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JASON NEWSTED: 'BOB ROCK's No Bass Player'

METALLICA's forthcoming "St. Anger" album, the group's first since 1997's "Reload", features bass tracks courtesy of longtime producer Bob Rock, an accomplished musician whose own rock-star aspirations were documented on several CDs, including the largely-ignored self-titled 1992 LP from his now-defunct band ROCKHEAD. Although ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted believes that the group's decision to hire ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Denies KELLY Was Dropped Due To Low Record Sales

Sharon Osbourne has refuted press reports that Kelly Osbourne was dropped by Epic Records after her debut album, "Shut Up", sold fewer than 150,000 copies. According to the family's spokesperson, Sharon and Sony (Epic's parent company) mutually agreed that Kelly would jump ship after Tommy Mottola stepped down as Sony boss in January. It was ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Leave SONY RECORDS

Ozzy Osbourne is to leave the Sony record label after 23 years. The former BLACK SABBATH frontman decided to quit after the departure of the company's controversial boss, Tommy Mottola, in January. "It's an opportunity to start fresh," Sharon Osbourne, who manages her husband's career, told People magazine. "No one's done anything wrong," she continued. ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Dropped By EPIC RECORDS?

US Weekly reports that outspoken singer Kelly Osbourne has been silenced by her bosses — she's been dropped by her record company Epic. The 18-year-old daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne has reportedly been released from her contract after her debut album "Shut Up", sold fewer than 150,000 copies. A source told Us Weekly, "Sharon ...

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DEFTONES Singer: 'JACK OSBOURNE Seems Like A Nice Kid'

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno has rushed to Jack Osbourne's defense, calling him a "nice kid" and labelling Hollywood "weird". Ozzy Osbourne's 17-year-old son recently checked into the Las Encinas detox hospital in Pasadena, California after admitting he got "caught up" in a "drugs and alcohol" lifestyle. Jack also recently admitted the celebrity he had acquired ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE To BOB DOLE: 'You're A Twat!'

Kelly Osbourne has fired back at Bob Dole for using Jack Osbourne's recent entry into a rehab facility to bolster an argument against reality television. As part of his ongoing series of point-counterpoints with Bill Clinton on CBS' "60 Minutes", Dole asked, "Does Hollywood still think Ozzy Osbourne is funny now that he's shipped his ...

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BOB DOLE's No Fan Of 'The Osbournes'

The following item was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: Bob Dole has just discovered the Osbournes — and he hates them. PAGE SIX has learned that the curmudgeonly also-ran will blast Ozzy and his spawn on Sunday's "60 Minutes". In his ongoing series of point-counterpoints with Bill Clinton, Dole asks, ...

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JACK OSBOURNE: 'I Got Caught Up In My New Lifestyle'

Jack Osbourne says that he got carried away with drugs and alcohol and decided to check into rehab to seek out treatment before it became too late. "I got caught up in my new lifestyle," Jack told People magazine on his fourth day of treatment. "Once I realized this, I voluntarily checked myself into a ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Enter Billboard Chart At #50!

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's "The Blessed Hellride" has entered the Billboard Pop Album chart at position #50 with almost 20,000 copies sold in its first week of release. The reaction to BLACK LABEL SOCIETY mainman Zakk Wylde's new album has gone through the roof. The first single, "Stillborn", featuring a guest appearance by Ozzy Osbourne, is ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Blames Herself For JACK's Rehab Stint

According to today's Sun, Sharon Osbourne has said that she is to blame for her son, Jack Osbourne, checking himself into a rehab clinic. "Sharon Osbourne blames herself for son Jack being in rehab — saying she should have kept him out of the TV show about her family," says the newspaper. The paper reports ...

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OSBOURNE Family Spokesperson: OZZY's Son Realized He Needed Help

According to Osbourne family publicist Lisa Vega, Jack Osbourne entered a Los Angeles-area rehabilitation center for treatment of drug and alcohol abuse last week after confiding in both parents, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, that he needed help. "Not very many 17-year-olds have the wherewithal to realize that they have a problem, nor do they have ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Son In Rehab

The Sun has published photos of Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon allegedly visiting son Jack at the Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, California, where the young Osbourne is said to be being treated for an undisclosed addiction. The pair looked shocked when they came face-to-face with Jack at the private clinic. Then they cuddled ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: Long Island In-Store Announced

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde will be making an in-store appearance at Slipped Disc Records in Valley Stream, New York on Sunday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's March 29 show in Ventura, California was filmed for the group's upcoming live DVD, "Broozed, Boozed & Broken-Boned", tentatively due in June. While ...

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METALLICA To Host Premier Edition Of Resurrected 'Headbanger's Ball'

METALLICA will be hosting the premiere edition of the resurrected "Headbanger's Ball" on Saturday, May 10 at 10:00 p.m. on MTV2. In other news, RockOnTV.com has listed appearances by AEROSMITH, KORN, AVRIL LAVIGNE, LIMP BIZKIT, LINKIN PARK, LISA MARIE PRESLEY, STAIND, and SUM 41 as part of the upcoming MTV "mtvICON" special dedicated to METALLICA, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Sees Net Worth Skyrocket

The Sun reports Ozzy Osbourne has doubled his worth to $135 million following the huge success of the family's reality television show "The Osbournes". Ozzy and wife Sharon, 49, are now Britain's 23rd wealthiest music stars, according to this year's Sunday Times Rich List, which is published this weekend. ...

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METALLICA To Play Four Free Shows In San Francisco

METALLICA will be playing four free shows at the world-famous Fillmore Theater in San Francisco on May 18, 19, 21, and 22. The only way you can be there is to win tickets through the MetClub (the official METALLICA fan club), or by listening to your local radio station. (Note: Not all stations will have ...

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H.I.M.: Riding High On European Charts

H.I.M. have entered the Finnish and German Pop Album charts at position #1 with their latest release, "Love Metal". The group's fourth full-length album has also debuted at #11 in Sweden, #4 in Switzerland and #55 in the U.K. The follow-up to 2001's "Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights", "Love Metal" marks a return to a ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Changes His Mind About Going Into Rehab

Ozzy Osbourne reportedly admitted he had too much to drink on April 5 — and told wife Sharon he wanted to go back into rehab. But once Ozzy sobered up, he changed his mind. "I'm not going into rehab right now," Ozzy told The National Enquirer. "I'm fine. "What happened is that on Saturday I ...

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COLIN FARRELL To Play OZZY OSBOURNE In Upcoming Biopic?

Irish bad boy Colin Farrell has become the front-runner to portray Ozzy Osbourne in a film about the rocker's life. When reports first surfaced about the Ozzy film last year, Sharon Osbourne had named Johnny Depp as her pick for her husband's role. However, Farrell has been identified as the choice of execs at Paramount ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE: 'OZZY Is A Lover, Not A Fighter'

"Celebrity Justice" spoke with Sharon Osbourne after she was allegedly punched by Renee Tab, a 26-year-old who works at the mighty ICM talent agency in Hollywood. Sharon was asked how hubby Ozzy Osbourne reacted to the incident, "My husband is a lover, not a fighter," she said. "And he's always had this saying — violence ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Seeks 'Celebrity Justice'

Sharon Osbourne is set to appear on the television show "Celebrity Justice" Tuesday (April 15), according to MTV.com, to tell her version of how an altercation with a talent agent left her with a fist-size bruise on the left side of her face. "I honestly thought my jaw was broken," Osbourne says on the program. ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Feels Responsible For THE USED's Popularity

Kelly Osbourne opened up about her failed relationship with THE USED frontman Bert McCracken to Josh Bell of Las Vegas Weekly. Asked if she felt responsible for THE USED's popularity, she said "yes" and explained, "It bothers me because certain members of that band blame me. And I think that is a big reason why ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Says He 'Loves' CRADLE OF FILTH

KORN vocalist Jonathan Davis says that he is looking forward to seeing second-stage headliners CRADLE OF FILTH at this year's Ozzfest. "I love that band," Davis said. "It's some English grind-core, death metal. It's just funny they all look like vampires, and I love their T-shirts. Like, they have nuns masturbating and 'Jesus Is A ...

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UPDATED: SHARON OSBOURNE Assaulted!!

Sharon Osbourne was "viciously assaulted" Thursday night at a Los Angeles restaurant where she was having dinner with her family, a spokesperson for the Osbournes has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Osbourne was allegedly attacked by Renée Tab, a junior agent at ICM, who was previously accused by Sharon and Ozzy of crashing their New Year's Eve ...

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H.I.M. To Play Seven Shows In Helsinki

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have lined up a seven-show run at Helsinki's Semifinal Club during April 24-30. There will be 120 tickets at 10 euros each available from the Tiketti outlet. Tiketti's email is [email protected] and phone in Finland is 0600 11616 (66 cents per minute plus local charge). H.I.M.'s new album, "Love Metal", is ...

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FRED DURST, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Keep Their Distance At Playboy Bash

Us Weekly reports Britney Spears rivals Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC and LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst were both at Hugh Hefner's seventy-seventh birthday party at the Playboy Mansion in L.A., and "they spent the entire night at opposite sides of the party," according to a guest. Among those mingling in their pajamas were David Schwimmer, ...

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