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Looks like Sebastian Bach is about to get plenty of face time on network TV, as the former Skid Row singer will be one of the contestants in ABC’s new competition series, Sing Your Face Off. Hosted by actor John Barrowman of Torchwood fame, the show will find Bach competing against comedian Jon Lovitz, Toronto Raptors player Landry Fields, teenage Disney Channel actress-singer China Anne McClain and former soap star Lisa Rinna in a six-episode series. In case that grouping of celebrities wasn’t random enough for you, the show’s celebrity judges will be 80s pop star Debbie Gibson and former Saturday Night Live Star Darrell Hammond.
Granted, this actually isn’t Bach’s first go as a contestant on a singing competition show (not to mention all of the other reality TV appearances he’s made over the years). Back competed in MTV’s 2007 Celebrity Rap Superstar and actually won the second season of CMT’s Gone Country show. But what’s the catch with ABC’s Sing Your Face Off? Well according to EW, the five celebrities will “take on the identity of an iconic music performer each week.” So… it’s basically just American Idol but with known names competing? Or are they literally going to have Bach dress up as someone famous and sing onstage? What are we missing?
An air date for the show, produced by Endemol USA with Georgie Hurford-Jones (America’s Got Talent), has yet to be confirmed but could premiere as soon as this summer.
Last month, it was announced that Black Sabbath would make a guest appearance on the season finale of CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Well the episode aired last night, and not only did Sabbath perform the new song “End Of The Beginning,” but Ozzy also makes a little acting cameo via a fake interview (allowing him to plug the new album, 13). And now the entire episode can be seen online. While Sabbath’s appearance takes place within the first three minutes of the episode (good news for those who don’t want to watch a whole CSI episode), you can watch Sabbath’s cameo above. Meanwhile, you can also check out a behind the scenes video focusing on Sabbath’s appearance on CSI below. In case you want to actually hear “End Of The Beginning” (spoiler: the episode only features a few seconds of the actual song), check out fan filmed footage of Sabbath playing it live. Read more »
According to Deadline, MTV has greenlit a series for fall called South of Heaven. Will it be a documentary on the rise of one of the iconic big 4 thrash bands? A fictionalized drama about an extreme metal band trying to make it? A comedic look at the Los Angeles metal scene circa mid-to-late ’8os? Nope, it’s “a new half-hour docu-series following the lives of a group of fun loving girlfriends at the best little honky tonk bar in Texas who are working to make their dreams a reality.” Wait, what? Here’s what the press release says about it.
The eclectic group of girls includes a gifted student working to save money to go back to Harvard, an ambitious waitress who wants to move from behind the bar to the front of the business office and the girl who knows how to keep the clientele happy but comes at odds with other staff. They’re working their way towards adulthood one crazy shift at a time. Their lives are loaded with tons of comedy, drama and heart, where the bonds of their sisterhood are unbreakable. Whether they’re partying on Lake Lewisville, planning their futures, or getting dirty on the ranch, they’re living it up and letting loose every day. Throughout every episode of “South of Heaven,” viewers will get the chance to watch the sisterhood and the ladies evolve, shift, and grow as they work and party their way through the drama and adventure of figuring out who they are and where they’re going. Giddy up!
Deadline notes that South of Heaven is only the working title for the series for now. If they’re smart, they should think about changing it right now. Slayer’s been through enough this year without having one of their iconic album titles turned into a girl power reality show. Not only are there enough Slayer fans out there that would think this is a travesty, but Slayer also has a legal team that’s sure to take interest in this as well.
We heard a snippet of new material from Black Sabbath’s new album 13 last week. And while June 11 is only two months away, it turns out that we’ll get another taste of new music from Black Sabbath in an unusual way… more specifically, via CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
CBS has announced that Black Sabbath will be performing a new song called “End Of The Beginning” in the crime drama’s season finale to air on May 15. In case you care about how Sabbath plays into the plot, the episode will feature two characters (one played by Ted Danson) attending the group’s show as they investigate a trail of murders with horrifying similarities to the sins in “Dante’s Inferno.” Here’s something that might interest you more, though: in separate photos both CBS and The Hollywood Reporter posted online (assumingly from the filming), Tommy Clufetos appears behind the drum kit. Does this imply that Clufetos (who filled in for Bill Ward during Sabbath’s first round of shows last year) will be touring with Sabbath instead of Brad Wilk (who appears on the album, and whom Geezer Butler didn’t rule out touring with)?
As far as Sabbath’s TV cameo, it’s not exactly the first time metal and hard rock crossed paths with CSI. The show did premiere new songs from Van Halen last year, and Rob Zombie did put his backing band in the episode he directed of the “Miami” edition. Still, we didn’t expect to see what might turn out to be Sabbath’s first performance of new material on the same screen with Ted Danson.
If you’ve ever seen The Gorburger Show, then you know how ridiculously awesome its concept is. In short, the web series features an alien from outer space (voiced by comedian TJ Miller) taking control over a Japanese talk show and interviewing guests. Still not convinced? Then watch Gorburger’s interview with Andrew W.K. Now imagine what it would be like to see Gorburger interviewing the likes of Henry Rollins or Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme. Actually, no need to imagine it cause you’ll get to see it soon enough.
A trailer for The Gorburger Show’s second season has been released and promises appearances from the former Black Flag singer, Homme and his Eagles Of Death Metal bandmate Jesse “The Devil” Hughes, Jack Black, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, Carson Daily and many others. On top of that, the trailer reveals that the Eagles Of Death Metal will also be performing on an episode. At the very least, the trailer is worth check out to catch Gorburger noting how The Flaming Lips singer looks like “Mark Twain at the end stages of his alcoholism.” Watch for yourself in the video above.
Their sophomore album, Ride the Void, just came out a few weeks ago, but Holy Grail got a $4 million plug during last night’s Super Bowl. Clothing company Gildan premiered an ad yesterday, “Getaway,” in which a guy wakes up from a one night stand wearing a pair of fuzzy handcuffs and attempts to sneak out – until realizing that the girl is wearing his favorite shirt. Inexplicably, but also awesomely, the girl’s room has a Holy Grail flyer that’s prominently displayed in several shots. You can have your Beyonce and Destiny’s Child reunion – this might have been the best musical moment of the big game. Props to both Gildan and Holy Grail. Check out the ad after the jump. Read more »
Tool guitarist Adam Jones surprised all of us when he performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the WWE’s SummerSlam back in 2011. And last night (January 27), Jones further proved how big of a wrestling fan he is when he popped the big question to girlfriend Korin at another WWE event.
With a little help from the jumbo entrance screen, Jones proposed to his girlfriend at last night’s Royal Rumble (spoiler alert: John Cena won). While she looked stunned (for obvious reasons), Korin said yes and the two are now engaged. To be honest, we never would have thought of a PPV wrestling event to be the perfect place to propose, especially for the guitarist from Tool. Either way, congratulations to the newly engaged couple.
You can watch footage of Jones’ royal proposal over at WWE.com.
Remember when Oderus Urungus made an appearance on Dan Patrick’s syndicated program, The Dan Patrick Show? Well apparently the GWAR frontman and the former ESPN personality hit it off. That’s because the show recently premiered a snippet of the theme song GWAR recorded for their “Wheel Of Punishment” segment. It’s not clear whether the song will appear on GWAR’s forthcoming album or is an exclusive for The Dan Patrick Show. Either way, it’s pretty cool to hear GWAR crossing over into yet the sports world (especially since Oderus’ human slave is a big Redskins fan).
Take a listen to GWAR’s “Wheel Of Punishment” (starting around the 4 minute mark) in the video above.
Ever seen the show How I Met Your Mother? Well we have a feeling that a bunch of Rush fans are about to, as Geddy Lee will be making a cameo on the hit CBS sitcom.
For those unfamiliar with the show or it’s plot, character Robin Charles Scherbatsky had teenage stardom as Canadian popstar “Robin Sparkles.” For the fourth (and supposedly final) Robin Sparkles-themed episode, the show’s creators have lined up a slew of appearances by familiar Canadian names. In addition to the Rush bassist/singer, the episode will also feature famous Canadians Alan Thicke, James Van Der Beek, Paul Shaffer, Jason Priestley, Alex Trebek, K. D. Lang, ex-Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page, and hockey player Luc Robitaille.
It’s being assumed that Lee will be portraying himself, though that hasn’t been 100% confirmed. Either way, it’s pretty cool that a member of Rush will be on national TV, let alone possibly in the same seen as a former Dawson Creek cast member and host of Jeopardy. Granted, this isn’t Lee’s first encounter with a cast member from the show. The episode featuring Lee’s cameo is set to air on February 4.
[by way of EW]
This is an amazing piece of cinema right here. This preview for PBS show The Aviators shows Mötley Crüe vocalist Vince Neil behind the wheel of a car. And then nothing happens. No unfortunate run-ins with the law, no outbursts at parking lot attendants. just Neil getting out of a car. But he’s getting out of the car to take flying lessons. What?!
We’d mentioned this when it was announced, but it looks like his episode is going to air soon. Apparently multiple DUI’s don’t apply in the sky. Best of luck to him, and maybe he’s turning his life around, but if I was on a plane and heard “this if your captain Vince Neil speaking,” I’d be running for the exit before it taxied down the runway. The show will air on PBS starting this Monday.