Shortly after Black Sabbath’s alleged farewell show was cancelled, Ozzy Osbourne has issued an update on the legendary band’s swan song. At São Paulo, Brazil’s Monsters of Rock festival (where he also performed), Osbourne spoke at a press conference and addressed Sabbath’s future.
Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler has endorsed the idea of granting Pandora a waiver of the FCC's foreign ownership rule, a hurdle in transferring a broadcasting license for KXMZ, Rapid City.
Andrew W.K. has just announced a new radio show called 'America W.K.,' not such an unusual move considering multi-hyphenate rocker has, among other things, written an advice column for the 'Village Voice' since January 2014. The more surprising part of the announcement was that the show will air on Glenn Beck's TheBlaze radio network.
On the basis of its 13 top 10s on the Hot Country Songs chart prior to Jekyll + Hyde, it's tempting to describe the Zac Brown Band as unreconstructed Southern country-rock. That pun on historical Reconstruction is deliberate, given the Georgia-based group's fondness for larding platitudes on faith and patriotism into its deep-fried tributes to romance and laid-back good times.
Josh Groban’s greatest love -- after music, of course -- is The Great White Way. His new LP, 'Stages' (due April 28 on Reprise/Warner Bros.), features covers of show tunes from 'A Chorus Line,' 'Carousel' and other classics. A former musical theater major who has starred in two one-off 'Chess' revivals, the singer, 34, maps out his perfect night on Broadway.
The group joins Bon Jovi as the only act to have topped Country Airplay and Mainstream Rock Songs. Zac Brown Band's "Heavy Is the Head" becomes its first No. 1 on the latter list, following its 11 No. 1s on the former chart.
Live Nation and the founding partners of the Bonnaroo festival, Superfly and AC Entertainment, announced this morning a new partnership that sees Live Nation taking controlling interest in the festival, the 14th annual version of which takes place June 11-14.