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Below is our complete Ozzy Osbourne news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
It was reported last week that Vince Neil (Motley Crue) owes 1 million dollars in taxes. He has since denied this report, but I’m assuming one of his many business ventures will cover the expense if needed. If not, expect a hat to circulate the crowd during this year’s Crue Fest…
Bret Michaels (Poison) continues to recover from heart surgery. The surgery was originally to fix a hole in his heart, but turned into a much larger procedure when they found an actual VH1 cameraman wrapped around his aortic valve…
Warrant has hit a new milestone with allowing their ballad “Heaven”, to be used in a commercial by the laundry detergent, Gain. Given eighties rockers seem to resonate with the forty something MILF (and non-MILF) crowds could we be seeing the start of something new? How about Skid Row’s “I Remember You” for PMS medication for that special time of the month? For men, well I can’t think of a better song than Def Leppard’s “Rocket” to sell penis enlargement products. Public service announcements for STD prevention? Motley Crue’s “Red Hot” works, of course, “I Remember You” may also work here as well… More...
Saxon has issued the following brief announcement about appearing at this year's edition of the Sauna Open Air festival:
"We are happy to announce that Saxon is confirmed for the Sauna Open Air Festival in Finland.
Let's see how sweaty it will be and see you there!"
The festival is set to take place from June 9th - 11th, 2011 and will feature appearances from Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, and Helloween. Saxon also recently announced Australian shows with The Sword. Details on those dates can be found here.
This week a look back at what if certain break-ups, decisions, or meetings didn’t happen and how it would have turned out for the parties involved.
WHAT IF VAN HALEN DOESN’T SPLIT?
David Lee Roth stays with the VH brothers and continues touring to support the 1984 album. Eventually Roth loses his voice for a very long time, but this doesn’t stop Eddie and Alex from making their next album, an instrumental only record, titled: 1986. Despite Roth’s voice gone, they still tour (with DLR only doing karate kicks on stage) and for two years sell out arenas worldwide. Eventually, their popularity dies down with the ill-advised 1990 album titled: Still Runnin’ With The Devil. As for Sammy Hagar? Without VH in his way he focuses on his tequila, eventually forming a strong partnership with a leading brand and goes on to make billions with Jose Haggar… More...
According to a report from USA Today, heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne will be featured in a new Superbowl commercial for Best Buy, along with teenage heart throb and internet hate figure, Justin Bieber.
Executives won't discuss details of the 30-second spot featuring stars from two very different generations. The ad, to air in the game's third quarter, was filmed earlier this month at Universal Studios.
Read the full article at USA Today.
Ozzy Osbourne has released a new music video for his latest single, “Let It Die.” The video starts with him and his band recording the song in the studio and then jumps to a live concert performance with fan footage. Check out the video below:
Ozzy is still touring the U.S. in support of "Scream." Here are the latest tour dates:
01/26 Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
01/28 Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, NV
01/30 Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
02/01 Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA
02/03 HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
02/05 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
02/08 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
02/10 BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
02/12 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
02/14 i wireless Center, Moline, IL
02/16 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
02/18 St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL
02/20 BankAtlantic Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
02/22 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL
British thrash metal veterans Onslaught have been added to the bill for this year's edition of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival. Also newly confirmed is Venomin James. The event will take place in the town of Wacken, Germany from August 4th-6th 2011.
The lineup is now as follows:
As I Lay Dying
Blaas Of Glory
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Hail Of Bullets
Heaven Shall Burn
The member of Ozzy Osbourne have checked in with a new episode of "OzTV" from their stop at the Toyota Center in Houston,TX on Jan 18, 2011. You can view the footage in the video clip below.
The organizers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival have announced that Cavalera Conspiracy, the band featuring Sepultura founders Igor and Max Cavalera, have been confirmed for the event. Also added to the bill is Russian folk metal band Arkona. Neither band's performance date has been confirmed as of yet however. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 24th-26th.
The lineup is now as follows:
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Heaven Shall Burn
The Black Dahlia Murder
It is being reported that Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, Sixx A.M.) and Denise Richards are no longer dating and have split. The uncomfortable part of this breakup is that they are neighbors. There can’t be a worse feeling than stepping out to grab the morning newspaper, and looking over to see a Porsche in Richard’s driveway with a license plate that reads SHEEN… More...
Heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne has appeared, as a claymation character, in a series of commercials for the Brisk Iced Tea brand. You can view the upcoming commercial below:
After eighteen years of marriage Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) and his wife are getting a divorce. Not shocking considering the two have been separated since April, but the real question: what are the odds Bach left a red wine stain on the divorce papers? Fifty percent? Eighty percent?... More...
Ozzy Osbourne's latest studio album "Scream" has been certified as having gold status by the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) for sales in excess of 40,000 copies.
"Scream" moved 81,000 units in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart. It has since sold around 250,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver, Loaded, ex-Guns N Roses) has recently undergone sinus surgery to fix a quarter size hole caused from drug use. Based on this information I have to assume at some point Steven Adler’s (Adler’s Appetite, ex-Guns N Roses) nickname was Silver Dollar… More...
Triptykon, the band featuring former Celtic Frost and Hellhammer leader Tom G. Warrior, has been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, which will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 24th-26th. The lineup is now as follows: More...
MTV2's "Headbangers Ball: The Year In Metal" has been posted online in its entirety. The half-hour long episode features Anthrax, Max Cavalera, In This Moment and Rob "Blasko" Nicholson of Ozzy Osbourne. You can view the episode below:
The organisers of the Graspop Metal Meeting, the largest heavy metl festival in Belgium, has announced several more bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed acts are Rob Zombie, Whitesnake, Journey, Foreigner, Suicide Silence, Firewind, Ghost, All That Remains, Escape The Fate and FM.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Ozzy Osbourne has gotten into another traffic altercation, this time rear ending another car while driving a Ferrari. In honor of this monthly event, let’s have a quiz: Which of the following are true of Ozzy’s driving habits? A. It took him 19 attempts at the driving test in order to get his license. B. Ozzy once fell asleep during a driving test, the instructor was gone when he awoke. C. Ozzy repeatedly showed up with alcohol in his body to his driving tests. D. All of the above… More...
Visions of Atlantis has announced it will be performing at the 2011 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which is set to take place in Wacken, Germany from August 4th - 6th. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.
Other confirmed bands for the festival include:
Ozzy Osbourne's MySpace blog has been updated with the following announcement about postponing tonight's tour date and the show on December 12th due to an ear infection:
"Based on advice from doctors, it is with great regret that Ozzy Osbourne is postponing the remaining two dates (Friday, December 10 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO and Sunday, December 12 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN). The multi-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has contracted an ear infection, complications from which will prevent him from performing. Tickets for these two shows will be honored for the rescheduled dates—Minneapolis: Wednesday, January 12 and St. Louis: Friday, January 14—and refunds are available at point of purchase.
"Osbourne's 2011 dates get underway January 16 in Omaha, NE. The six-week 2011 trek will include a pair of intimate shows: January 26 at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix and Feb 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."
Tis’ the season, it’s that time of year again. This week we take a look and see what our aging rockers are hoping for under the Christmas tree… More...