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SHARON OSBOURNE: There Have Been No Complaints About Altered OZZY Reissues

Despite the public uproar that followed the announcement that some of Ozzy Osbourne's early solo albums would be re-issued with re-recorded bass and drum tracks courtesy of current Osbourne bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Mike Bordin, Osbourne's wife/manager Sharon continues to maintain that fan...
June 26, 2002
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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: "Don't Believe Everything You Read"

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer posted the following message via the discussion forum at the group's official web site at www.icedearth.com: "I've recently just returned from a short and intense 12-day trip to Australia and New Zealand. It was awesome, especially Australia. The people, the culture,...
June 19, 2002
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TED NUGENT: SHARON OSBOURNE Is Making Millions Off People Laughing At OZZY

TED NUGENT has once again slammed The Osbournes for being a "soulless" show and has singled out Sharon Osbourne for "[taking] advantage of [Ozzy's] drooling condition to make millions of dollars from people laughing at [him]". In an interview published at Salon.com last week, Nugent had the followin...
June 17, 2002
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AEROSMITH Frontman Makes Surprise Appearance At RANDY CASTILLO Tribute Gig

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler made a surprise appearance at a sold-out tribute to the late MOTLEY CRUE/OZZY OSBOURNE drummer Randy Castillo, which was held at the Key Club in Hollywood, California on Monday, April 29th. Tyler reportedly appeared for a rendition of the AEROSMITH classic "Mama Kin"...
May 1, 2002
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UPDATE: Four Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members To Appear At RANDY CASTILLO Tribute

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarists Slash, Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum will join current and former members of MOTLEY CRUE and MONTROSE, among others, for a tribute show in honor of ex-MOTLEY CRUE/OZZY OSBOURNE drummer Randy Castillo's memory at the Key Club in Los Angeles...
April 27, 2002
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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist, Drummer To Appear At RANDY CASTILLO Tribute

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash and drummer Matt Sorum will join current and former members of MOTLEY CRUE and MONTROSE, among others, for a tribute show in honor of ex-MOTLEY CRUE/OZZY OSBOURNE drummer Randy Castillo's memory at the Key Club in Los Angeles on Monday, April 29th. All proceeds w...
April 23, 2002
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RANDY CASTILLO Tribute Concert Scheduled

A tribute concert in honor of late MOTLEY CRUE/OZZY OSBOURNE drummer Randy Castillo's memory will be held at the Key Club in West Hollywood on Monday, April 29th. Scheduled to perform are current and former members of MOTLEY CRUE, GUNS N' ROSES, MONTROSE and many others. All proceeds will help raise...
April 21, 2002
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BOB DAISLEY & LEE KERSLAKE: OZZY Robbed The Record-Buying Public

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake have issued a statement responding to the press release from the OSBOURNE camp “explaining” the reasons for the removal of the duo's recorded performances from the Blizzard of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman “reissues” and accusing the pair...
April 15, 2002
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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT On RANDY CASTILLO: "He Will Be Missed"

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott has issued the following statement in response to the recent passing of former OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo due to cancer: I met Randy a bunch of times, even jammed with him last year when he was playing with a Latino band in a tiny little house i...
April 2, 2002
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MOTLEY CRUE's NIKKI SIXX: RANDY CASTILLO Was "The Fury"

MOTLEY CRUE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message on the group's official web site at www.motley.com regarding Saturday's memorial for ex-CRUE/OZZY OSBOURNE drummer Randy Castillo, who passed away from cancer last week at age 51: “Another warrior is put to peace. The end of one life st...
April 1, 2002
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Ex-OZZY Drummer, SKID ROW Members Comment On RANDY CASTILLO's Passing

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current BALL drummer Brian Tichy has issued the following statement in response to the news of ex-OZZY/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo's passing: “Randy was a good friend, a very cool person, and a very influential drummer for many years who did more in his lifetime than...
March 29, 2002
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In Memory Of RANDY CASTILLO

A memorial site has been set up for late OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo at www.randycastillo.com. The following written tributes were taken from the above-mentioned site: Carmine Appice (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER): I just heard and I am shocked about Randy's passing. He was a gr...
March 28, 2002
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TESTAMENT Frontman Reacts To News Of RANDY CASTILLO's Passing

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy, who was diagnosed with cancer early last year, has issued the following statement in response to the news of former OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo's passing: Today when I heard of Randy's passing, I was very saddened. Randy and I became friends on [T...
March 27, 2002
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RANDY CASTILLO: December 18, 1950 March 26th, 2002

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo reportedly passed away yesterday due to complications stemming from his long-running battle with cancer. Castillo was 51 years old. MOTLEY CRUE bassist Nikki Sixx posted the following message at www.motley.com following Randy's death: You used...
March 27, 2002
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TOMMY LEE Secures New Band Line-Up, Prepares To Hit The Road

Former MOTLEY CRUE drummer Tommy Lee has been joined by new guitarist J3 and drummer Will Hunt (SKRAPE, ex-STUCK MOJO) in the latest incarnation of his solo band (previously known as METHODS OF MAYHEM),whose sophomore CD, entitled Never A Dull Moment, is due to be released through MCA Records on Ma...
March 18, 2002