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Tuesday April 21



AC/DC's Phil Rudd Pleads Guilty To Threatening to Kill, Drug Charges

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd entered a guilty plea to charges of methamphetamine and cannabis possession and one count of threatening to kill in a New Zealand court on Tuesday, according to a local media report. New Zealand media outlet Stuff.co.nz reports that Rudd's attorney Craig Tuck said that he will seek a "discharge without conviction". Sentencing for the veteran drummer is scheduled for June 26th, according to the report. A second charge of threatening to kill has reportedly been dropped. The drummer was arrested following a police raid on his New Zealand home on November 6th of last year. He was originally charged with attempting to procure a murder, threatening to kill and possession of the drugs. Authorities quickly dropped the attempt to procure a murder charge. His arrest came as AC/DC prepared to launch a world tour in support of their "Rock Or Bust" album. They recruited former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade for the tour.

Read more: Tuesday April 21

Monday April 20



Stevie Ray Vaughan Inducted Into Rock Hall

(hennemusic) Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland on Saturday. The Texas blues legend and his band were welcomed by John Mayer, who explained a personal connection he felt for the late musician. "Stevie Ray Vaughan is the ultimate guitarist," said Mayer. "He had incredible courage because he fought to overcome the evils of drug and alcohol addiction, and when he did, he returned to the stage as an even better guitar player for it. "There's a term that gets thrown around in conversation, especially about guitar payers, where someone is called a 'wannabe.' It means you're a fake, a fraud, a phony. But if you straighten the words out, it means 'want to be.' Wanting to be something is very important, it's meaningful, it's a great way to live. I'm a Stevie Ray Vaughan wannabe." Double Trouble were joined by Stevie's brother, Jimmie, at the podium and for a live performance that saw the lineup include guitarists Doyle Bramhall II and Gary Clark Jr. The group delivered versions of "Pride and Joy" and "Texas Flood" before Jimmie stepped to center stage to play a solo rendition of his 1994 tribute to his brother, "Six Strings Down." Stevie Ray Vaughan topped the fan ballot for the event with more than 18 million votes - more than 5 million ahead of the next nominee.

Read more: Monday April 20

Friday April 17



Ozzy Fires Back At Original Black Sabbath Drummer

(hennemusic) Ozzy Osbourne has issued a response to a request by original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward for an apology over remarks about him not being physically fit enough to participate in the band's 2013 album "13" and its accompanying world tour. On Wednesday, Ward released a public statement outlining his personal need for Osbourne to amend and retract comments before he would consider any meetings about rejoining the group for their final album and tour. "I never wanted to discuss this in a public forum but Bill's statements left me no option to but to respond honestly," begins Osbourne's response. "Wow Bill, What the **** are you on about? I cannot apologize for comments or opinions I may have made about you in the press during Sabbath's '13' album and tour -- physically, you knew you were ******. Tony, Geezer and myself didn't think you could have done a two hour set with a drum solo every night, so we made the decision to move on. With Tony's condition we felt that time was not on our side." The singer then challenged Ward over his ongoing remarks about a contractual disagreement the drummer says left him unwilling to participate in any reunion. "Bill, stop this smokescreen about an 'unsignable contract' and let's be honest," adds Osbourne. "Deep down inside you knew you weren't capable of doing the album and a 16 month tour. Unfortunately for you, our instincts were correct as you were in hospital several times during 2013. "Your last hospitalization was for a shoulder surgery that you now say you've only just recovered from. This would have meant that our world tour would have been canceled. "So how is all of this my fault? Stop playing the victim and be honest with yourself and our fans. Bill, we go back a long way, let's stop this now before it gets out of hand. God bless you. Love. Ozzy."

Read more: Friday April 17

Thursday April 16



Bill Ward Demands Ozzy Apologize Before Black Sabbath Reunion

(hennemusic) Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward says he needs an apology from Ozzy Osbourne over remarks in recent years before he considers any conversations that might lead to a reunion of the groundbreaking UK metal band. Ward declined to participate in the group's 2013 album, "13", and tour over a contractual dispute. Last fall, Ozzy said he hoped Ward would return to the lineup as the band began planning their final album and world tour. Now, in an extended official statement, Ward says Osbourne must amend and apologize comments he made during the "13" process that suggested the drummer wasn't capable of performing at the level needed for a Black Sabbath reunion. "I have neither severed nor discontinued my relationship with Black Sabbath," explains Ward, "however, since 2012, the often inaccurate statements about me as a person and as a musician have caused me to be guarded and be especially detached emotionally and spiritually from Ozzy. His rhetoric above all has brought me the most discord. The continuing misguided information about me has established a necessity on my part to confront these issues." "There is always speculation about a true, original Sabbath lineup for the next tour or record," continues the drummer. "With a sad heart, I have to say I will not participate in any musical undertakings until a righting of the wrongs spoken against me has been achieved. I must admit, I have little to no expectations of this happening, but in the order of first things first, I'm looking for an honest accountability of all of Ozzy's statements that I felt were untrue. "I would want Ozzy to amend his opinions and exaggerations. I would want him to be forthcoming about his unrealistic viewpoints. And because I was chastised publicly, I would want him to amend publicly in his words, and not through an Ozzy representative, the nature of the wrongs. I would not want to continue on with him without this seemingly impassible dilemma being addressed." Ward feels a healing with Osbourne must take place before he can even begin to address his concerns over contractual issues he said were unworkable as presented for the "13" album and tour.

Read more: Thursday April 16

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