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BOB DAISLEY Explains Merits Of OSBOURNES Lawsuit

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are scheduled to go to trial in Los Angeles on February 18th, 2003 in their long-running dispute with former bandmembers Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake. Bassist Daisley and drummer Kerslake, who recorded 1980's Blizzard Of Ozz and 1981's Diary Of A Madman, have been suing the Osbournes for 20 years regarding ...

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CARMINE APPICE Speaks Out On "THE OSBOURNES" And Friendship With OZZY

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER drummer Carmine Appice still considers Ozzy his friend despite the fact that Sharon Osbourne fired him from the group under acrimonious circumstances back in 1984 (which eventually led to Appice suing the couple). In an interview with Electribasement.com's David L. Wilson, Carmine stated that "When I first saw [The Osbournes], I ...

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DEF LEPPARD Line Up Promo Appearances

DEF LEPPARD have lined up the following promo appearances (interviews and/or acoustic performances) during the coming days: Monday, July 22: Burbank, CA: · 03.00 PM PT: KIIS, Valentine Syndicated Show Wednesday, July 24: Dallas, TX: · 07:30 AM CT: KHKS · 08:30 AM CT: KDMX / Mix 102.9 (listen online) · 09:00 AM CT: KEGL ...

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BOB DAISLEY: "I Feel Sad About SHARON OSBOURNE's Illness"

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley bears no personal ill will towards Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne despite being involved in a long-running legal dispute with the couple. "I feel sad about [Sharon's battle with colon cancer], and I don't wish any negative outcome of it, or any of it," Daisley said. "I just hope she ...

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THE SERVANTS To Embark On Mini-Tour

San Francisco Bay Area's THE SERVANTS, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos, have lined up the following dates during August/September: Aug.15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound (w/MOUNTAIN) Aug. 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims (w/M.I.R.V., MANMADEGOD) Aug. 23 – Petaluma, CA @ The Phoenix Theatre (w/M.I.R.V.) Aug. 24 – Guerneville, CA ...

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BURN SEASON To Commence Pre-Production For Elektra Debut

Jacksonville, Florida's BURN SEASON (formerly SMAKT DOWN) will be heading to Hollywood, California's A&M Studios in early August with producer Bob Marlette (i.e. HALFORD, BLACK SABBATH, SALIVA, ALICE COOPER) to commence pre-production for their self-titled debut, due in spring of 2003 through Elektra Records. ...

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Ex-IMPELLITTERI Frontman Announces New Touring Guitarist

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock has added guitarist Bob Rossi to his touring band. The revamped line-up will make its live debut on Saturday, August 3rd at Lost and Found in Longwood, Florida. In other news, Rob Rock's band are currently in the studio working on two new albums at the same time—the new Rob ...

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BOB DAISLEY: Recent OZZY Reissues Are Insult To RANDY RHOADS' Memory

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley is continuing his fight in the court of public opinion over the fact that OZZY's early solo albums were recently re-issued with re-recorded bass and drum tracks courtesy of current OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Mike Bordin. Speaking to Chart Attack, Daisley acknowledged being responsible for all of ...

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METALLICA Celebrate Web Site Launch, "Audition" Bassists

METALLICA threw a party on Saturday, July 6th to belatedly celebrate the launch of their new web site. A hundred or so contest winners were invited, given the mandatory tours of the sites in the Bay Area, the studio and treated to seeing METALLICA bass player "auditions." 12 tried out for the coveted slot, and ...

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HARDLINE Complete Work On Comeback CD

Veteran hard rockers HARDLINE, led by brothers Johnny and Joey Gioeli, have completed work on their comeback album, entitled II, with producer Bob Burch for a September 23rd release through Frontiers Records. The full track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Hold Me Down 02. Y 03. Paralyzed 04. Face The Night 05. ...

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KISS Negotiating Record Deal With KOCH ENTERTAINMENT

KISS have reportedly been negotiating a new record deal with Koch Entertainment, who have had "many discussions with bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons" about a possible working relationship between the two parties, according to Indyhits.com. As previously reported, Simmons and partner Paul Stanley are said to have been working with producer Bob Ezrin on the act's next ...

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AVANTASIA's "The Metal Opera Part II" Due In October

The long-awaited second part of EDGUY main man Tobias Sammet's all-star project, AVANTASIA, will be released in North America in October. "I am proud to say that in between touring and sleeping a bit I managed to finish the last chapter of my huge dream," Tobias recently said. "It was really exciting to get back ...

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KISS Negotating With Large Indies, To Issue New Full-Length In 2003

Having recently parted ways with the Universal Records Group (i.e. Mercury/PolyGram), KISS' Gene Simmons has reportedly been talking to several large independent record labels—including Spitfire—about inking a new deal for the band. However, while recent speculation has centered around the release of the group's long-completed Alive IV project, it now appears that Simmons and partner ...

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DEE DEE RAMONE Reinvents Himself As A Painter

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Dee Dee Ramone has been a rapper and a ghost writer since leaving THE RAMONES, and now he's trying his hand as a painter. Dee Dee's art will figure in among works by John Lennon, David Bowie and Bob Dylan at "Rock ...

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KISS Officially Part Ways With UNIVERSAL RECORDS GROUP

KISS have officially parted ways with the Universal Records Group (i.e. Mercury/PolyGram) and currently seeking a new record deal, frontman Paul Stanley has confirmed. "After our long relationship with our record company, it seemed to be in our best interest to part ways and to look to all the options to decide where we go ...

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