Quick Hits: Ozzy Osbourne, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani, Justin Timberlake, elbow, The Roots
March 3, 2014


Ozzy Osbourne
This year's 10th anniversary MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will honor Ozzy Osbourne, as well as owner/CEO of the Village studios Jeff Greenberg. The event takes place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 12. Osbourne will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund. He is being recognized for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction recovery process. "I know firsthand about the ravages of addiction and I also know that the MusiCares MAP Fund is a vital safety net for people in the music industry who need help with substance abuse," Osbourne stated. "This organization literally saves lives." The event also will include a performance by Osbourne and his touring band with special guest Slash on guitar. Additional performers will be announced shortly.

The now-famous hat worn by Pharrell Williams at the Grammys was auctioned off for $44,100 on eBay to benefit From One Hand to AnOTHER, a non-profit whose mission is to "change the world one kid at a time by giving them the tools and resources to meet their unique potential." It turns out that the winning bidder was fast food chain Arby's, which jokingly accused Pharrell of stealing their Canadian mountie-style hat. Arby's tweeted of the auction: "We're HAPPY to support a great cause and get our hat back."

Gwen Stefani gave birth to another baby boy on Friday. The newest member of the family, named Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale, is Stefani's third son with husband Gavin Rossdale. Rossdale offered some insight on the new baby's name when he tweeted a birth announcement on Saturday. "Bowie and Flynn =  [our] mothers' maiden names," he explained.

Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience world tour will make a stop in Australia later this year, beginning on September 18 in Melbourne and wrapping on October 8 in Perth. This will be Timberlake's first tour of Australia since he visited the country back in 2007 for the FutureSex/LoveSounds tour.

Beginning today, elbow's sixth studio album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything, is available for early purchase via iTunes a full week before its official March 11 street date. This iTunes premiere offers the band's stateside fans an early opportunity to experience the album in its entirety. The Take Off and Landing of Everything (Fiction/Concord Records) was recorded at Real World Studios in Salford, England and was produced by the band's keyboardist, Craig Potter. elbow will be returning to North America for a tour running from May 11 in Washington, DC to May 28 in Los Angeles.

The Roots have revealed that their annual Roots Picnic is returning to Philadelphia's Festival Pier on Saturday, May 31. The festival is celebrating its seventh year with an eclectic lineup including Janelle Monáe, Action Bronson, araabMUZIK, The War On Drugs and a set with Snoop Dogg backed by The Roots. The Philadelphia band also will be releasing a new album this spring.




 
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