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2/9 UPDATE: You can watch the Ozzfest 2007 Press Conference online now.

OZZY and SHARON OSBOURNE and tour producer LIVE NATION broke the news today at the Concert Industry Consortium in Los Angeles that their 12th annual hard rock spectacular--a 25-date extravaganza launching July 7 in Los Angeles--is pulling the plug on ticket prices and giving the power back to the fans calling this summer's OZZFEST "FreeFest." The other OZZFEST 2007 cities as of now are 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. Note: a final confirmed list of cities and dates is forthcoming.

"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."

Cited as "one of rock's biggest juggernauts" in the cover feature of Sunday's New York Times' "Arts and Leisure" section (6/25/06), OZZFEST and Live Nation will turn to sponsors to provide added support for the festival's new incarnation. This summer's OZZFEST will provide select sponsors with a unique opportunity to engage fans one-on-one utilizing one of music's best known brands.

"We're reaching the same point we did years ago when kids no longer wanted to pay for overpriced CDs," compares Sharon. "As a result, they found alternative ways of getting music. That's what's happening with summer touring in this country, it's out-pricing itself. We started this and we want to keep it and we want to make it bigger and bigger each year by getting bigger sponsors to be involved with the festival and underwriting the festival. That's what it's about."

"For the past 11 years, music fans have made OZZFEST the most successful and enduring rock music festival in the United States," said Jason Garner, Live Nation President of North American Concerts. "What better way to say 'Thank You' to the music fans who have made this possible than inviting them to attend OZZFEST for free."

To gain entry into the event, fans will go to www.ozzfest.com or www.livenation.com to find links that will direct them to special sponsor sites where tickets can be secured. More details regarding the process are forthcoming.

As OZZFEST's founder and namesake, OZZY OSBOURNE will make his triumphant return to the headlining position on this year's mainstage after surprising fans last year by performing on the down-and-dirty second stage at a handful of dates. Audiences can expect the Prince of Darkness to unveil new songs from his forthcoming studio album, OZZY's first disc of new material since 2001. While the rest of the in-progress bill is under wraps, Sharon points out, "we have bands committed, but we're hoping that after today's announcement we'll have a whole influx of artists who want to be a part of something this ground breaking. We know there aren't any major headlining acts that would tour all summer for nothing, but we're confident we can turn some of the genre's biggest bands on to what we're doing and have them come out to play a date or two. If they're in town and want the rush of performing in front of 20,000 frenzied kids, they're more than welcome to join us. They can sell their t-shirts, CDs and whatever else they've got. They're also welcome to book their own shows in local venues on the day of OZZFEST. I'm not stopping them. People have to be creative and think of alternatives."

Since 1996, OZZFEST has been a virtual breeding ground for rising bands. The festival has been instrumental in igniting the careers of platinum-selling artists like System of a Down, Disturbed, Linkin Park, Incubus, Slipknot, Queens of the Stoneage and Godsmack. Along with supporting bands on the rise including Avenged Sevenfold, Mudvayne, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage and Lacuna Coli, among others.

"OZZFEST was created to keep this genre of music alive by showcasing new talent," states Sharon. "You better believe we're going to keep perpetuating that by hand-picking compelling new bands that are hungry for OZZFEST's career-making exposure."

MTV.com adds this important little tidbit in their article on the free Ozzfest:

When asked if this would be the final Ozzfest, Sharon responded, "Hell, no!"

"I signed a pact with my wife and the devil," Ozzy added.

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1. METALLICMOLINA writes:

hell ya ozzyfest for free that is the best news i herd all year.... god bless u ozzy and (SHARON)......

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 4:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

Thats so sick but i am still curious that there has to be a catch we will be paying for SOMETHING ot get in

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathbringer writes:

Yeah. $6 a bottle of water, etc. Seriously though, it does raise some more questions for me. Like is this actually "free lawn tickets"? I can't imagine them trying to ration or give out the premium/pavilion tickets for free. I only paid $10 for my lawn ticket last year on a promotion. I don't think people b**** about the lawn seats being so expensive - just the pavilion seats, so for now, it's an excellent PR move anyway. We'll have to wait for clarification to see what the real impact is...

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Shmotz101 writes:

hell yeah Sharon came around and is not so greedy anymore OZZFEST is now my favorite festival even though if the bands suck, alright ozzy

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Reaper writes:

hell yeah ozzfest for free thats f***in insane i'm hella going to go \m/

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. greg writes:

you have to pay attention to that little part where they say you go to the sponsor sites to get tix. Odds are you will have to pony up for something from Hot Topic to get a ticket, or subscribe to a mag for a year. All in all a free tour is cool, but there is always a catch!

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 5:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Public Execution writes:

...What's the catch. This is too unelievable to be true.

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. zach writes:

nice

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 6:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. metalmayhem writes:

i bet the lineup will still make me go to another summer tour instead (ie SOTU)

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 6:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Stephen writes:

*Checks the calendar to make sure it isn't April 1st.*
Wow, I'm extremely impressed here. But post 6 is probably on the right track there. You never get something for nothing.

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Nu_Metal writes:

I agree. But ozzfest for free!! Now that is awesome. I rather pay a little bit than a whole lot for a ticket.

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. skullface writes:

The bad thing about that is that you might not get a good seat.

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. DeathInEye writes:

This makes me question motives: "12th annual hard rock spectacular" Ozzfest is supposed to be metal (course the past years have been lacking). But hard rock indicates to me that more radio bands will be on the bill, which means more profit through merch.

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. slayerdisciple writes:

i know there has to be a catch and its gonna drive me crazy while i try to figure it out

it could just be that they will bring on another tour where they bring in only 2 good bands that were worth seeing live at all (SYL + BLS)

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 7:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. rockerz writes:

Theres no catch. Y does everyone here always try and knock down a good thing this is great news and im so f***in pumped for this yrs freefest mean ozzfest

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 8:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Kabbageslave69 writes:

this sounds b******, cause i havent been to ozzfest since 2001, not that anyone good is playing anymore.
but it's all good of it's free.

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 8:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Kabbageslave69 writes:

^^^^^if it's free, my bad^^^^^^

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 8:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. rk writes:

dude you'll have to go to the sponsors site and probably buy thier shiit for a chance of a ticket drawing or some bullshiit like that i mean how many condoms and fukkin energy can a brother buy in a year?

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 8:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. rk writes:

energy drinks werent they sponsored by stinger a couple years back?

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 8:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. dmasa writes:

ther gotta b a catch

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 8:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. slayerdisciple writes:

theres gotta be a catch cause theres always a catch with something that looks almost to good to be true like this

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 9:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. metalmilita writes:

but dude its ozzy...

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 10:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. slayerdisciple writes:

i know dude but im still suspicious that this giant tour which has been known to make sh** loads of money on just ticket sales alone is going to give tix away for free with absolutley no strings attatched

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 10:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. compliant metal head writes:

f*** yeah!!! YEAH!!!!
FREE OZZFEST ADMISSION!!!'
i can't FREAKING wait to see .....tool....and....oh yeah,...and MEGADETH...and uh...i hope metallica is there...and ...linkin park...WAY METAL!!!!
all for free!!! oh MY GOD....i hope mom lets me go......i haven't bought model glue for at least 3 months,,...so....

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 11:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

READ CAREFULLY......."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."However we also want the kids to be able to AFFORD to come out..the word (AFFORD) does not mean free.....this means you will have to purchase 2 cds from best buy,5 tshirts from hot topic and the limited edition mega-pack cd dvd combo of ozzys new record for 99.99 for your free ticket..*limited to 1000 per venue,not available with anyother promotion or discount.

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 12:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

P.S. I think Bruce d***enson should stand outside the gate and give everyone free eggs to throw.

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 12:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. compliant metal head writes:

just lost his erection

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 12:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. the antihippy writes:

just be glad you guys have ozzfest. the only major rock festival here in australia is big day out. and i'm still not able to go....

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 4:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Graveyard Queen writes:

YEAH!!!!! OZZFEST IS FREE!!!! HELL YEA!! THANX OZZY!! YOUR MY HERO!! ROCK ON!!

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 6:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. crazedmind writes:

f*** yes man! finally an affordable show haha. hope some good bands turn out. ill have to hit the columbus show, and maybe pittsburgh too.

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 9:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. coco writes:

really.....ozzfest 2007 is free...oh really...

then wtf are we gettin all these negative bs from you ppl....anyways...if they are goin to make ozzfest fre than they will do that cuz obviously they are gonna bring sh**ty bands along....however if Black Label Society, and Black Sabbath are gonna play than that is f***in awesome.....however it a pity we all know maiden wouldn't play ozzfest anymore becuz of dat b**** a$$ c*** sharon....

but either ways....do any of you guys know the line-up for this year ozzfest then?

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 10:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. MetallicPunk writes:

This is awesome not only is it free we finally get OZZY back in St.Louis! For a OZZY fan like me this news makes me extremely happy!

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. wolf writes:

ozzy for free now thats sweet news to me any things else added doesn't matter because its MF ozzy for MF free.

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 11:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. StabbingTheDrama writes:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ozzy Osbourne surprised the music industry on Tuesday with plans to stage this year's Ozzfest, his annual U.S. summer hard-rock extravaganza, as a first-of-its kind free event.

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The 12th annual rock festival headlined by the onetime reality TV star and self-described Prince of Darkness will kick off July 27 in the Los Angeles area and play 25 dates, Osbourne and his wife/manager, Sharon, told a news conference.

The announcement, which opened with Osbourne spray-painting the word "FREE" in black letters across an Ozzfest 2007 poster, came on the first day of the Concert Industry Consortium, an annual gathering of tour promoters and producers.

Experts said Ozzfest, one of the marquee summer rock events of the past decade, would be the first U.S. festival music tour to offer free admission.

"It's something that's never been done before," Gary Bongiovanni, editor of the concert trade publication Pollstar, said of the announcement. "It's a phenomenal idea."

Asked to explain the economics of the tour, which last year grossed more than $19 million with ticket prices averaging about $45 to $50, Ozzfest's founder and namesake joked, "It's free to come in, but you're gonna have to pay to get out."

Ozzfest 2007, preceded by Osbourne's own European tour this spring, will be produced as it has been in the past by leading concert management company Live Nation, with overhead costs being borne by tour sponsors, organizers said.

Tickets will be made available to fans free of charge, mostly through online outlets, and all of the acts, including Osbourne's band, will play for free. But bands taking part will be permitted to sell their own merchandise and CDs.

"It's business as usual, except it's free. We want to encourage new music and new talent," Sharon Osbourne said, adding that Ozzfest would stick to its formula of all-day, outdoor performances by hard-rock bands on multiple stages.

"We're not about to have 20 chanting monks. We're not going to save the forest," she said. "We just rape and pillage and go home."

Asked whether this year's Ozzfest might be the last for Osbourne, who was rumored to be considering retirement, she and her husband -- sporting dark glasses and a cross around his neck -- both snapped in unison, "No way!"

"He's been touring 30, 35 years, and he's done very well, and it's time to give something back," she said. Escalating costs would otherwise have forced the tour to raise ticket prices again this year, she explained in press materials.

Osbourne, the longtime frontman for heavy metal group Black Sabbath, said he was nearly finished recording a new solo album due out the last week of June.

Sharon Osbourne, who co-starred with her husband and their children on the popular MTV reality show "The Osbournes," said they planned to unveil the talent line-up for the summer fest in about two weeks, along with a list of confirmed tour dates.

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 11:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Wednesday1313 writes:

My guess is that ozzy and bls are the only bands locked for every night and that every band will probably change at some point

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 12:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Ostracised writes:

I'm going to save that sentiment, MetallicPunk, until I see the roster. Although with a new Ozz album coming out, I might just have to come out for BLS and Ozz.

Now Playing:"Frozen Asleep in the Park" from Communic

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 12:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Scorpion69 writes:

Praise Alah!!!!!!!! Thank God!!!!!!!!!! Worship Buddha!!!!!!!!!!! Practics Athiesm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is the coolest fu(I<;in thing ever please god don't let there be a catch I mean I'll still pay 6 bucks for water i mean come on FREE!!!!!!!!!

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 12:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. evilcl0ne writes:

A UK date?!?!?!? She announced it in the press over here too but all im reading is U.S

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 12:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. wrath5316 writes:

wow thats just crazy. If they have a good line up I'll go, but most likely I will be going to SOTU again.

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 12:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Scorpion69 writes:

where can i go to fnid out where it is

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 12:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. slacker_girl69 writes:

Hhhmmm...just wondering what you get for free??? Personally. I don't mind PAYING for something that is worthwhile. Anyone ever been to a free concert before? It usually involves a Jesus message. Or cowboy boots. (With the exception of Woodstock of course...but that was simply Karma, man.) Chupacabra Hunter...I'm with you. What do I gotta buy? Will I have to sell my soul to Playstation or Red Bull?

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 1:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Alex.... writes:

I agree with Sharon that ticket prices are way to expensive,when i saw Motley Crue last year in April thticket was $57 thats a lil much, most ticket costs should be atleast under $30, the artists dont reallyeven need the extra cash.there rich enough allready.

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 2:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Lara writes:

I'd like to know if there is even something you have to order? or you just walk to the gate and they let you in? I'm wondering if you have to order a ticket.. or something. this seems so weird but awesome.

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 2:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. metal4all writes:

YEEEEEEEAH OZZFEST 07 IM THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 3:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. metal2death writes:

kick ass. but there are gonna be tight conditions,sh**ty people and most likley sh**ty bands. just remember. quality not quantity.

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. BodomBastard writes:

too good to be true

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 3:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Shadow Soldier writes:

this is incredible, I thought it was incredible that I got special promotion things Family Values and Gigantour for pit tickets for 10$ (not the 10$ lawn seats but actually pit tickets), but this holy sh** you really can't beat this, this will shut so many people up about Sharon.

I had to research a local concert venue for a project and its a huge outdoor venue(its had ozzfest before) and it was only $1500 for bands to rent the entire place for an entire day and it covered all fees for them, so if they sell merchandise they can still make a sh** load.

I'm definately going, closest show is far but still cheaper than what tickets would have cost, I'll sure as hell be there

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Randall Flagg writes:

I planned to go to Ozzfest 2007 whether or not tickets were expensive. This is my last summer before college, and planned on a lot of trips and events anyway. This makes me happy in one way, but sad to see that they have to go to such great lengths to make fans happy. I am now uncertain as to what bands will participate in such a festival as this one is. I may consider Family Values 2007 as well. Tool was cool at Pittsburgh in Sept. of 2006, and hopefully we can have a different experience in Pittsburgh [for me at least] with a new kind of Ozzfest this year.

- R.F.

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 4:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

I heard on the radio that there is no catch

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. Death_In_Flames writes:

just hope ur right

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 8:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Hey Alex... most of the artists don't make a lot of money. Some don't even make enough to only do the band thing. They have to make all the money back for the record company and then they get paid. Until then they don't make a dime off the record. I know this doesn't matter for a lot of artists/bands because they can sell like f***ing crazy but for most bands, especially in this genre, they don't make much. Mostly mainstream or the top bands in the genre are the only ones making a lot of money. If they do get out of the red then they hopefully will make enough to live off of, as long as people keep buying the record. I may have messed this up because I'm doing too many things at one time but it's something like that, if it came off clear.

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. Pantellica writes:

I'm also a little worried about what kind of bands will be playing in this year's ozzfest....while I think it's great that it's free and everyone can have a chance to go, (since when I went last year there were people with signs on the road saying "NEED OZZFEST TICKETS!") I also think its more about quality than quantity. Although if Black Label is there, for free would definitely be worth it. I'm also worried that there will be a hell of a lot of people and you won't even be able to move or get good seats or wherever you may want to be. I may also consider the Family Values tour...or hopefully, and this is just my opinion, Metallica will decide to tour to promote their new CD and I can go see them. I guess we'll just have to see what happens....there is still alot that sharon and ozzy didn't make very clear.

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. Your Mom writes:

THIS SUCKS! I know people are going to jump on me for saying this but look at it this way. Let’s say, hypothetically, you have to subscribe to Columbia House for a year for them to give you a ticket for free. Not only do you have to deal with crappy Columbia House but now they have your email address and all your personal info so they can sell it and make a killing off you. In all honesty, I would just rather pay the $60 and be done with it. No strings attached. Do you really believe they have OUR best interests in mind? Doubt it, they will make their money and we will get screwed, wait and see. SOTU is starting to sound better and better everyday.

# Feb 8, 2007 @ 12:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. compliant metal head writes:

holy CRAP!!...well if thats the case....i'm not gonna do metal anymore.......i think i'll switch to punk....i'll like,...headbang to old blink 182....hell YEAH!! GREEN DAY!!!

# Feb 8, 2007 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. Thor Hath Risen writes:

my uncle has a recording studio so my band doesnt have to pay to make or sell our cds. if you know someone who can hook you up with a recording studio just get somone to mix your songs for you and then you'll be making a much bigger profit. of course there is always the problem of advertisement so that people will know about your cd, but thats why you start playing live shows.

# Feb 8, 2007 @ 6:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. Red_Chord writes:

Well if it turns out like Your Mom said, then I agree with him. I would rather pay 60 bucks than being stuck with that stupid Columbia sh**. Or wathever else you would have to do to get tickets...then that doesn't make the tickets free. Your Mom has a good point on this. but if it is truly free, then f*** yeah !!! Finally we get something for free. And no Your mom I don't ahte you for saying this, it is well explained...

# Feb 8, 2007 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. OnTheEdge writes:

NOTHING IS FREE...

# Feb 8, 2007 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. OnTheEdge writes:

EVER.

# Feb 8, 2007 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. Red_Chord writes:

Yeah, somethings are free...for example posting on this website is free...helping somebody out of the goodness of your heart is free...playing with your ding dong is free, saying that Dimebag is missed is free...and for the grand finale...loving metal is f***ing freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!

# Feb 8, 2007 @ 10:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. zMETALlica writes:

free for fans, but not for the bands. they'll charge more for bands to get on the tour, I'm sure of that. taking money from hardworking bands is wrong. and if the price is too high the good poor unheard of acts won't be heard.

# Feb 8, 2007 @ 10:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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61. guess who writes:

dude serioously you are full of sh** you know damn good and well that sh** aint free theres a catch nothing is free dont be fooled

# Feb 9, 2007 @ 12:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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62. metal dude writes:

really bull sh** dont make laugh

# Feb 9, 2007 @ 12:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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63. Cynic writes:

This sounds good for fans but bad for bands and metal in general. Iron Maiden or Metallica won't spend their whole summer touring for nothing when they could and rightly should tour themselves. On the other end as zMETALlica said the little known decent acts won't be able to afford a tour and will be left behind.

So what are you left with? Middle of the road, more commercial metalcore acts who have the cash. That's my prediction but hey, I'm not American so what would I know.

# Feb 9, 2007 @ 1:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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64. DISEMBOWLER writes:

HEY...SHUT THE HELL UP EVERYBODY.... ALL I CARE ABOUT IS WHO IS GONNA BE PLAYIN' THIS YEAR.... IF THEY SUCK... NO WONDER ITS FREE!!!!!!!!!

# Feb 9, 2007 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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65. euronymous writes:

It should be. This tour with the exception of a few bands on the second stage each year, and maybe a couple main stage acts blows rooster balls.

# Feb 9, 2007 @ 4:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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66. minniegirl writes:

So how do we get these free tickets if they are free?

# Feb 9, 2007 @ 7:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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67. minniegirl writes:

It just seems way too good to be true. It is prob something like you buy two and get one free. If it is free great but i dont believe till i have the free tickets in my hand past the gate!!

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68. Azazel_Begotten writes:

OH FVCK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Feb 9, 2007 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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69. Edheadmaggot writes:

There better be a decent lineup this year. Last years kind of sucked. But I heard THat Alice In Chains is Headling which should be pretty cool

# Feb 9, 2007 @ 11:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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70. Shmotz101 writes:

who the fukk cares about the fukkin lineup, if Ozzy and BLS is there,for free, then the rest of the lineup doesn't realy matter. although I can see new talent and see if the up incoming bands are good or not. and if it there is still a catch like buying a six pack of energy drinks or somthing, its still ozzy, come on. Some people would still be complaining that theres a catch and worried about the lineup even if Sheron gives you money for just showin up.

# Feb 10, 2007 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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71. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

I hope all the shows are free the canadian dates better be free

# Feb 10, 2007 @ 6:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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72. Red_Chord writes:

AS a fellow Canadian, I hope that the shows are free in good old Canada as well otherwise it would be bullsh**...I am still waiting for the catch though...

# Feb 10, 2007 @ 10:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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73. GatesofHell writes:

can't believe its free this year, anybody got clues on who's gonna be there?

# Feb 11, 2007 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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74. Red_Chord writes:

Not yet, but that's the scary part.

# Feb 11, 2007 @ 7:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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75. Shmotz101 writes:

I heard rumors that it might be DECIDE, from a freind of a freind..........

# Feb 11, 2007 @ 8:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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76. ballsack writes:

ozzy i want your children and to spuge on your face

# Feb 13, 2007 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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77. jew writes:

Screw Canada,for that matter screwOzzy and his gay fest,,,,,s h i t in my cheerios

# Feb 13, 2007 @ 11:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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78. GuuG writes:

It would be cool to see Ozzy for free...but he is as dependable as a hooker in church. F u c k Ozzfest anyways, they need some real bands man. Machine Head, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, for Fux sake. By the way, Canada sux azz, burn in hell.

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79. Muserated writes:

Not only am I shocked, but also disappointed. In the past, I went to one and only one free concert. I was very disappointed because anyone who heard about the "free" concert showed up with their grandma which didn't make it fun. How will they deal out the floor tickets? Who get's lawn? I understand that the they are trying to encourage people to come because of the "high" prices but instead why don't they just cut the prices rather than making it free? I rather pay $75 for floor instead of $150. Now, I'm not even sure if it's worth going to depending if the line up is something worth going to see, most likely not.

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80. Muserated writes:

P.s. GuuG, Strapping Young Lad did perform at Ozzfest. That would have been last year on second stage. Which by the way, was great all thanks to System.

# Feb 14, 2007 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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81. B-rad writes:

There has to be a catch to this. Why would the biggest rock/metal festival be free? The catch will probably be horrible bands.

# Feb 16, 2007 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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82. fuckemokids writes:

i have a feeling that there is going to be alot of underground metal bands there and that is f***ing sick MAINSTREAM IS GAY

# Feb 16, 2007 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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83. the antihippy writes:

^^ what does that have to do with anything?

# Feb 16, 2007 @ 10:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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84. ajay writes:

u guays are so anal...static x had a free tour in 04 and it was actually free...sponsors pay big money to have their name on a tour and they pay for the costs without ne catches...

# Feb 16, 2007 @ 11:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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85. pro snake writes:

i think the bands that play will be pretty cool to see, their probably going to be all about the music becuz sharon did say it got expensive cuz the bands wnted more and more money, i think some notables might make an appearence...sure no korn or tool on this tour, but who knows, maybe some bands as well known (and good) as dillenger escape plan, mercury switch, and scars of tomarrow might jump onboard

# Feb 16, 2007 @ 11:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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86. death to generic metal writes:

i never thought ozzfest was that expensive...30 bucks for lawn seats? fine by me...no matter what u pay u can get front row for second stage, and only the douchebag teenagers who think three days grace is metal and drunk ozzy 40-year-old fans pay the 65 bucks for pavillion, so who cares

# Feb 16, 2007 @ 11:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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87. Red_Chord writes:

What's up with the screw Canada thing by the way. If I recall things right, we didn't go on insulting the States...and I will not do that. So screw the guys who said screw Canada. Good things the great majority of Americans are super cool and good neighboors.

# Feb 17, 2007 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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88. godlike writes:

ah ha... its good to see the mighty Red_Chord...!!

# Feb 17, 2007 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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89. godlike writes:

3 cheers for the coolest of all Canadians..!!!

# Feb 17, 2007 @ 10:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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90. Red_Chord writes:

Thanks my good buddy. Good to see you as well...I've posted on the Audioslave thing as well. Finally some news that gets my interest...Ozzfest for free, who wouldn't go ape sh** about that ?

# Feb 17, 2007 @ 11:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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91. Goat Head Soup writes:

Despite what Bruce d***inson thinks, I think Sharon is brilliant for two reasons: 1.) she's going to make millions on this so-called free tour and 2.) she's going to make millions on this so-called free tour. (Can you say "merchandising", kids?)

# Feb 18, 2007 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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92. Goat Head Soup writes:

Oh my god - they edited the d*** out of Bruce d***inson! That's the funniest thing I've seen all day.

# Feb 18, 2007 @ 5:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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93. Red_Chord writes:

It's automatic, for example if I say that my name is d*** Armstrong, well d*** is hidden !!! Hahahahahaha it is funny man !!! I feel like a d*** !!

# Feb 18, 2007 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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94. a11mightyta11est writes:

God Bless Ozzy and Sharon. You're amazing, the broke a$$ metal heads thank you.

# Feb 18, 2007 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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95. Red_Chord writes:

Yep, unless there is a catch...and although I love Ozzy, I am fairly certain that he has nothing to do with it...he probably don't know about it yet...the info is still making it's way uo to his brain...

# Feb 19, 2007 @ 3:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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96. Skiwgaar_Skwigelf1 writes:

This is going to be so awesome, see you all there!

# Feb 19, 2007 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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97. hells angels mistery writes:

this is gonna kick a$$ i couldnt go last year becuz it was to expensive for me to get any tickets but this year is gonna be the s**t hell yeah m****a f***a c u all there b****es

# Feb 20, 2007 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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98. Lurpys Mistress writes:

Is this for real....its really free...omfg....thats crazy

# Feb 20, 2007 @ 2:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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99. Seawitch07 writes:

I hope Buffalo New York, Makes the list they have some of the hardes't mother f***en headbanger around. I no it's free but I'm sure you will get soaked for everything else bistime. But who gives a chance. If I can see the Prince of Darkness for FREE....All I can say is HELL ya..Ozzfest 2007 can't wait.

# Feb 20, 2007 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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100. machingunmajesty writes:

The bands get less metal every year. Kind of dissapointing. Everyone just goes on the grass though unless they sneak onto the floor. There must be some kind of catch though. Some tickets were worth $200+. plus those private boxes and everything....

# Feb 22, 2007 @ 2:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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101. anal crasher writes:

WTF is going on i cant find out who is playing at ozzfest.....................maybe this time the hot backstreet boys will play?

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