Ozzy Osbourne

  1. Artist Development: Musicians Are Now in Control (Guest Post)

    April 28, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Steve Rennie is president of REN Management and host of Renman Music & Business. In addition to having managed  Incubus, Primal Scream and The The, Rennie was a founding member of ArtistDirect and SVP and GM of Epic Records where he worked wit ...

  2. Alan McGee Q&A: Life After Creation, Rehab, 359 Music & Making Movies

    March 10, 2014 5:37 AM EDT Every now and then, there comes an industry figure who manages to loom as large as the bands he’s working with. Creation Records founder Alan McGee was certainly one of those people. Despite signing some of the most decadent (Primal Scream), co ...

  3. ASCAP's Pre-Grammy Brunch Draws a Diverse Crowd Including T.I., Black Sabbath, Jessi Alexander

    January 27, 2014 12:24 PM EST Plenty of ASCAP's best and brightest songwriters turned out Saturday (Jan. 25) morning for the performance rights organization's 2014 Grammy Nominee Brunch at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles. The party was marked with a centennial celebrati ...

  4. Black Sabbath Earns First-Ever No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 19, 2013 10:57 AM EDT Almost 43 years after Black Sabbath debuted on the Billboard 200, the iconic rock band earns its first No. 1 album this week with the arrival of "13." The set starts at No. 1 with 155,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. ...

  5. Andy Johns, Producer/Engineer for Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, More, Dead at 61 (Updated)

    April 07, 2013 8:01 PM EDT 
Andy Johns, the veteran producer and engineer who worked on classic albums by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen and many others, has died at the age of 61. The news was confirmed to Billboard.biz by guitarist Stacy B ...

  6. Publishing Briefs: BMG Chrysalis and Bella Union Join Up, Round Hill Acquires 'When a Man Loves a Woman' and More

    February 12, 2013 10:33 AM EST Round Hill Music has acquired the writers’ rights to the Calvin Lewis-penned classic, “When A Man Loves A Woman,”  as well as picking up the publishing and administration rights to the catalog of hard-rock songwriter Marti Frederiksen. Frederikse ...

  7. BMG Beats Warner/Chappell to 'New Wave'-Heavy EMI Publishing Divestitures for $90 Million

    December 20, 2012 5:46 PM EST BMG successfully outbid Warner/Chappell to win control of nearly 30,000 songs divested by EMI, including popular UK '80s hits from acts like Tears for Fears and Culture Club. The catalogs -- which were sold for around $90 million, according t ...

  8. Backbeat: Metallica, Eddie Trunk, Live Nation, More Celebrate Metal Blade Records' 30th Anniversary

    December 04, 2012 1:45 PM EST Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel flanked by Metallica's Lars Ulrich (left) and James Hetfield (Photo: Stephanie Cabral) In a serendipitous bit of timing, on the same day that Metallica announced the formation of their own label, Black ...

  9. Is the Rock-and-Pop-ification of Country Good or Bad? Mike Dungan, Radio Execs Weigh In

    October 23, 2012 2:38 PM EDT When the Country Music Assn. unveiled the finalists for its 46th annual awards, the list was met with numerous frowns. It had plenty of room for boundary-challenging acts, but not much space for tradition. Eric Church's "Springsteen,&quo ...

  10. Neil Diamond to Be Honored as 'Legend of Live' at 2012 Billboard Touring Awards

    October 16, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Billboard announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond will receive its prestigious Legend of Live Award at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Additionally, Harlem's legendary Apol ...

  11. Amy Finnerty Named SVP, Talent at Maker Studios

    October 10, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Maker Studios has named Amy Finnerty as its new senior vice president of talent, a position the company created for her upon hiring her earlier this year. Maker, based in Los Angeles, is a media company that specializes in creating original conten ...

  12. REO Speedwagon, Boz Scaggs Latest To Sue Sony Music Over Digital Downloads

    September 24, 2012 3:06 PM EDT Sony Music has been hit with more litigation over the way artists are compensated whenever consumers buy songs on iTunes and other digital outlets. Late last week, separate lawsuits were filed in New York federal court by REO Speedwagon and Willia ...

  13. Sony/ATV Auction for Virgin, Famous UK Catalogs Begins

    September 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The package of assets -- comprised of 30,000 copyrights from the Virgin and Famous Music U.K. publishing catalogs -- that the Sony-led consortium agreed to sell in order to gain regulatory approval to buy EMI Music Publishing is about to hit the a ...

  14. Backbeat: Capitol Theatre Debuts With Sold-Out Bob Dylan Concert After Lavish Restoration

    September 05, 2012 3:32 PM EDT The renovated Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on opening night. (Photo: Jem Aswad) One of the more welcome developments in the concert industry over the past several years has been the revival of many classic theaters, ranging from the U ...

  15. Updated: Sony-Led Group Closes Purchase of EMI Music Publishing

    June 29, 2012 10:54 AM EDT The Sony Corp. of America led investor consortium completed its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing today, just hours after the Federal Trade Commission issued a statement saying it closed its antitrust investigation of the $2.2 billion deal -- wh ...

  16. Black Sabbath's Bill Ward Pulls Out of Reunion Gigs Over Contract Terms

    May 16, 2012 6:30 AM EDT (Getty Images) Bill Ward will not be joining Black Sabbath for this year's performances, the drummer confirmed in a letter to fans on his website. The lengthy, emotional note explained that Ward had been asked to participate "minimally&q ...

  17. It's Official: Sony-Led Acquisition of EMI Music Publishing Approved by EU

    April 19, 2012 12:06 PM EDT Despite vigorous protests from independent label groups , the Warner Music Group and digerati organizations, the Sony Corporation of America-led consortium's acquisition of EMI Music Publishing sailed through the European regulatory process, ...

  18. Grammy Museum Opens First Ever Heavy Metal Exhibit

    April 12, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Slayer's Marshall stacks greet visitors coming up form the ground floor. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Prior to the Revolver Golden Gods Award Show yesterday (April 12), the Grammy Museum opened its first-ever heavy metal exhibit, "Golden Gods: Th ...

  19. Slash, Clive Davis, Billy Corgan Take a Ride Down 'Sunset Strip' @ SXSW Film

    March 12, 2012 7:40 AM EDT In Hans Fjellestad's "Sunset Strip" documentary, several of his talking heads declare the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard dead in 2005 after Tower Records closed. Clive Davis and Lou Adler eulogize the store's closi ...

  20. Black Sabbath Reunion Hits Speed Bump: Drummer Threatens to Quit

    February 02, 2012 8:23 PM EST The Black Sabbath reunion hasn't faced enough obstacles already, what with guitarist Tony Iommi's recent lymphoma diagnosis moving the band's recording sessions to London and reportedly forcing them to pull out of a headlining slot ...

  21. Jay-Z and Beyonce Join the History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 12:17 PM EST Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Kelly Osbourne, Lisa ...

  22. Black Sabbath Was Confirmed for Coachella But Pulled Out Due to Tony Iommi's Illness: Sources

    January 11, 2012 7:28 AM EST The reunited Black Sabbath was one of the planned headliners for this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, but was forced to pull out just before yesterday's official lineup announcement due to guitarist Tony Iommi's rec ...

  23. Backbeat: Original Black Sabbath Lineup Reunites At L.A.'s Whisky A Go-Go

    November 14, 2011 6:54 AM EST The Whisky a Go Go marquee in L.A. announces the Black Sabbath reunion. Los Angeles' tiny Whisky A-Go-Go was packed Friday (Nov. 11) with music press, industry executives and hardcore fans for the long anticipated announcement that the origin ...

  24. Black Sabbath's Classic Lineup to Reunite for New Album, Tour

    November 11, 2011 2:12 PM EST Black Sabbath is reuniting to record its first studio album with original frontman Ozzy Osbourne since 1978, and will support it with a massive 2012 tour. The group made the announcement during a press conference today (Nov. 11) at the Whiskey A-G ...

  25. Ozzy, Sharon Osbourne Owe IRS $1.7 Million

    April 12, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Reality stars Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have racked up over $1.7 million in unpaid back taxes. The IRS has placed a lien on the couple's Los Angeles home until they return the money, TMZ reports. The Osbournes allegedly owe the government $718 ...

  26. Ozzy Osbourne Named Record Store Day 2011 Ambassador

    February 22, 2011 11:36 PM EST Record Store Day is proud to announce the appointment of Ozzy Osbourne as Record Store Day Ambassador 2011. The annual independent music retail celebration will take place on April 16. Ozzy fans who come out to support RSD will have the first chan ...

  27. Justin Bieber, Ozzy Osbourne, Eminem Score With Memorable Super Bowl Ads

    February 07, 2011 7:15 AM EST The action on the Superbowl XLV field had Steelers and Packers fans glued to their TV sets Sunday (Feb. 6) night. But for many, it was the ads that popped up between the tackles and touchdowns that made the game memorable. Beliebers across the cou ...

  28. Bieber, Ozzy Osbourne Team Up for Super Bowl Ad

    January 27, 2011 6:47 PM EST Fresh-faced Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber has teamed up with veteran rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon to make a Best Buy commercial for next month's Super Bowl, the U.S. electronics chain said on Thursday. Bieber, 16, currently the ...

  29. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry Lead MTV Europe Nominations

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga and Katy Perry go head-to-head at the MTV Europe Music Awards in November, with five nominations apiece. The U.S. pop princesses are both shortlisted in four categories -- best pop act, best song, best female act and best video. Completi ...

  30. Live Nation Joins Effort To Pre-Sue Bootleggers

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has now joined AEG in filing a lawsuit , this time against several John Does in advance of this weekend's OzzFest, featuring Ozzy Osbourne, in Devore, Calif. Here's the complaint , filed in U.S. District Court in California o ...

  31. Ozzfest Gets Official Magazine

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. magazine publisher Future is to mark the one-off British leg of Ozzfest in September with a special edition of Metal Hammer. The special edition, Metal Hammer: Presents Ozzfest, is in stores from Aug. 16 priced £7.99 ($12.32) and it will be a ...

  32. Eminem's 'Recovery' Explodes At No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 741,000 Debut

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 741,000—the largest sales week for a single album since October 2008 . . . It's his sixth straight No. 1 debut and sixth overall chart-topper . . . He also tops t ...

  33. Metal Legend Ronnie James Dio Dead At 67

    May 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ronnie James Dio, whose soaring vocals, poetic lyrics and mythic tales of a never-ending struggle between good and evil broke new ground in heavy metal, died Sunday, according to a statement from his wife and manager. He was 67. Dio revealed last ...

  34. Ozzy, Motley Crue, Halford Lead Six-Date Ozzfest Bill

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After staging a one-off event in 2008 and taking a year off in 2009, Ozzfest is returning this summer with a six-city North American amphitheater run that will feature main stage performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue and Rob Halford. The trek ...

  35. Scissor Sisters, Ozzy For iTunes Fest

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Scissor Sisters, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Bennett have been confirmed for the iTunes Festival 2010 in London in July. The free month-long event, which launched in 2007, will return to the 3,000-capacity London Roundhouse and feature 62 bands over 31 ...

  36. Madonna Takes Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Madonna 's Sticky & Sweet tour was the big winner at the sixth annual Billboard Touring Awards, taking home honors for Top Tour and Top Draw, which acknowledge the highest-grossing and highest-attended tours of the year, respectively. Mad ...

  37. Madonna, U2, AC/DC Among '09 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, U2 and AC/DC are among the top tours, venues and companies recognized as finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards , which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 5. The finalists for the Top Tour and Top Draw ...

  38. Billboard To Honor Ozzy Osbourne With 'Legend' Award

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard will fete Ozzy Osbourne with the Legend of Live award at the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards, set for November 5 in New York. Osbourne will be in person at the event to receive the honor. The Billboard Legend of Live award recognizes an in ...

  39. Ozzy Osbourne Sues Over Rights To Black Sabbath Name

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has sued his former band mate Tony Iommi over the ownership of the group's name. Osbourne, 60, filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York, on Tuesday accusing the guitarist of falsely claiming to be the ...

  40. Osbourne, AC/DC Win At Classic Rock awards

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters and AC/DC were among the winners at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll Of Honour held at London's Park Lane Hotel. Osbourne won the gong for living legend although almost dropped the trophy on his foot, commenting, &qu ...

  41. Ozzfest 2008 Grosses $3.5 Million

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ozzfest 2008, with Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne as headliners, grossed nearly $3.5 million and drew close to 30,000 people to Dallas' Pizza Hut Park, according to producers Sharon Osbourne and AEG Live. Sponsored by Affliction Clothing, this y ...

  42. Ozzy, Def Leppard, Led Zeppelin Get Classic Rock Nods

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock veteran Alice Cooper revealed the nominations for the 2008 Classic Rock Roll of Honor in London earlier today. It was also announced that Ozzy Osbourne will be this year's recipient of the Living Legend award. Previous winners include Ji ...

  43. Ozzy, Metallica Join One-Off Ozzfest

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Serj Tankian, Hellyeah, Sevendust and Shadows Fall, among others, are scheduled to appear at this year's one-off Ozzfest, to be held Aug. 9 at Pizza Hut Park in Dallas. Other main stage acts o ...

  44. Ozzy, Judas Priest, Tankian Set For Monsters Of Rock

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Serj Tankian, Hatebreed, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Shadows Fall and Testament, among others, will perform as part of the Ozzy Osbourne Presents The Monsters of Rock festival, to be held July 26 at McMahon Stadium in C ...

  45. The Osbournes To Host Brits 2008

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne will host the Brit Awards 2008 ceremony, which will be held at Earls Court on Feb. 20, organizers said today. It will be the first time the notorious husband and wife pair have hosted the Brits. And the team behind the ann ...

  46. Ozzy Says He'll Headline 2008 Ozzfest

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Forget those rumors that Ozzfest will have to do without Ozzy Osbourne in the future. The Prince of Darkness told reporters during a teleconference today that he'll be at the top of the 2008 Ozzfest bill -- "as far as I know." He di ...

  47. Ozzy, Zombie Ready Fall Tour

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie will join forces for a North American fall tour, beginning Oct. 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle and wrapping Jan. 24, 2008, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 40-date trek finds Osbourne visiting U.S. arenas f ...

  48. Three Weeks at No. 1 for 'High School Musical 2'

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "High School Musical 2" makes it three for three at the top of The Billboard 200 as it extends its stay in the penthouse ... an eclectic group of debuts grace the top 10 this week, including a career-high No. 2 placing for Casting Crowns ...

  49. Indie Retailer Looney Tunes Destroyed In Fire

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Looney Tunes, a 35 year old independent record store on Long Island, was destroyed in a fire last night. In addition to selling albums and a variety of music-related merchandise, the store also hosted a number of high profile in-store appearances, ...

  50. Ozzy Osbourne Treated In Denver Hospital

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne was treated at a Denver hospital for "a minor outpatient procedure" over the weekend before flying to the next stop on his latest tour, his management company said on Sunday. His ailment was not disclosed, but NBC affiliate ...

Pages