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SHARON OSBOURNE: 'OZZY Will Die A Tortured Soul'

Sharon Osbourne is featured on the cover of the August issue of Ladies' Home Journal, which hits newsstands tomorrow (July 9). In the accompanying interview, Sharon offers some interesting insights into husband Ozzy Osbourne. "As funny and robust and bat-biting as people may think he is, Ozzy has the lowest self-esteem you've ever seen, and ...

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SYSTEMATIC: 'Breakable' Video Posted Online

SYSTEMATIC's video for the track "Breakable" has been posted online at this location (26.3 MB). "Breakable" comes off the band's sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn", which was released in April through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first effort to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John ...

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BRITNEY Explains Her Side In FRED DURST Link-Up

Britney Spears gave a tell-all interview to Us Weekly magazine where she responded to the talk that had her linked to LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst — talk fueled mostly by Durst himself in online postings about Spears. "Fred and I worked together for a couple of days," Britney explained. "Justin [Timberlake] and I had ...

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SEX PISTOLS: North American Tour Dates Announced

Punk rock legends SEX PISTOLS will embark on a two-week tour of North America in late August/early September. The band's original line-up — John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten, vocals), Steve Jones (guitar), Paul Cook (drums) and Glen Matlock (bass) — will visit a mix of amphitheaters, clubs and concert halls, and will conclude the tour ...

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SEX PISTOLS To Reunite For North American Tour

Punk veterans the SEX PISTOLS will reunite for a North American this summer. The legendary outfit have confirmed two shows for August, and are expected to announce more dates in the coming weeks. But, according to frontman John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten), the band will never write or record another original song. He told Rolling ...

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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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HALFORD Guitarist To Play National Anthem At Soccer Match

HALFORD/PAINMUSEUM guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak will be playing tribute to the red, white and blue when he handles the national anthem duties at the MetroStars MLS soccer match on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. "I wanted to do something to show my support for all those young metal heads in ...

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SKID ROW: New Album Delayed

SKID ROW have been forced to delay the release of their new album, "Thickskin", to August 5. "Seems that this delay is thanks to distributor ADA wanting to properly get the disc in stores," reads a posting on the unofficial SKID ROW web site SkidRow.net. "The guys aren't too happy about it because ...

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SUKI JONES To Play Vegas Next Week

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 performing at The Railhead (Boulder Station) in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, June 13. For more information, call (702) 432-7777. ...

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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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SYSTEMATIC Film Video For 'Breakable'

SYSTEMATIC have recently finished filming a video for the track "Breakable" from the band's sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn". "Breakable" will likely be the second single from the album, which was released in April through Elektra Records. "Pleasure To Burn" — the group's first effort to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE/DREAM THEATER: Final Itinerary Announced

The final itinerary has been released for the forthcoming North American tour co-headlined by QUEENSRŸCHE and DREAM THEATER. The trek, which will include FATES WARNING in the "special guest" slot, will hit the following cities in June/July/August: Jun. 23 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless (QR) Jun. 24 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater (QR) ...

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SKID ROW To Release 'Thickskin' In July

SKID ROW have set a July 22 release date through Skid Row Records for their new album, "Thickskin". " 'Thickskin' has been two years in the making. We're very excited about this, especially since it's the first SKID ROW record for [singer] Johnny [Solinger] and [drummer] Phil [Varone]," said bassist Rachel Bolan. "It took a ...

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JIMMY PAGE Says LED ZEPPELIN Reunion Has Not Been Discussed

Former LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page recently told Launch that work on the new ZEPPELIN DVD and live album have kept him so busy that he hasn't discussed a reunion with singer Robert Plant or bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones. "The members of the group have not discussed, if you can believe this...with all the other ...

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SPINESHANK: New Live Photos Posted Online

SPINESHANK performed a headlining set at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, California on May 21. Check out live pictures here. SPINESHANK will release their new album, "Self-Destructive Pattern", on July 15 through Roadrunner Records. "Self Destructive Pattern" was produced by Garth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE, KITTIE) and was mixed by Jay ...

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SUKI JONES: Live Photos Posted Online

MB Imaging has posted photos of SUKI JONES performing live in Albany and Long Island earlier in the month. Check them out: Albany, Long Island. SUKI JONES is 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, ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Appear On WILLIE NELSON TV Special

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler is among the featured guests on USA Network's "Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin'", a 70th birthday celebration for a self-proclaimed old-fashioned musical man, who, to many of his fans, represents a breathing symbol of America. The show, which is set to air Monday night (May 26) at 9:00 p.m. ...

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ADEMA To Issue 'Unstable' In August

ADEMA, the California-based group featuring Jonathan Davis' little half-brother Marky Chavez, have completed work on their second full-length album, "Unstable", due on Aug. 19 through Arista Records. In advance of the "Unstable" single, scheduled for radio adds on June 23, ADEMA will hit the road for six weeks of headlining U.S. dates. Shows kick off ...

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BRITNEY Leaves Threatening Phone Messages For FRED DURST

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst tells Rolling Stone magazine that after he blabbed about his fling with Britney Spears on "The Howard Stern Show", Spears called to say: "Fred, you better watch your back, because you are seriously fucked." Fred chuckled, "It's so funny. I saved them all just in case I ever need them." ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Live DVD & CD Sets To Ship Multi-Platinum

With anticipation building to a feverish pitch in advance of the imminent release of the eagerly awaited LED ZEPPELIN live recordings, Atlantic Records has announced that "Led Zeppelin DVD", a two-DVD set, will be shipping quadruple-platinum in the U.S. alone, and "How The West Was Won", a three-CD set, will ship platinum. "The enormous pre-release ...

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P.O.D. Name New Album

P.O.D. have reportedly set "Payable On Death" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due on Nov. 4 through Atlantic Records. The upcoming album will be the group's first since the departure of guitarist Marcos Curiel, who has been replaced with former LIVING SACRIFICE axeman Jason Truby. Producer Howard Benson (MOTÖRHEAD, COLD, REVEILLE, SEPULTURA) told ...

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LED ZEPPELIN DVD To Be Screened In Movie Theaters

LED ZEPPELIN's five-hour, double-disc "Led Zeppelin DVD" will be screened in eight U.S. movie theaters on the night of its May 27 release to retail. The events are being coordinated by Atlantic Records with Loews Cineplex and Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks. On the same day, Atlantic will also release the triple-disc album "How the ...

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P.O.D.: Energized And Reborn

P.O.D. are currently in the recording studio with producer Howard Benson, who worked on the band's last album, "Satellite", and their 1999 breakthrough LP, "The Fundamental Elements of Southtown". They've started laying down drum tracks for 17 new songs for an album that's scheduled to come out November 4. "We went into the studio with ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE/DREAM THEATER: More Dates Announced

More dates have been released for the forthcoming North American tour co-headlined by QUEENSRŸCHE and DREAM THEATER. The trek, which will include FATES WARNING in the "special guest" slot, will hit the following cities in June/July: Jun. 23 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless (QR) Jun. 24 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater (QR) Jun. ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's DURST Working On Solo Project

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst recently told Rolling Stone magazine that he's been working on a solo project. "It's called PACIFICA," he said. "It's very Eighties. I don't want to say it sounds like HOWARD JONES or A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS. Maybe it sounds like DURAN DURAN or SOFT CELL — this will be a ...

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Former SKUNK ANANSIE Guitarist To Issue Solo Album

Former SKUNK ANANSIE guitarist Ace will issue his long-awaited solo album, "Still Hungry", on June 23 through West 46th Records/Snapper Music. Among the guest musicians appearing on the CD are MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister, ONE MINUTE SILENCE's Brian "Yap" Barry and SKINDRED's Benji. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Jet To ...

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