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OZZFEST 2003: Fun For The Whole Family?

Katie Warchut of The Arizona Republic reports that Wednesday's (July 2) Ozzfest, an annual tour featuring OZZY OSBOURNE, MARILYN MANSON and KORN, didn't scare families away. It offered an odd mixture at the Cricket Pavilion in west Phoenix. While black-clad metal fans covered in mesh and with tattoos and piercings headed toward a side 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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SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA Sponsoring OZZFEST 2003

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced Wednesday (June 25) its sponsorship of the eighth annual Ozzfest 2003 tour. As sponsor for the third year in a row, Sony Computer Entertainment America will give consumers the opportunity to play the hottest new PlayStation(R)2 software titles at the show, the chance to win tickets to see Ozzfest ...

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JÄGERMEISTER Sponsors OZZFEST For The Fourth Consecutive Year

Continuing what has become one of the best pairings in hard rock history, Jägermeister Liqueur will once again sponsor Ozzfest, the most successful summer fest of all time! The hard-rocking liqueur has been sponsoring up-and-coming bands for the past eight years, and this year's Ozzfest is full of Jägermeister bands who have made a name ...

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OZZFEST 2003: San Antonio Set Times Announced

The official set times have been released for the inaugural stop of Ozzfest 2003 in San Antonio, Texas. They are as follows: Saturday, June 28 – San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Second Stage: 09:30 a.m. GRADE 8 09:55 a.m. DEPSWA 10:20 a.m. REVOLUTION SMILE 10:45 a.m. MOTOGRATER 11:10 a.m. MEMENTO 11:35 a.m. HOTWIRE ...

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'OFFEST' Featuring KORN A No-Go For New York

The KORN-headlined "Offest" show in Wantagh, New York, originally set for August 8, has been canceled. No reason was given for the cancellation. The Offest is a series of shows that occur on off-days from the Ozzfest tour. This year's line-up features Ozzfest bands KORN, DISTURBED, CHEVELLE, and THE REVOLUTION SMILE. Ozzfest is scheduled to ...

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Vocalist MATT BARLOW Leaves ICED EARTH!

Vocalist Matt Barlow has announced his departure from ICED EARTH in order to pursue a career doing administrative work for the Department of Homeland Security. The following is Barlow's official statement on the matter: "In December of last year, prior to ICED EARTH signing a new record deal, [ICED EARTH mainman] Jon [Schaffer] and I ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Singer Jams With ANTHRAX In Cleveland

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens joined ANTHRAX onstage during their appearance at Agora Theater in Cleveland on May 15. "Tim came down with his very pregnant wife Jeannie and [ANTHRAX singer] John [Bush] called him up on stage to do 'Madhouse' with us," guitarist Scott Ian wrote on ANTHRAX's official web site. "Ripper tore ...

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OIL Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Long Beach, California-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, have parted ways with bassist Matthew Joy and are currently seeking a replacement. "Upcoming album release shows or any other concert bookings will not be affected," states a message on the band's official web site. "Our friend — and smokin' bass player — ...

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'Headbanger's Ball' Comes Back To Life

The premiere edition of the resurrected "Headbanger's Ball" aired Saturday night (May 10) on MTV2. The first week's show was hosted by METALLICA and featured videos by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, GODSMACK, SUPERJOINT RITUAL and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, among others. The complete playlist for last night's "Headbanger's Ball" was as follows: Hour 1: 01. METALLICA - One 02. ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Holland's FIELDS OF ROCK Festival

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are the latest addition to the Fields of Rock festival, which is set to take place on June 15 at Goffertpark Fields in Nijmegen, Holland. Other artists set to appear at the event include METALLICA, LIMP BIZKIT, DEFTONES, MARILYN MANSON, DISTURBED, MUDVAYNE, MINISTRY, STONE SOUR, NILE, OPETH, PRONG, SUBWAY TO SALLY and ...

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SEPULTURA Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

Brazilian metallers SEPULTURA are the latest act to have been confirmed for the U.K.'s Download Festival, set to take place May 31-June 1 at Donington Park. Download Festival will highlight the best rock talent in the world today with more than fifty bands performing over two days on three stages. Other bands scheduled to appear ...

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EVANESCENCE Confirmed For Spain's FESTIMAD 2003 Festival

Little Rock, Arkansas-based EVANESCENCE are the latest act confirmed for Festimad 2003, a two-day event set to take place on May 30-31 at Parque de el Soto in Madrid, Spain. Other artists scheduled to appear at the festival include DEFTONES, DISTURBED, EVANESCENCE, H.I.M., MARILYN MANSON, SKIN (ex-SKUNK ANANSIE) and AUDIOSLAVE. For more information, visit the ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Says He 'Loves' CRADLE OF FILTH

KORN vocalist Jonathan Davis says that he is looking forward to seeing second-stage headliners CRADLE OF FILTH at this year's Ozzfest. "I love that band," Davis said. "It's some English grind-core, death metal. It's just funny they all look like vampires, and I love their T-shirts. Like, they have nuns masturbating and 'Jesus Is A ...

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GODSMACK's ERNA On The New Album: 'Nobody Else Is Doing What We're Doing'

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna is confident that the group's new album, "Faceless" (due April 8 through Republic/Universal Records), will help the band build upon the momentum created through the quadruple-platinum success of the group's debut and the double-platinum performance of its follow-up, "Awake". "Nobody's doing what we're doing on this record, I guarantee it," Erna ...

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DISTURBED, NICKELBACK, SALIVA, MANSON Get Certified

DISTURBED's 2000 debut, "The Sickness", has been certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales in excess of three million copies in the U.S. Also freshly-certified is NICKELBACK's "Silver Side Up", which has turned quintuple-platinum after shifting over five million units since its release in Sept. 2001. Other recent certifications include ...

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H.I.M. Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have been confirmed for the U.K.'s Download Festival, set to take place May 31-June 1 at Donington Park. Download Festival will highlight the best rock talent in the world today with more than fifty bands performing over two days on three stages. Other bands scheduled to appear at the event include ...

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MUSIC AS A WEAPON Tour To Result In Live CD

DISTURBED's current Music As A Weapon tour with CHEVELLE, TAPROOT and UNLOCO will result in a live record featuring album tracks from all four acts as well as some live versions of unreleased songs, according to Rolling Stone. "We just played one of those unreleased tracks, 'Dehumanized', for the first time," DISTURBED frontman David Draiman ...

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DECONSTRUCT To Open For DISTURBED In San Jose

DECONSTRUCT, the new Sacramento, California-based band featuring former HEATHEN/DIE KRUPPS drummer Darren Minter, vocalist Skitz, guitarist Joe Fraulob, and bassist Venessa, have been invited by DISTURBED to open the April 19 Music As A Weapon 2 concert at the San Jose Events Center in San Jose, California. TAPROOT and CHEVELLE are also scheduled to appear ...

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ZWAN Confirmed For Germany's ROCK AM RING, ROCK IN PARK Festivals

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals, scheduled to take place ...

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OZZFEST 2003: TRUST COMPANY Moved To Main Stage

According to the official Ozzfest newsletter, TRUST COMPANY — who were previously set to co-headline the second stage with CRADLE OF FILTH — have now been added to the main stage at this summer's traveling festival. As a result, Montreal's VOIVOD will go on right before second-stage headliners CRADLE OF FILTH at every show on ...

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