Russell’s Grunts pack it in

Crowe_bandOscar-winning ruffian Russell Crowe, moving on to bigger and better things, has disappointed about 11 fans worldwide with the announcement that his band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, is kaput. But take heart! The band is signing off with one final CD, titled My Hand, My Heart. The Gladiator star tells fans on his Web site that the song “Raewyn,” which will be released on iTunes, is “the only song I’ve written that has made both men and women cry, think and call their parents—usually in that order. ... I have emails from Sting and Billy Bragg, two of my writing heroes, that give testament to the quiet power of the song. ... The record is fresh, relavatory and graceful.” Gotcha. OK, Russ.

—Posted by Celeste Ward

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