Jada Pinkett Smith's Wicked Wisdom to Join Ozzfest Lineup

Published: 2005-05-20
Ozzfest organizers have confirmed actress Jada Pinkett Smith and her band Wicked Wisdom as the final "mystery act" on the second stage of this year's tour. Wicked Wisdom's sound resembles Evanescence's rock-classical fusion, with metal, and soul influences. Pinkett Smith (wife of rapper-actor Will Smith) and her bandmates will join headliners Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Velvet Revolver, and Rob Zombie in July when the 26-city tour kicks off.

Along with Pinkett Smith, the band features "Pocket" on guitar, "Rio" on bass, Cameron Graves on keys, and Satnam Ramgotra on drums, with backing vocals from Devin Vasquez and La Shanda Dendy. Wicked Wisdom has previously opened for Papa Roach and Britney Spears.

The Ozzfest 2005 lineup is as follows:

Main Stage:

Black Sabbath
Iron Maiden (Jul. 15-Aug. 20)
Velvet Revolver (Aug. 23-Sep. 4)
Mudvayne
Shadows Fall
Black Label Society
In Flames

Second Stage:

Rob Zombie
Killswitch Engage
As I Lay Dying
Mastodon
A Dozen Furies
The Haunted
Arch Enemy
The Black Dahlia Murder
Bury Your Dead
It Dies Today
Soilwork
Trivium
Gizmachi
Wicked Wisdom

Writer: Trent McMartin

   

 

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jada rocked, had no idea it was her till i got up front and recognized her from video of other style . outstanding band way tight . tell jada this was my tenth fest and she was fresh . good luck to her and her mates.
Posted by: Anonymous on August 16, 2005
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