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Orange County California's SiX has announced more headlining dates in support their recently released album "Between The War and the Warning." The band will be playing a series of dates throughout southern California in the month of May before launching a full US tour in the summer.
Earlier this year, Six had to cancel a number of scheduled tour dates after drummer Nate Bowers was arrested for allegedly assaulted the singer of a local emo band in Portland, Oregon while back home visiting family.
SiX can be found on the new CD sampler included in the April/May issue of Metal Edge Magazine alongside In Flames and Children of Bodom. The track "Forgiveness" is number 3 on the CD, a song that features Mike Clark from Suicidal Tendencies. The issue has metal legend Max Cavalera and Cavalera Conspiracy on the cover and is on sale now at all major newsstands.
Comprised of members of alt-metal act Drown and former touring members of Cypress Hill and OPM, SiX has hailed as "the modern day crossover metal of Machine Head, Metallica and Fear Factory" by Amp Magazine. SiX's new album "Between The War and the Warning" features appearances by Mike Clark from Suicidal Tendencies and bassist Tony Campos from Static-X and was released on the group's own 1605 Records. Track's from the group's new album can be streamed online at their MySpace page.
Here are the latest SiX tour dates:
May 08 2008 Ridgecrest, CA @ Tommy T's
May 09 2008 Bakersfield, CA @ Element
May 10 2008 Hollywood, CA @ Dragonfly
May 17 2008 Irvine, CA @ Punk Rock Picnic- Irvine Lake
May 24 2008 Costa Mesa, CA @ Alano Club
Huntington Beach, CA’s SIX have been forced to cancel all their upcoming tour dates after drummer Nate Bowers was arrested in Portland, OR last week while back home visiting family. Bowers had allegedly assaulted the singer of a local emo band.
SIX recently released their new album Between The War and the Warning, which features guest appearances by Mike Clark from SUICIDAL TENDANCIES and bassist Tony Campos from STATIC-X, through the group’s own 1605 Records.
LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia has issued the following update:
"I'm back home now… and take some time to tell you something about my experience in Australia.
"Some of you guys have been there before already and some of you are FROM there… But let me tell you something: if you've never been there, just GO OVER THERE RIGHT NOW.
"It's been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life, and I'm serious.
"I don't know where to start 'cause I think the experience of petting a koala and kinda kissing a walabi at the koala sanctuary in Brisbane is been priceless, so liberating. In these moments I felt I had nothing else I could care about, just me and the nature…
"I loved Sydney , tha Taronga zoo, the trip on the boat, the big bridge close the opera house and the huge amount of BIG bats, the Perth shopping area, Melbourne and Adelaide and their cool places.
"But I don't forget YOU guys!!! THANKS to the different crowds who gave us one of the best welcome EVER.
"We were opening the tour 'cause it was our very first time over there, but there was always a lot of people waiting for us, wearing t-shirts and singing all the songs.
"Everyone went literally NUTS watching the duet with me and Dave [Mustaine] for 'A Tout Le Monde' during [MEGADETH's] set (believe me, it's funny to hear 'OH MY GOOOOOOD!!!' when you enter the stage, from the crowd, I LOVED it! Ahaha!).
"Awesome to meet some of you guys, you've been waiting for us for so long, we would have loved to be there earlier! Can't wait to come back again.
"MEGADETH, STATIC-X, DEVILDRIVER and BRING ME THE HORIZON have been a super-cool team to travel, perform, and PARTY with, had a lot of fun and…
"Most of all, thank YOU, MEGADETH, for having us…such a beautiful experience."
STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static tells Dan Condon of Australia's Time Off magazine that fans of the band have responded very positively to the direction of "Cannibal", the group's fifth and undoubtedly heaviest record to date
"It's been great, it's been awesome," he says. "I think our fans really love it and appreciate the fact it's heavier and we've had a great response.
"I wanted to make the heaviest record that we've ever made and still be very STATIC-X, but I wanted to definitely make the most metal record we've ever made as well.”
In order to make the record he wanted, Static decided to take on the main production duties himself, though decided to enlist some help from engineer John Travis.
'I wanted to be the main producer this time around, because I really knew exactly what I wanted to do," he says. 'I really wanted to strip things down and make the record raw and heavy sounding so that was why I insisted on being the lead producer.
"I chose John Travis to work with me because he's an awesome engineer and he's also a musician and has great ideas and mostly is just a really fun guy to hang out with and he drinks a lot and tells great jokes."
There will be no time for rest after the Australian tour wraps up — Static is ready to begin work on the band's next album.
"After the Australian tour we're gonna go home right away and start writing the next record," he says. "I plan on working very hard on that and hopefully we'll have the next record out in the middle of next year.
"I haven't actually written anything but I know exactly what I want to do. I have a lot of great ideas brewing in my head and I'm really looking forward to getting started on it, actually."
Fan-filmed video footage of STATIC-X performing the song "This is Not" on November 12, 2007 at the Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide, Australia can be viewed here.
An audio interview with STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static conducted by Joe's Podhole is available for download at this location. Recorded on the bus during this past summer's Ozzfest, this episode captures a truly off-the-wall sit-down with the enigmatic frontman. Listen along as Joe detonates his usual retard-bomb of pointless (but hilarious) questions. Wayne and Joe also spin some tunes by some up-and-coming metal bands like RIKETS, MOWER, and VOLBEAT. More...
People who find themselves watching reruns of The Osbournes and wondering where they could possibly get their own skull and crossbones cufflinks or backstage pass to Ozzfest 2002 may be in luck.
Julien's Auctions, who specialize in high-profile celebrity auctions will be selling off more than 500 items from the Ozzy Osbourne and family's personal collection, many of which were prominently displayed on episodes of The Osbournes. The auction, which is scheduled to take place on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, features a wide range of products from rings to cars and everything Ozzy in-between.
Some items will likely have no problem finding buyers. The Dark One's bat cloak, his velvet bath robe and trademark wire-frame glasses are all available, as are the family's Teen Choice Award and 2006 Bentley Continental. While items from Ozzy's wardrobe come too late for Halloween, they are certainly coveted items amongst those who still request "Crazy Train" at weddings.
On the other hand, some items, while sure to sell, may go to buyers who wish to remain anonymous, such as a pair of Ozzy's used leather pants and a signed and inscribed 8x10 photo of David Hasselhoff circa Baywatch.
Also available for auction is Ozzy's Yamaha "Banshee" ATV, the very one he crashed in 2003 leading him to sporting a neck brace, which unfortunately isn't up for grabs. Bidding starts at $2,000 for the neck-smashing quad.
Many of the items may be of little interest to Ozzy fans at all and may instead end up in the hands of gothic furniture collectors, such as carved changing screens, lamps and a log bin.
Fans of other celebrities may want to take note as well. The auction features gold records from Pantera, Ugly Kid Joe, System Of A Down, Static X and more.
The auction seems to be the real deal and not a police sting similar to one used by Fargo, North Dakota police earlier this month in which people with outstanding warrants were invited to meet the singer, only to be led away in handcuffs upon arrival.
STATIC-X has donated a signed ESP LTD Static-600 to non-profit organizations Music for Relief and Unite the United for a huge eBay auction. All proceeds will aid in recovery and reforestation following the recent Southern California wildfires.
To view and bid on all auction items, please visit this location and click on the wildfire auction banner.
Other auction items include autographed items from JAY-Z, MADONNA, GREEN DAY, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, EAGLES, as well as tickets to shows like VAN HALEN, TORI AMOS, FALL OUT BOY, LINKIN PARK, KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2007, Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour, Vans Warped Tour, LA Clippers, LA Kings and more! There is something for everyone.
Proceeds will be divided to address the immediate needs of the victims and long-term needs of the environment. Auction earnings will be donated to the California Community Foundation's Southern California Wildfire Relief Fund to aid victims in intermediate and long-term recovery needs with a particular focus on needy populations, and those in need of affordable housing. Proceeds will also go to American Forests' California Wildfire ReLeaf Fund to reforest affected areas.
MEGADETH guitarist Glen Drover has issued the following update:
"Oz Gigantour, here we come!! Just a quick hello to you and to let you know how excited I am to get back to the land of Oz and Gigantour!!! We have such a killer line-up this year and I have not seen any of these bands in a live situation yet, so of course I am looking forward to that as well as seeing all of you attending these shows. Get ready, because we are going to musically destroy."
Dates on Australia's Gigantour featuring Megadeth, STATIC-X, DEVILDRIVER and LACUNA COIL are as follows:
10 - Perth, Australia - Metro City
12 - Adelaide, Australia - Thebarton Theatre
13 - Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall
15 - Sydney, Australia - Luna Park Big Top
16 - Sydney, Australia - Luna Park Big Top
18 - Brisbane, Australia - Riverstage
LACUNA COIL singer Andrea Ferro has issued the following update:
"We just got back from Tokyo where we performed at the Loudpark festival together with bands like ARCH ENEMY, SAXON and MARILYN MANSON, just to name a few... It has been simply a blast, our first time ever in this country and we are already excited [about] coming back. The show has been full of energy with a surprisingly loud Japanese crowd — they were singin' along, jumping and screaming like crazy. Long signin' sessions and heavy interview schedule. We've met also a lot of friends from bands like TRIVIUM, MACHINE HEAD, HANOI ROCKS. We've been to eat some great sushi, drink some fine sake and of course to the anime/manga store. The city is unbelieavable and the people are really kind and respectful. Domo arigato!" More...
Shadows Fall has announced two date changes on the upcoming Operation Annihilation tour, a co-headlining trek with Static X also featuring 3 Inches of Blood and Divine Heresy. The two dates both concern House of Blues venues positioned on property owned by the Walt Disney company.
The October 20 date to take place at House of Blues in Orlando, FL has been cancelled, and the October 31 date has moved from the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA to the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA.
Shadows Fall frontman, Brian Fair, recently posted the following message on the band's MySpace page:
"Well my friends, it is sad to say but it looks like Mickey can't handle the metal. We have been informed that the Disney company has decided to cancel all metal shows taking place at the House Of Blues on Disney property in both Anaheim CA. and Orlando FL. I for one am surprised that Disney isn't down with the metal. After all, what is more metal than freezing the decapitated head of your founder and having secret security death squads lurking beneath the underworld of an amusement park? This is a huge disappointment for us as we have always had amazing sold out shows at both clubs. We will be moving the Anaheim show to the Galaxy in Santa Ana, and cancelling the Orlando date completely. In the meantime try and synch up your copies of Reign In Blood with any animated Disney classic. Maybe the combination with re-animate old Walt from his cryogenic state and have him get metal back in these clubs!!!"
Ticketholders to the Orlando, FL show will be eligible for refunds. Plans are in the works for a new show in Orlando at another location. Stay tuned for details. Tickets for the October 31 Anaheim, CA show will now be honored at the new venue in Santa Ana.
Al Jourgensen's band MINISTRY may be releasing their final studio album — "The Last Sucker" — on September 18 on 13th Planet/Megaforce Records, but that doesn't mean Jourgensen is saying good-bye to the inside of a recording studio. As a matter of fact, Jourgensen plans to spend significantly more time in the studio doing what he loves best — collaborating. And collaboration is at the root of "Cover Up", a soon-to-be-released album of some of Al's personal favorite songs being recorded by MINISTRY & CO-CONSPIRATORS in his El Paso, TX compound, 13th Planet Studios. MINISTRY & CO-CONSPIRATORS' "Cover Up" is expected to street in April 2008.
In addition to core MINISTRY members guitarist Sin Quirin (REVOLTING COCKS) and bassist Paul Raven (KILLING JOKE, PRONG, MOB RESEARCH), Jourgensen enlisted an impressive group of co-conspirators for "Cover Up" — FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell (also of ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS) sings on THE ROLLING STONES' "Under My Thumb", Tony Campos (bass) and Wayne Static (vocals) from STATIC-X are on THE BEATLES' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", and PRONG's Tommy Victor (vocals) and MOUNTAIN's Leslie West (guitar) do justice to MOUNTAIN's classic "Mississippi Queen". "Cover Up" will also include MINISTRY's cover of THE DOORS' "Roadhouse Blues" (which can also be found on "The Last Sucker"), as well as RAM JAM's "Black Betty", DEEP PURPLE's "Space Truckin'", LOUIS ARMSTRONG's "Wonderful World" and "Radar Love" by GOLDEN EARRING. Additional featured artists, including CHEAP TRICK's Robin Zander (vocals) and Rick Nielsen (guitar), and tracks are in the works.
"It's a work in progress," states Jourgensen, "based on who's on tour and comin' through town. It keeps everything spontaneous. By now, everyone knows if they're droppin' by the studio, I'm gonna put them to work. I've got a few more surprises up my sleeve for this one.
"I'm just waiting on a few more return calls," laughs Jourgensen, "Seems like lately if you visit the 13th Planet compound, you'll end up on 'Cover Up' or I'll end up signing you to my label — or both," sites Jourgensen in reference to 13th Planet Records recent signing of Victor's PRONG and Bell's ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS).
After 10 albums and 27 years (including a 2006 Grammy nomination for "Lieslieslies" from the "Rio Grande Blood" album, and a Grammy nod in 2005 for "The Great Satan" from "Rantology", Jourgensen has decided that the MINISTRY garage is ready to close its doors, but the revolving 13th Planet Studio doors remain open for Jourgensen's collaborations and also for upcoming new signings for his 13th Planet imprint. "The Last Sucker" is MINISTRY's 11th — and absolutely final — studio offering. "The Last Sucker" is the third in an unrelenting and uber-critical CD trilogy aimed at exposing the plethora of foils, failures and fabrications perpetrated by the George W. Bush administration.
"The Last Sucker" was produced and recorded this past spring by Jourgensen at his 13th Planet compound and sees the return of "Rio Grande Blood" musicians Victor on guitars, Raven on bass, with newcomer guitarist Quirin. Jourgensen and his engineer John "Bixby" Bilberry handled all the drum programming. In addition, Bell makes a vocal appearance on "Die In A Crash", as well as the album's final two songs, "End of Days" Parts One and Two.
A three-minute video interview with STATIC-X conducted by Bryan Kehoe of Dunlop TV on the Ozzfest 2007 tour can be viewed below.
STATIC-X will team up with SHADOWS FALL, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and DIVINE HERESY for a U.S. tour this fall.
The band's new video for the song "Cannibal" has been posted on YouTube. The track is the title cut of the band's new album, "Cannibal", which has sold around 120,000 copies in the United States since its early April release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
UK metalcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON have been added to the following three dates on Australia's Gigantour featuring MEGADETH, STATIC-X, DEVILDRIVER and LACUNA COIL:
13 - Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall
15 - Sydney, Australia - Luna Park Big Top
18 - Brisbane, Australia - Riverstage
Vocalist Oli Sykes commented about the dates: "We can't wait to get out to the Australia. We've done loads of touring this year, going to new places and meeting new people and it's been great. I actually used to live in Australia, but haven't been back for years. To be able to return to tour with Megadeth is a dream come true."
Bring Me The Horizon's debut album, Count Your Blessings, was released in North America on August 14 via Earache Records.
STATIC-X will perform live on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Monday, September 3.
The show airs at 8:30 p.m. PT/ 11:30 p.m. ET and fans are encouraged to call in at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out www.rocklineradio.com.
STATIC-X will team up with SHADOWS FALL, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and DIVINE HERESY for a U.S. tour this fall.
Two more shows have been added to the Operation Annihilation Tour featuring Shadows Fall with Static-X, 3 Inches of Blood and Divine Heresy. The new tour dates are as follows:
Saturday, October 6th Detroit, MI Harpo's
Wednesday, October 17th Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
In related news, on September 18th the soundtrack for the new movie Resident Evil: Extinction will be available, featuring Shadows Fall's song "Stupid Crazy." You can check the song out on the soundtrack's MySpace page.
MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine has issued the following update on the Gigantour.com web site:
"Today is Monday and there is one week left before we leave for Alaska. We will come home after that for 16 days and then it is off to the Pac Rim, and eventually to Australia, to start this awesome line-up of Gigantour 2007 in Australia, better known as G.2007.OZ!
"I know not everyone here is a MEGADETH or Dave Mustaine fan, but hopefully that will change after we play for you, or better yet, meet with you, and until then chat and post with you here.
"I don't use slang or abbr. much, due to there being so many ages and different nationalities here. I want to be as clear with what I say so that our friends around the rest of the world that cannot come see us, can 'live out' the concert through you loyal metal fans; through your ears and eyes, through the one thing that we all have in common — love for this kind of music!.
"Gigantour this year will consist of four bands again, as you may have seen the way we did it on our 'Maiden Voyage' last year. We played with Max Cavalera and his band SOULFLY, Michael and Angela of ARCH ENEMY, and the guys from CALIBAN (which I didn't get a chance to hang out with as much as I would have liked to) in 2006, and while I think most musicians dream of playing in 'exotic, far-away places,' the Aussie audience, it is something to be reckoned with. I mean beautiful tan faces of guys and girls of all ages, rugged lads and lasses from all over the Island, and they have such a 'Don't-fuck-with-me-and-I-won't-fuck-with-you' attitude in the pit, that while it seems friendly, there is also a very powerful and intimidating energy that you know could light a small city and it could change into a fire-breathing dragon!
"Seeing the guys in STATIC-X should be interesting because we haven't seen them since we last toured in the '90s and they were just converging on the metal scene - from my knowledge, that is. I also am friends with Dez from DEVILDRIVER and we met years ago when he was in COAL CHAMBER and Sharon Osbourne managed them. Dez promises to sit me down with a good bottle of wine, and there's no better place so far, since I really like Australia Shiraz (but what the hell do I know — as long as it doesn't say 'Maddog 20-20' on it I am good).
"And how can I forget LACUNA COIL? I think that everyone will be expecting Ms. Scabbia to join me/us to sing 'A Tout Le Monde' and while I hope that happens, I haven't asked her yet, so keep your fingers crossed! :-)
"Lastly, to the good people of Perth, as you know many years ago MEGADETH first came to Australia, and it was great! We fell in love with Oz, and we thought we were coming back soon after our first trip there; we just needed to get through Japan.
"Well, that is were the aforementioned Dragon of Oz first popped up, and we had to cancel Australia because someone (not me) ran out of illegal, medical type, sniffing or casually injectable street powder! So, naturally the blame was on us, (me, really and i wasn't the one who ran out!) and it was bad. We didn't return for a great many years.
"This time though, I remember playing with so much passion and excitement on Gigantour 2006 OZ. I have never felt so loved and anticipated by the Aussie fans in all my years of our records being available down under; from the several concerts we have played, to the 'almost self-imposed prison' we damn near put ourselves into. Yes, I am thrilled to come back to Australia, and especially to go to Perth: it almost isn't a real OZ Tour if you can't do both sides of the country. I mean it is nice, but Australia is about as old as the USA and about as big, and it would be like only playing NY, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida and thinking that that is a US tour?!?!
"There is also going to be a celebration of sorts, because I can remember walking down a street to dinner with our partner, A.J. Maddah, in Australia for Gigantour for 2006 and 2007, and we were talking about the subject matter that makes up the song Amerikhastan. A.J. is a genius and we had some very stimulating conversations, some of which was about the Statue of Liberty, some on Halliburton's involvement, some on the republican scandal with young pages' pants being pulled down 'in secret,' by some guys 'in the Senate' and 'in the House of Representatives,' or more apropos, 'in the closet,' and how some democrats don't care, and will pull anyones pants down.
"So, that's it for me for the week. Stay tuned as we get the other bands aware of this great community here, and get the band-members, webmasters, and entire entourage with them, including all of the online fan-bases feeling welcome here.
"It is my personal invitation to become part of this forum and help us spread the cheer internationally of Gigantour as we all have a hand in building a festival for international metal fans around the world.
"There is also plenty of solid official MEGADETH information that can be found on us and about Gigantour that may not have been posted here yet, so please also check Megadeth.com, Myspace.com/megadeth, Gigantour.com, and Davemustaine.com (coming soon).
"Time for my morning coffee - I love you guys, and will see you soon!!!
"Aussie Aussie Aussie!"
Atlantic recording group Shadows Fall has unveiled details of its upcoming co-headline tour. The Operation Annihilation Tour sees the acclaimed metal outfit joining forces with Static-X for a series of dates slated to kick off on Friday, October 5th at Piere's in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sharing the bill on all dates will be 3 Inches of Blood and Divine Heresy. Additional dates will be announced shortly.
Tickets for all announced dates will go on sale to the public this weekend, Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th. A special pre-sale ticketing system will be available to members of the bands' mailing lists and websites. In addition to standard pre-sale tickets, Premium and VIP packages will be offered that include t-shirts, tour posters, and a meet-and-greet with Shadows Fall and Static-X. For complete pre-sale details, see https://tixx1.artistarena.com/operationannihilation.
A special "Spend Halloween With The Operation Annihilation Tour" premium text messaging sweepstakes is slated to begin on Saturday, August 25th. Entrants can text to receive exclusive wallpaper and be entered to win a trip for two to see the tour's October 31st stop at Anaheim's House of Blues. See www.shadowsfall.com for more information.
Shadows Fall has also announced the second single from its breakthrough new album, "THREADS OF LIFE." "Another Hero Lost" is set to impact Active Rock and Mainstream Rock radio outlets nationwide, beginning on August 27th. The track follows the album's introductory single, "Redemption," which reached #1 at Metal radio earlier this year while also spending 12 weeks in the Active Rock Top 40. What's more, "Redemption" is among the featured tracks in EA Sports' just-released video game blockbuster, Madden NFL 08.
A companion video for "Another Hero Lost" will go into production this week. The clip will meld live performance with personal stories and photos from Shadows Fall fans, telling of their own individual heroes. For details regarding submissions, please visit the band's official site or its MySpace page.
The band - who recently wrapped a seven week-long summer stint with Hot Topic sponsored annual Sounds of the Underground roadshow - will get ready for Operation Annihilation with a short series of East Coast dates, including stops in Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia. The lineup for these shows will include All That Remains, Protest The Hero and The Showdown.
Here are the latest Shadows Fall tour dates: More...
Artisan News Service has uploaded a three-minute video clip featuring interviews with members of Hatebreed, Static-X and Circus Diablo about this year's "free" Ozzfest. Watch the footage below.
Regarding the decision to make this year's traveling festival a "free" event, Sharon Osbourne, the fest's driving force, recently told Scripps Howard News Service, "I'm not trying to be the Mother Teresa of the music industry, because I like money more than anybody else. [But] these kids cannot afford to keep shelling out all this money, every year charging more and more. The brakes have to come on somewhere."
To that end, Osbourne approached Michael Rapino, president of giant national concert promoters Live Nation, and suggested giving the tickets away. "He said, 'We might as well — nobody's making any money here,'" Osbourne recalled. "So that's what we did: We found sponsors to come in and underwrite the running part, and we found bands who just want the stage — they just want to perform."
Here are the confirmed Australian dates for the Gigantour with Megadeth, Static-X, DevilDriver, and Lucuna Coil. Tickets go on sale August 23rd.
Nov. 10 - Perth, Metro City (18+)
Nov. 12 - Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre (All Ages)
Nov. 13 - Melbourne, Festival Hall (All Ages)
Nov. 15 - Sydney, Luna Park Big Top (18+)
Nov. 18 - Brisbane, Riverstage (All Ages)
Rolling Stone magazine reports: For the first time in its twelve years, Ozzfest is free. All fifteen acts on this year's bill — from Finnish monster rockers LORDI to headliner OZZY OSBOURNE — are playing for nothing; sponsors, merch sales, parking and beer cover the show's costs. "We're taking a huge, huge loss," says Ozzy's wife/manager Sharon, one of the event's organizers. "But I believe if we can pull it off in the end, then next year's we'll get bigger sponsors and it'll be profitable for everybody."
"It's not easy to say yes to spending your summer not making any money," says LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler. "But we hope that the people that come to see us enjoy the show enough to maybe go buy a T-shirt, and we get to keep putting gas in the tank to get to tomorrow."
One band, STATIC-X, only agreed to play after securing a sponsor: Singer Wayne Static displays a Monster logo on his guitar. "You gotta do what you gotta do," he says. "I don't really give a shit. I'll drink piss if there's money. Plus, Ozzfest is an institution."