Coal Chamber, Osbourne Management Part Ways

The Osbourne Management stable has lost another client, but don't expect the flurry of harsh words and legal threats that followed the company's split with Smashing Pumpkins.

Sharon Osbourne (wife and manager of Ozzy Osbourne) and Coal Chamber have agreed upon a split that both parties insist is a mutual decision.

"The decision was mutual," Osbourne said via a spokesperson. "We had many years of fun together. I wish them much success and love."

"We as a band decided it was in our best interest to part ways with Osbourne Management," Coal Chamber drummer Michael Cox said of the development. "We accomplished a lot in our time working together, and we are looking forward to a bright future for Coal Chamber." The band has yet to settle on new management and is currently weighing its options.

Osbourne had been instrumental in Coal Chamber's success, placing the band on Osbourne Management's annual Ozzfest and helping the band get together with Ozzy for a cover of

Peter Gabriel's "Shock The Monkey" that appeared on Coal Chamber's 1999 album "Chamber Music."

Earlier this year, Osbourne Management faced rougher water when severing its ties with Smashing Pumpkins. The company dropped the Pumpkins in January, with Osbourne herself telling the press that Pumpkins' frontman Billy Corgan "was making me sick." Since then, the band has taken the issue to court, filing a lawsuit against Osbourne Management seeking $150,000 the band claims it paid Osbourne as an advance (see "Pumpkins Take Osbourne To Court Over $150,000").

For Coal Chamber, the show goes on... literally, as the band is currently on the road with Type O Negative on what is being billed as the "Road Rage" tour (see "Coal Chamber/Type O Negative Tour Lined Up").

The trek started three weeks ago in Atlanta and sees Coal Chamber touring with bassist Rayna Foss Rose for the first

time since her recent maternity leave (see "Coal Chamber Bassist To Return For Tour With Type O Negative").

Here's how the rest of the tour shapes up:

  • 3/10 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
  • 3/11 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
  • 3/12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Metropol
  • 3/14 - New York, NY @ Roseland
  • 3/16 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
  • 3/17 - Scranton, PA @ Scranton Cultural Center
  • 3/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
  • 3/19 - Washington, DC @ Nation
  • 3/21 - Norfolk, VA @ Boathouse
  • 3/22 - Raleigh, NC @ Ritz
  • 3/24 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
  • 3/25 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
  • 3/26 - Sunrise, FL @ Sunrise Musical Theatre
  • 3/27 - Tampa, FL @ Masquerade
  • 3/29 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
  • 3/31 - Houston, TX @ Aerial Theatre
  • 4/1 - Live Oak, TX @ Live Oak Civic Center
  • 4/2 - Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
  • 4/4 - Dallas, TX @ Bronco Bowl
  • 4/6

    - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

  • 4/7 - Salt Lake City, UT @ SaltAir Pavilion
  • 4/9 - Boise, ID @ Skateworld
  • 4/12 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
  • 4/14 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
  • 4/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
  • 4/19 - West Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium