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Ozzy Osbourne: "I Thought That You Had To Get Loaded To Make Songs"

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Launch Radio Networks reports: OZZY OSBOURNE will release his first album of all-new material in six years, titled "Black Rain", on May 22. When asked why there's been such a gap between studio projects, Osbourne told Launch that it took him a long time to realize he could write and record music while being completely clean and sober. "I used to get so frustrated with myself," he said. "I mean, I thought that you had to get loaded to make songs. I just thought drugs and alcohol are probably the major inspiration of making music, which I truly believed that because I'd never made a record without using it. And I thought it was that was making me creative."

"Black Rain" is Osbourne's first solo effort since 2001's "Down To Earth". The first single, called "I Don't Wanna Stop", arrived at radio two weeks ago.

Ozzy recorded "Black Rain" with the band that backed him on the 2006 Ozzfest tour, consisting of guitarist Zakk Wylde, drummer Mike Bordin and ex-ROB ZOMBIE bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson.

Ozzy will headline this summer's "free" Ozzfest, beginning on July 12 in Seattle.

Fans who purchase specially marked copies of "Black Rain" will have a first shot at scoring Ozzfest tickets. The CD's initial pressing will contain a code that allows the user to obtain two tickets through a special web site on June 8, four days before tickets become available to the general public.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Diamond Oz writes:

Lol I like how free is in speechmarks.

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2. bla writes:

I like how you called them "speachmarks" hahaha.

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3. holyshit writes:

admission may be free, but now a f uckin beer is gonna run ya 10 bucks, and like 8 for a bottle of water, and damn, the price of tshirts and other merch is gonna be outragous. thats why i'm gonna fill a "camel pack" up with beer before i go in. screw water, all u need is some good drank and some good smoke and ur f uckin set.

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4. killingtime writes:

The booze has the h2o in it anyhow... see a problem? I don't.

Blasko...... that name in Ozzy's band makes me sad.

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5. Terminator writes:

^true...but the alcohol will dehydrate you, leading to the eventual purchase of that obsurdly overpriced bottle of water. i think ill bring my own beverages. i figured that they'd have to mark up everything 300% just to try and swing a profit....bastards!

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6. Terminator writes:

correction: *absurdly

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7. maybe writes:

???

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