Rob Zombie has teamed up with Korn and Ozzy Osbourne to play the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Grammys Eve. The metal lineup is one of five pre-Grammy shows dubbed “The Concerts for Artists Rights” staged by the Recording Artists Coalition to benefit the organization’s efforts to assist artists seeking better deals with major labels.
The organization was spearheaded by Sheryl Crow and Don Henley, who will perform with the Eagles. They are both part of the lineup at the Forum that also includes Dixie Chicks, Elton John, Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks. No Doubt, the Offspring and Weezer will perform at the Long Beach Arena. Clint Black, Trisha Yearwood and other country artists will perform at an as-yet-undetermined venue. More artists and shows are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
The Recording Artist Coalition is in the process of lobbying the California legislature and Congress to review industry practices that artists deem coercive and unfair. Specifically the organization is seeking to repeal the California State Labor Code amendment which made music industry contracts exempt from the “Seven Year Statute,” limiting personal service contracts to a maximum of seven years.