September 5, 2001

GO DOWN TO OZ

It seems, BLACK SABBATH will soon knock the opportunity to resume work on their new album, as 
Ozzy Osbourne
 is finally ready to put out the disc of his, entitled“Down To Earth”. Having mastered on August 29th, it will hit the shelves – and, hopefully, charts – on October 16th.

The songs are:
Gets Me Through, Something That I Never Had, Dreamer, Easy Way Out, Facing Hell, You Know…, Junkie, Running Out Of Time, Black Illusion and Alive.

WELCOME TO HIS NIGHTMARES FOR AWARD

Thirty odd years in the horror world, it’s only now that Alice Cooper is honored with the Living Legend Award by the International Horror Guild. Monsieur Furnier is the first musician to receiver the award. The ceremony will take place in Atlanta on September 8th at Dragon*Con, an annual science fiction, fantasy, horror and comics convention. Has it anything to do with the title of Coopers’s new album, “DragonTown”? And what about
Ozzy?

SLAMMING HEAVY

Joe Lynn Turner is releasing his new, heaviest to date, album “Slam” on September 19th in Japan and October 15th in Europe. The album will hardly be followed by immediate tour, as by the mid-September Joe goes to L.A. to start recording the long-overdue album with Glenn Hughes. And here are the songs of “Slam”:

1. Bloodsucker
2. Eye For An Eye
3. Deliver Me
4. Heart Of The Night
5. Slam
6. Dark Days
7. Possession
8. Show Yourself
9. Cover Up
10. Hard Time
11. Evil
12. Always Tomorrow

PRISON BIRDS RETURN?

The rumours abound of possible ALCATRAZZ reunion in spite of Graham Bonnet being busy with IMPELLITERI and impending solo tour with Don Airey, and Yngwie Malmsteen fulfilling his own duties. The source of information though is Malmsteen’s management, so there’s no chance of Steve Vai walking into the frame.

BARDENS’ BURDEN

The legendary keyboard maestro Peter Bardens is currently battling lung cancer after a cancerous tumor was removed from his head several months ago. Sure, veteran is in need of funds, so his lifelong friend Mick Fleetwood, who in early Sixties used to play with Pete and Peter Green in PETER B’s LOONERS, is organazing a benefit show that will be held at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California, on September 28th. Among the artists to take part in the event and join Bardens on stage are Fleetwood’s blues band, MAC’s John McVie and John Mayall.

September 5, 2001

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