News A Palooza! 9/29/17

Ozzy Osbourne is a responsible proprietor, stopping by his OzzFest pop-up store in the parking lot of the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles Thursday night.

Joined by his wife and manager Sharon, they passed out specially created OzzFest money, some of which was tagged as winning dollars that could then be exchanged for tickets to the November 4th Ozzfest date in San Bernardino, California.

In addition to merchandise, fans could buy a $20 single day ticket to the show.


John Fogerty, a onetime member of the Army National Guard and a supporter of veterans, gave a little back Thursday when he helped break ground for a new Crisis Intervention Center and Public Memorial at Veterans Village Number-Two in downtown Las Vegas.

Fogerty said, “I was a young rock ’n’ roller and I would see people protesting the soldiers, and I’d always raise the question, ‘Don’t you think it’s a little odd? You’re 23 years old and the guy you’re yelling at is 23 years old, and he probably feels the same way as you do about this stinking war.’ Think of it. Humanly, how can anyone be against veterans? It’s inconceivable. These are the people that defend our country and defend our rights in ways most of us probably couldn’t come up with or even understand. There’s bravery and heroism there.”

Fogerty also donated money to the center and performed a few songs at Thursday's ceremony, including “Fortunate Son,” which has become an anti-war tune.

Fogerty is doing a residency at the Wynn hotel and casino in Vegas with dates set for tonight (Friday), Saturday, and October 4th, 6th and 7th.

Bruce Springsteen is just days away from his sold-out four-month Broadway residency, and he's offering more chances for you to get tickets.

A daily lottery for five performances at a time has been set up. Only one entry is permitted per person, and repeated entries and invalid E-mail addresses will be discarded.

For more details, go to

Previews begin this Tuesday, October 3rd, with the premiere set for October 12th.

With Heart on indefinite hiatus while Ann and Nancy Wilson try to repair the damage done after Ann's husband assaulted Nancy's sons, both sisters are keeping busy.

Nancy is touring, and she and her new band, Roadcase Royale, released the album First Things First last week. Ann, who is also on the road, says he's "scheduling studio time for some future releases."

But Ann also wants her fans to know about something else she's been working on. She says, "I've been mentoring a young lady who wants to be a drag racer. I have been impressed and inspired by her enthusiasm and passion."

The young girl is eight-year-old Abigail Williams. Along with her family and Ann and her husband, she formed the Straight Line Racing Team in Florida, where Ann now lives.

Ann will be back on the road starting October 19th for shows in Arkansas, Alabama and Louisiana.

Show Biz Buzzz...

The Cher Show has found a Broadway home. The musical about the iconic diva will take over Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre in the fall of 2018.

Hocus Pocus is getting a remake as a Disney Channel TV movie. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, who starred in the 1993 film, won't be involved.

Amazon is developing three sci-fi TV series based on popular books -- Ringworld by Larry Niven, Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson and Lazarus by Greg Rucka.

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