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Ozzy Osbourne in tribute to 'dedicated' NHS

Legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne has paid tribute to the NHS 63 years after it was founded in the year of his birth.

Video: Johnny Depp & Alice Cooper jam

Johnny Depp surprised fans at an intimate Alice Cooper gig in London, when he appeared on stage to play guitar with the legend.

Album: Eminem Bad Meets Evil: Hell the Sequel (Shady/Interscope)

Arriving unheralded by even the merest hint of advance notification, Hell the Sequel represents the belated reunion of Eminem and Royce Da 5' 9", an 11-track EP that outlasts many an album.

For those about to rock, we salute you

As 40 years of heavy metal are celebrated in Birmingham, the genre's spiritual birthplace, James McMahon picks out its top players

Album: Hayes Carll, Kmag Yoyo (Lost Highway / Humphead)

It says "Americana" up there, but this is no sepia tint of Old America. Nor is it an exercise in artily countrified nostalgia.

KISS recording 20th album

KISS will release their 20th studio album this year.

Album: Iron & Wine, Kiss Each Other Clean (Beggars)

Having fused folk, country and African rhythms with singer-songwritery perfection, there didn't seem anywhere left for Sam Beam to go after 2007's kaleidoscopic The Shepherd's Dog.

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil to be jailed for DUI

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is to be jailed for drunk driving.

'Kiss and tell' policy dumped

Leading article: Suffolk: from cradle to grave

It must have seemed a perfectly grand idea to Suffolk tourism chiefs. They would invite the public to vote online for the best loved "icon" of the county. Even better, they would allow the public to make suggestions themselves. What could be more in tune with the devolutionist and participatory ethos of the Big Society?

The filthy face of Suffolk

Tourism bosses in Suffolk have been left red-faced after a poll to find the public's favourite image of the county was won by the lead singer in heavy metal band Cradle of Filth.

Great Works: The Stolen Kiss (1780s), Jean Honoré Fragonard

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Bullet for My Valentine score Kerrang! awards double

Bullet For My Valentine scored a double - including being named best British band - at the Kerrang! Awards.

Bill Aucoin: Manager who masterminded the rise of KISS and made Billy Idol a solo star

For all the braggadocio the KISS bassist and motormouth Gene Simmons exudes in interviews, he always acknowledges the role Bill Aucoin played in the emergence and the rise of the glam stadium-rockers.

Ozzy Osbourne, Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone<br/>Al Green, The 02, London

Considering all he's been through, Osbourne makes a decent job of resurrecting the old hits
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