You can add voice actor to Ozzy Osbourne’s resume. The Black Sabbath singer will be on the Nickelodeon show “Bubble Guppies” as a special guest voice. Osbourne’s character will be Sid Fishy, a fish sporting a red Mohawk and piercings. Another trait of Osbourne’s fishy character is he loves being rotten. Ozzy says he was coaxed into doing the job because of his two-year-old granddaughter who is a big fan of Nick Junior, and as Rolling Stone reports Ozzy says he’s “always smelled a bit fishy.” It would be super ironic if Ozzy voiced the character for a bat. Now that would get me to tune in!
Old venue sold
Meanwhile, the place Black Sabbath first played has been sold to developers. A newspaper in England reports that The Crown pub in Birmingham was sold to a Japanese developer for $2 million. The operator of the pub has been told to hightail it. The pub wasn’t just a sacred place for Sabbath, it also is where members of Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, The Who and Duran Duran performed. It’s unclear what the venue will be turned into.
Crowd funding project
More artists are doing it … taking to a crowd funding website to generate funds for their projects. That’s exactly what System of a Down’s John Dolmayan is doing. The drummer is hooking up with James Hazley from the band Cockeyed Ghost for a project called These Grey Men. The project will be a covers album featuring Dolmayan’s take on songs from the likes of Radiohead, Outkast and David Bowie. The duo hope to raise $55,000.
New Slash video
A new video out from Slash and crew is a lyric video of a different sort. Typically, lyric videos have some flashy graphics with generated text and some flashing lights and such. Rarely are the lyric videos worth being called music videos. For the latest Slash tune “World on Fire”, it’s a music video, with lyrics … And it even has a little bit of TNA! The video features a dark haired dancer who eventually takes her top off and seduces an artists to get a bit naughty …. Well, a lot naughty. It’s worth a view, but watch it at home … not at work! Slash’s new album World on Fire is due out Spetember 16th.
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