbourne), is slated for release in the coming weeks. An ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: MICHAEL JACKSON Is Nuts!

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, no strangers to weird lifestyles, have issued a public appeal for Michael Jackson to get psychological help, according to the New York Post. Ozzy joked that he wasn't surprised at Jackson's complaint that his father beat him as a child. "If he'd been my kid, I would have whacked him, too ...

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METALLICA Address Bassist Rumors, Upcoming CD

On Wednesday (Feb. 5) after announcing the Summer Sanitarium 2003 Tour, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was asked about the vacant bassist position in the group and rumors of ex-MARILYN MANSON member Twiggy Ramirez or OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo joining. "It's not our job to... I hate to confirm or deny horseshit that they say," ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Las Vegas Gig Details Revealed!

OZZY OSBOURNE will perform a one-off show at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel's live concert venue, in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, March 14. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, Feb. 8 at 1:00 p.m. General admission, standing-room-only tickets are said to be priced at $153, and VIP Balcony seats are priced at $303. The ...

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OZZY And NASCAR?

Negotiations are reportedly underway for an "Ozzy Osbourne" car to race in a live NASCAR Winston Cup event. No further information is available at this time. ...

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Hip Hop Organization Boycotting PEPSI Over OSBOURNES Ad

Angered at Pepsi for placing foul-mouthed Ozzy Osbourne in a Super Bowl commercial only months after yanking rapper Ludacris for his vulgar language, hip-hop icon Russell Simmons said Tuesday he will announce this weekend plans for a boycott against the soft drink giant, accusing Pepsi of applying a double standard. "The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Perform Special Gig In Vegas

OZZY OSBOURNE is set to perform a special show in Las Vegas in March. No further details are available at this time. As a result of this booking, the previously announced BLACK LABEL SOCIETY concert dates will be rerouted and possibly postponed, according to BLS's official web site. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY are led by current ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: Upcoming Dates Announced

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY have lined up the following dates during March/April: Mar. 13 – Orlando, FL @ Harley Davidson Bike Week Festival Mar. 14 - FL @ TBA Mar. 15 - FL @ TBA Apr. 03 – Las Vegas, NV @ Huntridge Theatre Apr. 04 – Tempe, AZ @ Bash on Ash Apr. 05 – ...

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