Rocker Ozzy Osbourne pulled out of an appearance on “American Idol” because of a former contestant’s hairstyle, according to reports.
The Black Sabbath star was slated to duet with Sanjaya Malakar on last week’s season finale, but cancelled at the last minute.
A source tells the New York Post’s Page Six column, “When he learned he would have to do a duet with Sanjaya, Ozzie said he didn’t want to be onstage with that idiot.”
Osbourne is also reported to have called Malakar “a hairstyle-challenged idiot.”
Aerosmith star Joe Perry was called up as Osbourne’s replacement on the talent-search TV show.
PERRY FARRELL Says DAVE NAVARRO’s ‘Rock Star’ TV Show Caused JANE’S ADDICTION Split
Launch Radio Networks reports: Former JANE’S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell‘s new project, the SATELLITE PARTY, released its debut disc on Tuesday (May 29), titled “Ultra Payloaded”. The CD is a loose concept record about an organization called “the Solutionists” that wants to use music to change the world for the better. Farrell told Launch that the idea came to him after JANE’S ADDICTION began falling apart while guitarist Dave Navarro started hosting the “Rock Star” reality series. “My band broke up basically over reality TV, and I just couldn’t believe it,” he said. “So I thought, like, rock and roll has never been about kissing ass and a contest. You know, rock and roll is self-expression. It’s defiance. It’s freedom. So I started to write about a group of people, they call themselves the Solutionists, that take matters into their own hands in this do-it-yourself world where basically the media has given up on the future.”
The SATELLITE PARTY also features former EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, while the album contains guest appearances from RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea and guitarist John Frusciante, BLACK EYED PEAS singer Fergie and others, as well as what may be the last known recording made by late DOORS vocalist Jim Morrison.
“Ultra Payloaded” is packaged in “an entirely eco-friendly” digipack made exclusively out of recycled paper, while the disc itself is carbon-neutral. All the estimated carbon dioxide produced by the manufacture and shipping of the record will be offset by the construction of renewable energy projects.
The band will perform on CBS-TV‘s “Late Show with David Letterman” on June 5, and has scheduled a residency on “Last Call with Carson Daly” for June 12, June 13, June 14 and June 15. The group will also perform in August at Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival, of which Farrell is one of the organizers.
New Izzy Stradlin tunes available on I-Tunes!
Former GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin‘s new album, “Miami”, is now available for purchase via iTunes. No CDs will be made available in stores.
The album’s 11 songs were recorded at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida.
“Miami” track listing:
02. Buildings In The Sky
03. Let Go
04. JR’s Song
05. Partly Cloudy
07. Bombs Away
08. Tough Check
09. Pick Up The Phone
10. Everythings Alright
11. FSO Ragga
Taz Bentley, a member of Stradlin‘s band, told Izzy‘s official web site that the “Miami” recording sessions date back to late 2005 and early 2006, when the album was completed, reports ChartAttack.com.
“This recording is more loose,” he said. “We spent time jamming the songs out a pinch more than normal. The vibe was relaxed and the songs are as strong and diverse as always.”
There’s no word on whether Stradlin, who turned 45 last month, will tour behind the album. The guitarist spent a portion of 2006 on the road as a guest guitarist with GUNS N’ ROSES during the band’s European tour. It was the first time he had played with the band since 1993. He released his IZZY STRADLIN & THE JU JU HOUNDS debut album in 1992.
411Mania.com posted their Top 10 Glam Rockers. I thought it was an interesting list, and thought I would share this with you.
TOP TEN GLAM ROCKERS.
Last week, I wrote about the influence that glam has had on music and where it all came from. You can check that out by clicking the link:
This week I want to get a bit more specific and a bit more personal. I’ve come to the conclusion that when I see a “Top Ten” list it’s usually what the writer thinks the reader wants to read. You get the basic and stereotypical picks OR you get the obscure picks so the writer can show how “cool” they are. What’s the fun in that? I’m going to have a few obvious picks, some personal picks, and some that I had to think about. I assure you a pretentious free Top Ten. Then again, this is the internet and maybe I’m being naïve.
There are a lot more then these ten glam rockers so sit back, read my picks, think of your own, and send them in….
10.) Little Richard
The 411: When many people think of “glam rockstars” they probably don’t think of my tenth favorite glam rocker of all time. Little Richard, in my opinion, is the grandfather of glam. His flamboyant and over the top image was the predecessor for what glam would later become in the early 70’s and even now.
9.) Dee Snider
The 411: Look at that picture. If that hair, make up, and wardrobe isn’t glam then I’m writing the wrong column this week. And to think, that picture is one of the more conservative of what I came across. With the whole “Parental Advisory” issues from years back, Snider proved he wasn’t just a “freak” with his intelligent view on music’s ever-sucking standards and practices. Unlike many stars of the 80’s, Dee Snider has evolved and is still putting out music and hosting a weekly radio show.
8.) Steven Tyler
The 411: Again, with one look at Steven Tyler you’d think he was either a glam rocker or just a weirdo. While both thoughts would be true, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler has been a favorite of mine for years. Mainly because outside of the great music they’ve supplied us, Tyler has always been a top notch showman and pushes the style envelope a little farther every time I see him.
7.) Marc Bolen
The 411: I didn’t know much about T. Rex until a friend pushed him on me. It didn’t take much of a push because I instantly became a fan. Many consider Marc Bolen of T. Rex, the first to use the glam image in the early 70’s. His talent aside, the whole raunchiness, glam, and slight cheese of glam are credited to him and that’s enough for me to put him on this list.
6.) Nikki Sixx
The 411: One of the first concerts I went to growing up was Motley Crue. I remember little about the show except that Nikki Sixx rocked. He’s got a firm grip on the “sleaze glam” that was born on the Sunset Strip in the 80’s. The whole “sleaze glam” look has made a comeback with bands like Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold, and others adopting the style. The stories, the comeback, and just the overall image of Nikki could easily put him in the top running for being our generation’s Keith Richards (with Slash respectively).
5.) Marilyn Manson
The 411: After rising to fame with a commercialized gothic image, Marilyn Manson then took a page from David Bowie’s book. Manson created a glam persona in his character “Omega”. The whole rubber suit with breasts and ambiguous sexuality all mixed together with glam is what the final result was. For me, despite it being a blatant rip off of Ziggy Stardust, it was probably my second favorite Manson album released.
4.) David Lee Roth
The 411: For the past few years I’ve kept an ongoing joke moving forward with my love for D.L.R. I can careless about anything Van Halen put out without Roth. Without him behind the mic it lacks the enthusiasm and excitement he brought to the table. Growing up I was fond of him and I can still see why. Like a wise man once said, “It’s not if you win or lose, it’s how good you look while playing the game.”
The 411: Since Prince wasn’t a part of any glam specific genre like classic glam, glam metal, or even new wave he is often omitted from these discussions. Isn’t glam about being over the top, flashy, and having that confidence to just put it all out there? If you’re saying “yes” like I am, you’ll completely agree that Prince not only defines those items, but also makes them his bitch. His name was legally a SYMBOL for a few years. Even the symbol was glam!
2.) Freddie Mercury
The 411: Freddie Mercury and Queen managed to take glam rock to the arenas. Queen is often considered one of the best rock bands of all time and with good reason. You must give a good portion of that acclaim to their lead man Freddie Mercury. While others on the list are great glam icons, Mercury’s voice was glam in itself. His voice screams confidence and the larger than life persona that was the very theatrical Freddie Mercury.
1.) David Bowie
The 411: Often imitated, never ever ever duplicated. David Bowie’s picture should be next to the word “glam” in the dictionary. Bowie was already flamboyant and larger than life when he created the monster that was “Ziggy Stardust”. There are many who have come after Bowie that has tried to recreate his work, but it’s just not going to happen. David Bowie, while being one of the most influential rockers of all time, can put out an album tomorrow that will still be more cutting edge and original than thousands of bands half his age.