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Ozzfest 2003
Tuesday; July 8; 9am; $89.50 reserved/$49.50 general
Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway; Mountain View; 408.998.TIXS

Last year's OzzFest was fraught with unhappy circumstances, from the death of Drowning Pool frontman Dave Williams to OzzFest first lady Sharon Osbourne's fight against cancer. Sick with worry, headlining OzzFest took an emotional toll on the tour's patriarch, Ozzy Osbourne, who told the crowd, "My head right now is like a fucking haunted house." A lukewarm lineup didn't help matters any, and OzzFest 2002 was hardly one for the annals--especially in contrast to the epic lineup of Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson, Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Slipknot and Mudvayne the year before. OzzFest 2003 should make up for all that and more with a main-stage lineup that just can't miss. Ozzy headlines, Korn plays main support and Marilyn Manson returns with elements of his Grotesk Burlesk "scabaret" and "vodevil" theater spectacle and songs from his new release, The Golden Age of Grotesque. Meanwhile, Disturbed and Chevelle, who just tore up the SJSU Event Center on the second Music as a Weapon tour, kick off the big stage. Early in the day, gravel will be spitting as the pit churns in the sun-baked parking lot for second-stage acts Cradle of Faith, Voivod (featuring former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted), Depswa, Endo, Grade 8, Hotwire, Killswitch Engage, Memento, Motograter, Nothingface, the Revolution Smile, Shadows Fall, Sworn Enemy, Twisted Method and Unioco.

(Sarah Quelland)


Summer Music Guide 2003

Summer Sonic: This summer, Good Charlotte's Joel Madden looks forward to touring and working on his '65 Chevy.

Perry-patetic: Lollapalooza's Perry Farrell attempts to recapture the spirit of 1991.

Modern Love: The 1983 Day on the Green with the Police, the Fixx, Madness, Oingo Boingo, and the Thompson Twins blew open the alternative-rock movement in the Bay Area. Plus: an interview with Fixx frontman Cy Curnin.

Ozzfest 2003: With Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Disturbed and Chevelle. Shoreline.

Summer Sanitarium: With Metallica, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Mudvayne and Deftones. Candlestick.

Wilco and R.E.M: Shoreline.

Björk: Pier 30/32.

Stanford Jazz Festival: With the Branford Marsalis Trio, alumni from Cal Tjader's groups, James Williams, Madeline Eastman, Dena DeRose and Geri Allen's Ensemble. Dinkelspiel Auditorium and Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University.

Comcast San Jose Jazz Festival: With Nneena Freelon, the Count Basie Orchestra, Greg Osby, ¡Cubanismo!, the Yellowjackets, Jimmy Heath and Ledisi. Dinkelspiel Auditorium and Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University.

India.Arie: Montalvo.

Beck/Dashboard Confessional: Greek Theatre.

The Dixie Chicks: HP Pavilion.

Lou Reed: Mountain Winery.

Shows: From Agenda to Zoë.

Summer Festival Guide: Art, wine and more.


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From the May 22-28, 2003 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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