*Guns N’ Roses broke up because of…Michael Jackson? Apparently, according to a new interview with the band’s former manager.
Tensions between Slash and Axl Rose supposedly began with Slash agreeing to play a tribute concert with Jackson. “I told him not to do it,” ex-manager Doug Goldstein said, “because Axl was molested by his father when he was two and he believed the charges against Michael Jackson.” Goldstein said Axl was particularly hurt when he realized Slash wasn’t receiving payment for the concert – only a big screen television. “He could ignore the drugs and the alcohol,” the manger added, “but never the child abuse.”
*When Brian Wilson started recording his latest album last summer there were reports he was going to collaborate with Lana Del Rey and Frank Ocean, but with “No Pier Pressure” set for release next month, turns out the two artists aren’t on it.
When asked about their absence by “New York” magazine’s Vulture column, Wilson was pretty succinct with an explanation for why they were not included in the record. “Well, Frank Ocean didn't want to do the song. He wanted to do rap, so we canceled him," he explained "Lana Del Rey, uh, she just canceled out on us."
*Mötley Crüe fans may want to stay home Saturday night. That’s because the band’s superstar bassist Nikki Sixx is going to be the subject of VH1 Classics’ latest series “Rock Icons.”
The show, which airs at 10 pm, will feature an in-depth, intimate portrait of the Crüe star, including exclusive interviews and never-before seen footage, with not only Sixx himself, but the key people who shaped his career.
Mötley Crüe kick off the last leg of their “Final Tour” on July 22nd in Eugene, Oregon, wrapping up for good with a three-night stand at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, December 28, 30th and 31st.
*Whoa– looks like somebody’s still a little cranky about his ousting from Stone Temple Pilots. Scott Weiland apologized for being rude to fans at a Boston Meet and Greet.
“I’m embarrassed by my behavior and some of the things I said,” Weiland wrote on his Facebook page, “Fans don’t deserve that.”
According to supporters who spent $150 to meet the rocker, Weiland was drunk and angry. When asked for a picture, the singer put his arm around a fan and said, “let’s get this s**t done with.” Another follower was asked by Weiland’s staff to cover up his Stone Temple Pilots tattoos, for fear they would upset the grumpy rocker. For his part, Weiland was already upset, suggesting to a third fan that they both go “suck a d**k!”
*Age is just a number when it comes to love, and that certainly seems to be the case with rocker Jimmy Page. The 71-year-old Led Zeppelin guitarist, was spotted Wednesday walking hand-in-hand through London with actress Scarlett Sabet, who is reportedly only 25.
While the pair hasn’t commented on their alleged relationship, they first linked back in January, when they were spotted dining at the popular UK chicken restaurant Nando’s. Later that night they both were spotted at the Teenage Cancer Trust show at the Royal Albert Hall.
*Ozzy Osbourne is apparently dealing with some sort of medical condition. Promoters of Ozzy’s Ozzfiesta event recently announced that the three-day fest, scheduled for May 27th -31st at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera, Maya, Mexico, has been canceled, and blamed it on Ozzy’s health. Cool Breeze Concerts shared the news to crushed fans stating, “Like you, we were very excited about the event. However, Ozzy is having surgery, scheduled for May, following his South American tour. He requires at least four weeks of recovery time. We are very disappointed that we need to cancel.”
Although Cool Breeze is offering refunds, they unfortunately did not further explain the singer’s health condition, leaving fans concerned. Some also suspect that low-ticket sales could be the real reason for Ozzy’s “surgery.” Ozzy is still scheduled to perform at the Monsters of Rock festival in South America and join Black Sabbath for their Japanese tour in the fall.
*Deep Purple will release the 40th Anniversary Edition deluxe box set of their 1972 album classic, "Machine Head," on TODAY and a new trailer has gone online to promThe new box set features five discs and will be accompanied with fully illustrated 60 page hardback booklet, housed in a luxury box.