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In This Moment Angry With Anti-Ozzfest Messages

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IN THIS MOMENT have issued the following update:

"We have received a ton of messages in response to our Ozzfest 2008 announcement, there have been lots of questions and some confusion regarding Ozzfest 2008 and we feel that they need to be addressed. First off everyone is asking if Ozzfest 2008 is a one day show or if its a full tour, the press release states that it is a ONE DAY destination event, so yes everyone Ozzfest this year is ONE DAY August 9th in Dallas Texas. The fact that it will only be one day this year seems to have really pissed off a lot of people who don't live in Texas, we understand being disappointed about something like this because Ozzfest has become something alot of people have come to count on every year, it's ok to be disappointed, we get it, we would love to tour the whole country with this amazing package too, but guess what.....its only one show this year so we have to deal with it. The people who are bashing Ozzy and Sharon with words like "betrayed" or "fucked over" are way out of line. Ozzy and Sharon created this innovative festival that gave metal and rock lovers across the U.S. a chance to see a bunch of awesome bands each year, they also gave numerous underground bands a chance to play in front of thousands of people who otherwise would have never known about them, they blazed the trail for every other hard rock/metal festival out there today and they even made it free last year, people should show a little respect. Ozzy has been on tour for 11 months, if he decides not to do a full Ozzfest tour this year that's his business. Ozzy and Sharon have given In This Moment some amazing opportunities over the last 2 years and we have nothing but the utmost respect for them and what they do . That being said please stop sending messages bashing Ozzfest or the Osbournes, we won't post them, so it's a waste of your time. We love our fans and we know some of you are disappointed so let me assure you, we will be touring our asses off starting in September and we will be coming to your town. Hang tight, we love you all, see you soon."

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1. deathbringer writes:

Honestly, making Ozzfest a 1-day mega festival is excactly what the US needs to spur other larger festivals and the ability for bands to festival hop around the country while on tour, like happens in Europe every summer. Not only was Ozzfest bad for competition, it was hard on young bands who hadn't made it yet - first to pay so much money to get on the tour and second to commit to such extensive touring when they are usually strapped for cash in the first place. If we see a few more bigger festivals pop up around the country next year, it will help the entire tour industry, help smaller and underground bands who can still secure a slot to be seen by 20,000, 40,000 or more people, in addition to making travel and mini-touring for them more worthwhile (note how many bands make a mini-tour out of travelling to NEMHF and SXSW each year). Sure, it may suck to have your city passed over for such a big touring fest - I am disappointed myself - but I think this is absolutely better in the grand scheme of things.

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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

agree 100% with deathbringer. more festivals is what we need here in america.

# May 16, 2008 @ 9:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. FocusShift writes:

Well written deathbringer, thought I still think this year's line up is anything to go crazy over.

# May 16, 2008 @ 11:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

I don't really care who's wrong or right. All I know is that In This Moment can blow me because the only reason they got crowds last year is because it was FREE. Who fxcking gives a fxck about what Sharon thinks. Last time I heard, Ozzy was the one behind the music, not her. Maybe she got the crutches out so his frail a$$ could stand on stage, but as far as I'm concerned, she's the Yoko Ono of our generation. The fact that she wrote a book is preposterous enough. And I know the book was about her struggle with cancer, but, come on. Nobody gives a sh**. It does feel like betrayal because when Ozzy closes a show by saying "I love you all" some of the hardcore fans like to think he might really mean it. And, yeah, he did a 11 month world tour, but are you telling me that they just FORGOT Ozzfest was coming up? It's laziness. The world tour would've been more lucrative than Ozzfest, anyways, since it's fewer hands in the pockets, so they take the world tour and procrastinate on Ozzfest. They get ONE SHOW in the f***ing easiest place to have a metal concert, and then act like WE'RE the ones with the problem? I went to 3 Ozzfests and Ozzy was at ONE of them. So, please, In This Moment, don't think that you can tell us how to feel just because you've got your hands in the pockets, too. We pay $65 summer after summer to see this and to know that they jumped on a lucrative world tour at the expense of exposing more people to more metal bands shows that they're not really in it for the fans. They're in it for themselves. "Bringing metal to the masses" my asses. "Bringing money to the mama" is more like it.

So, in short, fxck you, In This Moment. You don't know what it's like to be slighted year after year by your idol. I'll f***ing bash Ozzfest whenever the fxck I choose. We pay for your air-conditioned tour busses and we pay your f***ing road crew. We have earned the right to complain out loud because some of us (those not anywhere near Texas) have actually been looking forward to THIS year's Ozzfest since last summer. Don't f***ing act like not charging us to see 30 sh**ty bands was doing us a favor. With the prices some of us have paid for our Ozzy memorabilia, maybe THEY owe US.

# May 16, 2008 @ 3:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Terminator writes:

In this moment paraphrased "we love our fans, but we dont care what you think."

# May 16, 2008 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brandedcfh420 writes:

Terminator writes:
In this moment paraphrased "we love our fans, but we dont care what you think."

thats with most bands out there!!

# May 16, 2008 @ 3:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. MAW writes:

Post 4 is right one the money
I think having the sh** in dallas is more because of the dimebag tribute than anything, they could play Salina Kansas with that lineup and it would still be way sold out

# May 16, 2008 @ 3:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. rk writes:

for a comment i would say i would have paid for last years ozzfest it was great to see behemoth live finally and nile again and 3IOB but its gonna suck when that monsters of gaymen tour hits here the only band that looks interesting is mastadon imho machine head died after the more things change cd. So its gonna be mostly local shows for me i reckon since the ol fest aint coming around noblesville this summer.

# May 16, 2008 @ 4:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. FocusShift writes:

It's a little sad I've been looking forward to Warped Tour more than Ozzfest these last couple years. Ozzfest really has not much to look forward to other than maybe seeing Metallica for less than $150. And even then, is that really that great of a deal? Making an 8 hour trip to see Iced Earth and Testament for $55 a ticket was something worth that kind of hassle. But this Ozzfest is just as weak as the last two years in my opinion.

# May 16, 2008 @ 4:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. scoop49er writes:

thee is a very simple reason why they are doing it this way:

i go to a bunch of other festivals during the year(coachella,bonnaroo,lollapalooza, etc) normally destinations festivals when they start want to test the waters to see if its gonna work. ozzfest is basically gonna give you a one day event and see how it goes. if it goes well, then maybe they expand to two days. hell maybe even 3 at some point. other festivals like the rockstar mayhem and others will continue to carry the torch. ozzfest is better off as a destination fesitval and any festival that can get metallica and ozzy together one more time is good enough for me.

# May 16, 2008 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Teddy Bear writes:

Wow! Who knew IN THIS MOMENT was so tight with OZZY..lol..I get their POV--why whould fans send insulting remarks about a guy who's helped the band's carreer to a band they supposedly like?

I really think think that OZZY has dome the most touring since 2007 in years and is taking a break from Ozzfest..however, I still feel that the FREEFEST didn't really pan out last year for them and that the economy sucks so bad in the USA is another reason.

Will Ozzfest be back town to town next year? Who knows. I always looked forward to Ozzfest and had been to all of them since 1999. It's something I looked forward to each year but all things must come to an end,,,

I also think there are so many more package tours out there that many of the bands are thaking out on themselves to do their own "OZZFEST" type shows and it's getting tougher for Ozzy to get really good bands anymore to participate. Seems like there's a tour for Hot Topic, Viva La Bands, drinks, ect. and other states are doing their own fests like NE Metal and Hard Core and Rock N Shock in MASS, which brings out the newer best bands.

# May 16, 2008 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Dark_Funeral writes:

in this moment sucks but that b**** is hot. haha

# Jun 1, 2008 @ 9:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. DeathInEye writes:

I don't think it's laziness. He's in his 60s with a fvcking 80 year-old body! A 6 month would be hard! Ozzfest has been dying anyway in my not so humble opinion (who ever heard of a humble opinion?!). Anyway, minus Metallica, Korn, Drowning Pool and In This Moment, I think lineup is pretty decent.

# Jun 1, 2008 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Joo writes:

I just think ozzy outdid himself a couple of years ago when he was paying bands like system of a down and disturbed thousands upon thousands. He set the standard for festivals and the pricing that went along with it. Its only natural he got burned and now a few years later he cant afford to do that. I do also feel however, that having more festivals in the US is a good idea, especiall for lesser known acts to catch a break.

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