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Tag Archives: Ozzy Osbourne

Gus G. congratulates Zakk Wylde on rejoining Ozzy

Posted by on April 30, 2017

Playing guitar for Ozzy Osbourne is one of the best gigs a musician can have. Granted, it’s not like there’s a ton of job security, but his touring and album release schedule gives musicians plenty of other time to focus on their other projects. The news Friday that Zakk Wylde is rejoining Ozzy for at […]

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Zakk Wylde reunites with Ozzy Osbourne

Posted by on April 28, 2017

Aside from Tony Iommi and Randy Rhoads, the guitarist most closely-associated with Ozzy Osbourne throughout his career has been Zakk Wylde. Joining Ozzy in 1987 when he was just 20, Wylde was with Osbourne through 1995, then rejoined the band in 2001, playing off and on until 2009 when he left to concentrate on Black Label Society. And […]

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Black Sabbath say it’s over

Posted by on March 8, 2017

When Black Sabbath announced their final tour back in 2015, everyone seemed to kind of take it with a grain of salt. Ozzy Osbourne had “retired” back in the ’90s, only to return with the “Retirement Sucks” tour. There was talk of another Black Sabbath album after 13, even if they weren’t going to tour. And […]

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What bands could have their own metal retirement community?

Posted by on March 7, 2017

Jimmy Buffett has made a career out of singing about getting wasted and taking it easy. Many of us could live without ever hearing “Margaritaville,” his 1977 hit about a lazy drunk guy, again, but he’s built a restaurant chain out of the song. In fact, he’s got two chains, as “Cheeseburger in Paradise” is […]

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Here’s the last song of Black Sabbath’s career

Posted by on February 4, 2017

If suddenly, it seems like the world just got significantly less metal, you’re right. Black Sabbath earlier tonight played the final show of their tour, and what’s being billed as the last one of their career, where it all began, in Birmingham back in 1968. Just after the show ended, they posted footage of “Paranoid,” […]

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Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Korn to headline Chicago Open Air

Posted by on January 17, 2017

  Some big names are taking over Chicago this July, as the 2nd annual Chicago Open Air Festival was announced today. After a monstrous first year that saw Rammstein’s only US appearance, the group behind Chicago Open Air “cranked it up to 11” this year by announcing KISS, Korn and the godfather of metal Ozzy Osbourne, […]

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Guest post: vaping replacing smoking in the music industry

Posted by on January 10, 2017

When it comes to a health-conscious lifestyle, metal isn’t the first thing you’d immediately think of. The image most of us have of musicians is one that revolves around, well… sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll – drinking, smoking and hard partying. Throughout their careers, icons like Lemmy were hardly ever photographed without a cigarette, nor Slash and countless others, […]

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Remember when Florence Henderson and Ozzy were in a Pepsi ad?

Posted by on November 25, 2016

Today, the world is mourning the loss of Florence Henderson, who died last night of heart failure at the age of 82. As the Carol Brady, the mother on TV sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969-1974, she was pretty much a second mother to many a kid of the 70s and 80s. Many might not remember, but […]

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Ozzy names new guitar collaborators, Gus G. not one of them

Posted by on November 4, 2016

  Next Saturday (12),  Black Sabbath will play their last-ever show in America. What’s next for the band? Well, not much for Sabbath proper, but we know that their frontman is working on a solo album, which would be Ozzy Osbourne’s twelfth and the first since 2010’s Scream. Firewind’s Gus G. did a great job on that […]

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Sharon and Ozzy are doing fine, thank you

Posted by on October 19, 2016

Wondering what Ozzy Osbourne is up to? Well, he’s currently about three months away from Black Sabbath’s last live gig ever. Oh yeah, and there was that whole separation with his wife thing that happened after it was discovered that he was cheating on Sharon with a celebrity hairstylist. Of course when it came time […]

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