The Rockstar Ramblings: Ozzy & Hookers for Jesus
Ozzy Osbourne is suing the original members of Black Sabbath, claiming all four should share naming rights of the band. I’m assuming Ozzy is referring to Toni Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, and Sharon Osbourne….
KISS this week announced a partnership with iPhone, creating the first virtual concept lighter. Now fans don’t have to remember to pick up a pack of Bics to wave during “Beth”; instead, just stop by the nearest Apple store, pick up an iPhone, and download your new KISS applications on the way to the arena….In religious news this week, the Christian hard rock act Stryper is back in the studio, recording a new album (I know, I was shocked as well). During an interview it was revealed that Stryper guitarist Oz Fox is married to former call girl turned Christian, Annie Lobet. She has formed a group titled “Hookers for Jesus” (http://www.hookersforjesus.net). This brings us to our “you complete the joke” contest for the week. Now that Stryper has Hookers for Jesus on their side they can finally (insert punch line here)….
Scott Weiland’s (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver) “estranged” wife, Mary Weiland, has written a memoir titled “Fall to Pieces” that describes her life, as she puts it: “The highs, lows, and mental instabilities”. Given that the press continues to refer to Mary has “Scott’s estranged wife” I’ve got a feeling that this may be her way to take an axe to Scott’s already overflowing closet of skeletons….Converse sneakers have struck partnership deals with AC/DC and Metallica to create Chuck Taylor shoes with logos and photos of the bands. Assuming the guys from AC/DC and Metallica will wear their Chucks, they will join such pop culture icons as Slash, Ellen DeGeneres, and the kid who played Larry on Weekend at Bernies….
Van Halen appears to be heading back to the studio soon. Eddie Van Halen mentions in a recent interview that he has seen David Lee Roth four to five times in the last month and they are discussing new music. History has shown us that this answer is usually followed by the signing of a new singer within the next seven days, stay tuned and let’s hope history is changed here….Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) recently stated that the eighties band revivals is due to “People are yearning for a better routine, a better time”, remembering a time when a band would walk into the room and people would say, “Holy Crap! That’s the band!” Always a spokesman for the eighties glam heavy metal acts, sometimes I picture Dee dressed in his Twisted Sister costume, holding a sledge hammer, and walking around Canada looking for Nickelback….
From the “no surprise” pages: Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses) talked about the rumored GNR tour, saying: “Right now nothing is confirmed. Nothing is definite…In other words, it could happen.” Is it just me or is this the same word for word response during year three (of fourteen) of making Chinese Democracy….
David S. Grant is the author of books Corporate Porn, Bleach|Blackout, Hollywood Ending, Emotionless Souls, and The Last Breakfast. His new novel, Blood-the New Red, will be available this fall. For more information please go to http://www.davidsgrant.com.
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