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Black Label Society is Not Playing Ozzfest 2007

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ZAKK WYLDE has announced that his BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will NOT be playing this year's Ozzfest, dubbed Freefest as there is no charge for tickets.

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY had become somewhat of a staple on Ozzfest appearing six of the last seven years, only missing the 2003 trek.

However, Zakk will be playing guitar for headliner OZZY OSBOURNE. Confirmed dates are as follows:

July
12 - White River Amphitheatre - Seattle, WA
14 - The Gorge - George, WA
17 - Sleep Train Amphitheatre - Sacramento, CA
19 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
21 - Hyundai Pavilion - Devore, CA
24 - Cricket Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
26 - Journal Pavilion - Albuquerque, NM
28 - Coors Amphitheatre - Denver, CO
30 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Kansas City, MO

August
2 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - San Antonio, TX
4 - Smirnoff Music Center - Dallas, TX
6 - UMB Bank Pavilion - St. Louis, MO
8 - Germain Amphitheatre - Columbus, OH
10 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL
12 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre - East Troy, WI
14 - Verizon Wireless Music Theatre - Indianapolis, IN
16 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
18 - New England Dodge Music Theatre - Hartford, CT
20 - Tweeter Center - Boston, MA
22 - Tweeter Center - Philadelphia, PA
24 - Post Gazette Pavilion - Pittsburgh, PA
26 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Detroit, MI
28 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC
30 - Sound Advice Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL

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1. E-Rock writes:

That sucks, I was wanting to see them again. I just saw them in Louisville and they rocked.

# Apr 23, 2007 @ 10:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Xplayer writes:

WHAAAAT!!! Omg, I can't believe it these guys r once again not playing Ozzfest. It's about time, I say I was getting tired of them being on that line-up year after year.

# Apr 23, 2007 @ 10:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. StabbingTheDrama writes:

No offense to them at all, I've seen them 4 times, but YYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It woulda been retarded if they were the last band.

# Apr 23, 2007 @ 11:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. robw writes:

the question is, who is the last band?

# Apr 23, 2007 @ 11:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Don't know, they're taking too damn long to tell us though

# Apr 24, 2007 @ 12:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. sarah smith writes:

what up man !!!!!!!!!!!! you never forgot "virginia tech" shooters sucks too .

i'm go to ozzfest this year on july 24,2007 kick major @$$.
peace out

# Apr 24, 2007 @ 12:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. no one writes:

glad to hear that, no disrespect to BLS, but zakk did a horrible job with BLS and Ozzy last year.

# Apr 24, 2007 @ 12:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

This is a bunch of fvcking sh** balls. BLS is one of the only bands that has played in the past few years that actually DESERVED to be there. BLS was one of the only bands that were worth watching. Oh, well. Here's to a great Ozzy set, though. August 26th, here I come!

# Apr 24, 2007 @ 9:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Sarah Smith what did the VT shooting have to do with this thread?

# Apr 24, 2007 @ 11:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. FuckedWithAKnife writes:

agreed with CrawfordTexasJingoJango , hopefully they have a really good band to make up for no BLS though

# Apr 24, 2007 @ 11:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. StabbingTheDrama writes:

I don't really think they need to be there. Besides Ozzy, Black Label Society has played Ozzfest more times than any other artist. Hatebreed is right behind them. I'm hoping that it's a good artist that will take their place too but it's not like the whole festival is going to suck because they're not there.

# Apr 24, 2007 @ 12:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. xXxBODOM OF MY HEARTxXx writes:

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
YYYYEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
that would have been gay if they were the last band seriously....WHEW!!!! THATS A COMPLETE RELIEF.....GOOD JOB OZZY....

# Apr 24, 2007 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RAPE-ME!!! writes:

BLS...........SUX 4 U MFERS...................OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LUV POTATOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 24, 2007 @ 1:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Alex.... writes:

F*ck i hate Canada, all the good festivels go either to the uk or th eus like Rock Am Ring, Hellfest and OZZFEST! ! ! ! ! ah well,

# Apr 24, 2007 @ 2:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. metalneverdies writes:

that sucks dude i so wanted to see them this year oh well :(

# Apr 24, 2007 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. queefsniffer writes:

finally zakk's a great guitar play but his band sucks goat c***s

# Apr 24, 2007 @ 5:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. jazz writes:

zakk rocks!!!, if you don't like his music go f*** your mama

# Apr 25, 2007 @ 12:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. RAPE-ME!!! writes:

I HATE POTATOES SO FUUKING MUCH!!!

# Apr 25, 2007 @ 12:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. xXxBODOM OF MY HEARTxXx writes:

hahahahhahahhahahahahha omg!!!

# Apr 25, 2007 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. StabbingTheDrama writes:

I don't like brussel sprouts or asparagus.

# Apr 25, 2007 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Terminator writes:

i like cheese

# Apr 25, 2007 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. musicloverx3 writes:

ok yea what if the band sucks thats going to be the last band. then you would of been like damn i rather of had bls

# Apr 25, 2007 @ 4:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Xplayer writes:

U know it would have been gay if they were thelast band to be announced for the last mainstage slot b/c it would be too easy for us to know that. So, the only way to really keep us guessing is to take BLS out of the fest or not add them. Good thinking Ozzy, good thinking.

# Apr 25, 2007 @ 5:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Death Metal writes:

Damm that sucks i was looking forward to see them

# Apr 25, 2007 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. StabbingTheDrama writes:

yeah, but I mean at least it'd be someone different. As long as it's not like an emometal type band I'll probably be fine with it.

# Apr 25, 2007 @ 5:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Xplayer writes:

Hey ppl, I just discovered something interesting here. If u go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozzfest and scroll down to the 2007 Ozzfest Line-Up, then u will see 3 new bands listed on the main stage. This includes Stone Sour, Static-X, and Alice In Chains

# Apr 25, 2007 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Uh yeah. And you're also talking about wikipedia dumbass. I can go on there and say that Britney Spears is going to be there. Don't listen to Wikipedia. And since Lamb of God is headlining along with Ozzy it has to be somebody whose not as big as LoG.

# Apr 25, 2007 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Xplayer writes:

actually I remember reading listening to rock news on a local radio station in wisconsin that said last year that Alice In Chains had spoke Sharon and the band has made plans for touring Ozzfest this summer. And I went to all 3 of the bands websites and the tour dates before july or july 12 haven't been posted yet which could be a possibility for all three bands.

# Apr 25, 2007 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Xplayer writes:

I meant to say really listening.. made a typo sorry

# Apr 25, 2007 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. SlayerDoom writes:

BLS is amazing. Maybe all you guys just wanna mosh around all day, and thats cool, but BLS is just honest, badass awesome music. It sucks their not gonna be there.

# May 3, 2007 @ 7:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. slayerdisciple writes:

i like BLS but i cant listen to an entire album (except the Blessed Hellride and 1919 Eternal) because all Zakk does is play awesome riffs that get boring after the 3rd time i hear the song and then f***in shreds and i also find there structures and arrangements alittle unintresting (my opinion, again none of these rules apply to 1919 eternal and the blessed hellride cause those f***in rule)

# May 3, 2007 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. godlike writes:

I like potatoes...and sometimes, I like to put cheese on them..

# May 3, 2007 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. sarah smith writes:

YOU ROCK

# May 5, 2007 @ 12:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. tbone writes:

it sucks that bls wont be playing ozzfest he is one of the greatest guitar players ever zakk u rock

# May 14, 2007 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. ArchEnemy84 writes:

But guess who IS the last slot at mainstage for Ozzfest 2007?

STATIC-X...........
This IS SO HORRIBLE.

# May 14, 2007 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Zero 54 writes:

^ It could be worse remember Avenged Sevenfold there, at least it was a good time to go in an cool off a while
Isnt Zakk gonna be playing as Ozzy's Guitarist Anyway so at least he'll still be playing there

# May 14, 2007 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Andrew writes:

No offense to BLS, but they really don't fit in with the killer line up ozzfst has this year. 3 Inches Of Blood, Nile, Behemoth, and The Showdown make ozzfes wotth seeing by themselves. And Lordi is awesome also.

# May 14, 2007 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Andrew writes:

BLS is a great band though, but its time for new bands to be exposed to the world.

# May 14, 2007 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Andrew writes:

Ok, nevermind, the WHOLE second stage is worth seeing (except Hatebreed)

# May 14, 2007 @ 4:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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