Metallica frontman James Hetfield is venturing into the world of acting after he landed a key role in an upcoming film about the serial killer Ted Bundy. It’ll be called “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile”, and James will be playing Bob Hayward, the police officer who arrested Bundy after he pulled over the serial killer and discovered burglary tools in his car. Bundy is set to be played by Zac Efron. James has made cameo appearances in films, but this will be his first dramatic role portraying a character.
Ozzy Osbourne may be retiring from touring, but he has no plans of giving up music; in fact, after this tour is over he plans on recording another album. He’s got 8 or 9 new song ideas ready to go. As of now, the No More Tours 2 and will last into 2020 (including a stop at Budweiser Stage September 4th), and Ozzy still wants to be playing shows from time to time in support of any new music, but this big tour will be his final one.
We now know more of why original Smashing Pumpkins bassist D’arcy Wretzky won’t be part of the reunion. She claims that she was presented with a contract offer from Billy Corgan that was also extended to guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. But according to her, a month after all four parties agreed on the terms, Billy suddenly did an about-face on D’Arcy, telling her, “Well, that wasn’t a real offer.”
Judas Priest has revealed that guitarist Glenn Tipton has Parkinson’s disease and it is now leaving him unable to perform some of the songs in the band’s catalog. But the show will go on, whit Glenn telling his fans, “I want everyone to know that it’s vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band – it’s simply that my role has changed.” Guitarist Andy Sneap will join the band on tour to lend a hand.