MTV News Round-Up 08/01/2004
*** Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his shows scheduled for next month in Birmingham and London. The star, who almost died after a quad bike accident last month, has been ordered by doctors to rest. "I am deeply disappointed," said Ozzy of the cancellations, "but it's out of my control."
*** The Strokes have put back the release of Reptilia, their new single. It was originally due out on January 12 but will now hit the shops on February 9 due to "artwork complications".
*** Dido has briefly eluded to a new man in her life. The vocalist told 'Red' magazine that rumours of her getting back together with her ex-boyfriend Ferdie Unger-Hamilton are not true and in fact she's seeing someone else, but wouldn't say anything about him.
*** REM are to release a live DVD of a gig recorded during their European tour last year. 'Perfect Square' will hit stores on February 23 and features tracks spanning their entire career, including 'Losing My Religion', 'Orange Crush' and 'What's The Frequency Kenneth?'.
*** Green Day are to release the follow-up to 2000s Warning later this year. The punk/pop trio's frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said on their website, "Im really excited. Its really blowing me away."
*** Morrisey is reportedly to return to with a new solo album entitled 'You Are The Quarry' in April. According to the former Smiths frontman's website, track titles on the new LP include 'Come Back To Camden' and 'I Have Forgiven Jesus'.
*** The Vines have announced a one-off gig at London's Electric Ballroom next month. The Aussie-rockers will make their UK comeback on February 19 with support from The Duke Spirit.