OZZY OSBOURNE, ZZ TOP, GENESIS, HEART RUMORED FOR VH1 ROCK HONORS
OZZY OSBOURNE, ZZ TOP, GENESIS and HEART are the rumored artists that will be honored as part of the second annual "VH1 Rock Honors" event, which pays homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock. According to Jeb Wright of Classic Rock Revisited, the program will be taped on Saturday, May 12 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will receive its television premiere on May 24. An official press release announcing this year's honorees is expected later today (Wednesday, March 7).
According to NME.com, METALLICA will perform at the Wembley Stadium in London, England on July 8. The group's "Sick Of The Studio '07" tour schedule is now shaping up as follows:
Jun. 28 - Lisbon, Portugal - Super Bock Super Rock Festival
Jul. 01 - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter Festival
Jul. 03 - Athens, Greece - Rockwave Festival
Jul. 05 - Vienna, Austria - Rotundenplatz
Jul. 08 - London, England – Wembley Stadium (not
Jul. 10 - Oslo, Norway - Valle Hovin Stadion
Jul. 12 - Stockholm, Sweden - Stadion
Jul. 13 - Aarhus, Denmark - Vestereng
Jul. 15 - Helsinki, Finland - Olympic Stadium
Jul. 18 - Moscow, Russia - Lushniki Stadium
Former HAMMERFALL bassist Magnus Rosén has issued a statement explaining his decision to leave the band. It reads as follows:
"Thanks to all the fans around the world who supported the band for 10 years. You all gave me very nice memories after all the concerts we did. It was a pleasure to get such a good audience like you guys! Without you we wouldn't be able to do record so many CDs and make so many tours as we did during the last 10 years. So thank you all.
"It's important for me to tell you that I loved every single second I had on stage during our concerts! To hear your voice, see your happy faces and hear your nice words really made my day!!! It was a pleasure to meet each one of you before and after the concerts, sign your CD, take pictures with you and shake your hands!
It was also very nice for me to use my fame to do my solo concerts for charity in countries like Peru, Chile and Brazil. With these concerts I got food and money for poor people and it was because of YOUR help! Also for supporting me during my bass clinics in schools and in other projects as music against violence and music against drugs! I believe it's very nice way to give and take.
"So it's time for me to be more creative in my career. That's the reason I left HAMMERFALL. So from now on I'll give myself a chance to write songs and be creative in bands that allow me to. The years are passing by fast and it is important for a musician to grow in the situation he is in!
"I hope that HAMMERFALL will find a nice and good bassist for you all. And I hope our fans will respect my choice!
"Anyway, be sure that I'll still be doing heavy metal! So keep your eyes open!"