Mini Ozzy Sought- Why Metallica Needs Your Cash- Kanye's Ego Strikes Again- Paramore Have A Woodie- IGN Snub Strummer- Outkast 09? and more

(antiMusic) Happy Friday! We have lots of music news stories for you today! Ozzy Osbourne is looking for foul-mouthed seven-year old to play him in a TV show, sccording to Anorak.co.uk. Says a source at The Osbournes: Loud And Dangerous: "Our mini Ozzy will need a Brummie accent and dark hair. The script contains strong adult language that must be performed in a believable and compelling way." more

Lars doesn't like people stealing his music, he needs the cash for really important things! The drummer for the heavy-metal band Metallica has won a 1982 painting by artist Jean Michel-Basquiat by bidding $14 million at an auction in New York City. more. He's come a long way from living off baloney sandwiches!

Do gamers, or rather corporate gamer sites, know anything about punk? How about putting together a list of the top punk vocalists and leaving out legendary Clash frontman Joe Strummer? That's what IGN have done. At least they included David Vanian from The Damned. Read the pointless list here

The 35th Annual People's Choice Award nominees have been announced, with Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Chris Brown and Coldplay receiving multiple nods.more

What a sad statement about this generation: Kanye West is to music what Michael Jordan was to basketball � at least that's what West thinks, in his humble estimation. "I realize that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice," he said in an interview on Wednesday. more

While Big Boi's solo record, Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son Of Chico Dusty, has been delayed into 2009, that could mean a plethora of Outkast material next year. more

Rihanna has canceled a concert scheduled for Friday in Indonesia over security concerns after the weekend executions of three Islamic militants convicted in the 2002 Bali bombings. more

Michael Jackson has given up title to his Neverland ranch in California, transferring the deed to a company he partly controls.more

According to guitarist Brian May's website Queen + Paul Rodgers today confirmed that they have added a further concert to their schedule of dates in Latin America. The band will now also play in Rio De Janeiro, the setting for Queen's historic Rock in Rio concerts in January 1985. more

Get Up Kids have announced plans to play a surprise reunion show this Sunday in their hometown of Kansas City. The show represents the influential band's first performance since the band's final tour in 2005.more

Abbeyrd's Beatles Page posted exclusive comments from Annie Mawson of Sunbeams Music Trust with her reaction to Paul McCartney's disputing the contention that the ledger to be auctioned proves Eleanor Rigby was a real person and if there was anything else she could say about the document or how she got it that supports her belief it came from him. read the report

Billboard's new pan-European charts reveal a third week at the Top 100 Albums summit for AC/DC's Black Ice (Columbia/Sony BMG).more

Sworn Enemy has cancelled their Canadian tour dates with For Today and others. The trek has been slated to begin next Thursday.more

The Arsis revolving door of drummers keeps turning as Borknagar drummer David Kinkade has now joined the group. Meanwhile, bassist Nick Cordle has also joined the group, replacing recently departed Noah Martin. more

Thy Will Be Done is currently home in Providence, RI writing and rehearsing material a new album. The as-yet-untitled effort will likely surface in early-2009 via Stillborn Records. more

Another Black Day has announced that due to reasons beyond their control, they will no longer be continuing on their current tour with Five Finger Death Punch.more
Armored Saint will be playing a headline show at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA on Friday, March 6th, 2009 as a warm up show for their Australian tour with Death Angel.more

Kanye West has claimed that the MTV Europe Music Awards, which took place in Liverpool on November 6, were fixed. The rapper claimed that he only won the Ultimate Urban award over Lil' Wayne because he was present at the bash � and suggested that he was undeserving of the prize. He's not done!

The 2008 mtvU Woodie Awards were handed out Wednesday night in New York, with Paramore coming out on top with the evening's biggest prize, Woodie Of The Year more

Anthony Green has posted two previously unreleased tracks to raise money for his cousin Jackie Haenn who was involved in a car accident on November 1st. Jackie is currently in critical condition and her family is trying to put together money to send her to a hospital in Philadelphia where she will need at least a year to recover more

Bassist Floyd London has left the reactivated Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.-based band The Almighty. He said in a statement, "I am desperately sorry to have to tell you all that I have left the band. This follows a week of sleepless nights and I do not take this decision lightly. more

Annuals, have revealed a short US jaunt in the New Year. The orchestral sextet will be touring in support of their latest album, Such Fun, out now on Canvasback Music. more

The ever-changing line-up for Brit songbirds, The Pipettes, just took another twist and turn. Anna McDonald has announced her departure after only six short monthsmore

Sixx:A.M. is about to release a deluxe version of their album, The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack on November 25, available exclusively at Best Buy. The deluxe edition includes a never-before released live EP, Live Is Beautiful which will also be released separately for those who have already purchased The Heroin Diaries

Lou Reed, The Police and Jenny Lewis are among the guests who have been lined up to appear on a new talk show hosted by Elvis Costello. The show, entitled 'Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...' , will air on the Sundance channelmore

Former members of Ditchwater return in the new band...Ashes From Within. A new song titled "Broken" has just been released and is available as a FREE download - here.

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