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Ozzfest 2009 Canceled

February 13, 2009

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Ozzy Osbourne has put his annual Ozzfest on hold for 2009, opting instead to spend more time working on his 10th studio album. Like Lalapalooza, 2008 saw Ozzfest  reduced to a one-day event rather than the traveling festival it has been known for in previous years.

In other news the “Prince of Darkness” and family have a  new Osbournes variety show Osbournes: Reloaded due out on Fox soon, which may have complicated matters in terms of planning a  festival. This year marks the first time since 1996 that there will be no Ozzfest, but a statement said Ozzy hopes to bring the fest back in 2010. The new Ozzy album is due to be released by Thanksgiving 2009.

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Van Halen Rocks with Roth

February 5, 2009

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It’s no secret to real Rock & Roll fans that the original incarnation of Van Halen with David Lee Roth is now and always was the best. Van Halen’s big reunion tour with David Lee Roth ended last July, but if Eddie Van Halen gets his way, that’s not going to be the end of the reunion. “We are a band — it wasn’t just a one-off tour we did,” says the guitarist, who plans to meet with Roth this summer to play him demos of new songs. “We had a lot of fun on the tour — Dave was a blast. And next time we go out, we’re going to have some new stuff, too. I’m looking forward to getting on it.” The 75-date tour, which began in September 2007, grossed more than $93 million, making it the most lucrative of the band’s career. READ MORE…