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Ozzy Osbourne Almost Died From a Manicure

You won’t believe what this rock star almost died from.

Ozzy Osbourne contracted a serious infection in his thumb last month after getting a manicure and could have died if it had entered his bloodstream.  The rocker was hospitalized and had to undergo emergency surgery.

“I’m having the best time of my life—apart from that f**king thing with my thumb, and I didn’t realize that it was very dangerous,” he says. 

Ozzy Osbourne contracted a serious infection in his thumb last month after getting a manicure and could have died if it had entered his bloodstream. “I’m having the best time of my life—apart from that f**king thing with my thumb, and I didn’t realize that it was very dangerous,” he tells The Daily Star. “I was in hospital for a couple of days and had emergency surgery, and I remember waking up in the morning and Sharon said: ‘What the f**k have you done to your hand?” The 69-year-old rocker continues, “The funny thing is they reckon I got it from a manicure!”

 

 

Green Day Member Brutally Calls Out Girlfriend For Cheating On Him

(STORY FROM ALTERNATIVENATION.NET)

Green Day touring member Jeff Matika recently unloaded on social media after he claimed his now ex-girlfriend sent ‘scandalous’ messages to other men.

He tweeted the lyrics to Blink-182’s “Apple Shampoo” on December 16th, “And if you’re feeling scared,
remember the time we shared.
You know it meant everything,
you know that it meant everything to me.”

 

On December 23rd he tweeted, “Fuck. This. Shit.”

On Christmas Eve he tweeted then later deleted, “Wow. 30 minutes of talking and texting with some of the men my beautiful ex-girlfriend has been scandalously messaging has really opened my eyes.”

He also tweeted on Christmas Eve, “Any other losers out there having a beer before noon on Christmas Eve?”

“Does anyone want to come to Little Rock and set my house on fire?”

“XMAS is over. Tree is down. Fuck everything.

“And fuck you Christian Slater.”

A fan then tweeted a screenshot from Instagram of Jeff’s ex-girlfriend being forced to make her account private, and Jeff commenting to ‘keep it coming.’

The fan wrote to Jeff on Twitter, “Super fucking not cool of you to publicly bash your ex on social media to purposely get Green Day fans to attack her. You’re almost 50 and in a world famous RARHOF band and she’s only a 23 year old hairdresser. Creepy power dynamics at play here, dude.”

Jeff responded, “You are very right. I was hurt and I reacted immaturely. I had a wonderful year with Kalie and she is a beautiful person. I was wrong.”

He later tweeted on Christmas, “First off I’d like to say thank you to everyone who reached out and support. Secondly I’d like to ask that you please let it die. I made a huge mistake by venting on social media and created a backlash of comments that were very negative. Yes we broke up. I still love her.”

“I fully own the responsibility of my actions. I encouraged people to hate on the person that has meant the most to me and I am truly embarrassed and sorry.”

Fuck. This. Shit.

Beck, Cage the Elephant, Tame Impala Headlining 2019 Shaky Knees Festival

Find out which of your favorite artists are headlining next year’s Shaky Knees fest.

  • Beck, Tame Impala, Cage the Elephant, and Incubus will headline the 2019 Shaky Knees festival in Atlanta.
  • Also on the bill are Father John Misty, Interpol, Tears for Fears, Gary Clark Jr., Foals, Dashboard Confessional, Liz Phair, Deerhunter, Sharon Van Etten, The Dandy Warhols, and Tyler Childers. The fest takes place May 3-5 at Atlanta’s Central Park. Tickets are on sale now.
  • Beck, Tame Impala, Cage the Elephant, and Incubus have been tapped to headline the 2019 Shaky Knees festival, taking place May 3-5 in Atlanta’s Central Park. Also on the bill are Father John Misty, Interpol, Tears for Fears, Gary Clark Jr., Foals, Dashboard Confessional, Liz Phair, Deerhunter, Sharon Van Etten, The Dandy Warhols, and Tyler Childers. General admission and VIP passes are are on sale now.

LINKIN PARK’S MIKE SHINODA REACTS TO PEOPLE SAYING “CHESTER BENNINGTON COMMITTED SUICIDE”

(STORY AND PHOTO FROM METALHEADZONE.COM)

In a recent interview with Samantha Goretski from Maekan, Linkin Park singer Mike Shinoda has shared why he always prefer saying “died by suicide” instead of saying “committed suicide”.

He said:

“People are being more and more aware of using appropriate language and appropriate approaches when you’re talking about suicide.

So, for example, a lot of mental health professionals would prefer that you say,“Died by suicide”, instead of saying “Committed suicide.” Because committed is always like, “committed a crime”, “committed adultery”, “committed bad things.”

Interviewer said “There’s a negative connotation, yeah” and Mike continued:

“Yeah and they suggest it’s more sensitive to say “Died by.” It’s a very small difference, but just choose the other one. And then there are other things like, if you do have a piece of news, a story where somebody died by suicide, then some guidelines are: don’t get into gory details, definitely don’t put pictures up and so on and so forth because, there could be somebody reading who actually is in the highest level of danger.

And if they see that stuff, it can trigger them and they can just spiral and that could be the end of everything. So obviously the stakes are as high as they get.

If you’re a kid or a person with two hundred, three hundred, four, five hundred followers—if you’re just like a high school student or college student—you probably don’t know those guidelines. You probably never heard that stuff before, because they’re aiming that stuff at the press.

But aren’t these young people powerful? If I’m following you, and you’re not thinking and you just say something really graphic or post something crazy, I didn’t get a warning! I didn’t get a chance to avoid it, and all of a sudden I opened up that social media app and I saw it, and who knows what could happen.”

Click here to entire interview.

 

UNDEROATH’S AARON GILLESPIE ON “NOT KNOWING WHAT HE’S DOING” ON DRUMS

Gillespie wasn’t born to play the drums and doesn’t think you should be.

(STORY AND PHOTO TAKEN FROM ALTPRESS.COM)
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Underoath drummer Aaron Gillespie won’t say it himself, but he was born to play the drums. The Underoath drummer and vocalist has no clear recollection of wanting to play music.

Instead, Gillespie only has a faint memory of a primal draw to the aesthetic of the drum kit that has been the impetus for the raw emotional inertia behind Underoath’s storied career for the last two decades.

 
Read more: This metal cover of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” is incredible

In this APTV exclusive, Gillespie recalls his early days practicing to his dad’s record collection and drumming behind a church choir. He also describes his goals as a musician and details the challenges of playing and drumming at the same time and which UØ record has proven to be the most challenging to perform songs from live.

Gillespie also muses on the importance of maintaining a decorum with fans. He also weighs in on what it really means to be an influential drummer. Plus, learn why serving the lyric of the song is infinitely more important than technique and time signatures.

Read more: Underoath on “It’s Dangerous Business…” Choir Vocals, ‘Erase Me’ Aesthetic

On Underoath’s last APTV exclusive, they revealed they aren’t always the best at remembering song titles in their back catalogue. Honestly, the way they figure out which song is which is pretty damn endearing, and maybe even a little adorable…

Chris Dudley and Tim McTague of Underoath have had modern rock in a relentless auditory chokehold throughout 2018. Their most recent effort Erase Me is their first release since their hiatus. Dudley and McTague open up about lessons learned during the band’s break that made them a more sustainable outfit. Learn how the instantly iconic look of Erase Me came to be and how the band has changed since 2005.

 

 

Bad Wolves made their mark on 2018, largely thanks to the surprise hit of the year with their version of the Cranberries’ hit “Zombie.” They spent the bulk of the year supporting Five Finger Death Punch on tour and are ready to head back into the studio, getting to work early in 2019.

Singer Tommy Vext got fans excited when he shared a photo of himself onstage on Instagram, captioning it with the question, “You guys have ideas for our next album title?” He also revealed that Bad Wolves will begin tracking their sophomore record in two weeks.