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OZZY OSBOURNE To Star In London Stage Musical?

According to Ireland On-Line, Ozzy Osbourne is in talks with theatre producers to star in the London production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". The BLACK SABBATH frontman, 56, is desperate to play the evil Child Catcher in the West End show, currently being performed by former BOYZONE singer Stephen Gately. Osbourne enthuses: "I love the ...

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Win RATT's 'Invasion Of Your Privacy' Autographed Gold Award

Perris Records has announced a giveaway of an autographed RATT "Invasion of Your Privacy" gold award. This is from Stephen Pearcy's own personal collection that was given to him in the '80s commemorating 500,000 albums sold. The first 50 customers that buy Stephen Pearcy's "Fueler" CD from Perris will go into a drawing to win ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL In Studio Recording Debut Album

THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs, are currently recording their debut album in L.A. with producer Brian Virtue (who worked on the last JANE'S album, "Strays"). At present ...

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TAPROOT Drummer: The New Album Is Worth The Wait

TAPROOT drummer Jarrod Montague has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "I thought it was about time for a bit of an update on our progress since we are all getting anxious waiting for this record! "As you may know, I've been done with drums for about a month. Steve [vocalist ...

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BEYOND TWILIGHT: New Singer, Album Details Revealed

Danish metallers BEYOND TWILIGHT have issud the following update regarding the recording sessions for their new album: "Thank you for being so patient about the new BEYOND TWILIGHT disc. The recordings are finished. We're now in a position where all that is left to do is mix at Jailhouse Studio in December. "It is also ...

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STAIND Guitarist Speaks Out On NBA Near-Riot

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has weighed in on the near-riot that took place at theDetroit Pistons-Indiana Pacers basketball game last Friday (Nov. 19). He told Launch Radio Networks that the players needed to show more restraint. "You gotta know the line," he said. "And I've been hit with stuff on stage, but you know what? ...

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JERRY CANTRELL, BILLY DUFFY To Guest On CAMP FREDDY Debut

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and ex-THE CULT axeman Billy Duffy have recorded guest appearances on the debut album from CAMP FREDDY, tentatively due in early 2005 via Sanctuary Records. Other confirmed guests on the CD include drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and singer Macy Gray. At least some of the ...

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Killer Who Cited METALLICA Song Spared Death

For a second time this year, a San Antonio man who chanted the chorus to METALLICA's "No Remorse" after fatally shooting a man in the head in Corpus Christi and robbing him of $13 twenty years ago avoided the Texas death chamber when the U.S. Supreme Court stopped his scheduled execution the same day he ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL to Play Los Angeles Tonight

THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new band featuring former JANE'S ADDICTION members Dave Navarro (guitar), Stephen Perkins (drums) and Chris Chaney (bass), along with singer Steve Isaacs, will perform at The Dragonfly in Los Angeles (6510 Santa Monica Blvd.) on Tuesday, November 16 at 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 or only $5 with this ...

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IMPERIUM: 'Forgotten' Black Metal Jewel To Receive Vinyl Release

Lyderhorn Records will soon be releasing a limited-edition 12-inch vinyl EP from IMPERIUM, the Norwegian black metal band that consisted of members of GEHENNA, DISMAL EUPHONY, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY and EMPEROR. The EP was reportedly recorded in 1996 and hasn't been available until now. Described as "fast, raw, and epic with a sound not unlike ...

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TAPROOT: 'Getting Back To A More Live, Raw Feel'

TAPROOT drummer Jarrod Montague has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "Well, I've been so busy with my stuff that I didn't have a chance to update you guys, but drum and bass trax are DONE! We moved into the studio on Oct. 17 and started going to work the next ...

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Former DIAMOND REXX Drummer Launches New Project

Former DIAMOND REXX drummer Billy Nychay has emerged with a new project based out of San Diego, Ca. Dubbed BENT, the new band has been described as "a cross between KORN and STAIND with the commercial hooks," according to a press release. BENT have begun pre-production in San Diego and are currently laying down tracks ...

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FIREWIND To Headlne Norway's RJUKAN FESTIVAL

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND have been confirmed to headline Rjukan Festival in Norway on December 26. More information is available at this location. As previously reported, FIREWIND recently signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group's third album, "Forged By Fire", is scheduled for release in Europe on January ...

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FIREWIND Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. FIREWIND's third album, "Forged By Fire", is scheduled for release in Europe on January 24, 2005. The band's previous two albums, "Between Heaven And Hell" (2002) and "Burning Earth" (2003), were recorded for guitarist David T. Chastain's Leviathan label and ...

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ROB ROCK Guitarist RICK RENSTROM: Solo Album Receives U.S. Release

ROB ROCK guitarist Rick Renstrom's solo debut, "Until the Bitter End", has been made available in the U.S. through Thrash Corner Records via distribution from The End. The critically acclaimed album now features new cover layout and two bonus videos of "Opus Lix" and "Towers of Babylon". The videos are from the November 2002 performance ...

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FIREWIND Finalize Track Listing For 'Forged By Fire'

FIREWIND have finalized the track listing for their third album, "Forged by Fire", due in Japan on November 10 via EMI Records. The rest of the world will receive the album in early 2005. The disc features lead vocals by Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO), who replaced Stephen Fredrick in February. Band leader/guitarist Gus G. acted ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Announces Musicians For 'Drive With Me' Video Shoot

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has announced the lineup of musicians that will join him during the video shoot for "Drive With Me", off his upcoming sophomore solo album, "Fueler". Joining Pearcy (a.k.a. SEP) during the video shoot will be guitarist Mark Zavon (JRZ), bassist Mike Duda (W.A.S.P.), drummer Rich Contadino (TIJUANA BULLFIGHT), and guitarist ...

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ONE FOR NOTHING Record New Material, Seek Label Home

ONE FOR NOTHING (formerly ETHER SEEDS) have been maintaining an increasingly busy schedule after emerging from a marathon recording and mixing session at New York's famed Quad Studios. The band tracked several new tunes that they plan to make available online in the coming weeks. Guitarist Stephen Seals recently conducted an interview for the Oct. ...

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CAMP FREDDY Play NASCAR Event: Photos Available

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band featuring JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-JANE'S ADDICTION drummer Stephen Perkins, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), played a NASCAR event e California Speedway in Fontana, CA last Saturday (Sept. 4). The band ...

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