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Sands Like OZZY OSBOURNE

icBirmingham reports that Ozzy Osbourne will spend the summer relaxing on the beach of his home city (Birmingham, England). To celebrate the launch of the Bullring's city beach, sand artist Andrew Baynes unveiled a sand sculpture of Ozzy and now visitors to the beach, will be able to pose next to Birmingham's legendary export. Check ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Writes 'Da Best Song Ever' For REVOLVER Magazine

"The guys from SONATA ARCTICA have 'Sopranos' fever, and nothing makes them happier than visiting New York City," writes Brian Stillman of Revolver magazine. And so starts the story of how two of Finland's favorite sons stopped in on the Revolver offices, stumbled over a portable recording unit, and recorded "Da Best Song Ever". To ...

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IMMORTAL: New York City Show Sold Out

Almost one month in advance, IMMORTAL's July 13, 2007 concert at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill has officially sold out (1,014 tickets sold as of presstime). Only around 200 tickets are still available for the July 15, 2007 show at the Avalon in Los Angeles, California via Ticketmaster and EnterTheVault.com. After 13 successful ...

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WIDOW: 'Nightlife' Full-Album Preview Available

Since the release of their first album "Midnight Strikes", Raleigh, North Carolina-based melodic metallers WIDOW represented a sort of melting-pot of the '80s hard rock / heavy metal culture and the modernity of melodic death metal mainly expressed by their fast guitar-riffing and vocals. Lyric-wise they always liked to play with werewolves and witches burnt ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Answers 'The Big Ones'; Video Available

Ozzy Osbourne made a guest appearance on British Channel 4's "Popworld" program on June 2 to answer "Alex Zane's Big Ones" — including whether it's difficult to build stairs, what a movie about his life will be called, what a strip club he'd open be called, his top tips for a healthy and balanced diet, ...

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Holland's BAROEG OPEN AIR Festival Cancelled

According to a posting on the LEGION OF THE DAMNED web site, the Baroeg Open Air festival, which was scheduled to take place August 26 at Baroeg in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has been cancelled. "Due to an incident that happened a few weeks ago, Baroeg has to close its doors for the upcoming three months, ...

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UNIVERSAL To Buy SANCTUARY For $88 Million

According to Reuters, Universal Music Group has agreed to buy struggling British rival Sanctuary for 44.5 million pounds ($88 million) to develop its merchandising, live agency and artist management businesses. Artist management, live booking and merchandising is a growth area within the industry and the acquisition will help diversify Universal's revenues, already the ...

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SIN DEALER To Release 'Dying To Live' In September

SIN DEALER, the band featuring members of SEA OF GREEN, SONS OF OTIS, EDWIN and PLASMA BLAST, have been busy recording their highly anticipated follow up to 2004's "13" six-song CD EP. Frontman Eric Kuthe comments, "We're all very pleased with the final mixes and we're just mastering the new CD right now. We really ...

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MANOWAR: 'Gods Of War Live' Track Listing Revealed

MANOWAR's new double live album, "Gods of War Live" will be released on July 6, 2007. This over-two-hour-long manifestation of pure power will feature the entire set list of the recently completed leg of the "Demons, Dragons and Warriors Tour 2007". The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Manowar 02. Call To ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's 'Black Rain' Goes Green

Launch Radio Networks reports: OZZY OSBOURNE's latest album, "Black Rain", is actually green. The album, which came out on May 22, was released in "eco-friendly" packaging, with the CD sleeve made out of recycled paper. In addition, the record came out without a booklet to further save paper, with the lyrics, credits and other inside ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE In Lithuania; Video Available

A fan-filmed video clip of OZZY OSBOURNE performing the song "Mama, I'm Coming Home" last night (Saturday, June 2) at Siemens Arena in Vilnius, Lithuania has been posted at YouTube. Video footage of "Mr. Crowley", also shot at last night's concert, is available here. A video interview with Ozzy and Sharon ...

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