Music News 5.11.16

Sharon Osbourne’s Path to What She Wants

Sharon Osbourne is proving that it’s never too late in life to take hold of your needs and wants. That’s not us being catty; it’s what she said. Following rumors of infidelity and disappearance, Sharon responded to the allegations with a confirmation that she and Ozzy are split-up, though she would not confirm or deny the rumors regarding Ozzy cheating on Sharon with a hairstylist. The 63-year old did say that as she enters the last chapter of her life, she doesn’t know what she wants to do, but needs time to think about what she wants to do and what she needs. And in this, she has found confidence and empowerment.



Azaelia Banks is Racist- Gets Booted from Headlining Spot

Azaelia Banks gets put on blast for putting others on blast. The …rapper took to Twitter last night to pay flattery to Zayn Malik for “clearly” influencing his new music video. And when Malik didn’t return the love, Azaelia Banks lost it. Her feed became a barrage of racist, homophobic, and generally horrible slurs towards the singer and any other celebrity who defended him. Also thanks to Twitter, the attention reached U.K. festival Born & Bred, who cancelled her headlining slot at the urging of fans and threats of boycotting from other artists. Banks responded by saying “UK Rap is a disgrace to the culture”…in a tweet.




John Carpenter Re-records Some Classics

John Carpenter is not re-releasing some of his best-loved movie themes; he’s re-recording them. Following his Lost Themes and subsequent Lost Themes II, Carpenter has decided to re-record four iconic themes from his movies, made available on 2 12” records: “Halloween” backed with “Escape from New York” and “Assault on Precinct 13” backed with “The Fog.” Special blue and red editions will be available for purchase at shows on his upcoming tour, which stops in Austin at the Moody Theatre on June 23rd.




-Taylor Wallace

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