POWERMAN 5000 INVOLVED IN HOTEL FIRE

Before their show in Marietta, GA Friday, Powerman 5000 checked into their hotel where an air electrical fire started after they turned the air conditioner on. Here’s a full statement from the band explaining what happened.

“I just wanted to let you know that we were all involved in a 10th-floor fire at the Radisson [hotel] in [Marietta], Georgia this evening around 6 p.m.
We checked into our rooms to relax before our show at 120 Tavern and Spider One went to turn off his air conditioner unit in his room when an electrical fire broke out within the unit, shooting large flames across the room and filling the entire 10th floor with smoke. To make matters worse, the alarm and sprinkler system in the hotel was defective and didn’t go off to warn anyone in the hotel of the fire. We had to run down the hall and yell to all the other inhabitants to get them to clear the floor and get to safety.
Other than some smoke inhalation, we are all okay and will still be playing the show tonight at 120 Tavern and continuing our tour through the USA with American Head Charge.
We are left wondering what will happen next on this run, but we want to let everyone know that the tour is STILL RUNNING as planned and expect to see everyone out at the remaining shows through North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.”

Ozzy Osbourne Inspires Name for Tree Frog

A tiny tree frog discovered in the Amazon has been named for Ozzy Osbourne.

National Geographic reports the creature nicknamed the “bat frog” has been named Dendropsophus ozzyi . It’s less than an inch long and has a shrill, batlike call.

Pedro Peloso, one of the frog’s discoverers, says they kept talking about the “bat frog” in the lab, which led to discussion about Osbourne and Black Sabbath.

NEW MARILYN MANSON ALBUM DUE OUT IN JANUARY

Marilyn Manson’s new album The Pale Emperor will arrive January 27. The first new song from the album “Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge” has already been released by Manson and can be heard below.

Robert Plant Rips Up $800 Million Zeppelin Reunion Contract

Apparently it’s not money that Robert Plant is looking for… he walked away from a 35-date tour that would have netted Led Zeppelin nearly $800 million.

He literally ripped up the contract in front of stunned promoters.

Richard Branson had a big plan to reunite Led Zeppelin and the promoters had gotten the green light from the other band members.

The mega deal would have paid Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones roughly $300 million apiece, before taxes. The 35 shows would have been split between London, Berlin and a site in New Jersey.

The other guys in the band lobbied hard for Plant to join in but he wouldn’t change his mind.

AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd’s Murder Charge Dropped

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is no longer facing a charge of attempting to procure a murder.

Rudd was accused of attempting to hire one person to kill two others, and of threatening to kill another. He was also charged with possession of methamphetamine and cannabis.

Authorities decided there wasn’t enough evidence to justify the charge, so they tossed it.

Rudd’s lawyer says his client has “suffered unnecessary and extremely damaging publicity as a result of widespread and sensational reporting of a very serious allegation, which, on any basis, was never justified. The damage to Mr. Rudd is incalculable.”

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Steven Tyler Won’t Read Joe Perry’s Autobiography

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler said he hasn’t read bandmate Joe Perry’s book because he has to share a stage with him next year.

Tyler said he wants to “love the son of a bitch.”

He said he might read the book after their next tour is done but Perry hasn’t read his book either.

Perry’s book, “Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith” was released earlier this year.

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