What's weirder? (Music Edition)
A. After 10 years, Ozzy Osbourne is retiring as headliner of Ozzfest, though the traveling rock festival will continue.
B. Ashlee Simpson (left) hopes to promote her forthcoming album, which contains a couple songs alluding to her Saturday Night Live debacle, by returning to Saturday Night Live to host and perform.
C. Bill Clinton’s presidential library is releasing a CD, called The Bill Clinton Collection: Selections from the Clinton Music Room
Well, let’s toss out C., since there’s no reason that, if Starbucks can release mood music CDs, a presidential library can’t do the same. (Now, if Clinton were playing sax on the tracks himself, that would be noteworthy.) Also A.: Ozzy’s voice has been failing at recent shows, and he has nothing to prove anymore, so why not let someone else have the spotlight? (Still, what will they call it? Player-To-Be-Named-LaterFest?)
No, I have to go with B. Not because the shame gene seems to be missing from the Simpson family DNA, but because SNL would actually consider inviting her back.