June 14, 2010
Ozzy Osbourne Seeks Support Act.
LONDON, Monday 14th June 2010: MySpace will give one unsigned act the opportunity to open for the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne, at this year’s iTunes festival as he returns with his superb new album Scream, out on June 21st.
The social networking giant will be giving one unsigned band this incredible once-in-a-lifetime chance – to play a support set for rock’s most enduring legend, Ozzy Osbourne, at the festival on the 3rd of July.
The site’s new music expert and founder of the celebrated Best of MySpace podcasts, Gill Mills, will be scouring the site for undiscovered rock talent and asking unsigned bands to enter the competition by revealing the most rock ‘n’ roll thing they have ever done. Only bands with experience trashing hotel rooms, biting the heads off bats and driving cars into swimming pools need apply!
Once Gill has pulled together a shortlist of 10 hopefuls, Ozzy will pick a winner to open for him at the event. The winner will be revealed by Ozzy in a live MySpace web chat on the 25th June.
Ozzy said: “Throughout my career I’ve felt this obligation to give up-and-coming bands a leg up in the music business. I’ve taken out bands from Motley Crue to Metallica to System of a Down and Slipknot on their first big tours. I’m looking to give a new band a huge f**king break by having them open the show.”
Renowned new music scout Gill Mills brings the freshest and most exciting new music to MySpace users through her weekly Best of MySpace podcast and her popular NME radio show. Having aired tracks on MySpace from artists including Ladyhawke, Yeasayer, White Lies and La Roux before they were discovered, her ear for new talent is undisputed.
Gill’s passion for unsigned bands continues with this latest partnership “MySpace is home to the biggest community of musicians on the web, and there are genuinely brilliant acts out there ready to rock a bigger stage and let’s face it – it doesn’t get much bigger than playing to a packed house for one of the world’s most famous rockers’.
The Festival, which takes place throughout July, will see over 60 artists take to the stage at London’s Roundhouse for 31 nights of incredible live music. Confirmed artists include; The Scissor Sisters, Paloma Faith, Pixie Lott, Goldfrapp and Faithless. The Festival takes place at the Roundhouse in Camden from the 1st to 31st July. For more information and for a chance to win this unique Ozzy Osbourne competition visit www.myspace.com/ozzyneedsyou
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