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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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H.I.M. To Play Pre-Launch Show In Germany

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have announced a pre-launch show for their upcoming album on March 8 at the Grosse Freiheit Club in Hamburg, Germany. This is the first time all songs featured on the forthcoming album will be performed live. The tickets are free and the group's official web site (www.heartagram.com) has 600 tickets for ...

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H.I.M. To Play One-Off London Gig

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have announced a special one-off show at the Mean Fiddler/Astoria in London, England on Saturday, May 3. H.I.M.'s new album, "Love Metal", is due on April 14 through BMG Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights" reportedly marks a return to a heavier sound for the group, who ...

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KELLY KEELING To Make Live Debut As Solo Artist

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) will make his first live appearance as a solo artist on Sunday, Feb. 23 at The Joint in Los Angeles, California. Keeling's upcoming solo debut will include guest appearances by Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO), Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE), Kerry Livgen ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'The Essential' CD Pushed Back

OZZY OSBOURNE's forthcoming two-disc "best of" set, titled "The Essential Ozzy Osbourne", has had its release date pushed back to Feb. 11 through Epic Records. "The Essential Ozzy Osbourne" reportedly features "digitally remastered" versions of the OZZY classics. There is no word yet if the compilation includes any songs from the "re-recorded" versions of OSBOURNE's ...

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OSBOURNES' PEPSI TWIST Commercial Posted Online

The 45-second commercial for the new lemon-flavored Pepsi Twist, featuring Ozzy Osbourne and his children, Jack and Kelly, along with a host of celebrities, has been posted online at this location. The commercial, which was shot last month in Los Angeles, shows the two Osbourne children "unwrapping" their faces to reveal they are ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Appear In Next 'Die Hard' Movie?

OZZY OSBOURNE is being tipped to play a baddie in the next "Die Hard" movie, according to www.megastar.co.uk. Osbourne will reportedly appear in the film alongside Britney Spears, who is being lined up to play Bruce Willis' daughter in the fourth burnt offering of the explosive film franchise. In other news, Pepsi is to premiere ...

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DROWNING POOL: 'We Are Not Looking For DAVE WILLIAMS II'

Since reconvening late last year, the surviving members of DROWNING POOL have written more than half a dozen instrumental songs, which drummer Mike Luce described to Rolling Stone as ranging from their heaviest material ever to a track that might be their lightest (tentatively titled "Pussy Control"). "The only thing that kept us positive was ...

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NY Daily News: 'THE OSBOURNES' In Danger Of Becoming A One-Off Wonder

The following article appeared in yesterday's (Jan. 21) edition of the New York Daily News: Viewers are growing weary of MTV's F-bomb-spewing "The Osbournes". Ratings for the reality series have fallen dramatically this season, putting it in danger of becoming a one-off wonder. "In the case of 'The Osbournes', this was an inevitability," said Prof. ...

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H.I.M. Set Release Date For 'Love Metal'

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have set an April 14 European release date through BMG Records for their new album, "Love Metal". The follow-up to 2001's "Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights" reportedly marks a return to a heavier sound for the group, who were criticized by some for pursuing an overly pop-flavored direction on their last ...

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DEF LEPPARD, THIN LIZZY To Tour North America Together

DEF LEPPARD and THIN LIZZY are in talks to tour North America together beginning in late February. Although no official announcement has yet been made on the matter, it is understood that the drummer slot in THIN LIZZY for the duration of the trek will likely be filled by either Rod Morgenstein (DIXIE DREGS, WINGER) ...

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First Season Of 'THE OSBOURNES' Coming On DVD

"The Osbournes - The First Season (Uncensored)" will be released on March 4 on DVD. It will include the following: - All 10 episodes of the first season with commentary - Never before seen, un-aired footage from six episodes - Four never-before-seen episodes - Commentary track. - "Too Oz for TV" - Blooper Reel - ...

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'KELLY OSBOURNE Is Obsessed With Me': CHRISTINA AGUILERA

Backstage at the American Music Awards on Jan. 13, Access Hollywood got to the bottom of the Christina Aguilera and Kelly Osbourne feud. "Personally I think she has a crush on me, because she seems so obsessed with talking about me," Christina told Access. It all started when Kelly made fun of Christina's Christmas CD ...

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METALLICA Bassist Search: Rumors Abound

Former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and current OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo is rumored to have made three trips to METALLICA's Bay Area headquarters in the recent weeks to audition for the vacant bassist slot in the group. Also said to have tried out for the band is former MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez, a close friend ...

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