Day in Rock Report for 07/20/2015

AC/DC's Phil Rudd Arrested Again

(hennemusic) AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with breaching conditions of his 8-month home detention sentence just 10 days after it began after he was arrested this weekend in New Zealand just 10 days after starting an 8-month home detention sentence on threatening to kill and drugs charges stemming from a series of incidents in 2014..

The Otago Daily Times reports Rudd was arrested at his home in Tauranga on Saturday night after being caught allegedly consuming and possessing alcohol while on home detention; reports also indicate prostitutes were present at the time of his arrest.

Rudd appeared in Tauranga District Court Monday morning to address the breach before Judge Louis Bidois, who ordered the drummer to undergo drug and alcohol testing by police as an additional condition of his bail.

Rudd was remanded on bail and will return to court on the latest charge on August 3. Judge Bidois told the high-profile musician that any further offences could mean his home detention sentence being changed. here.

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From Autumn To Ashes Singer Explains Alleged 'Drug House' Charge

From Autumn To Ashes frontman Francis Mark has spoken out for the first time since Lambgoat reported that the band canceled the second half of their summer tour after the singer was sentenced on a charge of "maintaining a drug house."

The site reported that Mark was given a year of probation for the charge with one of the terms of the sentence leaving him unable to leave the state to tour. Read the report here.

Mark has now provided a statement to Alt Press giving his side of the story. He writes, "I wanted clarify a few things in the press and express my gratitude to the fans who continue to stick by us in these trying times. I turned myself in and was not arrested. The alleged drug house in question was merely a medicinal marijuana facility.

"I speak not only for myself but on behalf of From Autumn To Ashes that we will make up the dates as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for the years of support and see you soon."

Read the Alt Press report here.

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Videos Of Megadeth's Debut Of New Lineup Go Online

(hennemusic) Megadeth debuted their new lineup during a performance at the Festival D'ete De Quebec in Quebec City on Saturday and videos from their set have been posted online.

The Quebec City Summer Festival is an annual 11-day music event held in the city's downtown during the month of July. "Great job done by the band and crew getting ready for Quebec," tweeted leader Dave Mustaine before the concert. "I am so ready for this show."

Led by Mustaine and longtime bassist David Ellefson, the group also features new guitarist Kiko Loureiro and studio drummer Chris Adler from Lamb Of God.

Megadeth performed tunes from throughout their career, including a cover of the Thin Lizzy classic "Cold Sweat." "Thank you for an amazing show tonight Quebec City!!!," posted Ellefson after the event. Read more and watch the videos here.

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Rolling Stones Play To Record-Breaking Crowd At Final Tour Stop

(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones wrapped up their Zip Code tour of North America on July 16 with an appearance at the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City and videos from the performance have been posted online.

The Quebec City Summer Festival is an annual 11-day music event held in the city's downtown during the first week of July. The final date saw the Stones play before a record-breaking crowd of 102,000 fans, who saw an 18-song set of classics that opened with tehri 1981 hit, "Start Me Up", and wclosed with their signature tune, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."

The band recorded a video message thanking everyone who came to the 15-show tour, which opened in San Diego on May 24. "I met a lot of old friends," says Keith Richards, "and made a lot of new ones."

"I think we seem to be getting the hang of this," joked Mick Jagger before adding a hint of possible things to come. "I think maybe we should do it again sometime." Read more and watch videos from the show here.

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Led Zeppelin Now Has Closure Says Jimmy Page

(hennemusic) Jimmy Page says the July 31 release of expanded versions of the final three Led Zeppelin albums present a complete picture and bring closure to the studio work of the legendary UK band.

Produced by Page, the group launched the extensive reissues series last June with their first three albums, "Led Zeppelin I", "Led Zeppelin II" and "Led Zeppelin III"; it continued last October with "Led Zeppelin IV" and "Houses Of The Holy"; and was followed by "1975's "Physical Graffiti" this past February. The campaign wraps up on July 31 with the release of 1976's "Presence", 1979's "In Through The Out Door" and 1982's "Coda."

"It's a closure, if you want to use that word, on the recording world, the studio world of Led Zeppelin," explains Page, "and the time, those years that Led Zeppelin was indeed a living band. The series is an authoritative and complete picture.

"This is what I intended to do right from the beginning of it: to re-release the complete catalogue in the best quality available - whether it be vinyl or digital downloads or whatever it be; even the CDs were revisited. So there was that, but also the companion discs, which would supply so much more information across the board."

"It would be a portal into the particular time when the abums were recorded," adds the guitarist and producer. "And now you have all these sorts of fidifferent versions and alternate mixes. There's twice as much studio information as there was, but it's been done from an authoritative viewpoint - and a passionate viewpoint, too - about it all. It completes the whole of the picture of the recording world of Led Zeppelin." Watch the full video interview here.

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3 Doors Down Stop Concert After Fan Hits Woman

(Classic Rock) 3 Doors Down stopped a show mid-song this week to have a fan thrown out for hitting a woman. Video from the concert in Broomfield, Colorado, posted by guitarist Chris Henderson, shows frontman Brad Arnold telling his colleagues to "Hang on, hang on."

He then addresses a member of the audience, saying: "Hey homie, you don't hit a woman. You just pushed a woman out of the way to get to the front, you dick. You don't hit a woman, dude."

Henderson says Arnold then had the person removed by security before the show continued. 3 Doors Down are currently touring North America and they'll release sixth album Us And The Night later this year. Watch video of the incident here.

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Lamb Of God Premiere New Song Featuring Deftones' Chino Moreno

(TeamRock Radio) Lamb Of God have released a stream of their track Embers, featuring Deftones frontman Chino Moreno. It's another song from their album VII: Sturm Und Drang, set for launch on July 24 via Nuclear Blast.

Although Randy Blythe's Czech prison ordeal features in the lyrics for the tracks Still Echoes and 512, the vocalist this week emphasised that the rest of the record dealt with other issues.

He said: "I'm glad to be a free man, but it's not like I view everything in my band versus the experience in the Czech Republic. "I wrote a 500-page book about the experience. That pretty much got it out of my system."

Lamb Of God launch a North American tour later this month and return to the UK with Megadeth in November. Check out the new song here.

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Don Henley Streams Song From New Solo Album 'Cass County'

(Classic Rock) Eagles drummer and vocalist Don Henley will release fifth solo album Cass County on September 25, he's confirmed and he has released a stream of the new song "Take A Picture Of This" online.

It follows 2000's Inside Job and sees him exploring his roots, while also setting out into new territory. Guest artists include Mick Jagger, Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton.

Henley named the album after the area where he was raised. He explains: "I'm a Southerner and a Texan. It's who I am and where I come from." He adds that the work is set in "the rural America that I knew - the family, the neighbours and the countryside."

The 12-track title was recorded in Nashville with co-producer and co-writer Stan Lynch. Henley and the Eagles will receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors in December. Stream the new song and check out the tracklisting here.

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Stone Sour Recruit Lzzy Hale For Rolling Stones Cover

(Classic Rock) Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale has recorded guest vocals for a cover of the Rolling Stones' Gimme Shelter on Stone Sour's upcoming EP. And vocalist Corey Taylor has unveiled the bands they'll cover on the two releases to follow this year's Meanwhile In Burbank set.

Guitarist Josh Rand says: "A big thank-you to Lzzy for killing it on this track. It sounds amazing!" The second EP is entitled Straight Outta Burbank and includes Gimme Shelter along with material by Iron Maiden, Slayer, Motley Crue and Bad Brains.

No Sleep 'Till Burbank features tracks written by AC/DC, Van Halen, Rage Against The Machine, the Buzzocks and the Violent Femmes. Read more and see the studio photo here.

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David Gilmour Releases Title Track To New Album 'Rattle That Lock'

(hennemusic) David Gilmour has premiered the title track to his forthcoming solo album, "Rattle That Lock." The Pink Floyd guitarist is joined on the tune by The Liberty Choir and singers Mica Paris and Louise Marshall.

"The song 'Rattle That Lock' was inspired, musically, by the sound that's played on French railway stations," says Gilmour. "Before they make an announcement - a 4-note jingle is played. Every time I heard it would make me want to start dancing."

Due September 18, Gilmour's fourth solo effort sees him working alongside wife and lyricist Polly Samson and co-producer Phil Manzanera. "Rattle That Lock" will be available in a CD edition with clothbound, foil-blocked cover, including a 22-page booklet, and also on heavyweight vinyl, digital download and a deluxe box edition, which includes 4 Barn Jam films, 4 non-album audio tracks, 4 documentaries, and 2 promo clips.

A Deluxe Edition on CD+DVD or CD+Blu-ray versions will include 2 hardback books, a double-sided poster, a postcard in a dedicated envelope and a Gilmour guitar pick. Stream the new song here.

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Queensryche Premiere New Song 'Arrow Of Time'

(hennemusic) Queensryche have premiered "Arrow Of Time", a track from their forthcoming album. The group initially previewed the song via their PledgeMusic campaign, which provides bonus content and packages to fans supporting the project.

Due this fall, the follow-up to 2013's self-titled record marks the group's first release since a public split and two-year legal battle over the Queensryche brand with former singer Geoff Tate.

Vocalist Todd La Torre joined in 2012 was on board for the band's 2013 album and live shows, while Tate went on to form Operation: Mindcrime - named after Queensryche's 1988 album.

"The next album from Queensryche is hopefully coming out the first week of October," guitarist Michael Wilton revealed recently. "We are doing a worldwide release, and very much expected.

"And the record label, Century Media, is the one that will be putting it out, and they have the demos right now and are very positive and happy about it. I know that a lot of people are really anticipating this, so stay tuned and you won't be disappointed." Stream the new song here.

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Atreyu Release 'Long Live' Video and Announce Tour Dates

Atreyu have announced a series of North American tour dates for this fall and released a new music video for the title track of their forthcoming album "Long Live".

The new album is set to be release on September 18th. The new music video was directed by Atreyu's Porter McKnight. He had the following to say about the clip "Writing/directing the music video for 'Long Live' has easily been one of the most exhilarating and fruitful artistic endeavors I've been a part of.

"This was my first attempt at either role and I have to say it was an absolute pleasure. The album Long Live (and the title track!) is without a doubt the best music we've ever written and I can't wait to share it with everyone."

Frontman Alex Varkatzas adds, "'Long Live' is by far my favorite Atreyu video, which is fitting because our new record, titled Long Live, is the strongest Atreyu record to date".

Drummer Brandon Saller had the following to say, "This is my favorite video we've ever created. We were fortunate to have our own Porter McKnight at the helm with the art direction and video. We wanted to make the pre-order options interesting and have items for the true collector. Grab your pre-order and get the title track instantly. Then, I recommend going to your car, cranking it up and driving fast while screaming your f**ing head off."

"I'm so pumped to show this video to the world," said guitarist Dan Jacobs. "We've worked very hard on this record and video, especially our own Porter McKnight, who directed it, so words can't express how excited we are to share it with everyone. It's by far the most epic video we have ever made and the face-melting level is on 11. Warning: Uncontrollable head banging will occur."

Fans can watch the video here. The group will be hitting the road this fall for a series of North American dates including an appearance at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Ky on October 3rd.

The tour will be kicking off on September 18th in Pomona, Ca at the Glasshouse and the band has announced dates through a October 12th stop in Norfolk, Va at The Norva. See all of the tour dates here.

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Bullet For My Valentine Streaming New Song 'Army Of Noise'

(TeamRock Radio) Bullet For My Valentine have released a stream of their track Army Of Noise. It's taken from fifth album Venom, set for launch on August 14 - their first with bassist Jamie Mathias, who's replaced Jason James. The band this week posted a video of Mathias' audition.

Frontman Matt Tuck recently said of Venom: "People were wanting a pissed-off band, and it's hard to write stuff like that when I don't feel it on a personal level.

"So it was more writing this style of song that I did before the band got signed - making a conscious effort to do something that wasn't very nice." BFMV tour North America with Slipknot and Lamb Of God starting this month. They return to the UK in September. Check out the new song here.

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Bon Jovi Announce New Album and Plan Tour

(Classic Rock) Bon Jovi will release a new album called Burning Bridges next month, featuring a song that was written before guitarist Richie Sambora's departure from the band.

Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning is one of two new songs on the release, alongside We Don't Run. The first is described as a "bright pop song with a hooky chorus" while the second is "an anthem in the Bon Jovi tradition." Both were co-written by Jon Bon Jovi and producer John Shanks. Further contents have not yet been revealed.

A band spokesman tells Billboard: "Burning Bridges, which will be released on August 21, is an album for fans and will accompany any international tour. The band is hard at work on their next album, which will see a full-scale release in 2016." here.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Reveal Peter Frampton's Take On 'Call Me The Breeze'

(hennemusic) Peter Frampton performs the JJ Cale classic, "Call Me The Breeze", on the July 24 release of "One More For The Fans", a 2CD/DVD set featuring highlights from an all-star tribute concert to Lynyrd Skynyrd held at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta last November.

Originally released by Cale in 1972, Skynyrd covered the tune on their 1974 album, "Second Helping." The record peaked at No. 12 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 2 million in the States alone.

"We've known each other on a very close level," Frampton tells Billboard. "We've known each other through thick and thin, literally. We've played many, many concerts together. And we went through their (1977) air disaster together because my crew was off the road with me and had joined Lynyrd Skynyrd for that tour.

"It's just always been a pleasure to do anything with them, and I enjoyed the whole experience of doing that tribute show. It was much more of a family experience for me, that whole day."

Frampton was just one of several guests to perform at the 2014 event, which saw performances by Lynyrd Skynyrd and Trace Adkins, Alabama, Gregg Allman, Blackberry Smoke, Charlie Daniels, Gov't Mule, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt and many more. Read more and watch the video here.

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Lindemann Go Behind The Scenes Of 'Praise Abort' Video

(Classic Rock) Lindemann have released a behind-the-scenes clip showing how the video for their track Praise Abort was made. The 18-minute film explores the making of the duo's bizarre promo in detail. It features interviews with choreographer Kiani Del Valle, director Zoran Bihac and with Till Lindemann's bandmate Peter Tagtren.

Bihar says: "The biggest challenge while shooting this video was to create a believable world. In this medium, a film or music video, you have to believe the things that you see. So the challenge was to let Till and Peter look like pigs. For this, you need high quality make-up."

Pain Abort is taken from Rammstein frontman Lindemann and Hypocrisy and PAIN man Peter Tagtgren's debut album Skills In Pills, released on June 23 via Warner Music Group. Watch the making of clip and the official music video here.

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New Offspring Album Is 'Taking Forever'

(Classic Rock) Offspring guitarist Noodles says that the band is "taking forever" to record their 10th album. The veteran outfit released their single Coming For You in January, while work on a follow-up to 2012's Days Go By was delayed due to an overhaul of their recording studio.

They've also been busy with a six-month road trip in April. Noodles tells the Aspen Times: "We want to do a record - that's the plan. But it's taking forever.

"We released this song because we felt good about it immediately. We were like, 'If we wait on this it might be another year, year-and-a-half. Why don't we just put it out and see what happens?'" Read more here.

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The Faces Box Set Coming Next Month

(Classic Rock) The Faces are the subject of a five-disc vinyl box set, entitled "1970-1975: You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything…" which is set to be launched on August 28.

The box set is named after their final single, cutting short its full title of You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything (Even Take The Dog For aA Walk, Mend A Fuse, Fold Away The Ironing Board, Or Any Other Domestic Short Comings).

It includes their four studio albums, presented on 180g vinyl with original artwork - including the moving mouth and eyes on 1973's Ooh La La. The pack is rounded out with outtakes that accompany each album, plus a fifth disc of non-album singles. Read more including track details here.

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UK Court Outlaws Ripping Music From Legal CDs

(Classic Rock) Making private copies of music you've bought is illegal again in the UK, after the High Court overturned a law change that permitted the making of copies for personal use.

Legislation came into effect in October that allowed buyers to copy items they'd purchased into a personal library. The Copyright And Rights In Performances (Personal Copies For Private Use) Regulations 2014 affected music, TV, film and ebook products.

It became acceptable to buy a CD and make a copy for use elsewhere, such as outside the home or for backup purposes. It remained illegal to share the material with others, and also to keep copies if the original item was resold.

The Musicians' Union and industry body UK Music won their legal challenge in court last week. Read more here.

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Ghost Streaming New Song 'From The Pinnacle To The Pit'

(Classic Rock) Ghost are streaming another track from their upcoming third album. The new track "From The Pinnacle To The Pit" is taken from their forthcoming album "Meliora".

The new album is due out on August 21 via Loma Vista Recordings and features a 'new' frontman, Papa Emeritus III, whom the band officially unveiled last week.

One of the band's Nameless Ghouls previously said: "This album takes place not at the same time as the last one. We wanted it to look like art deco 1920s in the US. The Ghouls should look like a gang of very rich people having a secret meeting at a hotel." Stream the new song here.

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Tim Bowness Release Trailer For New Album

(Prog) Tim Bowness has released a trailer for fourth solo album Stupid Things That Mean The World. The new album, the follow-up to last year's Abandoned Dancehall Dreams, is released via InsideOut on July 17 and it's available for pre-order now.

In the new preview clip, artist Jarrod Gosling discusses how the sleeve was developed with influences including Genesis' Foxtrot and Roger Dean's early work for the Vertigo label.

Gosling says: "Tim is the classic English gentleman. He's a perfectionist, which is always good. I like things to be done properly and everything to appear correct, and Tim does as well." Watch the video here.

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Amorphis Streaming New Song 'Death Of A King'

(Prog) Amorphis have revealed their lyric video for Death Of A King. It's taken from 12th album Under The Red Cloud, set for launch on September 4 via Nuclear Blast.

The track features guest contributions from Eluveitie flautist Chrigel Glanzmann and former Opeth percussionist Martin Lopez. Guitarist Esa Holopainen recently called the follow-up to 2013's Circle one of his three top choices from Amorphis' catalogue.

He said: "There are lots of elements in the songs but every note and element is in perfect harmony so - the result is f***ing heavy and melodic." Stream the new song's lyric video here.

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Kentucky Headhunters Frontman Looks Back At Band's Identity Crisis

(The Blues Kentucky Headhunters frontman Richard Young has recalled their early image struggle after being labelled a country music band. And he's told how veteran pianist Johnnie Johnson decided to work with them in 2003 after playing just one song.

Pickin' on Nashville, the band's 1989 debut, injected southern rock and blues into country radio, and went on to sell more than two million copies - but the exposure did them few favors long-term.

Young tells PostCrescent: "I look back now and think how ridiculous it sounded to hear the Headhunters on country radio. It didn't make a lot of sense, it was so different. It sounded like a band from the 70s doing southern rock."

The band's most recent release, Meet Me In Bluesland, was recorded with Chuck Berry sideman Johnson in 2003, but only released last month. Read more here.

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Steve Earle's Latest Album Inspired By Blues Legend Robert Johnson

(The Blues Steve Earle was brought back to the blues for latest album Terraplane as a result of his fascination with Robert Johnson, he's revealed. And he argues that it's all-but impossible to downplay the influence of the pioneer, who died in 1938 aged 27.

Earle - who's better known for his country rock output - tells WBUR: "I always approach it from the songwriting standpoint. He was Robert Johnson because of the songs.

"He wrote every song that's a big deal. Every form of the post-war alleged blues is based on one Robert Johnson song or another. And it's absolutely the truth. He's every bit the father of the modern genre."

He continues: "Johnson, as a songwriter, is pretty fascinating - there are no earlier versions of these songs that anybody's been able to find. They all begin with him, which I think's fascinating." Read more here.

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Riverside Release Video Teaser For New Album

(Prog) Riverside have launched a teaser video for sixth album Love, Fear And The Time Machine. The Polish outfit last week released lead track Discard Your Fear. The album is released on September 4 via InsideOut.

Entitled Love, the new teaser video clip features music taken from Day Session, the bonus music package that accompanies some versions of the release.

Frontman Mariusz Duda has said of the follow-up to 2013's Shrine Of New Generation Slaves: "I wanted to combine the 70s and the 80s. The 80s was a decade of musical growth for me - I remember being enchanted by music deep with bass, chorus and all kinds of reverb." Watch the video here.

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Megadeth Release Promo Video For Lamb Of God Coheadlining Tour

(hennemusic) Megadeth have issued a video promoting their fall co-headlining UK tour with Lamb Of God. The trek will coincide with the release, later this year, of Megadeth's 15th studio album, while Lamb Of God will issue their latest, "VII: Sturm und Drang", on July 24.

The 5-date fall run will see Chris Adler performing double-duty with both acts as the longtime Lamb Of God player is also the current studio drummer for Megadeth.

"Having just finished an amazing record full of high-energy heavy metal with Chris Adler, Kiko Loureiro and David Ellefson," says Dave Mustaine, "I am excited to announce this tour and see all of the metal fans come out for this one. I literally can't wait to hit the stage again!"

"I have to say that it's definitely exciting to be announcing this one!," adds Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton. "It's been almost a decade since we've had the opportunity to tour with Megadeth, and we're absolutely thrilled to be teaming up with them once again for these very special UK dates.

"Also appearing will be our good friends and long time co-conspirators Children Of Bodom and Sylosis. This lineup is unstoppable! If you're not stoked about this bill, then you very simply do not like heavy metal! Take a plane, take a boat, hitch a ride, take the tube, bring your Wellies…see you there!" Watch the video here.

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Solstice Guitarist's Son Alfie Glass Wins Guitar Star Rock Heat Final

(Classic Rock) Alfie Glass has been named the winner of the Rock Heat on Sky Arts series Guitar Star. The 13-year-old son of Solstice guitarist Andy Glass impressed the judges at his first audition on the television show and made it through to the Rock Heat final. And the youngster pulled out all the stops once again to win the final, broadcast earlier this week.

Ahead of the final at London's 100 Club, Alfie was mentored by his hero - Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, who presented Alfie with one of his own signature amps.

Alfie now goes through to the show's final stages, where he will compete against the winners of the Classical, Jazz and Acoustic categories for the right to perform on the main stage at the upcoming Latitude festival. Read more and see a photo of Alfie with Iommi here.

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Ozzy Osbourne Called Out 'People' For Glorifying John Lennon's Killer

(Radio.com) On the latest Minimation where Radio.com animates interviews from the CBS Radio archives, they revisit a 1987 interview where Ozzy Osbourne recalls the letter he wrote to People magazine when they put John Lennon's murderer, Mark David Chapman, on the cover of their publication.

Ozzy Osbourne has always been a massive Beatles fan. But even if he wasn't, as a high profile artist - and one who certainly attracts some crazy fans - he was appalled when People magazine put Mark David Chapman on the cover. He felt that it glorified Chapman, and featured that it could possibly encourage someone else to seek out fame in a similar manner.

"I hope they don't turn on the press, because you'll soon change your attitude," he wrote in a well publicized letter to the editor. Yoko Ono was aware of Ozzy's letter, and in return, wrote him a letter thanking him for speaking out. As he says in the interview, "It was totally unexpected… I was chuffed that she sent me a letter." Watch the video here.

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