Tag Archives: Ozzy Osbourne

Album anniversary: Black Sabbath, ‘Masters of Reality’ turns 45

Posted by on July 21, 2016

White it’s roots have been around for years, heavy metal as we know it has existed for 46 years now. It was ushered in on February 15th, 1970 with the release of Black Sabbath’s self-titled LP. And while many bands take years (or if you’re Tool, decades) to release follow-up albums, on this day in […]

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Today in metal history: Judas Priest and Black Sabbath play Live Aid in 1985

Posted by on July 13, 2016

On July 13th, 1985, one of the biggest concerts in music history happened, as Live Aid occurred simultaneously in Philadelphia and London. Bands including Queen, U2, Led Zeppelin (kind of), Madonna. the Beach Boys and Bob Dylan played the event, which was a fundraiser for relief in Africa organized by Bob Geldof. It took place at […]

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Remember When: Ozzy Osbourne managed Helmet in The Jerky Boys’ movie?

Posted by on June 14, 2016

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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My First Metal Shirt: The Browning’s Brian Moore

Posted by on June 6, 2016

Welcome to My First Metal Shirt, a regularly-occurring feature on Metal Insider where we talk to people involved in metal about the first-ever metal T-shirt they owned, their memories about it,  and hopefully, a picture of them in it. The Browning will be releasing their debut Spinefarm album, Isolation, after a pair of albums on Earache Records. Brian Moore […]

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Ozzy Osbourne’s Instagram account hacked

Posted by on June 4, 2016

With Black Sabbath in their final year of touring and The Ozzfest/Knotfest tour being one of the major metal concert events of the year, it’s safe to say that Ozzy Osbourne is having a pretty big year. Even without the cheating scandal that perhaps too neatly coincided with the announcement of the festival, he’s been in […]

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My first concert shirt: Don Jamieson – win a signed copy of his book

Posted by on June 1, 2016

Welcome to the inaugural installment of My First Concert Shirt, a regularly-occurring feature on Metal Insider where we talk to people involved in metal about the first-ever metal T-shirt they owned, their memories about it,  and hopefully, a picture of them in it. One of the inspirations behind this column came from an interview that our sister […]

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Listen to Pantera’s “Walk” reggae version

Posted by on May 24, 2016

When someone goes through the effort of mashing up a metal song into another completely different style and does it right, it deserves some sort of credit. We’re already familiar with some of our favorite YouTubers like Rob Scallon doing every cover he can in a banjo or Steve ‘N’ Seagulls bluegrassing everything they find but […]

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Geezer Butler admits that he used to be a cutter

Posted by on May 18, 2016

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler is one of the most confident bassists ever. His nimble fingers know their way around a fretboard, and he plays just as hard as Tony Iommi, making the bass a s prominent an instrument as the guitar. However, in an interview with Classic Rock magazine, Butler admits that he wasn’t always […]

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Ozzfest, Knotfest merging festivals in September

Posted by on May 12, 2016

It’s been a few years since Ozzfest has been in America – 2010, to be exact. But in the ’90s and 2000’s, it was the premiere metal festival. And with Ozzy and Corey Taylor having a special announcement planned for today, it didn’t take too many guesses that perhaps the Ozzfest and Knotfest might be […]

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Sharon Osbourne confirms break-up with Ozzy Osbourne

Posted by on May 10, 2016

Over the weekend, reports regarding Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne’s split were coming left and right, from the alleged infidelity that triggered their separation to Ozzy disappearing after getting kicked out of his house by Sharon. It was just a matter of time until we got an actual confirmation and that’s what Sharon recently did on CBS’s The Talk. Sharon addressed […]

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