Great White and Sean McNabb part ways with respect and friendship intact.
“It was an honor to be part of the 25th Anniversary tour and album. I wish the band all the success in the years to come. I am going to focus my energies in some other areas and look forward to the future Musically and Theatrically. I thank all the G.W. fans for your love and support throughout the years as you are truly the best. Thanks Great White for all of the good times.”
Sincerely, Sean McNabb.
Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Serj Tankian, Hellyeah, Sevendust and Shadows Fall, among others, are scheduled to appear at this year’s one-off Ozzfest, to be held Aug. 9 at Pizza Hut Park in Dallas.
Other main stage acts on the bill are Cavalera Conspiracy, Apocalyptica, In This Moment and an all-star tribute to late Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. Second stage acts are Devildriver, Kingdom of Sorrow, Soilent Green, Witchcraft and Goatwhore. The Sword, Drowning Pool and Rigor Mortis will handle duties on the third stage.
“We’re going to be a stadium destination festival for now — we have gone past doing the sheds every summer,” says Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, who is producing Ozzfest with AEG Live. “We’ve given everyone else the blueprint and we have to keep evolving Ozzfest. This is just the beginning; AEG Live and I have a lot of new ideas for Ozzfest.”
Ozzfest will be Osbourne’s only concert performance this summer. Tickets for the one-day festival will go on sale May 31 via Ozzfest.com; prices have not yet been announced.
Last year, the Osbournes created a stir when they revealed the Live Nation-produced Ozzfest would be a sponsor-driven, free event, and acts would be asked to play without being paid. The 25-date amphitheater tour featured such artists as Lamb Of God, Hatebreed and Lordi, among others
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Knoxville, TN hard-rockers, 10 Years just released their new album, Division in stores and on all online outlets this week. The Rick Parashar (Alice In Chains, Unwritten Law) produced effort features the first single “Beautiful” which can be seen below. The band will be part of the Projekt Revolution tour which also includes Linkin Park, Chris Cornell and Atreyu among others. The package tour kicks off in July.
16 – Mansfield, MA – Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
18 – Burgettstown, PA – Post-Gazette Pavilion
19 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
20 – Hartford, CT – New England Dodge Music Center
22 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
23 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
25 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
26 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
27 – Bristow, VA – Nissan Pavilion
30 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
1 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
2 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre
3 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
7 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Wireless Pavilion
9 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
10 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
12 – Englewood, CO – Coors Amphitheatre at Fiddler’s Green
15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
16 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
17 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
19 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
21 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
23 – Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Center
24 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Check out the “Beautiful” video here:
Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland officially started his prison sentence on Monday.
Weiland, 40, is expected to serve eight days for his second drunk driving conviction. He was arrested on November 11 for driving under the influence (DUI) and was sentenced on April 28.
Aside from imprisonment for eight days, he was also fined $2,000 and ordered to complete an alcohol education program. He is serving his time in the Los Angeles suburb of Van Nys.
The rocker recently reunited with STP after an acrimonious split with Velvet Revolver.
I consider myself a fairly big Savatage fan, so when Jon Oliva puts out new music, I am usually one of his loyal consumers.
With Oliva’s new CD, he included more guitar riffs from his late brother Criss, that him and his wife found in an old shoebox. Criss Oliva is credited with 6 songs on this record. Even after his passing, Criss Oliva’s legacy carries on with Global Warning.
Global Warning is a little more experimental than the last JOP release, Maniacal Renderings. As a result, this is the kind of music that requires multiple listens to full absorb.
Those looking for heavy rockers will be happy to hear cuts like Adding the Cost, Before I Hang, Master, and The Ride.
This album’s strengths are also its weaknesses. Some of the cuts are like a psychedelic blend of Pink Floyd, Queen, and Savatage. Die hard fans are going to dig it, but those looking for songs with more structure, and tighter compositions might be disappointed. This isn’t what I would consider Jon Oliva’s best work, but it certainly deserves a listen or two.
You can preview some songs on the Jon Oliva myspace page. Check ‘em out!
Rating:Out of 10
1. Global Warning
2. Look at the World
3. Adding the Cost
4. Before I Hang
7. The Ride
8. O to G
9. Walk Upon the Water
11. Open Up Your Eyes
12. You Never Know
14. No More Saturday Nights
Jon Oliva’s Pain is:
Jon Oliva – Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitars Organ
Matt Laporte – Guitars, Vocals
Christopher Kinder – Drums, Percussions, vocals
Kevin Rothney – Bass, Fretless Bass, and vocals
John Zahner – Keyboards, Organ
With the release of their debut album, Keep Telling Myself It’s Alright coming on April 8th, ASHES dIVIDE have released a widget that features the brand new video for “The Stone.” The clip was directed by PR Brown who is known for his work with Smashing Pumpkins and Death Cab For Cutie among many others.
ASHES dIVIDE will be taking the stage on Saturday May 17th, 2008, at the Rock On The Range Music Festival, in Columbus, Ohio.