|There are some comings and goings at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville.
In the comings department, top-selling rockers Velvet Revolver will rock the club this New Year's Eve. The supergroup is comprised of former members of Guns N' Roses and Stone Temple Pilots and responsible for hard-rock hits such as "Slither" and "Fall To Pieces."
Tickets are $100 and include some time with an open bar. They go on sale at noon Saturday though Ticketmaster and the Starland box office.
The Starland Ballroom is at 570 Jernee Mill Road. The box office number is (732) 238-5500 and the Web site is www.starlandballroom.com.
Ticketmaster charge-by-phone numbers are (201) 507-8900, (212) 307-7171 and (609) 520-8383.
Slash performed a song with Ozzy Osbourne at the 77th Royal Variety Performance show in Cardiff:
A bespectacled Ozzy Osbourne sang a version of The Beatles classic In My Life as family photographs were projected onto the background of the stage.
He was accompanied by former Guns 'n' Roses lead guitarist and now Velvet Revolver member Slash, who was wearing a trademark top hat for the show - the first Royal Variety Performance in Wales.
Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright was recently in the studio with VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum and Lanny Cordola recording music for a new show called "Steel Dreams" (web site). "We created 43 minutes of music that day," says Wright. "It was very inspiring... No holds barred, musically... everything from acid jazz, to rockabilly to full thrashing punk... Then we funked it up with a bootsy stylized jam."