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Tag Archives: Ozzy Osbourne

‘Spin’ names their top 40 covers by nu-metal bands

Posted by on April 28, 2016

Back in the ’90s and early aughts, the nu-metal explosion found bands, some of which had no reasons being signed, thrust upon us in the wake of Korn, Deftones and Limp Bizkit’s success. Granted, some of those bands were great, and others not so much. What they all had in common was that one of […]

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Ozzfest teases new announcement

Posted by on April 26, 2016

It’s been a while since we got any sort of relevant news from Ozzfest since it adopted a new home in Japan a few years back. For the past few months, the official Ozzfest Facebook page has been throwing back to their previous editions in North America and, with the sudden death of the Rockstar […]

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Lamb of God, Volbeat, receive gold records

Posted by on April 12, 2016

The past decade has been important in redefining the music industry with the incorporation of online streaming as a media for music consumption. Back in the day, you had to sell half a million physical albums to get a gold record from the RIAA (the Recording Industry Association of America) and 1 million to go […]

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Ozzy Osbourne is Over The Mountain about ska with hysterical cover

Posted by on March 22, 2016

This past Saturday marked the 34th anniversary of the tragic passing of Randy Rhoads. and while Ozzy Osbourne’s original guitarist isn’t with us any more, his music will live on forever. Take, for example, “Over the Mountain.” The first track from Diary of a Madman is one of his standout tracks that’s stood the test of […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Black Sabbath (The Other Guys)

Posted by on February 25, 2016

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. Black Sabbath became particularly relevant to me in the late 90’s. My dad had already introduced me to their Ozzy-era music when I was younger, so by the time the Reunion double live […]

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Today in metal: Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘The Ultimate Sin’ turns 30

Posted by on February 22, 2016

Today in 1986, Ozzy Osbourne’s fourth album, The Ultimate Sin, was released. While many, including Ozzy, view it as one of his worst, we disagree. And even though it’s currently out of print physically, you can still listen to it online. It was, in many ways, a transitional album for Ozzy. With him having been checked into the Betty […]

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A third Black Sabbath show is postponed following Ozzy’s illness

Posted by on February 3, 2016

Black Sabbath’s final tour isn’t off to as stellar a start as many would like. Having kicked off two weeks ago, the first four shows went great.  However, two Canadian dates in Edmonton and Calgary were postponed after Ozzy Osbourne took ill with extreme sinusitis. It was announced today that a third Sabbath show, tonight’s […]

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Black Sabbath postpones shows due to Ozzy’s sinusitis

Posted by on February 1, 2016

Black Sabbath started their final tour a last week and while things seemed to be going smooth, the band just hit their first bump on the road as they had to postpone two Canadian dates due to Ozzy Osbourne’s health. The legends were set to perform in Edmonton this past January 30th but they were forced […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Black Sabbath (The Ozzy Era)

Posted by on January 28, 2016

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. I believe Black Sabbath are the quintessential heavy metal band. They ushered in a sound that went on to inform not only their contemporaries, but no less than every single band that’s ever […]

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Youtuber hums Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Bark at the Moon’ to avoid copyright infringement

Posted by on January 27, 2016

The internet is such a wonderful place, full of creative people who make beautiful art like Decrepit birth’s drummer fart metal or Rob Scallon’s whaky banjo covers. The latest work of majesty released comes from youtuber GuitarHeroFailure who got tired of getting his videos taken down due to Youtube’s copyright infringement and decided to hum the song […]

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