Tag Archives: Ozzy Osbourne

Guy imitates Ozzy Osbourne, pees on Alamo

Posted by on April 16, 2014

A 23-year-old El Paso resident was sentenced Monday for an incident taking place at one of the most sacred places in Texas. In an act that will remind many of you of Ozzy Osbourne, Texas resident Daniel Athens took a leak on a shrine dedicated to all who had lost their lives during the battle […]

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Ozzy Osbourne would be up for another Black Sabbath album

Posted by on April 7, 2014

Black Sabbath are currently out on the final leg of touring in support of 13, so it’s about time for people to wonder what the band is going to do when said touring is complete. Is a follow-up to 13 possible? If so, Ozzy is apparently up for it: “Everybody asks me if there’s going to be a […]

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In Defense Of Their Good Name: Tony Martin-era Black Sabbath

Posted by on April 3, 2014

It’s hard being a Black Sabbath fan when your favorite era of the band isn’t the Ozzy era. A typical conversation I have with other Sabbath fans goes something like this… Them: “Oh hey! You’re a Black Sabbath fan?” Me: “Yeah, but probably not the same type as you.” Them: “What do you mean?” Me: […]

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Metal Insider’s top five: Best and worst Black Sabbath albums

Posted by on March 31, 2014

From the late sixties to the present day, few musical acts have had the sort of lasting impact that Black Sabbath can claim. They pioneered a sound which countless musicians have emulated, although none were able to truly duplicate. Tony Iommi developed a fairly unique style of guitar playing, employing power chords, heavy distortion, and […]

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Gus G. is the fire

Posted by on March 7, 2014

While Ozzy is off in Black Sabbath land, it’s not like his guitarist, Gus G. is sitting idly by. In 2012, his band Firewind released Few Against Many, and he’s got a solo album, I Am the Fire, coming out on March 18th. The title track of the album, which features active rock band Devour the Day, […]

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Black Sabbath to release Ozzy-era ’70s albums in box set

Posted by on March 7, 2014

It’s a known fact that the first four Black Sabbath albums are the holy grail of the band. And while their later ’70s output was written in a haze of drugs and alcohol before Ozzy Osbourne was fired in 1979, there’s still some merit on even their bad ’70s albums. That’s why collectors will want […]

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There might be some good rock and metal reading coming next year

Posted by on March 5, 2014

If you’re not familiar with them, the 33 1/3 series of books is a stellar way to read about an album. Each book of 30,000 words is written about a particular album. Some of them are actually about the album, others are written from the point of view of the author and the impact the […]

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Today in Metal: Black Sabbath spawned a genre 44 years ago today

Posted by on February 13, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut, which was released in the UK on February 13, 1970. What can I say about the first Sabbath album that hasn’t been said? Nothing! It’s arguably the […]

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Metal Insider top 5: Retirements that didn’t last

Posted by on January 27, 2014

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Tomorrow is a big day for Mötley Crüe. At 3pm EST, they’re widely expected to announce their retirement 33 years after their formation. Then they’ll be playing Jimmy Kimmel Live! later that night. And while the Crüe stepping down makes sense (Mick Mars is 62, […]

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Black Sabbath comment on Grammy win, Ringo Starr introduction

Posted by on January 27, 2014

Black Sabbath were presenters on the Grammy awards last night, introducing Ringo Starr. Unfortunately, Ozzy seemed a bit at a loss for words. Thankfully, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi were able to step up and complete the introduction. Apparently, when asked backstage what he meant to say, Ozzy said “I completely fucked it up.” Backstage, Iommi […]

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