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Ozzy Osbourne Wants to Work With Adele, Ex-Pantera Bassist Denies IRS Problems + More News

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Ozzy Osbourne is full of interesting revelations lately. The former vegan known as Blizzard of Ozz has shared that he would love to work with British diva Adele. He confessed that if he ever got to work with the singer, he would “die a happy man,” admitting, “I think she’s fucking great. She’s not fucking botox-faced. She’s a normal, healthy girl who speaks in her native accent.” [Rip It Up]

Jason Newsted has added Staind guitarist Mike Mushok to the lineup of his namesake band, which is currently recording an album.

“It was obvious from the word go that Mike is one of us,” Newsted said about his new bandmate, calling him “professional, focused, happy and grateful to be able to make our beautiful noise together!”

For his part, Mushok is stoked, but wanted to clarify the status of his main band. “Staind is taking a break for a while, so when Jason asked if I was interested in joining them to record an album and play on the upcoming tour, it was perfect timing. All I could say was, ‘Hell yeah! I’m totally down for this.’” [Via Press Release]

Members of early ’00s watershed bands like Thursday, From Autumn to Ashes and Glassjaw, as well as ’80s HxCx legends Judge, have launched a new project called Get Involved.

The lineup is: Todd Weinstock (Glassjaw); Tucker Rule (Thursday); Brian Deneeve (From Autumn To Ashes); Lars Weiss (Judge); and Derrick (Generals & Majors). Get Involved will record an EP this spring, with Ross Robinson handling production duties. Check out their Kickstarter campaign here.

Watch Get Involved! Introduction Video

Former Pantera bassist Rex Brown denies that he penned his new memoir Official Truth, 101 Proof because he needs cash to pay off a hefty tax bill. When asked if he owes $449,567 in debts to Uncle Sam, Brown steadfastly shot that rumor to hell. “That’s all bullshit,” he said. “Dude, I didn’t write a book for the money. I think we all owe a little bit in back taxes, but that’s just bad management skills. You’re the first one to ask me that. I’ve done 40 or 50 interviews for this book and nobody’s asked about taxes.”

He also addressed the possibility of a Pantera reunion, although that seems impossible since Dimebag Darrell is dead. Brown spoke in measured words and said, “I never say never to at least grasping the opportunity to be brother to brother. Phil [Anselmo] and I have that. And Vinnie [Paul] just hasn’t gotten on with the picture. It’d be great for us to sit in a room and figure out if we ever want to do that again. But I don’t really think there’ll ever be another Pantera without Dime in it. So, it’s a very complicated story. At the same time, it’d be nice to maybe play a couple shows and have a bunch of guest stars. But as far as reunion, there’s no reunion, man. Dime’s dead.” [MTV Hive]

HoodieBuddie, the comfy and cozy hoodies with earbud-equipped drawstrings, has partnered with Victory to launched a limited edition hoodie for the label’s latest HxCx signing Terror. Hoodies are the key wardrobe item for moshers, and to outfit the sweatshirts with earphones is just about brilliant!

If you nab the HoodieBuddie, you will get an instant grat download of a Terror B-side, “Only the Devil Knows.” Other Terror-branded items will be included for a total or $47.98. [Victory Records]

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