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Ozzfest 2008 Deemed A Success By Organizers

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Billboard.com reports: Ozzfest 2008, with Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne as headliners, grossed nearly $3.5 million and drew close to 30,000 people to Dallas' Pizza Hut Park, according to producers Sharon Osbourne and AEG Live.

Sponsored by Affliction Clothing, this year's Ozzfest marked the return of the 13-year-old hard music brand after a free run at amphitheaters last year. This year's one-off event did "fantastically well," Sharon Osbourne told Billboard.com. "The one thing is you want for the kids to go away and keep talking about what a great show it was, and that's what they're doing."

In addition to Metallica and Osbourne, mainstage acts were Serj Tankian, Hellyeah, Johnathan Davis, Cavalera Conspiracy, Shadows Fall, Apocalyptica, and In This Moment. The second stage featured Sevendust, Devildriver, Kingdom of Sorrow, Soilent Green, Witchcraft and Goatwhore. On the third stage were the Sword, Drowning Pool, Rigor Mortis, Within Chaos, The Destro and "battle of the bands" winners Debris and Black Tooth.

Osbourne says plans are for Ozzfest to return to Dallas again next summer, likely as a two-day festival, and other cities are also being considered. "Ozzfest ain't going anywhere," she says. "We do try and shake things up and experiment. We're not the old donkey that plods on doing the same sh*t."

Source: Billboard.com

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1. metal2death writes:

they should do a different big city every year, how about philly?!!!!haha

# Aug 17, 2008 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kalis_wrath writes:

They should go back to touring like regular!

# Aug 17, 2008 @ 3:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. v writes:

i wouldnt mind more 2-day festivals.....if thats wat they do. There's more chance of getting good acts to play. I'd rather have that than a full blown tour with a bunch of no-good bands...

# Aug 17, 2008 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. KinG_KoOPa writes:

they should deff go back to regular. sharon is a f.ucking t.wat i think ozzy needs to give that b.itch a backhand!

# Aug 17, 2008 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

the only good bands were goatwhore and soilent green.

# Aug 17, 2008 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BodomFan writes:

Cavalera Conspiracy was f uckin bad ass. Soilent Green put on a damn good set too. that was about it. Granted i'm an Ozzy fan so he is always good. pretty disappointing line up this year though.

# Aug 17, 2008 @ 10:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. kclauss writes:

go back to normal
i went the last 4 yrs and then thy pulled this sh**
i was p***ed

# Aug 18, 2008 @ 9:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Alec29 writes:

Tour again.....multiple cities...not two-day festivals.

# Aug 18, 2008 @ 9:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0's avatar

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ozzfest can f*** off in a box. keep that sh** in texas., the f***ing rednecks can keep it for all i give a f***.

# Aug 18, 2008 @ 10:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. KORNDOGG writes:

i wanna see Jon Davis solo! that would rock

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11. KORNDOGG writes:

KORNDOGG is back on metalunderground after a 2 year absense! that should be a headline!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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