For The Record: Quick News On The Osbournes, Monica, Mario, Green Day, Rocket From The Crypt, Lonnie Donegan & More

The producers of the 30th annual American Music Awards may want to expand the seven-second delay to a full 60 seconds. Organizers have announced that Ozzy, Sharon and the rest of the Osbourne clan will host the show, set to air live on ABC on January 13. ... Kelly Osbourne will celebrate the launch of her debut album, Shut Up!, with a show at New York's Irving Plaza on November 26, the night of the album's release. In a brilliant bit of synergy, the Ozzy offspring will also show a sneak preview clip of the season premiere of "The Osbournes," whose second season debuts that same night on MTV. ...

Monica and Mario will perform at the Equitable Auditorium in New York on Friday to celebrate the creation of the Department of Recorded Music at New York University. Clive Davis, an NYU alum and the J Records head who discovered both artists, made the department possible with a $5 million donation. ... UPN's "Haunted" will have a bit of punk attitude over the next two weeks. In addition to Blink-182's Mark Hoppus dropping in Tuesday night, Green Day leader Billie Joe Armstrong will pop in to play a high-rolling gambler on a mysterious winning streak during the November 12 episode. ...

The man who inspired both late Beatle John Lennon and Who guitarist Pete Townshend to play guitar, Lonnie Donegan (born Anthony Donegan), has died, according to the Associated Press. Donegan, 71, known for such songs as "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavor (On the Bedpost Over Night)" and "Rock Island Line," introduced "skiffle" music to the U.K. in the 1950s, a mixture of

jazz, folk, blues and American cowboy music that uses a combination of

conventional and unconventional instruments such as kazoos, washboards and

jugs. Both Lennon and Townshend started out in skiffle groups, called,

respectively, the Quarrymen and the Detours. ...

Rocket From the Crypt have scrapped a planned two-week, 14-date U.S. tour in

support of their album Live From Camp X-Ray that was slated to kick off on

November 22 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The group is still scheduled to

play a November 15 date with Sprung Monkey and the Classified in El Cajon, California, and a hometown show on December 8 at Cane's in San Diego. ...

Pete Yorn recruited the Sweet Inspirations, Elvis Presley's backing group during his famed 1969 Memphis sessions, to sing on a cover of the King's "Suspicious Minds." Producer R. Walt Vincent recorded the track in his Culver City, California, studio last week for possible inclusion on Yorn's next album. ...

An anthology of songs from Rush, The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits

(1974-1987) is slated for release on January 28. The 15-track album will

features classics such as "Tom Sawyer," "New World Man" and "Closer to the

Heart." ... Sammy Hagar recently told the Contra Costa Times that he plans to start recording a concept album about world affairs on par with Pink

Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon with his all-star band, Planet Us, in

January. The group, which features Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Journey guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo, has already recorded their first two songs, "Vertigo" and "Peeping Through a Hole." ...

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Papa Roach are looking for an unknown band to play a show with them at the

Rock the Rockies show on January 25 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Following an

online vote to narrow the choices, Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix and a panel of

music executives will choose the band to open the show at the Steamboat Ski Resort. ...

The Los Angeles all-star band Camp Freddy (Jane's Addiction/ ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro, former Cult bassist Billy Morrison, ex-Guns N' Roses/ Cult drummer

Matt Sorum and singer Donovan Leitch) were joined by an impressive list of guests for their pre-Halloween show at the Ivar bar Wednesday night. Sitting

in on covers of songs by David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Queen were Rolling Stone Ron Wood, ex-GN'R guitarist Slash, Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin, Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell, ex-Marilyn Manson bassist Twiggy Ramirez, Macy Gray and Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti. ...

It really isn't over until it's over. The Fox network is developing a

reality series for next summer tentatively called "Second Chance," which will

give former pop stars a chance to perform in front of a panel of judges in an

attempt to regain their idol status. "American Idol" producer Simon Fuller will, of course, be behind the show, whose launch is dependent on which fallen idols creators can get to sign up, according to a Fox spokesperson. ... Once they've wrapped dates opening for Box Car Racer and completed a string of December radio shows, the Used will hit the road again for a North American headlining tour in January. The dates are scheduled to begin with a January 3 date in

Salt Lake City and are currently scheduled to run through a January 20 show

in Seattle. ...

Jewel recently spent a few days writing songs with hot producer Linda Perry (Pink, Christina Aguilera, Courtney Love) that may end up on the Alaskan songstress' next album. The pair first hooked up for a cover of the Lynyrd Skynyrd hit "Sweet Home Alabama" for the soundtrack to the Reese Witherspoon film of the same name. ...

With two Russian cosmonauts and a Belgian space tourist on board, the Soyuz rocket blasted off from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday and docked with the International Space Station on Friday. Lance Bass was supposed to be on board as well, but after failing to come up with the Russian space agency's $20 million fee, he was replaced by cargo. ... Coolio embarked on his third USO tour on Friday and will visit U.S. troops stationed in the Balkans until November 10. The rapper, whose El Cool Magnifico was released October 15, will perform free shows and sign autographs for soldiers. ...