The pair recently filmed a history documentary series, Ozzy & Jack's World Detour, which included a return to the Alamo in Texas - scene of the singer's controversial arrest in 1982.
Jack tells People: "Conversations with him never felt like a dad telling you what to do. It was always very relaxed - which is, I think, crucial. There's so much talk about how to talk to kids. Well, just talk to them like they're people. They just are. They're just smaller and not quite as mature."
He continues: "One thing he did say is, 'Always be on time.' My mum's always late, and I'd always get left at school for ages. My dad was more prompt when he'd come get me."
But he adds: "He also, through example, taught me a lot of what not to do - which was great." Read morehere.
On Facebook Thursday (Oct. 20), Banks reiterated that she simply wanted to speak with Crowe face to face after the incident, but when he didn't respond she had no choice but to move forward with criminal charges.
She wrote, "regardless, you need to have the respect and decency to have someone properly escorted out. Grabbing them by the neck, calling them n- and tossing them out is not the look. NOR Is spitting an acceptable form of self-defense. I will be moving forward with Pressing charges." She posted again on Friday that she would be pressing charges. Read morehere.
The 40-track best-of album, Prince 4Ever, will be released November 22 in the U.S. (Nov. 25 in other territories). The record will feature his best-known songs -- including "1999," "When Doves Cry," "U Got the Look," "Diamonds and Pearls," "Nothing Compares 2 U," and many more -- along with the previously unreleased song "Moonbeam Levels." The package includes a 12-page booklet with previously unpublished photos by Herb Ritts.
A remastered Purple Rain deluxe edition is also slated for release early next year. The set will include a second album of previously unreleased material. Plans for the set were arranged with Prince before his death. That album could include tracks such as "Electric Intercourse," "G-Spot," "Father's Song," "Wednesday," "All Day, All Night" and "Possessed," which have appeared on bootlegs or were re-recorded with different Prince-related acts. Read more including the tracklisting for Prince 4Everhere.
The release of Blonde this year marked the return of a critical darling, earning widespread acclaim from reviewers and the music industry. That's why it's either an unthinkable oversight or bold statement that Ocean's label and management did not submit Blonde or its accompanying visual album Endless for Grammy consideration, according to Billboard.
Either way, one of the year's most buzzed-about albums will not compete for year-end trophies, despite being eligible for many. A Recording Academy source confirmed the omission to Billboard. Read morehere.
Outlets have been claiming Minaj "slammed" West over his "Gold Digger" lyrics, but she insists she wasn't taking him to task. Originally, Minaj talked to Marie Claire about black women's fears that black men will leave them for white women.
She pointed to West's hit 2005 single, in which he mentions that very thing. "It wasn't funny when Kanye said, 'When he get on, he'll leave your a for a white girl,' and Kanye happens to be with a white girl now," she told the magazine, referring to West's wife Kim Kardashian. "It wasn't funny when he said it; it was the fing truth."
Linking to a headline Cosmopolitan used for an article about the interview, she clarified her meaning on Twitter. "'Slams' a man/genius who gave me one of the biggest looks of my career? I said he wasn't kidding, he was speaking the TRUTH about d [sic] industry," she wrote in the first message. See the tweetshere.
Media maven Karen Civil tweeted a picture of the supposed tracklist, which was written out on a yellow legal pad with what looks to be Meek's signature in the bottom right corner and 'DC4' written next to it.
Most of the track names are restricted to one word, like "Blessed," "Shine," and "Froze." There may be a few titles that Meek hasn't fully decided on yet because a few words on the side, like "Motivation" and "Win," make it seem as though he--like Kanye West did with The Life of Pablo--will be tinkering up until the last. Read more and see the listhere.
Bryan and Stapleton join a lineup already stacked with names like Brett Eldredge, Darius Rucker, Maren Morris, Granger Smith, Old Dominion and more. While the lineup heavily favors country acts, rapper Nelly will also be performing.
Besides throwing one helluva country party on the beach, the festival focuses its efforts on raising money for marine research and conservation by partnering with the Rock The Ocean Foundation. Thus far, the festival has raised over $300,000. Read morehere.
"Hey @kramergirl it took me a couple of days to get my nails done, but I'm happy to join in the #PutTheNailInIt movement to help bring awareness to domestic violence. Thanks for helping so many women by sharing your story."
Rocker Dave Navarro and Tamron Hall have also gotten involved in the fight, joining Safe Horizon's efforts to put an end to a problem that affects 1 in 4 women, and more than 3 million children. See the tweetshere.
The singer's boyfriend of five years managed to pull off the surprise of a lifetime by sneaking a literal confetti message into her Nashville show last Sunday night.
Normally, Adele ends her shows by blasting fans with white confetti keepsakes containing lyrics to her songs. But on Sunday night, Simon managed to sneak love notes to his girlfriend of five years onto special pink confetti at the end of her show.
Notes like 'Happy anniversary," 'You are an angel <3," "I love you," and "Love you long time" adorned the confetti. Check out the photos from fanshere.
The group was on the ballot once before, in 2003, surviving members Wayne Kramer and Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson say they would be happy to participate when the Rock Hall's class of 2017 is inducted during April at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
"I had a vision for the band when I started it, and being in a hall of fame was never part of it but it's a good thing to be recognized for your work," guitarist Kramer tells Billboard.
"The band never achieved great commercial success and wealth and any of that, but I think our contribution was significant. I don't want to get ahead of myself. I guess I'll have to leave it up to the people, all my musicians, all my brothers and sisters that work in the amusement industry to recognize the significance of the MC5 which they always have. The musicians have always been the band's greatest champions." Read morehere.
First some backstory: On Bieber's UK trip, he dined at the King's Oak Hotel in Essex, where an enterprising employee snatched the cup to sell on eBay. He or she told the full, brief story on the item's product listing:
"I work at the kings oak hotel where Justin Bieber was seen yesterday having dinner and we kept his milk glass. It hasn't been washed!" Read morehere.
If you grew up in the '80s, the music landscape was very different than what it is today. Not just stylistically, although it is certainly is very different. But structurally; it's not just that there were less ways to hear music, there wasn't as much information about the music that you loved, particularly if it was older music. It was also tough to afford all of the music that you wanted from the bands that you liked. LPs and cassettes were expensive! It was hard to figure out which albums were good and which weren't. You'd generally start with a greatest hits album.
Led Zeppelin, of course, weren't like other bands, and had never released any kind of compilation until their self-titled box set in 1990 (an actual "best-of" wouldn't be released until 1999). But a good way to get a record with all the songs that you liked was to pick up a live album. After all, live versions of songs were pretty close to the originals, just with added applause and maybe a extra guitar or drum solo thrown in.
The Song Remains the Same had three of the songs that were (and still are) always on the radio: "Rock and Roll," "Whole Lotta Love" and "Stairway to Heaven." That was good enough for me, it was my second Zeppelin album after the fourth one. I was in for a big surprise.
The Song Remains the Same starts with "Rock and Roll," which, in fact, wasn't too different from the studio version. But it was clear that Robert Plant saw the recorded versions of Zeppelin's songs as a guideline, not something to be mimicked.
From there, they went into "Celebration Day," a song I wasn't that familiar with; I hadn't gotten Led Zeppelin III yet: I, II and In Through the Out Door were higher up on my rock and roll shopping list. Still, the song was an amazing rush of excitement. How had I missed this? Side 1 also had the title track and "The Rain Song." I was sort of familiar with them, but the live versions both sounded way more wild than the versions I knew. Jimmy Page was a master producer, but once the records were recorded, it was clear that, like Plant, he didn't worry much about reproducing the records exactly. Read morehere.
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