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OZZY OSBOURNE Makes Deathbed Vow To Cancer Mom

The following article appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: In an emotional deathbed vow, big-hearted rocker OZZY OSBOURNE kissed a single mom stricken with cancer and told her he'd fund every need of her teenage son, family members said yesterday. Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, made their dramatic promise exactly one week ...

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OZZY, SHARON OSBOURNE "Adopt" Cancer Orphan

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are opening their hearts and wallets to their daughter's best friend — who lost his mom to the same cancer Sharon is battling, according to the New York Post. Robert Marcato's mom, Regan, died last week at 36 of colon cancer. Now Ozzy and Sharon will "adopt" Robert, pay for his ...

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JACK OSBOURNE To Film "DAWSON'S CREEK" Cameo

Jack Osbourne, the son of Ozzy Osbourne and one of the stars of MTV's hit series The Osbournes, will film a cameo today (August 9th) for the WB Network series Dawson's Creek, according to Billboard. The 16-year-old will be at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina to film the spot. Duke is the site of ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Sharon Will Kick Cancer's Ass

OZZY OSBOURNE told the crowd at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan — the singer's first stop after returning to the post of headliner at this year's Ozzfest on Wednesday — that they were in wife/manager Sharon's thoughts, saying, "She's right here (in spirit)...I love you guys." Osbourne also updated his fans on ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Tops Guitar Greats Poll

Rock legend JIMI HENDRIX has been voted the greatest guitarist of all time in a poll of readers of UK music magazine Total Guitar. LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page came in at number two, while former CREAM member-turned-soloist Eric Clapton landed at three. Also appearing in the Top 20 are Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Eddie Van ...

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Nothing - MESHUGGAH

While MESHUGGAH have morphed from angular, frenetic death metal to something a more polyrhythmic, less chaotic sort of death metal band, they've picked up a lot of fans along the way. History has borne out that Sweden has one of the most prolific music scenes out there (helped, in no small part, by governmental support ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Sued Again Over "THE OSBOURNES"

OZZY OSBOURNE and wife/manager Sharon Osbourne were slapped with another lawsuit over the TV show The Osbournes, filed by a television production company on Tuesday, August 6th in Los Angeles Superior Court. Threshold TV, Inc. are suing the family, MTV, Viacom, Sony Pictures, Sony Music, Sony Signatures Network, and Monowise for "wrongful rip-off" of a ...

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BOB DAISLEY Explains Merits Of OSBOURNES Lawsuit

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are scheduled to go to trial in Los Angeles on February 18th, 2003 in their long-running dispute with former bandmembers Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake. Bassist Daisley and drummer Kerslake, who recorded 1980's Blizzard Of Ozz and 1981's Diary Of A Madman, have been suing the Osbournes for 20 years regarding ...

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OZZFEST 2002 Live CD: Track Listing Revealed

The running order for the Ozzfest 2002 Live CD has been finalized and a release date has been set for September 3rd through Columbia Records. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. OZZY OSBOURNE - War Pigs (BLACK SABBATH cover) 02. SYSTEM OF A DOWN - Needles 03. ROB ZOMBIE - ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Praises Producer's Contributions To New CD

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis recently commented on the contributions to the group's latest CD, Untouchables, of the album's producer Michael Beinhorn, a renowned studio wizard who's previously produced groups ranging from the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS to OZZY OSBOURNE. "What we did was like write heavy music in an orchestral style using different like movements, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Return To OZZFEST 2002 Sooner Than Expected

OZZY OSBOURNE will return to his post as the headliner of Ozzfest 2002 sooner than expected, according to MTV.com. Ozzy will resume his headlining slot on August 7th in Clarkston, Michigan, an Osbournes spokesperson has told MTV. The new restart date means Osbourne will only miss two dates of the tour: August 3rd in Columbus, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Top SPIN's All-Time Greatest Metal Album List

GUNS N' ROSES' 1987 debut release, Appetite For Destruction, took top position in Spin magazine's top 40 list of greatest heavy metal albums of all time, ahead of works by pioneering bands such as BLACK SABBATH and LED ZEPPELIN. The top five "greatest heavy metal albums of all time", as chosen by Spin magazine in ...

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ANDREW W.K.: SHARON OSBOURNE Is "Monolith Of Strength"

ANDREW W.K. recently commented on what it has been like on Ozzfest this year knowing that the tour's mastermind, Sharon Osbourne, is battling cancer. "Well I know everybody was freaked out about that. It was... I'm blown away by... She was running this thing from the hospital at times. I think everybody's really pulled together ...

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NEUROTICA Jump To OZZFEST 2002 Main Stage

Florida rockers NEUROTICA will move up to the main Ozzfest 2002 stage beginning with the August 3rd date at the Polaris Amphitheatre in Columbus, Ohio. The band will kick things off at 5:00 PM. Audience reaction to NEUROTICA's blistering set has been so intense that a few weeks ago tour organizers bumped up the band's ...

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MESHUGGAH Guitarist Speaks Out On OZZFEST 2002 Experience

MESHUGGAH guitarist Mårten Hagström recently spoke to MTV.com about the experience of playing the second stage at this year's Ozzfest and the unusual amount of support the band have received from other artists and musicians—a list that includes TOOL, SLAYER and SYSTEM OF A DOWN, among others. "I heard that Jack Osbourne really wanted us ...

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"THE OSBOURNES" To Be Made Available On DVD, Video

Miramax Films has reportedly signed The Osbournes TV series for DVD and video. Sharon Osbourne is said to have signed the deal after negotiating directly with Miramax chairman Harvey Weinstein. "As soon as I discussed this project with Harvey, I knew that Miramax was the right home for The Osbournes, said Sharon Osbourne in a ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer Comments On New BILLY IDOL Keyboardist, Unreleased BALL Album

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current BILLY IDOL drummer Brian Tichy recently commented on the addition of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Derek Sherinian to IDOL's summer touring line-up. Said Tichy: "There's a new keyboardist in the mix... It's none other than...the keyboardist's keyboardist... the hardest working keyboardist in the music business... the keyboardist with the full ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Takes Leave From OZZFEST To Be With Wife

OZZY OSBOURNE will leave his post as the headliner of his annual Ozzfest for three weeks to be with his wife Sharon as she battles cancer, according to MTV.com. Osbourne plans to leave the tour after Sunday's show in Atlanta to join his wife as she begins chemotherapy treatment. He hopes to return for the ...

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OZZY, SHARON OSBOURNE Slapped With Lawsuit Over MTV Show

Ozzy Osbourne and his wife/manager Sharon are being sued by a Hollywood producer who claims he originated the idea for the couples' successful family reality show on MTV, according to Launch. Producer Gary Binkow reportedly filed the lawsuit on Thursday, July 25th in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging that in 1998, he conceived and developed ...

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CARMINE APPICE Speaks Out On "THE OSBOURNES" And Friendship With OZZY

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER drummer Carmine Appice still considers Ozzy his friend despite the fact that Sharon Osbourne fired him from the group under acrimonious circumstances back in 1984 (which eventually led to Appice suing the couple). In an interview with Electribasement.com's David L. Wilson, Carmine stated that "When I first saw [The Osbournes], I ...

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BOB DAISLEY: "I Feel Sad About SHARON OSBOURNE's Illness"

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley bears no personal ill will towards Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne despite being involved in a long-running legal dispute with the couple. "I feel sad about [Sharon's battle with colon cancer], and I don't wish any negative outcome of it, or any of it," Daisley said. "I just hope she ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE: The Next OPRAH WINFREY?

Sharon Osbourne is about to ink a deal with King World Entertainment to do an "Oprah-esque" show, according to today's edition of the New York Post. Osbourne, who scored her family close to $20 million from MTV for another season of real-life television, just had surgery for colon cancer, but "that won't come in the ...

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Former MSG Frontman Announces New CD, Live Appearances

SILVER, the new British/German all-star project featuring Gary Barden (ex-MSG, vocals), Bernie Torme (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/GILLAN/DESPERADO, guitars), Don Airey (ex-MSG/ TEN), Michael Voss (ex-CASANOVA/currently in DEMON DRIVE, bass) and Marco Minnemann (ex-H-BLOCKX drums), will issue their new album, entitled Dreammachines, in September through Point Music Records. In other news, Voss and Barden will accompany CROWN OF ...

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