November 16th, 2001

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3 New Street Teams NOW OPEN!!!

What's Up StreetWise,

Just when you thought we were done opening street teams for this month...we
bring you 3 more SICK-ASS projects. Check em' out and join before it's too late.



For many kids growing up in the gang infested streets of urban Los Angeles,
struggle and survival are ways of life. Jim Korthe, lead singer of 3rd Strike,
has figured out how to channel those stuggles into his music and the result is
explosive. Korthe is a gifted artist whose musical roots began in San Pedro, CA
11 years ago with current 3rd Strike guitarist Todd Deguchi.

Recorded by Mudrock (Godsmack, Powerman 5000) with additional tracks produced
and mixed by Toby Wright (Alice and Chains, Korn, Sevendust ), the disc heralds
the arrival of an immense new presence on the rock scene.

Welcome to the emotional apocalypse of 3rd Strike.



The Color Red comes from the subculture of the West Coast rock phenomenon,
determined to throw their music into the heart of America. Hailing from
Riverside California, this hard-edged band mixes forceful vocal melody and
enormously thick guitar tones to create an animated and dynamic sound. Hitting
harder than a caffeine injection, these five rockers stand ready to invade the

"TCR is trying to throw something in your face that you can't wash off," says
bassist Marc Zamora. That "something" is what has propelled the band into
playing with acts such as Korn, Deftones, Papa Roach, 311, No Doubt, The
Offspring, Lit, and a show with Sugar Ray at the Sundance Film Festival.

The Color Red pulls from a mixture of many different musical backgrounds. Their
musical tastes weave through jazz, indie rock and thrash metal. The musical
influences of each member of TCR (as you can tell) are very different, but their
stylistic backgrounds unite in their songwriting. The sound is a mixture of
guitar dynamo, vocal fortitude, thunderous beats and mammoth bass. So drop the
frappaccino and roll the windows down. You're about to experience what we call a
rock epiphany - The experience is The Color Red.



It was up to you whether or not we should work this band. You may remember that
they were September's "Use It Or Lose It." voted USE IT and we are.
In case you forget the bands the bio below.

Since their formation in April 1995, Cave-In has set their course for progress.
What originally started as four high school boys exploring their love of metal
has come around to being four guys who are considered to be independent music's
most solid bet for a brighter, heavier future. A bastion of imagination and
musicianship, Cave-In crafts compositions that are epic in scope and sound.



TAPROOT pre-production is rolling along for their highly anticipated, second
release on our own Velvet Hammer Music. Look out for TAPROOT in the March issue
of Alternative Press as one of the "25 most highly anticipated albums of 2002."

Right beside TAPROOT are the boys in HEADSPACE who have begun recording their
debut record for Velvet Hammer Music/Atlantic Records! The album should be done
sometime in December, but StreetWise should have some music for you soon. Be
prepared for the next generation of the StreetWise Revolution...

Last but not least...SYSTEM OF A DOWN. The guys have a few big radio shows
lined up before heading over to Australia and Europe, they are as follows:

12/1 - Washington, DC (WHFS)
12/6 - Seattle, WA (KNDD)
12/7 - San Francisco, CA (Live 105)
12/11 - Denver, CO (KBPI)

In other SOAD news, "Toxicity" has been chosen as the second single from the
album of the same name. System Of A Down's own bass player
extraordinaire...SHAVO ODADJIAN will be making his directorial debut on the



Well StreetWise....we are DAMN excited about adding this diverse variety of
bands to our ever growing roster of acts. Please do yourselves (and us) a favor
and take a minute to listen to what each band sounds like. We don't want you
joining teams, getting the swag and then telling us that you and all your
friends hate that style of music.


Click here to go to the members area and join the teams:

StreetWise Concepts & Culture 2001
"Bringing You The Sickest New Shit First"
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Ozzy Osbourne Newsletter, Nov. 15, 2001


After consulting with his physicians in Los Angeles, Ozzy
Osbourne has been given the green light to resume his Merry
Mayhem tour on November 29 in Grand Forks, N.D. Doctors are
confident that the stress fracture in Ozzy's leg will be healed
enough for him to begin performing again, however, he may
have to wear a leg brace. Ozzy is currently recuperating at

No word yet on when the postponed dates will be rescheduled.


Ozzy's ASYLUM is the new members-only area of It was
conceived with the idea to bring you closer than ever to the
Madman! Here's what you get: daily news updates, exclusive
chat and message boards moderated by the Ozzministrator,
monthly Q & A with Ozzy, twice yearly Ozzy chats, mega photo
gallery with tons of exclusive photos, monthly contests--ticket
upgrades, t-shirts, memorabilia prototypes, etc.--with REAL
winners, exclusive OTV video content (including the infamous
Ozzy intro spoof films) and more. Go to to take
the tour and join!
EXCLUSIVE: Yearly members will receive an authentic Ozzy
Osbourne lithograph, a painting from his personal portfolio
that is not available anywhere else! Look for yourself at:

Quick Bites:

- Ozzy is currently studying video directors and their
portfolios for his next single/video: "Dreamer".
- Don't miss Ozzy on the MTV Sports & Music Festival this
Sunday at 5pm ET/PT. The band performed three songs "Gets Me
Through", "That I Never Had", and "Crazy Train".
- The Osbourne family is currently under the camera eye 24/7 as
MTV crews have descended upon their Beverly Hills mansion to
tape what will be the first-ever reality show done on a
celebrity family. Think "Real World" meets "The Addams
Family". Air date: February 2002.
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Metal News...

System Of A Direction
System Of A Down have lined up the track "Toxicity" as their next single. A video for the song is expected to be filmed shortly, with band bassist Shavo Odadjian making his directorial debut helming the clip. In other news, the group have announced a few more radio shows, dates are as follows:
December 01st Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
December 06th Seattle, WA - TBA (KNDD Show)
December 07th San Jose, CA - Compaq Center
December 11th Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium

Dream To Earth
Ozzy Osbourne is currently meeting with prospective directors to lens the video for his new single "Dreamer". It is expected to be shot in the near future. In other news, the Osbourne family's daily workings are being filmed as of late for a forthcoming reality TV show based on a celebrity family, which will air on MTV in February.

Shawn Crohn
An official press release has been issued regarding the cancellation of Slipknot's U.S. trek with 40 Below Summer and In Flames, the reason given is as follows:
"Earlier this week, the wife of percussionist SHAWN (#6) CRAHAN had surgery at the Mayo Clinic for Crohn's Disease. Since her difficult recuperation is expected to take six weeks, CLOWN will remain at home in Iowa to care for his wife and three young children. The band apologizes to their fans and hope that they will understand this decision."
The group currently hope to reschedule the postponed dates in April/May.

Wish With A View
Incubus have posted the original uncensored version of their latest video "Wish You Were Here" on their official website, Currently, the band are planning to shoot a video for their next single "Nice To Know You" shortly, while the track is now set to impact at radio on November 27th.

God Hates Touring
More tentative dates for Slayer's God Hates The World Tour have slipped out and are as follows:
November 25th Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
November 27th Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
November 28th St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
November 30th Denver, CO - The Fillmore
December 03rd Seattle, WA - Showbox
December 04th Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
December 06th Universal City, CA - Universal Amphitheatre
December 07th San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
December 09th Fresno, CA - Rainbow Ballroom
December 010th Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
December 11th Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
January 18th Tampa, FL - Masquerade
January 19th Orlando, FL - House of Blues
January 20th Boynton Beach, FL - Orbit Night Club
January 23rd Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
January 24th New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
January 25th Asbury Park, NJ - Convention Hall
January 26th Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
January 27th Montreal, QC - Metropolis
January 29th Indianapolis, IN - Murat Egyptian Room
January 30th Fort Wayne, IN - Pieres
February 01st Peoria, IL - Madison Theatre
American Head Charge and Chimaira are expected to support the band on the dates through to December 11th, while Hatebreed are rumored to be opening, beginning January 18th.

More Merry Mayhem
The A Night Of Merry Mayhem Tour is set to resume on November 29th in Grand Forks, ND, after Ozzy Osbourne recently received the green light to perform from his doctors. The trek, which also features Rob Zombie, Mudvayne and SOiL/Onesidezero, was originally postponed after Ozzy suffered a stress fracture in his leg. No word has been given yet on makeup dates for the shows which were postponed.

The Case Of Fig
Amen frontman Casey Chaos recently spoke with Kerrang regarding the departure of guitarist Paul Fig, here's what he had to say:
"After six years of Paul and I being together in bands, he wanted to do his own thing and not really do tours, stuff like that. He thought I was too self destructive for my own good and he hated watching it happen. There's no bad vibes or anything like that. It's been a while coming. We had problems between him and Tumor."
At present, Amen are continuing their search for a new guitarist while working on their forthcoming new album for I AM/Virgin with producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot), which is set for a release early next year.