Posts tagged “Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy’s Boneyard – Ozzy Osbourne’s Satellite Radio Station

Ozzy’s Boneyard, channel 38, will feature classic hard rock and metal music from artists like Black Sabbath, Metallica, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Pantera and Van Halen. The 24/7 music channel is expected to launch later this year.

SiriusXM listeners will hear Ozzy present music as well as share personal stories about his career as a solo artist and as front-man for Black Sabbath. The channel will also air shows and specials hosted by Ozzy family members, Sharon, Jack and Kelly.

“After everything I’ve been through in my career I never imagined I’d end up with my own radio channel on SiriusXM. This is fucking amazing! Does this mean I can play whatever I want?” said Ozzy Osbourne.

“No one represents the evolution of hard rock and heavy metal more than Ozzy Osbourne,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “We know Ozzy’s Boneyard will be alive and kicking.”

Ozzy Osbourne recently announced that Black Sabbath has reunited to record their first new studio album in 33 years and that the band will launch a world tour in 2012.

Ozzy’s Boneyard joins SiriusXM’s roster of channels created in partnership with legendary musicians, including Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Radio, Pearl Jam Radio, Eminem’s Shade 45, Willie Nelson’s Willie’s Roadhouse, B.B. King’s Bluesville, Elvis Radio, Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville and Siriusly Sinatra.

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Black Sabbath Reunion with Ozzy Osbourne is Official

For all the Metal bangers out there here is the best news of 2011! Black Sabbath’s Reunion with Ozzy Osbourne is On.

Friday 11/11/11, The original line up made a Press conference at the Whisky a Go Go in the sunset strip exactly at 11:11 local time.

The Band is reuniting for new material and a new world tour. They also confirmed that they are headlining the Download Festival 2012.

Why now? “It was now or never, really. We have some great music to play.” -Tony.

“It was time.” -Ozzy

“The stuff that Tony’s been playing is brilliant.” -Geezer

Well it seems that Black Sabbath is going to have a busy 2012 while we, the fans, are going to get to enjoy their reunion! God Bless Heavy Metal

Photos: Metal Hammer




Black Sabbath’s original lineup to reunite for New Album and Tour

The original lineup of Black Sabbath has reunited and will release a new studio album, the first to feature vocalist Ozzy Osbourne since 1978′s ‘Never Say Die’, next year. The foursome are also currently in rehearsals for a new tour.

Guitarist Tony Iommi confirmed the news to the Birmingham Mail, revealing that he and Osbourne met this past June to write material for a new album, which he says is scheduled for a 2012 release. “I think the stuff we’ve been writing is really good,” he states. “It’s more back to the old original stuff.”

Fans have been clamoring for a full-fledged Sabbath reunion ever since Osbourne was fired in 1979. The band — Osbourne, Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward — did get together in 2007 to headline Ozzfest, and mounted several other tours after that, even recording a pair of new songs for 1998′s ‘Reunion’ live album.

But Ozzy soon returned to his ultra-successful solo career, then Iommi and Butler formed Heaven & Hell with Ronnie James Dio, the first singer to replace Ozzy in Sabbath. The band released an excellent studio album, ‘The Devil You Know,’ and had much success on tour, but Dio’s death in 2010 once again left Iommi and Butler without a frontman.

Well, they seem to have found the best possible man for the job now, and Iommi reports the hardest part was keeping Ozzy quiet as the secret plans formed: “It’s all been very hush-hush. Ozzy’s been the worst at trying to hold it back… he told me ‘I don’t know what to say.’”

“God Bless Ozzy” Jack Osbourne’s Documentary about Ozzy’s life in theaters Aug. 24 and Aug. 29

‘God Bless Ozzy,’ the Jack Osbourne-directed documentary chronicling his father Ozzy Osbourne‘s life, will be in theaters for a special two-night only event next month. The film will be broadcast to movie theaters nationwide on August 24 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). Tickets go on sale Monday Aug. 1.

The documentary is directed by Mike Fliess along with the younger Osbourne, who provides much of the vision for the film. ‘God Bless Ozzy’ promises to include never before seen footage from Black Sabbath and Osbourne’s touring days. There will be extended interviews with each Osbourne family member, as well as conversations with musicians like Paul McCartney and Tommy Lee.

Fathom Events has a link to all theaters participating in the two-night only broadcast. That’s also the site to use to purchase advance tickets. It’s been a revealing year for Osbourne as he also released a box set celebrating the 30th anniversary of his ‘Blizzard of Oz’ and ‘Diary of a Madman’ albums, which includes a 70-minute long ’30 Years After the Blizzard’ DVD.

Osbourne begins touring in Europe next week. He’s also working on a new album, the follow-up to 2010′s ‘Scream.’ Additionally he’s releasing a new book, called ‘Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy’ in October.

Via: UltimateClassicRock

“Trust me, I’m Dr. Ozzy: Advice From Rock’s Ultimate Survivor”

Grand Central Publishing has set an October 11 release date for “Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy: Advice From Rock’s Ultimate Survivor” (formerly“Ask Dr. Ozzy”), written by legendary heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne and Chris Ayres.

The official book description reads as follows: “Wondering if science could explain how he survived his 40-year avalanche of drugs and alcohol, Ozzy Osbourne became one of a handful of people in the world to have his entire DNA mapped in 2010. It was a highly complex, $65,000 process, but the results were conclusive: Ozzy is a genetic anomaly. The ‘Full Ozzy Genome’ contained variants that scientists had never before encountered and the findings were presented at the prestigious TEDMED conference in San Diego-making headlines around the world. The procedure was in part sponsored by The Sunday Times of London, which had already caused an international fururoe by appointing Ozzy Osbourne its star health advice columnist. The newpaper argued that Ozzy‘s mutliple near-death experiences, 40-year history of drug abuse, and extreme hypocondria qualified him more than any other for the job. The column was an overnight hit, being quickly picked up by Rolling Stone to give it a global audience of millions. In ‘Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy’, Ozzy answers reader’s questions with his outrageous wit and surprising wisdom, digging deep into his past to tell the memoir-style survival stories never published before-and offer guidance that no sane human being should follow. Part humor, part memoir, and part bad advice, ‘Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy’ will include some of the best material from his published columns, answers to celebrities’ medical questions, charts, sidebars, and more.”

Ozzy last year said that his column in the Times is not meant to be taken seriously. “It’s not a serious thing,” he said. “I mean, I’m the last person to ask advice about health. It’s just, it’s not fit to be taken seriously. I mean — and I’m not doing it, I’m not writing the column personally, I’ve got a guy coming around, the guy who did my book, Chris Ayres, is doing the column. He brings me the column things and I just joke about it, you know. ‘Cause if you believe me, you’ll end up in the lunatic asylum.”

Ozzy said in his first column for the Times, “If people can learn from my stupid mistakes without having to repeat any of them, or if they can take some comfort from the crazy things my family has been through over the years . . . that’s more than enough for me.”

Ozzy added in the column, “By all accounts, I’m a medical miracle. When I die, I should donate my body to the Natural History Museum.”

In response to a Rolling Stone reader by the name of Hugh from New Mexico who asked if he should go to one of those “rub ‘n’ tug” massage parlors given that his girlfriend will never know, Ozzy replied, “A hand job is a very personal thing, and after a lifetime of practice, most blokes get a pretty specific preference for the kind of technique they like. So unless you’re acting as a co-pilot and barking out instructions to your dodgy masseuse every two seconds, it might end up feeling more like she’s skinning a dead rabbit than driving you wild with forbidden pleasure. In fact, it sounds to me like you’ve already built this up in your head to the point where it’s gonna be an expensive disappointment. You also ain’t factored in guilt. It’s all very well you telling Dr. Ozzy that ‘it doesn’t seem wrong’ to hire an extra pair of hands to help out in the monkey-spanking department, but I’m afraid to say that if you’re anything like me, your conscience won’t agree.”


Top 10 canciones de Beatles según Ozzy

Fuente: Rolling Stone Ar

“Me siento un gran privilegiado por haber estado en este mundo cuando surgieron los Beatles”, dice Ozzy. “Son y serán siempre la mejor banda del mundo. Me acuerdo de una charla con Steve Jones, de los Sex Pistols. Me dijo: «No me gustan los Beatles». Yo le dije: «Me parece que tienes serios problemas»”.

1. “She Loves You” 1963 

Esta fue la canción que me enganchó. Tenía 14 años y una radio azul a transistores. Escuché “She Loves You” y me partió la cabeza. Fue como si uno conociera todos los colores que existían en el mundo, y alguien te mostrara de repente un color nuevo: “¡Uh, qué increible, loco!”.

2. “I Want to Hold Your Hand” 1963 

3. “I Am the Walrus” 1967 

Lennon y McCartney eran uno agrio y el otro dulce. Paul decía: “Se está poniendo cada vez mejor” [“it’s getting better all the time”], y John: “No podría empeorar demasiado” [“it couldn’t get much worse”]. Me encantaba cómo Lennon jugaba con las palabras. Me encantan las canciones que no sabés lo que quieren decir pero de todos modos las entiendes.

4. “A Day in the Life” 1967 

5. “Hey Jude” 1968 

6. “Help!” 1965 

Cuando escucho esta canción, me imagino a Lennon pensando: “No se puede ser más famoso que esto”. Pero ellos lo fueron. Fueron más allá de lo masivo. Y entonces, canta “Help!”, porque no sabe lo que hicieron. Sólo sabe cómo lo hicieron.

 7. “Eleanor Rigby” 1966 

“Eleanor Rigby” es un tema tremendo. No sé por qué. Sólo sé que cada vez que escuchaba algo de los Beatles, me hacía sentir mejor ese día.

8. “Something” 1969 

Estábamos haciendo una serie de shows con Black Sabbath en un bar de Zurich. Era invierno, y volvíamos a casa en la camioneta para Navidad. Extrañábamos y no teníamos plata, y un solo cigarrillo para compartir entre los cuatro. Esta canción me hace acordar a aquel momento, porque nos la pasábamos escuchándola mientras cruzábamos los Alpes.

9. “Strawberry Fields Forever” 1967 

Yo trabajaba en un matadero, y cruzando la ruta había un negocio que vendía pasteles de carne, y este tema sonaba todo el tiempo ahí.

10. “The Long and Winding Road” 1970 

Me hace acordar al invierno en Inglaterra. Hace frío, tenés guantes sin dedos. Y me pone triste, porque es como el final de la mejor película que haya visto en mi vida. Escuchás a Paul, como si dijera: “Me quedé sin combustible. No puedo seguir con esto”.

Las mejores voces del heavy, según una profesora de canto

Fuente: Rolling Stone ES

Una especialista analiza a cinco de los grandes del género. “Me duele la garganta cuando lo escucho”, dice de Ozzy Osbourne. “Canta tan bien que podría escribir un libro sobre cómo cantar”, comenta sobre Bruce Dickinson.

El experimento consiste en los siguiente: una prestigiosa profesora de canto de Nueva York, Claudia Friendlander, que nunca ha escuchado heavy metal, analiza a cinco de los grandes: Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath, Rainbow, etc), Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath) y King Diamond (Mercyful Fate). El objetivo es que la profesora ofrezca su valoración sobre cómo cantan, sin tener ningún conocimiento previo. Gana Bruce Dickinson y pierde Ozzy Osbourne. Ahí van los resultados:

1. Bruce Dickinson

Iron Maiden – The number of the beast (1982)

Valoración: “Este tipo canta tan bien que podría escribir un libro sobre cómo cantar, independientemente del género musical. Empieza con un grito suave y luego sostiene su sonido perfectamente. Su dicción es perfecta y alcanza una intensidad rítmica sorprendente sin perder el impulso musical. Me gusta la intensidad visceral y dramática que aporta al cantar. Hay vocalistas de rock que sufren más que los tenores, porque este estilo les exige más. Este hombre canta con las entrañas, transmitiendo un compromiso increíble. La intención es un arma muy poderosa, y este chico lo demuestra”

2.Ronnie James Dio

Black Sabbath – Falling off the edge of the world (1981)

“También es muy buen cantante. Su voz es resonante: me recuerda a Freddie Mercury. Su dicción es muy clara, y su voz posee un dinamismo coherente y orgánico. Organiza su espacio para crear un grito que no le deje sin aliento. Su entonación es impecable”.

3. Rob Halford

Judas Priest – Dreamer deceiver (1976)

“Esta voz es súper portentosa y realmente es la única que me gustaría estudiar en persona. Demuestra tener muchas habilidades pero no las integra bien. Está bien que sea tan expresivo, pero yo podría ayudarle a que lo hiciera más fácilmente, sin tanto esfuerzo. Tiene una fabulosa gama de colores vocales y efectos para elegir. Su dicción es fácil de entender y su fraseo es muy hermoso. Cuando grita no fuerza demasiado la garganta, pero creo que sería aún más impactante si dominara mejor la técnica vocal para incorporar profundidad y resonancia a sus tonos bajos. Me encantaría conocerlo”.

4. King Diamond

Mercyful Fate – Gypsy (1984)

“Hay algo en esta canción que me ha hecho pensar que había varios cantantes distintos interpretándola. El vocalista cambia la voz de tenor hasta llegar a contratenor (tonos muy altos) durante todo el tema, a veces incluso en la misma frase. Me parece increíble y excesivo. No entiendo ni una sola palabra de lo que dice, ni siquiera  me puedo hacer una idea general del mensaje ni de qué emoción quiere transmitir. Creo que no hay que sacrificar la comunicación para crear más efectos con la voz de los necesarios. Sólo escucho virtuosismo. Al principio está bien, pero luego se me hace aburrido”.

5. Black Sabbath – War pigs (1970)

“Mi primera reacción al escucharlo está clara: este chico canta muy mal. Se me ha hecho un nudo en la garganta al escucharlo. ¿Cuánto tiempo ha durado su carrera? Tiene una dicción decente y unos buenos instintos musicales, pero le falta técnica vocal. Su garganta es tan estrecha que no hay espacio para la resonancia. Su puntuación rítmica de la letra resulta muy molesta, todo lo contrario que Bruce Dickinson. Me duele la garganta cuando lo escucho y creo que en poco tiempo lo van a tener que intervenir quirúrgicamente. Canta en una sola octava, excepto cuando grita “Oh Lord”, que por cierto es el único sonido vocal libre que hay en toda su canción”