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May 24, 2012 | By Steve Appleford, Special to the Los Angeles Times
There are things that Slash just doesn't want to talk about. And the timing was definitely not right a few weeks ago as the guitarist was preparing for a trip to Cleveland for his induction with Guns N' Roses into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I don't even want to talk about that. I don't want to touch it," Slash said in April, his usual friendly demeanor turning cool at the mere mention of GNR. It was during a week of drama and uncertainty about the ceremony, which had peaked days earlier with the arrival of a confrontational open letter to the Hall of Fame from singer Axl Rose.
July 23, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne have listed their Hidden Hills estate for sale at $12,999,000. The 2.5-acre promontory sits off a cul-de-sac in the gated community. The Cape Cod-inspired mansion, built in 2001 and featured in the June issue of Architectural Digest, may not be what one might expect from the couple. The house has a paneled study with fireplace, a home theater and studio area, six en suite bedrooms and a guest apartment with kitchenette. The family room of the 11,000-square-foot home has sliding barn doors and a reclaimed brick fireplace.
April 20, 2011 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
— The Cannes Film Festival features movies by international auteurs. The Sundance Film Festival has gained a reputation for scrappy dramas and documentaries. The Tribeca Film Festival, at least this year, is training a spotlight on music. The musician's life — and, more often, the perils thereof — is a particular theme at this year's New York film gathering, which opens Wednesday night. While music has cropped up in past editions of Tribeca, with movies about the likes of Jon Bon Jovi, this year's installment has a particularly tuneful focus and kicks off with an outdoor screening of Cameron Crowe's "The Union," a documentary about Elton John.
May 17, 2010 | By Keith Thursby, Los Angeles Times
Ronnie James Dio, a legendary heavy metal singer who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath and also was lead singer for the bands Rainbow and Dio, has died. He was 67. Dio died Sunday, according to a statement on his website by Wendy Dio, his wife and manager. Maureen O'Connor, a Los Angeles publicist, said Dio died in Los Angeles. No cause was given, but Dio had said last summer that he was suffering from stomach cancer. "Today my heart is broken," Wendy Dio wrote. "Many, many friends and family were able to say their private goodbyes before he peacefully passed away."
September 10, 2009 | Margaret Wappler
In its second year, the Sunset Strip Music Festival is going bigger, just like a righteous hair-metal guitar solo. The lineup for the festival, which opens today and runs through Saturday, includes several of the Strip's progeny, such as Korn, Chris Cornell, the Donnas, Pepper, Kottonmouth Kings, LMFAO, Shwayze, Shiny Toy Guns, Unwritten Law, Fishbone, Iglu & Hartly, Living Things, the Ringers, the Pricks, Nico Stai and Thenewno2. But the crowning metal stud of the festivities is a closing night performance from the Godfather himself, Ozzy Osbourne, who, outside of a few Camp Freddy one-offs here and there, hasn't performed a full show on the Sunset Strip since Black Sabbath played a five-night stand at the Whisky a Go Go in 1970.
December 3, 2007 | Greg Burk, Special to The Times
Happy birthday, Ozzy Osbourne -- he's 59 today. So how's it going? Well, the body's pretty bashed up from all the accidents and intake, but the spooky croon still cuts it. He lacks the zap to rehearse his 30 best hits or much new stuff, but he'll wither if he doesn't perform. What to do? The answer Friday at Staples Center: Keep recycling most of your 1983 set, the bible of melodic metal. Drag out the ol' fire hose. Pump classic inflation into recessionary times.
November 3, 2007 | Geoff Boucher
You would think that Ozzy Osbourne would be a hard man to offend, but Sheriff Paul D. Laney of Cass County, N.D., had the heavy metal icon crying foul this week. Osbourne performed in concert Monday night in Fargo, and Laney used the occasion for a stealth operation to arrest 40 people wanted on outstanding warrants.
October 9, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are doing some housecleaning. The 58-year-old rocker and his wife are selling art, furniture and collectibles from their homes in Malibu, Beverly Hills and England. The Nov. 30 auction will also feature items from their MTV reality show, "The Osbournes," including son Jack Osbourne's black leather bed and a cast-iron crucifix that adorned Ozzy's den in various episodes. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation.
July 29, 2007 | Margaret Wappler
LAST week, Lindsay Lohan's substance abuse troubles began to look intractable. But Hollywood's full of back-from-the-brink stories. Cases in point: Drew Barrymore: When most kids are getting braces, "E.T.'s" tow-headed star was drinking, smoking pot and snorting cocaine. But Barrymore, 32, has grown into a super-producer with her production company Flower Films, and last year she earned one of the highest salaries per movie. Robert Downey Jr.
July 6, 2006 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
"LILLY! Lilly! Lilly! Lilly! Lilly! Lilly! Lilly! Lilly! Lilly! Lilly!" The voice is high-pitched, very English and squeals with affection. It belongs to Sharon Osbourne, calling out to one of her 16 miniature dogs, this one a fuzzy "teacup" Maltese, with elegant white fur to match Osbourne's white lace dress. "This is a Rottweiler in disguise from the Taliban," she says in a squeaky teasing voice, lifting the animal.
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