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Report: Top-Grossing OZZFEST Shows Of All Time (1996-2003)

As part of a special spotlight on the Osbournes in the current issue of Billboard, the magazine has compiled a list of the top 10 highest-grossing Ozzfest shows in the travelling festival's eight-year history. Since its inaugural run in 1996, Ozzfest has grossed a staggering $146.5 million from 236 shows that have drawn 3.8 million ...

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ZERAPHINE To Support H.I.M. In Germany

German "gothic rock" outfit ZERAPHINE, featuring former DREADFUL SHADOWS singer Sven Friedrich, have been confirmed as main support on H.I.M.'s upcoming March/April tour of Germany. There will also be a local support band in each city selected from the entries to the Jägermeister band pool competition. The support at the other European shows will be ...

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CENTURY MEDIA Brings Metal To The Masses

On November 18, the Century Family brings the metal back to the masses with a specially priced double-disc set. This compilation, "Metal For The Masses Volume II", is exclusively available at all Hot Topic retail outlets nationwide and features one 20-track disc clocking in over 75 minutes with new tracks from such groundbreaking and up ...

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SCARVE: New Album To Be Released In Limited-Edition Digipak

France's SCARVE will release their third album, "Irradiant", in a special, limited-edition digipak version, featuring loads of bonus stuff, including the video for "Emulate The Soul". The follow-up to 2002's "Luminiferous" was recorded at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) and features ...

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KAIZEN Begin Work On New Material

French metalcore act KAIZEN have started writing material for the follow-up to this year's "Clear the Path", tentatively due in late 2004 through XIII Bis Records. So far, the band have secured distribution deals in France, Scandinavia, U.K., and Switzerland, and will shortly make their debut album available in Spain and Russia. The group also ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Tour Report, Live Video Clips Posted Online

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist Ron Jarzombek, who recently completed a seven-date run as part of ex-MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's backing band on the Guitarevolution tour (also featuring former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick and original MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland), has posted the following tour report on his official web site: "This whole adventure started with me sending ...

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KORN To Release 'Take A Look In The Mirror' In November

KORN plan to release their sixth album, "Take A Look In The Mirror", in November. "We've got that spark in us again," frontman Jonathan Davis told Rolling Stone. "This is a really aggressive record. More edgy. The last record we were experimenting. This album is back down to the basics and heavy grooves and getting ...

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SCARVE Name New CD

France's SCARVE have set "Irradiant" as the title for their third album, tentatively due in January 2004 through Listenable Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Luminiferous" was recorded at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) and features a guest appearance by DEFLESHED vocalist/bassist ...

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THE DREAMING Sign Top Management Deal

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall and ex-STAR 69 members Johnny Haro (drums) and Warren Huart (guitar), have signed a management deal with Rob McDermott of Andy Gould Management (LINKIN PARK, ROB ZOMBIE). The band, who are currently unsigned, have reportedly been demoing material with producer/engineer Bryan Carlstrom (who ...

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SCARVE Complete Work On New CD

France's SCARVE have completed the recording sessions for their third album at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.). The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "Luminiferous" is due in January 2004 through Listenable Records. According to a post on the band's web site, the ...

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SEVENDUST: 'Enemy' MP3 Available For Download

A brand-new SEVENDUST track, titled "Enemy", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Enemy" comes off the group's forthcoming album, tentatively titled "Seasons", due on October 7 through TVT Records. As previously reported, SEVENDUST recorded 17 tracks during the sessions for the new CD at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with ...

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SEVENDUST To Hold Listening Sessions For New CD On Upcoming Tour

In lieu of an opening act on their upcoming acoustic tour, SEVENDUST will be holding listening sessions for their new album, "Seasons", prior to taking the stage at each venue. As previously reported, SEVENDUST recorded 17 tracks during the sessions for the new CD at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71). ...

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SEVENDUST Announce Opening Acts, Acoustic Tour Dates

SEVENDUST have tapped ELEMENT EIGHTY and PRESENCE to support them on their upcoming headlining tour, tentatively set to kick off on August 14 in New Orleans, Lousiana. In addition, the band have announced several acoustic dates in September. The group's touring itinerary now looks as follows: w/ ELEMENT EIGHTY, PRESENCE: Aug. 14 - New Orleans, ...

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SEVENDUST Scrap 'Seasons' As Album Title

SEVENDUST have reportedly scrapped "Seasons" as the title for their fourth full-length studio album, tentatively due in October through TVT Records. A new title for the CD has yet to be announced. As previously reported, SEVENDUST have recorded 17 tracks during the sessions for the upcoming album at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch ...

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DROWNING POOL Make Live Debut With New Singer

DROWNING POOL, the platinum-selling Texans who have spent the past few months recovering from the death of frontman Dave Williams, made their live debut with new singer Jason "Gong" Jones at Curtain Club in Dallas Thursday night (July 17). The group reportedly previewed a number of songs from their forthcoming Wind-Up release, including a track ...

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SEVENDUST Announce Headlining Tour

SEVENDUST have announced the details of their upcoming headlining tour in August. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 19 - Nashville, TN @ Havana Lounge (NAMM show) Aug. 14 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Aug. 15 - Chattanooga, TN @ Cricket Pavillion Aug. 16 - Jackson, MS @ Crazy Eight's ...

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SEVENDUST Name New Album

SEVENDUST have set "Seasons" as the title for their fourth full-length studio album, tentatively due in October through TVT Records. The band have recorded 16 tracks during the sessions for the upcoming CD at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71). Around 12-13 songs will end up on the final CD, which ...

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CANDLEMASS' LEIF EDLING: Doom Hard With A Six-Pack

CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling (bass) has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "DOOM HARD FESTIVAL "After the usual stop (and the usual first Heineken) at Schiphol, the band took off to the Rock Hard Festival somewhere in Germany. Great site in an outside amphitheatre with a river just behind the stage. ...

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PANTERA's DIMEBAG, VINNIE Jam With DISTURBED At Dallas OZZFEST

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul (along with members of DROWNING POOL) joined DISTURBED onstage at Dallas' Smirnoff Music Centre Sunday night (June 29) for a rendition of PANTERA's "Walk". Dimebag and Vinnie are in the process of mixing the debut album from their new band, NEW FOUND POWER, for a tentative late ...

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DROWNING POOL: New Singer Found?

DROWNING POOL are strongly rumored to have recruited ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to fill the singer slot in the group left vacant by the death of Dave Williams. A native of Los Angeles, Jones, 29, is believed to have spent the past few weeks in Dallas, Texas writing and demoing new material with ...

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SUKI JONES To Become ADLER'S APPETITE

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, will be officially changing their name to ADLER'S APPETITE. According to The Official Steven Adler Fan Site, "Steven said that so many ...

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Hard Rock Musicians Get Charitable

Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW), Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Tommy Lee (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE), and Steven Adler (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) are among the hard rock musicians scheduled to appear Saturday night (May 31) at the "Meatloaf & Friends All Star Jam & Pool Party" at Skin at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be ...

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