All aboard as celebrity inductee Ozzy Osbourne takes his rightful place into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2021 (videos)

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Ozzy Osbourne has had a long-standing relationship with the WWE, appearing at 'WrestleMania 2' back in 1986, guest hosting WWE Raw in November of 2009 and more. The Prince Of Darkness has officially been inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame and there are even T-Shirts to prove it! https://shop.wwe.com/collections/hall-of-fame Osbourne Osbourne accepted the honor via the attached video. 

Will you tell me a story Uncle Dave? Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl is releasing a book, and man, does he have some stories to tell!!

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"The Storyteller" will be released Oct 5th and will be a collection of memories of a life lived loud!

"There is a common thread that runs throughout everything that I do: storytelling. Whether in song, documentary film or on the page, I have always felt compelled to share moments from my life. This inclination is a huge part of what excites me creatively but also as a human being. In March 2020, realizing that my day job with the Foo Fighters was going to go on hold, I started an Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/davestruestories/) and decided to focus all of my creative energy on writing some of my stories down, something I love doing but I've never really had the time for. I soon found that the reward I felt every time I posted a story was the same as the feeling I get when playing a song to an audience, so I kept on writing. The response from readers was a soul-filling as any applause in an arena. So, I took stock of all the experiences I've had in my life-incredible, difficult, funny and emotional-and decided it was time to finally put them into words. From my early days growing up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, to hitting the road at the age of 18, and all the music that followed, I can now share these adventures with the world, as seen and heard from behind the microphone. Turn it up!" - Dave Grohl

Pre-ordered from HERE https://www.davegrohlstoryteller.com/

Check out his audio trailer!.... 

99.7 The Blitz has your free codes to watch "Korn: Monumental" A Global Live-Streaming Event!

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99.7 The Blitz has your free codes to watch "Korn: Monumental" A Global Live-Streaming Event, which is set to take place Saturday, April 24th at 4pm. Win your code from The Blitz each hour Noon to 5, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! "Korn: Monumental" will be an immersive concert experience broadcasted worldwide from 'The Stranger Things Drive-Into Experience' in Downtown Los Angeles. The set list will feature both classic hits and rarely played deep cuts from their legendary catalog, as well as a healthy serving from Korn's latest album, 2019's critically acclaimed The Nothing, which never received a proper tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's "Korn: Monumental" from Your Rock Station, 99.7 The Blitz! 

Tickets for this landmark global streaming event are on sale at www.KornLive.com at an early bird discount through Saturday, March 27th. Fans can also purchase bundles and V.I.P. experiences, including exclusive merchandise, limited-edition autographed posters, and a virtual meet & greet with the entire band, which will be available as a digital download. KORN: MONUMENTAL will be available to stream for 72 hours through April 27th at 11:59 PM EDT. Please note, this is a fully virtual event, there will be no in-person attendance permitted.

"We hope you take part in this experience with us. And though it is not the same as performing live with you here, we still want to bring you some great music and a fun show." -KORN vocalist Jonathan Davis

Incubus' Brandon Boyd appearing on 'American Idol' for All-Star Duets Week

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Incubus' Brandon Boyd is going to be on American Idol. On Instagram, Boyd announced he is joining the singing competition as a guest mentor during next week's celebrity duets episodes. He said he is humbled to sing alongside them. Tori Kelly, Jason Alden, Brian McKnight are also scheduled to appear on the episodes. 

Other famous participants include Josh Groban, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, Jewel, Maroon 5's PJ Morton, Brian McKnight, country stars Jason Aldean and Jimmie Allen, singer/songwriter Ben Rector, soul singer Joss Stone, pop star Tori Kelly, and American Idol season five runner-up Katharine McPhee.

The All-Star Duets Week episodes will air April 4 and 5. Each all-star will sing separately with two of the top 24 contestants, who'll be revealed tonight on ABC. The 16 contestants who survive those shows will then move on to the live shows, which begin April 11.

(UPDATES ONGOING 4/5/21) Money grab or no? Vicky Cornell is suing the rest of Soundgarden over terms of a "buyout price" for her stake in the band, on behalf of the Chris Cornell Estate.

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Monday, April 5th, 2021 Vicky Cornell's lawyer is accusing the remaining members of Soundgarden of "maliciously" defaming his client. This comes after the band filed a lawsuit claiming that Cornell locked them out of the band's social media sites and their own website. The band is asking a judge to make her hand over the password or share a message saying the platforms are "temporarily suspended" amid "pending litigation." Lawyer Marty Singer claims that Vicky was the one who personally made the accounts and managed them for close to a decade before her husband's death. Singer slammed the band for not knowing the passwords to accounts they claim they own. Singer also says the band wants the accounts to defame Cornell and promote harassment of her family. Former manager Ron Lafitte issued a statement of support for Cornell saying at no time were the members of the band involved in the account before or after frontman Chris Cornell died.

Soundgarden Members Claim Vicky Cornell Changed Social Media Passwords Wednesday, 31 March 2021

The remaining members of Sound Garden are asking a judge for help after they claim Vicky Cornell locked them out of all their social media sites.

The band says Cornell changed the password to their Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, website and other platforms. They want a judge to demand she hand over the passwords or share that the band is suspending its official social media accounts due to pending litigation.

The band has been in an ongoing legal battle with Cornell after frontman Chris Cornell died in 2017 and left his rights to his wife. A hearing about the passwords is scheduled to take place next month.  

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Judge Recommends Dismissal Of Vicky Cornell's Claims Friday, 26 March 2021

A Washington state federal judge thinks two claims made by Chris Cornell's widow against his former band should be thrown out.

Billboard reports the judge found no evidence that Soundgarden was keeping "hundreds of thousands of dollars" of the late frontman's royalties from Vicky Cornell. The judge also believes there's nothing to support the claim the band's manager breached his fiduciary duty to her.

Cornell's lawyer plans to object the recommendation. She first filed suit against the band in 2019, two and a half years after Chris Cornell's death. 

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(2/22/21) The band's camp issued the following statement, "The buyout offer that was demanded by the Estate has been grossly mischaracterized and we are confident that clarity will come out in court. All offers to buy out our interests have been unsolicited and rejected outright. For more than a year, Soundgarden's social media accounts have been hijacked; misleading and confusing our fans. Being a band from Washington State since 1984, we are proud of Soundgarden's musical legacy, work and career. We look forward to completing the final Soundgarden album."  - Soundgarden

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Vicky (and the estate) were originally offered an amount that represents 1/4 of the bands worth, as evaluated by a respected music industry valuation expert. According to the suit filed by Vicky, the offer was insufficient based on the value of an outside investor's offer for Soundgarden's master tapes. Cornell also sued the band in 2019 over rights to multiple unreleased songs.

"As requested by the Estate of Chris Cornell and as required by the laws of the State of Washington, the surviving members of Soundgarden submitted to the Cornell Estate four months ago a buy-out offer of the Estate's interests in Soundgarden calculated by respected music industry valuation expert Gary Cohen. Since then, the band members have continued to try to settle all disputes with the Cornell Estate and in their several attempts to settle, the band members have elected to offer multiple times more than the amount calculated by Cohen. This dispute has never been about money for the band. This is their life's work and their legacy." - Representative for the band 

Whilst they figure it out, let's enjoy Chris' voice from better times..... "Sunshower"  

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