Black Sabbath fans may want to set their TVs to CBS tonight at 10pm, as Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler will be making a guest appearance on the season finale of the crime-show drama, CSI. The three rock legends won’t be playing forensics experts. The band will instead be portraying themselves, and also giving an exclusive preview of their song “End of the Beginning” from their upcoming album, 13. According to TV Line, the Sabbath will be playing onstage at a concert while D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) and Conrad Ecklie (Marc Vann) search for clues to uncover who is behind a series of murders that emulate the sins in Dante’s Inferno.CSI showrunner Don McGill told TV Line, “We heard that Black Sabbath was interested in doing CSI and so we were very, very excited. Since they’re debuting their 13th album, it’s a perfect match for our Season 13 finale.”
Ozzy will reportedly appear in a few additional scenes, and guest stars Tim Matheson, Eric Roberts, James Callis and Annabella Sciorra will also be featured in the episode, entitled “Skin in the Game.”
Black Sabbath’s forthcoming LP is due out on June 4, marking the band’s first effort with Ozzy at the helm since 1978’s Never Say Die!
The group is also gearing up for a North American tour this summer, which kicks off on July 25 in Houston, TX.
For more on this story: TVLine.com.
So what's really going on with Fleetwood Mac and former member Christine McVie? The issue came to light earlier this year when drummer Mick Fleetwood very publicly reached out to McVie, who left the band in 1998 and subsequently moved back to England. Fleetwood's gesture resulted in McVie, formerly married to Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie, visiting the drummer at his home in Maui and also flying to Los Angeles to join the other band members for a reunion dinner.
Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham told VH1: "The five of us had dinner together, and that was great fun. It was very interesting to see what that extra piece of the puzzle does to the overall equation...It was a trip because she was the same old person I'd always known, and she was cracking me up."
But Buckingham he doesn't foresee McVie doing much else with the band, and certainly not becoming a full-fledged member again: "I don't know what agenda Mick may or may not have had or what he thought he was gonna be able to accomplish...Maybe Mick, in the back of his mind, thought he was gonna accomplish something having to do with the band but, y'know, Christine is never gonna rejoin the band. She's never gonna tour with us. She's never really gonna do anything. If she wants to come up and do 'Don't Stop' when we're in England, I'd love to see that. But beyond that, I don't see there was anything that could have come out of that...I think Mick was just reaching out to her as a friend to kind of give her a little support."
Fleetwood Mac is currently on a North American tour that runs through July 6 and then heads to the U.K. and Europe in September.
The Rolling Stones’ 50 and Counting tour has already featured a lot of special guests, including appearances by Bonnie Raitt, John Fogerty and even Katy Perry. There’s no telling who else will pop up during one of their many upcoming concerts, but one thing seems certain: Bill Wyman will not be returning to perform with the legendary rock group any time soon.
Though he says he has no regrets, the Rolling Stones’ former bassist told The Huffington Post that he will never play with the band again after returning for two guest performances last year in London.
Wyman explained that he was disappointed at the way the reunion turned out as he was under the impression he’d have a bigger role in the O2 Arena concerts.
“[The Rolling Stones had] asked me the December before, and I had to jam with them for three days. I was under the impression I was going to get really involved, but when it came to it, they only wanted me to do two songs, which was very disappointing,” he tells The Huffington Post.
Despite the misunderstanding, Wyman still calls his former bandmates great friends, but states that he has no interest in moving backward.
The rocker met with HuffPo’s Caroline Frost to discuss the release of “Bill Wyman’s Scrapbook,” a coffee table book composed of photographs from his early years and his nearly thirty years of touring with the Stones.
The book features 1,962 pages and only 1,962 copies of the book will be produced, both clear nods to the year Wyman first joined the Rolling Stones.
“Bill Wyman’s Scrapbook” is available now via Concert Live.
For the rocker’s entire interview with The Huffington Post, click here, and to check out all of the Rolling Stones’ upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s official website.
Tim McGraw hosted his "Superstar Summer Night" special last night. Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean were all there. But Tim said his favorite part was when John Fogerty got up and sang "Born on a Bayou". (Tim, Keith, Jason, and Luke Bryan all backed up Fogerty on this song.) (From "Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night" on Sunday, May 19, 2013)
A guitar once played by John Lennon and George Harrison sold at auction over the weekend. The VOX guitar was played by John Lennon while recording a video for "Hello, Goodbye." George Harrison used it to practice "I Am The Walrus" during the making of The Magical Mystery Tour project. The instrument had been displayed in Ireland and New York prior to Saturday's sale for 408 thousand dollars
Elton John's songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, is currently dealing with a DUI case. The Santa Barbara Independent reports the 63-year-old Taupin was arrested May 5 on suspicion of DUI in California. Authorities say he was arrested after striking a wooden fence while attempting to turn into a private driveway. His blood-alcohol level at the time of the accident has not been disclosed. No court date has been set.
President Barack Obama is putting on a show at the White House this week for singer-songwriter Carole King. She's the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress. The White House says Obama will present the award to Carole King during a concert Wednesday. The program will be streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov and broadcast nationally by PBS stations on May 28
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