The Granddad of Darkness and the Pre-Pubescent Of Pop will appear in a Super Bowl advert together. Reuters reports that Justin Bieber, and Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne have filmed a commercial for US electronics chain Best Buy. They shot it in Los Angeles early in January but no details about the content of the advert have been revealed. Super Bowl ads have become an artform in themselves, as brands spend millions on creating them and paying for airtime to reach an audience of over 100 million. Other music megastars will appear at the game. Christina Aguilera is booked to sing the national anthem and the Black Eyed Peas will feature during the halftime show. The 2011 Super Bowl ‘ Green Bay Packers versus Pittsburgh Steelers ‘ will take place in Dallas on February 6.
VH1 Reveals “100 Greatest Artists Of All Time” Starting today September 6. VH1 will be hosting a 4-night special that will feature the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” The new special will be hosted by Jim Shearer, the host of VH1’s “Top 20 Video Countdown,” and will feature some of the greatest musicians of all time. Shearer will take fans on a trip back in time from 1998 to see how much the list has changed in the new age of iPods and online videos. Various musicians helped decide on the list and included stars such as Alicia Keys, Ozzy Osbourne, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Iggy Pop, Nas, Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Michael Diamond (Beastie Boys), Daryl Hall, John Oates and Noel Gallagher (Oasis). Gene Simmons (KISS), Adam Levine (Maroon Five), 50 Cent, Nelly Furtado, Mandy Moore, Carrie Underwood, Adam Clayton (U2) and others also voted on who they thought deserved the highly coveted title. VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” will kick off on today, September 6.
Ozzy Osbourne is a ‘hypochondriac’. The 61-year-od rocker is always paranoid he is going to get ill and tries to stop himself from getting sick by exercising regularly. He said: “I’m a hypochondriac. I love exercise though, I like breaking out in a sweat. I don’t do stretching or any of that s**t, I go on the cross-trainer of the bike.” As part of his healthy lifestyle Ozzy – whose wife Sharon overcame bowel cancer – no longer eats junk food and he tries to only dine on organic products. He explained: “I don’t like junk food any more. But it’s easy for me to say that, I can afford all the organic stuff. If you can feed a big family a bucket of KFC chicken for 10 bucks then you’ll do that. Not everyone can afford the healthy organic s**t they say we’re meant to eat.” Although he is now in his 60s the reformed heavy metal wildman has no intention of giving up performing at any point in the near future. Ozzy – who is currently on his ‘Ozzfest’ world tour – said in an interview with Closer magazine: “I’ll only stop when there’s a nail being banged into my coffin! My job’s not a real job, it’s a passion. It’s not like I have to do a job I hate. It would be different if I had to go and clean toilets.”
Rock Veteran Ozzy Osbourne to play I-tunes festival. The iTunes Festival is back with a bang for summer of 2010 and on the 3rd night you can tune in live to watch Ozzy Osbourne play London’s infamous Roundhouse. The former Black Sabbath frontman is expected to play tunes from his new album ‘Scream’ The Sword will be supporting rock veteran Ozzy in what looks to be a night filled with classic rock. Osbourne has recently said he is glad he’s revived his rock career – as he feared he would be remembered for his shambolic appearance on reality TV show “The Osbournes”. Osbourne was catapulted back into the public eye when cameras captured his madcap antics for the series, which first aired in the U.S. in 2002. Fearne Cotton, Dave Berry and Matt Edmondson will be keeping you up to date with the best of the iTunes Festival throughout the month of July. Tune into ITV2 every Thursday & Friday from 8 July at 10pm. Watch highlights on ITV1 on 29 July, 5 August & 12 August. Catch up with the show and watch exclusive behind the scenes footage online at www.itv.com/iTV2
Eminem Debuts At #1 With “Recovery” On Billboard Albums Chart. Eminem relapsed back into the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 Albums chart with the debut of his latest album, “Recovery.” Selling a whopping 741,000 copies, he earns the highest debut of the year and the highest debut since AC/DC’s debuted with 784,000 with “Black Ice” in its first week in 2008. It’s Eminem’s sixth straight debut in the #1 spot. He also surpassed the 608,000 debut of last year’s “Relapse.” In the #2 spot is last week’s #1, Drake’s “Thank Me Later,” down to 157,000 copies in its second week. Miley Cyrus debuts at #3 this week with “Can’t Be Tamed,” her first full-length studio album since 2008’s “Breakout.” The Disney star’s album moves 102,000 copies in its first week. Ozzy Osbourne debuts in the #4 spot with his latest album “Scream,” selling 81,000 copies. It’s his first album since 2007’s “Black Rain” and earns him his seventh top 10 effort. Down a spot to #5 this week is “Now 34,” which features hit singles from Ke$ha, Rihanna and The Script, selling 55,000 copies in its second week. At #6 is a debut from The Roots, “How I Got Over,” their first album since 2008’s “Rising Down.” Selling 51,000 copies in its first week, the band earn their fifth top 10 album on the chart. Jack Johnson is down to #7 this week with “To the Sea,” selling 44,000 copies. Justin Bieber is at #8 this week with “My World 2.0,” selling 43,000 copies, while Sarah McLachlan is down to #9 in her second week with “Laws of Illusion,” selling 38,000 copies. The soundtrack to “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” which hit theaters this week, is down to #10, selling 38,000 copies. Billboard Top 200 Albums Week Ending July 10th, 2010:
1. Recovery, Eminem
2. Thank Me Later, Drake
3. Can’t Be Tamed, Miley Cyrus
4. Scream, Ozzy Osbourne
5. Now 34, Various Artists
6. How I Got Over, The Roots
7. To the Sea, Jack Johnson
8. My World 2.0, Justin Bieber
9. Laws of Illusion, Sarah McLachlan
10. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Soundtrack
Ozzy Osbourne wishes La Toya Jackson had dressed up as her brother Michael at the pop icon’s funeral. The former Black Sabbath rocker claims the siblings bare an uncanny resemblance to each other due to all the plastic surgery they have had, and thinks La Toya could pass for her brother in the right clothes. He said: ‘Look at Michael Jackson by the end – he looked nothing like himself. His sister La Toya looked more like him than he did. Wouldn’t it have been great if she’d dressed up as him at the funeral and really freaked everyone out?’ Michael passed away on June 25 of acute Propofol intoxication. Despite his comments, Ozzy has no problem with plastic surgery – his wife Sharon has spent £300,000 on procedures, while he has had his double chin removed – but he warns it can be addictive. He Continue reading →
Sunset Strip Music Festival spills onto the street. Ozzy Osbourne leads a roster of rockers in the Sunset Strip Music Festival. In its second year, the Sunset Strip Music Festival is going bigger, just like a righteous hair-metal guitar solo. The lineup for the festival, which opens Today and runs through Saturday, includes several of the Strip’s progeny, such as Korn, Chris Cornell, the Donnas, Pepper, Continue reading →
In This Moment’s single ‘Forever’ will be released on 6th April, followed by the Kevin Churko produced (Britney Spears, Ozzy Osbourne) album ‘The Dream’ on 13th April. This new edition of ‘The Dream’ will feature three brand new bonus tracks including a cover of Blondie’s ‘Call Me’.
In This Moment will also be appearing at this year’s prestigious ‘Give It A Name’ Festival in London & Manchester in April as well as performing on a Kerrang! sponsored ‘Give It A Name Introducing’ tour. Currently on tour in the US with Mudvayne, we can expect appearances by the band at further UK festivals over the summer and they will play all 46 dates on the Vans Warped Tour 09 alongside Gallows, Anti – Flag, Black Tide and Madina Lake.
In This Moment is fronted by the dazzling Maria Brink who is already one of the most photographed women in rock music with numerous US covers under her belt including Revolver & Metal Edge. UK press kicked off with coverage in Front magazine and the cover of Total Tattoo magazine ahead of any music press.
The band’s previous album ‘Beautiful Tragedy’ took the band on the road with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Rob Zombie and Lacuna Coil (and to festivals such as Download and Germany’s Rock Am Ring/Rock Am Park). This new album ‘The Dream’ is a big step up for the band and promises to attract the attention of a whole new fanbase. With over 6.5 million Myspace plays to date and a growing army of fans, 2009 will be the year when In This Moment join the likes of Paramore in crossing over from critical success in the rock world, to the consciousness of the mainstream.
UK LIVE DATES:
Give It A Name & Kerrang! Introducing tour
(w/ Lights & Sounds, Versa Emerge, Whole Wheat Bread)
09/04/09 – London Islington Academy
10/04/09 – Cardiff Ifor Bach
11/04/09 – Sheffield Academy
12/04/09 – Glasgow King Tuts
14/04/09 – Newcastle Academy 2
15/04/09 – Manchester Academy 3
16/04/09 – Birmingham Academy 2
Give It A Name Festival
(w/ Enter Shikari, The Blackout, The Academy Is ..)
17/04/09 – London – Brixton Academy
19/04/09 – Manchester – Academy
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