Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne) Joins Ripple Music in Artist and Repertoire Department


Music industry mogul and bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, Rob “Blasko Nicholson has joined Stoner Doom label Ripple Music as the new Executive Vice President of A&R/Special Projects! Blasko already works with Clutch, High on Fire, and Black Label Society, Liquid Death 100% Mountain Spring Water (Editor’s notes: Ghost Cult is an affiliate) and more. He has already signed hia first band to the label and more news is coming soon!

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Zakk Sabbath’s Black Sabbath Tribute Album Enters the Global Charts Without Streaming



Zakk Sabbath, led by Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne shredder Zakk Wylde, has an unlikely hit on their hands. Released by the great label Magnetic Eye, known for sick bands, tons of stoner doom original releases, and tribute albums, Vertigo, is a tribute to Black Sabbath’s historic debut album which invented heavy metal and doom metal and turned 50 in 2019. The album, released only in physical versions and without online streams still ranked worldwide on the charts, due to physical sales (Deluxe CD vinyl). The label issued a statement on the release in light of charting., which you can see below. Zakk Sabbath also includes legends of rock and metal such as bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie), and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queen Of The Stone Age, Bloodclot),

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #359: Producer Marc Urselli (Foo Fighters, U2, John Zorn) Comes On the Pod!


The advent of improved technology means “everybody can be a producer”, but talent, fundamentals, and studio skills still matter. We talked to a master who has made 100s of albums with legends. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #359 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Producer Marc Urselli (Foo Fighters, U2, John Zorn) Comes On the Pod! Marc’s contest for a FREE MIX for bands ends on 3/29/20! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for detailsContinue reading


Dumb and Dumbest Episode #358: Blasko on the Coronavirus!


The coronavirus story of 2020 is re-written every day so far. Matt and Keefy speak with a major player in the music business and get his thoughts on the outlook! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #358 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Blasko on the Coronavirus!Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for detailsContinue reading


Dumb and Dumbest Podcast #135: Interview with Blasko, Bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, Band Manager


Rob “Blasko” Nicholson is a music lifer, best known as the bassist for Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Sabbath, and also with his company Mercenary Management (Black Veil Brides, Zakk Wylde and more). Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #135 is streaming now and it’s an Interview with Blasko, Bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, Band Manager. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer The Music Marketing Challenge, a low cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below. Continue reading


Zakk Sabbath Announces West Coast Tour Dates


Zakk Sabbath has announced a few tour dates this summer. The Black Sabbath cover band led by Zakk Wylde can only play a few gigs this summer due to his extensive touring planned with Ozzy Osbourne. In addition to Wylde, Zack Sabbath includes in its ranks bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Rob Zombie) and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stoneage, Bloodclot). Continue reading


Zakk Sabbath To Release Live In Detroit Album This June On Southern Lord Records


Zakk Sabbath, the supergroup featuring Black Label Society and ex-Ozzy Osborne guitarist Zakk Wylde has signed to Southern Lord Records for a new, limited edition album, Live In Detroit, due out June 16th. Details below: Continue reading


Zakk Sabbath Announce New U.S. Tour Dates


Zakk Sabbath, the Black Sabbath cover band featuring Zakk Wylde, Blasko and Joey Castillo, have just announced their first U.S. headlining tour ever. Continue reading