Monthly Archives: January 2014

Never F$£ck with Mama O.

Never F with Sharon O!!!

Never F with Sharon O!!!

Sara Bareilles refuses to become mired in drama. The ‘Brave’ singer has fired her manager Jordan Feldstein, the older brother of actor Jonah Hill, after he engaged in a fight with Sharon Osbourne at a pre-Grammy fete. The matriarch was so incensed that she threw a plate of food at Feldstein.


The following day, Bareilles gave her manager the boot. Feldstein is not pictured in the photo above, where Mama O. is clearly heated.

Feldstein’s roster includes the multi-platinum likes of Robin Thicke and Maroon 5. He found himself in the headlines for his quickie marriage to Clint Eastwood’s daughter Francesca, which was on its way to being annulled.

So WTF happened to set Sharon off and to cause Sara to axe him?

He and Sharon O. battled at Clive Davis’ party (Jan. 25) at the Beverly Hilton.
He was first seen engaged in an argument with Kelly Osbourne in the ballroom. Kelly then stormed away from his table and Sharon picked up where Kelly left off.
A witness told The Hollywood Reporter that “Sharon walked up to him pointing her finger and screaming.” The exchange escalated and Osbourne threw food in his lap and poured water over his head. Bareilles was seated nearby, as was Taylor Swift.

What caused the fight? Apparently, Feldstein made comments about Sharon’s son Jack and his wife. The exact nature of those comments remains a mystery, but they were apparently unsavory enough to get Kelly and Sharon going and ultimately lead to his dismissal by a cred client. We don’t know Feldstein’s side of the story yet, but things had to be pretty bad all around to cause food to be thrown and a client to fire him.

Randy Rhoads Guitar Seminar

In 1982, Randy Rhoads, took some time out from touring to come down to a music shop in Greensburg.PN. This was documented by some photos taken by John Fox & Skip Shaffer who attended all 4 classes (courtesy of The House that Rhoads Built) and an audio document which can be downloaded here

“John Fox & friend Skip Shaffer
Music City Guitar Seminar – Greensburg,PA February 2, 1982
4 Classes of 40 people in each & they both attended all 4
followed by the concert that night in Pittsburgh at the Civic Arena

These are the photos Skip took of that memorable day.

First time seen anywhere, I am Honored John shared them with me & ‘The House that Rhoads Built’

After 32 years, the time has come for the fans to see the photos …Enjoy!
~ John Fox ~”

From Music City Guitar Seminar – Greensburg, PA February 2, 1982, posted by The House that Rhoads Built on 1/28/2014 (11 items)

Generated by Facebook Photo Fetcher 2

Black Sabbath Secret 7″

age of reason

My take on the Age of reason cover

Black Sabbath is teaming up with Secret 7″ to release 100 copies of an “Age Of Reason” seven-inch single in aid of War Child, a family of independent humanitarian organizations which work together to help children and young people affected by armed conflict.

Secret 7″ takes 7 tracks from 7 of the best-known musicians around and press each one 100 times to 7″ vinyl. They then invite creatives from around the world to interpret the tracks in their own style, resulting in a one-of-a-kind sleeve for every 7”. The creatives are made up of famous names through to gems we unearth through artwork submitted to us here on our website.

This year, 700 sleeves will be exhibited Downstairs At Mother in London on 12 & 13th April, then on Record Store Day you can get your hands on one, or more, for £45 a piece. You don’t know who created the sleeve, or even which song it’s for until you have parted with your cash – the secret lies within.

This is my take on the cover. post yours in the comments!!!!

One On One Room With Black Sabbath

Life Online spoke with BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Ozzy Osbourne (vocals) after they were honored with a Grammy in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (January 26) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. BLACK SABBATH was nominated for the track “God Is Dead?”, from the band’s 2013 comeback album “13”. You can now watch the chat below.

Sabbath Vow They’re ‘Down’ for More New Music

January 27, 2014 2:35 PM ET

Black Sabbath bassist-lyricist Geezer Butler has a theory about why Grammy voters gave the metal originators their second Best Metal Performance award, this time for “God Is Dead?” from the band’s 2013 reunion album, 13. “Probably the question mark,” Butler told Rolling Stone. “It’s a marvelous song. It should have won all of them, even the hip-hop thing.”

Geezer was standing backstage at the awards show in Los Angeles last night with singer Ozzy Osbourne and guitarist Tony Iommi. After several false starts over the years, 13 marked the first time the trio had completed a new studio album together since 1979’s Never Say Die, and the band’s future could easily include a return to the studio for another album.

“We’re going back on the road,” said Osbourne of potential recording projects. “We haven’t really spoken about it beyond that. I’m down for it.”

“Absolutely,” said Iommi.

With the help of producer Rick Rubin, Sabbath were able to finally complete an album again because “we were running out of time,” said Osbourne, 65. “We were getting on a bit. It’s now or never.” Added Iommi, “We were all into it. This time everything fell into place and it felt great.”

The 13 sessions and subsequent touring last year went “much better” than expected, said Butler. “We didn’t know what to expect,” he explained. “It felt like the natural thing to do, rather than doing it for the sake of doing it. We just wanted to be together and play together again and write songs. We didn’t want to go out on tour and do the same set as we’ve been doing for 30 years.”

Last year’s Sabbath world tour ended two days before Christmas, but the band will be back on the road beginning in late March for dates in the U.S. and Canada, plus festivals in Europe.

As he stood backstage at the Grammys, Iommi looked and sounded fit, not slowed by his ongoing cancer treatments. “Feeling OK, yeah,” Iommi said, adding that it’s only the radiation treatment he receives every eight weeks that slow him down. “I just get tired. Apart from that, I’m all right.”

Black Sabbath gets a GRAMMY Award…


BLACK SABBATH was honored with a Grammy in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, January 26) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. BLACK SABBATH was nominated for the track “God Is Dead?”, from the band’s 2013 comeback album “13”.

The SABBATH members did not personally accept the award at the pre-telecast ceremony because they were busy preparing to be one of the presenters during the main show. Pop singer Cyndi Lauper, who co-hosted the pre-telecast, said that she spoke with them prior to the event and that they were grateful for the honor. “I know that Ozzy is not here and I saw them last night,” she said. “They asked me to accept this award for them. It’s awesome. And I’m sure he thanks the Academy. They had to be next door to do something. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everybody.”

Osbourne came up with the title for “God Is Dead?”, but bassist Geezer Butler wanted to call it something else. Ozzy told Shortlist, “I was in a doctor’s office and there was a magazine in there with that line on the cover. I thought, ‘Yeah — people flew planes into the World Trade Center because of God, there’s all this fucking shit going on in the world in the name of God.'” Geezer added, “Ozzy gave me that line, and I wrote the lyrics. I wanted to call the song ‘American Jihad’.”

Ozzy continued, “Fuck that. I’m the guy at the front singing it; I would have had a fucking army after me . . . In the early days [of BLACK SABBATH], there was a lot of backlash from religious groups . . . I was sent letters written in blood. In my house I must have 25 fucking Bibles, each with a marked-up passage that [the sender] wanted me to read.”

Butler told The Pulse Of Radio what the song was about. “It’s about this guy that sets out to prove that God is still alive, and he has this voice in his head saying that God’s dead, and he can’t get rid of the voice telling him, so he goes out and kills everybody,” he said.

“13” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart in June 2013, the first SABBATH album to ever top the U.S. chart.


Tommy Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler later introduced a performance by Ringo Starr at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. Ozzy Osbourne messed up Ringo Starr introduction. The incident caused Osbourne’s Black Sabbath bandmates Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi to crack up. Ozzy Osbourne had a very simple explanation for his flub on stage, when he appeared to lose his place while reading the teleprompter introducing Ringo Starr. “I completely (expletive) it up,” he told reporters backstage.

Article courtesy of