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Music News: AC/DC, Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne, and Aerosmith

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The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia has recently reported that a cold case involving a former AC/DC manager has been reopened.

Crispin Dye was the manager of the band during the 1980s. On December 23, 1993, he was robbed and beaten to death by unknown assailants. The assault was said to have taken place, when a number of men were being killed in the Sydney area by assailiants who believed the victims were gay. But despite a witness had described seeing “three young men of Pacific Islander appearance” standing over Dye’s body after the attack, homicide detectives were never able to obtain enough evidence to file charges, and the case went cold.

Australian authorities are now offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the killer’s capture.

In other music news, as the world continues to mourn the recent passing of Robin Williams, Ozzy Osbourne offered their condolences, in a story concerning wife Sharon’s diagnosis with colon cancer.

In a interview with VH1 Radio Network, Osbourne tells the story of how Williams visited Sharon Osbourne in the hospital, as a gesture to cheer her up while she began her recovery from cancer. It was described as almost being in the film Patch Adams, which was album a male nurse who cheered up terminal patients. The favor was requested by Ozzy himself, and since that day, the Oscar winner had earned the Osbournes’ “eternal adoration.

Meanwhile, Aerosmith were forced to cancel a concert in Concord, California that was to take place this Wednesday night. It is due to the health of the band’s drummer Joey Kramer. According to reports, he had suffered from health complications on Tuesday, and was known to have heart-related issues in the past. There have also been sources , the band is also cancelling a Saturday show in Washington.