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Tag Archives: Ozzy Osbourne

‘The Ten Year War’ is the ultimate Ozzy-era Black Sabbath collection

Posted by on June 22, 2017

Earlier this week, we were treated to a cryptic announcement from Black Sabbath promising something called The Ten Year War coming in September. Some uber-fans surmised that might be a reissue of a promotional book with the same name from their 1978 Never Say Die album. It turns out that those people were right, but it’s a […]

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Aftershock lineup includes Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne, Run the Jewels, A Perfect Circle

Posted by on June 6, 2017

The Monster Energy Aftershock festival is returning this Fall on October 21 & 22nd at Discovery Park, near downtown Sacramento, CA. The lineup consists of over 35 bands spread across three different stages including Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne featuring Zakk Wylde, A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Run The Jewels, Stone Sour, Marilyn […]

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Ozzy Osbourne, Prophets of Rage, and Rob Zombie to headline 2017’s Louder Than Life Fest

Posted by on May 30, 2017

Louder Than Life returns on September 30 – October 1 to the home of Bourbon and good times. The fourth annual festival will be at Champions Park in Louisville, KY including headliners Ozzy Osbourne, Prophets of Rage, Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, and Incubus. Tickets go on sale this Friday (2) at 12:00 PM […]

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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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