Rock icons U2 have been brought in to bolster the performance line-up at the 2014 MTV European Music Awards. It will be the band’s fourth performance at the EMAs, and their first since 2009 in Berlin, Germany. Sunday, November 9 at SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. The U.S. telecast will air live starting at 7pm ET from Miami, FL. The show will be broadcasted across all the MTV channels. Back in September, U2 surprised fans with the free release of their thirteenth studio album Songs of Innocence. The album is the follow-up to 2009’s No Line On The Horizon. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, and #1 on nearly every other top album chart around the globe. The band worked with renowned producer Danger Mouse, as well as Paul Epworth, Declan Gaffney, Flood, and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder.
Also this year, heavy metal god Ozzy Osbourne will be honored with the MTV Global Icon Award. Ozzy will join fellow rockers Bon Jovi and Queen, who garnered the Global Icon Award in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Singer Whitney Houson and rapper Eminem have also been recipients. Ozzy just released Memoirs of a Madman on October 7, a greatest hits retrospective of his solo career. The album was released on CD, 2-LP vinyl, and 2-LP picture disc. A two-disc DVD was also released, containing some of Ozzy’s best music videos, interviews, as well as rare and unseen live performances. Throughout his infamous career both as a solo artist and a member of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne has sold over 100 million albums combined. Of his 11 solo efforts, 7 have gone multi-platinum. In 1994, Ozzy won the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for “I Don’t Want To Change The World” from his Live & Loud compilation. In 2005, Osbourne was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame both as a solo artist and as a member of Black Sabbath. In 2006, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Black Sabbath. – by Matt Bishop