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Ozzy and Zakk reunite

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1:41 PM (PST)

OZZY OSBOURNE AND ZAKK WYLDE SET TO REUNITE FOR 2017 TOUR

Rock fans rejoice!

For the first time in more than a decade, OZZY OSBOURNE and Zakk Wylde are together again.

Known as one of rock’s most lethal singer and guitarist pairings, the two will hit the road for a series of OZZY headlining shows in the U.S. this summer and fall, beginning July 14 (*see dates below). While they’ve performed together over the years, these shows are the first collaboration for the duo for a full tour since 2006. These dates also mark OZZY’s first solo tour in the U.S. in years beyond one OZZY & Friends performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans, LA in October 2015.

OZZY and Zakk first teamed up 30 years ago when Zakk (who OZZY describes as “a f***ing absolutely amazing guitar player”) joined OZZY’s band in 1987; they last recorded in 2007 on OZZY’s acclaimed BLACK RAIN album.

In addition to reuniting with Zakk Wylde on guitar, OZZY’s band will include longtime collaborators Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards). OZZY’s tour dates kick off in July at the Rock USA Festival in Oshkosh, WI with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

“I’m so happy to be getting back on the road with Zakk, Blasko, Tommy and Adam,” says OZZY OSBOURNE. “This is what I do. This is where I belong, on the road.”

“I’m really looking forward to The HARDCORE POWAHLIFTING TRAINING SESSIONS with OZZY as well as playing music in between sets of HEAVY SQUATS, BENCHING and DEADLIFTS,” Zakk Wylde adds.

Next up for OZZY: prepping for a new solo album for 2018 on Epic.

OZZY’s initial 2017 tour dates are as BELOW.

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Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘The Ultimate Sin’ turns 30!

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:39 PM (PST)

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One thing that is absolutely true is that Ozzy Osbourne has had a rough go. That may be less true today, but it was absolutely true back in the mid-80s.

Not only was Ozzy dealing with substance abuse, he was having a hard time keeping a cohesive line-up for his solo project. In 1985 when he recorded The Ultimate Sin, he recruited Phil Soussan on bass. Ozzy had been working with Bob Daisley during the Randy Rhoads era, and the first part of the Jake E. Lee era. In fact, Daisley had written most of the material for the album with Jake E. Lee and Ozzy Osbourne, as he had co-written Ozzy’s first three. Daisley went on to play on three Uriah Heep albums, and even on Black Sabbath’s 1987 The Eternal Idol. Daisley would ultimately return for 1988’s No Rest for the Wicked before permanently departing after 1991’s No More Tears.

The Ultimate Sin was Jake E. Lee’s second and last album with Ozzy, after starting with him in 1983 to record Bark at the Moon.

The album was an introduction of Randy Castillo on drums, and he would stick around for two more albums (1988’s No Rest For The Wicked and 1991’s No More Tears). Castillo also performed live duty on 1990’s live EP Just Say Ozzy and 1993’s Live & Loud.

Before The Ultimate Sin Ozzy had done three solo albums in three years. After 1983’s Bark at the Moon it took him three years to release The Ultimate Sin.

Read my full retrospective on the album here.

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Randy Rhoads birthday tribute open house in Burbank

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:57 AM (PST)

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Start the day with some positive shred news! Legend Randy Rhoads! Got a press release this morning I thought I’d share for you fans out there of the iconic Blizzard of Ozz guitar solo king.

BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE OPEN HOUSE – DECEMBER 4TH – 6TH

FREE EVENT – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – 3PM TO 9PM

ACOUSTIC SET SATURDAY DECEMBER 6TH

 HOLLYWOOD, CA (December 3, 2014) – Come celebrate the Late, Great Randy Rhoads birthday with his family this week at Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio and her husband Richard D’Argenzio’s wine tasting room in Burbank.

The Randy Rhoads Birthday Tribute weekend starts Thursday, December 4th and ends Saturday, December 6th – open from 3pm to 9pm daily. This will be a weekend to remember for all fans and friends alike. You will get to meet the whole Rhoads family, taste the Randy Rhoads wine, and see personal memorabilia that has not been shown for public viewing.

The D’Argenzio winery, has for several years, produced a special wine in the name of Randy Rhoads with all proceeds of this wine going to fund the Randy Rhoads Foundation to assist kids in learning music.

A special note from the Rhoads family:

 The Rhoads family wishes to thank you all for all the heartfelt support and love for Randy. We also thank you for keeping his memory alive. Happy Birthday to my loving son and our dear brother~

 Delores Rhoads, Kelle Rhoads and Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio~

 

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Happy Bday Ozzy

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 9:32 AM (PST)

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The one thing to make the time of year that Dimebag and John Lennon were shot better, besides the birth of Christ and subsequent holiday season, is that Dec. 3rd is Ozzy‘s birthday. Happy 66 Sir Lord Ozzy and thanks forever for “Bark At The Moon”, “Iron Man” and “Never Say Die.” Rock n roll forever!

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Gus G. rad “I Am The Fire” expanded edition riff salad

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 8:04 AM (PST)

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Due out November 4th in North America **digital only**, this expanded version of ‘I Am The Fire’ includes 4 bonus tracks, in addition to the standard 12 tracks that were released earlier this year to critical acclaim. GUS G. handles all guitar, bass and keyboards on the album, and is joined by a roster of friends and guests that helped bring his vision to fruition: drummers Jeff Friedl (A PERFECT CIRCLE, PUSCIFER, DEVO) and Daniel Erlandsson (ARCH ENEMY), bassists David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Marty O’Brien (TOMMY LEE, WE ARE THE FALLEN), and vocalists Mats Leven (CANDLEMASS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/THERION), Blake Allison (DEVOUR THE DAY), Michael Starr (STEEL PANTHER), Alexia Rodriguez (EYES SET TO KILL), Tom S. Englund (EVERGREY), Jacob Bunton (ADLER) and Jeff Scott Soto (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, ex-JOURNEY). ‘I Am The Fire’ showcases a well-balanced mix of active rock, classic hard rock, traditional metal and guitar-driven instrumentals, taking listeners on a diverse journey through GUS G.’s soulful playing.

For a preview of ‘I Am The Fire’, be sure to check out the official video for the album track “My Will Be Done (feat. Mats Leven)” Below!

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“One more album, and a final tour” Ozzy speaks on Black Sabbath

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:15 AM (PST)

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The world’s greatest metal band may be preparing to call it quits for the final time.

Ozzy spoke to Rolling Stone Magazine about the Black Sabbath‘s future.

“We’re going to do one more album, and a final tour.”

It doesn’t sound as if they’ll start writing the album until early 2015, however.

One thing is for certain, Ozzy is fired up and ready to go!

“Once the dust settled after the last tour we started discussing the idea – because we were getting asked about it all the time – I said to Sharon, ‘What’s going on? Because if there’s no more Sabbath I want to get on with my own thing again,’ and she came back and said ‘Let me look into it.'”

Osbourne went as far as to say that he’d ‘Fly to the fucking moon’ to make this next album happen.

You can read the whole article from Rolling Stone here.

Check out the ‘Memoirs of a Madman’ trailer here.

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Black Sabbath name new album, reveal session drummer

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 8:11 AM (PST)

Black Sabbath have set 13 as the title of their long-awaited new album, which is expected to arrive in June. They have also revealed who played drums on the record instead of Bill Ward, who decided not participate in the reunion: Brad Wilk from Rage Against the Machine.

13, which was recorded primarily in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin, will not only be the first album under the Black Sabbath name since since 1995’s Forbidden, but it will be their first with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals since 1978’s Never Say Die.

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Ozzy Osbourne records vocals on new Black Sabbath album

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:27 PM (PST)

Heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne spent part of his 64th birthday yesterday recording vocals on the long-awaited new Black Sabbath record, which will be their first release with him in more than 30 years. A photo of Ozzy in the studio laying down tracks on the new record can be seen here.

The new Sabbath album doesn’t have a release date, but it’s supposed to be out next year. Not only will it be the first album under the Black Sabbath name since 1995’s Forbidden, but it’s also their first with Ozzy on vocals since 1978’s Never Say Die.

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Last Friday (October 12th) on Australia’s long-running rock station Triple M, Ozzy Osbourne‘s wife/manger Sharon confirmed that Black Sabbath (despite the recent departure of drummer Bill Ward) are finally in the studio recording their new album. In the same topic, she was asked if fans are going to see the band play live in Australia, and she replied:

“Of course you are. Black Sabbath are in the studio right now with Rick Rubin recording and they are going to be touring here in the spring of next year. Definitely.”

You can listen to the interview in its entirety at this location.

The new Sabbath album doesn’t have a release date, but it’ll likely be out next year. Not only will it be the first album under the Black Sabbath name since 1995’s Forbidden, but it’s also their first with Ozzy on vocals since 1978’s Never Say Die.

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Phil Anselmo says he’s open to Pantera touring with Zakk Wylde

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 4:33 PM (PST)

PanteraIn a recent interview with The Village Voice, Phil Anselmo said that he’s open to the idea of Pantera reunion tour, with Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society) filling in for the band’s late guitarist and his friend Dimebag. Here’s what Phil had to say:

“I talked to Zakk about two weeks ago, and he’s very open for it. He’s got an open mind about it. But, truth be told, Vince has got a grudge against me that is really unfounded. And, honestly, I’ve always had a wide-open door when it comes to Vince.”

Pantera called it quits back in 2003, three years after the release of their last album Reinventing the Steel. A year later, 2004, their guitarist Dimebag was murdered.

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Osbournes get animated

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 1:47 PM (PST)

Admit it, you missed them. The Osbournes are coming back to television in the form of an animated cartoon titled The F’n Osbournes. Ozzy and the rest of the family will be joining forces with the Toronto based animation company Cuppa Tea to bring the new 20-episode series to your television screens.

Sharon (Ozzy’s wife) states ” Teaming up with Cuppa Coffee has spawned a great opportunity to produce a unique animated prime-time show,” said Sharon. “I’ve been excited about animating our often crazy lives for a while now.” Sharon also said that this new cartoon is “- certainly not one for little kids.”

The show’s creators will be heading to the MipTV Conference in hopes of obtaining financing for the cartoon.

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“God Bless Ozzy Osbourne” now in movie theaters.

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 4:54 PM (PST)

This August, audiences across the country will get a look into the mind of Ozzy Osbourne, a.k.a. the Prince of Darkness, in “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne”. The film was broadcasted earlier this week on Wednesday August 24, but will be shown for a second time to movie theaters nationwide Monday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). The film, produced and filmed by Ozzy’s own son Jack, features never-before-seen footage, interviews with Ozzy’s family and friends, and recent solo tour clips.

Check out the trailer here.

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Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne has posted the trailer for the reissues of “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary Of A Madman.” The reissues are set to be released on May 31st. Click here to watch.

The 30th-anniversary edition of “Blizzard of Ozz” includes the original album in its entirety, restored and remastered, and with bonus tracks. “Diary of a Madman” includes the original album in its entirety, restored and remastered for this edition, with a bonus second CD of previously unreleased live performances. A box set is also being released, highlighted by a variety of exclusives including an expansive 100-page coffee table book, a two-sided wall-size poster, a precise and detailed full-size replica of Ozzy’s iconic gold cross that he has worn for 30 years, and “Thirty Years After The Blizzard” DVD.

Epic!

Ozzy’s latest album “Scream” was released in 2010 via Epic Records.

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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s massive 1.7 million dollar tax lien

Posted by Lucas Riot on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 8:09 PM (PST)

Ozzy OsbourneAs reported by TMZ.com, the IRS filed a document with the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office, claiming Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon owe more than $1.7 million in back taxes.  The document states that the Osbournes owe $718,948.25 for the 2008 tax year and $1,024,175.03 for the 2009 tax year.

This isn’t the first tax trouble the family has had.  Sharon also had a tax lien issued against her in 2009 for owing $23,000 to the State of California for the 2007 tax year.

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MusicRadar.com and Total Guitar Magazine are hosting a poll for Greatest Metal Guitarist of All time. It will be featured in Total Guitar Magazine’s new layout. You have until Feb. 21 to cast your vote, results will be in the March Issue of Total Guitar.

For more information and to vote, Click here.

Click here to view the nominees.

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