Ozzy released No More Tears 27 years ago today; KISS to perform on America’s Got Talent; and Metallica and Slipknot appear on WWE2K19 soundtrack.
There was a major shift on the musical horizon that would forever alter the landscape of heavy metal in the early ’90s, but Ozzy Osbourne managed to stay ahead of the curve with what would become the biggest selling album of his career: No More No More Tears (it was released Sept. 17, 1991).
“A lot of people think you have to be fucked up to write good music,” Osbourne said in his 2009 autobiography I Am Ozzy. “But I reckon the album I did after coming out of (rehab), No More Tears, was my best in years. Maybe part of that was because I said to the band before we even started, ‘Look, we have to treat every song like it could be a hit single, but without being too hokey or try-hard.’ Everything on that album seemed to go right.” Read more at Loudwire.com.
According to Billboard, KISS will perform at the “America’s Got Talent” season 13 finale on Wednesday. The legendary rockers will open the two-hour program, which will air at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Gene Simmons recently told Sweden’s Expressen newspaper that KISS will launch a three-year world tour in January 2019. Calling it the band’s “most spectacular tour ever,” the bassist/vocalist added that the trek will make stops on “all continents.” Rumors of KISS’s final run of live shows gained strength several months ago following the news that the band was attempting to trademark the phrase “The End Of The Road.” An application from KISS was filed in February to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which — should it be accepted — means that the band could use it in connection with “live performances by a musical band.” As it stands now, no official farewell tour has been announced. As most fans remember, back in 2000 and 2001, KISS already performed a “Farewell Tour”. Read more at Blabbermouth.net
The soundtrack for WWE 2k19 has been announced, and it features a number of artists from the world of heavy music. Each track was chosen by a respective WWE figure. Triple H. chose Metallica’s “Spit Out the Bone,” Seth Rollins chose Slipknot’s “Override” and the Miz chose Bullet for My Valentine’s “Skin.” Check out the full listing at Loudwire.com