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VELVET REVOLVER Plan Concept Album

VELVET REVOLVER are planning on making their second record a concept album, singer Scott Weiland has revealed to MTV.com. "It's something I've been wanting to do since the last STP album, since the 'Shangri-La Dee Da' album [in 2001], and it never was completely realized," Weiland (formerly of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) said. "You ...

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OZZY Says SLASH Offerred Him Money To Moon The Queen

Australia's Herald Sun is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne admits he was a few beers away from mooning the Queen, and cannot fathom why she would want to meet the "tattooed lunatic". He said former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash offered him cash to flash his rear at Royal Variety Performance last month and, had he ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Biography To Air On A&E In January

According to Ozzyhead.com, an Ozzy Osbourne biography is scheduled to air on the A&E Network on Friday, January 6, 2006 at 10:00 p.m., with a repeat airing slated for Saturday, January 7 at 2:00 a.m. The program will reportedly feature an interview with Ozzy, as well as his wife, Sharon, his three children, Jack, Kelly ...

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Autographed Items From SLASH, COLD, LINKIN PARK To Be Auctioned For Charity

MJI Interactive is reporting that autographed instruments and memorabilia from COLD, VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash, LINKIN PARK, and ex-JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro are among the many items up for bid via the Grammy Charity Holiday Auction. Proceeds from the online fund-raiser will benefit the MusiCares organization's health and human service initiatives. The bidding will ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Joined By SLASH At ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE

Ozzy Osbourne sang a version of THE BEATLES classic "In My Life" at the 77th Royal Variety Performance, which took place Monday night (November 21) in Cardiff. Ozzy's wife/manager, Sharon Osbourne, who co-hosted the show, introduced her singer/husband onto the stage, reports Ireland's UTV. She said: "I don't want to sound too sycophantic and his ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Did Not Order Silicone Clone

Chris Vranian of Recre-art.com has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute a report that Ozzy Osbourne is one of the first celebrities to order a life-size silicone clone of himself. Says Vranian: "My wife and I are the owners of Recre-art.com. We created the Ozzy sculpture that you mention in your story [originally published by ...

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'Ozzfest 10th Anniversary' DVD/CD Preview Available

Several tracks from the forthcoming the DVD and bonus live CD release, "Ozzfest 10th Anniversary", have been made available for streaming in audio and video formats. The following tracks can currently be previewed at 98rock.com: BLACK SABBATH – "War Pigs" VELVET REVOLVER – "Sucker Train Blues" ROB ZOMBIE – "More Human than Human" ...

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SLASH, Former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Members To Salute STEVIE WONDER

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS principals Dean and Robert DeLeo are among the artists scheduled to perform and/or appear at a Dec. 10 Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles to honor legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder, according to Billboard.com. The ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: Q & Mojo Magazine Special To Street Next Week

According to a posting at Led-Zeppelin.com, a 148-page Classic Special Edition of Q & Mojo magazine, dubbed "LED ZEPPELIN: Classic, Rare & Unseen", focuses on "the ultimate rock'n'roll band captured by the world's greatest photographers." Over 100 iconic images are featured inside, along with the "real stories" behind the pictures, eyewitness tales from on the ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Bid On A Guitar And Lesson From VIVIAN CAMPBELL

On November 13, charity organization Create Now! is having an benefit event at the Improv Comedy Club in Hollywood, which includes an auction that gives you the chance to bid on a Gibson Epiphone Les Paul signed by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell, plus a private guitar lesson from Vivian. Among the other items auctioned ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE Perform On Argentine TV: Photos Available

ADLER'S APPETITE, the band led by former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, appeared on an Argentine soccer-related TV show called "Futbol Para Todos". They were interviewed and played five songs. During the last number, one of the hosts was dressed as GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose and he did Axl's trademark dance while ...

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It's Official: Second GUNS N' ROSES Hits Album On The Way

A spokesperson for Geffen Records has confirmed to Launch that a second GUNS N' ROSES greatest hits album is coming. MusicTap.net has reported a tentative release date of December 6, but other sources, including Universal Music Norway, are suggesting a March 2006 arrival for the disc. The label spokesperson did not have information on a ...

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'Ozzfest 10th Anniversary' DVD/CD Details Revealed

Die-hard heavy metal fans (and those who are just plain curious) now have the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the longest-running rock tour in history with the DVD and bonus live CD release, "Ozzfest 10th Anniversary". Celebrating its decade anniversary on the road, this DVD brings fans up close and personal to what ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN, SLASH, STEVE VAI Featured On STEVE LUKATHER's Christmas Album

Eddie Van Halen, Slash and Steve Vai are among the guest musicians appearing on the new Christmas compilation from legendary guitarist Steve Lukather, entitled "SantaMental". Produced by Elliot Scheiner (THE EAGLES, STEELY DAN, STING) and Lukather, the 10-track compilation was recorded in fewer than six days and features such iconic favorites as "Jingle Bells", "Winter ...

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