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Ozzy Osbourne reschedules 2020 tour dates

After twice canceling his UK and European shows due to complications from illness and injury, Ozzy Osbourne is ready to hit the road again.


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The UK and European dates for “No More Tours 2” will kick off on October 23, 2020 in Newcastle and run through December 12, finishing in Helsinki.

Along with the announcement, Ozzy says, “To the fans, I sincerely thank you for your patience, your loyalty, I love you.”

The Ozzman’s latest album, Ordinary Man, drops in January. A box set of his solo material is due later this month.

Which artists are you hoping to catch live in the new year?

NBA player ate edible and had a panic attack on his team’s plane

Did no one warn him about edibles? A source told ESPN that Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters had a panic attack on the team’s plane Thursday after eating a THC-infused edible.

Waiters, out for his team’s game against Phoenix, took the edible for stomach pain. He received medical treatment when the plane landed in L.A. after his team beat the Suns.

Waiters is already in hot water this season. He was suspended from the season opener for ranting about his role on his team on social media. He missed preseason time due to “personal reasons.” If he misses four more games he’ll lose his $1.2 million bonus.

DO you think Miami is running out of patience with Waiters? Have you ever known someone who “freaked out” after eating an edible?

Boston woman scammed with Airbnb

A Boston woman went on Airbnb to find a place to stay in New York City.

She found an apartment for $90 a night.

What she really got was $90 a night at a New York City Housing Authority complex in Chelsea.

Subletting government subsidized housing is illegal.

She said the apartment was highly rated on Airbnb. It smelled like gas and there was a roach trap next to the bed.

While she said she sympathized with the hosts side hustle she reported them so she could get her money back.

Have you used Airbnb? What was your experience like?

Discount gaffe costs Burger King franchise over $12 million

A Burger King franchise in upstate New York is out a ton of money after a promotion offering discounted Whoppers didn’t go exactly as planned.

The deal gave customers a pair of the chain’s famous burgers for a reduced price; but sides and a soda should have come as normally marked.

Instead, diners got the “value meal prices,” which cost the restaurant a $1.50 on each order.

According to the Syracuse Post-Standard, Carrols Restaurant Group CEO, Dan Accordino, admitted on an earnings call to what he called a “mistake,” revealing it cost them $12.4 million in revenue, resulting in a net loss of $8.2 million.

Ever make a big mistake at work? What happened? What was the end result?

Neil Young says US citizenship delayed over pot use

Neil Young recently revealed that after spending much of his life in the United States, he’s finally applied for his US citizenship, with the intention of voting in next year’s presidential election.

But it seems there’s been a snag, with officials saying the Canadian rock legend “may lack GMC (Good Moral Character)” because of his past marijuana use.

Young was set to take the oath last Tuesday, but explained to his fans that he will now have to take more tests after former Attorney General Jeff Sessions added new requirements for those who have enjoyed a toke.

Posting to his website, Neil Young Archives, he writes, “I sincerely hope I have exhibited good moral character and will be able to vote my conscience”.

When do you see the US loosening attitudes on marijuana use?

Nirvana ‘Unplugged’ rehearsals streaming

We’re coming upon the anniversary of Nirvana’s appearance on MTV’s “Unplugged” series, and to celebrate, rehearsal videos of the band’s performance is now streaming.

Originally released in 2007 on DVD, five songs are available from Nirvana’s official YouTube channel, including completely remastered and uncut versions of “Come As You Are” and “Polly”.

Recorded at Sony Music Studios on November 18, 1993, all 14 tracks were put out a year later on the album MTV Unplugged In New York, which just turned 25.

A deluxe vinyl reissue is also now available, which features the five rehearsal tracks as well.

Which performance from the Unplugged series was your favorite?

Cell phones all over US sending random texts on their own

It looks like the “Terminator” movies might have gotten it wrong. It’s not the machines that are going to take over Earth; it’s our cell phones.

People all over the country have been reporting they’ve either received strange texts from friends or relatives, or their phones have sent texts they didn’t write. Some are nonsensical, such as the text Debra Achatz received from her dead husband that read, “Dakota.”

Some are mischievous, like the one received by a Twitter user from his wife: “Am I gonna get sued for sexual harassment?” And others aren’t so bad, like the phantom message sent from Twitter user Princess Fiona’s phone. She tweeted, “Did anyone’s phone send a text message to someone else that was never sent? Apparently my husband got a text from me saying I loved him and Happy Valentines Day … and I never sent that to him and doesn’t appear on my phone.”

So far, no one has come forward with a rational explanation for this phenomenon.

Have you received any strange texts lately? Do have any theories on why this is happening?

Man claims McDonald’s served him tea spiked with weed

A South Carolina McDonald’s is under investigation after a customer claimed he was served sweet tea with marijuana in it.

Hilton Head resident Parrish Brown told sheriff’s officials he ordered “sweet tea with light ice and extra lemon.” And that’s exactly what he thought he’d received — until he realized he was “high as a kite” halfway through drinking it, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report.

Prompted by his euphoric state, Brown says he looked inside the cup and found three small baggies of weed. When filing his complaint, Brown told authorities he now believes “extra lemon” is code for marijuana at the fast food eatery.

If what Brown says is true, the McDonald’s in question will likely start doing brisk business. Brown says despite the supplement, he paid regular price for the tea. The sheriff’s office is investigating his claim.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve found in a food order? Have you ever gotten drunk or high unintentionally?

Zillow listing with powder lines on kitchen counter goes viral

In today’s market, sometimes you have to get extra creative in order to rise above the rest.

In an effort to help sell her home, a Michigan woman’s boyfriend posted the residence to the online real estate site Zillow. But one photo in particular really got potential buyers buzzing.

The man, identified as Jeff, put a plate on the kitchen counter that had a powdery substance cut up into lines, which had viewers speculating whether or not it was cocaine.

It worked, with the viral stunt racking up 29,000 views and more than 100 responses, before Zillow pulled down the listing for violating their “Good Neighbor Policy”

Have any strategies for selling stuff online?

Another fight over Popeyes chicken sandwiches caught on video

The re-release of Popeyes chicken sandwich is proving to be so popular that people are willing to throw down just to get their hands on one.

Captured on video in a San Antonio restaurant location, an employee got into a fight with a customer, complete with food trays and drinks tossed at each other.

The woman filming the melee wasn’t sure what sparked the incident, but says another person in line tried breaking it up. When the manager spoke to the patron outside, they both then got into an altercation.

Earlier this week, a man was stabbed to death at a Maryland location after cutting the line of customers waiting for their sandwiches.

How far are you willing to go for one of these chicken sandwiches?