Report: OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE Living Together Again
According to TMZ.com, BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne has moved back in with his wife and manager Sharon after convincing her that he has been drug and alcohol free for months.
Ozzy admitted that he relapsed into drug and alcohol abuse for 18 months in a statement posted on April 15 on his Facebook page.
Sharon had reportedly been staying in a Los Angeles hotel, and made it clear that she would not get back together with the singer until he adequately proved his sobriety.
The couple walked the red carpet at the Daytime Emmy Awardsyesterday (Sunday, June 17) and seemed happy and in love. They even shared a passionate embrace and kiss at the award ceremony in Beverly Hills (see video below).
In a recent interview with USA Today, Sharon stated about Ozzy's recovery: "He's doing incredibly well. He is. Eighty-plus days clean and sober. He's working his program rigidly."
She added: "It's amazing to see how somebody in just over 80 days can change their life around. You know, miracles happen all the time and he has (gone from) hating himself, from a place of despair, to being a responsible husband and father again and it's amazing to see. I'm very proud of him. He's a great example, too, for people. He's not the only person that suffers from addiction.
"Tomorrow's a new day and you start all over again. You just don't give up, it doesn't matter what you have, or your position in life, you still have those demons in you.
"This problem affects so many people. It doesn't matter what you have. It's the same battle for everyone."
Ozzy has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction throughout his entire 40-plus-year career, both with SABBATH and as a solo artist, although in recent years he seemed to have achieved a steady level of sobriety.
Ozzy told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that the many years he spent drunk and high took a toll on his relationship with his kids — especially his son Jack. "The one downside about being the crazy guy of rock 'n' roll was the fact that I missed out on my children somewhat and they missed out on me," he said. "I had an argument with my son one time, and I go to him, 'Jack, what are you moaning at me for? You never wanted for a damn thing.' And he goes, 'Oh yeah? What about a father?' And it just kicked me straight between the legs and I was like, 'Good God.'"
'Lullaby Versions' Of SLIPKNOT Due Next Month
Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company which creates "beautiful lullaby versions of your favorite artists," will release "Lullaby Versions Of Slipknot" on July 2 via Roma Music Group.
"Lullaby Versions Of Slipknot" track listing:
01. Wait And Bleed
03. Before I Forget
04. Dead Memories
06. Left Behind
07. Pulse Of The Maggots
09. Spit It Out
12. Vermillion, Pt. 2
A full-length version of "Before I Forget" can be streamed below.
Audio samples of the entire album are available at Amazon.com.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star is the premier pop music lullaby line, with more than a hundred titles to choose from across soundtracks, pop, rock, metal, country, alternative and more.
In its mission statement, Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star says, "We feel our lullaby line fills a vacant musical niche. There are other lines of pop music lullabies but we decided to take the approach of being high end musically rather than simply doing these as a novelty. After all, just because the music is for a baby it doesn’t have to sound unsophisticated. We feel we owe it to the artists that we are covering to do their music justice and our standard of quality transcends the lullaby genre. In fact, in addition to soothing babies our fans use our music for yoga, massage and sleep therapy or just general relaxation. We like to call them 'lullabies for all ages' and the diversity of use is testament to that."
For more information, visit www.ttlrs.com.
Black Sabbath Sets Chart Record in Scoring First #1 Album in UK Since 1970
Black Sabbath's 13 is #1 -- on the U.K. album charts, that is. The legendary heavy-metal band's first full-length studio effort to feature founding frontmanOzzy Osbourne since 1978's Never Say Die debuts at the top of the country's Official Albums Chart according to the U.K.'s Official Charts Company.
The milestone comes 42 years and eight months after Sabbath last reached #1 on the U.K. albums tally -- with their second release, 1970's Paranoid. This sets a U.K. record for the most years between chart-topping studio releases. The previous record for the longest period between #1 studio albums was 38 years, set by Bob Dylan, whose 2009 release Together Through Life was his first #1 on the Official Albums Chart since 1970'sNew Morning.
Sabbath also eclipses Rod Stewart's recently set record for the British artist with the most years between chart-topping studio releases in the United Kingdom. The singer's latest album, Time, bowed at #1 just last month -- 37 years after he scored his previous chart-topping original album, 1976's A Night on the Town.
"I'm in shock!" Osbourne tells OfficialCharts.com about 13's landmark achievement. "The success of this album has blown me off my feet. We've never had a record climb the charts so fast!"
Regarding surpassing Stewart's record, Ozzy adds, "It's great, but Rod's the same as us, we've got something other people haven't got. It's all manufactured bulls**t these days. But the likes of Rod, and Elton John and us have got something different. We know our craft."
Black Sabbath's 13 also is expected to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart this week. HITS Daily Double estimates that 13 will move somewhere around 120,000 to 130,000 copies. The band's highest-charting album in the U.S. was 1971's Masters of Reality, which peaked at #8. The Billboard 200's new top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday.
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Papa Roach’s Tony Palermo Feels “Privileged” to Perform at Download Festival; Reveals Timetable for Next Album
Papa Roach was among the acts that rocked the crowd at the Download Festival in the U.K. over the weekend. Drummer Tony Palermo says that he’s always excited to perform at the annual event, especially because he’s been a fan of the fest since he was a kid.
“For me personally, Download has always been that festival that all of my favorite metal bands used to play at,” he tells ABC News Radio. “But for us as a band, I mean, it’s just one of the biggest festivals that you can play and be part of and we’re so privileged to be asked to come back here all the time.”
Palermo adds that he’s looking forward to getting back into the studio with Papa Roach once their tour is finished so they can begin working on their next album. “I think we’re gonna finish out...with the Euro run and then take, like, a month off,” he explains. “Then [we’ll] reconvene in the studio and start writing and recording hopefully by March, April of next year.”
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Andrew WK to Attempt to Break Guinness World Record for “Longest Drum Session in a Retail Store"
Last year, The Flaming Lips set a Guinness World Record for the most concerts performed in multiple cities in a 24-hour span during MTV’s O Music Awards. This year, the event’s producers have tapped Andrew WK to take on a new challenge. The singer will play the drums for 24-hours straight at Oakley's flagship retail store in New York City’s Times Square with the goal to set the Guinness World Record for “Longest Drum Session in a Retail Store."
"Despite my apparent confidence, inside I am actually a very small, trembling shell of a person, who is not only intimidated, but completely mortified and horrified by the ramifications of this challenge," said the singer in a statement on his website. "Just drumming for an hour -- just drumming for 24 seconds -- can be quite intense. I think it will push me to the very lengths of my strengths."
The notoriously hard-partying singer adds that a number of surprise guests will drop by during his time behind the drum kit, including ?uestlove from The Roots.
The MTV O Music Awards -- and Andrew’s drumming challenge -- will stream live at OMusicAwards.com starting Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.
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5FDP’s Zoltan Bathory Reveals Special Guests Featured onThe Wrong Side of Heaven...
Five Finger Death Punch’s upcoming double album, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, will feature contributions from a number of special guest stars. Guitarist Zoltan Bathory says that while we can expect both albums to include some unique collaborations, he’s only willing to tell us about the singers involved on the release’s first installment.
“The first single [“Lift Me Up”] was featuring Rob Halford and that was an amazing experience...and we have [Soulfly frontman] Max Cavalera [and] Jamey Jasta fromHatebreed [on The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1],” he tells U.K. magazine Kerrang! in a video interview. “We have [singer] Maria Brink from In This Moment and then we have Tech N9ne, who is a rapper. That’s the guests on that one, and on the second record we will reveal that when the time comes, but you know we have some good ones on that [album as well].” The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1 will arrive at all the usual outlets on July 30 and will be available in a variety of formats, including standard and deluxe digital versions and a limited-edition box set. The second installment of the album will be released sometime in the fall.
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Rob Zombie to Stage "Great American Nightmare" Halloween-Themed Event in Los Angeles
Rob Zombie is cooking up something special for Halloween this year. The singer has just announced that he’ll be putting on an event that will offer fans to chance to experience haunted house attractions based on his films.
Dubbed the Great American Nightmare, the event will feature three fully-immersive haunted house experiences: Lords of Salem Total Black Out, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt of 1,000 Corpses. Each attraction offers a 3D experience with animatronics and effects, as well as lots of chilling surprises.
"This is...the ultimate badass Halloween experience!” said Zombie in a statement. “No one will walk away disappointed. I am thrilled to bring The Great American Nightmare to California and begin a reign of bloody terror!"
In addition, Great American Nightmare will also feature 15 nights of concerts curated by Zombie, including sets by Andrew WK, The Used, Goldfinger, Ozomatli and Reel Big Fish, among others. The full list of artists set to take the stage for the event will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The Great American Nightmare will be held every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10 through November 2 at the Fairplex FEARplex just outside of Los Angeles in Pomona, California. Tickets for the event start at $30 and will go on sale on June 29 at GreatAmericanNightmare.com.