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KELLY KEELING To Make Live Debut As Solo Artist

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) will make his first live appearance as a solo artist on Sunday, Feb. 23 at The Joint in Los Angeles, California. Keeling's upcoming solo debut will include guest appearances by Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO), Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE), Kerry Livgen ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'The Essential' CD Pushed Back

OZZY OSBOURNE's forthcoming two-disc "best of" set, titled "The Essential Ozzy Osbourne", has had its release date pushed back to Feb. 11 through Epic Records. "The Essential Ozzy Osbourne" reportedly features "digitally remastered" versions of the OZZY classics. There is no word yet if the compilation includes any songs from the "re-recorded" versions of OSBOURNE's ...

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OSBOURNES' PEPSI TWIST Commercial Posted Online

The 45-second commercial for the new lemon-flavored Pepsi Twist, featuring Ozzy Osbourne and his children, Jack and Kelly, along with a host of celebrities, has been posted online at this location. The commercial, which was shot last month in Los Angeles, shows the two Osbourne children "unwrapping" their faces to reveal they are ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Appear In Next 'Die Hard' Movie?

OZZY OSBOURNE is being tipped to play a baddie in the next "Die Hard" movie, according to www.megastar.co.uk. Osbourne will reportedly appear in the film alongside Britney Spears, who is being lined up to play Bruce Willis' daughter in the fourth burnt offering of the explosive film franchise. In other news, Pepsi is to premiere ...

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DROWNING POOL: 'We Are Not Looking For DAVE WILLIAMS II'

Since reconvening late last year, the surviving members of DROWNING POOL have written more than half a dozen instrumental songs, which drummer Mike Luce described to Rolling Stone as ranging from their heaviest material ever to a track that might be their lightest (tentatively titled "Pussy Control"). "The only thing that kept us positive was ...

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NY Daily News: 'THE OSBOURNES' In Danger Of Becoming A One-Off Wonder

The following article appeared in yesterday's (Jan. 21) edition of the New York Daily News: Viewers are growing weary of MTV's F-bomb-spewing "The Osbournes". Ratings for the reality series have fallen dramatically this season, putting it in danger of becoming a one-off wonder. "In the case of 'The Osbournes', this was an inevitability," said Prof. ...

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H.I.M. Set Release Date For 'Love Metal'

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have set an April 14 European release date through BMG Records for their new album, "Love Metal". The follow-up to 2001's "Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights" reportedly marks a return to a heavier sound for the group, who were criticized by some for pursuing an overly pop-flavored direction on their last ...

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DEF LEPPARD, THIN LIZZY To Tour North America Together

DEF LEPPARD and THIN LIZZY are in talks to tour North America together beginning in late February. Although no official announcement has yet been made on the matter, it is understood that the drummer slot in THIN LIZZY for the duration of the trek will likely be filled by either Rod Morgenstein (DIXIE DREGS, WINGER) ...

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First Season Of 'THE OSBOURNES' Coming On DVD

"The Osbournes - The First Season (Uncensored)" will be released on March 4 on DVD. It will include the following: - All 10 episodes of the first season with commentary - Never before seen, un-aired footage from six episodes - Four never-before-seen episodes - Commentary track. - "Too Oz for TV" - Blooper Reel - ...

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'KELLY OSBOURNE Is Obsessed With Me': CHRISTINA AGUILERA

Backstage at the American Music Awards on Jan. 13, Access Hollywood got to the bottom of the Christina Aguilera and Kelly Osbourne feud. "Personally I think she has a crush on me, because she seems so obsessed with talking about me," Christina told Access. It all started when Kelly made fun of Christina's Christmas CD ...

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METALLICA Bassist Search: Rumors Abound

Former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and current OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo is rumored to have made three trips to METALLICA's Bay Area headquarters in the recent weeks to audition for the vacant bassist slot in the group. Also said to have tried out for the band is former MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez, a close friend ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Duet With PAT BOONE On The Way?

OZZY OSBOURNE's former neighbor Pat Boone is hoping to record a duet with the BLACK SABBATH singer for an upcoming CD. "[Ozzy] and Sharon both enthusiastically said yes, so there may be an Osbourne-Boone duet in the offing, I hope," Boone announced backstage at the American Music Awards Monday night (Jan. 13). As to which ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Release 'Best Of' Set

A brand new OZZY OSBOURNE compilation, titled "The Essential Ozzy Osbourne", is scheduled for release on Jan. 28 via Sony Music. A two-CD set, the collection reportedly features "digitally remastered" versions of the OZZY classics. There is no word yet if the compilation includes any songs from the "re-recorded" versions of OSBOURNE's early catalog that ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Records Vocals For New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY CD!

OZZY OSBOURNE has recorded a guest lead vocal appearance on the upcoming BLACK LABEL SOCIETY CD, "The Blessed Hellride", due in April via Spitfire Records. Osbourne was reportedly followed by MTV cameras and crew last Thursday (Jan. 9) as he came down to BLS's recording studio and laid down his vocals on a track entitled ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'I Have Complete And Utter Faith In My Wife'

OZZY OSBOURNE believes that there is nothing wrong with having his wife as his manager, telling Launch in a recent interview that "every married man's business adviser is his wife. Here's a typical thing: The other day, a truck got delivered to my house. I'm like, 'What's this all about?' My wife comes running in, ...

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THE USED Play Down The OSBOURNE Connection

If you've heard of THE USED, chances are it's because of MTV's "The Osbournes". Recent episodes of the show have featured Ozzy's daughter Kelly hanging with her new boyfriend, Bert McCracken, lead singer of THE USED. Despite the exposure, the band have tried to play their singer's new status down. "We try to not talk ...

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PURE RUBBISH Done 'Horrific Disservice' By VARIETY's KELLY OSBOURNE Article

Houston's PURE RUBBISH have issued the following statement via their management company, Singerman Entertainment (MOTÖRHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, MISFITS, SLAVES ON DOPE): "Variety [the premier publication of the entertainment industry—ed.] has done a horrific disservice to our band, PURE RUBBISH. In their review of Kelly Osbourne's performance December 29th at the Roxy Theater [in West Hollywood, California], ...

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New York Post: Rattle Over OSBOURNE Necklace Raffle

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: The uninvited guest who walked off with the $40,000 diamond necklace raffled off at the Osbournes' New Year's Eve event is being pressured to return it. Sharon Osbourne caused a stink when Renee Tab, an ICM agent, won the raffle at the ...

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NICKELBACK Finish Writing Material For New CD

NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger has been spending time in a Vancouver recording studio, writing and tracking material for the group's upcoming CD. "The new NICKELBACK record is already written and we've recorded three songs, two of which we are pretty sure are all ready to be singles," Kroeger told MuchMusic.com. However, after the success of ...

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OZZY's Jewel Song (II)

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Will Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne ever get back the $15,000 worth of jewels they claim a young ICM agent absconded with at their New Year's Eve party? We told you on Monday how the rock couple had issued a press release ...

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ZAKK WYLDE To Appear On Chicago's Channel 19

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde and BLS drummer Craig Nunenmacher (ex-CROWBAR) will appear on the Chicago-area cable TV show "3 Guys Pickin" on Monday, Jan. 13 at 10:30 p.m. on cable channel 19. Zakk will perform "Spoke In the Wheel" and clips of the BLS show in Chicago last September will be shown. ...

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OZZY, SHARON OSBOURNE Renew Wedding Vows

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne renewed their wedding vows during a New Year's Eve party at the Beverly Hills Hotel that included hundreds of guests. The couple got married on July 4, 1982, but delayed their 20th anniversary celebration because of Sharon's battle with colon cancer. They announced their plans in November. Sharon wore a cream-colored ...

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