Well, Well, Well… It looks like 2007 is gonna be a great year to be a metal head. David Lee Roth is back in Van Halen, and will be going on tour this summer. They are finally being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 12, 2007. I am still waiting for the hall to induct Kiss, one can only hope.
Also, “Mob Rules” era Black Sabbath (Ronnie James Dio-Vocals, Vinnie Appice-Drums, Tony Iommi-Guitar, Geezer Butler-Bass) will be on tour calling themselves “Heaven and Hell”…This aught to be good!
Now for the news I have heard, straight from Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.
OZZFEST 2007…FOR FREE
THE OSBOURNE’S PULL THE PLUG ON TICKET PRICES
“This will change everybodyâ€™s impression of the way touring in the summer in America should be.”-Sharon Osbourne
Ozzfest.com reports “2007 will forever mark the year OZZFEST spiked the concert industry’s punch and gave every head-banging American kid a reason to strap on an air guitar with the historic announcement that tickets to the summerâ€™s premiere touring concert festival won’t cost fans a dime.”News poke at the Concert industry Consortium in Los Angeles that this years Ozzfest will be known as the “FREEFEST”. The Ozzfest-Freefest launches July 7th, 2007 will tour San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Dallas, San Antonio, Kansas City, St Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, Pittsburgh, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Hartford, Charlotte, Atlanta, West Palm Beach, Nashville.
“For the last few years,” says Sharon, “ticket prices have steadily climbed as artists demand more and more money for summer tours. We certainly want everybody to make money, however we also want the kids to be able to afford to come out and have an incredible experience. If we continued with the traditional touring festival model, we would have no choice but to raise ticket prices again this year.”Sharon goes on to say “OZZFEST was created to keep this genre of music alive by showcasing new talent. You better believe weâ€™re going to keep perpetuating that by hand-picking compelling new bands that are hungry for OZZFEST’s career-making exposure.”
For event information and to secure tickets, visit www.ozzfest.com or www.livenation.com.
WELL FOLKS…THAT’S IT FOR NOW…