The Black Sabbath frontman was banned from performing in San Antonio 34 years ago after he urinated on the war memorial while wearing a dress during a drunken episode. His action was viewed as desecration and the ban remained in place for 10 years, until he donated $10,000 to the Alamo memorial fund.
The moment he said sorry last November appears in reality TV series Ozzy And Jack's World Detour, which starts this weekend. Jack Osbourne tells EW.com: "We had to chop a bunch of things down in the edit, because it was really quite charged. There were a lot of people there.
"The city of San Antonio was great with allowing us access - but they totally threw us under the bus, announcing at a council meeting that we were coming.
"We remained relatively under the radar doing this show. Going to San Antonio and having that happen was just like, 'Oh, man.'"
He adds: "My dad is great with crowds. He's great with all that when it's in his setting. But in the 80s there was a lot of aggression towards what he does.
"He always worries - is there that one lunatic in the crowd? So that made him really uneasy." Watch the video cliphere.
But New York are getting a bit of GNR love as well, in the form of a Guns N Roses pop-up store, which have taken over the John Varvatos Store at 315 Bowery (which is the former location of the iconic venue CBGB).
GNR have a history with that room. The original version of Guns N Roses - Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, guitarist Izzy Stradlin' and drummer Steven Adler - played CBGB in 1987. Read morehere.
Mustaine says: "Post American World was an eerie video shoot right from the beginning. Shot in just one day with only our guitars and drums, I knew that this was going to be amazing.
"There's something to be said about the simplicity of an artist and only his guitar or drums. This is a less-is-more concept, and director Jake Macpherson nailed it." Watch the videohere.
Broadly reports the lawsuit, filed in US federal court by registered nurse Kelly Guerrero, claims she was trying to get Cage's attention as he was wrestling with Neil, alongside comedian Carrot Top, as the three were leaving the hotel.
The suit states: "Then, as Mr Cage let go of Vince Neil and was walking away, Vince Neil attacked Kelly without warning or provocation. Neil grabbed Kelly's hair from behind, yanking her down to the pavement on her back."
The nurse adds that Cage came to her rescue by grabbing Neil in a headlock and shouting at him to "stop this sh*t now." When the actor released him, Neil allegedly assaulted another woman, who ran out the hotel entrance. Read more and watch videohere.
But it's the album's sprawling 15-minute title track that Taylor remembers recording most vividly. He exclusively tells Metal Hammer: "The biggest memory for me was recording Iowa naked, cutting myself up with a broken candle.
"That was probably the one memory that comes out. It was the one time that producer Ross Robinson didn't come in the vocal booth with me. He probably wouldn't have had a good time in there with me naked!"
Speaking in 2011 about the recording session, former drummer Joey Jordison said Iowa was "probably the scariest track of all time." Read morehere.
"Musically, the Beatles had a lovely sound and great songs. But the live thing? They were never quite there," the legendary guitarist tells the Radio Times.
And while Richards was friends with The Beatles in their early years, he "excommunicated" them in 1967 after they became influenced by mystic leader Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, NME reported. Read morehere.
A street in the Forest Hill area of Queens will be given the new name sometime in September or October, Leigh reveals in an online post via the Joey Ramone Facebook page.
Leigh says: "Persistence, and patience, paid off. Yesterday, I received a call informing me that the bill was passed approving a street in front of Forest Hills High School be renamed Ramones Way. Hey Ho. Way to go!" See the full posthere.
The collection includes performances from their UK, Canada and Japan tours last year - featuring every song and piece performed by Pat Mastelotto, Bill Rieflin, Gavin Harrison, Mel Collins, Tony Levin, Jakko Jakszyk and Robert Fripp. They issued a bootleg of their live show at Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Theatre earlier this year.
Their label DGM said: "How about a full live album gathering together the complete King Crimson setlist compiled from numerous nights and selected performances? In response to overwhelming demand for video of the group's shows, the multi-disc set will come with selected in-concert footage." Read morehere.
After struggling with severe drug addiction, Staley died in his Seattle apartment in April 2002 from a mixture of heroin and cocaine while the band were on hiatus.
The remaining members regrouped in 2005 for a three-year run of reunion shows that featured a variety of singers, including former Madfly and Comes With The Fall vocalist William DuVall, who joined Alice In Chains in the studio for their 2009 comeback album Black Gives Way To Blue.
The project's title track saw a guest appearance by Elton John on piano as the band offered a public goodbye to their fallen bandmate. Cantrell exclusively tells the latest edition of Metal Hammer: "That song really set it in stone, because we had to properly address Layne's death and say goodbye to our friend. We had done it privately, but if we were going to do this, we had to do it publicly. It's a beautiful song and it's still really tough for me to listen to." Read morehere.
Esperance tells 99.7 The Blitz: "It has got a lot of energy. It's old-school P-Roach to its truest form, and it's also got an adventurous side to it. There's a lot of surprises. There's a lot of big beats. The message is strong."
Papa Roach are putting plans in place for a 2017 tour with a mystery big-name co-headliner. Watch the full video interview segment with Esperancehere.
Vai had the following to say about the trek: "The enjoyment that the band is having and the audience response to the shows we are playing in Europe has taken us a bit by surprise.
"There is deep appreciation from us in having the opportunity to honor this record with this tour and we are smiling every moment of it." Check out the tour dateshere.
The Los Angeles hardcore heroes revealed in an online post that they have had to step back from touring as frontman Scott Vogel is recovering from neck surgery.
The band had been performing without their singer after his surgery in July to repair "a three level posterior decompression," but have opted not to go ahead with August's schedule. Vogel says: "Sorry for the let down." See the posthere.
The band will perform in London, Leeds, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester in November and December on the back of a string of previously announced European shows.
Frontman Black Francis recently revealed the new album includes a song that is a "thank-you letter" to former bassist Kim Deal, sung by her replacement Paz Lenchantin. See the tour dateshere.
It follows an acrimonious split with Prospect Park, who sued the group over claims they reneged on a contract to record a new album along with a greatest hits package.
Bathory tells 93X: "This is our last record with the label that we've been with. We've accomplished a lot of great things together, there's no doubt about it.
"And there's a next chapter in our lives, and this is what it is. And hopefully it doesn't become an ugly ex-wife." Watch the full interview segmenthere.
He tells Full Metal Jackie: "I raised my children with a huge sticker on the refrigerator for a long time saying Question Authority. And Trust No One is basically along those lines.
"I don't think that Question Authority would have worked for a title. But you've gotta really watch people, and you've gotta watch them before you bring them into your circle, and after you do bring them into your circle, then you've gotta watch them even closer." Read morehere.
Don Broco frontman Rob Damiani says of the track: "It sounds like Don Broco, but at the same time I don't think it sounds like anything we've ever done before.
"It's got elements from Automatic in, it's got elements from Priorities in and it's also got a lot of new ideas. It's just an out and out banger." See the tour dates and watch the videohere.
Sabaton share details of the historic fight: "Nine years after the execution of William Wallace, the Scottish laid siege upon Stirling Castle and an agreement was made that if it had not been relieved by mid-summer, the English would surrender the castle to the Scottish. The English could of course not ignore that challenge, and sent a formidable force north towards Stirling to break the siege and relieve the troops inside.
"In the end, Robert the Bruce and the Scottish defeated the English under Edward II's command with a force half the size and not nearly as well equipped of what the English had at their disposal." Check out the song and read morehere.
Guitarist Jake Bowen said: "For the past couple of years we've been refining our collaborative process, and we feel that it's only getting better with the completion of this album.
"We spent two months writing songs that are not only representative of the Periphery sound, but also reflect where all of us are as musicians. Working together has helped us tread new ground musically and creatively." Stream the songhere.
The top is an exact replica of one pop star Bieber has been wearing on stage on his recent Purpose tour dates and he's now selling them to fans via Barneys New York at $195 each.
Earlier this year, Manson got wind that Bieber had worn one of his t-shirts and responded by posting an image to Instagram of him wearing a Bieber t-shirt, along with the caption "bigger than Bieber." Read morehere.
The former Yes man claims that producer Quincy Jones told him that he and Jackson took a guitar riff from the record and "made it funky" for the 1982 hit Billie Jean.
Anderson tells the new issue of Prog magazine: "The luck of the draw, I met Vangelis - a very different kind of musician, who started the trend of electronic music. Over the 80s we were evolving musically, not thinking about what was hip or what was good business.
"There's my classic story of how we inspired Michael Jackson's Thriller. Quincy Jones told me that he and Michael had been listening to our album, The Friends Of Mr Cairo.
"They took the riff and made it funky for Billie Jean. Quincy said he'd been recording our song State Of Independence with Donna Summer, and I said he had an incredible guy singing backing vocals." Read morehere.
Guitarist Francesco Artusato says: "We are looking forward to performing a lot of new material from They Bleed Red, some of which has yet to be ever played live. We can't wait to finally be able to give our amazing UK fans the hour-long, full DYK live experience in an intimate setting and these shows are not to be missed.
"The supporting bands for these shows are killer from top to bottom and it's something that I am going to watch every night as well. It will also be our first time touring in Russia, which is going to be insane.
"We can't wait to meet you all in what will officially mark the last tour of the They Bleed Red touring cycle. We have so much new music that we are going to turn around a new album to get back out summer of 2017." See the dateshere.
Guitarist Kerry King tells Rolling Stone: "I think of the songs I write as stories. And if nothing else, they are certainly visual. BJ managed to string it all together so it made sense."
The comic's writer Jon Schnepp describes the story as "a road journey - like a road movie of horror - and it goes across many states. It isn't a mystical or supernatural story. It's a straight-up human story of terror." Read morehere.
Davis says: "We've been playing in Europe for more than 20 years. I remember our first tour ever in Europe was Korn and Primus. The plane got delayed, we sat in the airport for hours, and when we got on the plane, we got halfway to Europe and they said they were having problems and we might have to turn back.
"Somehow, we ended up there and started our first tour of Europe. I can remember getting off the plane and feeling like I stepped on to a different planet. Everything was so different - the beer was different, the people were different, the food was different. It was a huge culture shock for me and the rest of the guys.
"We did that tour and it was pretty crazy, amazing and insane all at the same time." Read more and watch the documentaryhere.
They've lined up the performances in support of fourth album Apricity, which is set for release on October 21. Vocalist Joel Magill said: "This album is the distillation of everything we have been exploring in our music up until now. It points forward into a new world of sonic development for us, in the songwriting and scope of what we are trying to achieve."
He adds: "It seems like only a few weeks back we set off to Los Angeles to record with Jason Falkner at our friend Jonathan Wilson's amazing studio in Echo Park. Recording to two-inch analogue tape, we set about the album in this most creative Californian space before returning to the UK for final mixing at our humble studio in Canterbury." Check out the dateshere.
As 10-months of production costs skyrocketed past €800,000 - including a pricey eight-day session at Abbey Road studios in London - the band remained confident in the music while harbouring some concerns over fan reaction to the lineup change and new musical directions that included ballads.
Holopainen exclusivey tells Metal Hammer: "I'm still really, really proud of the results. The whole band was very inspired and we were all really confident about the material. The Poet And The Pendulum, Bye Bye Beautiful and Master Passion Greed were all borne out of the turmoil we'd gone through.
"It would be an exaggeration to say Dark Passion Play saved my life, but it definitely saved my mental health." Read morehere.
Heading into the orange tent on Friday will be Chasing Dragons, Fueled Hate, Vrona, Two Tales Of Woe, The Hyena Kill and Isarnos. Saturday welcomes Broken, Zlatanera, Vicious Nature, Pulverise, Vice and Cybernetic Witchcult. And Sunday sees Outright Resistance, Jukebox Monkey, Sodomized Cadaver, Dirty King, Attica Rage and Aklash take to the stage.
These British upstarts will join the previously announced heavyweights of Twisted Sister, Mastodon, Gojira, Slayer, Behemoth, Anthrax, Venom, Satyricon and more. See the full lineuphere.
Marshall say: "If we make the amplifiers that enable guitarists to make music, and we produce products for their fans and music lovers to listen to their music, then it makes sense that we join those two things together and help bands and musicians record, promote and perform their music.
"And that is exactly why we have created Marshall Records. Marshall Records is the next logical step in Marshall's evolution and is a keystone in the Marshall story." Read morehere.
Many fans were unaware of his passing; to them, Sublime was a brand new band just starting to dominate alternative rock radio, as the format moved on from the grunge sound. Sublime sold over 6.6 million copies in the U.S., and yielded a number of radio and MTV hits, including "Santeria," "Doin' Time," "Wrong Way" and, of course, "What I Got."
But few know the real story behind the Long Beach, CA band's groundbreaking album. Over the course of several interviews with band members and producers, we discovered--among other things--that "Doin' Time" almost never came to be, that producer David Kahne almost quit after just one day with the band, and that the album almost never saw the light of day.
Jon Phillips, Band Manager: I signed them to Gasoline Alley. There was finally a recording budget, which they'd never had before. I just wanted to hear Bradley and Sublime record in different environments with producers that they hadn't worked with before.
[Two producers were selected; David Kahne, who had produced Fishbone's early albums, and Paul Leary of the Butthole Surfers, who had produced the Meat Puppets' 1994 breakthrough Too High to Die, which gave the band their first radio hit with "Backwater." Phillips convinced Kahne to fly from New York to LA to produce the tracks at Total Access Studios in Redondo Beach. The studio was used by Pennywise, No Doubt and was close to home for the band. Then, Sublime would fly to Texas to record with Leary.]
Phillips: Bradley, Miguel and David went in the first day. I don't even think the full band was there at that point. Sublime had demos that they had completed. They had the original version of 'What I Got" so that was one of the songs that they were going to work on. I remember the morning after the first day in the studio I was lying in bed about 7:30 and my phone rang, it was David Kahne calling me from his hotel room down the street from Total Access and told me "Hey, Jon, I don't want to waste your money. I think that I should go home. These guys just aren't ready. I don't know what's going on. They're just not prepared to make the type of record I want to make." I told David, "Look, they're not used to working in the professional environment that you're used to working in. Sublime came from the punk rock world." I felt that he needs to give it a chance because I knew they'd be like the kid that crammed the night before the final exam and still came out with an A minus. I convinced David to go back there and after day two he told me they'd had a heart to heart. I think they'd addressed some of Brad's "usage" because I think that might have been having an effect.
]During the sessions with Kahne, they recorded 'What I Got," 'April 29th, 1992," 'Doin' Time" and 'Caress Me Down."]
Kahne: It was very strange. I'm in the garage in Redondo Beach and I went back to the hotel and said "What the f- am I doing?" I've done a lot of crazy records, but I think realizing the depth of Brad's talent was a major thing for me. But it was frustrating. So, I remember what Miguel said to me. He said, "Just do whatever you want." So I put the track together more like a hip-hop record than a band record.
For me it was just as simple as, here's a killer f-ing beat with an acoustic guitar playing over it and him going out there, and finally after two days he just went out and sang through it about three times and that was it. He just laid it down and I was just sittin' there going "F-, this is good."
So, the label wouldn't give them per diem money for fear of what they might spend it on. But they had an account at a sub shop and Brad would always get these Philly cheesesteaks with piles of pepperoncinis chopped up inside of it. So part of the ritual was every day at lunch there'd be these subs and they'd be eaten' and there were these two dogs--one was Lou Dog [Nowell's dalmatian], frequently seen in the band's artwork and videos] and the other was someone's Mastiff. And they would sit there and watch them eat and drool. And the drool would run out of the mouths of the dogs and there was this contest to see which dog's drool would go the farthest down to the floor without breaking. Read morehere.
Testament will be onboard as support for the gigs in the UK, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Spain and Portugal.
In Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, Behemoth will be on the bill and Grand Magus will support on all dates. Behemoth frontman Adam 'Nergal' Darski says: "The last and only time we toured with Amon Amarth was over a decade ago when both our bands were conquering North America in a small sh*tty van.
"We are in a different place now and we are more then honored to be sharing the stage with those Norse men again. Scandinavia, you have been warned." See the dateshere.
"The video and song is a letter to a younger me, trying to make a name for himself in the big city," says Ginger. "What to avoid and what to watch out for.
"I'd have loved to have had some advice back when I moved from the North East, but I didn't know anyone who had moved to London before me. This meant learning on the move, which was invaluable in gaining survival tips for my future. It was a very different place then, and well worth the cost of training to navigate." Watch the videohere.
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