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Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Phil Spector, Bob Marley ... weekly news snippets 

added: 9 May 2011 // by: VVN Music 

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Weekly compilation of short stories listed below.

Sunday, May 1
The IRS is after Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne again, filing a lien for $357,000 in taxes from 2007. They recently paid off a $1.7 million lien.

The New York Museum of Art & Design will be saluting David Bowie from May 9 to July 15.

It has been revealed that Diana Ross is second in line to take over the care of Michael Jackson's children should grandmother Katerine Jackson be unable to fulfill the duty.

Rhino Records will open its Pop-Up store in Los Angeles at 10952 Santa Monica Blvd from May 27 to June 12. Proceeds will benefit MusiCares.

Monday, May 2
The trial of Dr. Conrad Murray in the death of Michael Jackson has been delayed until September at the request of the defense attorney. The time was granted for the acquiring and preparation of medical experts.

A California appeals court has refused to throw out a second-degree murder charge against Phil Spector. The producer's attorney's had charged that the judge in the original case had made a reversible error.

We'll let you decide if you want to click through to see the latest in KISS' long line of licensed products, the KISS Picture Kondoms.

Tuesday, May 3
Former Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin is preparing his first solo album in 22 years, an all instrumental affair that should see release in September. Rabin wrote the group's hit Owner of a Lonely Heart.

Steven Tyler has told Billboard that he'd like to see Johnny Depp play him in a biopic of his life. His memoir, Does The Noise in My Head Bother You?, is out today.

Next week is dedicated to Bob Marley on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, in honor of the 30th anniversary of his death. Performing will be Ziggy Marley, Chris Cornell, Jennifer Hudson, Jakob Dylan and Lenny Kravitz.

Tony Iommi has decided on a title for his upcoming memoirs. Iron Man: My Life With Black Sabbath And Beyond will be published by Simon & Schuster.

Wednesday, May 4
Nick Cave and Neko Case have recorded a new version of the Zombies She's Not There for the first episode of season three of HBO's True Blood.

Songs For Japan, the benefit album with music from artists including Bob Dylan, Madonna and Elton John, has raised $5 million for Japan earthquake and tsunami victims.

Brad Paisley has announced that the artist royalties for his single Old Alabama, which he performs with the group Alabama, will go to the American Red Cross for tornado relief.

Steven Tyler has said that Aerosmith will be performing on the season finale of American Idol.

Jonathan Edwards (Sunshine) will be releasing My Love Will Keep, his first album in 14 years, in the near future via Appleseed Records.

Thursday, May 5
Bryan Adams is a father for the first time. It has just been revealed that he and his personal assistant, Alicia Grimaldi, became the parents of a daughter, Mirabella Bunny, back on April 22.

Jackson Browne was forced to postpone his Wednesday night show in Minneapolis after suffering from an unspecified illness. The show has been rescheduled for May 29.

Friday, May 6
The Cure will perform their first three albums (Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Faith in their entirety on May 31 and June 1 at the Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid Live. The Cure "Reflections" will be filmed.

Beyonce has recorded and released a new version of Lee Greenwood's God Bless the U.S.A. with proceeds going to the New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund.

Hank Williams, Jr. and Alabama are set for CMT's Disaster Relief Concert on May 12. Also appearing are Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw and others.

Daryl Hall's on-line series Live From Daryl's House has won an MTV O Music Award for Best Performance Series.

Saturday, May 7
Bill Anderson and Keith Urban are the latest additions to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville. The dedication will be May 15.

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the Broadway musical written by Bono and The Edge will go back into previews on May 12 with an opening planned for June 14. It has been shut down for three weeks for reworking.

Slash will receive the inaugural Tom F. Mankiewicz Leadership Award from the Greater Los Angeles Zoo in recognition of his longtime contributions to establishing environmental welfare programs.

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