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KORN's "Untouchables" Debuts At #2 On Billboard Pop Album Chart!

KORN shifted in excess of 434,000 copies of their latest effort, entitled Untouchables, since the album's release on June 11th, according to Soundscan, landing the quintet at position #2 on next week's Billboard Pop Album chart. As strong as KORN's first-week numbers were, they were not enough to beat EMINEM, whose The Eminem Show ended ...

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"THE OSBOURNES" Dolls Coming To A Store Near You

Among the onslaught of OZZY OSBOURNE-related items that are due to surface on the market shortly will be an extensive line of bobble-head dolls depicting Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly, and Jack Osbourne. There are four different dolls for each family member—7-inch talking and non-talking models, 3-inch mini-bobbles, and bobble-head pens—with Ozzy's talking model saying, "I love ...

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METALLICA, KORN, OZZY Among 2001's Top-Earning Music Stars

METALLICA, KORN, OZZY OSBOURNE, TOOL, LIMP BIZKIT, and AEROSMITH are among the artists included in Rolling Stone magazine's list of top-earning music stars last year (2001). While admitting that calculating the earnings of famous people involves some "estimation and guesswork", the magazine said it compiled the numbers through conversations with music industry insiders, such as ...

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"THE OSBOURNES" To Hit Non-Cable TV In Canada

The Osbournes, the reality sitcom about former BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne and his colorful family life, currently available to Canadian viewers only via digital cable or satellite dishes, will now have a home on the CTV network, which will air the second season of the popular MTV-produced reality series. According to a press release ...

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GOLDEN JUBILEE CD To Be Made Available Later This Month

A recording of the Golden Jubilee rock concert, held last week at London's Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne, will go on sale later this month to raise money for charity. The British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) said The Party at the Palace album, featuring such artists as OZZY OSBOURNE ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI And...PHIL COLLINS?!

OZZY OSBOURNE's backing band on a rendition of BLACK SABBATH's "Paranoid" at this weekend's Queen of England's Golden Jubilee celebration consisted of SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Pino Palladino, and none other than ex-GENESIS mainman Phil Collins on drums. No, we're not kidding. In related news, BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward gave an excellent interview ...

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Ex-OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer To Offer Lessons On The Road

Former OZZY OSBOURNE drummer Brian Tichy will be offering private drum and/or guitar lessons while on tour this July and August throughout the US and Canada as the percussionist for BILLY IDOL. "Unfortunately a drum set will not be available in the hotels," writes Tichy on his web site, "but there is still plenty that ...

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Poll: THE OSBOURNES Are In Danger Of Overexposure

OZZY OSBOURNE and his family are in danger of media overexposure, according to 58% of voters taking part in a recently completed Billboard.com poll. Out of 5,302 respondents, 31% believe that the family's television show, the Ozzfest concert tour, book deals, and a seemingly endless stream of media appearances have tarnished their initial appeal. An ...

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OZZY Guitarist Suffering From "Mental And Physical Exhaustion"

OZZY OSBOURNE's representatives have finally issued an official explanation for the cancellation of the remaining dates of the European leg of Ozzfest 2002. It reads as follows: "The remaining dates of the European leg of Ozzfest 2002 have been cancelled to allow guitarist Zakk Wylde to return home early to recuperate from mental and physical ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE And Family Sign Master Licensing Deal

OZZY OSBOURNE and family have signed a master licensing deal with Signatures Network in San Francisco to allow the firm to market hundreds of OZZY OSBOURNE products, including backpacks, notebooks, caps, wallets, hosiery, loungewear, stickers, dart boards and action figures. Prices will range from 50 cents for a magnet to more than $40 for a ...

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OZZFEST Europe Cut Short After OZZY Guitarist Falls Ill

All remaining European Ozzfest dates have been cancelled after OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde was suddenly taken ill and flown back home to the US to receive treatment for an as-yet-undisclosed ailment. The following Ozzfest shows have now been officially cancelled: Jun. 08 - Zurich, SWI @ Hallenstadion Jun. 10 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Valby ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Slapped With Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

OZZY OSBOURNE has been slapped with a trademark infringement lawsuit accusing the singer of stealing an idea for a T-shirt, according to Allstar. In the suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday, May 28th, T-Shirt Hell, Inc., is claiming its T-shirt design reading "Fuck My Family I'm ...

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S.O.D. Bassist DANNY LILKER: The Band Is Over

Despite S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano's well-publicized attempts to resurrect the group with an all-new line-up following the "firing" of guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante, there will be no further recordings or live appearances from the band, according to bassist Danny Lilker. "I spoke with Bill, and he is no longer going to attempt ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DEREK SHERINIAN Trade Guest Appearances

Former DREAM THEATER keyboardist Derek Sherinian has finished tracking his parts for the forthcoming YNGWIE MALMSTEEN CD, entitled Attack, which is currently being recorded in Miami, Florida for a late summer release through Spitfire Records. According to Derek, "[Yngwie] was very specific in what he wanted, which unfortunately did not include any keyboard solos. But... ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Cancels Irish OZZFEST Appearance

OZZY OSBOURNE cancelled his performance at Ozzfest in Ireland on Saturday due to a throat infection. OSBOURNE had played at Castle Donington in the UK the night before and was apparently not feeling well enough the next day to perform. The rest of the bands on the Ozzfest bill—including TOOL, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Announce New Bassist, Possible OZZFEST Appearances

Florida female-fronted act WYKKED WYTCH have been rejoined by bassist Thamuz, who has re-located from his native Philadelphia to hook up with the band during the writing sessions for their third full-length album, entitled Cursed Destiny. Among the cuts already completed for the upcoming CD are "Farewell", "Where I Died" and the projected title track. ...

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"THE OSBOURNES" To Make UK Debut On Sunday

The Osbournes, the reality sitcom about former BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne and his colorful family life, will debut in England at 10:00 PM local time on Sunday, May 26th, MTV has confirmed. The show was supposed to have premiered on May 19th, but was pulled just days before its scheduled debut because of "contractual ...

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TED NUGENT Clarifies "THE OSBOURNES" Criticism

Ted Nugent has attempted to clarify his previously-published comments about The Osbournes show, which drew the ire of Ozzy and Sharon at last week's press conference in New York. As previously reported, Nugent had told the New York Post, "I think it's an indictment to the soullessness of modern man that we get a kick ...

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DEREK SHERINIAN's Upcoming Solo Effort To Feature Host Of Name Musicians

Yngwie Malmsteen, Billy Sheehan, Tony Franklin (ex-BLUE MURDER/THE FIRM), Al DiMeola, Zakk Wydle, Brian Tichy (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE) and Simon Philips are among the artists scheduled to make guest appearances on the forthcoming solo album from former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian. As yet untitled, the effort is due in September. ...

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FLAW's New Video Added To MTV2's Regular Rotation

FLAW's video for their latest single, "Whole", has been added into regular rotation on MTV2. The clip will air several times a day beginning May 20th. As with many of the tracks off of the band's Republic/Universal Records debut, Through the Eyes, "Whole" was inspired by real-life personal turmoil—in this case, the suicide of singer ...

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