For The Record: Quick News On Ozzy Osbourne, Capone, Green Day, Taryn Manning, Fad Gadget, “Weird Al” Yankovic & More

Ozzy Osbourne will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday. The metal-pioneer-turned-TV-star will be immortalized in front of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not? Museum. … Rapper Capone’s day in court to face charges of second-degree assault has been adjourned to April 29. The accusations stem from a fight at a Queens, New York, nightclub last September, in which Capone was allegedly involved. … Boomkat, a duo composed of multi-instrumentalist Kellin Manning and his actress sister, Taryn — co-star of Britney Spears’ “Crossroads” and the upcoming Eminem flick, “8 Mile” — have inked a deal with DreamWorks Records, which will release their debut in September. A yet-to-be-determined single is expected to surface at radio in late May. …

Darling buds of punk Green Day have posted news of a forthcoming B-sides, covers and rarities compilation on their Web site. Among the tracks that may end up on the disc, which is expected this summer, are covers of the Kinks’ “Tired of Waiting for You” and the Ramones’ “Outsider.” … Punk-O-Rama Vol. 7, the latest addition in the popular (and cheap) punk compilation series, is due June 25. Among the 19 tracks on the album are Guttermouth’s “My Girlfriend” (from their upcoming summer release), Bad Religion’s “The Defense,” Rancid’s “Bob,” the Hives’ “Supply and Demand” and “Black City” from the Swedish garage band the Division of Laura Lee. …

Electronic music innovator Frank Tovey, perhaps better known as Fad Gadget, died of heart failure April 3 at his London home. Tovey, who suffered from heart problems since his childhood, recently toured with Depeche Mode and was working on new material at the time of his death, according to Mute Records, his longtime label, which released The Best of Fad Gadget in December. … To commemorate this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, event promoter Goldenvoice has produced trading cards featuring performers on the eclectic lineup, according to the Los Angeles Times. Artists taking the stage at the event include headliners Björk and Oasis, the Foo Fighters, the Strokes, Dilated Peoples, Pete Yorn, Belle and Sebastian, Queens of the Stone Age, the Beta Band, Cake, Jurassic 5 and Saves the Day. …

Alcon III, a fan convention in honor of crown prince of parody “Weird Al” Yankovic, is set for April 26-27 in Elk Grove, Illinois. Although the creator of such classics as “Pretty Fly for a Rabbi” and “The Night Santa Went Crazy” won’t be attending the event — which is scheduled to include live performances, lookalike contests, lip-synchs and a charity auction of “weird” wares — the presence of drummer Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz should appease the 400 fans expected to attend. … The Who will issue four previously unreleased songs June 11 on a new best-of record called The Who: Ultimate Collection. … Goo Goo Dolls drummer Mike Malinin performed with his Latin-flavored side project, Act of Faith, Thursday at the Roxy in West Hollywood. Ex-Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila is in the band as well. … The Flying Tigers, the Los Angeles rock trio featuring ex-Powerman 5000 bassist Dorian Heartsong, will release their self-titled debut on April 16. “Maybe” is the first single. …

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Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has redefined his own Family Values — his wife, Vanessa, gave birth to Zoe Jane Lewis on Friday (April 5). Congratulations to the couple and their daughter, who weighed in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces. … Nickelback have announced they will play the third annual Rolling Rock Town Fair, which takes place July 27 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. On April 9, seven other acts will be announced for the bill, which in past years has featured Stone Temple Pilots, Staind, Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Moby and more. …

For $14.95, you too can be shaken all night long, as hard rock pioneers AC/DC plan to present a concert pay-per-view on May 11. Filmed at a live show in Munich, Germany, the 18-song set includes “Hells Bells,” “Back in Black” and “Highway to Hell,” among others. … Singer and onetime Aussie soap starlet Natalie Imbruglia is heading for the silver screen alongside John Malkovich and Rowan “Mr. Bean” Atkinson in the spy spoof “Johnny English,” according to Reuters. The songstress reportedly plays a female agent in the film, which begins shooting Monday (April 15). … Robert Plant will release Head First, his first solo album in nine years, on July 16. The disc will include covers of Jimi Hendrix’s version of “Hey Joe,” Tim Buckley’s “Song for the Siren” and Tim Hardin’s “Morning Dew.” …

The smooth, suave frontman of Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, has set May 21 for the release of his latest solo studio effort, Frantic. The 13-song album will contain new material as well as re-imagined covers. … Phish keyboardist Page McConnell announced plans for an eight-show East Coast tour with his new project, Vida Blue, which also features Meters drummer Russell Baptiste and Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge. Kicking off at Calvin Theater in Northampton, Massachusetts, the tour hits the likes of Washington, D.C., and Myrtle Beach, Florida, before wrapping up in New Orleans.