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OZZY OSBOURNE Takes Leave From OZZFEST To Be With Wife

OZZY OSBOURNE will leave his post as the headliner of his annual Ozzfest for three weeks to be with his wife Sharon as she battles cancer, according to MTV.com. Osbourne plans to leave the tour after Sunday's show in Atlanta to join his wife as she begins chemotherapy treatment. He hopes to return for the ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist Welcomes Newest Addition To Family

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY leader/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde and family welcomed their newest addition, Hendrix Halen Michael Rhoads Wylde, on Tuesday, July 9th, at 3:40 AM Pacific time. Hendrix is the third child in the Wylde clan. Zakk Wylde is already back at work rehearsing for Ozzfest 2002 which kicks off tomorrow night in Scranton, ...

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OZZY Guitarist Suffering From "Mental And Physical Exhaustion"

OZZY OSBOURNE's representatives have finally issued an official explanation for the cancellation of the remaining dates of the European leg of Ozzfest 2002. It reads as follows: "The remaining dates of the European leg of Ozzfest 2002 have been cancelled to allow guitarist Zakk Wylde to return home early to recuperate from mental and physical ...

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OZZFEST Europe Cut Short After OZZY Guitarist Falls Ill

All remaining European Ozzfest dates have been cancelled after OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde was suddenly taken ill and flown back home to the US to receive treatment for an as-yet-undisclosed ailment. The following Ozzfest shows have now been officially cancelled: Jun. 08 - Zurich, SWI @ Hallenstadion Jun. 10 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Valby ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DEREK SHERINIAN Trade Guest Appearances

Former DREAM THEATER keyboardist Derek Sherinian has finished tracking his parts for the forthcoming YNGWIE MALMSTEEN CD, entitled Attack, which is currently being recorded in Miami, Florida for a late summer release through Spitfire Records. According to Derek, "[Yngwie] was very specific in what he wanted, which unfortunately did not include any keyboard solos. But... ...

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DEREK SHERINIAN's Upcoming Solo Effort To Feature Host Of Name Musicians

Yngwie Malmsteen, Billy Sheehan, Tony Franklin (ex-BLUE MURDER/THE FIRM), Al DiMeola, Zakk Wydle, Brian Tichy (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE) and Simon Philips are among the artists scheduled to make guest appearances on the forthcoming solo album from former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian. As yet untitled, the effort is due in September. ...

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UK OZZFEST 2002: Stage Times Announced

The stage times for the UK edition of Ozzfest, which is scheduled to take place at Donington Park on May 25th, have been announced. These are subject to change: Main Stage OZZY OSBOURNE 8:45 PM - ? TOOL 7:15 - 8:30 PM SYSTEM OF A DOWN 5:45 - 7:00 PM SLAYER 4:40 - 5:30 PM ...

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SIXTY WATT SHAMAN Ready To Return In August With "Reason To Live"

Maryland's pure rock mystics SIXTY WATT SHAMAN have recently completed work on Reason To Live, their sophomore full-length for Spitfire Records. The album was recorded at Phase Studio in College Park, MD and produced by the band along with the masterful Scott Reeder (i.e. KYUSS, UNIDA, THE OBSESSED). This was Reeder's first experience working with ...

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OZZFEST Europe 2002 Update

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, featuring OZZY OSBOURNE guitarst Zakk Wylde, have been officially confirmed for the American and European legs of the upcoming Ozzfest 2002 festival tour. In other news, OZZY OSBOURNE, TOOL and an as-yet-undisclosed third band (presumably SYSTEM OF A DOWN) have been confirmed for the Polish stop of the tour, which will take ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Gets Down...And Out

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde was recently forced to scrap his scheduled promotional activities in Europe in support of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's 1919 Eternal CD after he missed his flight following a night of drinking. Not news, but funny nevertheless. ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Gets "Head" From Marshall

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde has had a Signature Amplifier Head issued by Marshall, featuring Zakk's signature bulls-eye graphic on the front panel. Product will be in extremely limited production (only 200 heads will be released in the U.S.). The details are follows: Product number: 2203ZW/JCM WYLDE Retail: $2,499.99 Appoximate Sale Price: $1,999.99 ...

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BROKEN HOPE To Record New CD In January

Illinois death metallers BROKEN HOPE have amicably parted ways with Martyr Music Group and are currently seeking a new record label. "The album has been written since last spring and we are eager to finally get it recorded," guitarist Brian Griffin commented. According to the group's official web site, drummer Jeff Bumgardner has re-located to ...

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Zakk Wylde's "Brewtally" White Christmas!

OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde's version of White Christmas can be downloaded in MP3 form from this location. In other news, look for Wylde's monthly column in Guitar World magazine covering the finer points of the lost art of brewtal lead guitar. The first of five installments appears in this month's issue. ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 22, 2001

As a result of a tremendous increase in traffic since the anthrax terrorist attacks started, ANTHRAX (the band) have decided to move their official web site to http://www.anthraxtheband.com. According to a statement issued by anthraxheband.com webmaster Brent, “we've been getting immense numbers of hits (at times greater than starwars.com got to download ...

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Archive News Oct 19, 2001

HATEBREED have issued an official statement regarding the recent cancellation of their involvement with the God Hates The World Tour, headlined by SLAYER, in order to concentrate on finishing up their major label debut, entitled Perseverance: “First off all, we as a band would like to sincerely apologize to everyone ...

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Archive News Oct 18, 2001

The official web site of the heavy metal band ANTHRAX at www.anthrax.com has reportedly received 8 million hits in the last two weeks, with 325,000 unique visitors connecting to the site in the wake of the recent anthrax bacteria terrorist scare that has sent fear and panic through the streets of America. ...

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Archive News Oct 04, 2001

A minor riot erupted at the conclusion of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's headlining show in Porto Alegre, Brazil on Tuesday, October 2nd, causing the band to storm off the stage and leaving the group's equipment vulnerable to damage as a result of the angry crowd throwing objects in protest over the way the concert ended. Here ...

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Archive News Sep 03, 2001

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett got up on stage to jam with METALLICA cover band CREEPING DEATH at Metallibash 2001, a METALLICA fan gathering which was held at San Francisco's Maritime Hall on Saturday, September 1st. According to reports, Ulrich and Hammett appeared at the event about 1 ½ hours into ...

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Archive News Aug 24, 2001

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the group's upcoming, as-yet-untitled studio album—the band's first for Beyond/BMG Records—and the preparation for the recording of a live album, which is scheduled to take place in Chicago on October 3rd: “Work on the record has been ...

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Archive News Aug 21, 2001

SLIPKNOT have reportedly been confirmed to play this year's Halloween show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City for the second year in a row. At the present time, no support acts have yet been announced, but MUDVAYNE and TYPE O NEGATIVE are rumored to be taking part in the night's festivities. In ...

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Archive News Aug 10, 2001 - update 2

Here is the full track listing for the upcoming third full-length CD from Finland's H.I.M. (His Infernal Majesty), entitled Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights, which is due to be issued in Europe via Supersonic/G.U.N. Records on August 27th:

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01. Salt In Our Wounds

02. Heartache Every Moment

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Archive News Jun 14, 2001

PANTERA's official Bulletin Board at www.pantera.com has been abuzz with speculation over a very controversial Phil Anselmo interview that was posted about a week ago on KNAC.com, only to be mysteriously removed from the site a couple of days later without explanation. The revealing interview, which was subsequently posted in its entirety by a fan ...

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