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Title: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: RichardNixon on August 30, 2004, 02:07:25 PM
Anyone here a Sabbath fan? While most critics cite the first four (or six) albums as being classics, I am more partial to the more obscure Sabbath albums. Maybe just because I've heard "War Pigs" and "Children of the Grave" one too many times.

I really like the last album with Ozzy "Never Say Die!," the sole Ian Gillian album "Born Again," the final Dio album "Dehuamizer" and "Cross Purposes" of the Tony Martin era.

Also, Sabbath is the one other band besides GN'R that has toured and recorded with only one original member.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Dizzy on August 30, 2004, 05:58:27 PM
I agree about "War Pigs" and "Children of the Grave".  It's gotten to the point where I can't stand those songs, because they're so overplayed.

"Megalomania" is their best song and its album, Sabotage, is their best album, full of great songs such as "Symptom of the Universe", "Hole in the Sky", and "The Thrill of it All".

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Also, Sabbath is the one other band besides GN'R that has toured and recorded with only one original member.

Actually, the Rhondels tour currently with no originals, only a guy who replaced an original back in the 1970s.  It's akin to Matt Sorum touring using the name Guns N Roses.   :hihi:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Wheres Izzy on August 30, 2004, 06:44:56 PM
I don't think I could ever hear 'war pigs' or 'children of the grave' too many times. I have never been partial to anything after the first 5-6 albums. But those 5-6 are some of my favorites.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Chris Misfit on August 30, 2004, 07:20:06 PM
Black Sabbath are the most under-rated band in the world man. They have loads of great albums, that are awesome to the max. Man, I wonder if anyone else likes them?

Ozzy is like a god, and oh so funny. Oh my god, I just think like "Wow man, jeez, you're cool, haha" when I see him on TV.

Anyway, I'm going to start another few threads of musical jibberish. Why? Because I'm boring. Like, haha.



AWESOME TO THE MAX, YOU GUYS!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Mattman on August 30, 2004, 11:56:11 PM
Yeah, I can't stand "War Pigs" or "Iron Man", the second one especially.  Played WAY too often.

Sabbath is one of those bands I have to be in a certain mood to enjoy.  In terms of 70s hard rock giants, I was always more of a Zeppelin fan than Sabbath.  But the Sabs are good to listen to on dark days, Halloween, and autumn.

I always thought that Ozzy was a really boring live performer in early Black Sabbath TV clips, though.  He just stands there.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: RichardNixon on August 31, 2004, 12:16:00 AM
To be honest, I think that Ozzy is a mediocre talent. His voice was perfect for Sabbath, but he isn't a great singer or songwriter. Tony Iommi is the real creative force behind that band. I actually think that the post Ozzy Sabbath albums are a lot better than Ozzy's solo stuff. Although Ozzy's first two albums are classics, and "No More Tears" is very good, the rest have about two good songs a piece, with a lot of filler.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: DEAD HORSE on August 31, 2004, 01:27:10 AM
Yeah, I can't stand "War Pigs" or "Iron Man", the second one especially.? Played WAY too often.

Sabbath is one of those bands I have to be in a certain mood to enjoy.? In terms of 70s hard rock giants, I was always more of a Zeppelin fan than Sabbath.? But the Sabs are good to listen to on dark days, Halloween, and autumn.

I always thought that Ozzy was a really boring live performer in early Black Sabbath TV clips, though.? He just stands there.



He just stood there???? Have you ever watched a Black Sabbath concert?? if you havent, then do yourself a favor go and get the "Never Say Die" live Concert from 1978 on dvd, What A Show Dude!!!!!!!
Ozzy was and still is  a fuckin' Psycho!!!  He moves like a motherfucker he bangs his head like there's no tomorrow !

I dont know whats the deal about listening to war pigs , iron man or maybe paranoid if u cant stand it anymore......i mean Black Sabbath got a lot of good  stuff to listen to. For instance "The Writ" , National Acrobbat Fluff, Spiral Architec and the list goes on man.

I used to listen more Led Zeppelin than Black Sabbath But then i realized Black Sabbath were far beyond in immagination, creativity musically , lirically speaking! They Were The Real Shit! The didnt waste their time , or music singing shit about how beautiful is that girl or about love one another, they talked about that but in a real way. it was the other side of  Music ,Love And the World.
 :yes:




Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Mattman on August 31, 2004, 02:06:44 AM
He just stood there???? Have you ever watched a Black Sabbath concert?? if you havent, then do yourself a favor go and get the "Never Say Die" live Concert from 1978 on dvd, What A Show Dude!!!!!!!
Ozzy was and still is  a fuckin' Psycho!!!  He moves like a motherfucker he bangs his head like there's no tomorrow !

I've seen three pieces of footage of Black Sabbath live.  Two of them were performances on some Dutch TV show in the early 70s, where they performed "Paranoid" and "Iron Man" against a psychedelic background, and the other one was just some early live footage of them playing "N.I.B."  You're right, Ozzy bangs his head a little.  But that's all he does.  In all the footage I saw, Ozzy just stands there at the mike singing the whole time without moving.  He only moves during the guitar solos, when he walks around the stage a little bit banging his head.  But not like a maniac, more like he was just grooving to the beat.  I found it all pretty disappointing.  I don't know what people talk about when they saw Ozzy was a maniac on stage.  I don't think he got that way until his solo career, or at least maybe in the later years of Black Sabbath.  It's too bad...he sounds really wild on record, but on stage (at least in early footage) he's a statue.

Personally, I like Ozzy's solo stuff better than Black Sabbath.  I mean, the Sabs have got the spookier presence and everything, the real earthy sound.  But solo Ozz is more up my alley, probably because it's more pop-metal and I love that shit.  High-flying guitar solos, more varied sounds on record, and more catchy rockers and ballads.  And Ozzy moves around like he always should have.  Mind you, I love both acts.  But Ozzy was even better solo.

I dont know whats the deal about listening to war pigs , iron man or maybe paranoid if u cant stand it anymore......i mean Black Sabbath got a lot of good  stuff to listen to. For instance "The Writ" , National Acrobbat Fluff, Spiral Architec and the list goes on man.

Yeah, I don't listen to any of those songs you mentioned anymore (except for Paranoid...you can never get sick of that song).  I recently got into Black Sabbath again when I heard "Sabbra Cadabra" somewhere...awesome song, with one of Ozzy's best vocal performances.  I've been looking to find the remastered Sabbath Bloody Sabbath album, but I've only been able to find the original.  It sounds cool....I heard the album experiments with keyboards and orchestras, and I love it when artists experiment.

I used to listen more Led Zeppelin than Black Sabbath But then i realized Black Sabbath were far beyond in immagination, creativity musically , lirically speaking! They Were The Real Shit! The didnt waste their time , or music singing shit about how beautiful is that girl or about love one another, they talked about that but in a real way. it was the other side of  Music ,Love And the World.
 :yes:

Hmm...interesting.  I never looked at it that way before.  Well, I guess that's really the contrast between the two bands.  To paraphrase John Lennon in Yer Blues..."Zeppelin was of the sky, Sabbath was of the earth."  They're both great bands, and they sort of provide two opposite ways of being heavy, 70s-style.  Zeppelin did the screaming hard rockers, arty experiments, and prototype power ballads, while Sabbath did the dark underbelly of lyrical subject matter, the dirty blues sound, and the plain and simple headbanging.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: KeVoRkIaN on August 31, 2004, 08:39:43 PM
Ozzy could stand there if he damn well pleased - he didn't need to to karate kicks in the air to get attention


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Dizzy on August 31, 2004, 09:40:02 PM
I'm the biggest Ozzy fan on the planet, but Mattman is right about the early Sabbath days; Ozzy wasn't much of a frontman at first.  But DEAD HORSE is correct about the Never Say Die DVD.  That was 1978, and Ozzy is a maniac on that one, and he has remained so ever since.  I saw Black Sabbath live a month ago and Ozzy hasn't lost a thing.  He's as energetic and dazzling as ever.

Ozzy was only 21 when Sabbath hit the big time, and I don't think he knew much on how to be a frontman then.  Of course, we must all remember that the standards for frontmen were different then.  The most the world had seen at that point was Elvis twisting his hips, and the world thought that was the best thing since sliced bread.  So Ozzy didn't have a whole lot to learn from back then, he had to develop his wild ways on his own, which he did.

Oh yeah, just to mention it, GNR covered "It's Alright", but the superior Black Sabbath original can be found on the Technical Ecstasy album.  Bill Ward sings it.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: DEAD HORSE on September 01, 2004, 01:18:42 AM
Hey Dizzy! you know, i have always thought that Ozzy was never "the frontman" in ways that Mick Jagger, Steve Tyler , or Freddie Mercury were , you know, These people knew how to act , how to talk , how to look "cool" in front of an audience, in the other hand we got Ozzy Osbourne the Anti-Frontman , The Anti-Cool showman, The Anti-stage perfomer, but that doesnt mean he is boring as a performer , you know he is energetic in his own way, he feels the music , he seems to act  like a child sometimes, you know and thats cool because sometimes he looks like a fool, but you know its Ozzy!  He aint Rob Halford lookin bad in leather (wich i love)  but Ozzy is more natural than you imagine dudes. Ozzy is more real , and that makes me think , he is the real shit , he is not trying to act cool , he is not bullshitting his fans!  :yes:

If you watch "Reunion"dvd you  can see what im talkin about , and let me finish with this one, I know this has nothing to do with, but do u guys remember when Guns N Roses perfomed at the Vma 2002 ? ....at the end of paradise city Axl began to run and slide on the floor from side to side like kids do, when i saw that the first thing to came on my worried mind was Mr OZzy Osbourne live acting.

Peace Brothers!  :peace:

Long Live Black Sabbath!!!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Mattman on September 01, 2004, 02:10:52 AM
Of course, we must all remember that the standards for frontmen were different then.? The most the world had seen at that point was Elvis twisting his hips, and the world thought that was the best thing since sliced bread.

Hey, nothing wrong with that!  All rock frontmen derived from two sources - Elvis Presley and James Brown.  You can especially see the James Brown influence in Mick Jagger and Robert Plant.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: ClintroN on September 01, 2004, 02:23:21 AM
anyone know the complete line-up changes from Sabbath, i think they went through like 3 singers or something.

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Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: RichardNixon on September 01, 2004, 10:19:41 PM
anyone know the complete line-up changes from Sabbath, i think they went through like 3 singers or something.

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I think Sabbath has had about 10 singers, if you count all of their singers, including the ones they didn't record with. As for singers that they recorded with they have had five singers: Ozzy, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillian, Glen Hughes, and Tony Martin.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: N.I.B on September 03, 2004, 01:42:50 PM
I loved sabbath with ozzy and dio, but i liked both singers when they went solo a lot more. The only sabbath album i need is Sold my Soul for Rock N' Roll and ill be very happy....wait..I do have it!

LIFE IS GOOD!!!  :peace: : ok:  :beer:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: youngerformofaxl on October 20, 2004, 01:12:24 PM
I just got a box set of Black Sabbath and have been amazed by the music espeically Paranoid. Now, I haven't listened to Technical Esctasy and Never Say Die! all that well but I think Paranoid is my favorite album by them.

So, I was wondering what is your guyses' favorite Ozzy-Era Black Sabbath Album?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Wheres Izzy on October 20, 2004, 01:21:37 PM
I love ozzy era sabbath. Some of the best music ever. It's pretty close with me between paranoid and master of reality. They're both great.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: kupirock on October 20, 2004, 03:23:39 PM
It's pretty close with me between paranoid and master of reality. They're both great.

yeah same here + the first album...first 3 albums are greatest...80s era sabbath  :no:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Izzy on October 20, 2004, 04:34:21 PM
Never understood the appeal of Sabbath - they ain't bad but they are remarkable average to my ears, best album would be 'Paranoid'.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: the dirt on October 20, 2004, 05:53:43 PM


yeah same here + the first album...first 3 albums are greatest...80s era sabbath? :no:

But that's without ozzy...


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Mattman on October 21, 2004, 01:40:06 AM
I have their first 3 albums, and my favourite is definitely Master of Reality.  I like all of the songs...there's less filler.  I'm so sick of the songs on Paranoid like "Iron Man" and "War Pigs" that are so overplayed, although the title track will always have a special place in my heart.  The debut is cool, because it's bluesy and "N.I.B." is one of my favourite Sabbath tunes.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: DEAD HORSE on October 21, 2004, 02:15:33 AM
I do Love Black Sabbath , its worth to say That Black Sabbath Was OZzy ,Bill Ward, Tommy And Geezer , i really dont care about their other vocalist , that aint Black Sabbath. ;)

Well back to the topic, My favorite album is Sabotage , i don't know, every Sabbath Album is the best in their own special way, so i cant really say this one is my favorite , but Sabotage is their most underated album imo.

"Keep on rocking in the free world" N.Y


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: kupirock on October 21, 2004, 02:33:31 AM


80s era sabbath? :no:

But that's without ozzy...

?? yeah i know that....i mean't that 80s sabbath suck


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: youngerformofaxl on October 21, 2004, 02:48:14 PM


80s era sabbath? :no:

But that's without ozzy...

?? yeah i know that....i mean't that 80s sabbath suck

What about 80's Ozzy Osbourne?  I'm not making fun of you or anything but I've read that his first 2 albums were good and that was it.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: kupirock on October 21, 2004, 03:19:26 PM


80s era sabbath? :no:

But that's without ozzy...

?? yeah i know that....i mean't that 80s sabbath suck

What about 80's Ozzy Osbourne?

I don't take ozzy albums too seriously...some of those albums are great "pop" albums, like bark at the moon and ultimate sin.. :rofl:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Mattman on October 21, 2004, 05:32:33 PM


80s era sabbath? :no:

But that's without ozzy...

?? yeah i know that....i mean't that 80s sabbath suck

What about 80's Ozzy Osbourne?

I don't take ozzy albums too seriously...some of those albums are great "pop" albums, like bark at the moon and ultimate sin.. :rofl:

I don't know, I think I like Ozzy's solo stuff more than his work with Black Sabbath.  He strikes that perfect balance between 80s pop metal and heavier stuff.  And there's more ballads and depth to the music, probably because he has better guitar players.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mikegiuliana on October 21, 2004, 06:39:24 PM
paranoid-blizzard of oz..


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: youngerformofaxl on October 21, 2004, 09:27:02 PM
Yeah, I've given the first 8 albums a listen and these are my decisions:

Black Sabbath (1970):
I like Black Sabbath & that 14 1/2 minute song; they are really cool.

Paranoid (1971):
This album is really cool. War Pigs, Paranoid, Iron Man, are you kidding me? These are like my favorite songs on here.

Master of Reality (1971):
I love the first track Sweet Leaf along with Children of the Grave and After Forever. This is probably my 2nd favorite behind Paranoid.

Volume 4 (1972):
On this one I love Changes, Tomorrow's Dream and Snowblind. There are a couple other songs I like too.

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973):
I haven't listened to this one as much but I really like the title track "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath."

Sabotage (1975):
On this one I enjoy listening to The Writ, Am I Going Insane? and Hole In The Sky.

Technical Esctasy (1976):
This is another way I haven't listened to too much (cause of Paranoid) but I do really enjoy It's Alright, even though I like the G'NR Version better.

Never Say Die! (1978):
I just can't bear to listen to this one. This was clearly their downfall.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: N.I.B on October 21, 2004, 10:06:13 PM
We Sold Our Souls For Rock N' Roll!!!!!

It's a "greatest hits with Ozzy" on it but i love the album!  :peace:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: kupirock on October 22, 2004, 03:45:28 AM


80s era sabbath? :no:

But that's without ozzy...

?? yeah i know that....i mean't that 80s sabbath suck

What about 80's Ozzy Osbourne?

I don't take ozzy albums too seriously...some of those albums are great "pop" albums, like bark at the moon and ultimate sin.. :rofl:
there's more ballads and depth to the music, probably because he has better guitar players.

Yeah that's true : ok:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 25, 2004, 07:02:34 PM
Either there first album (Black Sabbath) or Paranoid


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Wheres Izzy on October 25, 2004, 09:15:31 PM


I don't know, I think I like Ozzy's solo stuff more than his work with Black Sabbath.? He strikes that perfect balance between 80s pop metal and heavier stuff.? And there's more ballads and depth to the music, probably because he has better guitar players.
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hmmm...skill wise Ozzy has had some of my favorites. I prefer Zakk to randy rhodes as much as great a sacrilege as that may be to some. But I think credit has to be given to Tony Iommi for coming up with some really amazing riffs on the first sabbath albums. I have always read that Geezer and Iommi did all the writing, with geezer mostly doing lyrics. Some of it is kind of basic like symptom of the universe but still so fucking great.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 09, 2005, 02:33:43 PM
Ive stopped using the Ozzfest thread since its over.so im gonna use this to post all the news about Ozzy,Sabbath and Sabbath Members

So Here We Go

OZZY OSBOURNE and his solo band ? including guitarist Zakk Wylde and drummer Mike Bordin ? made a "surprise" appearance tonight (Sept. 8) in Foxboro, Mass., as part of ABC's "NFL Kickoff" show leading into the season opener between the New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders at Gillette Stadium. Wearing a Patriots jersey, Ozzy performed "Crazy Train" from atop the New England Patriots football helmet while the team came running through onto the field.

I will post pictures of this wonderful sight of seeing Zakk & Ozzy Together again soon


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 10, 2005, 09:13:21 AM
ContactMusic.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne is desperate to record an album of acoustic ballads but record company bosses won't take him seriously unless he's the "Prince of Darkness."

The BLACK SABBATH frontman is keen to show off other aspects of his musical ability, but fears he'll have to keep recording heavy metal tunes until his dying day.

Osbourne says, "Trying to get away from the Prince of Darkness is the hardest f**king thing.

"I'd like to sing songs that are mellower. I'd like to do an acoustic album. I don't want to be screaming when I'm 60.

"But all the record company is interested in is my looking like a f**king madman with cherry juice running down my face."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Walk on September 10, 2005, 09:41:20 AM
He asks for it, though. His cheesy 80's albums show him as the Price of Darkness, and that's what his stupid fans expect from him now, and stupid record execs don't know about his mellow songs with Sabbath in the 70's. That's what he gets for making reality TV shows and letting Sharon abuse Iron Maiden. Karma.  :rant:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: N.I.B on September 10, 2005, 10:27:42 PM
Ozzy can do anything. He can do metal, mellow, u name it, except for rap.



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Buddy J.B. on September 11, 2005, 03:03:27 AM
My top Ozzy albums are Bark at the Moon and No More Tears, my fav tracks are Rock n' Roll Rebel,You're no Different, Hellraiser, Desire, Road to Nowhere.

My top Black Sabbath albums are Paranoid and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, also.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 11, 2005, 08:18:21 AM
Ya No More Tears is my fav Ozzy album and fav song being Dont Want To Change The World


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Rob on September 11, 2005, 01:03:51 PM
I agree, No More Tears is his best work.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Bridge on September 11, 2005, 11:36:01 PM
Count me in for voting No More Tears as the best.  Zakk fuckin rules.

I love all of Ozzy's solo albums too.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Rob on September 12, 2005, 01:02:00 AM
I actually prefer Ozzy's solo stuff over his Sabbath stuff...they're both awesome of course.  Anybody else like his solo work better?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Jamie on September 12, 2005, 08:08:29 AM
I prefer his solo work to Sabbath's work without him. But not to his work with Sabbath. The original Sabbath brought out the best in each other.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 16, 2005, 07:02:05 PM
MTV.com reports: "This could be the year for BLACK SABBATH, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, the SEX PISTOLS and others who have been on the ballot to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame several times over. Artists become eligible 25 years after the release of their first album, so this year's nominating committee looked to 1980 for new nominees and found ... no one. That means the chances are greater for Ozzy and several others, including GRANDMASTER FLASH & THE FURIOUS FIVE, who last year were the first rap act to get nominated; MILES DAVIS; JOHN MELLENCAMP; and BLONDIE."

The foundation's nominating committee, composed of rock and roll historians, selects nominees each year in the "artist" category. Ballots are then sent to an international voting body of about 700 rock experts.

Six years ago, Ozzy Osbourne attempted to take BLACK SABBATH's name off the Hall of Fame's 1999 nomination list, deeming the institution's nod "meaningless."

In an October 1999 letter to the Hall of Fame, Osbourne said: "Just take our name off the list. Save the ink. Forget about us. The nomination is meaningless, because it's not voted on by the fans. It's voted on by the supposed elite for the industry and the media, who've never bought an album or concert ticket in their lives, so their vote is irrelevant to me." He says, "Let's face it, BLACK SABBATH has never been media darlings. We're a people's band and that suits us just fine."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: N.I.B on September 17, 2005, 10:55:41 PM
Ya No More Tears is my fav Ozzy album and fav song being Dont Want To Change The World

Nah, mine was Blizzard of Ozz, and Crazy Train took that album  : ok:

great album though, No More Tears


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Walk on September 17, 2005, 11:20:08 PM
Davis and Osbourne have no place in the Rock Hall of Fame. Jazz, metal, and rap don't belong there.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on September 18, 2005, 06:10:49 AM
I dont like blizzard of oz cause the recording quality spoils it. Then you go listen to the next album "diary of a madman" then you hear some real quality.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Jamie on September 18, 2005, 10:48:37 AM
Did anyone catch the documentary about Ozzy, on UTV/ITV last night? It was all interviews with him and his family. But seein as I am a very big Ozzy, Sabbath fan, I knew all the info already and was dissapointed. I mean huge blocks of time were skipped, it went from skimming over Ozzy's court case over Suicide Solution for about 3 minutes right up to the making of the Osbournes. That's about 10-15 years completely unaccounted for! And that was just one of the times that happened in the documentary, there were more. None of his music was really discussed either. It was definitely more for REALLY casual Ozzy fans or people that only know who he is from the Osbournes.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: ClintroN on September 19, 2005, 02:58:48 AM
what i've heard from his solo stuff i really like :yes:

but i wont lower myself to give them fuckers another dollar, no way :no:.

especially if drum n' bass tracks were re-recorded from earlier stuff >:(


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: deliverthecow on September 19, 2005, 07:18:58 PM
I think 'Blizzard of Ozz' is his best work solo. 'No More Tears' is pretty good as well.  I never could stand Sharon Osbourne or Kelly for that matter, but they wont be getting another dollar from me. After the shit Sharon Osbourne has done over the course of the last year or so, i wont be supporting anything form the Osbourne camp. I do feel kinda sorry for Ozzy, Sharon really is dragging his name through the coals.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Rob on September 20, 2005, 01:40:18 AM
Its sad to see a rock icon like Ozzy Osbourne become such a joke.  And its all due to Sharon.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 20, 2005, 04:42:49 PM
The Associated Press is reporting that BLACK SABBATH are among the nominees for a new class of inductees at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joined by heartland rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP, jazz legend MILES DAVIS, rap pioneers GRANDMASTER FLASH & THE FURIOUS FIVE and BLONDIE.

Cat Stevens, who had folk hits in the 1970s before converting to Islam and largely retiring from music, was also nominated, along with punk rock pioneers THE PATTI SMITH GROUP, the SEX PISTOLS and THE STOOGES.

"Free Bird" singers LYNYRD SKYNYRD, the '60s beat group DAVE CLARK FIVE, Boston-area blues-rockers J. GEILS BAND, dance masters CHIC and Texans JOE TEX, and the SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET were also on the ballot.

Musicians, industry professionals and journalists vote, and results of the 21st annual election will likely be announced in December.

Artists are eligible to be inducted into the Rock Hall after at least 25 years have passed since their first record was released.

Six years ago, Ozzy Osbourne attempted to take BLACK SABBATH's name off the Hall of Fame's 1999 nomination list, deeming the institution's nod "meaningless."

In an October 1999 letter to the Hall of Fame, Osbourne said: "Just take our name off the list. Save the ink. Forget about us. The nomination is meaningless, because it's not voted on by the fans. It's voted on by the supposed elite for the industry and the media, who've never bought an album or concert ticket in their lives, so their vote is irrelevant to me." He says, "Let's face it, BLACK SABBATH has never been media darlings. We're a people's band and that suits us just fine."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Rob on September 20, 2005, 11:50:51 PM
Speaking of jokes...how bout that rock n' roll hall of fame.? Its odd how a joke like Ozzy can't get into a joke of a hall of fame.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: deliverthecow on September 21, 2005, 09:13:11 PM
Speaking of jokes...how bout that rock n' roll hall of fame.? Its odd how a joke like Ozzy can't get into a joke of a hall of fame.

The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame is a joke for sure.  I still cant believe Def Leppard did not get in last year. If they cant get in , i dont know what more credentials a rock band has to have. Ozzy should be in there as well.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 17, 2005, 02:25:44 PM
 A huge fan of THE BEATLES, OZZY OSBOURNE has paid tribute to the "Fab Four" with a fantastic cover of their classic "In My Life" which will be released as a single on November 14, 2005, according to Top40-Charts.com.

Commenting on recording the new single, Ozzy says: "What I have done, which a lot of other people don't do, is keep the song true to the original in terms of melody but then Ozzified it!"

With the original melody and a new sweeping string section, the "Ozzified" version of "In My Life" is a powerful and poignant rendition of the timeless song ? reminiscent of Ozzy and daughter Kelly's 2003 U.K. chart-topping cover of BLACK SABBATH's "Changes" ? with all the right ingredients to make it a huge hit this autumn.

The video for the single stays true to the title and is a fascinating look at Ozzy's exceptional life and career in music. A three-minute montage of new and old video footage spans Ozzy's career, from the early days of BLACK SABBATH, through his solo career and on to the present phenomenon of "The Osbournes". The video is a nostalgic look back at the highs and lows, the life and times of Ozzy Osbourne ? the musician, the husband, the parent and the icon.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2005, 02:58:17 PM
Did that covers album of Ozzy's come out yet?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Timothy on October 17, 2005, 03:02:52 PM
Did that covers album of Ozzy's come out yet?


I think it was part of the box set that came out earlier this year.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Izzy on October 17, 2005, 03:06:05 PM
ContactMusic.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne is desperate to record an album of acoustic ballads but record company bosses won't take him seriously unless he's the "Prince of Darkness."

Acoustic ballads -  :rofl: He really is derenged


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2005, 03:07:19 PM
Did that covers album of Ozzy's come out yet?


I think it was part of the box set that came out earlier this year.

Yeah, but he's also gonna release the covers disc on its own.? If its not out yet it should be out really soon.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Timothy on October 17, 2005, 03:19:09 PM
Did that covers album of Ozzy's come out yet?


I think it was part of the box set that came out earlier this year.

Yeah, but he's also gonna release the covers disc on its own.  If its not out yet it should be out really soon.

Talk about milking something for all it's worth.


Ozzy should just get of his ass and recorded a new Black sabbath album. Proable make him morey money then his solo stuff right now.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Thorazine Shuffle on October 17, 2005, 05:13:54 PM
Did that covers album of Ozzy's come out yet?


I think it was part of the box set that came out earlier this year.

Yeah, but he's also gonna release the covers disc on its own.? If its not out yet it should be out really soon.

Talk about milking something for all it's worth.


Ozzy should just get of his ass and recorded a new Black sabbath album. Proable make him morey money then his solo stuff right now.

Only if he lets Iommi and Co. do the writing.? It's obvious Ozzy can't write for shit now.?Most of what he's done for the past few years are covers.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: damien24 on October 18, 2005, 10:33:18 AM
im sorry to say, but ozzy should have given up the first time he wanted to retire- back in 1991 after no more tears. 

ozzy is in his "Fat Elvis" years right now-      think about this stoners-   ozzy and elvis's careers are kinda the same-

elvis =  humble childhood in american south
ozzy = humble childhood in england

elvis = became "king of rock n roll", parents where shocked
ozzy = god of heavy metal with black sabbath, then later solo, parents were shocked

Elvis = drug user
ozzy = extreme drug user

elvis = did shitty movies
ozzy = did shitty tv show

elvis = headlines LasVegas shows - which is very lazy
ozzy = headlines ozzfest - a pretty lazy tour for ozzy-  opening bands tour other cities on thier days off from ozzfest.

 


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on October 18, 2005, 12:54:44 PM
The osbournes is not shit, i find ozzy extremely funny, any show he appears on he makes me laugh alot.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2005, 02:32:39 AM
The osbournes is not shit, i find ozzy extremely funny, any show he appears on he makes me laugh alot.

Yeah, that's the point dude.  The Osbournes has turned Ozzy into a laughing stock.  People no longer see him as a metal god, they see him as a drugged out moron that gets bitched around by his wife.  That show was the worst thing that's ever happened to Ozzy's career.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 21, 2005, 10:50:31 AM
 According to Ozzyhead.com, Ozzy Osbourne will be a guest on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on October 31, 2005.

Ozzy's new collection, "Under Cover", is scheduled for release on November 1 as a DualDisc via Epic. The set will include newly completed covers of JOHN LENNON's "Woman", JOE WALSH's "Rocky Mountain Way" and the MOODY BLUES' "Go Now" along with 10 other cuts that were released earlier this year on the "Under Covers" disc of the Ozzy boxed set "Prince of Darkness".

On the DVD side, fans will be treated to the featurette "Dinner With Ozzy and Friends," which finds him regaling his son Jack and MOT?RHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister with tales of rock 'n' roll excess, according to Billboard.com. A video for Ozzy's cover of THE BEATLES' "In My Life" is also included.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Izzy on October 21, 2005, 11:11:28 AM
Someone must have stolen this new covers album by now - whats it like?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on October 21, 2005, 01:48:14 PM
The osbournes is not shit, i find ozzy extremely funny, any show he appears on he makes me laugh alot.

Yeah, that's the point dude.  The Osbournes has turned Ozzy into a laughing stock.  People no longer see him as a metal god, they see him as a drugged out moron that gets bitched around by his wife.  That show was the worst thing that's ever happened to Ozzy's career.

Actually its not that, that makes me laugh. Its the way he swears and voices his oppinion, totally classic. He was on some bravery awards show the other not, super funny. Infront of all these little kids on live TV hes swearing rofl!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Rob on October 21, 2005, 06:20:19 PM
The osbournes is not shit, i find ozzy extremely funny, any show he appears on he makes me laugh alot.

Yeah, that's the point dude.? The Osbournes has turned Ozzy into a laughing stock.? People no longer see him as a metal god, they see him as a drugged out moron that gets bitched around by his wife.? That show was the worst thing that's ever happened to Ozzy's career.

Actually its not that, that makes me laugh. Its the way he swears and voices his oppinion, totally classic. He was on some bravery awards show the other not, super funny. Infront of all these little kids on live TV hes swearing rofl!

Yeah, Ozzy still has his moments where he's funny.  What really pisses me off is that Ozzy can actually be very witty and intelligent, but people instead like to think of him as the brain dead idiot he appears to be on The Osbournes.  That's why Sharon needs to get her nose broken.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 23, 2005, 05:05:52 PM
 Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio has revealed during an interview with BBC Radio 2's "Masters of Rock" program that he will once again be collaborating with BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi.

"At this particular point ? if all doesn't fall through, and I doubt that it will ? Tony Iommi and I are going to write a couple of tracks together for a project that I think is called 'Black Sabbath ? The Dio Years'," Dio said. "So that'll be two unreleased tracks which I'm sure will be interesting to old SABBATH fans, and maybe [even] the new SABBATH fans."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Rob on October 24, 2005, 06:06:06 PM
Cool, Dio's stuff with Sabbath is so underrated.  The Mob Rules and Heaven And Hell are kick ass tunes.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Jonathan on October 24, 2005, 06:15:09 PM
I never enjoyed the Tony Martin era.. That was just bad


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: MadmanDan on November 01, 2005, 05:30:16 PM
Well I've just heard Ozzy's new version of the Stones' song, and I must say that he breathes new life into a classic song. Everything, from the voice to the rythm and Zakk's solos, is done Ozzy style!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: metallex78 on November 01, 2005, 06:20:05 PM
So it's Zakk Wylde playing on the song? I didn't think Zakk was playing with Ozzy anymore?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: metallex78 on November 01, 2005, 06:21:39 PM
Well I've just heard Ozzy's new version of the Stones' song, and I must say that he breathes new life into a classic song. Everything, from the voice to the rythm and Zakk's solos, is done Ozzy style!

When you say Ozzy-style, do you mean that Zakk does harmonic squeals at every given chance? ;D


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 03, 2005, 02:45:44 PM
 Legendary heavy metal pioneers BLACK SABBATH will be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame later this month. SABBATH will be honoured alongside BOB DYLAN, PINK FLOYD, JIMI HENDRIX, NEW ORDER, THE WHO and THE KINKS. The late DJ John Peel will become an honorary member, reports The Sun.

SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne said of being the latest addition, "For once in my life I'm speechless, but very happy and honored."

The ceremony will take place at London's Alexandra Palace on November 16.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 03, 2005, 02:46:27 PM
Launch Radio Networks reports: Ozzfest co-founder Sharon Osbourne is apparently unrepentant about her attempt to sabotage IRON MAIDEN's last appearance on this past summer's edition of the festival. But Ozzy Osbourne himself told Launch that he wasn't exactly sure what happened that night, and wanted nothing to do with it either way. "I had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with what went down, because I do not condone any of that kind of crap," he said. "Even though the singer was saying bad things, so I heard, I never heard it 'cause I'd never went and seen them. But that very night, the bass player (Steve Harris) comes into my dressing room and said to me, 'I'd like to apologize for our singer.' I was absolutely confused what this guy was on about."

Sharon Osbourne messed with MAIDEN's sound and had the band pelted with eggs onstage after claiming that lead singer Bruce Dickinson had made disparaging remarks about her husband throughout the tour.

In an interview with Attitude magazine, Sharon Osbourne said that she hated Dickinson but still respected his band, explaining, "The band are actually really nice guys, but the singer has a chip on his shoulder...He never once thanked us for the tour. People don't behave like that. I tell you, though. This guy got the singer with a fucking egg right in the middle of his brow ? what a star!"

The incident occurred on August 20 in San Bernardino, California. VELVET REVOLVER replaced MAIDEN on the tour for the last seven shows. MAIDEN manager Rod Smallwood later lashed out at Sharon Osbourne publicly, saying, "In 30 years in this business...I have never seen anything anywhere near as disgusting and unprofessional as what went on that night."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 03, 2005, 06:34:42 PM
ContactMusic.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne recently spoke about his decision to scale down his annual summer Ozzfest shows ? because they're playing havoc with his allergies.

The BLACK SABBATH singer admits he struggles with open-air shows every year and wants to play fewer dates and make up for lost gigs by playing arena concerts.

He says, "It would be kinda cool to do a few shows in a few arenas as well because I haven't done an arena for years.

"(With the open-air shows), you're out in the elements and my allergies go wild. I'm allergic to everything. I've been bitten by every poisonous thing on the planet."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 05, 2005, 11:15:44 AM
Hugh Ochoa of Modern Guitars magazine recently conducted an interview with BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Modern Guitars: What motivated you to record your new solo album, "Fused"?

Tony Iommi: "Well, I just wanted to do another solo album. And basically, under SABBATH, we never seem to get anything rolling. I'm just fed up with waiting around. Basically, I thought I was due for another one. And I wanted to do an album with just one singer on it because on my last album back in 2000 I had 10 different singers. So, I wanted to do an album with a proper band, you know. Just a drummer and a bass player and a singer that I can tune with."

Modern Guitars: After all these years, does your signature tone come naturally to you or do you still work hard at getting good tones?

Tony Iommi: "I took a long time working on it. Years and years. I've never been totally satisfied with it. I always keep trying. Even now, on stage, some nights it doesn't sound quite right ? it's the building or the stage or whatever. But 90% of the time I'm happy with it."

Modern Guitars: With Ozzy's rumored health problems and the lack of interest in headlining the Ozzfest shows, what do you think is the future of BLACK SABBATH?

Tony Iommi: "Well, you know it's a question that's always asked and it's a question that's difficult to answer because with BLACK SABBATH you never know what's going to happen. We never know if we're going to tour, we never know if we're going to make an album. We never seem to know much. We weren't intending to tour this year to be honest. I intended to tour with my own project as we speak. I was going to be out there. But then the SABBATH tour came up with Ozzfest and you know, obviously, that's my main band. We decided to do that. But it was very quick. It was like, 'Are we gonna do it? Should we do it? Yes. OK.' So we did it. But this time last year, I never knew we were going to be doing it, if you know what I mean. So, there's never a plan with SABBATH. We sort of take things on the there-and-then."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 05, 2005, 01:33:23 PM
ContactMusic.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne was far from impressed with British Prime Minister Tony Blair during a recent meeting ? because the politician seemed more interested in picking up music tips than solving the world's problems.

Osbourne was left speechless when Blair turned to him during a high-powered Downing Street party and wanted to talk about BLACK SABBATH classic "Iron Man".

Ozzy says, "He told me he used to be in a band and I felt like saying, 'You should have stayed.'

"All this Iraq thing's going on and I was amazed that he turned round to me and said, 'I could never quite understand how to get the riff to 'Iron Man'.

"I'm going, 'Kids are dying, people are getting blown up and you're talking to me about fucking 'Iron Man'."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Rob on November 05, 2005, 02:19:36 PM
What the fuck does Ozzy want Tony Blair to talk to him about?  He was just making conversation.  Like Blair is locked in his room all day trying to figure out how to play Sabbath songs.  What a douchebag.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 08, 2005, 12:28:59 PM
Launch Radio Networks reports: BLACK SABBATH will finally get their Hall Of Fame induction this year, but it's not the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The band has been added to the list of honorees for the second annual UK Music Hall Of Fame ceremony, which is being held November 16 at the Alexandra Palace in North London.

Also being inducted this year are PINK FLOYD, BOB DYLAN, JIMI HENDRIX, JOY DIVISION/NEW ORDER, THE KINKS and EURYTHMICS.

The show will air live on Channel 4 (UK) as well as VH1 on November 26, then move to VH1 Classic starting November 27.

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi told Launch he is not happy that SABBATH are not yet inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. "I'm pissed off about that," he said. "I think that's... you know, I don't normally go round blowing our own trumpet saying we are this and we are that. I'm not that kind of person but I really think we deserve... you know, to be in that. Because without us that kind of music wouldn't have existed. 'Cause a lot of bands that have sparked off from us wouldn't be around and there probably wouldn't be this king of music."

Artists are eligible to be inducted into the Rock Hall after at least 25 years have passed since their first record was released.

Six years ago, Ozzy Osbourne attempted to take BLACK SABBATH's name off the Hall of Fame's 1999 nomination list, deeming the institution's nod "meaningless."

In an October 1999 letter to the Hall of Fame, Osbourne said: "Just take our name off the list. Save the ink. Forget about us. The nomination is meaningless, because it's not voted on by the fans. It's voted on by the supposed elite for the industry and the media, who've never bought an album or concert ticket in their lives, so their vote is irrelevant to me." He says, "Let's face it, BLACK SABBATH has never been media darlings. We're a people's band and that suits us just fine."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: MadmanDan on November 08, 2005, 04:39:48 PM
Someone must have stolen this new covers album by now - whats it like?

Well I got the 4 CD boxset "Prince of Darkness"....decent stuff, but the cover of "Sympathy for the devil" blew me away!!! Fuckin amazing!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 11, 2005, 06:28:04 PM
 According to Ozzy.com, OZZY OSBOURNE and the BLACK SABBATH "supergroup," including Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) will be performing at the the second annual UK Music Hall Of Fame ceremony, which is being held November 16 at the Alexandra Palace in North London. Both Ozzy as a solo artist and Ozzy with SABBATH are being inducted, as are PINK FLOYD, John Peel, BOB DYLAN and JIMI HENDRIX. Other acts scheduled to perform include ALANIS MORISSETTE, THE PRETENDERS, JAMIE CULLUM, NEW ORDER and THE EURYTHMICS. Tickets to the event are being sold to the public and are available at See Tickets.com.

For the first time ever in the U.S., VH1 will broadcast "The Second Annual UK Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" with the entire two-hour ceremony airing exclusively on VH1 Classic right after the premiere on VH1. The UK Music Hall of Fame is produced by Initial (part of Endemol) and distributed by Channel 4 International.

The second annual "UK Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" will premiere on VH1 as a two-hour live extravaganza on Saturday, November 26 9:00 p.m. The ceremony will be staged in front of a 3,000 strong audience and reveal up to ten legendary artists and one music industry figure to be inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. For the first time, viewers in America will be able to witness this totally unique and utterly unmissable evening packed with amazing live performances from top international artists, exclusive video packages and tribute speeches from some of the leading celebrities of our time.

VH1 Classic will air the entire, unexpurgated ceremony on Sunday, November 27 at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT and again at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT. VH1 Classic viewers will witness the complete show, brimming with amazing performances and tributes to huge to be missed.

On November 11, 2004 music history was made with the inaugural ceremony of The UK Music Hall of Fame. THE BEATLES, MICHAEL JACKSON, MADONNA, BOB MARLEY, ELVIS PRESLEY, QUEEN, CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS, THE ROLLING STONES, U2 and ROBBIE WILLIAMS were the first artists to enter the UK Music Hall of Fame and Chris Blackwell (the founder of Island Records) was given the Honorary Membership for services to the music industry. Inductees are chosen by a highly select group of entertainment industry professionals.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 25, 2005, 08:46:53 AM
 According to a posting on BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi's official web site, SABBATH will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fameat the 21st annual induction ceremony in New York next March. There are plans to broadcast an edited version of the ceremony on VH1. More information will be made available soon.

Iommi recently told Launch he was not happy that SABBATH have not yet been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. "I'm pissed off about that," he said. "I think that's... you know, I don't normally go round blowing our own trumpet saying we are this and we are that. I'm not that kind of person but I really think we deserve... you know, to be in that. Because without us that kind of music wouldn't have existed. 'Cause a lot of bands that have sparked off from us wouldn't be around and there probably wouldn't be this kind of music."

Artists are eligible to be inducted into the Rock Hall after at least 25 years have passed since their first record was released.

Six years ago, Ozzy Osbourne attempted to take BLACK SABBATH's name off the Hall of Fame's 1999 nomination list, deeming the institution's nod "meaningless."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 28, 2005, 10:08:40 AM
MTV.com has confirmed that after eight tries, legendary heavy metal act BLACK SABBATH will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. They will be joined by punk pioneers the SEX PISTOLS, new wave icons BLONDIE, jazz godhead MILES DAVIS and southern rockers LYNYRD SKYNYRD. A&M Records founders Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss will be inducted in the Lifetime Achievement in the Non-Performer category for their work building the label they co-founded in 1962 into one of the most successful independent labels in the world thanks to hit albums by artists including PETER FRAMPTON, THE POLICE, JOE JACKSON, THE NEVILLE BROTHERS, CAT STEVENS and Alpert's group, TIJUANA BRASS.

The 21st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on March 13 in New York at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Rob on November 28, 2005, 02:22:39 PM
Anybody see Ozzy and Sabbath inducted into the UK Rock HOF?  Ozzy played Crazy Train with Zakk & Co., and Sabbath played Paranoid.  Ozzy sounded like shit both times.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on November 28, 2005, 03:01:52 PM
Anybody see Ozzy and Sabbath inducted into the UK Rock HOF? Ozzy played Crazy Train with Zakk & Co., and Sabbath played Paranoid. Ozzy sounded like shit both times.
I have to agree with that, very hard to watch.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 12, 2005, 05:19:38 PM
 Australia's Herald Sun is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne admits he was a few beers away from mooning the Queen, and cannot fathom why she would want to meet the "tattooed lunatic".

He said former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash offered him cash to flash his rear at Royal Variety Performance last month and, had he not quit his wildman boozing days, he would have had the bare-faced cheek.

The BLACK SABBATH frontman, 57, said Slash offered him $9,000 to flash his behind during a recent Cardiff show.

"A few beers inside me and I would have double mooned the Royal Box," the self-styled Prince of Darkness told Britain's The People Sunday newspaper.

Osbourne from Aston, Birmingham, chatted with the Queen afterwards and said she was "really warm and friendly".

"I was standing next to that muppet thingy, Kermit the Frog, with Rod Stewart punching it in the head," he said.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 23, 2005, 02:40:33 PM
ContactMusic.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne has ruled out a reunion album with BLACK SABBATH, because he doesn't want to tarnish their reputation.

Despite being happy to play with them in one-off live gigs, Osbourne, whose last BLACK SABBATH studio album was in 1978, refuses to return to the studio with his former bandmates.

Ozzy is terrified a new record would not match the standard of previous releases, including "Paranoid" and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath".

He says, "I love the guys and we had fun and all became friendly again. But it's time to move on.

"I don't want to make another SABBATH album, not if it's not up to scratch. I could put any old b**locks out and it would probably sell.

"But what's the point in demolishing such a great thing?"


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Jamie on December 23, 2005, 02:54:13 PM
ContactMusic.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne has ruled out a reunion album with BLACK SABBATH, because he doesn't want to tarnish their reputation.

Despite being happy to play with them in one-off live gigs, Osbourne, whose last BLACK SABBATH studio album was in 1978, refuses to return to the studio with his former bandmates.

Ozzy is terrified a new record would not match the standard of previous releases, including "Paranoid" and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath".

He says, "I love the guys and we had fun and all became friendly again. But it's time to move on.

"I don't want to make another SABBATH album, not if it's not up to scratch. I could put any old b**locks out and it would probably sell.

"But what's the point in demolishing such a great thing?"

Yeah heard about this, bad news, pity he won't even consider it cos Tony's been keen on the idea for quite some time now.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: ClintroN on December 23, 2005, 07:35:29 PM
Ozzy refuses to take part in a new Sabbath album, Blabbermout.net is sayin'!!
n' how long has the band been waitin' for this prick to give the green light :o
Ozzy can get fucked!!  >:(


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 10, 2006, 04:35:53 PM
 A representative for Ozzy Osbourne has issued the following statement regarding Ozzy's previously announced guitarist search:

"Ozzy would like to thank everyone who took the time to send in submissions to be his new guitar player. At the time we announced the search, Zakk Wylde's itinerary with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY was quite overwhelming. Fortunately, Zakk has now been able to go back and rearrange his schedule to make sure that he would be available to write, record and tour with Ozzy in 2006 and beyond. Therefore, the search for a new axe man has been called off. We sincerely apologize to all of the talented musicians (and there were lots of them) who were excited by this incredible opportunity and we wish you the best of luck with all of your future musical endeavors."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BA on January 28, 2006, 08:02:37 PM
ozzy doesnt care about anything but money anymore.he wants to be a tv star.so i say good riddance,he looks like a joke when he performs now anyway,and his voice is gone more than ever.i hope they dont do a reunion,i love sabbath and i think it would be tragic to see.he would be better suited to do another shit show with his pain in the arse family.or maybe he could kill another sabbath song with his spoilt daughter.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on January 28, 2006, 08:16:04 PM
That sucks how they have had zakk back. I think zakks great and he is a idol of mine, i love BLS, but i think ozzys most recent album sounded too much like BLS, riff wise, and zakks influence is too great in his albums. he needs a new guitarist for his last few years.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 21, 2006, 10:10:28 PM
The upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction for BLACK SABBATH. According to Bill, BLACK SABBATH will not be playing at the ceremony. Furthermore, Bill has no information on anything else happening with BLACK SABBATH in 2006, either.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BLS-Pride on February 23, 2006, 10:57:56 AM
That sucks how they have had zakk back. I think zakks great and he is a idol of mine, i love BLS, but i think ozzys most recent album sounded too much like BLS, riff wise, and zakks influence is too great in his albums. he needs a new guitarist for his last few years.

Zakk's writing wasn't on the last album. And it did not sound like Black Label Society. Sorry but it just didn't. Zakk is the perfect choice for Ozzy.. He can help write and make a killer album. Zakk can shut of the BLS writing style for an Ozzy album.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Rob on February 23, 2006, 10:46:21 PM
That sucks how they have had zakk back. I think zakks great and he is a idol of mine, i love BLS, but i think ozzys most recent album sounded too much like BLS, riff wise, and zakks influence is too great in his albums. he needs a new guitarist for his last few years.

Zakk's writing wasn't on the last album. And it did not sound like Black Label Society. Sorry but it just didn't. Zakk is the perfect choice for Ozzy.. He can help write and make a killer album. Zakk can shut of the BLS writing style for an Ozzy album.

Ozzy's last album didn't sound anything like BLS.  It was supposed to actually.  The music for BLS' album 1919 Eternal was supposed to be for Ozzy's newest album, but Ozzy decided to go in a different direction.  Instead of just letting all that music go to watse, Zakk used it for BLS.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Sakib on February 24, 2006, 01:02:07 PM
BLACK Sabbath are amazing but i really think Changes is a crap song (by Ozzy). Ozzy is good with what he does but if it werent for Zakk Wylde (who is an amazing guitar player, see him play with his tongue at Live in Budokan) and Toni Iommi from Sabbath, he wouldnt have got far. He's a fucking crazy guy and i'm proud to say Ozzy Osbourne and the rest of the original Black Sabbath lived about 20mins away from where i live in Aston, Birmingham, England  :peace:

I prefer the music to Black Sabbath though songs such as Miracle Man do really stand out against Sabbath imo. I've never heard a shit Sabbath song apart from Black Sabbath (the song) because it gets a bit tedious after a while.

Has anyone else seen Ozzy Osbourne Live at Budokan? Good performance but crowd were a bit crap.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Walk on February 24, 2006, 01:26:54 PM
What!?! Black Sabbath is the band's best song!  :o That's the first metal song ever. It says more with its few slow notes than almost any other song. Very few metal songs, like Hallowed Be Thy Name, Beyond The Realms Of Death, Dante's Inferno, Tornado Of Souls, One, etc, can compare to it. Very few songs even come close.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: the dirt on February 24, 2006, 01:35:25 PM
Yeah Walk, there's something special about that song; creepy.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BLS-Pride on February 24, 2006, 02:14:00 PM
Good post Sakib but lets not forget Randy Rhodes who started the Ozzy craze.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: WhosGilby? on February 24, 2006, 10:20:06 PM
OZZY/SABBATH is awesome Ive been lucky enough to see ozzy whith Wylde/Newstead?/Bordin once and sabbath(the real sabbath) twice eche show was fucking great. especially the last time I saw Sabbath Ozzy played The Wizard it was sick


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BLS-Pride on February 25, 2006, 01:09:07 AM
Oh yeah. I'm excited.. Sabbath is great but this year Ozzy returns with Zakk performing and writing with Oz for his next CD. Wylde's writing and Ozzy make a hell of an album. So 2006 will be a hell of a year.. New shit from BLS in June and Ozzy this year.. Oh and hopefully another little band lead thats about to hit the road.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 07, 2006, 04:17:52 PM
Ozzy Osbourne has cut back on his Ozzfest performances, but the Prince of Darkness is still in work mode. The singer for Black Sabbath, who will be inducted next week into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a New York ceremony, plans on returning to the recording studio this year.

"I'm gonna get with [guitarist] Zakk [Wylde] soon and start hopefully writing a new studio [album]. I've gotta get a studio album this year," Osbourne tells Billboard.com. "I'm well overdue."

The last time Wylde and Osbourne recorded a set of new material together was the 2001 Epic effort "Down to Earth." When he hasn't been performing with Osbourne, Wylde has toured and recorded with his own band, Black Label Society. His popularity as a solo musician was cemented in January when he received a star on Hollywood's RockWalk.

Osbourne is also still involved in the musical "Rasputin," which has been a work-in-progress for 10 years. He says there is "a lot of interest" in the project about the Russian monk who was notoriously difficult to kill.

Asked if the play would be an out-and-out musical, Osbourne replies, "I don't know, because I've never done it before. It's something I've always wanted to do. It's gonna be drama, I suppose. Some f*cking guy says, 'Oh yeah man, I can see it now: These silver things come out of the sky ...' I don't want 'Star Trek' meets f*cking Russia. I want it kind of like authentic, like 'Fiddler on the Roof' meets f*cking 'Phantom.'"


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: metallex78 on March 07, 2006, 05:43:22 PM
"I'm gonna get with [guitarist] Zakk [Wylde] soon and start hopefully writing a new studio [album]. I've gotta get a studio album this year," Osbourne tells Billboard.com. "I'm well overdue."

Good to hear Zakk is back on board with him!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BLS-Pride on March 07, 2006, 05:47:39 PM
yeah hopefully the writing that Zakk does actually shows up and makes an impact on this record unlike the previous.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 17, 2006, 04:29:19 PM
As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported on May 11, bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson has now confirmed that he has left ROB ZOMBIE in order to join OZZY OSBOURNE's new recording/touring band. Speaking to Debby Rao of KNAC.COM, Blasko said, "It is kind of all talk; it is kind of all up in the air. But potentially I will be doing Ozzfest this summer. The whole rumor thing is kind of funny, in a sense that actually ya know I auditioned with Ozzy in the summer of 2003. I got the gig then. It is just that, what I was auditioning for got cancelled because he got in that accident. So of course that got cancelled. The following two (years) had been BLACK SABBATH headlining. Ozzy hasn't done anything solo till this past Thanksgiving. We went to London for the NFL kickoff, where we performed 'Crazy Train'. We did a couple of things over in London, a variety performance and we did Ozzy's induction to the U.K. Hall of Fame. I have performed with Ozzy on all the solo performances that he has done since I got the gig in 2003. Me playing for Ozzy is not really this new thing. It just so happens that this is the first time the two band gigs will cross paths (on tour). I have been juggling both and I had to make a decision. I just chose to go out on Ozzfest again. It will be my fourth time. That is always a really good time. There is nothing negative or any drama. It is just how things worked out."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: In absentia on May 25, 2006, 12:08:40 AM
Black Sabbath
Paranoid
Master of reality
Volume 4
Sabbath bloody Sabbath
Sabotage

Bibles of music.


The rest (that includes: -Technical ecstasy to the end of career of Black Sabbath and Ozzy, GZR, Tony and bill parallel  Projects) can be good, really good or bad.

But the first 6 Albums of Black Sabbath makes one of the greater contribution for the music history.

That's my opinion, sorry for the bad english :P

Long ago I wandered through my mind
In the land of fairy tales and stories
Lost in happiness I knew no fears
Innocence and love was all I knew
It was an illusion



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on June 08, 2006, 06:22:32 PM
Black Sabbath
Paranoid
Master of reality
Volume 4
Sabbath bloody Sabbath
Sabotage

Bibles of music. 

Thank u!  : ok:
but u have forgotten Heaven and Hell ;)   :beer:

bah i never digged dio era, just isnt the same, dunno why music is similar, loses that 70s sound though.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: DEAD HORSE on June 08, 2006, 08:46:44 PM
Black Sabbath
Paranoid
Master of reality
Volume 4
Sabbath bloody Sabbath
Sabotage

Bibles of music.?

Thank u!? : ok:
but u have forgotten Heaven and Hell ;)? ?:beer:

bah i never digged dio era, just isnt the same, dunno why music is similar, loses that 70s sound though.

Me either! I like Heaven and hell but it doesnt sound like Black Sabbath, Ozz added something really special to Sabbath's music.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Rob on June 13, 2006, 01:43:52 AM
Dio Sabbath is good stuff.  Although i could definitely see how it could be hard for some people to get into.  Ozzy's voice was so much of what gave Sabbath that signiture sound.  That being said Dio is an awesome singer, and his Sabath as well as his solo stuff is excellent.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 14, 2006, 10:38:59 AM
An OZZY OSBOURNE "insider" has revealed to Rockdetector.com that although Ozzy is only taking part in ten of the looming summer Ozzfest events, the BLACK SABBATH frontman is "simultaneously working on two album projects (one being released in November) and he's about to head out on tour this summer followed by 10-month world tour which commences in December."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 22, 2006, 12:10:59 PM
Patrick MacDonald of the Seattle Times conducted an interview with Ozzy Osbourne several days prior to the launch of this year's Ozzfest, which kicks off next Thursday (June 29) at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

Seattle Times: If it rains [at the Ozzfest kick-off], are you still going to throw buckets of water on the fans?

Ozzy: "I dunno. I'm trying to think of a new bit. That started as a joke and then I got too sort of frackin' bored with it. And then they got all pissed off 'cuz I didn't throw water on 'em, y'know? If it's really hot, it cools everybody down. I just wanna have fun, y'know?

"The thing about Ozzfest, once it starts rolling you can't frackin' stop it. I'm not doing the whole tour. I've got 10 shows. I'll have a bet with you. I bet before the end of the tour, they stick me on some other gigs. I'm doing some shows on the second stage, playing in the parking lot, that's like an oven.

"When I was doing just my tours, I'd do theaters 'cuz I love being close to my audience. I love to be able to touch them, y'know, to see everybody go crazy. But the promoter's going, 'Don't get too crazy, we don't want to have a riot and get sued.' I say, 'It's a rock 'n' roll fracking show, it's not a church gathering!'

"Back a long time ago, I used to play blues and I danced around. I got the lead guitar one time coming over to me and he goes, hey man, it's not cool to be jumping around. It's blues. I said, 'No fracking way.' I mean, I'm Ozzy! They know what they fracking get when they fracking book me. I'm not going to be (softens his voice), 'Oh, good evening folks, it's so nice to be here.' I'm me! What the frack! If you don't like me, don't book me!

"I'll tell you a funny story. When I'm onstage, if there's somebody in the audience not getting into it, I wanna get them involved. And so, to my stage left, there's a bunch of people just standing there. So I see them and I'm going, 'Fracking yeah man, get the fracking thing going!' And they're just standing there. Like, duh. I must've thrown 400 buckets of water over 'em. Now I've gone past trying. I go to my assistant, Tony, and I say, 'See them frackers there? Get 'em out! Give 'em their money back! They're frackin' killin' me! And he goes to me, 'They're deaf. I said, 'Oh no, fracking hell!'"

Seattle Times: Are you writing an autobiography?

Ozzy: "No. Up the road, I might write something. But I've got to be careful. I know a lot about a lot of different people, and you've got to watch what you're doing. One of the biggest regrets I have is not keeping a diary. So many unbelievable fracking things have happened in my life! It's in the cards that I'm going to do a book about me, but first things first. I want to make a great album, I want to do a great tour, I want people to have fun and put some spark back into the planet. There's too much misery.

"Bring our boys back from fracking Iraq. We've liberated 'em, now fracking bring the boys back.

"I went to the military hospital in Washington. If you want to see what war's all about, check out that place. It's un-be-lievable. I saw chicks with one arm, kids with their heads blown in. I said to my wife, if they ever call my son up, I'm gonna break his legs, instead of letting him step on a land mine and lose 'em."

Seattle Times: When you were growing up in Birmingham, did you ever think you'd be hanging out with the royal family?

Ozzy: "Before I met them, I built a picture in my mind from the press, from the news. But when you actually meet them ? I mean, the Queen, she's 80 and she still fracking rides horses. And Charles is fracking great. Charles is absolutely great. William, too. Harry's the naughty one. He's partying, he's one of the boys. There are a lot of people against having a royal family in this country, but I'm not and I'll tell you why: They bring more fracking tourists into this country than anybody else. People love to see Buckingham Palace. There ain't many countries that have a fracking Buckingham Palace. Our Queen is your Queen as well, y'know. They're just people."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on June 22, 2006, 08:10:10 PM
is he really now saying "fracking" instead of fucking....cause thats just lame if he is. it was annoying to read him saying fracking lmao, please i hope thats just the interview edit.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: blowin smoke on September 08, 2006, 02:35:10 PM
Just one for fun guys,but what do we think?
Has Ozzy still got it?
For me he's a legend and always will be.
Nearly got to see him twice, but he cancelled. Still keeping fingers crossed for a UK tour!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Neemo on September 08, 2006, 02:38:47 PM
we'll see when the new disk comes out ;)

but he'll always be a rock legend, he's been kicking ass since the early 70's :beer:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: GNR_Green on September 08, 2006, 05:03:38 PM
Liked him in Sabbath, but that's about it.  As for the last few years on MTV associating himself with that stream of bile...

...sell out!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BLS-Pride on September 09, 2006, 10:07:35 AM
sell out!!!! ahhh!!! I hate him!! Ahhh.

Give it a rest. You owe him so much respect it isnt even funny.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on September 09, 2006, 08:34:47 PM
what's your 5 favourite ozzy songs or black sabbath with ozzy on vocals?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: metallex78 on September 11, 2006, 07:32:16 PM
My 5 fav Ozzy tunes:
Crazy Train, No More Tears, That I Never Had, I Don't Know, Goodbye To Romance


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: GNR estranged on September 12, 2006, 01:18:10 AM
my 5 favorite black sabbath songs are:

supernaut (geezer butler is bad ass on this song,) sabbath bloody sabbath, tomorrows dream,  wheels of confusion/the straightener, under the sun/every day comes and goes

close but didnt make the top 5:
you wont change me, snowblind, lord of this world

(as you can tell my favorite album is volume 4)

and my 5 favorite ozzy songs are:

revalation (mother earth,) goodbye to romance, steal away (the night,) diary of a madman, and road to nowhere

close but didnt make the top 5:
S.I.N. and Old L.A. Tonight


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on September 12, 2006, 04:44:29 AM
Liked him in Sabbath, but that's about it.  As for the last few years on MTV associating himself with that stream of bile...

...sell out!


wtf, the only thing id say he did which i would associate with a sell out is the butter adverts. Thats about it, no one had done reality TV shows back when he did it, it wasnt selling out it was doing something different, it made him alot of money and gave him alot more fame, who can blame him. People stopped with all the "he worships the devil" shit because of that TV series.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Neemo on September 12, 2006, 11:11:06 AM
what's your 5 favourite ozzy songs or black sabbath with ozzy on vocals?

Black Sabbath - War Pigs; Paranoid; Iron Man; Fairies Wear Boots; Sweet Leaf

Ozzy - Crazy Train, Mr. Crowley, Mama I'm Comin' Home, No More Tears, I Just Want You

it was tough to get to those lists though ;)


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 27, 2006, 03:52:12 PM
Madrid, Spain-based webzine Rafabasa is reporting that former BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi, Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward will rejoin forces once again under the HEAVEN & HELL banner for a number of festival appearances next summer.

According to Rafabasa, the four members cannot tour under the name BLACK SABBATH or "BLACK SABBATH with Ronnie James Dio" due to legal reasons.

No tour dates have yet been confirmed, but the band's booking agent is allegedly offering the group to the promoters of the most important heavy metal festivals that are set to take place next year.

If the report is to be believed, HEAVEN & HELL will play a set consisting of selections from every single SABBATH CD that Ronnie James Dio appeared on: "Heaven & Hell", "Mob Rules" and "Dehumanizer".

In an August 16, 2006 appearance on the syndicated radio show "Rockline", Dio had the following to say about the possibility of further collaborations with BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi:

"We've already written one [new] song together. The reason for that is that there's a release coming out, it's called 'Black Sabbath: The Dio Years' ? they've already done one, of course, 'Black Sabbath: The Ozzy Years'; that was the beginning and, really, the best part of it all ? but they've decided to do one, again, 'Black Sabbath: The Dio Years', and we wanted to make it a little but more special, not just give you things you've not heard from a live perspective. These are two things you'll never hear again ? two new songs. We are going to do that. It's been fun already. The one we've done ? the one that I've done with Tony has been really wonderful ? just great to realize how magnificent a player he was. You forget that after 10 years at a time that you don't work with someone. So we are gonna be doing that. And I hope you'll like it. I think it'll be great."

On the rumors of him possibly rejoining BLACK SABBATH, Dio said, "There's always rumors about everything ? about a RAINBOW reunion, about a BLACK SABBATH reunion. Our purpose was to do this because we wanted to have this product be a bit more special than anything else ? not just, 'Here's a live track you've never heard before.' I mean, that's cool, but I'm sure people have heard that. We wanted to do something a bit more special, so the whole band would write and play these songs, and? They've wanted to hear them long enough, so here they are. But it's not anything that we've talked about leading to anything other than that. No, it's for that project."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: DEAD HORSE on September 29, 2006, 02:35:56 AM
Madrid, Spain-based webzine Rafabasa is reporting that former BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi, Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward will rejoin forces once again under the HEAVEN & HELL banner for a number of festival appearances next summer.

According to Rafabasa, the four members cannot tour under the name BLACK SABBATH or "BLACK SABBATH with Ronnie James Dio" due to legal reasons.

No tour dates have yet been confirmed, but the band's booking agent is allegedly offering the group to the promoters of the most important heavy metal festivals that are set to take place next year.

If the report is to be believed, HEAVEN & HELL will play a set consisting of selections from every single SABBATH CD that Ronnie James Dio appeared on: "Heaven & Hell", "Mob Rules" and "Dehumanizer".

In an August 16, 2006 appearance on the syndicated radio show "Rockline", Dio had the following to say about the possibility of further collaborations with BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi:

"We've already written one [new] song together. The reason for that is that there's a release coming out, it's called 'Black Sabbath: The Dio Years' ? they've already done one, of course, 'Black Sabbath: The Ozzy Years'; that was the beginning and, really, the best part of it all ? but they've decided to do one, again, 'Black Sabbath: The Dio Years', and we wanted to make it a little but more special, not just give you things you've not heard from a live perspective. These are two things you'll never hear again ? two new songs. We are going to do that. It's been fun already. The one we've done ? the one that I've done with Tony has been really wonderful ? just great to realize how magnificent a player he was. You forget that after 10 years at a time that you don't work with someone. So we are gonna be doing that. And I hope you'll like it. I think it'll be great."

On the rumors of him possibly rejoining BLACK SABBATH, Dio said, "There's always rumors about everything ? about a RAINBOW reunion, about a BLACK SABBATH reunion. Our purpose was to do this because we wanted to have this product be a bit more special than anything else ? not just, 'Here's a live track you've never heard before.' I mean, that's cool, but I'm sure people have heard that. We wanted to do something a bit more special, so the whole band would write and play these songs, and? They've wanted to hear them long enough, so here they are. But it's not anything that we've talked about leading to anything other than that. No, it's for that project."


Well, the are not touring with Ozz ,but if they tour with DIo, I'll be there anyway!  : ok:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 07, 2006, 10:13:06 PM
In a recent interview with Mel Bradman of the U.K.'s Times Online, BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, 58, recalled the outrageous practical jokes he has played on his bandmates, and their often near-fatal consequences:

"I'd been a prankster from school days, and it carried on into the band. Bill Ward, our drummer, took the brunt of the jokes. If I didn't play him up he'd say: 'Are you okay? You haven't done anything to me today.' He loved it, though maybe not everything we did to him.

"In 1973 we went to record an album in Beverly Hills. We rented John DuPont's house [heir to the DuPont chemicals fortune]. It was a lovely place ? ballroom and everything. We went rummaging around and found this gold spray paint in the garage. I thought: 'We'll get Bill with that.' We waited until he'd had a few drinks and was out of it, took all his clothes off, then sprayed him gold from head to toe. Then we found this tin of lacquer and lacquered him. He was violently ill when he came round.

"So we phoned an ambulance. You can imagine what they thought when they arrived ? seeing this bloke lying there, naked and sprayed gold. They asked us if we realised what we'd done, and said we could have killed him by blocking up all his pores. They were really pissed off. They gave him a shot of something to sort him out and told us to clean him up. So we went back in the garage and found some paint stripper. His skin went this horrible red, really sore. We laughed about it the next day, but God, it wasn't funny on the night.

"Bill and I used to have this party piece where I'd set him on fire. I'd pour alcohol on him ? the studio alcohol we used to clean marks off the machines. I'd pour it on his hands, light it, flames would appear, and it would burn off. The effect was completely superficial ? no damage done. One day I wanted to do this trick for our producer. I said to Bill: 'Can I set fire to you?' 'Not just yet,' he said, 'I'm busy.' A couple of hours later he said: 'I'm going home now, Tone. Do you want to set fire to me or what?' I got the alcohol, poured it over him, and as I lit him he went whoomph. All his hair, his beard, everything went up in flames. He dived on the floor. I thought he was laughing, but he was screaming ? and I was still pouring this stuff over him. He got third-degree burns. His mum phoned me and said: 'You barmy bastard! It's time you grew up. Our Bill might have to have his leg off.' I felt bad.

"Because I used to be the only one who could drive, it was up to me to take the band to and from gigs. But driving them home got boring, because everyone would fall asleep. One night I found this road in Birmingham that looked identical to the one Ozzy lived on. I decided to drop him off there. I watched him as he got out of van, half asleep, and tried to get into someone else's house at 4 in the morning. Then I drove off. Ozzy lived about a mile away. I did the same thing for a few nights before he finally said something. So I left it for a month, then he'd fall for it again.

"On a flight once Bill's language was particularly colourful. The woman sitting in front of him turned round and said: 'Wash your mouth out with soap.' So he went into the toilet, chewed this bar of soap, and came back foaming at the mouth. 'Is that all right?' he asked her. Another time, driving across the desert in the States, we came across a wooden shack that had 'Fireworks' written on the door. Ozzy went in and bought all the fireworks in the shop. That night, after we'd all gone to bed in our hotel ? it was newly refurbished ? I woke to see smoke coming under my door. I looked through the peephole and saw Ozzy at the end of the corridor, letting off rockets. He caused so much damage. The police came, but he didn't stop. He was totally out of it, still shooting the rockets. The sprinklers came on and all the guests ran down to the lobby in their pyjamas, thinking there was a fire. The police arrested Ozzy. They told me if we wanted him out, I'd have to go to the station and bail him out. I told them to keep him for the night. I wanted to get some sleep.

"I've known Ozzy since I was 11, from school, and he hasn't changed. He still calls me at the most peculiar times ? at 3 in the morning when I'm asleep ? and leaves silly messages. A lot of people ask me what it's like seeing him in his TV show, and I tell them that now they can see what I've had to put up with for 40 years.

"But you've got to have fun as a band. If you don't, you'll explode. You need some kind of release. A lot of the things that went on were day-to-day occurrences ? another day, another joke. This is just a taster of what went on. But this band is like a brotherhood. We have our ups and downs, but we try to make whatever we do enjoyable. We're lucky, at our age, to still be able to do this. It's fantastic. Especially since we've stopped drinking and can do it all without falling over."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: KIKO2K6 on October 07, 2006, 10:52:04 PM
OZZY is the shit....he is fuckin nut...the Ozzy family are nuts,and he is the King Nut.? :rofl:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BLS-Pride on October 25, 2006, 03:39:01 PM
It's Official: DIO, IOMMI, BUTLER And WARD To Reunite As HEAVEN AND HELL

A representative for BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has confirmed that the highly anticipated and much-rumored reunion of Iommi, Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward appears to be shaping up and taking a new form. After various promoters have approached the former SABBATH bandmates' respective representatives, the guys have started taking all of this very seriously, as they have aparently wanted to reunite for some time now. It looks as if the new shape may be that of HEAVEN AND HELL — that is the moniker that the band is likely to use on their new venture. If all goes well, HEAVEN AND HELL should be hitting the road in early 2007.

In an August 16, 2006 appearance on the syndicated radio show "Rockline", Dio had the following to say about the possibility of further collaborations with BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi:

"We've already written one [new] song together. The reason for that is that there's a release coming out, it's called 'Black Sabbath: The Dio Years' — they've already done one, of course, 'Black Sabbath: The Ozzy Years'; that was the beginning and, really, the best part of it all — but they've decided to do one, again, 'Black Sabbath: The Dio Years', and we wanted to make it a little but more special, not just give you things you've not heard from a live perspective. These are two things you'll never hear again — two new songs. We are going to do that. It's been fun already. The one we've done — the one that I've done with Tony has been really wonderful — just great to realize how magnificent a player he was. You forget that after 10 years at a time that you don't work with someone. So we are gonna be doing that. And I hope you'll like it. I think it'll be great."

On the rumors of him possibly rejoining BLACK SABBATH, Dio said, "There's always rumors about everything — about a RAINBOW reunion, about a BLACK SABBATH reunion. Our purpose was to do this because we wanted to have this product be a bit more special than anything else — not just, 'Here's a live track you've never heard before.' I mean, that's cool, but I'm sure people have heard that. We wanted to do something a bit more special, so the whole band would write and play these songs, and… They've wanted to hear them long enough, so here they are. But it's not anything that we've talked about leading to anything other than that. No, it's for that project."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BLS-Pride on October 25, 2006, 04:58:03 PM
A representative for Ozzy Osbourne has issued the following statement regarding the reports that BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward are planning on teaming up with ex-SABBATH singer Ronnie James Dio for a tour under the HEAVEN AND HELL moniker:

"Tony Iommi and Ronnie Dio are working on a project together which has nothing to do with BLACK SABBATH. There is only one BLACK SABBATH. Ozzy, Tony, Geezer and Bill will be touring late next year along with a new BLACK SABBATH album. However, Ozzy wishes Tony and Ronnie much success in their project together."

Ronnie James Dio recently spent time in the U.K. "kicking around ideas" with Tony Iommi for a couple of new tracks to be included on SABBATH's forthcoming box set, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years". "These are two things you'll never hear again ? two new songs," Ronnie said in an August 16, 2006 appearance on the syndicated radio show "Rockline". "We are going to do that. It's been fun already. The one we've done ? the one that I've done with Tony has been really wonderful ? just great to realize how magnificent a player he was. You forget that after 10 years at a time that you don't work with someone. So we are gonna be doing that. And I hope you'll like it. I think it'll be great."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Jizzo on October 26, 2006, 02:17:00 AM
good, let the boys go do a short tour with dio before returning as black sabbath with ozzy


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 27, 2006, 11:01:37 PM
According to Ozzyhead.com, Sharon Osbourne was interviewed yesterday (Oct. 26) by Opie and Anthony on their syndicated radio show. While discussing the annual Ozzfest travelling festival, Sharon confirmed that Ozzy will be performing on the event's second stage again next year. She also said that they are trying to get ALICE IN CHAINS on the bill. Osbourne also made a quick reference to a possible 40th anniversary tour for BLACK SABBATH in 2008.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Krispy Kreme on October 28, 2006, 12:05:05 AM
I love the riff on TV now from Iron man, it reminds me of my teenage years and how BS defined heavy metal. But it also is sad that heavy metal went commercial. I am 100% sure that if the band had been asked in 1970 if they wanted their song used in commercials the answer would have been a resounding: FUCK YOU.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Dr. Blutarsky on October 28, 2006, 12:23:05 PM
Look up "A National Acrobat" - obscure, but Killer song.



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: WeHeldTogether on October 28, 2006, 02:18:23 PM
i'm looking forward to the HEAVEN AND HELL tour, because a Dio/Sabbath show is not something a person gets to see often.  An Ozzy/Sabbath tour would be cool too, but they've already toured everywhere a lot together, when was the last time Dio/Sabbath played?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: axlslasher on October 30, 2006, 09:24:22 PM
National Acrobat and Killing Yourself To Live


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 02, 2006, 02:07:40 AM
Ozzy Osbourne told Greta Van Susteren of FOX News that he he hopes to complete his new solo album in 10 days or so. Apparently he has been working nonstop on it and is anxious to finish it, according to Van Susteren.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 07, 2006, 11:14:57 PM
According to a posting on Spain's MariskalRock.com web site, Ronnie James Dio revealed during an appearance at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour event in London Monday night (Nov. 6) that HEAVEN AND HELL ? the new band featuring Dio alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward ? will headline next year's Download festival, set to take place in June 2007 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. The group, named after the first post-Ozzy Osbourne SABBATH album, is expected to announce many other festival appearances during 2007.

Ronnie James Dio recently spent time in the U.K. "kicking around ideas" with Tony Iommi for a couple of new tracks to be included on SABBATH's forthcoming box set, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years". In addition, according to Ozzy, a BLACK SABBATH tour with Osbourne, Iommi, Butler and Ward will kick off late 2007 to coincide with the group's first new studio album featuring that lineup since 1978's "Never Say Die!"

Dio was honored with the "Metal Guru" award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour event, which was organized by Classic Rock magazine.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 09, 2006, 05:26:07 PM
Legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) has revealed to Classic Rock magazine that HEAVEN AND HELL ? the new band featuring Dio alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward ? will likely headline next year's Monsters of Rock festival.

Monsters of Rock returned to the U.K. festival scene at Milton Keynes Bowl this past summer, with DEEP PURPLE as headliners. Now it looks like it will return in 2007, with HEAVEN AND HELL on the bill.

The following is a brief interview Classic Rock conducted with Dio at Monday's (Nov. 6) Classic Rock Roll of Honour event in London:

Classic Rock: Speaking of Tony Iommi, there are of course rumors that you will be reuniting with him, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward as HEAVEN AND HELL next year.

Ronnie: They're absolutely true. We'll probably be doing a year of touring together. And it's looking like you'll see us at the Monsters of Rock festival, then shows in America. And after that we'll come back to the U.K. for eight or nine more shows.

Classic Rock: That's amazing news. More amazing still was that Ozzy Osbourne wished you well with HEAVEN AND HELL.

Ronnie: Yes, he did. Bless Ozzy. He's a special, special person. He's one of the creators of heavy metal music. He deserves wondrous applause, he's a wonderful man and I hope he and Sharon's lives are very, very happy.

Ronnie James Dio recently spent time in the U.K. "kicking around ideas" with Tony Iommi for a couple of new tracks to be included on SABBATH's forthcoming box set, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years". In addition, according to Ozzy, a BLACK SABBATH tour with Osbourne, Iommi, Butler and Ward will kick off late 2007 to coincide with the group's first new studio album featuring that lineup since 1978's "Never Say Die!"

Dio was honored with the "Metal Guru" award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour event, which was organized by Classic Rock magazine.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 26, 2006, 08:45:18 PM
s BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported on November 23, drummer Bill Ward has now officially confirmed that he will not be involved with HEAVEN AND HELL ? the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler. Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) is currently in the U.K laying down drums on the two new tracks that will be included on BLACK SABBATH's forthcoming collection, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years". In addition, Appice will be manning the drums on the upcoming 2007 tour by HEAVEN AND HELL.

In a posting on his official web site, Bill Ward writes, "I realize there has been some speculation as to whether or not I am participating in the HEAVEN AND HELL project. I want to confirm that I will not be involved in either the recordings for the upcoming CD or the subsequent tour. I want to wish the guys ? Tony, Geezer, Ronnie, and Vinny ? much success for the coming year."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Dead N' Bloated on November 27, 2006, 06:59:11 PM
When did Black Sabbath play last? Did they want to do the Sabbath thing before the HNH thing?


 :peace:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: freedom78 on November 30, 2006, 12:52:16 AM
Black Sabbath has so much good material it's ridiculous.

The only Ozzy era album I'm not crazy about is "Never Say Die!"  Dio's stuff is great, and so is TYR.

An amazing band that played some great bluesy hard rock songs and pioneered a handful of metal genres.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Psychophobia on November 30, 2006, 11:39:53 AM
When did Black Sabbath play last? Did they want to do the Sabbath thing before the HNH thing?


 :peace:
They last toured in 2005... pretty much another nostalgia set. Oldies but goodies. At least they put After Forever and The Wizard back in. 

The last time they played any new material live was 2001, when they had an unreleased song called 'Scary Dreams' in the setlist.

I've had a pretty lukewarm reaction to this second reunion of the Mob Rules lineup. Sabbath are a favourite group of mine, but I'd have prefered to see the respective members continue with their solo works instead of this. I'm not expecting much of a change from the '92 tour's setlist (which I thought was boring as hell). Hopefully they'll put the three new songs into the set. I was disappointed to hear that Bill Ward wouldn't be involved. Hearing his take on a few more of the MR and Dehumanizer tunes would have been cool. Vinnie just bores me.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 02, 2006, 08:48:14 PM
HEAVEN AND HELL ? the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) ? has been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9, 2007 in S?lvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

HEAVEN AND HELL
BLIND GUARDIAN
MOT?RHEAD
REO SPEEDWAGON
THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW
TROUBLE
KREATOR
UDO
SUZI QUATRO
GOV'T MULE
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR
BLACK OAK ARKANSAS
THUNDER
THE ANSWER
AXEL RUDI PELL
CIRCUS MAXIMUS
RANDY PIPER'S ANIMAL
TOKYO DRAGONS
ELDRITCH
LION'S SHARE
FALCONER

An exclusive New York City concert date for HEAVEN AND HELL in the spring of 2007 has already been booked but the exact details have not yet been revealed. Additional U.S. dates are being scheduled for late summer 2007.

As previously reported, Dio recently revealed to Classic Rock magazine that HEAVEN AND HELL will likely headline next year's Monsters of Rock festival in England.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on December 03, 2006, 07:34:38 AM
HEAVEN AND HELL ? the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) ? has been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9, 2007 in S?lvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

HEAVEN AND HELL
BLIND GUARDIAN
MOT?RHEAD
REO SPEEDWAGON
THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW
TROUBLE
KREATOR
UDO
SUZI QUATRO
GOV'T MULE
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR
BLACK OAK ARKANSAS
THUNDER
THE ANSWER
AXEL RUDI PELL
CIRCUS MAXIMUS
RANDY PIPER'S ANIMAL
TOKYO DRAGONS
ELDRITCH
LION'S SHARE
FALCONER

An exclusive New York City concert date for HEAVEN AND HELL in the spring of 2007 has already been booked but the exact details have not yet been revealed. Additional U.S. dates are being scheduled for late summer 2007.

As previously reported, Dio recently revealed to Classic Rock magazine that HEAVEN AND HELL will likely headline next year's Monsters of Rock festival in England.

Theres some cool bands in that list!!! HARDCORE SUPERSTAR :D


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on December 04, 2006, 04:09:58 PM
This threads for ozzy too right?

just listened to "the ultimate sin" one of the few ozzy albums i havent heard, it rocks!!!! very different to other ozzy albums, guitaring isnt as good but the riffs and songs are great!! i love "secret loser"


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 15, 2006, 10:33:48 AM
Ozzy Osbourne is "getting ready to tour next April" in support of his new solo album, Ozzy's wife/manager Sharon Osbourne revealed during an appearance on the "Dr. Phil" show earlier today (Thursday, December 14). "Three years this Christmas, [he's] clean and sober," she added.

Osbourne was previously said to be working on two brand new studio CDs. The first album is tentatively set for release in February 2007. Most of the music was recorded before Ozzfest in May with Mike Bordin (drums), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass) and Zakk Wylde (guitar). Wylde recently announced that he had to cancel three tour dates in October with his band BLACK LABEL SOCIETY to finish up obligations in the studio in connection with the new album. The second effort will be the soundtrack to Ozzy's musical about controversial Russian politician Grigory Rasputin. The album will be released first, and then the play will debut on Broadway or as a touring show according to Osbourne.

In a recent interview, Ozzy said, "We wrote a song called 'Rasputin' (for the 1995 'Ozzmosis' album), but then it never got used, you know, and then every now and again I'd try to find this tape of songs. We wrote a bunch of songs, and I put this tape on and thought, 'You know what? That would be a great musical.' It kind of grew on its own. It's the traditional 'Fiddler on the Roof'-type of music, plus the kind of BEATLES-y kind of influence. There's this wonderful song that goes, 'How dark it is before the dawn, the day begins, a child is born.' It's beautiful. I'm really happy about it. I hope the rest of the world is. I spent 10 years of my f?king life in this thing."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 15, 2006, 10:39:21 AM
Jon Wiederhorn of MTV.com recently conducted an interview with Ronnie James Dio about the upcoming BLACK SABBATH best-of album, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years", and the world tour alongside guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Vinny Appice under the band name HEAVEN AND HELL.

"It's going to be a lot of fun to get back in front of fans and perform these songs again," Dio said. "I think this is something a lot of people have been waiting a long time for."

According to Dio, the HEAVEN AND HELL tour will kick off in Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 3 and play at least seven shows across Canada, ending in Toronto. Then the band will likely play South America, Japan, Korea, Australia and Europe before returning to North America for a U.S. tour in August or September.

Though Dio is thrilled to be able to revisit his past with SABBATH, he hasn't lain awake at night longing for a reunion. And while Iommi and Butler have wondered over the years what it would be like to play again with Dio, it was Warner Music subsidiary Rhino Records that first brought up the idea by making plans to release "The Dio Years". The label contacted Iommi's manager and said it would like to include some previously unreleased songs. Since there was nothing worthwhile in the vault that hadn't been used, Iommi contacted Dio and suggested they consider getting together to write some new material.

"About four months ago, I went over to England to Tony's house, where he has a studio," Dio said. "We started to work together, and it was really so enjoyable. After long spaces of time not working with people, you forget how good they are or how much you liked being around them."

The band isn't yet ready to announce the titles of the three new songs, but that doesn't mean Dio isn't eager to talk about them. One, he says, will be slow and doomy, the second will be midtempo and the third will be a scorcher.

"They're the perfect blend, [given] the limitations of only doing three tracks," he said. "I feel like we covered all the bases, and it's all guitar, bass, drums and voice. There are no keyboards, and it sounds excellent. And the lyrics are pretty weird. Whenever I get back with SABBATH, I seem to have this leash taken off me and I can write as weird as I want to."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: TAP on December 15, 2006, 06:47:32 PM

The band isn't yet ready to announce the titles of the three new songs,

No one told Tony  :hihi:


BW&BK EXCLUSIVE: HEAVEN AND HELL ? Tony Iommi Reveals The New BLACK
SABBATH Tracks!
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 18:08:30

Special Report By Martin Popoff

HEAVEN AND HELL guitarist Tony Iommi offered BW&BK a glimpse at the
three new tracks the band has recorded for the upcoming Ronnie James
Dio-era BLACK SABBATH compilation, due out, according to Tony, ?February
or March? through Rhino Records.

?Well, we've got one for everybody. If somebody goes, ?Oh, they're all
too slow,? we've got a slow one, a mid-tempo and a fast one. So it
should please most of the fans. The slow one is quite a heavy track.
It's called ?Shadow Of The Wind?. And Ronnie presented the first idea
for that, and then I just came up with more stuff to go with it, and
it's a really good track. Very similar to the old Sabbath style of
writing. There's not loads of things on it. It's just really basic with
the vocal.?

So it?s quite long as well?
?Probably about six minutes or something like that. And then we've got
?The Devil Cries?, which is a mid-tempo one, which again is quite a
powerful song. And I must say that Ronnie has done a fantastic job on
the vocals on all of these. He really has, and the lyrical content and
the actual melodies are very good. So that's the mid-tempo one. That's
an interesting track. And then we've got a fast one which is called ?Ear
In The Wall?, and that's? a fast one (laughs).?

Lyrically, the band has been working the way this version of the band
always had ? Dio does ?em. ?You know, they're all Ronnie's,? says Tony.
?He came up with them over that period, while he got the ideas. He got
the ideas when he heard the initial riffs, and then wrote the lyrics. So
no, Geezer (Butler - bass; the lineup is rounded off by drummer Vinny
Appice) hasn't done any lyrics. I don't think he really wants to because
he knows Ronnie can write lyrics. I don't think he involved himself.?

?Well, she seems to be OK about it,? says Tony, asked what Sharon?s view
on this situation is. ?In fact, I saw Sharon two nights ago. She came
over here for dinner. And she's not been opposed to it at all. And
again, we?re not going out as Black Sabbath.?

Will an album with OZZY come some day, as Sharon has floated as a
possibility?
?Well, I'm sure at some point we will, yeah. Again it comes down to the
time factor and what we're going to be doing. Certainly I?d like to do
an album. I always felt, a while back, we should have done an album, but
we didn't. It?s almost got to the point where I don't say anything now.
We just wait to see what happens.?

Tony also indicated that the band had yet to talk about a set list, but
many of the talk thus far had centred around this being a Dio-era only
set. As previously reported, Heaven And Hell will be commencing their
World Tour in Canada in March. There will be one exclusive US date in
New York City, but the official US dates won't begin until August. Watch
for a massive Heaven And Hell feature in BW&BK #102 ... out in February
2007!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 04, 2007, 02:45:36 PM
HEAVEN AND HELL ? the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) ? has been confirmed as the headliner of this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 22-23, 2007 in Balingen, Germany.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 11, 2007, 04:03:06 PM
DOWN ? the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) ? has confirmed rumors that it will tour North America in March as the opening act for HEAVEN AND HELL and MOT?RHEAD. DOWN will play a total of 10 shows as part of the package and will also perform four headlining gigs on the East Coast.

The HEAVEN AND HELL / MOT?RHEAD / DOWN tour will kick off in Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 3 and play at least seven shows across Canada, including Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. An exclusive New York City date is also planned. ***Unconfirmed*** tour dates so far are as follows:

Mar. 03 - [To Be Announced] - Vancouver, BC
Mar. 22 - Air Canada Center - Toronto, ONT
Mar. 25 - Bell Centre - Montreal, QUE
Mar. 26 - Colisee - Quebec City, QUE

HEAVEN AND HELL ? the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) ? will then likely play South America, Japan, Korea, Australia and Europe before returning to North America for a U.S. tour in August or September.

HEAVEN AND HELL confirmed European festival appearances so far:

Jun 6-9 - S?lvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock
Jun. 09 - Tampere, FIN @ Sauna Open Air
Jun. 22-23 ? Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head!!!

The upcoming Dio-era BLACK SABBATH anthology, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years", will feature three new songs ("Shadow of the Wind", "Devil Cries" and "Ear in the Wall"), and is tentatively due this spring.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 13, 2007, 05:23:09 PM
Ozzy Osbourne has told Dan Epstein of Revolver magazine (web site) that he has finally found the perfect setting for making records: the newly soundproofed guest house behind his Beverly Hills mansion, which he's outfitted with a mixing desk and a ProTools rig.

"When I made records before, I'd have to get up, get in a cab or car, go to the studio, and wait for everyone to turn up," Osbourne explained. "If you're already inspired before you leave for the studio, you're fucked by the time you get there! But now I have the luxury of working in my own home. I can play the music on my own sound system, and I can lie down in my room and watch my flat-screen TV whenever I like."

Unlike 2001's slickly produced "Down to Earth", the last album of original Ozzy material, the new disc promises to be a rawer and heavier affair. Recorded with the same band that backed Osbourne on his scattered 2006 Ozzfest dates ? Zakk Wylde on guitar, Mike Bordin on drums, and former ROB ZOMBIE bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson ? the album has no official producer, although longtime Mutt Lange prot?g? Kevin Churko is serving as the engineer.

"Kevin's working the machines and helping me with the songwriting," said Osbourne. "He really knows what he's doing with the ProTools, which is good because I can't work the fucking thing. I can barely work a light switch!"

"We just went in and jammed out the riffs, just like how they made 'Back in Black' and all the SABBATH record," said Wylde. "I don't need Bob Rock there to tell me what to do, like that 'Vagina Monologues' band METALLICA. When you know where you're going, you don't need to ask for fucking directions! It sounds like classic Ozzy ? there's piano ballads, there's an acoustic thing, and then there's the heavy shit. From the beginning, Oz kept saying to me, 'Zakk, we need another 'No More Tears' ? we've gotta piss all over that fuckin' record. This thing's gotta be able to hang with 'Diary of a Madman'!'"

"I always try to make a great album," says Osbourne. "It's not like I go in there and go, 'You know what? I've had a great run ? I'm gonna do a piece of shit for my next album!' But to be perfectly truthful to you, 'Down to Earth' was just a filler album to me. It did well, and some people liked it, and I loved the ballad on it ['Dreamer']. But this album I put in the same league as 'No More Tears', 'Blizzard of Ozz', and 'Diary'. It's definitely my influence of SABBATH coming out, here and there. But then again, I would have liked to see SABBATH put out an album like this at this stage of the game."

For more on Ozzy Osbourne's new solo album, pick up the March 2007 issue of Revolver magazine, set to hit newsstands this coming Monday, January 15. more information is available at www.revolvermag.com.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on January 13, 2007, 05:36:00 PM
great to hear them aiming for such high standards, no more tears is my favourite ozzy album.

lmao at zakk taking piss out of metallica


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BLS-Pride on January 13, 2007, 05:53:42 PM
Hahaha. Classic Zakk right there.

Sounds like the album is gonna be fucking killer. I can't wait. We need some real Ozzy in this world and its about time he returns with a badass record.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on January 13, 2007, 06:02:22 PM
Hahaha. Classic Zakk right there.

Sounds like the album is gonna be fucking killer. I can't wait. We need some real Ozzy in this world and its about time he returns with a badass record.

problem is, when no more tears was made, zakk had like his southern thing going, and wasnt all fat and greasy biker.

now hes all into bls styled stuff, and you can hear that influence on the last ozzy album, id just rather him leave that stuff in bls.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on January 13, 2007, 06:04:12 PM
cool with the new ozzy




and hell yeah i'm gonna go to sweden rock festival :headbanger:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BLS-Pride on January 13, 2007, 06:09:04 PM
Hahaha. Classic Zakk right there.

Sounds like the album is gonna be fucking killer. I can't wait. We need some real Ozzy in this world and its about time he returns with a badass record.

problem is, when no more tears was made, zakk had like his southern thing going, and wasnt all fat and greasy biker.

now hes all into bls styled stuff, and you can hear that influence on the last ozzy album, id just rather him leave that stuff in bls.

Zakk was barely involved with the last Ozzy record. When it comes to the Oz man Zakk knows how to deliver I wouldn't worry about it bro.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on January 13, 2007, 06:20:15 PM
Hahaha. Classic Zakk right there.

Sounds like the album is gonna be fucking killer. I can't wait. We need some real Ozzy in this world and its about time he returns with a badass record.

problem is, when no more tears was made, zakk had like his southern thing going, and wasnt all fat and greasy biker.

now hes all into bls styled stuff, and you can hear that influence on the last ozzy album, id just rather him leave that stuff in bls.

Zakk was barely involved with the last Ozzy record. When it comes to the Oz man Zakk knows how to deliver I wouldn't worry about it bro.

so zakk didnt make up the riffs n stuff?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BLS-Pride on January 13, 2007, 06:38:24 PM
Quote
so zakk didnt make up the riffs n stuff?


I believe Tim Palmer wrote a lot with Ozzy for that record. Zakk has no writing credits on that album.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: metallex78 on January 13, 2007, 07:24:34 PM
So when is the new Ozzy album due out?
I thought I read that it was supposed to come out February this year?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: DEAD HORSE on January 14, 2007, 02:50:47 PM
2007 = Great year for music!, I think, Velvet Revolver, would be a great opening act for Ozz, they both gonna release an album. : ok:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BLS-Pride on January 14, 2007, 07:38:01 PM
2007 = Great year for music!, I think, Velvet Revolver, would be a great opening act for Ozz, they both gonna release an album. : ok:

The rumor is a BLS/Ozzy tour.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 19, 2007, 12:11:13 PM
Former BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler has responded to a report that HEAVEN AND HELL ? the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) ? will only be playing songs from the Dio era of BLACK SABBATH on its upcoming world tour.

In a message posted at the Black-Sabbath.com web site, Butler said, "Since the band is called HEAVEN AND HELL, then hopefully the set list will consist of entirely Ronnie James Dio-era songs, including the three new songs" written and recorded for the upcoming compilation album "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years".


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 19, 2007, 12:14:39 PM
This year's Gods of Metal festival will take place in two separate installments at Idroscalo in Milan, Italy. The first part of the festival will be held on June 2-3 and will feature the following artists (with more to be confirmed):

June 2-3:

SCORPIONS
HEAVEN AND HELL
DREAM THEATER
BLIND GUARDIAN
DIMMU BORGIR

The second installment of Gods of Metal will take place June 30 and will feature OZZY OSBOURNE (headliner), MEGADETH and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, among others.

There will be eight bands performing each day (a total of 24 artists over the three days). Tickets go on sale January 26.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 19, 2007, 12:15:38 PM
According to the web site of the Polish concert promoter Metal Mind Productions, HEAVEN AND HELL ? the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) ? will perform two concerts in Poland in June ? June 19 at Warsaw's 6,000-capacity Torwar and June 20 at Katowice's 9,000-capacity Spodek. HEAVEN AND HELL's schedule is now shaping up as follows:

Mar. 11 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum
Mar. 13 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
Mar. 14 - Calgary, AB @ Saddledome
Mar. 16 - Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre
Mar. 18 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
Mar. 20 - Sault St. Marie, ON @ Steelback Centre
Mar. 22 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Mar. 24 - London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
Mar. 26 - Montreal, PQ @ Bell Centre
Mar. 27 - Quebec City, PQ @ Colisee Pepsi Arena
Mar. 28 - Ottawa, ON @ Civic Centre
Jun. 2-3 - Milan, ITA @ Gods of Metal
Jun. 6-9 - S?lvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival
Jun. 09 - Tampere, Finland @ Sauna Open Air Festival
Jun. 10 - Helsinki, Finland @ J??hallissa
Jun. 19 - Warszawa, Poland @ Torwar
Jun. 20 - Katowice, Poland @ Spodek Hall
Jun. 22-23 - Balingen, Germany @ Bang Your Head!!! Festival

An exclusive New York City show has also been scheduled but has yet to be announced. DOWN ? the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) ? will be the opening act for at least 10 of the dates. Then HEAVEN AND HELL will likely play South America, Japan, Korea and Australia before returning to North America for a U.S. tour in August or September.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BLS-Pride on January 19, 2007, 05:18:15 PM
BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN AND HELL guitarist Tony Iommi's official web site has been updated with the following message:

"The wait is very nearly over! The final pieces of the jigsaw are being put in place ahead of an official [HEAVEN AND HELL] tour announcement early next week with full details of all confirmed tour dates and support acts. However, for those keen to get a preview of what's happening, you can tune into Eddie Trunk's radio show 'Friday Night Rocks' which airs live from New York on Q104.3 tonight, Friday 19th January 2007, from 11pm to 2am (EST) for a special announcement. Listeners around the world can tune in live via the station's website www.q1043.com."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 19, 2007, 11:55:10 PM
According to a posting on the web site of New York City's Radio City Music Hall, HEAVEN AND HELL ? the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) ? will perform at the venue on March 30. Tickets are expected to be priced between $54.00 and $74.00 and go on sale Friday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 20, 2007, 10:48:19 AM
HEAVEN AND HELL members Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) and Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH) were interviewed by radio personality/VH1 Classic VJ Eddie Trunk on his "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM last night (Friday, January 19). According to Joe Siegler of the BLACK SABBATH fan site Black-Sabbath.com, the following topics/points were covered on the show:

* The first U.S. gig for the HEAVEN AND HELL tour will be March 30 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. There will be no opening act for this show; it's just HEAVEN AND HELL. The band is expected to play an extra-long set at this concert. Tickets are priced between $54.00 and $74.00 and go on sale Friday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m.

* There will be other U.S. dates, but not before August. No further information is currently available on which cities they might hit.

* After the Canadian tour and the New York City date, HEAVEN AND HELL will play South America before heading over to Europe for the summer festival run. A full U.S. tour will take place in August, to be followed by U.K., Japan and Australia.

* Both Geezer and Ronnie said that it is pretty likely there will be no Ozzy-era tracks played during the HEAVEN AND HELL shows. The setlist will consist exclusively of material off the "Heaven And Hell", "Mob Rules" and "Dehumanizer" albums, plus the three new songs written and recorded for the upcoming compilation CD, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years".

* Tour rehearsals start roughly two weeks from now.

* "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years" will be released April 3 through Rhino.

* All three newly recorded tracks ("Shadow of the Wind", "Devil Cries" and "Ear in the Wall") will be on the "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years" album. It was previously reported that only two of the songs would make the final cut, but Geezer confirmed that all three will now be included on the collection.

* There are no keyboards on the newly recorded tracks.

* Keyboards on the HEAVEN AND HELL tour will be handled by Scott Warren from the DIO band.

* Geezer did not contribute to the songwriting for any of the three new songs, and neither did Bill Ward and Vinny Appice; these tracks were written by Tony and Ronnie. Side note: DIO bassist Rudy Sarzo said in a recent interview that two of the three new SABBATH tracks contain ideas Ronnie had put forth for the next DIO album, but which ended up being used for the SABBATH collection instead.

* According to Ronnie, this was never intended to be a full-fledged reunion when it started; it was only supposed to result in a couple of new tracks being written and recorded for the upcoming compilation. He did say, however, that the opportunity to dust off the old Dio-era SABBATH tracks in a live environment was too great to pass up. Finally, he said that history has shown they can't plan too far ahead for this, and that they do not intend at this point to carry on past the tour. However, he left open the possibility for further activity once they have fulfilled their touring obligations.

* Part of the reason this project is being called HEAVEN AND HELL and not BLACK SABBATH is that they all felt that the original SABBATH (with Ozzy Osbourne) has been "back together" for awhile now, and since they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with that lineup, they wanted to avoid any confusion and decided to call this something else instead.

* Ronnie said that after the HEAVEN AND HELL touring cycle is finished, he will go back into the studio with DIO to record "Magica II" and "III" and then tour "with a stage show worthy of the story."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 21, 2007, 02:03:24 AM
According to postings on several venue web sites (including that of the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario), MEGADETH and DOWN will be the support acts on HEAVEN AND HELL's previously announced Canadian tour. An official confirmation is expected this coming week. The dates are as follows:

Mar. 11 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum
Mar. 13 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
Mar. 14 - Calgary, AB @ Saddledome
Mar. 16 - Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre
Mar. 18 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
Mar. 20 - Sault St. Marie, ON @ Steelback Centre
Mar. 22 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Mar. 24 - London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
Mar. 26 - Montreal, PQ @ Bell Centre
Mar. 27 - Quebec City, PQ @ Colisee Pepsi Arena
Mar. 28 - Ottawa, ON @ Civic Centre


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on January 22, 2007, 07:04:49 AM
both heaven and hell and ozzy will come to sweden this summer, fuck yeah :headbanger:




gawd i hope my friends strict parent lets him go :hihi:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 22, 2007, 10:24:49 AM
OZZY OSBOURNE, HATEBREED, WOLFMOTHER and SABATON are among the confirmed artists for this year's Hultsfred festival, which is scheduled to take place June 14-16 in Hultsfred, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

OZZY OSBOURNE [UK]
TIMBUKTU & DAMN!
THE ARK
WOLFMOTHER [AUS]
SVENSKA AKADEMIEN
HATEBREED [US]
JUSTICE [FRA]
SEBASTIAN [FRA]
CONVERGE [US]
SALEM AL FAKIR
JOY DENALANE [DE]
GOOSE [BE]
SABATON
ASHA ALI
NEVERSTORE
ROXY COTTONTAIL [US]
RUBIK [FIN]
THE DRONES [AUS]
OH NO ONO [DK]
FAMILJEN


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 22, 2007, 03:38:49 PM
According to a posting on BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi's official web site, MEGADETH and DOWN have been officially confirmed as the support acts on HEAVEN AND HELL's previously announced Canadian tour. The trek will feature 11 Canadian shows, along with an exciting one-night-only performance at one of the most prestigious venues in the world, New York's Radio City Music Hall. HEAVEN AND HELL reunites Iommi with Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) for the first time in 15 years.

Currently there are 12 scheduled stops, starting on March 11 in Vancouver and ending on March 30 in New York City. The HEAVEN AND HELL world tour will continue until the end of the year with shows in the U.S., Asia and Europe. Additional dates will be announced shortly.

HEAVEN AND HELL North American tour dates:

Mar. 11 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum
Mar. 13 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
Mar. 14 - Calgary, AB @ Saddledome
Mar. 16 - Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre
Mar. 18 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
Mar. 20 - Sault St. Marie, ON @ Steelback Centre
Mar. 22 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Mar. 24 - London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
Mar. 26 - Montreal, PQ @ Bell Centre
Mar. 27 - Quebec City, PQ @ Colisee Pepsi Arena
Mar. 28 - Ottawa, ON @ Civic Centre
Mar. 30 ? new York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall

Tickets go on sale on January 26-27.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: gnrgnr06 on January 22, 2007, 03:56:53 PM
Im Definatly getting Tickets for the Winnipeg show : ok: :peace:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Neemo on January 22, 2007, 04:17:05 PM
jsut looedk up ticket prices....$59.50 each....for Blacksabbath, Megadeth and DOwn!!! that is amazing!!! beats the hell outta $85 seats for Gnr with strippers :rant:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BLS-Pride on January 22, 2007, 04:40:43 PM
Nice. I hope prices stay the same for the east coast shows. I'll be there.. Can't wait for mother fucking Down.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: TAP on January 23, 2007, 06:06:08 PM
H&H presale tomorrow:

http://heavenandhell.frontgatetickets.com/


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Cornell on January 23, 2007, 07:58:25 PM
Former BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler has responded to a report that HEAVEN AND HELL ? the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) ? will only be playing songs from the Dio era of BLACK SABBATH on its upcoming world tour.

In a message posted at the Black-Sabbath.com web site, Butler said, "Since the band is called HEAVEN AND HELL, then hopefully the set list will consist of entirely Ronnie James Dio-era songs, including the three new songs" written and recorded for the upcoming compilation album "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years".

This is going to rock.  I saw that band Rainbow about 100 times when I was very young and sneaking in bars.  : ok:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 24, 2007, 10:22:21 AM
MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site:

"You [the MEGADETH fans] keep getting clever and I have to keep coming up with ways to keep you guessing. Like with the HEAVEN AND HELL tour. I said before we could officially confirm the tour, 'Any tour dates are either inaccurate or premature.' I wonder how many of you got the 'premature' part and knew we were going to do this?

"Anyway, here we go again! New record, new tour, new bruises to give and get! Ah, love is in the air!!!

"So, there are going to be some kewl surprises on this new leg, but we are only going to be playing 45 minutes. Hopefully that can be massaged into 60, but this is just our first time for this record through a beautiful country that half of MEGADETH hail from now, so once we are done demolishing our way through the HEAVEN AND HELL tour, we will be back to Canada for our own dates; if not this year, for sure by Gigantour 2008.

"I look forward to seeing Ronnie and Tony, and meeting Geezer and Vinny.

"Now the problem is, do we open with 'Blackmail The Universe' or 'Sleepwalker'? It sucks to have so many fun choices to bring to you, but you know I love it.

"Time to start the old routine again to get rid of the 'pecans and pralines' ice cream and work on the old airbags. And as you saw with the new VMNTs, this tour is going to be beyond sick with solos and guitar shredding.

"I know we are going to be playing at around 180 mph to cram as many songs in the 45 minutes, much like the now famous (or infamous, if you will) Download Festival.

"I look forward to being reunited with my bandmates and crew, as well as getting back on the road. This is going to be a very interesting tour. I can't wait!

"And lastly, I am going over to Germany for the equivalent of the NAMM show in Europe for my first time, and who knows, some of you may be in for a little MegaFanClub visit and hear some of the stuff in Germany with me, while having some grog!"


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: TAP on January 24, 2007, 01:02:34 PM
I got 6 tix this morning for Heaven and Hell at RCMH  : ok:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Sparksry on January 25, 2007, 10:05:23 AM
Im grabbing tix for London Ontario Tommorow at the JLC. It should be great+


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 25, 2007, 12:51:07 PM
According to NME.com, OZZY OSBOURNE will play the following European dates during May/June:

May 27 - Moscow, Russia - Olympissky Stadium
May 29 - St. Petersburg, Russia - New Arena
May 31 - Riga - Arena Riga
Jun. 02 - Lithuania - Siemens Arena
Jun. 04 - Estonia - Saku Arena
Jun. 06 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwell Arena
Jun. 08 - Norway - Lerkendal Stadium
Jun. 10 - Norway - Spektrum Arena
Jun. 13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Forum
Jun. 15 - Sweden - Hultsfred Festival
Jun. 17 - Holland - Fields Of Rock Festival
Jun. 19 - London, UK - Wembley Arena
Jun. 22 - Spain - Monsters of Rock
Jun. 24 - Belgium - Graspop Metal Festival
Jun. 26 - Prague, Czech Republic - Saska Arena
Jun. 28 - Munich, Germany - Olymialle
Jun. 30 - Milan, Italy - Idropark Festival


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 25, 2007, 12:51:42 PM
According to Live Nation, OZZY OSBOURNE has tapped BLACK LABEL SOCIETY ? the band fronted by longtime OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde ? to support him on his upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in Moscow on May 27.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on January 25, 2007, 12:55:05 PM
According to NME.com, OZZY OSBOURNE will play the following European dates during May/June:

May 27 - Moscow, Russia - Olympissky Stadium
May 29 - St. Petersburg, Russia - New Arena
May 31 - Riga - Arena Riga
Jun. 02 - Lithuania - Siemens Arena
Jun. 04 - Estonia - Saku Arena
Jun. 06 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwell Arena
Jun. 08 - Norway - Lerkendal Stadium
Jun. 10 - Norway - Spektrum Arena
Jun. 13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Forum
Jun. 15 - Sweden - Hultsfred Festival
Jun. 17 - Holland - Fields Of Rock Festival
Jun. 19 - London, UK - Wembley Arena
Jun. 22 - Spain - Monsters of Rock
Jun. 24 - Belgium - Graspop Metal Festival
Jun. 26 - Prague, Czech Republic - Saska Arena
Jun. 28 - Munich, Germany - Olymialle
Jun. 30 - Milan, Italy - Idropark Festival


shame he doesnt do actual tours of countries now, especially his homeland england. :(


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on January 25, 2007, 01:09:55 PM
According to NME.com, OZZY OSBOURNE will play the following European dates during May/June:

May 27 - Moscow, Russia - Olympissky Stadium
May 29 - St. Petersburg, Russia - New Arena
May 31 - Riga - Arena Riga
Jun. 02 - Lithuania - Siemens Arena
Jun. 04 - Estonia - Saku Arena
Jun. 06 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwell Arena
Jun. 08 - Norway - Lerkendal Stadium
Jun. 10 - Norway - Spektrum Arena
Jun. 13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Forum
Jun. 15 - Sweden - Hultsfred Festival
Jun. 17 - Holland - Fields Of Rock Festival
Jun. 19 - London, UK - Wembley Arena
Jun. 22 - Spain - Monsters of Rock
Jun. 24 - Belgium - Graspop Metal Festival
Jun. 26 - Prague, Czech Republic - Saska Arena
Jun. 28 - Munich, Germany - Olymialle
Jun. 30 - Milan, Italy - Idropark Festival


Are these tickets out to purchase yet?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 25, 2007, 02:22:39 PM
No they were just announced about an hour ago...Will prolly go on sale early feb


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Red1 on January 25, 2007, 05:38:45 PM
Presale tickets were onsale for London, Wembley earlier today.

Standing - http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/22003E37EB3A74F2

Seated - http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/22003E37EB457546

Enjoy!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 26, 2007, 12:47:58 PM
HEAVEN AND HELL's sole U.S. concert this spring, which is scheduled for March 30 at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, has officially sold out less than two hours after tickets went on sale this morning (at 10:00 a.m.).


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: F*ck Fear on January 27, 2007, 03:55:47 AM
I got my floor tickets for Heaven And Hell in Toronto :smoking: So fucking awsome.....DOWN!!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 27, 2007, 11:47:46 AM
Congrats man...I dont know much of Ronnies stuff so im not going....I might have if Canada got Motorhead instead of Megadeath though.....I will say this is an amazing package theyve put together though


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: F*ck Fear on January 27, 2007, 02:32:44 PM
Congrats man...I dont know much of Ronnies stuff so im not going....I might have if Canada got Motorhead instead of Megadeath though.....I will say this is an amazing package theyve put together though

Yea I'm not to familiar with anything from Dio to be honest. I'm only going to see Down anyhow :hihi: :smoking:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: lennonisgod on January 28, 2007, 01:54:37 AM
Is anything post-Ozzy era Sabbath REALLY worth a listen???  I'm only asking because I don't think I've heard a Sabbath album without Ozzy before. People I know that like Sabbath usually listen to the first few albums they did, which have Ozzy on vocals.  I'm interested in hearing Sabbath without Ozzy because I've always been a fan of Toni Iommi's work , and was just curious what, if any, are the best songs\albums to look for... so any info is appreciated!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: JohnMorrison73 on January 28, 2007, 07:30:01 PM
my cousin suprisingly got me a black sabbath cd for xmas, and it is unlistenable..  :-\


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BLS-Pride on January 28, 2007, 08:45:38 PM
my cousin suprisingly got me a black sabbath cd for xmas, and it is unlistenable..  :-\

Which album?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: JohnMorrison73 on January 28, 2007, 08:51:29 PM
uh its like a 2 cd best of thing


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: TAP on January 28, 2007, 09:12:41 PM
Is anything post-Ozzy era Sabbath REALLY worth a listen??? 

Depends who you ask :) The first two with Dio - Heaven and Hell, and Mob Rules - are both really good, as is the next one with Ian Gillan - Born Again. I can't listen to anything else after that these days even though I own them all. There are die-hard Tony Martin fans who think those albums are as good as the early stuff, but to me it's just lifeless 80s metal. Iommi went from being innovator to follower.

Born Again is probably closest in spirit to the Ozzy stuff, but none of it really compares to the first 6 albums.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: freedom78 on January 28, 2007, 11:40:52 PM
Is anything post-Ozzy era Sabbath REALLY worth a listen???  I'm only asking because I don't think I've heard a Sabbath album without Ozzy before. People I know that like Sabbath usually listen to the first few albums they did, which have Ozzy on vocals.  I'm interested in hearing Sabbath without Ozzy because I've always been a fan of Toni Iommi's work , and was just curious what, if any, are the best songs\albums to look for... so any info is appreciated!!!!!!!!

Heaven and Hell is a masterpiece.  Buy it now.

Mob Rules is good, but I find it a bit overrated.

I also happen to like TYR, which is Sabbath going in a very power metal direction (w/ Tony Martin)...this surprises me, because I'm not much of a power metal fan, in general. 

Born Again I like, but I could see why some don't.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 01, 2007, 11:45:50 PM
Jeb Wright of Classic Rock Revisited recently conducted an interview with BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN AND HELL bassist Geezer Butler. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

Classic Rock Revisited: When did you first hear about [the possibility of a HEAVEN AND HELL tour]?

Geezer: I knew that Tony [Iommi] met Ronnie [James Dio] and that they had written two or three songs. We are going to be putting out the anthology CD of the Dio years of SABBATH. Rhino asked us if we could come up with some new stuff to put on it. Ronnie and Tony wrote three new songs. Word got out about it and we started getting tour offers. We started putting a tour together to go with the album release. I went over to England and put the bass down on it and that was that. The album will come out in [April].

Classic Rock Revisited: Are there future plans yet or are you going to see how the tour goes?

Geezer: It is just a year-long thing. Because of things that happened in the past we don't want to press our luck. Everyone is happy with a year-long tour.

Classic Rock Revisited: Bill Ward was going to be involved.

Geezer: Bill was involved originally. Bill was in the studio when I went over there but he didn't want to tour so he didn't go any further with it.

Classic Rock Revisited: You played together back in the '80s and the '90s and the band was called BLACK SABBATH. Now you are HEAVEN AND HELL. Why is the name different this time around?

Geezer: Back then SABBATH was dead and buried, as far as Ozzy is concerned. The record company insisted on calling us BLACK SABBATH and we were contracted that way. I think Tony wanted to carry on with the name BLACK SABBATH anyway. Due to the restoration of the original SABBATH now, we couldn't go out that way. We didn't want to confuse everyone by going out this time as BLACK SABBATH with Ronnie and then next year going out as SABBATH with Ozzy. Both things are hopefully going to be ongoing.

Classic Rock Revisited: SABBATH is still alive?

Geezer: Yeah. With the original BLACK SABBATH lineup that did the reunion, we have really only played North America and a few European places. We have always wanted to do a world tour.

Classic Rock Revisited: You have not visited the Dio-era SABBATH material for some time. Has it been easy for you to revisit those songs?

Geezer: No, it has been really hard. For this tour we are doing strictly Dio-era songs. Apart from "Neon Knights", "Heaven and Hell" and "Mob Rules" ? which we have done live before ? we have not done a lot of the others live. There are several songs we have never played live. We are playing a lot of stuff for the first time since we recorded it. It is hard to remember what you played on a lot of these songs.

Classic Rock Revisited: Are you just putting the CD on and playing along with it trying to figure out your parts?

Geezer: Absolutely. The stuff that we have played a lot before is not a problem but there is a lot of stuff on "Dehumanizer" that we never played. I don't even remember recording half of it. Those songs have a lot of tempo and time changes which make it quite hard to do them. For the last two weeks I have been going through all these songs at home. We are going to be getting together for two weeks of rehearsal soon. Everyone is doing their homework right now and then we will get together and bang it out.

Classic Rock Revisited: You will play no Ozzy-era material at all?

Geezer: No, we are not doing any of that. The Ozzy thing is still ongoing so I think it is best to keep them totally separate.

Classic Rock Revisited: Were there any hard feelings from Ozzy when you guys wanted to do this?

Geezer: I think he got a bit upset at first when he thought we were going to go out as BLACK SABBATH. When I told him that we were not going to do that then he was fine with it.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Sparksry on February 03, 2007, 04:24:41 PM
just bought 3 ickets at the john labatt centre yesterday for march 24th


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 08, 2007, 10:15:36 PM
Together for a short but memorable time-a trio of studio albums, a classic live album, and a couple of tours-the second coming of BLACK SABBATH began in 1979 when founding members Tony Iommi and Terry "Geezer" Butler were joined by Ronnie James Dio. The former singer of ELF (and later RAINBOW and DIO) added his fiery, demonic howl to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group's crushing mix of iconic riffs, gloomy grooves and doom-soaked imagery.

In late 2006 Dio, Iommi and Butler, joined by drummer Vinny Appice, reunited to record three new songs for Rhino Records' era-spanning collection, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years". These recording sessions went so well that the quartet ? billed as HEAVEN AND HELL ? will launch a highly anticipated world tour this spring. The group will play a dozen dates in Canada in March before taking the stage of the famed Radio City Music Hall in New York City on March 30 to play their only U.S. date until the band launches a full tour of the States later this year.

The first comprehensive introduction to the band's legacy, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years" features a dozen classic studio recordings, plus one live track ? "Children Of The Sea" from 1982's "Live Evil". The collection also contains the three brand-new tracks ? "The Devil Cried", "Shadow Of The Wind", and "Ear In The Wall". The disc will be available April 3 at all physical retail outlets and at www.rhino.com for a suggested list price of $18.98. The album will also be available at all digital retail outlets for a suggested retail price of $11.99.

Arranged chronologically, the compilation spotlights Dio's time with BLACK SABBATH and draws heavily from the lineup's 1980 debut and 1981 follow-up, "Heaven and Hell" and "Mob Rules" respectively. Recognized as back-to-back metal classics, the albums feature such signature songs as the title tracks, "Neon Knights", "Die Young", "Turn Up The Night" and "Voodoo". "The Dio Years" also features "After All (The Dead)", "TV Crimes" and "I" from the singer's brief reunion with SABBATH for the "Dehumanizer" album and tour.

On May 1, Rhino Handmade will release "Black Sabbath: Live At Hammersmith Odeon", which features Dio, Iommi, Butler and Appice getting hot one December night in London during SABBATH's 1981 tour for "Mob Rules". Previously unreleased, the concert spotlights SABBATH as they storm through 14 of the Dio-era's best including "Neon Knights", "Heaven And Hell", "Children Of The Sea" and "Country Girl". The band also performs several pre-Dio classics, including "Paranoid", "Children Of The Grave" and a white-hot version of "War Pigs". The album will be available from Rhino Handmade as an individually numbered limited edition of 5,000 copies, available only at www.rhinohandmade.com for a suggested retail price of $19.98.

"Black Sabbath: The Dio Years" track listing:

01. Neon Knights
02. Lady Evil
03. Heaven And Hell
04. Die Young
05. Lonely Is The Word
06. The Mob Rules
07. Turn Up The Night
08. Voodoo
09. Falling Off The Edge Of The World
10. After All (The Dead)
11. TV Crimes
12. I
13. Children Of The Sea - Live
14. The Devil Cried*
15. Shadow Of The Wind*
16. Ear In The Wall*

* Newly recorded tracks


"Black Sabbath: Live at Hammersmith Odeon" track listing:

01. E5150
02. Neon Knights
03. N.I.B.
04. Children Of The Sea
05. Country Girl
06. Black Sabbath
07. War Pigs
08. Slipping Away
09. Iron Man
10. The Mob Rules
11. Heaven And Hell
12. Paranoid
13. Voodoo
14. Children Of The Grave

All selections previously unissued


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 10, 2007, 02:27:31 PM
Really great read and interview by Toni Iommi here http://www.metaleater.com/interviews-heavenandhell022007.php
To long to post but its really cool


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: F*ck Fear on February 12, 2007, 01:18:28 PM
Cool read, thanks man :beer:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: TAP on February 19, 2007, 05:05:26 PM
http://geezerbutler.com/

Tour rehearsals started TODAY in Los Angeles.  In other tour news, Heaven & Hell are looking at touring the States sooner than the original late summer plans (August) they had originally made.  No dates or other confirmation is available at this time, but we thought you'd enjoy this short tidbit about the tour.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: metallex78 on February 19, 2007, 07:40:11 PM
Any word on Ozzy's new studio album? I thought it was supposed to be out by now.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BLS-Pride on February 19, 2007, 07:53:31 PM
Any word on Ozzy's new studio album? I thought it was supposed to be out by now.

Wrapping it up int he studio. I think the target release month for the states is May.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: TAP on February 25, 2007, 08:38:04 PM
The Devil Cried

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=85606693


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on February 26, 2007, 08:48:11 AM
Any word on Ozzy's new studio album? I thought it was supposed to be out by now.

i think i read somewhere that that album was being mixed atm


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on February 26, 2007, 08:54:18 AM
The Devil Cried

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=85606693


Whats that?

New ozzy song or something?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: TAP on February 26, 2007, 02:01:36 PM
The Devil Cried

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=85606693


Whats that?

New ozzy song or something?

New Sabbath/Dio song though it seems to have been taken down.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 26, 2007, 09:44:40 PM
Ozzy Osbourne has told Rolling Stone magazine (web site) that the war in Iraq weighed heavily on his mind during the recording sessions for his first album of new material in six years. "Bombs are falling and tears are falling," Ozzy reportedly sneers across what Rolling Stone describes as "a modern metal anthem," entitled "Countdown's Begun". But Osbourne told the magazine that he didn't set out to write another "War Pigs", the BLACK SABBATH classic inspired by an earlier generation's unpopular war. "I don't want to get political," said Ozzy, who has visited maimed soldiers in military hospitals during recent tours. "I try to mask it so you can think what you like. The things around you affect you but you don't realize it. You look at CNN and a fucking car bomb has gone off."

Among the eleven new tracks Osbourne has recorded is "Not Going Away", which Rolling Stone describes as "a fiery rocker with ominous riffs from guitarist Zakk Wylde," and "Lay Your World On Me", which was inspired by Ozzy's wife and manager's recent battle with cancer.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: metallex78 on February 27, 2007, 12:43:22 AM
Sounds pretty cool, I'm hoping we get some great new Ozzy/Zakk tunes on the new album.
Down To Earth was pretty average at best.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: TAP on March 02, 2007, 01:16:06 PM
http://www.wzzo.com/pages/concerts.html

Heaven and Hell
w/Megadeth and Machinehead
   
May 10    Wachovia Spectrum    
ON SALE 3/9    
$49.50/$39.50
7:30 pm


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 02, 2007, 05:08:23 PM
To go along with the top post

Jim Koplik, president of Jim Koplik Presents, the Connecticut arm of Clear Channel Entertainment, reportedly revealed during his "Jim Koplik Rock Concert Report" segment on the Hartford radio station WCCC earlier today that a formal announcement will be made on Monday (March 5) revealing the dates for the U.S. leg of HEAVEN AND HELL's North American tour. He also stated that the Connecticut date will take place mid-May and that tickets will go on sale within the next 10 days. Meanwhile, WZZO 95.1 ? which broadcasts out of Allentown, Pennsylvania ? is reporting that the Pennsylvania stop on the tour will also take place in May and that tickets for the concert will go on sale on Friday, March 9.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 05, 2007, 10:27:06 AM
As promised:

Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice will reunite for the first time in 15 years as HEAVEN AND HELL to cast a dark spell over spring as the quartet tours the U.S. Tickets will go on sale the weekend of March 9 for all 20 stops of the American leg (except Houston, on sale March 17), which is set to launch in Phoenix on April 22. There will also be a special fan presale for all dates beginning Wednesday, March 7 at 12 Noon EST. The tour will follow in the wake of the band's highly anticipated Radio City Music Hall concert in New York City on March 30, which sold out in a matter of minutes.

Last year, the hard-rocking quartet convened to record three new songs for Rhino Records' era-spanning collection, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years", due out April 3 on Rhino/Warner Bros. Records. One of the newly recorded tracks ? "The Devil Cried" ? is the first single. Bristling with the trademark SABBATH sound, the song is being well received by fans and critics alike.

The sessions for "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years" went so well that the band agreed to satisfy longstanding demands for a reunion tour. Set to launch in Canada on March 11, the HEAVEN AND HELL world tour will spotlight Dio's tenure with SABBATH and will feature selections from all three of the group's the studio albums, "Heaven And Hell" (1980), "Mob Rules" (1981) and "Dehumanizer" (1992), as well as the newly recorded tracks.

Multi-platinum recording artist MEGADETH will join the tour and preview never before heard material from the group's new CD, "United Abominations", due out May 8 on Roadrunner Records. All dates will also feature Roadrunner labelmates MACHINE HEAD who are supporting their latest album, "The Blackening", set for release on March 27.

HEAVEN AND HELL, MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD tour dates:

Apr. 22 - Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre
Apr. 24 - San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
Apr. 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
Apr. 26 - San Diego, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
Apr. 28 - Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
Apr. 29 - Denver, CO @ Broomfield Events Center
May 01 - San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 02 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Pavillion
May 03 - Dallas, TX @ Nokia Theater
May 05 - Chicago, IL @ All State Arena
May 06 - Minneapolis, MN @ Theatre @ Target Center
May 08 - Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
May 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Arena
May 11 - Cleveland, OH @ Tower City Amphitheatre
May 12 - Detroit, MI @ Cobo Hall
May 14 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
May 15 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
May 17 - Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
May 18 - Baltimore, MD @ Merriweather Pavilion
May 19 - Holmdell, NJ @ PNC Arts Center


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 07, 2007, 10:34:54 AM
OZZY OSBOURNE, ZZ TOP, GENESIS and HEART are the rumored artists that will be honored as part of the second annual "VH1 Rock Honors" event, which pays homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock. According to Jeb Wright of Classic Rock Revisited, the program will be taped on Saturday, May 12 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will receive its television premiere on May 24. An official press release announcing this year's honorees is expected later today (Wednesday, March 7).


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on March 07, 2007, 10:47:14 AM
Sounds pretty cool, I'm hoping we get some great new Ozzy/Zakk tunes on the new album.
Down To Earth was pretty average at best.

the album sounds more personal, so maybe theres more emotion in it.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 08, 2007, 10:32:04 AM
Opening night of the band's world tour Sunday night (March 11) at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Heaven and Hell Setlist (110 Min.)
E5150
After All (The Dead)
The Mob Rules
Children of The Sea
Lady Evil
Ear In The Wall
I
The Sign of The Southern Cross
Voodoo
The Devil Cried
Vinny Appice Solo
Computer God
Falling Off The Edge of The World
Shadow of The Wind
Die Young
Heaven & Hell
~ENCORE~
Lonely Is The Word (**dropped due to time)
Neon Knights

According to several people that attended the concert, Dio announced towards the end of the band's performance that the show would be cut short due to a curfew, resulting in one of the two planned encores ? "Lonely is the Word" ? getting dropped from the final setlist.

As for H&H, Dio sounded nothing less than perfect. His highs were stunning and his growls were vicious. Some really cool lighting effects, too. The stage is a medieval castle with bricks, torch lamps and a big wooden door. Three small video screens project images up above the band members.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 12, 2007, 01:57:40 PM
(http://www.metal-rules.com/~music/HandH/IMG_6765.JPG)
(http://www.metal-rules.com/~music/HandH/IMG_6903.JPG)
(http://www.metal-rules.com/~music/HandH/IMG_6815.JPG)
(http://www.metal-rules.com/~music/HandH/IMG_6883.JPG)
(http://www.metal-rules.com/~music/HandH/IMG_6884.JPG)


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 12, 2007, 09:34:41 PM
According to a flyer that was handed out at HEAVEN AND HELL's concert at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Sunday night (March 11), a HEAVEN AND HELL live CD/DVD is being planned for release in the fall. No further details are currently available.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Sparksry on March 19, 2007, 12:11:13 PM
Wow i cant wait im going in 5 days , in london . It should be sikk . Anyone else going to the london show. Its a shame they dont play any ozzy or dio songs just blacksabbth ones but it should be cool


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 28, 2007, 10:24:41 AM
HEAVEN AND HELL ? the band featuring BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ronnie James Dio, and drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) ? will tour the U.K. in November 2007 with support from none other than LAMB OF GOD and ICED EARTH. Tickets for the dates are expected to go on sale at the end of this week. The dates are as follows:

Nov. 04 - UK - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Nov. 06 - UK - SECC, Glasgow
Nov. 07 - UK - Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield
Nov. 09 - UK - Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester
Nov. 10 - UK - Wembley Arena, London
Nov. 11 - UK - Centre, Brighton
Nov. 13 - UK - NEC, Birmingham
Nov. 14 - UK - International Arena, Cardiff
Nov. 15 - UK - Arena, Nottingham
Nov. 17 - UK - Pavilions, Plymouth
Nov. 18 - UK - BIC, Bournemouth


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: TAP on March 28, 2007, 04:05:12 PM
Cleveland college radio stations WCSB, WRUW, WJCU and the Cleveland Free Times magazine, in conjunction with Rhino Records and HEAVEN AND HELL, are sponsoring a BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN AND HELL promotion with The Exchange (an independent Cleveland music retailer) on Tuesday, April 3. A FREE official HEAVEN AND HELL 2007 tour t-shirt ($30+ value) will be given out at The Exchange's Parma Heights, Ohio store (6271 Pearl Rd - 440-845-0828) with purchase of BLACK SABBATH's "The Dio Years" CD. The store opens at 10:00 a.m. A minimum of 75 shirts will be available. There is a limit of one shirt and two CDs per customer. A coupon from the Free Times must be presented to receive the shirt. The offer is good while supplies last.

The Exchange will be offering a special sale price for "The Dio Years" CD for $6.66 at all of their stores (including the location with the tour shirt giveaway) from Tuesday, April 3 through Sunday, April 8. The suggested list price is $18.98, making this an incredible value for SABBATH fans! A similar sale pricing promotion with SLAYER's "Christ Illusion" CD last year resulted in sales topping 2,100 units. The Exchange has 20 stores in the Cleveland and Pittsburgh markets.

BLACK SABBATH's "The Dio Years" (release date April 3) is the legendary band's thundering best featuring Ronnie James Dio as frontman plus three brand new tracks! Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Vinny Appice are currently on the road for the "Heaven And Hell World Tour 2007" in support of the CD release. The package includes in-depth liner notes by London, U.K.-based Dave Ling, writer for Classic Rock and Metal Hammer magazines. The first U.S. tour date in New York this coming Friday sold out in 45 minutes. The band will be recording and filming the show for an upcoming release.

In addition to the free tour shirt giveaway, fans can also enter to win FREE HEAVEN AND HELL concert tickets. Text WINHH to 50505 for a chance to win tickets to see HEAVEN AND HELL on Friday, May 11 at Tower City Amphitheater in Cleveland courtesy of The Exchange, Live Nation, Cleveland Free Times and the Pittsburgh City Paper. 20 pairs of tickets will be given away.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: TAP on March 28, 2007, 04:05:49 PM
HEAVEN AND HELL ? the band featuring BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ronnie James Dio, and drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) ? will tour the U.K. in November 2007 with support from none other than LAMB OF GOD and ICED EARTH. Tickets for the dates are expected to go on sale at the end of this week. The dates are as follows:

Nov. 04 - UK - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Nov. 06 - UK - SECC, Glasgow
Nov. 07 - UK - Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield
Nov. 09 - UK - Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester
Nov. 10 - UK - Wembley Arena, London
Nov. 11 - UK - Centre, Brighton
Nov. 13 - UK - NEC, Birmingham
Nov. 14 - UK - International Arena, Cardiff
Nov. 15 - UK - Arena, Nottingham
Nov. 17 - UK - Pavilions, Plymouth
Nov. 18 - UK - BIC, Bournemouth


Ambitious tour. The NEC was only a third full in '92.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on March 28, 2007, 05:44:44 PM
HEAVEN AND HELL ? the band featuring BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ronnie James Dio, and drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) ? will tour the U.K. in November 2007 with support from none other than LAMB OF GOD and ICED EARTH. Tickets for the dates are expected to go on sale at the end of this week. The dates are as follows:

Nov. 04 - UK - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Nov. 06 - UK - SECC, Glasgow
Nov. 07 - UK - Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield
Nov. 09 - UK - Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester
Nov. 10 - UK - Wembley Arena, London
Nov. 11 - UK - Centre, Brighton
Nov. 13 - UK - NEC, Birmingham
Nov. 14 - UK - International Arena, Cardiff
Nov. 15 - UK - Arena, Nottingham
Nov. 17 - UK - Pavilions, Plymouth
Nov. 18 - UK - BIC, Bournemouth


Ambitious tour. The NEC was only a third full in '92.

it sold out, i couldnt get tickets.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 06, 2007, 01:26:24 PM
According to Rolling Stone magazine, OZZY OSBOURNE has set "Black Rain" as the title of his new solo album, due out early June.

Heard a preview of his first single 'I Dont Want To Stop' it sounds pretty fuckin good...Pretty heavy to


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: metallex78 on April 10, 2007, 07:54:15 AM
His website has short sample clips of all the tracks. Blabbermouth had all the links up a few days ago so you could listen to them all without searching the site.

Sounds pretty cool though, kinda like a cross between Black Label Society and Ozzy.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on April 10, 2007, 07:56:28 AM
His website has short sample clips of all the tracks. Blabbermouth had all the links up a few days ago so you could listen to them all without searching the site.

Sounds pretty cool though, kinda like a cross between Black Label Society and Ozzy.

link me up


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: metallex78 on April 10, 2007, 08:04:30 AM
Just go to www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net and scroll back through a few pages there, you should be able to find it.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 10, 2007, 03:04:08 PM
OZZY OSBOURNE will release his new album, "Black Rain", on May 22 via Epic Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "I Don't Wanna Stop", "Not Going Away", "Thank God For The Almighty Dollar", "Civilize The Universe", "Black Rain", "Countdown's Begun" and "Trap Door".

You can tell by looking at many of the song titles on "Black Rain" ? Ozzy Osbourne's first album with new studio material in six years ? that the rock legend took a good look at his own life and the world around him. He also salutes his fans?among the most devoted in the world ? with such songs as "Here For You" and "Lay Your World On Me".

"Black Rain" finds the two-time Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee as vital, creative and evocative as ever. You also get the clear sense that he's operating at the peak of powers, as a singer and songwriter. Ozzy fans can log onto www.ozzy.com to hear samples of tracks from the album.

Ozzy co-produced the album with Kevin Churko and recorded it with his touring band: Zakk Wylde (guitar), Mike Bordin (drums) and Blasko (bass). Ozzy says that he felt a new freedom while recording the album at his home studio in Los Angeles. The result: songs that are not only hard-hitting but adventurously arranged and sonically fresh. Explains Ozzy, "It's a well-put together album. I think it's evident that it hasn't been just slapped out and put down. I took my time on the album and Zakk plays some amazing stuff as always". Ozzy feels "Black Rain" is the true follow-up to his classic "No More Tears", the 1991 album that also challenged the expectations of what an Ozzy Osbourne album should sound like.

Some of the songs on "Black Rain" are ominous in their emotional tone ? they examine a world teeming with greed, war, deception, bad drugs ("11 Silver", about crystal meth) and environmental havoc. Ozzy also zooms in on the overriding sense of fear and dread that define our times ? perpetrated, he feels, by news programs that make "entertainment" out of terrible news events.

Says Ozzy: "I just thought there's so much fucking bad news, the only way I can release it is to put it in a song". On the other hand, the new track "Civilize The Universe" offers a sense of hope, as Ozzy sings: "I'm alive/Watching better turn to worse/One more time/Try to civilize the universe".

Ozzy will support "Black Rain" with a world tour beginning in Moscow on May 27 which continues through July 6. Then starting July 12 in Seattle, he'll headline the 12th annual Ozzfest tour throughout America.

The pioneer and trendsetter has pulled the plug on ticket prices in America and given the power back to the fans, calling this summer's Ozzfest "FreeFest". That's right, this year's Ozzfest is entirely free for fans, an unprecedented move for an artist and tour of this stature.

Ozzy is being honored in May on VH1's "Rock Honors" telecast. He will perform three songs on the broadcast including a track from "Black Rain". Premiering on Thursday, May 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, "VH1 Rock Honors" will be taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 12.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: TAP on April 12, 2007, 06:25:09 PM
HEAVEN AND HELL ? the band featuring BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ronnie James Dio, and drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) ? will tour the U.K. in November 2007 with support from none other than LAMB OF GOD and ICED EARTH. Tickets for the dates are expected to go on sale at the end of this week. The dates are as follows:

Nov. 04 - UK - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Nov. 06 - UK - SECC, Glasgow
Nov. 07 - UK - Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield
Nov. 09 - UK - Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester
Nov. 10 - UK - Wembley Arena, London
Nov. 11 - UK - Centre, Brighton
Nov. 13 - UK - NEC, Birmingham
Nov. 14 - UK - International Arena, Cardiff
Nov. 15 - UK - Arena, Nottingham
Nov. 17 - UK - Pavilions, Plymouth
Nov. 18 - UK - BIC, Bournemouth


Ambitious tour. The NEC was only a third full in '92.

it sold out, i couldnt get tickets.

I don't think we're talking about the same show. I was there and half the place was curtained off, and the open sections were pretty empty. Are you talking about the Ozzy reunion shows in '98 or whenever it was?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on April 12, 2007, 06:27:46 PM
woah, is there anyone who thinks ozzy.com is a good website?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on April 19, 2007, 11:38:52 PM
http://www.sonymusic.com/clips/selection/fu/OzzyOsbourne/DontWanna_01_01_full_100.asx

Ozzys new song "i don't wanna stop" is avalible for streaming. found this on Blabbermouth, enjoy
:peace:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: SLCPUNK on April 20, 2007, 01:13:07 AM
woah, is there anyone who thinks ozzy.com is a good website?

Yea, I think they just changed it, kinda nutty.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: freedom78 on April 20, 2007, 01:52:51 AM
Hmm...according to Ozzfest.com, those "free" Ozzfest tix will be offered first to those of us who forget that Ozzy hasn't released anything worthwhile for years and shell out for his new album.   :no:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Timothy on April 20, 2007, 04:21:16 AM
Hmm...according to Ozzfest.com, those "free" Ozzfest tix will be offered first to those of us who forget that Ozzy hasn't released anything worthwhile for years and shell out for his new album.   :no:

who gives a shit? don't buy the fucking album. and get tickets the regular way....not that fucking hard ::)


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: DEAD HORSE on April 23, 2007, 02:45:11 AM
WHo is going to HEaven And HEll show in Los angeles?  I got tix, is goin to be awesome, i cant wait! :nervous:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on April 23, 2007, 09:17:05 AM
http://www.sonymusic.com/clips/selection/fu/OzzyOsbourne/DontWanna_01_01_full_100.asx

Ozzys new song "i don't wanna stop" is avalible for streaming. found this on Blabbermouth, enjoy
:peace:

commercial, very. how much does he wanna tell us hes all fired up.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 02, 2007, 10:49:12 AM
Ozzy Osbourne has told MTV.com that he be playing several songs from "Black Rain" at Ozzfest this summer but will of course dip into the archives to play some of his older solo material, as well as some BLACK SABBATH classics. But he can't take credit for this summer's gratis tickets.
"I'm the entertainer ? my wife's the manager," he said. "I may be talking out of my ass, but what happened was, we always try to do a reasonable ticket. We have to alter it and ultimately put more on the ticket [as tour-related costs increase]. So last year, Sharon was getting pissed off at the bands who wanted more and more [money to play], so she goes, 'F--- this, I'm going to do it for nothing,' and bring it back down to earth. And people thought it would be a washout, that it wouldn't work.

"It's our way of saying, 'Eh, come along, have some fun,' " he continued. "The ticket prices don't ever go down. ... We're in hard times now. I'm just trying to bring a bit of fairness to the game, and Sharon is also, and keep people happy. If it wasn't for them ? I'm [turning] 59 this year ? I wouldn't be anywhere near where I am now. I wouldn't be living in these houses I have."

As for the reunion of BLACK SABBATH's 1980s lineup ? guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ronnie James Dio and drummer Vinny Appice ? which will be touring this year under the moniker HEAVEN AND HELL, Ozzy wishes them all the best but maintains the only true BLACK SABBATH is the band he fronts. And while he's not sure what HEAVEN AND HELL's future plans might be, his next order of business, so long as the rest of the guys are still up for it, is to record with SABBATH once again.

"I'm still on for an album and a tour with them, but we have no [new material written]," he said. "It would be so easy for us to get in and out of a studio and make an album. But if it's not up to the par of when I left, why do it? It will destroy the f---ing legacy of BLACK SABBATH, and the legend of BLACK SABBATH. I haven't dropped the idea, because Tony and I are talking alright about it. I haven't abandoned the idea ? like, 'If my album does well, f--- BLACK SABBATH.' It's what I want to do. We have repaired some of the damage between each other, and now, I'd like to do a really good f---ing BLACK SABBATH album."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 13, 2007, 09:12:04 AM
Ozzy Osbourne recently spoke to Kara A. Medalis of WWE.com about his upcoming appearance on World Wrestling Entertainment's "SmackDown" and his new album, "Black Rain". A few excerpts follow:

On his involvement with WWE:

"Working with WWE, it's fun, you know. I'm not new to wrestling. I started doing some stuff with the British Bulldogs many, many years ago. I became a very good friend of Andre the Giant when he was alive. I used to go drinking with him, and he was such a lovely man."

On this year's Ozzfest:

"Why's it free? You better ask my wife about that, I don't know. That's her job! I'm glad she's doing it that way though. Ultimately it comes back to the kids. Normally they have to pay a couple hundred bucks a ticket, I'm guessing. I hope we can give them a good show. I'm doing the biggest tour of my life."

On addressing the state of the world and its effect on his life on "Black Rain":

"People are saying to me that I've gotten very political. I haven't got very political, but I watch a lot of documentaries, like on the History Channel, Discovery, A&E and so on. What I get interested in, in the news is this f****** war that's going on. If it gets in my head and has an effect, it's going to come out in my music I suppose.

?There's quite a bit of anti-war and questionary lyrics there, which is not a new thing for me. People just think that when I was singing with BLACK SABBATH, all we ever sang about was the devil and the dark forces or whatever, but it's not true. There were a lot of political things, a lot of anti-war things there."

On his new single, "I Don't Wanna Stop", which holds special meaning to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer:

"I'm 59 this year. People keep saying to me, 'You'll be quitting soon, retiring.' I don't wanna stop! You'll know when I want to stop because I won't be doing it anymore. I've tried not doing it, but it's not like I've got a job. I'd miss the fans. I'd miss the buzz, seeing the crowd going crazy."

On wrestling fans:

"I've been doing arenas and gigs and festivals for the best part of 30, 40 years. The f******* fans of wrestling go absolutely crazy. I thought nobody could get louder than a rock concert, but was I ever wrong!"


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: GeraldFord on May 13, 2007, 10:01:42 AM
Magic 8 Ball says "new Ozzy CD will suck."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Sparksry on May 13, 2007, 08:03:12 PM
Well the new ozzy track is kickass so i guess ur 8 ball is wrong : ok:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: chineseblues on May 16, 2007, 07:41:47 PM
Magic 8 Ball says "new Ozzy CD will suck."

You're magic 8 ball must be broken, I already have the new album and it's pretty damn good. Its no Blizzard of Ozz, but considering the fact that Ozzy can hardly even speak let alone sing, its pretty damn good. Its definitely harder then the last few albums. Stand out tracks to me so far are The Almighty Dollar, I don't wanna stop, Not going away and Black Rain.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on May 17, 2007, 10:14:11 AM
im not enjoying this album its all dark and depressing, and hes trying to do crossover styles, whats with the dance sounding track really, and ozzys singing as if hes trying to do the "hip" thing  :hihi: then theres the tracks where he goes into beatles mode.

He hasnt topped no more tears.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on May 17, 2007, 10:16:51 AM
infact at times it sounds like a poor attempt at NIN


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on May 17, 2007, 02:00:43 PM
somebody Point Me in the direction to find it  ;)



Yeah my friend wants me to go see heaven and hell with him and i want him to watch ozzy with me.. we can only chose one.. wouldn't you guys also wanna see ozzy rather then H&H?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: chineseblues on May 17, 2007, 05:08:44 PM
somebody Point Me in the direction to find it  ;)



Yeah my friend wants me to go see heaven and hell with him and i want him to watch ozzy with me.. we can only chose one.. wouldn't you guys also wanna see ozzy rather then H&H?

Why can you only choose one? Ozzfest tickets are FREE this year (unless you don't live in the US, then I don't even know if Ozzy is doing shows anywhere else).


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on May 17, 2007, 05:11:12 PM
Why can you only choose one? Ozzfest tickets are FREE this year (unless you don't live in the US, then I don't even know if Ozzy is doing shows anywhere else).
I'm in sweden thank you very much and yeah festivals are expensive i'm only 16 not much money and i went with ozzy : ok:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Wheres Izzy on May 17, 2007, 10:17:21 PM
im not enjoying this album its all dark and depressing, and hes trying to do crossover styles, whats with the dance sounding track really, and ozzys singing as if hes trying to do the "hip" thing? :hihi: then theres the tracks where he goes into beatles mode.

He hasnt topped no more tears.


Really? I actually may be the only one who thinks Ozzmosis is the best solo work he's ever done. It has some kick ass rockers on it, some of Zakks best work, Geezer plays some awesome bass. Perry Mason, Tomorrow, Old LA Tonight, See You On The Other Side. No More Tears is great and all but I always felt it was over rated and not dark enough for The Mighty Oz.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: chineseblues on May 18, 2007, 10:44:34 PM
Ozzy performing his new single "I dont wanna stp" on WWE smackdown earlier tonight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe4K26eR3bI


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: freedom78 on May 18, 2007, 11:26:46 PM
Ozzy performing his new single "I dont wanna stp" on WWE smackdown earlier tonight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe4K26eR3bI

That was ok, but I'd like to hear a studio version, as Ozzy's singing tends to suffer live.  The backing music sounded pretty good, though!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: sjgotnitro on May 18, 2007, 11:31:47 PM
The new album is awsome. Kicks ass.

Atleast 6 very strong songs

One or 2 week songs

I spent a few hours today listening to it and I'm hooked on it. It blows libertad out of the water IMHO

I say it is the best ozzy cd in a while. has some crunch to it, zakk does some eild stuff , and ozzy also has taken a diffrent direction on some songs.

A dew songs come off weak at first, trust me hear them through they take off.

The 2 ballads are classics. I love them both. The one sounds like classic ozzy at some points.



It is a must buy.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: sjgotnitro on May 18, 2007, 11:38:03 PM
infact at times it sounds like a poor attempt at NIN

One song gives that impression slightly.


It is a crunchy ozzy CD. The ballads are priceless. There are some areas that have some digital effects going on that are diffrent from his normal thing, but ozzy does not need to sound like NIN and this it does not.

There is only one prince of darkness, and this album at times is darker then his recent albums. 


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on May 19, 2007, 06:23:31 AM
infact at times it sounds like a poor attempt at NIN

One song gives that impression slightly.


It is a crunchy ozzy CD. The ballads are priceless. There are some areas that have some digital effects going on that are diffrent from his normal thing, but ozzy does not need to sound like NIN and this it does not.

There is only one prince of darkness, and this album at times is darker then his recent albums. 

tell me about it, its depressing!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on May 19, 2007, 07:31:13 AM
I must say i love "i don't wana stop"


:headbanger: can't fucking wait to see him in a month


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: greendog on May 19, 2007, 07:33:06 AM
i liked paranoid, but thats because of the riff. everything else ive heard i find very lame and cheesy. not to my taste at all. hasnt he got a new album out?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on May 19, 2007, 07:36:29 AM
i liked paranoid, but thats because of the riff. everything else ive heard i find very lame and cheesy. not to my taste at all. hasnt he got a new album out?


it's out later in may or june i think.. u can find the new single "i don't wanna stop" a few posts up when he plays it live


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: sjgotnitro on May 19, 2007, 09:17:38 AM
Tha album has leaked already, I think the release date is in a week or 2


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: sjgotnitro on May 19, 2007, 09:20:08 AM
infact at times it sounds like a poor attempt at NIN

One song gives that impression slightly.


It is a crunchy ozzy CD. The ballads are priceless. There are some areas that have some digital effects going on that are diffrent from his normal thing, but ozzy does not need to sound like NIN and this it does not.

There is only one prince of darkness, and this album at times is darker then his recent albums.?

tell me about it, its depressing!

Well ozzy singing about happy stuff and girls is not his thing. So to me it is what he is about.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 19, 2007, 01:31:59 PM
Was Ozzy lipsinking or using major backing tracks on Smackdown? I dont know, but if he wasnt he sounded pretty good


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on May 19, 2007, 01:34:05 PM
Was Ozzy lipsinking or using major backing tracks on Smackdown? I dont know, but if he wasnt he sounded pretty good

i thought about that too.. at first i was sure he was gonna lipsynch but when i watched the video i couldn't see that he did.. sounded great IMO


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: SLCPUNK on May 19, 2007, 01:35:24 PM
Can somebody pm me this album, or point me in the direction to get it.

Thanks in advance.

Edit to clarify.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 19, 2007, 02:13:45 PM
The video is about halfway up on pg 13


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on May 20, 2007, 01:29:30 PM
Can somebody pm me this album, or point me in the direction to get it.

Thanks in advance.

Edit to clarify.

I haven't downloaded it yet (only downloaded the single).. but i think you can find it on some torrent sites or something


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: metallex78 on May 20, 2007, 07:43:52 PM
The new album is awsome. Kicks ass.

Atleast 6 very strong songs

One or 2 week songs

I spent a few hours today listening to it and I'm hooked on it. It blows libertad out of the water IMHO

I say it is the best ozzy cd in a while. has some crunch to it, zakk does some eild stuff , and ozzy also has taken a diffrent direction on some songs.

A dew songs come off weak at first, trust me hear them through they take off.

The 2 ballads are classics. I love them both. The one sounds like classic ozzy at some points.

It is a must buy.

Maybe I'm missing something, but have you heard ALL of Libertad to be able to make a comparison?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: D on May 23, 2007, 06:38:46 PM
Ive never been much of an Ozzy fan but his new song on Smackdown was excellent. I am gonna buy that song now.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: DEAD HORSE on May 23, 2007, 09:47:51 PM
I listened to the whole new album, is cool but nothing like earth shattering. did a good job tho. have like 5 really cool songs in it. : ok:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on May 23, 2007, 11:26:40 PM
I listened to the whole new album, is cool but nothing like earth shattering. did a good job tho. have like 5 really cool songs in it. : ok:

yeah man i know what you mean. This album isn't Ozzys best but it still kicks ass :headbanger:


D:

i know i loved that preformanced it was really cool i think they should've killed the bit with but fuck edge and have Ozzy play 2 or 3 more songs :yes:

any one else see the ones when he was on kimmel last night and monday?

:peace:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: gilld1 on May 24, 2007, 12:13:26 PM
Very disappointed with this new album.  I think Zakk needs tobe replaced so some new life and ideas can enter the band.  ZW keeps playing the same recycled riffs that he has been playing since No Rest for the Wicked.  C'mon Ozzzy, you are better than this.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: freedom78 on May 24, 2007, 05:43:47 PM
I listened to the whole new album, is cool but nothing like earth shattering. did a good job tho. have like 5 really cool songs in it. : ok:
This album isn't Ozzys best but it still kicks ass :headbanger:

I agree that it's pretty good.  I enjoy listening to Ozzy's vocals, so any Ozzy album is worth hearing, in my opinion.  Of course, the trend whore douches at rolling stone disagree, giving it 2.5 stars.  Oh, that their building would just fall over, rendering them unable to proclaim themselves authorities on music.  :yes:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on May 24, 2007, 11:54:24 PM
I listened to the whole new album, is cool but nothing like earth shattering. did a good job tho. have like 5 really cool songs in it. : ok:
This album isn't Ozzys best but it still kicks ass :headbanger:

I agree that it's pretty good.? I enjoy listening to Ozzy's vocals, so any Ozzy album is worth hearing, in my opinion.? Of course, the trend whore douches at rolling stone disagree, giving it 2.5 stars.? Oh, that their building would just fall over, rendering them unable to proclaim themselves authorities on music.? :yes:

they only gave Ozzy a 2.5? THose BasTARDS :rant:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Sparksry on May 25, 2007, 08:12:52 AM
Anyoone see jack osbournes new show


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on May 25, 2007, 03:45:49 PM
Anyoone see jack osbournes new show

Ge gas a show? when and where is it on?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on May 25, 2007, 06:35:03 PM
I listened to the whole new album, is cool but nothing like earth shattering. did a good job tho. have like 5 really cool songs in it. : ok:
This album isn't Ozzys best but it still kicks ass :headbanger:

I agree that it's pretty good.  I enjoy listening to Ozzy's vocals, so any Ozzy album is worth hearing, in my opinion.  Of course, the trend whore douches at rolling stone disagree, giving it 2.5 stars.  Oh, that their building would just fall over, rendering them unable to proclaim themselves authorities on music.  :yes:

i agree with the rating , i thought the album was a pile of shit....really dissappointing after all his hype up of it.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: GeraldFord on May 25, 2007, 08:14:59 PM
I'm enjoying the new CD, it's his best since No More Tears, IMHO.

Btw, I just love the booklet and the liner notes for the new CD. They really outdid themselves. :yes: ::)


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: freedom78 on May 25, 2007, 09:58:06 PM
I listened to the whole new album, is cool but nothing like earth shattering. did a good job tho. have like 5 really cool songs in it. : ok:
This album isn't Ozzys best but it still kicks ass :headbanger:

I agree that it's pretty good.  I enjoy listening to Ozzy's vocals, so any Ozzy album is worth hearing, in my opinion.  Of course, the trend whore douches at rolling stone disagree, giving it 2.5 stars.  Oh, that their building would just fall over, rendering them unable to proclaim themselves authorities on music.  :yes:

i agree with the rating , i thought the album was a pile of shit....really dissappointing after all his hype up of it.

I can live with that...but from a magazine with such a low quality ear that Gwen Stefani gets four stars, I find it very sad.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on May 26, 2007, 05:53:27 AM
I listened to the whole new album, is cool but nothing like earth shattering. did a good job tho. have like 5 really cool songs in it. : ok:
This album isn't Ozzys best but it still kicks ass :headbanger:

I agree that it's pretty good.  I enjoy listening to Ozzy's vocals, so any Ozzy album is worth hearing, in my opinion.  Of course, the trend whore douches at rolling stone disagree, giving it 2.5 stars.  Oh, that their building would just fall o
oh i ver, rendering them unable to proclaim themselves authorities on music.  :yes:

i agree with the rating , i thought the album was a pile of shit....really dissappointing after all his hype up of it.

I can live with that...but from a magazine with such a low quality ear that Gwen Stefani gets four stars, I find it very sad.

oh of course i can understand your anger at that.

gwen=sellout whore


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on May 26, 2007, 05:59:19 PM
Ozzy did 'I Don't Wanna Stop' on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Didn't get to see the whole interview unfortunately.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Wheres Izzy on May 27, 2007, 10:12:28 AM
I'm enjoying the new CD, it's his best since No More Tears, IMHO.

Btw, I just love the booklet and the liner notes for the new CD. They really outdid themselves. :yes: ::)

I like the new album. I would say the first 3 songs stand out as being much better than everything else on there. Did you ever listen to ozzmosis tho? I think it's better than black rain and no more tears. Oh and this may be a really dumb question but were you being sarcastic about the booklet and liner notes? Cause Mine has didn't come with any and I saw a pic of a different cover for the album then the one I have.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 28, 2007, 12:58:25 PM
OZZY OSBOURNE kicked off his world tour in support of "Black Rain" Sunday night (May 27) at Olympissky Stadium in Moscow, Russia. His setlist was as follows:

01. Bark at the Moon
02. Mr. Crowley
03. Not Going Away
04. Flying High Again
05. Road to Nowhere
06. Suicide Solution (w/ Zakk Wylde solo)
07. I Don't Know
08. Here for You
09. No More Tears
10. I Don't Want to Change the World
11. Mama, I'm Coming Home
12. Crazy Train
13. Paranoid
Ozzy's next concert is scheduled to take place Tuesday (May 29) in St. Petersburg, Russia

Kinda odd theres no I Dont Wanna Stop in there


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on May 30, 2007, 11:02:18 PM
really?

I don't wanna stop wasn't on there? thats the best new one of them all. That kinda makes me think that Ozzy really does wanna stop- but not stop playing the old tunes.

Either way i'd love to see one of my heros at his best before he really does call it quits for good

Long live OZZY :headbanger: \m/


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 31, 2007, 01:58:39 PM
HEAVEN AND HELL ? the band featuring BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ronnie James Dio, and drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) ? will embark on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in early August. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Aug. 02 - Challenge Arena ? Perth, AUS
Aug. 05 - Thebarton Theatre - Adelaide, AUS
Aug. 07 - WIN Entertainment Centre - Wollongong, AUS
Aug. 08 - Entertainment Centre - Newcastle, AUS
Aug. 10 - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, AUS
Aug. 11 - Entertainment Centre - Sydney, AUS
Aug. 14 - Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, AUS
Aug. 16 - Logan Campbell Centre ? Auckland, NZ


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on June 02, 2007, 12:20:32 PM
Ozzy is living in stockholm sweden until he plays at hultsfred 15 june, even though he has shows in other european countries.. he travels from sweden and back.. pretty cool



are there any other setlists of the 2007 tour?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 06, 2007, 07:24:21 AM
LiveNation.com has now confirmed that ROB ZOMBIE will fill the direct-support slot on the next leg of HEAVEN AND HELL's U.S. tour, which is scheduled to kick off early September. Also slated to appear is QUEENSR?CHE. So far only one date has been leaked: Sunday, September 9 at the Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts in Mansfield, Massachusetts.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 19, 2007, 08:05:30 AM
Alice Cooper appears to have replaced ROB ZOMBIE on the upcoming HEAVEN AND HELL tour, which also features QUEENSR?CHE in the opening slot. However, it is not presently clear if ALICE COOPER will play all the shows on the trek or if he will only be added to select gigs. So far the following dates have been leaked:

Sep. 05 - Broome County Arena - Binghamton, NY
Sep. 08 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater ? Wantagh, NY
Sep. 09 - Tweeter Center - Mansfield, MA
Sep. 14 - St Pete Times Forum - Tampa, FL
Sep. 15 - BankAtlantic Center ? Sunrise, FL
Sep. 16 - Amway Arena - Orlando, FL
Sep. 19 - Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake - Pittsburgh, PA
Sep. 25 - Coors Amphitheatre - Englewood, CO
Sep. 28 - Reno Events Center - Reno, NV

The September 9 concert at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA will be part of Loco Fest: Locobazooka! 2007.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 06, 2007, 01:50:47 PM
Ernest A. Jasmin of The News Tribune recently conducted an interview with Ozzy Osbourne. A few excerpts follow:

The News Tribune: The first [Ozzfest 2007] gig is at the White River Amphitheatre. And a couple of years ago you had a rough gig there. (Ozzy stormed offstage in 2005 after his voice went out.)

Ozzy: I get a lot of voice problems. ? You have to do a lot of shouting, you know. That's why I think we're booked on the early part of this tour. ? I've just done the biggest European tour I've ever done. And I had a little bit of voice trouble. But it seems to be getting better now, you know.

The News Tribune: Given that in recent years you've had vocal problems, and the first two songs on the new album are called "Not Going Away" and "I Don't Wanna Stop", have you considered retirement?

Ozzy: Every year I do. ? I was listening to the demo tapes of "No More Tears" today, which was recorded, like, 15 years ago. And I would go, "@#$%@% hell." My voice has a lot higher range, you know. And I was talking to Bob Seger a couple of years ago when I was out with him, and I asked him, "Can you still get up there? Like when you sing ('Old Time Rock & Roll'.)" He said, "I have problems." We all have problems. When it's going great, I love it. When it's going bad, I hate it. ? There's a lot of people doing a lot of trickery, with @#%@%@ machines and everything. Like a friend of mine went to see MADONNA, and apparently she does the whole @#$@%@ thing lip-sync.

The News Tribune: When will you know that it's time to pass the torch?

Ozzy: If I go from playing @#%@%@ big shows to playing clubs ? I ain't gonna be doing that. ? If the audience dwindles, and I don't enjoy it any more, I'll quit, you know. I don't want to play to an empty room or an empty theater or an empty amphitheater. I mean, they've been asking the STONES for the last @#%@%@ 20 years, ? and they're still going.

The News Tribune: I read this is the first album you've done completely sober.

Ozzy: Yeah, yeah. I've recorded albums sober before. But I haven't co-written albums or written anything sober before. And why I did it like that was I found a friend of mine. He's got a lot more years time than I have. I says to him, "The alcohol and the drugs fuel my creativity." He says, "That's what your addiction tells you. But what you've gotta do is don't be afraid to ask for help."

When I'm doing an album, I'm usually like some deranged @#%@%@ pregnant man. I didn't get myself too involved. When I have a vision in my head ? I don't play music. I can't read music. I can't hardly read English considering I'm so dyslexic. I had to detach myself from it, you know. And the success of the TV show was (considers) it just put me on this ride, you know.

The News Tribune: Were you apprehensive about how people would receive your album after the show?

Ozzy: Well, no. Luckily for me, I've done other projects of covers and things that have been great sellers for me. But that was just to let (fans) know that I'm still around, you know. But my own albums, they've always been successful, you know. So for whatever reason this album, "Black Rain", didn't do as well as (expected). I can't really complain because I've had such a great ? next year it'll be 40 years I've been doing what I've been doing.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 06, 2007, 01:53:46 PM
ary Graff of Billboard.com reports that about 3,000 tickets for each of Ozzfest 2007's 24 shows ? which begin Thursday in Auburn, Wash. ? have been held back in order to provide upgraded seating for fans. Those will include reserved pavilion locations and even some seats that are actually on the stage.

"On the day of the show you can get to different booths, enter a lottery and get upgraded," Ozzfest organizer Sharon Osbourne explains to Billboard.com. "We'll be upgrading throughout the day, 3,000 people. That's a lot of people to upgrade."

Osbourne adds that the upgrades will be handled in a manner that puts some premium on arriving early for the show, although this year's Ozzfest will begin at noon, rather than 10 a.m. or earlier in previous years. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m.

Sharon Osbourne also revealed that talks are ongoing about a BLACK SABBATH reunion in 2008.

"We're definitely talking to the guys, just talking," she says. "I think when they finish their (HEAVEN AND HELL with Ronnie James Dio) tour and we finish (Ozzfest), we can sit down and spend more time on it."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: guns_n_motley on July 06, 2007, 02:16:58 PM
reunion?? they never broke up?? and they toured 2 years ago....oh wait, its just sharons ploy of getting more people to see them :confused:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on July 06, 2007, 02:22:11 PM
reunion?? they never broke up?? and they toured 2 years ago....oh wait, its just sharons ploy of getting more people to see them :confused:

it wasn't sharon saying reunion.. it's the article who says the word reunion ::)


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: freedom78 on July 06, 2007, 02:23:11 PM
reunion?? they never broke up?? and they toured 2 years ago....oh wait, its just sharons ploy of getting more people to see them :confused:

I don't know that it's a ploy.  They're currently touring separately, so when they get back together that, to me, IS a reunion. 

But a show I'd REALLY like to see would be this one.

Dio
Ozzy Osbourne
Rainbow
Deep Purple
Black Sabbath

So many members have overlapped between those bands, that you could put on an amazing show.  RJD did Dio, Rainbow, and Sabbath, Ozzy's solo and Sabbath, Ritchie Blackmore's in Deep Purple and Rainbow, Ian Gillan did Purple and Sabbath...it would be an incredible gig.

You could have Sabbath doing material from three vocalists...oh, man, what a killer show that would be.  Of course, stamina would be an issue.  Can these old geezers really do that many performances in one night?  Maybe short sets from all but Purple and Sabbath?  That might work.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: guns_n_motley on July 06, 2007, 02:35:10 PM
hiatus is more of a word to use. they toured 2 years ago and took a break to do their own stuff. they are still in the band, its not like they have to negotiate contracts to get guys back in the band etc.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Bridge on July 09, 2007, 01:03:42 AM
For those of you die hard Ozzy fans, you need to buy the Japanese release of Black Rain.

It contains a better cover photo, a jewel case, lyrics, songwriting credits, liner notes, AND two bonus tracks, "I Can't Save You" and "Nightmare".

"Nightmare" is an incredible song, and better than any song of the official release of the album.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Wheres Izzy on July 20, 2007, 09:07:46 PM
For those of you die hard Ozzy fans, you need to buy the Japanese release of Black Rain.

It contains a better cover photo, a jewel case, lyrics, songwriting credits, liner notes, AND two bonus tracks, "I Can't Save You" and "Nightmare".

"Nightmare" is an incredible song, and better than any song of the official release of the album.

That is not an exaggeration at all. I think "I can't save you" is one of the best songs he's done in years as well. "Nightmare" is a fucking masterpiece.  One of the best songs of his career, and I grew up a huge sabbath fan. It's insane that it's not on the album. I don't know if it's the artsists, the labels, management, or what but this is as bad as "Messages" and "Gas and a $ Laugh" not being on Libertad.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 29, 2007, 01:47:28 PM
Denver's 9NEWS entertainment reporter Kirk Montgomery has confirmed Ozzy Osbourne had surgery at Rose Medical Center Saturday night (July 28).

The 59-year-old was in town for Ozzfest 2007, which took place at Coors Amphitheatre on Saturday.

Kirk reports that Osbourne was complaining of leg pain for most of the day. After the show, Osbourne was taken to Rose where he underwent surgery on his leg for a blood clot.

Osbourne was expected to be released from the hospital on Sunday. Kirk says wife Sharon was not travelling with him.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 30, 2007, 12:07:57 PM
Iommi: 2008 Sabbath Tour Not 'In Stone' Yet

There's plenty of talk about a Black Sabbath reunion for 2008. It's just not coming from the band members themselves. Guitarist Tony Iommi tells Billboard.com that even though "everybody's been talking to me" about the much-reported regrouping, "there's nothing in stone at all. It's very loose, so we'll see what happens."

Sharon Osbourne, original frontman Ozzy Osbourne's wife and manager, indicated earlier this year that Sabbath would be working together in 2008, and recently confirmed that "we're definitely talking to the guys." She hopes to further the discussions while Ozzy is on the road this fall on his post-Ozzfest tour with Rob Zombie and as Iommi and bassist Terry "Geezer" Butler finish up their Heaven & Hell tour with Ronnie James Dio.

Iommi says he'd like to see any Sabbath reunion involve some new music; the group's original lineup hasn't released a full set of fresh material since 1978's "Never Say Die!," though it did include a couple of new tracks on the 1998 live album "Reunion."

"I've been going on for a few years now saying I think we should've done an album a long time ago," Iommi explains. "It would be nice to do one, but, again, it's having the time to do it. I haven't written an album with Ozzy for a long time, so we'll have to see how long that'll take, and what it involves."

Iommi says he and Osbourne have been talking throughout the year and reports that the singer is "doing quite alright. He sounded fine when I spoke to him. We usually check in with each other and say, 'How you doing?'"

Heaven & Hell, meanwhile, is gearing up for a second North American tour, which kicks off Sept. 5 with opening acts Alice Cooper and Queensryche. This time out the group is supporting the "Live From Radio City Music Hall" CD and DVD, and Iommi and Butler acknowledged that they're intrigued by the possibility of continuing this band as well.

"It could happen, but we're not planning anything yet," says Butler. "We've always said it's just for this year only and that's it. But if something happens in the future ... I mean, I didn't even know this was gonna happen a year ago, so never say never."

Iommi adds, "I think we'd probably like to do something, whether it's an album or whatever, because it's such a great lineup. We've sort of mentioned it, but we've not really gone further with it. I think when we get to the end of this year we'll probably make some kind of decision."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: JMack on August 30, 2007, 01:31:29 PM
Black Sabbath is Black Sabbath for some reason?? I don't mind Ozzy or Dio doing Sabbath.? Yes they have had multiple singers but only these 2 I consider Black Sabbath.? Who knows how many drummers the band has gone through.? If you made me choose I would pick Ozzy as the man.? He does have a fear or Tony I. though.? He once said he was scared of him, not physically but mentally.? Sabbath is Classic no matter what.? I saw Van Halen open for Sabbath.? So I go back aways.? I remember Ozzy going crazy on the side watching a young Eddie play.? He always loved great guitar players.? OZZY found Randy Rhodes and he was by far the best guitarist I've ever seen live.? I think that Ozzy with Rhodes played Sabbath better than even Sabbath.? I have been listening to The Randy Rhodes Tribute CD for a few days now.? I remembering watching that show After hours and just remembering Ozzy is back and better than ever.? I saw them live at the Palladium in 81 and that was in my top 2 live shows ever.? No matter what though Dio has done well with Sabbath and put on a great show too.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 06, 2007, 07:20:53 PM
Ozzy returns to the road October 18 in Seattle, WA for a massive 40-show North American fall tour in support of "Black Rain" ? his critically acclaimed first album of new studio material in six years ? with special guest ROB ZOMBIE. General ticket on-sales start Friday, September 14. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Oct. 18 - Seattle, WA - KeyArena
Oct. 20 - Vancouver, BC - GM Place
Oct. 22 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
Oct. 24 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
Oct. 27 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
Oct. 29 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome
Oct. 31 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Nov. 02 - Des Moines, IA - Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 04 - Sioux City, IA - Gateway Arena
Nov. 06 - Rapid City, SD - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Nov. 09 - Billings, MT - MetraPark Arena
Nov. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - The E-Center
Nov. 14 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
Nov. 16 - Stockton, CA - Stockton Arena
Nov. 18 - Oakland, CA - ORACLE Arena
Nov. 20 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Sports Arena
Nov. 24 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
Nov. 26 - Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Arena
Nov. 28 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
Nov. 30 - Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
Dec. 04 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Dec. 06 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
Dec. 08 - Wichita, KS - Kansas Coliseum
Dec. 11 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
Dec. 13 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
Dec. 16 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
Dec. 18 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
Dec. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
Dec. 22 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Jan. 03 - Portland, ME - Cumberland County Civic Center
Jan. 05 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
Jan. 08 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center
Jan. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum
Jan. 14 - Quebec City, QC - Colis?e Pepsi Arena
Jan. 16 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Jan. 19 - London, ON - John Labatt Centre
Jan. 21 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Jan. 24 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: SLCPUNK on September 07, 2007, 12:07:08 AM
That is the best news I've heard for a while. I'm going to LAS VEGAS!!!!!   :peace: :peace: :peace: :peace:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on September 07, 2007, 02:29:39 PM
I'll be at the Metra gig!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: GeraldFord on September 09, 2007, 10:29:30 AM
Check this out, Van Halen and Black Sabbath--1978

(http://www.geezerbutler.com/images/vanhalen78.jpg)


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: SLCPUNK on September 10, 2007, 01:51:37 AM
That's a cool ass pic! ^^^


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on September 29, 2007, 04:57:40 PM
Couldn't get tickets for the Metrapark show, the damn thing sold out in 3 hours!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Cornell on September 29, 2007, 10:42:30 PM
Alice Cooper appears to have replaced ROB ZOMBIE on the upcoming HEAVEN AND HELL tour, which also features QUEENSR?CHE in the opening slot. However, it is not presently clear if ALICE COOPER will play all the shows on the trek or if he will only be added to select gigs. So far the following dates have been leaked:

Sep. 05 - Broome County Arena - Binghamton, NY




I was there!  It was a great show!  :beer:

It was the first time that I saw Alice Cooper and I really enjoyed it much more than I expected to.  Great night! : ok:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 08, 2007, 06:36:56 PM
Ozzy Says He'll Headline 2008 Ozzfest

Forget those rumors that Ozzfest will have to do without Ozzy Osbourne in the future. The Prince of Darkness told reporters during a teleconference today (Oct. 8) that he'll be at the top of the 2008 Ozzfest bill -- "as far as I know."

He did not, however, indicate whether the annual heavy metal summer trek would remain free for attendees, as it was this past summer, saying that would be his wife, manager and Ozzfest creator Sharon Osbourne's decision.

Osbourne -- who begins an arena tour with Rob Zombie on Oct. 18 in Seattle -- told Billboard.com that any Black Sabbath plans in 2008, for Ozzfest or separately, are up in the air. "I'm the last person to be told anything," he cracked, but Osbourne noted that he felt if Sabbath was to do anything it would have to be up to a certain standard.

"I'd love to do another Black Sabbath album," Osbourne said. "We did try and write together; there are a bunch of things written. But the problem I'm having is it's got to be at least on the same level as when we departed. If it's not, then what's the point in doing it. I'm definitely doing another album, whether with my own band or Sabbath. As long as I'm not doing bullsh*t..."

Osbourne said that his upcoming arena trek, still supporting his latest album, "Black Rain," came about because "I happened to mention to Sharon at the beginning of this year that one thing I really miss is doing arenas, 'cause the Ozzfest, we didn't think it would last nowhere near as long as it did. I just missed doing arenas. It's part of what rock'n'roll's about."

In the wide-ranging conversation, Osbourne also said he has no plans to write a book (blaming poor short-term memory) and will not be cooperating with filmmaker Peter Margolis' forthcoming documentary about Osbourne's original guitarist, the late Randy Rhoads. He did, however, defend Sharon from attacks made in the British press by her brother David Arden, who said that "she will keep Ozzy on the road until ... he dies on stage."

"Let me put this straight -- my wife does not get involved with telling me about working," Osbourne said. "My wife can't make me do anything I don't want to do. I think the guy needs to see a f*cking psychiatrist."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: DEAD HORSE on October 11, 2007, 05:46:18 PM

shit wouldnt it be fuckin awesome to have a Black Sabbath record with Ozzy next year?
knowing that last Ozzy's record with Sabbath was in 1978 , 30 years earlier.

Black Sabbath, I think is the most underated band ever. When people think of Black Sabbath they think about the Paranoid record,
damn, Sabbath is way more than that, is Technical Ecstasy, Sabotage , Master of reality, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, truly master pieces.
I wish they could have played live more often songs like:Backstreet kids, megalomania, the writ, thrill of it all, killing yourself to live, under the sun/everyday is the same,  so people would have gotten to "know" these incredible songs. :yes:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on October 11, 2007, 05:50:18 PM
killing yourself to live is one of my favourite songs :yes:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 19, 2007, 10:33:05 PM
OZZY OSBOURNE and ROB ZOMBIE kicked off their joint U.S. tour Thursday night (October 18) at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington. Their setlists were as follows:

ROB ZOMBIE:

01. Sawdust in the Blood
02. American Witch
03. Demon Speeding
04. Living Dead Girl
05. More Human Than Human
06. Superbeast
07. House of 1,000 Corpses
08. Let It All Bleed Out
09. Never Gonna Stop
10. Thunder Kiss '65
11. The Devil's Rejects
12. Dragula

OZZY OSBOURNE:

01. I Don't Wanna Stop
02. Crazy Train
03. Suicide Solution
04. Mr. Crowley
05. Not Going Away
06. Into The Void
07. Road To Nowhere
08. Fire in the Sky
09. Bark at the Moon
10. Guitar Solo (Zakk Wylde)
11. I Don't Know
12. Here For You
13. I Don't Want to Change the World
------------------------
14. Mama I'm Coming Home
15. Paranoid
16. Iron Man
17. Sweet Leaf
18. Children of the Grave

Awesome setlists


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: SLCPUNK on October 20, 2007, 03:58:43 AM
Man I wish I could have been there to see that!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 21, 2007, 03:58:08 PM
Ozzy will embark on a short tour of Australia in March. Confirmed dates are as follows:

March 15 - Melbourne, AUS @ Rod Laver Arena
March 18 - Sydney, AUS @ Acer Arena
March 20 - Brisbane, AUS @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, November 1.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: metallex78 on October 22, 2007, 06:54:54 AM
Ozzy will embark on a short tour of Australia in March. Confirmed dates are as follows:

March 15 - Melbourne, AUS @ Rod Laver Arena
March 18 - Sydney, AUS @ Acer Arena
March 20 - Brisbane, AUS @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, November 1.

Awesome, I am so there!!! :beer:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 24, 2007, 12:58:43 PM
Paul Taylor of the Manchester Evening News recently conducted an interview with BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN AND HELL guitarist Tony Iommi.

Asked if he's ready to serve yet another decade as riffmeister supreme, Iommi replied, "I was asked that question 40 years ago and I probably gave the same answer: I don't know. I enjoy playing. I like to be on stage, but the getting there is another thing. I hate the travelling. When you're 20 it's fantastic."

On touring as HEAVEN AND HELL:

"If we'd gone out as BLACK SABBATH, I think people would have expected us to do 'Iron Man', 'Paranoid', all that stuff. I thought it would be different to go out under another name and play the stuff we'd done with Ronnie [James Dio]."

On the chances of there being another Ozzy-fronted tour in the not-too-distant future:

"Everything's a possibility. I talk to Ozzy a lot ? once a week. He always stays in touch. I know there's a lot of talk out there about an album, and also a tour. It would be nice ? a final tour of BLACK SABBATH."

On slicing the ends off the middle and ring fingers of his right hand when he was an 18-year-old working in a sheet metal factory:

"I was told I couldn't play any more. The doctors told me to pack up, but I wouldn't accept that.

"It's still very sore. If a tip comes off while I'm playing, as happened once, I just slice right through, because the bone's right under the skin."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: GeraldFord on October 24, 2007, 01:25:41 PM
I'd like a Gillan reunion!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Dead N' Bloated on October 24, 2007, 08:17:05 PM
Is Rob Zombie coming to Aus with Ozzy?


 :peace:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on October 26, 2007, 11:20:52 AM
Question for anyone in the know: I've read that the 2002 CD remasters of Ozzy's first 3 albums had the bass and drums re-recorded. Are there any CDs of these albums with the original bass and drums on them? Or if I go into a shop and buy Blizzard Of Ozz (for example), is it likely to be the re-recorded version?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: freedom78 on October 26, 2007, 12:44:34 PM
Question for anyone in the know: I've read that the 2002 CD remasters of Ozzy's first 3 albums had the bass and drums re-recorded. Are there any CDs of these albums with the original bass and drums on them? Or if I go into a shop and buy Blizzard Of Ozz (for example), is it likely to be the re-recorded version?

This is true.  If you buy a new album, it will have the re-recorded parts (I think it says so on a label...Robert Trujillo, now in Metallica, did the bass recordings).  I haven't heard the new parts, but I've heard they take away from the originals.  Plus, it's just a shitty money grab by Sharon Osbourne. 

What you should consider doing is buying an older version (probably used) on eBay or something like that.  The 1995 remasters are probably the most likely thing you'll find, and they all have covers like this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41W9Q2P8BXL._AA240_.jpg)

The 2002 versions, which were re-recorded, have the original covers, with a label indicating "Great new re-recorded parts..." or some such BS (the label isn't visible here):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iwyUTpggL._AA240_.jpg)

Just be careful what you're buying, and ask questions to be certain of what you're getting. 


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 26, 2007, 12:51:03 PM
Sorry


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on October 26, 2007, 01:02:23 PM
Question for anyone in the know: I've read that the 2002 CD remasters of Ozzy's first 3 albums had the bass and drums re-recorded. Are there any CDs of these albums with the original bass and drums on them? Or if I go into a shop and buy Blizzard Of Ozz (for example), is it likely to be the re-recorded version?

This is true.? If you buy a new album, it will have the re-recorded parts (I think it says so on a label...Robert Trujillo, now in Metallica, did the bass recordings).? I haven't heard the new parts, but I've heard they take away from the originals.? Plus, it's just a shitty money grab by Sharon Osbourne.?

What you should consider doing is buying an older version (probably used) on eBay or something like that.? The 1995 remasters are probably the most likely thing you'll find, and they all have covers like this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41W9Q2P8BXL._AA240_.jpg)

The 2002 versions, which were re-recorded, have the original covers, with a label indicating "Great new re-recorded parts..." or some such BS (the label isn't visible here):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iwyUTpggL._AA240_.jpg)

Just be careful what you're buying, and ask questions to be certain of what you're getting.?

Thanks. I downloaded a couple of songs from the first 3 albums from iTunes in the past but was sure they were the re-recorded versions. But I was able to find the original versions of some of them, also from iTunes. I think I'll just get the full CDs, but I'll make sure to get the 1995 ones. :beer:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on October 26, 2007, 01:04:45 PM
Bon Jovi world tour begins to take shape

Bon Jovi has announced the first round of dates for a mammoth tour that will take the veteran rockers to more than 10 countries around the world over the next half year.

"We're starting in New Jersey and then taking it to the world," lead singer Jon Bon Jovi told a packed house Thursday night (10/25) in Newark, NJ, according to a press release issued through the tour's promoters, AEG Live. The show marked the band's first date of a ten-night engagement inaugurating the city's brand new Prudential Center.

Including the nine remaining Newark shows, plans are currently in place for more than 40 concerts in the US, Canada and Japan, with additional shows expected in New Zealand, England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Holland and Austria, according to promoters. Tickets for US shows go on sale to the public beginning Nov. 3; fans should check the band's website for additional ticket information.

Bon Jovi is touring behind "Lost Highway," its ninth album of original material, and first since 2005's platinum-selling "Have a Nice Day," which spawned the Grammy-winning duet "Who Says You Can't Go Home" with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles.

Released in June, the album moved 292,000 copies in its first week on store shelves, debuting in the No. 1 position on the US album chart, marking the band's first chart-topping set since 1988's "New Jersey."

October 2007
26, 28, 30 - Newark, NJ - The Prudential Center

November 2007
1, 3-4, 7, 9-10 - Newark, NJ - The Prudential Center
14, 15 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
17 - Ottawa, Ontario - Scotiabank Bank Place
19 - London, Ontario - John Labatt Centre

December 2007
6, 7 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
9 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre
10 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Credit Union Centre
12 - Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
13 - Calgary, Alberta - Pengrowth Saddledome
15, 16 - Vancouver, British Columbia - GM Place

January 2008
11 - Nagoya, Japan - Nagoya Dome
13, 14 - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Dome
16 - Osaka, Japan - Kyocera Dome Osaka

February 2008
18 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center
20 - Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
23, 24 - Chicago, IL - United Center
28 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center

March 2008
2, 3 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
5 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
10 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
18 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
31 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center

April 2008
2 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
4, 5 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
8 - Phoenix, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
9 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
14 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
20 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
22 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
24 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
26 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BankAtlantic Center
27 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
30 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena

wtf?  :hihi:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on October 26, 2007, 01:06:51 PM
^Yeah, Ozzy joined Bon Jovi. I couldn't believe it either. :o


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 26, 2007, 01:15:21 PM
Sry dude wrong thread


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: freedom78 on October 26, 2007, 01:35:30 PM
Sry dude wrong thread

Yeah, I read that thing twice thinking..."Sabbath playing with Bon Jovi?  That seems odd."    :rofl:

Nothing against Bon Jovi...they put on a helluva show.  But that's a bad match.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 26, 2007, 10:04:23 PM
HEAVEN AND HELL ? the band featuring BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ronnie James Dio, and drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) ? is currently in discussions with various record labels about recording a brand new studio album in 2008, Butler has confirmed to Black-Sabbath.com. More information will be made available soon.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: freedom78 on October 27, 2007, 12:09:14 AM
HEAVEN AND HELL ? the band featuring BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ronnie James Dio, and drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) ? is currently in discussions with various record labels about recording a brand new studio album in 2008, Butler has confirmed to Black-Sabbath.com. More information will be made available soon.

Sweet. 


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Dead N' Bloated on October 31, 2007, 06:11:18 PM
Just got my Ozzy ticket for sydney super dome. This is gunna be killer. Cant wait


 :peace:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Bridge on November 05, 2007, 01:55:46 AM
I just ordered my ticket an Ozzy  show in January.? I didn't pay shit for it either.? Awesome!? ?8)


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: axlrosegnr on November 19, 2007, 05:21:23 PM
I just won tickets to see him at the Joint on Saturday, I'm so happy it's at the Joint too!!  And I'm entered into a drawing to go backsatge and have drinks with Ozzy after the show!!  (I thought Ozzy was sober now?)  Oh well, he can drink pepsi for all i care, that would kick ass!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 28, 2007, 09:54:51 PM
According to TheSun.co.uk, Ozzy Osbourne will fulfill a lifelong dream at the Brit Awards (the British equivalent of the Grammy Awards) ? by performing with his hero Sir Paul McCartney.

Brits bosses are thrashing out the final details for The Prince Of Darkness to join Macca for an explosive finale.

Aptly for Ozzy, after his well documented booze and drugs battles, they will perform Paul's classic Bond theme "Live And Let Die". And if it does come off it will all be down to Ozzy's wife Sharon.

Sharon has used her influence ? and the couple?s gig as awards hosts ? to set up the once in a lifetime opportunity for her hubby.

She reportedly said: "They go together really well. It will be amazing."

Sir Paul will also be presented with an Outstanding Contribution To Music gong at the bash, being held at London?s Earls Court on February 20.

A show source reckons the performance will go down as one the most memorable in its history.

He told TheSun.co.uk: "Sharon is a very determined woman and wants it to be the best Brits ever. She's been in touch with lots of the legendary music business names she knows personally.

"It was her idea for a duet between Ozzy and Sir Paul. If it happens, it will be unmissable."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on December 29, 2007, 08:01:33 AM
that sounds really cool :)


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 11, 2008, 02:26:07 PM
OZZY OSBOURNE, KORN and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will team up for the following dates in South America and Mexico:

Mar. 30 - Quilmes Rock Festival, Buenos Aires, Aregentina
Apr. 01 - Pista Atletica, Santiago, Chile
Apr. 03 - Arena Multiuso, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Apr. 05 - Parque Antartica Stadium, S?o Paulo, Brazil
Apr. 08 - Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico
Apr. 10 - Arena V.F.G., Guadalajara, Mexico (no OZZY)
Apr. 11 - Monterrey Arena, Monterrey, Mexico (no OZZY)


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Wheres Izzy on February 11, 2008, 03:56:45 PM
Anyone else think it's weird that the Ozzman has deleted so much of his back catalogue? I read that "The Ultimate Sin", "Just Say Ozzy", and "Live and Loud" all will be out of print. I am not too big a fan of TUS but the other two, especially LAL are awesome cds. Only thing I can think of for deleting them is to try to push more for people to buy the budokan album but LAL is far superior.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: SLCPUNK on February 12, 2008, 03:34:26 AM
Anyone else think it's weird that the Ozzman has deleted so much of his back catalogue? I read that "The Ultimate Sin", "Just Say Ozzy", and "Live and Loud" all will be out of print. I am not too big a fan of TUS but the other two, especially LAL are awesome cds. Only thing I can think of for deleting them is to try to push more for people to buy the budokan album but LAL is far superior.

That is odd.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 13, 2008, 05:04:52 PM
Ozzy Osbourne recently spoke to The Sydney Morning Herald about the possibility of reforming BLACK SABBATH's original lineup for a 40th anniversary tour. "You know what, if it happens, it happens, if it don't, it don't," he said. "They're [saying], 'I'll be able to do it', then a week after, you get a phone call: it's off; then it's back on again ? tellin' ya." However, he is quick to add, "I'm glad at the end of the day we all made friends again." Osbourne's fine with the group doing their own nostalgia tour recently with the singer who replaced him, Ronnie James Dio, under the HEAVEN AND HELL banner. "I'm too old to f---in' have a fly up my arse any more about it," Ozzy said. "I just hope they're all having fun.

"I've been solo ... like three times longer than I was together with BLACK SABBATH. Looking back, it seems like it was a lot longer with that band than any ? 'cause everything happened so overnight for us; from album one, it just hit ... I mean, with any band the best parts are the early days, when you got bugger all to lose and everything to gain."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: metallex78 on March 16, 2008, 01:10:24 AM
I'm seeing Ozzy Osbourne live in Sydney in two days. Should be fucking great! : ok:

Sevendust are opening, which should be pretty cool too.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: freedom78 on March 24, 2008, 09:34:12 PM
Any words on when the Ozzfest '08 Bands will start to be announced?  I know they like to drag it out, but when is the FIRST set of names going to drop?  It would have to be in the next six weeks or so, I'd imagine.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Killingmachine on March 29, 2008, 10:45:00 AM
I'm very exited, Ozzy will be performing this tuesday in my country, joined to Black Label Society and Korn, I really don't like much Korn' music but I sure will be interesting watching them alive...


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on March 29, 2008, 10:46:59 AM
I'm very exited, Ozzy will be performing this tuesday in my country, joined to Black Label Society and Korn, I really don't like much Korn' music but I sure will be interesting watching them alive...

i watched all those 3 acts live last year, all 3 were brutal! :)


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Chief on July 28, 2008, 12:27:34 AM
Heaven and Hell is working on a new album -

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003831992


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on July 30, 2008, 01:05:08 PM
holy shit, just read about this solo record from iommi (called Iommi released in 2000)

Quote
"Laughing Man (In The Devil Mask)" - Henry Rollins (Iommi, Marlette, Rollins)
"Meat" - Skin (Iommi, Marlette, Skin)
"Goodbye Lament" - Dave Grohl (Grohl, Iommi, Marlette)
"Time Is Mine" - Phil Anselmo (Anselmo, Iommi, Marlette)
"Patterns" - Serj Tankian (Iommi, Marlette, Tankian)
"Black Oblivion" - Billy Corgan (Corgan, Iommi)
"Flame On" - Ian Astbury (Astbury, Iommi, Marlette)
"Just Say No To Love" - Peter Steele (Iommi, Marlette, Steele)
"Who's Fooling Who" - Ozzy Osbourne (Iommi, Marlette, Osbourne)
"Into The Night" - Billy Idol (Idol, Iommi, Marlette)


that is the kind of solo record i'd want slash to record..


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on July 30, 2008, 04:01:14 PM
woah, Astbury is doing vocals on a track there. cool!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: freedom78 on July 30, 2008, 04:05:01 PM
holy shit, just read about this solo record from iommi (called Iommi released in 2000)

Quote
"Laughing Man (In The Devil Mask)" - Henry Rollins (Iommi, Marlette, Rollins)
"Meat" - Skin (Iommi, Marlette, Skin)
"Goodbye Lament" - Dave Grohl (Grohl, Iommi, Marlette)
"Time Is Mine" - Phil Anselmo (Anselmo, Iommi, Marlette)
"Patterns" - Serj Tankian (Iommi, Marlette, Tankian)
"Black Oblivion" - Billy Corgan (Corgan, Iommi)
"Flame On" - Ian Astbury (Astbury, Iommi, Marlette)
"Just Say No To Love" - Peter Steele (Iommi, Marlette, Steele)
"Who's Fooling Who" - Ozzy Osbourne (Iommi, Marlette, Osbourne)
"Into The Night" - Billy Idol (Idol, Iommi, Marlette)


that is the kind of solo record i'd want slash to record..

Yeah, I'd like to see that.  Or even an instrumental album.  I really want him to get out from under the vocal-centric approach (of VR) and show us what he can do.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on July 31, 2008, 12:05:31 AM
holy shit, just read about this solo record from iommi (called Iommi released in 2000)

Quote
"Laughing Man (In The Devil Mask)" - Henry Rollins (Iommi, Marlette, Rollins)
"Meat" - Skin (Iommi, Marlette, Skin)
"Goodbye Lament" - Dave Grohl (Grohl, Iommi, Marlette)
"Time Is Mine" - Phil Anselmo (Anselmo, Iommi, Marlette)
"Patterns" - Serj Tankian (Iommi, Marlette, Tankian)
"Black Oblivion" - Billy Corgan (Corgan, Iommi)
"Flame On" - Ian Astbury (Astbury, Iommi, Marlette)
"Just Say No To Love" - Peter Steele (Iommi, Marlette, Steele)
"Who's Fooling Who" - Ozzy Osbourne (Iommi, Marlette, Osbourne)
"Into The Night" - Billy Idol (Idol, Iommi, Marlette)




that is the kind of solo record i'd want slash to record..

Yeah, I'd like to see that.  Or even an instrumental album.  I really want him to get out from under the vocal-centric approach (of VR) and show us what he can do.

The last two tracks.

Oh my Axl!  :o


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on July 31, 2008, 07:38:12 AM
i can inform u guys that iommis record is really good :D


found it on piratebay :P


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Bitch Slap Rappin on November 13, 2008, 02:10:47 PM
Did any of you see the new commerical for Samsung Mobile  that Ozzy is in???
It is so freaking funny.....There are many people who are asking Ozzy a question and he answers them but they don't understand what he's saying because of his thick accent. So Ozzy texts them........... :rofl:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on November 13, 2008, 02:32:23 PM
Did any of you see the new commerical for Samsung Mobile  that Ozzy is in???
It is so freaking funny.....There are many people who are asking Ozzy a question and he answers them but they don't understand what he's saying because of his thick accent. So Ozzy texts them........... :rofl:
Excuse me.

But just because someone has a Midlands accent does not mean they are thick.

The reason Ozzy is thick is because his brains are fried from years of drug use and alcohol abuse.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Bitch Slap Rappin on November 13, 2008, 03:42:06 PM
Did any of you see the new commerical for Samsung Mobile  that Ozzy is in???
It is so freaking funny.....There are many people who are asking Ozzy a question and he answers them but they don't understand what he's saying because of his thick accent. So Ozzy texts them........... :rofl:
Excuse me.

But just because someone has a Midlands accent does not mean they are thick.

The reason Ozzy is thick is because his brains are fried from years of drug use and alcohol abuse.
Guy......I wasn't implying a 'knock' on the Midland accent of Ozzy. Thats just the way his speech is delivered.......besides I don't think his thick accent has anything to do with drug use or alcohol abuse.......when Ozzy sings I can understand every word he's saying......... :smoking:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Dead N' Bloated on November 14, 2008, 12:06:48 AM
Did any of you see the new commerical for Samsung Mobile  that Ozzy is in???
It is so freaking funny.....There are many people who are asking Ozzy a question and he answers them but they don't understand what he's saying because of his thick accent. So Ozzy texts them........... :rofl:
Excuse me.

But just because someone has a Midlands accent does not mean they are thick.

The reason Ozzy is thick is because his brains are fried from years of drug use and alcohol abuse.


Dude, i think he means strong accent not retarded. Settle Pettle.


 :peace:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on November 14, 2008, 07:43:47 AM
Did any of you see the new commerical for Samsung Mobile  that Ozzy is in???
It is so freaking funny.....There are many people who are asking Ozzy a question and he answers them but they don't understand what he's saying because of his thick accent. So Ozzy texts them........... :rofl:
Excuse me.

But just because someone has a Midlands accent does not mean they are thick.

The reason Ozzy is thick is because his brains are fried from years of drug use and alcohol abuse.


Dude, i think he means strong accent not retarded. Settle Pettle.


 :peace:
People usually rip on the Midlands accent ;)

its an easy assumption to make.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on December 03, 2008, 12:28:25 PM
Happy 60th birthday to Ozzy! :beer:

Lots of rock singers are turning 60 these days....


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Dead N' Bloated on December 04, 2008, 07:45:17 AM
Happy 60th birthday to Ozzy! :beer:

Lots of rock singers are turning 60 these days....

Yeah I think Alice Cooper turned 60 this year too.

Happy birthday Ozzy  : ok:


 :peace:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on April 16, 2009, 03:16:11 PM

From the working documentary of Randy Castillo, ex-drummer for Ozzy Osbourne (coming in 2010) with interviews with Nikki Sixx, Mike Inez and Slash etc.

Uncommon Passage -- interview clips 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1YGxAarIsQ

Uncommon Passage -- interview clips 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_YoQZDzpmU&feature=related

Uncommon Passage -- interview clips 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-R9GO0rKOU

Website:
http://www.uncommonpassage.com/


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: AtariLegend on May 29, 2009, 02:30:20 PM
Lawyers representing Ozzy Osbourne have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office against the heavy metal icon?s Black Sabbath bandmate, Tony Iommi, claiming the man responsible for some of the genre?s most memorable riffs illegally assumed sole ownership of the Black Sabbath name.

According to the New York Post, Osbourne?s suit seeks a 50 percent stake in the ?Black Sabbath? trademark. Furthermore, the filing claims Osbourne is entitled to a portion of the profits Iommi has generated through use of the band name, and suggests it was Osbourne?s ?signature lead vocals? that helped propel the band?s ?extraordinary success.? The suit also points out that Sabbath?s popularity took a nosedive during Ozzy?s absence during 1980 and 1996, when former Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio took over behind the mike stand.

The suit follows one filed by Iommi in December 2008 against Live Nation. In that filing, Iommi claims the concert giant sold merchandise bearing the band?s logo, despite the 2006 expiration of a merchandising deal, reportedly worth nearly $80 million. Soon after that agreement concluded, Iommi reclaimed the band?s trademark.

Iommi?s suit argues Live Nation continued to sell more than 100 items of merchandise featuring the band?s likeness, name and logo, despite the receipt of cease-and-desist orders from the guitarist?s camp. Iommi?s suit seeks damages in the amount of three times the profits from the merchandise sales, plus a halt to the Black Sabbath product sales.

In a recent interview with Decibel magazine, both Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler said that working with Dio was actually much easier than working with Ozzy. ?Ronnie?s a songwriter in his own right ? he?s got tons of ideas,? Butler said. ?Whereas Ozzy ? in the old days, he?d come up with a vocal line and I?d write the lyrics. Ronnie is 100 percent involved in both the musical side and the vocal side, and he writes his own lyrics as well.?

Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/05/29/ozzy-osbourne-suing-tony-iommi-for-black-sabbath-name/


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: deadflowerII on May 30, 2009, 02:06:06 AM
that sux...so much for ozzy and tony every jammin' again... :crying:...sharron would never let that happen.  :-\


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 01, 2009, 11:02:18 AM
OZZY OSBOURNE: 'The BLACK SABBATH Trademark Should Be Owned By The Four Of Us Equally' - May 29, 2009

Ozzy Osbourne has filed a lawsuit against his BLACK SABBATH bandmate Tony Iommi, claiming that Iommi illegally took sole ownership of the band's name in a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Osbourne is suing Iommi for a 50 percent interest in the "Black Sabbath" trademark, along with a portion of Iommi's profits from use of the name.

The Manhattan federal court suit also charges that Osbourne's "signature lead vocals" are largely responsible for the band's "extraordinary success," noting that its popularity plummeted during his absence from 1980 through 1996.

In a statement released this afternoon (Friday, May 29), Ozzy says about his decision to sue Iommi, "It is with great regret that I had to resort to legal action against my long-term partner Tony Iommi, but after three years of trying to resolve this issue amicably, I feel I have no other recourse.

"As of the mid-1990s, after constant and numerous changes in band members, the brand of 'BLACK SABBATH' was literally in the toilet and Tony Iommi (touring under the name BLACK SABBATH) was reduced to performing in clubs. Since 1997, when Geezer [Butler, bass], Bill [Ward, drums] and myself rejoined the band, BLACK SABBATH has returned to its former glory as we headlined sold-out arenas and amphitheatres playing to upwards of 50,000 people at each show around the world. We worked collectively to restore credibility and bring dignity back to the name 'BLACK SABBATH,' which led to the band being inducted into the U.K. and U.S. Rock And Roll Hall of Fames in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

"Throughout the last 12 years, it was my management representatives who oversaw the marketing and quality control of the 'BLACK SABBATH' brand through Ozzfest, touring, merchandising and album reissues. The name 'BLACK SABBATH' now has a worldwide prestige and merchandising value that it would not have had by continuing on the road it was on prior to the 1997 reunion tour.

"Tony, I am so sorry it's had to get to this point by me having to take this action against you. I don't have the right to speak for Geezer and Bill, but I feel that morally and ethically the trademark should be owned by the four of us equally. I hope that by me taking this first step that it will ultimately end up that way. We've all worked too hard and long in our careers to allow you to sell merchandise that features all our faces, old BLACK SABBATH album covers and band logos, and then you tell us that you own the copyright.

"We're all in our 60s now. The BLACK SABBATH legacy should live on long after we have all gone.

"Please do the right thing."

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=121016


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 01, 2009, 11:03:11 AM
Ozzy Osbourne is in a new commercial...

Ozzy Osbourne - Samsung Alias 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f0Rkkp7cxQ



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 10, 2009, 01:35:56 PM
Ozzy Osbourne has revealed to Classic Rock magazine that he is currently searching for a new guitarist for his solo band.

Classic Rock caught up with Osbourne last week at the Slash & Friends gig in Norway, where the whispers backstage had guitarist John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, ex-MARILYN MANSON) lined up as a possible replacement for Zakk Wylde?

"Well, I'm getting a new guitar player as we speak," Ozzy told Classic Rock, "and everyone has been saying to me for a long time, 'Get Johnny 5!' And I tried him at one time and I didn't really give him a chance. We'll see, I don't know. I haven't fallen out with Zakk, but Zakk's got his own band, and I felt like my stuff was beginning to sound like BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. I just felt like I wanted a change, y'know?

"I've got a guy from Greece coming in ? not the musical, the country of Greece ? but I'm not going to say too much about it, 'cos I don't know myself at this point. I've got a new album, I'm working on it as we speak. I've got a studio at my house and I've got a guy called Kevin Churko, the guy that did the last album [Churko also worked on Ozzy's 'Under Cover' album, produced CHEAP TRICK's highly rated 2006 album 'Rockford', and has credits on releases by BRITNEY SPEARS, CELINE DION and SHANIA TWAIN] ? he's great to work with.

"And it's great to have your own studio. On one hand it's great and on the other it's not, 'cos when you're at the studio you can go, 'Sorry darling, I can't get home for dinner, I'm stuck at the studio?' But she can fucking come down stairs now! But I'm just enjoying my life now?"

Classic Rock: So you're taking it easy recording this album?

Ozzy: "Oh yeah. Zakk came down and did a bunch of stuff and I don't know if I want to use it but I've got it there if I do. And this Kevin Churko is a bit of an all-rounder so I'm getting back to basics in some respects. One thing about a guy who can't do all the finger-tapping stuff is that he plays better on the riffs 'cos it's not all [hums riff for 'Iron Man' followed by over-the-top widdling]."

Classic Rock: Does HEAVEN & HELL having a new album out make you more competitive?

Ozzy: "No. Not in the slightest. I really wish them well. I mean I've been out of that band three times longer than I was ever in them. But people say, 'What do you think about Dio?' He's great singer. I've grown up since the days when I used to get pissed and slag him off. For whatever it's worth, good luck to them. I don't want to make enemies ? I made enough when I was drinking, I try to make friends with people these days!"


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 10, 2009, 01:37:57 PM
Zakk Wylde has commented on a brand new interview with Ozzy Osbourne in which the legendary BLACK SABBATH singer revealed that he is currently seeking a new guitarist for his solo band.

Classic Rock caught up with Osbourne last week at the Slash & Friends gig in Norway, where the whispers backstage had guitarist John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, ex-MARILYN MANSON) lined up as a possible replacement for Wylde.

Classic Rock caught up with Osbourne last week at the Slash & Friends gig in Norway, where the whispers backstage had guitarist John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, ex-MARILYN MANSON) lined up as a possible replacement for Zakk Wylde?

"Well, I'm getting a new guitar player as we speak," Ozzy told Classic Rock, "and everyone has been saying to me for a long time, 'Get Johnny 5!' And I tried him at one time and I didn't really give him a chance. We'll see, I don't know. I haven't fallen out with Zakk, but Zakk's got his own band, and I felt like my stuff was beginning to sound like BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. I just felt like I wanted a change, y'know?

"I've got a guy from Greece coming in ? not the musical, the country of Greece ? but I'm not going to say too much about it, 'cos I don't know myself at this point.

"Zakk came down and [recorded] a bunch of stuff [for my new solo album] and I don't know if I want to use it but I've got it there if I do. And this Kevin Churko [producer] is a bit of an all-rounder so I'm getting back to basics in some respects. One thing about a guy who can't do all the finger-tapping stuff is that he plays better on the riffs 'cos it's not all [hums riff for 'Iron Man' followed by over-the-top widdling]."

Wylde, who originally joined Osbourne's band in 1987 as the replacement for Jake E. Lee, posted the following message earlier today (Friday, July 10) on his Twitter account, "I'm doing BlizzCon [convention in Anaheim, California] with [Ozzy] in August and supposed to finish up the [new Ozzy] CD in September?. This [Ozzy's comments to Classic Rockis news to me." He added, "I haven't heard anything about this. Until I talk to the Boss I don't know. I love Ozzy."

Wylde was replaced in Osbourne's band by Joe Holmes from 1995 until his return in 2001.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on July 30, 2009, 02:47:15 PM
ZAKK WYLDE To OZZY: 'Man Up And Give Me A Phone Call And Tell Me What The Hell's Going On' - July 30, 2009

On Wednesday, July 29, Carl Sundberg from Eugene, Oregon's 101.5 KFLY radio station conducted a phone interview with Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE). When asked about his status in Ozzy's band and recent reports that Osbourne was auditioning other guitarists for his solo group, Zakk said, "I've gotta be honest with you. The boss [Ozzy] hasn't even given me a phone call, so I mean... I'm just like... I don't know what's going on over there. Are we doing this thing or are we not doing it? When I keep getting asked these questions, I go, 'Call the boss. When he tells you, then he can call me back.' I mean, it's just like... I love you, man. Whatever you want, that's cool. But if we're doing this, let's do it, and let's whoop some ass. But if you don't wanna do it, then just give me a heads-up. Call me, man. Tell me what the hell's going on. I don't know what the hell's going on over there. We're working on the new record, we'll be back in September, we'll work on finishing the record. And then we're supposed to do the tour. I mean, it's like, dude, you don't wanna play with me anymore? Fine. Play with whoever the hell you wanna play with. I couldn't give a rat's ass. Like I'm gonna get all jealous or whatever. But you know what?! Man up and give me a phone call and tell me what the hell's going on. You finished with me? Cool. I mean, it's just like... Everything's sounding like BLACK LABEL? [Referring to Ozzy's claim in a recent interview that his solo albums were beginning to sound like BLACK LABEL SOCIETY due to Wylde's involvement with both projects ? Ed.] I guess everything sounded like BLACK LABEL when I first started with you, when I was 19. It was still the same guy; I don't know what you're talking about."

Zakk's rambling response ? including a 30-second, expletive-filled rant directed at Ozzy (which wasn't transcribed above due to extensive bleeping) ? is available for download as an MP3 audio file at this location.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=124461


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on July 30, 2009, 02:53:42 PM
lol..

Zakk you have become EXTREMELY generic.

No Rest for the Wicked and No More Tears. sounded nothing Black Label.

They sounded of the time, and they both fucking rock.

BLS sounds the same almost per album, and Ozzys new stuff does sound very Black Label.

At the same time, Ozzy fucking retire if you are gonna let Sharon wear the pants all the time.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Bodhi on July 30, 2009, 03:30:54 PM
lol..

Zakk you have become EXTREMELY generic.

No Rest for the Wicked and No More Tears. sounded nothing Black Label.

They sounded of the time, and they both fucking rock.

BLS sounds the same almost per album, and Ozzys new stuff does sound very Black Label.

At the same time, Ozzy fucking retire if you are gonna let Sharon wear the pants all the time.

agreed..but getting rid of Zakk is still not the answer.  How about they tell Zakk to shave the beard lose the viking helmet and try writing some songs that dont sound like Black Label?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on July 30, 2009, 03:34:06 PM
lol..

Zakk you have become EXTREMELY generic.

No Rest for the Wicked and No More Tears. sounded nothing Black Label.

They sounded of the time, and they both fucking rock.

BLS sounds the same almost per album, and Ozzys new stuff does sound very Black Label.

At the same time, Ozzy fucking retire if you are gonna let Sharon wear the pants all the time.

agreed..but getting rid of Zakk is still not the answer.  How about they tell Zakk to shave the beard lose the viking helmet and try writing some songs that dont sound like Black Label?

Because Sharon wants to get some guy from America's Got Talent in the band.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on July 30, 2009, 03:36:02 PM
?The rock is ready? for Wylde, band

Mon, July 27, 2009

Looking like Rob Zombie?s younger brother, Wylde, who often talks with a thick and garbled New Jersey/New York City accent, has carved himself out quite a career with both Osbourne (Wylde affectionately calls him ?Dad? and ?Pops?) and Black Label Society. Basically over the past three years he?s been touring with both acts. Most recently he?s been working with ?Mr. Tinkertrain? on his next studio effort.

?First of all, Dad has to put vocals on the thing,? Wylde said. ?So he?s gotta deal with that. The way we?ve always made the records is, my thing is the music department and then Dad can do whatever he wants when he sings. That?s the way it?s always been. So it?s like he?s got to knock that out, and the tour isn?t starting until June next year.

?So I was like, all right, we?ll start pumping out another Black Label Society album. It?s game on. Unlike these other bands, I don?t sit around for five years in between records. I just don?t do that.?

To be fair, it?s been three years since the last Black Label Society studio effort ?Shot To Hell.? While a concert DVD ?Skullage? came out earlier this year, Wylde said a new project is on his mind. And when it comes time to write a new CD, Wylde doesn?t make it sound like a convoluted affair.

?As soon as we get into the studio, you start knocking out,? Wylde said.

?I don?t sit around planning what?s going to happen. It?s like a box of crackerjacks. It?s like as soon as we get in there, the songs sound great, the drums sound great, and once you get bored on the heavy stuff, you sit down on the piano and write a song or break out the acoustics. And then it?s like, ?Cool, let?s get back to the heavy stuff.? You just can?t help but get inspired when you?re in the studio. That?s what it?s all about.

?We don?t do any rehearsals. I just go, ?Dude, here?s a song. Boom-bam, here?s a cool riff.? And there ya go. We have a song. And then I?ll say, ?Go watch ?Seinfeld? for a half an hour and I?ll come up with some lyrics.??

When asked what to expect at the inaugural ?The Pedal to the Metal Tour 2009,? Wylde keeps the ?Seinfeld? references coming, along with a little dose of ?Spinal Tap?-hi-jinx for good measure.

?It?s a family gathering,? Wylde said. ?It?s a festivus miracle with the Youngstown chapter of the Black Label Society. We?re going to bring the sex-itude, we?re going to bring the rock. We?ve been caressing the rock, and the rock is ready.?

http://www.vindy.com/news/2009/jul/27/8216the-rock-is-ready8217-for-wylde-band/?newswatch


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Chief on September 14, 2009, 11:25:37 PM
an awesome old sabbath clip -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT7GgXrPzSI&feature=player_embedded#t=313


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 01, 2009, 05:38:17 PM
Ozzy regrets Osbournes TV series

Osbourne has sold more than 100 million albums with Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne says his family's MTV reality show was an "experiment that went wildly out of control".

The Osbournes, which ran from 2002 to 2005, showed the often chaotic domestic life of the star, his wife Sharon and children Jack and Kelly.

It introduced the Black Sabbath singer to a new crop of fans, who were hooked by his bumbling ineptitude at everyday tasks like working a TV remote.

But the star told BBC Radio 4's Front Row the attention was "really creepy".

"It was as if I went to bed in one world and woke up in a completely different world," the 60-year-old said.

"We went down to this market in Beverley Hills where you can just walk around artwork and statues and dolls and all this stuff and I got this really creepy feeling.

"I look around. People aren't looking, but I could feel eyes on me.

"I thought I was getting paranoid or something."

The star, who is promoting his autobiography I Am Ozzy, said he was not keen to repeat the experience - even though his wife has forged a career as a TV personality on shows like the X Factor and America's Got Talent.

"I don't really want to do TV. I don't like doing TV much. Sharon loves it."

Listen to the full interview on Front Row on Thursday, 1 October 2009, at 1915 BST on BBC Radio 4

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8285800.stm


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 01, 2009, 09:50:20 PM
Ozzy Osbourne interview:

Interview on BBC Radio 1?s Chris Moyles Show posted. Skip ahead to 2hrs 22min in for the int. http://bit.ly/s3yMF


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 02, 2009, 03:24:33 PM
Ozzy regrets Osbournes TV series

Ozzy Osbourne says his family's MTV reality show was an "experiment that went wildly out of control".


You can listen to the full interview here:

OZZY OSBOURNE Interviewed On BBC RADIO 4's 'Front Row'; Audio Available - Oct. 2, 2009

Ozzy Osbourne was interviewed on yesterday's (Thursday, October 1) edition of BBC Radio 4's "Front Row". The chat is now available for streaming at this location. (Note: The Ozzy interview begins around the 16-minute mark.)

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=128048


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 04, 2009, 06:00:45 PM
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne will appear on episode 1 of The Graham Norton Show tomorrow on BBC One.  Here is a video preview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTUXekEbeMs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n7pqx



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 07, 2009, 08:59:54 PM
Ozzy Osbourne: 'I was a clown, but never a bad guy'

At 60, the former Black Sabbath frontman is finally sober enough to take his driving test ? and write his memoirs.

Interview by Ian Burrell

Thursday, 8 October 2009

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/ozzy-osbourne-i-was-a-clown-but-never-a-bad-guy-1799170.html


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 16, 2009, 05:44:15 PM
Ozzy Osbourne Interview in Dublin 09

Lisa Cannon chats to the Prince of Darkness at his book signing in Dublin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3BfyxndVH8


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 26, 2009, 02:54:45 PM
An interview with Ozzy...

'I could end up like Michael Jackson': Ozzy Osbourne on his battle with prescription drugs

24th October 2009

So, Mrs O is in charge, then?

'Always,' he admits. 'I call her The Controller. If she does anything, it has to be at full pelt, so you have to just let her get on with it. She's a workaholic, spendaholic, lovaholic, is Sharon. Nothing gets in her way.

'I look at what happened to Michael Jackson and it's a case of "there but for the grace of God go I",' he confesses. 'Those painkillers! F***!'

He rants for a bit about Jackson's doctors, and the culture in the US where money can pretty much buy any prescription drug you like. Then he confesses that he's being hypocritical.

'Who am I to complain about what goes on when I took advantage of it myself? I was hooked on them pills for a long time, and I'd bull**** the doctors to get whatever I wanted. You name it, I had it.

'Rock 'n' roll was created for people with addiction problems. I mean, what other job in the world would allow you - encourage you - to roll up drunk or stoned, and have people going, "Hey, it'll be a good one tonight".

'It must have cost me millions - not just on the drugs themselves, but think of the concerts I postponed, the flights I missed, the payoffs, the lawyers.'

Continue reading here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1221894/I-end-like-Michael-Jackson-Ozzy-Osbourne-battle-prescription-drugs.html


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on November 03, 2009, 10:46:44 PM
Ozzy Osbourne's Photos - WWE Monday Night Raw 11.02.09

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=123239&id=5461947317&l=4e8b6fe56e


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Lara on December 26, 2009, 05:12:39 AM
Ozzy Osbourne announces new album plans
'Soul Sucka' set for summer release

Ozzy Osbourne has announced he will release a new album next summer.

The former Black Sabbath frontman's next record 'Soul Sucka' is slated to come out in June, and songs confirmed for inclusion are 'Let It Die', 'Diggin' Me Down' and the title track.

The album, produced by Osbourne and Kevin Churko, will be the first to feature new guitarist Gus G.

http://www.nme.com/news/ozzy-osbourne/48951


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on January 24, 2010, 03:01:18 PM
won't be called soul sucka anymore tho


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on January 25, 2010, 12:13:24 PM
Here is video of Ozzy on the "Today Show" this morning.

8:35 Segment

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/33612563

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0pt5sNnCc


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on January 27, 2010, 01:22:15 PM
Here are a couple of funny Ozzy interviews:

Ozzy on the Opie And Anthony Show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAa3lBUV6ts

Howard & Robin Guess What Ozzy said in the Previous Days Show interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VChx5F_1KWs


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: GaxlTheGr8 on January 31, 2010, 04:38:56 PM
I mostly just like Ozzy. My faves are Miracle Man, Crazy Babies, Mr Crowley, Road To Nowhere, Good Bye To Romance, No More Tears, Perry Mason, and Time After Time.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on February 03, 2010, 10:03:48 PM
Ozzy Osbourne will be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Friday, and on E!'s Chelsea Lately on Feb. 8th.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on February 04, 2010, 01:05:08 PM
"I Am Ozzy" has just made #2 on the New York Times Best Seller List.



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on February 06, 2010, 09:58:20 PM
Here is video of Ozzy Osbourne on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Friday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0z6eHKnulY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_3Yfaz2u4M


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on February 10, 2010, 01:47:30 PM
Here is video of Ozzy on Chelsea Lately earlier this week.

Under highlights:

http://www.eonline.com/on/shows/chelsea/vids/index.jsp

And YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m_SxCbbYHI


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on February 13, 2010, 05:55:34 PM
sabbath's selftitled debut album was released 40 years ago today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k8yL1AXhsI  ;D


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on February 14, 2010, 05:44:43 PM
btw, do we talk heaven and hell in this thread? :P

do they play turn up the night live? my favorite dio sabbath song and i'm seeing them this summer


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on February 25, 2010, 01:02:18 PM
Here is a 3 part interview with Ozzy on Fox News' Red Eye:

http://www.foxnews.com/redeye/

Part 3 has been added to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB_2dAhdqj8


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Jdog0830 on February 25, 2010, 02:33:42 PM
I love Ozzy but I do hate when he bad talks Axl.
He never says anything way over the line but it still pisses me off.





Joe


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on February 27, 2010, 06:49:57 PM
Ozzy says that the new album will be heavy, very very heavy.  In this interview...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSq6Sfd458w


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: metallex78 on February 27, 2010, 10:12:06 PM
Hope it's not down-tuned sludge like the last album was. If it is, it kinda goes against the reason he got rid of Zakk Wylde.
Ozzy said his albums were sounding too much like BLS, and wanted a new guitar player for a different sound.

I'm hoping we get something closer to No More Tears or even his 80's albums with Randy, but I highly doubt it...


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: superstarmc on March 01, 2010, 07:41:15 AM
Is this Ozzy album with black sabbath or solo?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on March 08, 2010, 02:39:56 PM
Randy Rhoads' isolated guitar tracks from the song Crazy Train, featured on Ozzy Osbourne's 1980 Blizzard Of Ozz album, have been discovered.

Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWFkg7jiOv0



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on March 09, 2010, 12:38:24 PM
Is this Ozzy album with black sabbath or solo?

Solo. Any new Black Sabbath activity looks unlikely. :(



I'm hoping we get something closer to No More Tears or even his 80's albums with Randy, but I highly doubt it...

Yeah, No More Tears is quality. 8)


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on March 12, 2010, 11:37:48 AM
Is there a chance that Black Sabbath could get back together -- "I'm open for it...I never say no anymore..I'm just happy we're all talking." (3:21)

Ozzy Osbourne Lopez Tonight

http://www.tbs.com/video/index.jsp?cid=186029

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyTKmz9df_s


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on March 29, 2010, 09:24:44 AM
OZZY OSBOURNE: New Album Title Announced http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=137582


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on March 31, 2010, 07:21:52 PM
OZZY OSBOURNE: New Album Title Announced http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=137582

I'm sure another singer from a popular band released an album with that title not too long ago and it got panned......


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on April 14, 2010, 02:27:20 PM
OZZY OSBOURNE To Release 'Scream' In June

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=138475&



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on April 15, 2010, 09:57:15 AM
Ozzy's new song:

Ozzy Osbourne - Let Me Hear You Scream - From CSI: NY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQipZUZATxs


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on April 15, 2010, 04:45:36 PM
Ozzy's new song is streaming here:

Listen to 'Let Me Hear You Scream'

http://www.noisecreep.com/2010/04/15/ozzy-osbourne-let-me-hear-you-scream-new-song/


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: DEAD HORSE on April 16, 2010, 11:03:34 PM
Sounds like Rob Zombie :crying:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on April 19, 2010, 05:55:33 PM
Rock Songs

Hot Shot Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 23 "Let Me Hear You Scream" Ozzy Osbourne

Billboard



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Jdog0830 on April 26, 2010, 02:21:38 PM
I still love Crazy Train as my fav Ozzy song or at least in the top 3!!!




Joe


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on May 13, 2010, 04:34:15 PM
05.13.2010

WATCH THE MAKING OF THE 'SCREAM' CD NOW

You can now watch this killer behind the scenes look at the making of Ozzy's new cd SCREAM which is being released on June 22nd.

Video: http://www.ozzfest.com/news.html?n_id=286



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 24, 2010, 01:34:11 PM
Ozzy song inspired by Canadian killing

Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed new song Latimer's Mercy was inspired by a real-life farmer who killed his suffering daughter in 1993.

At a press conference launching his new album Scream in Canada last week, the rocker told gathered reporters that the song chronicles Saskatchewan farmer Robert Latimer's decision to end his disabled daughter's life.

Latimer was convicted of second-degree murder.

Osbourne told Canada's CanWest News Service, "It must be a very difficult thing when you give birth to a child that is so messed up, she doesn't have any quality of life... seeing her go through pain and agony."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on May 25, 2010, 07:03:58 PM
Preview Ozzy Osbourne's New Video "Let Me Hear You Scream"

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/;kw=[36885,157572]


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on May 26, 2010, 01:29:00 PM
The Godfather of Heavy Metal and the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne along with son Jack Osbourne, will visit Xbox LIVE? to play Gold Members in Call of Duty?: Modern Warfare? 2. If you're a Gold Member (if you're not a Member, upgrade now!) join us Tuesday, June 8, starting at 4:00 P.M. ET and meet the legendary Ozzy Osbourne.

Ozzy's promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0BGMT0nL5Q



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on May 29, 2010, 07:30:50 AM
this is hilarious http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY9PeJOZpeA&feature=player_embedded


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on May 29, 2010, 11:06:37 AM
this is hilarious http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY9PeJOZpeA&feature=player_embedded

Haha, what a legend. ;D


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 29, 2010, 11:46:57 AM
Hilarious...that would scare the shit out of ppl lol


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on May 30, 2010, 01:01:33 PM
Rocker Ozzy Ozbourne loves Lady Gaga's over-the-top style

May 30 2010

Ozzy said: "The 90s were so boring because you didn't know who was in the band and who was the road crew.

"They were all wearing the same clothes with the same hair. They can take the p*** out of us bands back in the 80s but at least you knew who the stars were.

"We had a bit of a thing about us, a sense of something. We made an effort in the big hair days.

"At least we tried to look a bit special and made an effort.

"That's what we are - we are dreamweavers and should look the part."

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/showbiz/music-news/2010/05/30/rocker-ozzy-ozbourne-loves-lady-gaga-s-over-the-top-style-86908-22296923/


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 07, 2010, 11:11:37 AM
New Osbourne Tracks Arriving Early Via 'Rock Band'

Ozzy's 'Rock Band' debut features six-pack of songs due June 15th


un 07, 2010 8:20 AM EDT
Ozzy Osbourne fans will get a chance to preview three tracks from his latest album Scream one week before the disc's June 22nd release thanks to a new platform for the Prince of Darkness: Rock Band. On June 15th a six-pack of solo-career-spanning songs will hit the Rock Band store. "I hope Rock Band players around the world are ready to have their living rooms invaded by me!" Osbourne says in a statement. While Rock Band challenges gamers' mastery of instruments, the Ozzy pack will surely test the vocal chords of amateur singers everywhere.

The pack includes Scream's lead-off single "Let Me Hear You Scream" (check out a preview of the song's video here), "Soul Sucker" and "Diggin' Me Down." Ozzy's hit "No More Tears," No Rest for the Wicked's "Crazy Babies" and Black Rain's "I Don't Wanna Stop" round out the set, which will be available as downloadable content for PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360. The June 15th track pack marks Ozzy's Rock Band debut; he'd previously made seven appearances on Guitar Hero games.

Check out video game avatars of real-life rock stars, from Kurt Cobain to Metallica.

Ozzy recently visited Rolling Stone to talk about Scream, the passing of Ronnie James Dio and the possibility of a Black Sabbath reunion ("I never say never"). Osbourne also previewed his massive trek in support of Scream ? which includes six Ozzfest dates with M?tley Cr?e and Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford ? revealing he wants to add some older gems to his set lists. "I have such a body of work to pick from now I want to try some different songs other than 'Iron Man' and 'War Pigs,' " Ozzy told RS. "I'll always have to do 'Paranoid' because that's my anthem. I wouldn't mind doing 'Fairies Wear Boots' or something different just to see how it goes."

Ozzy Osbourne DLC Pack 01
"Crazy Babies"
"Diggin' Me Down"
"I Don't Wanna Stop"
"Let Me Hear You Scream"
"No More Tears"
"Soul Sucker"

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/17386/109857



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on June 08, 2010, 02:15:04 PM
Ozzy's new music is auto tuned Rob Zombie b sides. This guy needs to go away.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 14, 2010, 02:46:54 PM
Ozzy Osbourne wants unsigned act

(UKPA) ? 1 hour ago

Ozzy Osbourne is searching for an unsigned band to open for him at the iTunes festival.

The Prince Of Darkness has teamed up with MySpace to give one up-and-coming act the rock opportunity of a lifetime, supporting him at London's Roundhouse on July 3 as he returns with his superb new album Scream, out on June 21.

Ozzy said: "Throughout my career I've felt this obligation to give up-and-coming bands a leg up in the music business. I've taken out bands from Motley Crue to Metallica to System Of A Down and Slipknot on their first big tours. I'm looking to give a new band a huge f**"ing break by having them open the show."

Copyright ? 2010 The Press Association


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 14, 2010, 07:54:49 PM
Hear Ozzy Osbourne's New "Life Won't Wait" Now

Preview the hard-charging track off June 22nd's Scream

http://www1.rollingstone.com/hearitnow/player.php?xmlData=ozzyosbourne/oo_scream_data.xml


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 15, 2010, 01:56:05 AM
The entire album, is available for streaming here:

Ozzy Osbourne "Scream"

http://www.myspace.com/ozzyosbourne



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 16, 2010, 10:59:12 AM
Ozzy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night:

"Let Me Hear You Scream"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaC3b8XIPPg

"Shot In The Dark"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03_8Tze7tgo

Interview 1 & 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRCVMciEyTE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoFHOMF6hpM


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 18, 2010, 01:41:11 PM
Ozzy Talks OZZFest, 'Scream' Tour, Biopic

by Gary Graff  |   June 18, 2010 11:04 EDT

Ozzy Osbourne is looking forward to the return of OZZFest for six dates this summer. But he won't hazard a guess about the long-term future of the headbanging package, which took 2009 off after holding just one show during 2008 in Dallas.

"We're bringing it back, and...if it takes off again, fine. If it doesn't, that's also fine because it's been great for us," Osbourne tells Billboard.com. "I'm really happy we've been able to launch new bands into the arena; a good few many bands got success from the OZZFest. But since we didn't do it, there have been a few other festivals pop up," referring to the three-year-old Mayhem Festival and this year's upstart Uproar tour. And, Osbourne adds, "There's not that much dough around. People don't have that much dough 'cause of the recession. But we'll see what happens. You never know. It could go, and it could not."

Osbourne is, however, pleased that M?tley Cr?e will be part of OZZFest, which kicks off Aug. 14 in Devore, Calif., and reunites the two acts who last toured, memorably -- and debauchedly -- in 1984. "They're good old friends of mine," Osbourne says. "The 1984 tour...was the most fucking crazy tour I ever did in my life. I can't remember it, but I remember I used to wake up every morning or come around and think, 'What the fuck went on last night?' And as the day went on I got informed about what the craziness was. Everyone keeps asking me, 'Hey Ozzy, did you really snort a line of ants?' Y'know what? The answer is that I don't fucking know -- but it's very possible.

"But I can tell you right now I don't think (OZZFest) will be a rerun of the 84 tour, 'cause we've all matured a bit."

Osbourne is also looking at an 18-month world tour to promote his new album, "Scream," which comes out on June 22. Meanwhile, he's also focusing on literary pursuits; after the best-selling success of his autobiography, "I Am Ozzy," earlier this year, Osbourne says ghost writer Chris Ayres told the singer he has enough material for a second book. A movie adaptation of "I Am Ozzy" is also in the works, and Osbourne says he hopes "an unknown guy from England" will get the role over an established actor.

Meanwhile, his son Jack is working on a documentary about Osbourne's life and career. "He's just in the process of editing," Osbourne reports. "He won't let me see anything yet, but he's got some very interesting people he's interviewed. The only thing I said to him was, 'Jack, don't be all nice. Put some people who don't particularly care for me in there.' I'm not afraid of that. I haven't been mister fucking wonderful all the time. I've done some pretty fucking stupid things in my life -- probably will continue to do stupid things. That's what life's about."

On top of all this, Osbourne is raising eyebrows with a new weekly "Dr. Ozzy" health column for the Britain's Sunday Times -- which seems a stretch for someone who freely acknowledges "I'm lucky I'm not six feet under, pushing up daisies with all I've done to myself."

"It's not serious," Osbourne says of the endeavor. "I mean, I'm the last fucking person to ask for help. I"m not a fucking doctor. I don't know what I'm talking about most of the time...But a lot of what I talk about is basically common sense. I know when you're in that hole you want somebody to help you out of it, and it's very hard for a lot of people to ask for help. So if they fee like they can ask me and I can give somebody some sensible information, maybe I can help, you know?"

http://www.billboard.com/#/news/ozzy-talks-ozzfest-scream-tour-biopic-1004099119.story?tag=hpfeed


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 18, 2010, 03:55:37 PM
Another interview with Ozzy:

Ozzy Osbourne chats about his new album 'Scream', getting sober and why Lady Gaga is so great!.
June 18, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA-gHVfyJvo



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 19, 2010, 03:05:39 PM
Ozzy Osbourne Discusses 'Scream' and Sabbath

Posted on Jun 18th 2010

http://www.spinner.com/2010/06/18/spinner-interview-ozzy-osbourne-discusses-scream-and-sabbath/


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 20, 2010, 05:29:23 PM
Here is some studio footage of Ozzy and a four part interview with Ozzy & Sharon on Fox News' "On The Record With Greta Van Susteren":

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/#/v/4247111/uncut-ozzy-screams-in-the-studio/?playlist_id=86925

And the studio footage and four part interview here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/FoxNewsChannel#p/u






Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Halo69 on June 20, 2010, 06:04:32 PM
The album is amazing! The first 3 songs are awesome! Best thing i heard from Ozzy since Down to Earth!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 21, 2010, 03:27:31 PM
A couple of things on Ozzy:

AssociatedPress ? June 21, 2010 ? Legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne talks about his new album 'Scream,' and how he feels that reality show 'The Osbournes' was 'kind of an experiment that went crazy.' (June 21)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcBriuQxxr4

OSBOURNE GIVES SHARON PERMISSION TO 'PULL THE PLUG'

http://www.pr-inside.com/osbourne-gives-sharon-permission-to-r1960334.htm



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 22, 2010, 02:01:47 PM
OZZY OSBOURNE: 'Let Me Hear You Scream' Video Released - June 22, 2010

"Let Me Hear You Scream", the new video from OZZY OSBOURNE, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed last month with renowned Swedish director Jonas ?kerlund, who has previously worked with METALLICA, SATYRICON, RAMMSTEIN, MADONNA and THE PRODIGY, among others.

Watch here: http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=141954



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 22, 2010, 02:58:35 PM
This is video of Ozzy performing "Let Me Hear You Scream" on Lopez Tonight and an interview with Sharon.

Sharon Osbourne was on Lopez Tonight on the 21st June 2010. She spoke about her 28yrs of marriage to rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, her husbands health Column in the London TImes, America's Got Talent, illnesses and Chat Roulette

"Let Me Hear You Scream"

Here: http://www.tbs.com/video/index.jsp?cid=186029#




Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 24, 2010, 02:00:33 PM
Ozzy "Scream" TV commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOacDEAx1g4

A couple of signings in London and Birmingham:

http://hmv.com/hmvweb/navigate.do?pPageID=1080



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 24, 2010, 09:15:02 PM
From Billboard:

The Prince of Darkness is king of the Mainstream Rock chart. Ozzy Osbourne notches his second No. 1 in a 30-song discography on the list that dates to 1981, as "Let Me Hear You Scream" charges 2-1. Osbourne first led with "I Don't Wanna Stop" for five frames beginning this week in 2007



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on June 25, 2010, 06:51:39 PM
Nothing really groundbreaking, but Scream isn't a bad album. Diggin' Me Down, Time and especially Let It Die stuck out to me on the first listen. Ozzy sounds good throughout it. Parts of his performance on Diggin' Me Down made me think of Sabbath's Sabotage....


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on July 06, 2010, 03:55:38 PM
The Prince of Darkness Is a 'Scream'

AssociatedPress | July 06, 2010

Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne talks about his new album 'Scream,' writing songs and how he keeps it real.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtQv11_E35w



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: CheapJon on July 11, 2010, 10:33:37 AM
TONY IOMMI On The Future Of HEAVEN & HELL And BLACK SABBATH - July 11, 2010
Paul Cole of the Sunday Mercury recently conducted an interview with the legendary BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN & HELL guitarist Tony Iommi. A few excerpts from the chat follow below.

On late HEAVEN & HELL/BLACK SABBATH singer Ronnie James Dio:

"I first met Ronnie at a party in Los Angeles, and we got on well. I liked him straight away because he wasn't flash like many of the people in this business. He was a nice guy, very down to earth.

"So when things weren't working out with Ozzy (the rock wildman was sacked in 1979 after becoming increasingly unreliable) I called Ronnie and invited him over for a rehearsal. He'd just left RAINBOW, and was free.

"Call it fate if you like. He was really good. I played a couple of guitar riffs I'd been working on, and he just sang away. By the time we'd finished, I knew he was the new BLACK SABBATH singer.

"We hit the road on a long tour, and it was always going to be difficult for Ronnie to step into Ozzy's [Osbourne] shoes. At first the crowds were chanting: 'Ozzy, Ozzy, Ozzy!' but Ronnie was a blindingly good singer and worked the crowds well.

"Within a few dates, he'd been accepted. We played the U.S., Europe, Australia and Japan and it got better with every gig.

"Ronnie had the common touch. He preferred a good pint of real ale to bourbon or champagne, and he'd spend hours after the gigs just chatting with the fans, posing for pictures and signing autographs.

"When he came to rehearse at my house in the Midlands, he'd stay at a posh hotel but was always slipping out to find some spit and sawdust pub and sit at the bar, talking with the regulars.

"Had Ronnie not come along when he did, I think BLACK SABBATH would have ended there and then.

"But he had such a unique voice, and was so utterly professional, that he gave us good reason to carry on. He gave us something new."

On Ronnie's death:

"The first inkling we had that anything was wrong came when Ronnie complained about stomach ache. At first we all just thought that he had an acid tummy. You never expect the worst.

"Ronnie took painkillers but nothing seemed to shift it. Just before we went onstage one night, I said to him: ?You want to go and get that checked, you know.' He said that he would when he got time.

"On some nights he was in agony onstage but he'd just carry on. Sometimes he was on his last legs, but he insisted on completing each and every show of the tour. For Ronnie, the show must go on.

"After the tour we had to take a break. I have problems with my left hand, and I went in to have stem cell treatment to see if it would ease the pain.

"Ronnie was going to go off and do a short solo tour during the break but decided to go and see his doctor. He was referred to hospital for tests and they found the cancer. He had a tumor in his stomach."

"I couldn't believe it. I still can't believe it. I was talking with Ronnie right up to the week before he passed away, and he was optimistic. He told me the chemotherapy seemed to be working.

"The tumor had been shrinking and they gave him the go-ahead to come back out on the road.

"Our summer tour got the green light and we were constantly on the phone, talking about what songs we'd do.

"Ronnie was really excited. We were going to try out some new songs; the band was really tight; we were on fire. He was so looking forward to the European tour. It was going to be a new lease of life.

"But early in May they found that the cancer had spread to Ronnie's liver, and things went downhill pretty quickly. We cancelled all the tour dates, still hoping against hope that he'd pull through. He was a fighter.

"It wasn't to be. Geezer Butler (bass player with HEAVEN & HELL and BLACK SABBATH) spent a lot of time in hospital, sitting by Ronnie's bedside. He went through it all with him, and he was there right to the end.

"I'd had to come back to Britain but I kept in touch by phone and by e-mail. Then I got the call I'd been dreading. Geezer told me that he didn't think Ronnie had long left to live. I tried to get the first flight out there but I was too late.

"I wasn't quick enough to say farewell. He died on May 16. In the end, I flew out for the funeral on May 30. We were all devastated by his passing. He was one of a kind, and can never be replaced."

On the upcoming July 24 tribute concert at the High Voltage festival in London's Victoria Park:

"This will be the very last gig we play as HEAVEN & HELL. We chose the name because the band comprised the BLACK SABBATH lineup that made the 'Heaven And Hell' album. We couldn't carry on under that name without Ronnie. It just wouldn't be right, and none of us has the desire to do that. We wouldn't call ourselves BLACK SABBATH either."

On being joined at the upcoming tribute concert by singer Glenn Hughes and Norwegian frontman Jorn Lande:

"Glenn sang at Ronnie's funeral, doing a great version of 'Catch The Rainbow'. Jorn is best known in the U.K. as the singer for MASTERPLAN.

"He sounds spookily like Ronnie. We had thought about bringing him in on the summer tour as a back-up. If Ronnie had felt too weak or too tired, we'd get Jorn to deputize. But, of course, it was never to be."

On what's next for Tony Iommi:

"We'd like to do something, and carry on playing. But in what form ? and with what singer ? I don't know.

"Geezer is back in Britain this week so we can rehearse for the tribute. Maybe then we'll have time to see what the future holds."

On whether a full-blown BLACK SABBATH reunion on the cards:

"I spoke to Ozzy while I was in Los Angeles after Ronnie's funeral, and he said he'd give me a call when he got to England on his own tour. But I've not had that telephone call yet.

"Ozzy and I have a complicated relationship but we've always kept in touch, no matter what else might have been going on. Would I play with Ozzy again? Who knows? It's weird with me and Ozzy.

"There can be all sorts of shit going on but when we talk, it's like nothing bad has ever happened. Once the tribute is done, we can all sit down and decide what it is exactly that we'd like to do."

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=142821&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blabbermouth+%28Blabbermouth.net%27s+Daily+Headlines%29&utm_content=Twitter


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on July 15, 2010, 11:38:10 AM
Ozzy Osbourne, 'Let Me Hear You Scream' -- Behind the Scenes Video

Posted on Jul 15th 2010

http://www.noisecreep.com/2010/07/15/ozzy-osbourne-let-me-hear-you-scream-behind-the-scenes-video/



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Bridge on August 01, 2010, 03:39:11 AM
Nothing really groundbreaking, but Scream isn't a bad album. Diggin' Me Down, Time and especially Let It Die stuck out to me on the first listen. Ozzy sounds good throughout it.

I concur.  Scream won't ever be remembered as Ozzy's best album, but it sounds damn good.  It's a grower, much like his three previous albums.  Ozzy's voice is as powerful as ever.  My favorite songs are "Crucify", "Let it Die", and "Diggin me Down", but I really like the whole album save for "Latimer's Mercy" and "I Want it More".

There are two bonus tracks: "One More Time" (itunes), which is okay, and "Jump the Moon" (Japanese release), which I really like.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on August 09, 2010, 02:39:32 PM
From Ozzy:

OZZY OSBOURNE: BRUCE DICKINSON Is A 'C**t' Who 'Needs A F**kin' Psychiatrist' - July 29, 2010

Ozzy Osbourne talked to BLACK SABBATH biographer Joel McIver for The Quietus this week. Excerpts from the chat, which covered subjects as diverse as Ozzy's recent legal case with Tony Iommi and the 2005 "egg-throwing incident" with IRON MAIDEN, follow.

The Quietus: In 2005 your wife Sharon allegedly arranged eggs to be thrown at IRON MAIDEN while they played at the Ozzfest, supposedly because MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson had made some comments on stage that she disliked. What's your take on that?

Ozzy Osbourne: You know what? Unbeknown to me, every night he was going on stage slagging me off. And that wasn't fair. If he didn't like the fuckin' tour, he should have said "I'm jumping [off] the fuckin' tour," but to go on stage and fuckin' slag me off for no reason? I'd never said a fuckin' bad thing to him. The bass player [Steve Harris] came round at the last gig and said "I'm sorry about Bruce," and I'm like, "What the fuck are you talking about?" Nobody had told me, you know. I said, "You know what? I don't understand what the fuck you're talking about here."

And so, I mean, Sharon got pissed off? it was nothing to do with me. I suppose Sharon got pissed off. I'll back my wife up to the hilt, but I didn't know what was going down. But you know what? [MAIDEN were getting] a few fuckin' quid out of that Ozzfest. If you've got something to talk to me about, be a man. Come to my face and say, "I think you're a fuckin' asshole." Don't be a fuckin' idiot. It's so pathetically childish.

Unfortunately the rest of the band had to suffer: I suppose they were pissed off with him. But it's wrong: I've never, ever, ever spoken to the guy? No, I tell a lie, one night they were about to go on stage and I didn't know anything was going down, and I said to them, "Have a good show, guys." But I don't like all that shit going down. If you don't like me, just say "I don't like you, I'm doing this festival but I think you're a cunt." That's all right. But to go on my stage and start slagging me off ? that ain't fair. They weren't fucking slagging me off when they got paid every fucking night.
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=143722

From Zakk Wylde:

Gnarly Charlie's Revealing Conversation with Zakk Wylde

August 8, 2010

KNAC.COM: There's something that's been hanging out there a while that's caused a lot of people to take sides, when the truth is, we're supposed to be all on the same team. Some of it has been fueled by other parties directly involved in the 2005 Ozzfest Iron Maiden egg-throwing thing. I'm not interested in your opinion of the characters involved, but I'd love to know if you have something you want the heavy music fans out there to know, now that 6 years of water has passed under the bridge.

WYLDE: Well, the whole thing is ridiculous. What it should have been down to is Mom should've just talked with their manager and just said, "Hey, look it. Tell your guy to shut the fuck up. And if he mentions one more thing, you guys are off the tour." That's it. You're done. And if their manager, Rod [Smallwood], went over to them--because they're all fucking grown ups--and said, "Dude, enough of the fucking bagging on The Boss. First off, it's their fucking tour." And that's the end of the conversation. The minute he goes back there and says, "Oh, fuck this. We don't need a reality TV show, fuck Ozzy, this and that, bla bla bla..." then you know what? Pull the power on them right there. Have a guy sitting on the side of the stage every fucking night and the minute he says one bad thing about Ozzy, break his fucking legs and you're off and you're on your way. That's it. Done.

KNAC.COM: So that's what was really going on?

WYLDE: It should have never got to eggs. If anyone ever threw eggs at me, I'd break their fucking legs, dude. I'd stop the show right there and whoever was throwing the fucking eggs--I'd fuckin' morgue them. I wouldn't hospitalize them. I'd fuckin' kill them, right there. I'm looking at both sides. If I was Iron maiden, I'd fuck some people up. And, if I find out who's responsible for it, they're getting fucked up, too. I mean, I'd never go up onstage and start bagging on whoever the headliner is. If anything, all I ever do is thank the band for letting us play with them. When I opened up for Ted Nugent and Lynyrd Skynyrd, I thought, this is such an honor to be playing with these guys. Why would I say anything bad about them? You know what I mean? And on top of that, you're getting paid. It's so fuckin' ridiculous. It's a fuckin' joke. I had no idea. I was just like, "whatever, man." I'm telling you right now--the way I would have handled it would be, "Hey, guy. You tell your singer to shut the fuck up or hands down, I'll break his fuckin' neck. I'll break his legs first, then I'll break his fuckin' neck. Then you'll have no singer. So he can't say shit. Throw eggs? I'll slit his fuckin' throat, dude. I'd say, "fuck you!" Fuckin' throw eggs? Are you fuckin' kidding me? What, are we in second grade here? Come on. Throw eggs? Throw fuckin' grenades, now. You motherfucker. That whole thing should have just never happened. It should've been, "Tell him to shut up or the guy's off tour." That's it. Then his manager would have said, "Dude, enough of the talking, slagging the headlining act." I mean, how old are we here, dude? How old is Bruce Dickinson? You'd expect that out of an 18-year old, like the Battle of the Bands in high school? What do you think about it?

KNAC.COM: I was there all day and all that night in San Bernardino, really liking the whole thing, up to the point of the egging. And I continued to dig the show afterward. When Black Sabbath went on and did their set, they were totally professional, of course. Ozzy didn't say shit...

WYLDE: I guarantee you that Ozzy didn't even know that that went down. I'm telling you. I know he didn't.
http://knac.com/article.asp?ArticleID=7661


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on August 16, 2010, 12:30:07 PM
Ozzy Osbourne ~ Life Won't Wait Music Video ~ Teaser

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmz4YUB3huY



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on August 16, 2010, 08:38:07 PM
Some videos of Ozzy from Ozzfest:

"Paranoid"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Pl9lwytVQg

"I Don't Want To Change The World"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySJEHI5bc2Y

"Crazy Train" with Yuto Miyazawa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ujzoL_CpEM

"Killer Of Giants"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlpT8lLvFrg

"Shot In The Dark" band introductions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h9tBgnZhSg

"Fairies Wear Boots"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0z_HfmlcYE

"Iron Man"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clwnCGqlW7c



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on August 18, 2010, 02:48:35 PM
Interesting, from Ozzy Osbourne:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Osbourne recently stated that he'd be in favor of reuniting with original Black Sabbath members Tommy Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward.

"We're talking and that's a good sign," he says."We're not at war with each other ... I was speaking to Bill Ward last night. I've got to speak to the other two. But it was in the last attempt where we just all met without saying anything to each other (after) quite a few years. I'm trying to get things done right, talking at least. I can't give any dates, 'cause I don't know anything. I don't know whether they want to do it with me, or whatever, but I'm starting to feel (things) ease up for it. To be honest with you, I would love to do a killer Black Sabbath album. It would make my life, my whole thing, round up perfectly for me.'



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on August 18, 2010, 04:42:08 PM
I really hope they do get back together and do at least one more album. I've never listened to the Forbidden album, but it just wouldn't seem right for that to be Sabbath's final album.

Also, I'd quite like to see 'em live. ;D


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Jdog0830 on August 18, 2010, 06:54:16 PM
In Illinois oz fest was going on just yesterday soccer kept me away but planing on seeing Aerosmith this Sunday let me try to find some videos for you guys.



Joe


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on August 19, 2010, 01:21:37 PM
Ozzy Osbourne Premieres Exclusive "Life Won't Wait" Trailer on ARTISTdirect.com

Thu, 19 Aug 2010 09:07:49

Ozzy Osbourne exclusively premieres the trailer for his new music video for "Life Won't Wait" only on ARTISTdirect.com.

View it here: http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/ozzy-osbourne-premieres-exclusive-life-won-t-wait-trailer-on-artistdirect-com/7353342



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on August 23, 2010, 07:23:50 PM
^^ OZZY OSBOURNE: 'Life Won't Wait' Video Released - Aug. 23, 2010

Ozzy Osbourne's video for his new single, "Life Won't Wait", can be viewed below. The clip was filmed earlier this month at various locations in Los Angeles with Osbourne's son Jack in the director's chair.

"Life Won't Wait" is the second single from Ozzy's latest album "Scream", which entered the charts in June in the Top Ten in more than 10 countries.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=144948


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on August 23, 2010, 07:24:21 PM

Black Sabbath bassist hopes original lineup gets together for world tour

 23/08/2010

"It'd be just nice to do one final, big Sabbath tour because we didn't really play that many places when we got together for the last reunion (in 2005)," Butler said in a telephone interview from California.

"It'd be nice to do the tour while we're still alive."

Still, Butler ? who stays in regular contact with the rest of the band ? wouldn't rule out the quartet reuniting for a new record.

"I'm not holding me breath about it," he said. "There'd be so much past pressure on us. But you never know, you know. I didn't think Heaven & Hell would ever do an album together, but we did.

"It just depends on if we can all come together and do it. If we got the direction right, then it'd probably be straightforward."

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/entertainment/breakingnews/black-sabbath-bassist-hopes-original-lineup-gets-together-for-world-tour-101314329.html


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on August 23, 2010, 08:51:15 PM
Ozzy's intro. video at Ozzfest. :hihi:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hak1Vz-k8Ik



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on August 23, 2010, 11:42:55 PM
^^
OZZY OSBOURNE 'Deserves An Oscar' For His OZZFEST 2010 Pre-Concert Video Montage - Aug. 23, 2010

Fan-filmed footage of Ozzy Osbourne's entire six-minute Ozzfest 2010 pre-concert video montage ? featuring the Prince of Darkness set in everything from a "Jersey Shore" scene to a Lady Gaga video ? can be viewed below.

Molly Woulfe of NWI.com, who wrote that Ozzy deserves an Oscar for his performance in the montage, described the video in the following way: "No greatest-hits reel for Ozzy; the BLACK SABBATH frontman bedeviled the nouveau famous by inserting himself into a montage of film clips that spoofed 'Avatar' to 'The Hangover'. His take on 'Twilight':

"Bella/Kristen Stewart: 'Your skin is pale white and ice-cold.'

"Ozzy as Edward/Robert Pattinson: '... Vampires are (bleep). I'm the Prince of (bleeping) Darkness!'

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=144981


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Guifris on August 25, 2010, 01:01:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o70tcrHBbT0&feature=player_embedded

Ozzy's new video.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 25, 2010, 02:09:08 PM
How Is Ozzy Osbourne Still Alive?

FoxNewsChannel

October 25, 2010

Scientists decode rocker's DNA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t_Dl2Ueo2c



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 31, 2010, 12:10:22 PM
From Ozzy Osbourne...

Ozzy's new tricks a real treat

October 31, 2010

Was it tough to make Scream after losing Zakk Wylde? He was your guitarist and right-hand man for 20 years.

Let me set something straight: I didn't lose Zakk. It was time for me to move on. I love the guy as much as I've always loved him, and as much as I will always love him. He's like family, you know. I remember when he was in hospital a while back. He had a blood clot in his hip or his leg or something. I sent him an email that said, 'Zakk, if you die before me, I'll f---ing kill you.

I spoke to Geezer Butler recently and he said he'd love to do one more Black Sabbath world tour.

I bet he would. (Laughs) Um, I'm not saying I wouldn't do it. But not right now. I've got another year to finish my tour. And if I do a Black Sabbath tour, he's got to promise to stop f---ing moaning. Geezer, I love him. But he's always on about something. He's like, 'Ohhhhh.' And I'm like, 'Yeah, great to see you too, Geezer.'

Well, it is cool when somebody asks me something other than, 'What does a bat taste like?' and 'Did you really p--- on the Alamo?' I mean, f--- off, you know? I was at the market the other day and this guy comes running >up with his camera and he's from KLF or TLC or whatever it's called. And he goes, 'So, Ozzy, are you gonna buy bat for dinner?' I said, 'Is that all you've f---ing got to ask me, you p---k? That's the dumbest f---ing question I've heard this week.' And the guy goes, 'Yeah, I suppose it is.' That's the kind of s--- I have to deal with.

Continue here: http://www.torontosun.com/entertainment/music/2010/10/29/15875316.html


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on November 01, 2010, 09:24:21 PM
Ozzy Osbourne screams on, untainted by booze

NOVEMBER 1, 2010

"Zakk had got sick with blood clots," Osbourne said, referring to the illness that forced Wylde to cancel tour dates in the summer of 2009. "He'd been doing double duty. He'd been doing my gig and his own. I knew eventually I'd have to get somewhat of a permanent replacement for Zakk, and so now was the time, because people were saying I was starting to sound like Black Label Society, which is very possible, because he is Black Label Society. And you know what? Zakk's a (bleeping) fine player, one of the greatest players I ever worked with in my life. And he's still a good mate of mine. We still communicate."

Osbourne found a new collaborator in Kevin Churko, who also produced Scream and Black Rain and had done some writing on that previous CD. Churko brought multiple talents to Scream as Osbourne's new right-hand man.

"We would do the music together," Osbourne said. "He would say, 'What do you think of this?' And I'd say, 'It would be better if you did this and that.' We just worked things out. It was great. I mean, when it comes to lyrics, I ain't the best lyricist, so I like to have someone to bounce (ideas) off of. He's very clever and it's good for me to bounce off him."

Osbourne will showcase a few songs from Scream on a headlining tour that continues through 2011, and he also promises his show will include a few surprises.

"I mean, I'm not going to just play the (usual) Sabbath songs like Iron Man, War Pigs and Paranoid," he said. "I've got choices on this one. Whatever songs I want to pull up instead of the classic songs I always do, I'm playing some of my solo songs. I'm playing a couple of songs I haven't played on stage for a long, long time. I'm not going to tell you what they are, because it would kill the surprise."

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Ozzy+Osbourne+screams+untainted+booze/3758992/story.html


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Bridge on November 02, 2010, 10:55:14 PM
I'm playing a couple of songs I haven't played on stage for a long, long time. I'm not going to tell you what they are, because it would kill the surprise."

I'm seeing Ozzy in a few weeks and that sounds good to me!  Seen him 5 previous times and getting tired of the same old setlist.  I know he's been playing "Killer of Giants" and "Shot in the Dark", and during Ozzfest, he was playing "Fire in the Sky".  I hope he keeps those and adds more rarities!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on November 10, 2010, 11:42:29 AM
From an interview with Gus G.:

What was the audition like for the Ozzy gig?

There was an audition last summer. I learned a bunch of songs and went down to L.A. Obviously I was very excited and stressed about it, but it wasn?t as bad as I thought it would be. I figured it was going to be a bunch of guys in there and you get your 15 minutes and that?s it. But I actually had a couple of hours to spend with the band. We just jammed and went through all the parts in all the songs and fixed parts that I may have had questions about. A couple of hours later Ozzy came down and we jammed and it went pretty good. We did ?Bark at the Moon,? ?Crazy Train,? ?I Don?t Know,? ?Paranoid,? and ?I Don?t Want to Change the World.?

How big an influence was Ozzy?s music on you?

Very big. I?m a huge Black Sabbath fan. I?m a bigger Sabbath fan than Ozzy fan to be honest, not to put any of Ozzy?s music down because I grew up with his solo records as well and I studied all the guitar players that have played in his band. But I have a certain love for Black Sabbath and Tony Iommi. I think I totally come from that school of guitar? that traditional, heavy, hard rock guitar playing.

Continue here: http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/gus-g/November-2010/122709


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on November 24, 2010, 01:52:09 PM
From Gus G.:

11/24/2010

When the time comes for Ozzy to record another album, can you see songwriting opportunities arising?

Oh yeah, man. I've already started writing stuff for him, and we've already discussed the possibility of doing another one. We've been jamming on some riffs, and he's really excited about them. Hopefully, we're gonna get to do that after this world tour ends. Hopefully we'll take a break, and then we'll go back in and do another record. Ozzy's been talking about going in and doing the next record like they were done in the old days, like the first two albums (September 1980's 'Blizzard Of Ozz' and November 1981's 'Diary Of A Madman') were done; getting the actual band together to jam, and doing it together. I think if we had the chance to do that, we can create a really killer record.

When does Ozzy's current world tour end?

I think we're scheduled to go on up until next summer.

So really then, it's more than likely that the Ozzy Osbourne group will get together in 2012 to make a new album?

It's too early to say. Who knows what will happen? What I'm telling you right now is stuff we more or less discuss backstage when we're hanging out and so on - there's no real, official plan. What I know is we're gonna have a bunch of tours coming up in North America, and then we're gonna go to South America, and some summer festivals have been just announced for Europe. Once we get all that stuff done and out of the way, I'm sure we'll have a bit more of a concrete idea of what's gonna happen in the future. If you ask me, I'd love to regroup sometime in 2012 and do that, but it's not up to me. I know Ozzy has a lot of other projects as well.

Yeah, that's true. What do the riffs you've written with Ozzy in mind sound like?

It sounds like heavy metal (laughs).

How would you compare these ideas to those on 'Scream' though, an album you didn't write for?

It's hard to say; they're just me basically making riffs so far, and grooves and stuff like that. They're definitely a bit more traditional, and not as modern as 'Scream' was. They're a bit more back to basics, back to the roots. You've heard me play with Firewind and a bunch of other bands, so you know what my style's like. They're definitely not like melodic speed metal or anything. They're more in the vein of old Ozzy.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/interviews/hit_the_lights/gus_g_new_riffs_written_for_ozzy_more_in_the_vein_of_old_ozzy.html


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: mrlee on November 24, 2010, 08:39:47 PM
Lol if Ozzy wants to do albums like the old days he needs Bob Daisley to come back n write all the songs for him.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: zihuatenajo on November 28, 2010, 12:14:40 AM
this is insane  :o



http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/7im9TW/www.noob.us/entertainment/9-year-old-guitar-player-impresses-ellen-and-ozzy/

and cute and funny  :hihi: :D



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 03, 2010, 01:25:47 PM
Fan-filmed video footage of OZZY OSBOURNE performing the songs "Let Me Hear You Scream" and "Mr. Crowley" last night (Wednesday, December 1) at Madison Square Garden in New York City can be viewed below.

His setlist was as follows:

01. Bark At The Moon
02. Let Me Hear You Scream
03. Mr. Crowley
04. I Don't Know
05. Fairies Wear Boots (BLACK SABBATH cover)
06. Suicide Solution
07. Road To Nowhere
08. War Pigs (BLACK SABBATH cover)
09. N.I.B. (BLACK SABBATH cover)
10. Killer Of Giants
11. Shot In The Dark
12. Rat Salad (BLACK SABBATH cover) (with guitar and drum solos)
13. Iron Man (BLACK SABBATH cover)
14. Fire In The Sky
15. Flying High Again
16. Into The Void (BLACK SABBATH cover)
17. I Don't Want To Change The World
18. Crazy Train
19. Mama, I'm Coming Home
20. Paranoid

Osbourne has announced a second leg of U.S. dates which will get underway January 16, 2011 in Omaha, Nebraska. The six-week 2011 trek, part of the multi-platinum Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee's in-progress 18-month world tour, will include a pair of intimate shows: January 26 at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix and February 1 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Ozzy's longtime friend and musical collaborator Slash will open all the concerts on the second leg.

Osbourne recently completed a run of overseas festival appearances and headlining overseas performances including his first-ever concert in Israel: a September 28 Ozzfest show at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv.

Ozzy's fall dates coincide with the October 5 release of an expanded two-CD version of the "Scream" album. This "Tour Edition" package features seven bonus songs: a mix of previously unreleased tracks and live recordings. Epic also issued a four-sided vinyl edition that includes five bonus tracks: the three aforementioned songs from the "Scream" sessions and the live version of "Let Me Hear You Scream", along with the single version of "Life Won't Wait".

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=150296 (http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=150296)

Pretty good god damn setlist if u ask me


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on December 03, 2010, 01:50:08 PM
Happy 62nd birthday to Ozzy today :beer:


Actually, those smileys are probably having more alcohol than he will be....


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Bodhi on December 03, 2010, 01:52:43 PM
Got to work with Ozzy this week on an interview for our show...awesome dude....legendary.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on December 03, 2010, 02:51:28 PM
A new Ozzy book:

Sphere acquires Ozzy Osbourne title

03.12.10 | Katie Allen

Sphere has acquired a new title from legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne.

Little, Brown editor-in-chief Antonia Hodgson acquired world rights in Ask Dr Ozzy from Sharon Osbourne, with Ben Greenberg at Grand Central Publishing publishing in the US.

Ask Dr Ozzy, written with I am Ozzy co-writer Chris Ayres, is a spin-off from Osbourne?s ongoing Sunday Times column in which he offers medical advice. The title will "tell incredible survival stories not found in his memoir, offer advice that no human should follow, and shed light on his seemingly superhuman ability to keep breathing".

Sphere will publish in October 2011.

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/137136-page.html


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: metallex78 on December 03, 2010, 07:35:09 PM
I can't believe Ozzy isn't play his best solo track in his current set list - No More Tears!


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on January 03, 2011, 05:00:10 PM
Ozzy Osbourne's "Scream" has been certified gold in Canada:

http://www.cria.ca/goldplat.php

And:

I AM OZZY was released on paperback today http://amzn.to/fqDEOK

about 2 hours ago via web


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on January 13, 2011, 12:56:03 PM
From Ozzy's show last night in Minneapolis:

Review and photos:

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/113430289.html

Setlist:

Here's what all they did get to hear at the show:

Bark at the Moon  /  Let Me Here You Scream  /  Mr. Crowley  /  I Don't Know  /  Fairies Wear Boots  /  Suicide Solution  /  Road to Nowhere  /  War Pigs  /  Rat Salad (with guitar and drum solos)  /  Iron Man  /  Killer of Giants  /  I Don't Wanna Change the World  /  Crazy Train  /  Mama, I'm Coming Home  /  Paranoid

"Killer Of Giants"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRlO6Aujhtw

"Fairies Wear Boots"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr-NxoPOhNE

"I Don't Know"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6Iuw79qqBY


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on January 14, 2011, 03:50:52 PM
Ozzy's Briske commercial:

Lipton Brisk Said to Be in the Running for Ad Time During Big Game

http://adage.com/superbowl/article?article_id=148201

Lipton Brisk Ozzy Teaser

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZViEmNeBVEw



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on January 14, 2011, 06:05:19 PM
Just listened to the Seventh Star album (with Glenn Hughes on vocals) for the first time. Pretty good I thought. Obviously not on the level of the Ozzy-era stuff, but I was pleasantly surprised, didn't think there was a poor song on it. : ok:


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on January 17, 2011, 12:52:59 PM
A new webisode:

OzTV - Minneapolis on Jan 12, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q79VE8nSTUM



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on January 21, 2011, 08:20:21 PM
 :confused:  :P

WBC TO PICKET GOD-HATING FOOL OZZY
OSBOURNE AT THE SPRINT CENTER (1407
GRAND BLVD., KANSAS CITY, MO) ON
SAT., JANUARY 22, 6:45 ? 7:30 PM

http://www.godhatesfags.com/fliers/20110120_KCMO-Ozzy-January-22.pdf



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on January 28, 2011, 02:45:15 PM
Video of Ozzy on yesterday's Good Day LA.

http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/good_day_la/ozzy-osbourne-on-gdla-20110127



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on January 30, 2011, 10:35:50 PM
Updated: 5:43 PM Jan 30, 2011

Ozzy Osbourne Show Canceled

The Ozzy Osbourne show scheduled for Sunday night at the Reno Events Center has been canceled due to illness.


From Gus G:

Unfortunately tonight's show w/ @OfficialOzzy in Reno has been postponed until April 23rd. All tickets will be honored for new date

7 minutes ago via web



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on January 31, 2011, 12:52:03 AM
^^

Illness sidetracks Ozzy's 'Crazy Train'

By the CNN Wire Staff

January 31, 2011 12:13 a.m. EST

(CNN) -- Heavy metal madman and reality TV star Ozzy Osbourne canceled a show in Reno, Nevada, Sunday night due to a "sudden illness," the concert promoter said.
"Based on advice from doctors, it is with great regret that Ozzy Osbourne is postponing his show ... at the Reno Event Center," Chris Martinez with Live Nation said in a statement. "The multi-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Famer cannot perform ... due to a sudden illness."

The statement did not elaborate on what ailed Osbourne.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Music/01/31/ent.ozzy.illness/



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on January 31, 2011, 08:05:52 PM
From Ozzy Osbourne:

Feeling much better today. Tomorrow's show at Gibson Ampitheater is happening. See everyone tomorrow!

about 1 hour ago via web



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: overmatik on February 03, 2011, 11:12:06 AM
Regardless of anything I don't think Ozzy should be doing that many concerts.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on February 07, 2011, 12:40:44 PM
Official Extended Best Buy Big Game Ad with Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pxChVDym4o



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on February 08, 2011, 10:48:28 PM
Ozzy appeared on CBS "The Talk" today.  Here's the full episode and some Ozzy clips:

http://www.cbs.com/daytime/the_talk/video/?pid=jIY0BDgxvGMH9DSafyYyNpBRxneU8j_m&vs=Full%20Episodes&play=true

http://www.cbs.com/daytime/the_talk/video/?vs=Clips



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on February 10, 2011, 09:49:34 PM
From an interview with Ozzy Osbourne:

After nearly 45 years of making music, making mayhem and riding the kind of rock ?n? roll ?Crazy Train? that has few peers, Ozzy Osbourne is the first to acknowledge that his very existence ?is a (expletive) miracle.?

?With everything I?ve done and gone through, I?m just a very lucky guy I?m not 6 feet under shoving up (expletive) daisies, y?know?? says Osbourne, 62.

?I?m like the laboratory rat that survived.?

?You know, throughout my career the most memorable things I?ve done have come out of nowhere,? he explains. ?On the ?Scream? album I didn?t go, ?I want it to sound like this. I want it to sound like that.? I can hear Sabbath. I can hear my solo stuff. I can hear contemporary things.

?Being Ozzy Osbourne, you?re very limited to what you can explore. If you try to be too clever, people will go, ?Oh, it sounds too progressive.? I mean, I couldn?t be (expletive) progressive if I tried to. But people like Ozzy to sound a certain way, so that?s what we?ve given them.?

Continue here: http://www.macombdaily.com/articles/2011/02/10/entertainment/doc4d543c7e7ce75512499266.txt?viewmode=default


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on February 16, 2011, 01:19:16 PM
From an interview with Gus G.:

Feb 17 2011

Are you writing any material for a new Ozzy album?

I definitely have a lot of ideas. I've made a lot of riffs and some demos. We have been going back and forth, talking about it. But it's kind of too early to say anything, because we're still on the road. I don't know what the plan is once this tour is done. I'm feeling inspired, so if I get the call to go back in the studio with Ozzy ? we just have to wait and see.

How are the Ozzy riffs you're writing sounding?

It's hard to describe. It's definitely not like Firewind. I guess you can hear my style in there, but if I would make another Ozzy album, I would like to make the ultimate Ozzy album ? marry the classic stuff but with the new era. I'm just very inspired by the Randy [Rhoads] and Jake [E. Lee] albums. I'm writing in that vein and some more Sabbathy riffs. It's hard to tell, really. I could say it reminds me of Sabbath, but you never know how that's going to end in the final production with the whole band playing and the vocal lines. It's really early stages to talk about it.

http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2011-02-17/music/with-new-axman-gus-g-ozzy-osbourne-s-crazy-train-is-back-on-track/


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on February 21, 2011, 08:33:11 PM
Ozzy's Best Buy commercial will air on the Oscars with a new ending chosen on Facebook.

Justin Bieber & Ozzy Alternate Endings - Best Buy Ad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzWBIpeurK0





Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on March 14, 2011, 01:09:15 PM
Hello, Ozzy: Tribeca Lineup Adds Ozzy Osbourne and Carol Channing Documentaries

March 14, 2011

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, directed by Mike Fleiss and Mike Piscitelli. Produced by Jack Osbourne, Marc Weingarten, and Jordan Tappis. (USA) ? World Premiere, Documentary.

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/14/hello-ozzy-tribeca-lineup-adds-ozzy-osbourne-and-carol-channing-documentaries/


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on April 19, 2011, 04:01:38 PM
'I was too involved with myself to notice': Sharon Osbourne shoulders the blame for her family's $1.7 million tax debt

Osbourne, 58, said although she initially blamed her accountant she was now taking full responsibility for the $1.7 million unpaid bill.

'Even though he is paid to do a job, the buck stops with me,' she said.

'He did say "I'm to blame," but I'm to blame because I didn't care enough.

'I was too involved with myself. I cancelled two meetings with him over the last 18 months because I was way too busy.

The bottom line is it stops with me, so I have to face up, be a big woman and realise I'm not Mrs Wonderful.'

peaking on the deadline day for filing taxes in the United States, she added: 'It's done and dealt with and I can't say "it was that person, it was that person, it wasn't me". The buck stops with me and I'm filing today.'

But she joked: 'I didn't say I would pay it - I just said I was filing.'

Despite Sharon's jokes, the Osbournes confirmed last week that they had paid off the $1.7 million debt.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqPpsCJqRcY


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on April 23, 2011, 01:36:47 PM
Jack Osbourne

 Thursday, 21 Apr 2011

MYFOXNY.COM - There was a time in the life of legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne when praying was all that was left to do in order to survive.

Jack Osbourne, Ozzy's son, stopped by the Good Day New York studios in the morning to talk about that trying time as it is being relived in the new documentary 'God Bless Ozzy Osbourne.'

Video: http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/good_day_ny/jack-osbourne-good-day-ny-20110422



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on May 04, 2011, 01:17:10 PM
Sharon Osbourne:

1 May

Mrs Sharon Osbourne

Just when we thought it was safe with the IRS, here they come again! This time their fault, not mine. Not taking this one laying down.

Mine was a fuck up, yours was a "PROCEDURAL ERROR". The bill has been paid, in fact I'm owed a rebate. Please send. Big Kiss, Mrs O

 Why is there always drama in my life?


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on May 21, 2011, 04:29:22 PM
Guns N' Roses' Bumblefoot reviews Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard Of Ozz/Diary Of A Madman reissues

"Randy Rhoads' playing still stuns me!"

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/guns-n-roses-bumblefoot-reviews-ozzy-osbourne-blizzard-of-ozzdiary-of-a-madman-reissues-449536



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on May 26, 2011, 12:12:15 PM
Ozzy talks Sabbath, classic reissues
   
By DARRYL STERDAN, QMI Agency

What do you think Randy would be doing today if he were still around?

Do you know what? It doesn't matter. Just the fact that he would be alive would be enough for me. But I can tell you one thing: he wasn't a guy who wanted to play rock 'n' roll only. On that last bus trip, just before he died, he sat up with me and told me wanted to go to university in California and get a degree in classical guitar. I said, 'Are you serious? Stick around. You can go to university later.' And then he died. But he was a true musician. He was writing classical pieces. He was into the art of music, not just the rock 'n' roll. He was a brilliant player. I don't know what he'd be doing now. But I still wish he was here.

It seems every time one member of Black Sabbath mentions a reunion, another one shoots it down. Do you think it will ever happen?

I haven't got a clue. If they want to call me, they can call me. I never say never. If it works, fine. If it don't, I'll move on. It ain't the end of the world. I ain't gonna get a box of Kleenex and cry my eyes out for the rest of my life.

Why is it so hard for you four to agree?

Well, we're not kids anymore. I don't wanna bulls--- them and I don't want them to bulls--- me. Why should I go back to that and be unhappy when I'm happy right now? I mean, I would love to do a great album with Black Sabbath. I would love to get the credit we so roundly deserve. At the same time, the pressure would be really intense. I could go tomorrow and make an album with them, but it wouldn't necessarily be something I would be proud of.

Continue here: http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/2011/05/26/18196266.html


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on May 31, 2011, 01:23:58 PM
The Osbourne's new Hollywood apt. will be featured on tonight's premiere of "Million Dollar Decorators".

Video: http://www.bravotv.com/million-dollar-decorators/season-1/videos/stressing-over-the-osbournes-pad



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 11, 2011, 05:10:48 PM
Jack Osbourne says dad Ozzy is 'no messed up character'

9 June 2011

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne is a hard-hitting documentary which lifts the lid on life growing up as an Osbourne.

"I did this mainly because I was fed up of the way the media was still portraying my dad as this bumbling, messed up character," he explained.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/13709265


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 21, 2011, 10:04:32 AM
Ozzy sexting? :hihi:

Sharon said: "He's gorgeous. He's in Europe. He's doing all the summer festivals this year in Europe, he's very busy.

"It's good now because he's texting. So we're texting each other all the time. I got a text from Ozzy yesterday and I'm like, 'Jesus, somebody's stolen his phone.' Because I thought somebody found his phone and they were texting me dirty messages. And Silvana, my assistant, goes, 'Oh my god, Ozzy's just sent you this really dirty text.' And I'm like, 'Well it's not him, somebody must have stolen his phone, he can't text'. But it was him.  He's calling himself text boy now."

Video: http://perezhilton.com/tv/Chatting_With_Sharon_Osbourne/?keyword=sharon%20osbourne&ptvid=a897a98e2a5bb&start=0&end=0



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on June 27, 2011, 12:15:00 PM
This from Tony Iommi to The Quietus.

June 24th, 2011

Iommi also offered a sheepish semi-promise of another Black Sabbath reunion, albeit only when the time is right.

?You?ll have to wait and see. We?ve been doing all different stuff. I just talked to Ozzy this morning ? we talk about three times a week. He?s doing his tour and I?ve been doing stuff with Ian Gillan, I?ve done a few tracks with him, and I?ve been doing me book. So, when the time is right. If we?re still alive.?

http://thequietus.com/articles/06485-tony-iommi-interview-home-of-metal


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on July 07, 2011, 05:23:48 PM
Maybe slow would be best for Ozzy.

Ozzy Osbourne's Dangerous New Ferrari

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-w9B2ZqvYQ

http://x17online.com/gallery/view_gallery.php?gallery=2011/07/oosbourneEXCL070511_X17&index=0


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: overmatik on July 08, 2011, 03:55:32 PM
This from Tony Iommi to The Quietus.

June 24th, 2011

Iommi also offered a sheepish semi-promise of another Black Sabbath reunion, albeit only when the time is right.

?You?ll have to wait and see. We?ve been doing all different stuff. I just talked to Ozzy this morning ? we talk about three times a week. He?s doing his tour and I?ve been doing stuff with Ian Gillan, I?ve done a few tracks with him, and I?ve been doing me book. So, when the time is right. If we?re still alive.?

http://thequietus.com/articles/06485-tony-iommi-interview-home-of-metal

About the reunion, Geezer said there will not be a reunion. Let's see if he'll stick to his word.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on July 14, 2011, 02:35:35 PM
Firewing and ex-Ozzy guitarist Gus G claims he worried about doing Ozzy classics justice and says Jake E Lee is totally under-rated

 July 14, 2011

Firewind guitarist Gus G has fond memories of supporting heavy metal legends Judas Priest and Whitesnake on their recent Greek dates. Speaking exclusively to presenter Tom Russell from RockAAA?s stablemate Rock Radio, Gus raved about new Priest player Richie Faulkner and he said ?they?re putting on such a great show?.

Gus also chatted about his work with Ozzy Osbourne, explaining the challenges he faced doing the classic songs justice. He described his respect for all of Ozzy?s previous guitarists, especially Jake E. Lee, whom Gus called ?very underrated?.

Video: http://www.rockaaa.com/sonisphere-news/gus-g-gives-respect-to-jake-e-lee-6931



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on July 21, 2011, 03:34:44 PM
EXCLUSIVE: Sharon Osbourne Confirms She's Taking a Break from 'The Talk'

"I've kept it no secret that I really miss my husband," says Osbourne. "He'll have been on tour for 18 months by the time it's over. I've spent a lot of time away from him. He gets a break at the end of September and so I've asked [the show] for a little break so I can be with him."

"I don't want to give [it] up. It's a great, great show. We've all worked really hard over the last year. I'm not going to walk away from that. I just need some real good quality time to be with my hubby.

http://www.aoltv.com/2011/07/21/exclusive-sharon-osbourne-the-talk-break/


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: overmatik on August 16, 2011, 01:32:37 PM
Black Sabbath to reform with original line-up and new studio album

"THE most closely guarded secret in rock music can be revealed ? the original Black Sabbath line-up is getting back together. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward have begun rehearsing for a tour and new studio album.

In June this year vocalist Ozzy and guitarist Iommi wrote new material for a record that will be released next year. ??We?re really looking forward to it and I think the stuff we?ve been writing is really good,?? said 63-year-old Iommi. ??It?s more back to the old original stuff.?? (...)

Source:http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2011/08/16/black-sabbath-to-reform-with-original-line-up-and-new-studio-album-97319-29245431/ (http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2011/08/16/black-sabbath-to-reform-with-original-line-up-and-new-studio-album-97319-29245431/)


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on August 16, 2011, 04:20:59 PM
Black Sabbath to reform with original line-up and new studio album

"THE most closely guarded secret in rock music can be revealed ? the original Black Sabbath line-up is getting back together. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward have begun rehearsing for a tour and new studio album.

In June this year vocalist Ozzy and guitarist Iommi wrote new material for a record that will be released next year. ??We?re really looking forward to it and I think the stuff we?ve been writing is really good,?? said 63-year-old Iommi. ??It?s more back to the old original stuff.?? (...)

Source:http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2011/08/16/black-sabbath-to-reform-with-original-line-up-and-new-studio-album-97319-29245431/ (http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2011/08/16/black-sabbath-to-reform-with-original-line-up-and-new-studio-album-97319-29245431/)

BLACK SABBATH Guitarist Says There Has Been No Official Confirmation Of Reunion - Aug. 16, 2011

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has released the following statement regarding the reports of a reunion of the band's original lineup:

"I'm saddened that a Birmingham journalist whom I trusted has chosen this point in time to take a conversation we had back in June and make it sound like we spoke yesterday about a BLACK SABBATH reunion.

"At the time I was supporting the Home Of Metal exhibition was merely speculating shooting the breeze on something all of us get asked constantly, 'Are you getting back together?'

"Thanks to the Internet it's now gone round the world as some sort of 'official' statement on my part; absolute nonsense. I hope he's enjoyed his moment of glory, he won't have another at my expense.

"To my old pals, Ozzy, Geezer and Bill, sorry about this, I should have known better."

The original SABBATH lineup has not toured together since summer 2005, and last convened for their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in early 2006.

SABBATH did try to record a new album 12 years ago, their first since 1978, but abandoned the attempt after just a couple of songs.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=162068


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on August 25, 2011, 12:56:51 PM
Oh no...

Osbourne Not Cutting Nudity From Film About Dad

August 24th, 2011

The young director admits his dad, Ozzy Osbourne, was stunned when he saw a first cut of God Bless Ozzy Osbourne and realized he was nude ? and insisted his son cut the footage from the movie before it hit cinemas.

Jack says, ?I?m like, ?Too late!? There is nudity in it.?

Young Osbourne is proud of his film, which he insists depicts his dad as an ?astute? star, but he?s still not sure what the rocker thinks of the film.

He tells Access Hollywood Live, ?The only thing he said was, ?I?m not that bad am I?? It?s pretty harsh at times.?

Video: http://www.accesshollywood.com/access-hollywood-live-jack-osbourne-sheds-new-light-on-his-father-in-god-bless-ozzy-osbourne_video_1349162


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Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 11, 2011, 11:37:32 AM
How Ozzy keeps on ticking

October 11, 2011

Emboldened by his extraordinary medical history, Osbourne releases ?Trust Me, I?m Dr. Ozzy? (Grand Central Publishing, $26.99) today. Inspired by his column of the same name in the Sunday Times and Rolling Stone, the book is a compendium of really dumb medical questions paired with Osbourne?s shockingly sensible advice.

?It?s just common sense,? he said of his wisdom. ?It?s people saying, ?Every time I scratch my nose my eye hurts.? ?Then bloody don?t scratch your nose,? I say.?

But with no specific finding explaining his ability to pull through any trauma, the Times thought it was a good idea to let him explain his own survivor tactics in print. Well, that and respond to hilariously stupid questions.

?One girl said, ?I want to get a face lift but then I want to cover my face up when I go to work because I don?t want anyone to see what I?ve done,? ? he explained. ?I said, ?Great, don?t have a (expletive) face lift.? Doesn?t she realize everyone?s going to wonder why she?s wearing a (expletive) ski mask at work?? :hihi:

The best health news in ?Trust Me? is Osbourne is well enough to write a book. As the overlord of the metal world, headbangers worry that the 62-year-old?s rockin? days are coming to a close.

No need to worry. Yet.

?As long as they want to see me, as long as I can still physically do it, I want to play,? he said. ?I can?t do it forever, I?ll bloody fall apart, but while I can do it, I will.?

http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/music/general/view/2011_1011how_ozzy_keeps_on_ticking/srvc=home&position=also


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 18, 2011, 09:08:59 PM
Video: Osbourne gives advice in 'Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy'

He's been there, done that, and now clean-and-sober rocker Ozzy Osbourne is ready to answer your health questions in Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy: Advice From Rock's Ultimate Survivor (Grand Central, $26.99). Watch an exclusive USA TODAY video of the inimitable Dr. Oz talking about his new book.

Video here: http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/story/2011-10-19/ozzy-osbourne-promo/50806684/1


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 24, 2011, 01:48:55 PM
Tony Iommi's Journey Through Heaven and Hell

The Black Sabbath guitar great on his new book, John Bonham and a Sabbath reunion

I remember reading earlier this year that the original Black Sabbath line-up was reuniting for a new album and tour. What's the status?
I remember reading that, as well [laughs]. There is no status at the moment. That's something that always can happen. We just get on with it and see what happens.

Are all the original Sabbath members on good terms?
Yes, I think so. I talk to Ozzy a lot ? we've always been in contact. And I talk to Bill occasionally. Geez, I played with him until Ronnie [James Dio] passed away. We still stay in contact. Geezer is not one for being on the phone, we normally email. We all get on well ? I don't think there's any bad vibes or anything.

When was the last time all four original Sabbath members were in the same room?
A long time ago.

If Sabbath were to work on a new album, do you think the new material could measure up to the group's early classics?
I don't know ? that's always the question, isn?t it? But I don't know if you'd try and match it up. We've moved on since then. I don't know quite what we'd be doing. It would be a Black Sabbath thing, but I don't know to what extent. Until that's written and done, I wouldn't know.

What would it take then for the original Sabbath to reunite?
The band can decide to do something, but there are a lot of people involved, and everybody's got individual managers. It's not as easy as like it was in the old days ? us all going in one room and it all works. I mean, we can certainly do that, but it's a bit more involved than that.

Lastly, if Iron Man is ever made into a movie, who should play you?
I never thought of that one. I don't know ? I'm too old to play myself, I suppose [laughs].

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tony-iommis-journey-through-heaven-and-hell-20111024




Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 25, 2011, 01:50:25 PM
BLACK SABBATH PLANNING 2012 US TOUR WITH JUDAS PRIEST & MOTORHEAD?

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Here is some big news that is sure to get the Heavy Metal tongues wagging! While the original line-up of Black Sabbath look to be reuniting, there is now talk that a US tour will kick-off in early 2012, with...wait for it....metal gods Judas Priest and the mighty Motorhead.

Rumours that Heavy Metal godfathers, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, or Black Sabbath as they are more commonly called, are to reunite have been circulating for years, however, now the dream looks to become a reality as the original line-up has apparently already met for their first rehearsal session.

News of the rehearsal session was recently broken by guitarist Iommi, who revealed. "We?ve had a rehearsal and played some of the old stuff and to be together again was great. We?re all on good terms and we?re at a stage where we can play together again. It would be good if we could and I suppose it?s the closest it?s been to be able to do that. It could happen!"

There are now rumours that Black Sabbath will team up with fellow British Heavy Metal legends Judas Priest and Motorhead for a tour of North America in Spring 2012. Stereoboard understands that this tour would take place before Sabbath cross the pond for the UK's Summer festival season in June and July.

Nothing has been officially confirmed by the the band or their management, so this should be just taken as rumours. Its an exciting prospect though eh!

http://www.stereoboard.com/content/view/168505/9


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 25, 2011, 04:53:37 PM
BLACK SABBATH PLANNING 2012 US TOUR WITH JUDAS PRIEST & MOTORHEAD?

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Here is some big news that is sure to get the Heavy Metal tongues wagging! While the original line-up of Black Sabbath look to be reuniting, there is now talk that a US tour will kick-off in early 2012, with...wait for it....metal gods Judas Priest and the mighty Motorhead.

Rumours that Heavy Metal godfathers, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, or Black Sabbath as they are more commonly called, are to reunite have been circulating for years, however, now the dream looks to become a reality as the original line-up has apparently already met for their first rehearsal session.

News of the rehearsal session was recently broken by guitarist Iommi, who revealed. "We?ve had a rehearsal and played some of the old stuff and to be together again was great. We?re all on good terms and we?re at a stage where we can play together again. It would be good if we could and I suppose it?s the closest it?s been to be able to do that. It could happen!"

There are now rumours that Black Sabbath will team up with fellow British Heavy Metal legends Judas Priest and Motorhead for a tour of North America in Spring 2012. Stereoboard understands that this tour would take place before Sabbath cross the pond for the UK's Summer festival season in June and July.

Nothing has been officially confirmed by the the band or their management, so this should be just taken as rumours. Its an exciting prospect though eh!

http://www.stereoboard.com/content/view/168505/9


Would loove to see this tour..But JP are in the middle of there farewell tour right now? and said it would be there last major tour


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on November 11, 2011, 02:23:53 PM
It's Official: Original BLACK SABBATH Lineup To Reunite For New Album, World Tour - Nov. 11, 2011

The original lineup of the legendary heavy metal band BLACK SABBATH ? Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Bill Ward (drums) ? has reunited and will release a brand new album in 2012. The group's first studio effort in 33 years will be produced by Rick Rubin, who has previously worked with METALLICA, SLIPKNOT, SLAYER and SYSTEM OF A DOWN, among many others. A world tour will follow, including an appearance at the U.K.'s Download festival on June 12, 2012.

A three-and-a-half-minute reunion-announcement video can be seen below.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=165997


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: tim_m on November 11, 2011, 05:00:34 PM
Awesome! I would love to get to see them live again. Saw them on the reunion tour


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: gnr85 on November 11, 2011, 07:39:52 PM
this will probably be the last time to see these guys live, hopefully they come close to me


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 12, 2011, 10:59:56 AM
I think the big news here is the new album with Rick Rubin...this guys amazing and will bringout the best Sabbath has to offer


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on November 16, 2011, 12:49:01 PM
Can't believe they're letting that hack Rick Rubin produce their new album.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: overmatik on November 24, 2011, 07:26:46 AM
Can't believe they're letting that hack Rick Rubin produce their new album.

Well, although I respect Rick's work a lot, I don't think he fits Sabbath that well. Bob Marlette was the right guy to produce the album.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on January 09, 2012, 12:49:13 PM
BLACK SABBATH Guitarist TONY IOMMI Diagnosed With Lymphoma - Jan. 9, 2012

Legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphocytes, a type of cell that forms part of the immune system.

Iommi, 63, is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan and remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery.

This comes as BLACK SABBATH ? Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Bill Ward (drums) ? are writing and recording their first album in 33 years in Los Angeles (still set for release this fall) with producer Rick Rubin. They will now go to the U.K. to continue to work with Tony.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=168044


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: gnrjanus on January 11, 2012, 07:33:56 AM
Coachella is already cancelled from Black Sabbath, What's the word on other dates including the european tour??


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 02, 2012, 06:18:02 PM
BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has announced that he will not be able to partake in the recording sessions for the band's new album and subsequent touring activities unless he is presented with a "fair agreement." His official statement on the matter reads as follows:

"Dear SABBATH fans, fellow musicians and interested parties,

"At this time, I would love nothing more than to be able to proceed with the BLACK SABBATH album and tour. However, I am unable to continue unless a 'signable' contract is drawn up; a contract that reflects some dignity and respect toward me as an original member of the band.

"Last year, I worked diligently in good faith with [fellow original SABBATH members] Tony [Iommi, guitar], Ozzy [Osbourne, vocals] and Geezer [Butler, bass]. And on [November 11, 2011, again in good faith, I participated in the L.A. press conference.

"Several days ago, after nearly a year of trying to negotiate, another 'unsignable' contract was handed to me.

"Let me say that although this has put me in some kind of holding pattern, I am packed and ready to leave the U.S. for England. More importantly, I definitely want to play on the album, and I definitely want to tour with BLACK SABBATH.

"Since the news of Tony's illness, and the understanding that the band would move production to the U.K., I've spent every day getting to or living in a place of readiness to leave. That involves something of a task, and as I've tried to find out what's going on with the U.K. sessions, I've realized that I've been getting 'the cold shoulder' (and, I might add, not for the first time). Feeling somewhat ostracized, my guess is as of today, I will know nothing of what'shappening unless I sign 'the unsignable contract.'

"The place I'm in feels lousy and lonely because as much as I want to play and participate, I also have to stand for something and not sign on. If I sign 'as is,' I stand to lose my rights, dignity and respectability as a rock musician.

"I believe in freedom and freedom of speech.

"I grew up in a hard rock/metal band. We stood for something then, and we played from the heart with honesty and sincerity. I am in the spirit of integrity, far from the corporate malady, I am real and honest, fair and compassionate.

"If I'm replaced, I have to face you, the beloved SABBATH fans. I hope you will not hold me responsible for the failure of an original BLACK SABBATH lineup as promoted. Without fault finding, I want to assure everyone that my loyalty to SABBATH is intact.
"So here I am. I lay my truth down before you. I'm good to go IF I get a 'signable' contract.

"I don't want to let anyone down, especially BLACK SABBATH and all the SABBATH fans. You know I love you. It would be a sad day in rock if this current situation fell to the desires of a few.

"My position is not greed-driven. I'm not holding out for a 'big piece' of the action (money) like some kind of blackmail deal. I?d like something that recognizes and is reflective of my contributions to the band, including the reunions that started fourteen years ago.

"After the last tour, I vowed to never again sign on to an unreasonable contract. I want a contract that shows some respect to me and my family, a contract that will honor all that I've brought to BLACK SABBATH since its beginning.

"That's the story so far.

"Stay safe and stay strong.

"I love every single one of you."


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: overmatik on February 11, 2012, 08:58:07 PM
The whole thing has gone to hell:

We were saddened to hear yesterday via Facebook that Bill declined publicly to participate in our current Black Sabbath plans...we have no choice but to continue recording without him although our door is always open... We are still in the UK with Tony. Writing and recording the new album and on a roll... See you at Download!!!

- Tony, Ozzy and Geezer

http://www.facebook.com/BlackSabbath


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on February 20, 2012, 11:22:58 AM
Black Sabbath reunion tour downgraded to 'Ozzy and Friends'

Black Sabbath world tour reduced to 15 dates under new name, although band will still play Download festival

Monday 20 February 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/feb/20/black-sabbath-tour-ozzy-friends?newsfeed=true



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 21, 2012, 12:27:59 PM
Just sad...I hope this has nothing to do with Sharon, or Bill being greedy...It's not Sabbath without the four of them


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: tim_m on February 21, 2012, 04:21:32 PM
Its cause of Tony Iommi's cancer battle.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: rebelhipi on May 19, 2012, 06:59:42 AM
i know that blabbermouth is a horrible site. but this is just ugly http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=174182


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: overmatik on May 19, 2012, 12:54:05 PM
i know that blabbermouth is a horrible site. but this is just ugly http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=174182

Absolutely true, you can check out for yourself: www.blacksabbath.com

When you thought that no band could ever go lower than Van Halen, there is always somebody else to go even lower...

And now this, I really don't know what to think anymore:

"At the request of Bill Ward, through his attorney, so as to not give the public the wrong impression about his involvement in the current Black Sabbath lineup, we have temporarily removed Bill Ward's images from the main pages of the blacksabbath.com official website. In accordance with Bill Ward's attorney's request, we are doing so for the duration of the forthcoming shows."

Source: http://www.facebook.com/BlackSabbath/posts/10150842669944615





Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: AxlsMainMan on April 23, 2013, 02:45:50 PM
So, what's everyone think of the new tune? :smoking:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVfUimq2KeI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVfUimq2KeI)


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 23, 2013, 09:26:18 PM
So, what's everyone think of the new tune? :smoking:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVfUimq2KeI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVfUimq2KeI)

I think its pretty good, Cant say I excpected much better, so far the album is getting pretty good reviews


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 09, 2017, 02:27:08 PM
TONY IOMMI Is Mixing BLACK SABBATH's Final Shows For Possible Live Album

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has told NBC News that he is in the process of mixing the sound from the band's final shows in Birmingham, England for a possible live album.

"We'll actually be doing a documentary," he said. "My job at the moment is to have a listen to what we've done."

Iommi, who was diagnosed with cancer in late 2011 and is currently in remission, has written a piece for the long-running "CSI" television series and has "bags" of riffs he came up with for BLACK SABBATH that might one day wind up on a solo album.

"I'm certainly not retiring from playing and doing stuff," he said. "But I think since my illness I've had to look at things differently, think sensibly. I feel fine, but I still go for checkups and tests and at the moment I'm okay."

BLACK SABBATH finished its year-long "The End" farewell tour on February 4 in the band's hometown of Birmingham, closing out the quartet's groundbreaking 49-year career with an emotional 15-song set.

The band decided to make this tour its last because Iommi can no longer travel for extended amounts of time.

The guitarist recently said that he wouldn't rule out BLACK SABBATH recording new material or playing a one-off event.

The original lineup of SABBATH came together in 1969 with Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne on vocals, Geezer Butler on bass and Bill Ward on drums. That lineup recorded and toured through 1978, and periodically reformed through the '90s and 2000s for live work.

They regrouped again in late 2011 for a new album and tour, although Ward dropped out after a few months over financial issues. SABBATH has used Ozzy's regular touring drummer Tommy Clufetos since then for live work. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's Brad Wilk laid down the drum tracks on the album "13", which came out in June 2013.

Osbourne is reportedly at work on a new solo album, and already has a pair of shows scheduled for this summer.



Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 28, 2017, 04:22:35 PM
OZZY OSBOURNE And ZAKK WYLDE Reunite For 2017 Tour

For the first time in more than a decade, Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde are together again.

Known as one of rock's most lethal singer and guitarist pairings, the two will hit the road for a series of Ozzy headlining shows in the U.S. this summer and fall, beginning July 14.

While they've performed together over the years, these shows are the first collaboration for the duo for a full tour since 2006. These dates also mark Ozzy's first solo tour in the U.S. in years beyond one Ozzy & Friends performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans, Louisiana in October 2015.

Ozzy and Zakk first teamed up 30 years ago when Zakk (whom Ozzy describes as "a fucking absolutely amazing guitar player") joined Ozzy's band in 1987; they last recorded in 2007 on Ozzy's acclaimed "Black Rain" album.

In addition to reuniting with Zakk Wylde on guitar, Ozzy's band will include longtime collaborators Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards). Ozzy's tour dates kick off in July at the Rock USA festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

"I'm so happy to be getting back on the road with Zakk, Blasko, Tommy and Adam," says Ozzy Osbourne. "This is what I do. This is where I belong, on the road."

"I'm really looking forward to the hardcore powahlifting training sessions with Ozzy as well as playing music in between sets of heavy squats, benching and deadlifts," Zakk Wylde adds.

Next up for Ozzy: prepping for a new solo album for 2018 on Epic.

Ozzy's initial 2017 tour dates are as follows:

Jul. 14 - Oshkosh, WI Ozzy at Rock USA
Jul. 16 - Chicago, IL Chicago Open Air Festival
Aug. 09 - Sturgis, SD The Legendary Buffalo Chip
Aug. 21 - Cartersville, IL Moonstock 2017 Festival

(http://assets.blabbermouth.net/media/ozzyosbournezakkwylde_638.jpg)


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 06, 2017, 06:34:24 PM
OZZY OSBOURNE Announces Farewell World Tour

Ozzy Osbourne will embark on a two-year "farewell world tour" starting in 2018.

On the trek, Ozzy ? Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter ? will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of BLACK SABBATH, which formed in 1968). This tour, expected to take Ozzy around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows. Ozzy will be joined by longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (guitar), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums), and Adam Wakeman (keyboards).

"People keep asking me when I'm retiring," Ozzy says. "This will be my final world tour, but I can't say I won?t do some shows here and there."

Osbourne's farewell tour will kick off in May 2018 with shows in Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Those will be followed by a couple of early June dates in Russia before Osbourne embarks on on a month-long European leg, including appearances at most of the summer festivals. The beloved rock icon will subsequently headline a North American concert tour produced by Live Nation, details of which will be revealed in 2018.

Ozzy's wife and manager Sharon Osbourne told Rolling Stone that the 68-year-old singer would carry on as a solo artist after BLACK SABBATH's farewell tour came to an end this past February. "We'll continue until Ozzy finishes, and Ozzy won't be long behind them when he calls it a day," she said.

"It's not going to be within the next year, but it's coming up," she said. "I don't want Ozzy singing 'Crazy Train' at 75. I think it's best you go out before you hit that 70 and go out on top."

Ozzy told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he wanted to keep performing for fans as long as he could. "I don't wanna stop, you know," he said. "It's been the biggest love affair of my life. When you reach a certain age in rock 'n' roll, people think, 'Well, this has got to be his last tour,' or 'This has got to be his last tour,' or 'You've got to come next Tuesday 'cause he ain't gonna do it after that.' You'll know when I've come off the road permanently. I mean, you'll know!"

This is not the first time Ozzy has announced the end of his days as a touring artist. Back in 1992, he called it quits after his "No More Tours" tour ? a pun based on the title of his then-most recent solo album, "No More Tears" ? with his solo band, only to return to action three years later.

Ozzy has not released an all-new solo album since 2010's "Scream", having spent the last few years touring with BLACK SABBATH and recording that band's "13" album.



I guess I'll have to checkout the Ozz man one last time.I have seen him twice with Black Sabbath but never solo.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 08, 2018, 07:24:37 PM
Sharon Osbourne Decries Block Booking 'Pissing Match' (Exclusive)

Sharon Osbourne, wife and manager of Ozzy Osbourne,  went public Feb. 7 with her objections to AEG Live's attempt to "block book" Ozzy's final routing by requiring the "No More Tours 2" to play Staples Center in Los Angeles if it booked The O2 in London on the same tour cycle.

And less then 24 hours later,  AEG's Jay Marciano and AzoffMSG's Irving Azoff have jumped into the fray and the Osbournes are making thinly veiled legal threats over the booking policy.

In an exclusive interview with Pollstar Feb. 8, Sharon Osbourne referred to the dispute between promoters as "a pissing match."

The floodgates appear open, with Marciano responding to the public missive with a note of his own to Sharon,  followed shortly by a statement from Azoff.

"Please understand this dispute is between The Forum and Staples Center and we couldn?t agree with you more ? it should always be the artist?s choice. We long for the days when artists and fans came first," Marciano emailed Sharon, followed by a "PS - The other guys started this first!"

The spat began when Pollstar and other outlets obtained a copy of Sharon?s letter to AEG Presents Chairman Marciano chastising him for attempting to ?strong-arm? an artist into performing at Staples Center, and including a copy of an unsigned letter of commitment to play that venue.

In the letter, addressed to "Mr. Marciano" on Sharon Osbourne's letterhead, she wrote: ?Shame on AEG for bringing artists into a power struggle you?re having with your competitor, Live Nation,? Sharon wrote to Marciano. ?[W]ithout the artists there would be no AEG, no Live Nation, no promoters, agents or managers. The artists should always come first. Never forget that!?

The letter was accompanied by an unsigned copy of a ?Staples Center Commitment? document that outlines AEG?s ?new booking policy? which essentially stipulates that if Ozzy Osbourne pencils in dates at The O2 in London for his recently announced farewell tour, he will play Staples Center at least once if he does any shows within a 25-mile radius of Los Angeles.

The letter comes in context of ongoing competition between industry titans AEG and Live Nation, in which Billboard reported Neil Diamond?s agent Marc Geiger was ?squeezed? by Irving Azoff to play the Forum in the L.A. market if the artist wanted to play Madison Square Garden Arena and J. Cole was similarly pushed to play Staples Center last year.

Azoff provided Billboard a statement last year that characterized the competition between AEG and Live Nation as ?good, tough business? and explained that with limited slots available at a venue as popular as the Garden, premium nights go to friends of MSG. Full disclosure: Irving Azoff is affiliated with Oak View Group, Pollstar?s parent company, and spoke at the Pollstar Live! conference Feb. 7.

Marciano told Billboard last year that AEG Live would rather not change its practices, but the company had to ?protect our business.?

Osbourne concluded her letter with the statement: ?There?s enough for everyone without you trying to monopolize the world of entertainment.? She was a panelist at Pollstar Live! the same day.

Representatives from AEG couldn?t comment for this story at press time.

In a post-panel interview with Pollstar, Sharon Osbourne stressed that "a pissing match between two giant companies is none of my business; I truly don't care how they choose to conduct their business. But when it affects my family it becomes my business."

Her husband and client, Ozzy Osbourne, announced his "No More Tours 2" farewell outing Feb. 6. Shows made public to date include mostly amphitheatres, including a Hollywood Bowl concert Oct. 11. But as the booking process moves forward into 2019, and holds were requested at London's O2,  Live Nation and Osbourne's team received the letter requesting signatures indicating agreement to play only Staples Center if another indoor LA dates is booked on the tour cycle.

"Ozzy loves the Forum, and isn't as comfortable at Staples Center," Sharon explained. "He played the Forum when he was 21! He is 70 now. And he loves The O2 in London. These are arenas he wants to be in. They wanted signatures saying we would only play Staples Center if we agreed to The O2 and they could sue us if we didn't. So I said, 'fuck you.'"


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Bridge on February 10, 2018, 12:40:15 AM
I've seen Ozzy live 6 times, but I may check out a show.  Depends on the setlist.  Great that he's touring with Zakk Wylde again though.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: rebelhipi on February 24, 2020, 03:58:00 PM
Thoughts on the new Ozzy album.

I think beside the last 2 tracks it kills. It rocks hard.

Plus many songs are written and played by some dude named Duff. 


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Bridge on February 28, 2020, 12:18:18 AM
I am a massive Ozzy fan and I have mixed feelings on it.

"Under the Graveyard" is now one of my favorite Ozzy songs.  "Eat Me" is easily the worst Ozzy song I've ever heard....like ever.

The rest of the album ebbs and flows for me.  However, I will keep listening and maybe it will grow on me.  I didn't much care for Ozzy's 2007 album Black Rain at first, and now it's one of my favorite Ozzy records.


Plus many songs are written and played by some dude named Duff. 

Yes, Duff has many cowriting and playing credits.  Slash also plays guitar on a couple of songs.


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: rebelhipi on February 28, 2020, 04:43:07 PM
I am a massive Ozzy fan and I have mixed feelings on it.

"Under the Graveyard" is now one of my favorite Ozzy songs.  "Eat Me" is easily the worst Ozzy song I've ever heard....like ever.

The rest of the album ebbs and flows for me.  However, I will keep listening and maybe it will grow on me.  I didn't much care for Ozzy's 2007 album Black Rain at first, and now it's one of my favorite Ozzy records.


Plus many songs are written and played by some dude named Duff. 

Yes, Duff has many cowriting and playing credits.  Slash also plays guitar on a couple of songs.
Black Rain is a cool record


Title: Re: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 01, 2020, 10:20:10 AM
All My Life is a pretty good song too