A spokesperson for Ozzfest has rejected as "false" a recent report which indicated that BLOODSIMPLE — the New York-based band featuring former members of VISION OF DISORDER, DOWNSET and MEDICATION — were a favorite to fill one of the "mystery band" slots on the second stage at this year's festival.

As previously reported, on Thursday (April 28) added a second "mystery band" slot to the lineup of acts performing on the Hot Topic second stage at this year's travelling festival.

Earlier this week, Ozzfest organizers announced that VELVET REVOLVER will be taking over for IRON MAIDEN as one of Ozzfest's main attractions when this year's festival hits Albuquerque, New Mexico, on August 23; IRON MAIDEN will be no-shows for the last seven dates of this summer's Ozzfest because of previous touring commitments they'd made overseas.


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