Ozzy Osbourne will play three additional shows (July 4 in Albuquerque, N.M., July 18 in Pittsburgh and July 27 in Darien Lakes, N.Y.) as the headliner for the second stage at this summer's Ozzfest, wh
Ozzy Osbourne will play three additional shows (July 4 in Albuquerque, N.M., July 18 in Pittsburgh and July 27 in Darien Lakes, N.Y.) as the headliner for the second stage at this summer's Ozzfest, which lunches June 29 outside Seattle. As previously reported, Osbourne has cut back on his performances this year and will headline just seven shows on the main stage and six on the second stage.
The artist will also play his lone solo concert of the year on July 14 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Bonner Springs, Kan., with Black Label Society and two other acts to be announced.
Osbourne and Black Label Society leader Zakk Wylde have also been writing songs for the Prince of Darkness' upcoming solo album, a release date for which has yet to be revealed.
-- Jill Menze, N.Y.
Jason Mraz is inviting fans to contribute footage to his music video for "Geek in the Pink" via his Web site. Fans can upload their photos and videos to the site and then use online video-editing software from partner Muvee to edit their footage into the video.
All posts are viewable on the site, from which fans and Atlantic Records will select the five finalists. Mraz himself will choose the winner. The grand prize is a 27-inch flatscreen TV, camcorder and video iPod with home TV dock.
As previously reported, Mraz will scale down for a handful of shows next month, dubbed "Songs for Friends." Shows on July 17 and 19 at Chicago's Schuba's Tavern and July 21 at New York's Irving Plaza will be solo acoustic affairs, while a July 24 date at the Garden Theatre in Saratoga, Calif., will boast an acoustic band.
-- Antony Bruno, Denver
New York guitarist Kaki King will be taking up residency at Manhattan club the Living Room, where she will perform new material off her upcoming third album, "...Until We Felt Red," every Wednesday night in July, beginning July 5. King, who has performed solo for the past few years, has enlisted drummer Matt Hankle and keyboardist Jason Hart to accompany her at the shows.
As previously reported, "...Until We Felt Red," due Aug. 8 on Velour, was produced by Tortoise's John McEntire and finds King moving away from the largely acoustic sounds of her first two albums.
-- Jill Menze, N.Y.