(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Fuse, the nation's only viewer-driven, all-music network has been selected as the exclusive cable television broadcast partner for the 10th Anniversary of Ozzfest. From set-up to sun down, to up-in-front to backstage, Fuse's VJ Mistress Juliya will provide the inside dirt on all the Ozzfest favorites.
"Fuse and Ozzfest go together like tattoos and piercings," said Robert Weiss, head of entertainment for Fuse. "We could not be a true multi-genre music network without metal, and Ozzfest is the ultimate metal event. We're thrilled that our commitment to metal has culminated into this joint venture with Ozzy and Sharon, and look forward to bringing viewers the concerts, back stage interviews and exclusive content from the tour."
Fuse kicked off its Ozzfest programming to coincide with the tour's launch in Massachusetts on July 15. From July 15-September 4, Fuse's Uranium, which airs every Friday at 9 PM ET, provides interviews and videos from the heavy hitters of Ozzfest as well as the artists you never thought you would see on TV. Viewers can also tune into Metal Asylum every night at 11 PM ET for the 'Ozzfest Video of the Day,' and the latest in metal videos and news.
On August 19 at 9 PM ET, Fuse will premiere Ozzfest 2005: Uranium Invasion followed by Ozzfest 2005: Fuse's Metal Mayhem at 9:30 PM ET, providing diehards with a glimpse into the nether regions of Ozzfest and the second stage bands. From August 22-26 at 11 PM ET, Fuse's VJ Juliya sits down with Mastodon, Black Label Society, In Flames and As I Lay Dying on Metal Asylum.
On the Web, Fuse has created its own cyber-Ozz village, allowing fans to share their photos and experiences from the tour, as well as providing links to the bands' websites and where tickets can be purchased for the tour. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner