Ozzy Osbourne Has Worked On a New Song with Elton John

According to his wife and manager Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne is working on a new song with fellow music legend Sir Elton John. Sharon broke the news of the surprise collaboration was broken earlier today (Monday, January 6) by Ozzy’s wife and manager Sharon on her daytime TV talk show “The Talk” Asked by co-host Carrie Ann Inaba what 2020 has in store for Ozzy, Sharon said (see video below): “A lot of good things. Wellness. And to get back with his fans, to get doing what he loves, which is touring and being out there with his fans. And yes, there’s new music, and it’s great. He’s got all his friends playing on it. He’s doing a song with Elton. There’s so much good stuff. Good things.” It is not presently clear if Ozzy’s song with Elton will be included on the Ordinary Man album, which will be released later in 2020 via Epic Records. Elton himself is no newbie to hard rock or metal artists, such as the title track from Alice In Chain’s 2009 album, ‘Black Gives Way To Blue’, which features Elton on piano. Continue reading

CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Korn’s Debut Album Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago Korn released their debut self-titled album and changed the face of music. Yeah we know you think anything “Nu’ and metal bites. You can see yourself out right now. Whether you like all things Adidas tracksuits and Hip-Hop beats with downtuned riffs or not, what Korn put down on that first album changed heavy music for the better. All heavy music. 

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PODCAST: Episode 20: Ian Hill of Judas Priest Talks Changes and New Judas Priest Music

 

Ghost Cult’s Chief Editor Keefy was honored to catch up with Judas Priest legend Ian Hill recently before their show at The Paramount Theater in Long Island, New York. The band continues to tour as part of their ongoing run of dates behind 2018’s Firepower (Epic Records) album. Ian discussed the choice the band made to switch up performing in more intimate theaters from arenas on their current tour, choosing the setlist nightly, how much partying Judas Priest does these days compared with the 1980s, an update on Glenn Tipton, and the progress of brand new Judas Priest music! Check it out! Continue reading

Lamb of God’s “Wrath” Turns Ten Years Old

As the chaotic decade of the aughts was closing down, metal’s upper echelon of bands was never in better hands. Few bands embodied the changing of the guard like Richmond Virginia’s Lamb of God who ushered in the decade with New American Gospel (Prosthetic) after famously changing their name from Burn The Priest and really reset the bar of possibility for modern, popular metal bands. The upper tier of genre greats were struggling to find themselves, so along with other leaders of the era such as Mastodon, Gojira, Amon Amarth, and Machine Head, LoG spearheaded a new generation. The five albums (and one live album/DVD) the band put down in ten years really each marked their own distinct high point for the band. Wrath (Epic/Roadrunner) arrived with fanfare and expectations higher than ever. Three years after the slickly produced Sacrament, the band was craving the rawer, more direct approach of their earlier albums and went with producer Josh Wilbur at the helm. Of course, their musicianship was never higher and lyrically the album would touch on timeless themes of American politics, religion, fear-mongering, desperation, anger at systematic injustice, addiction, and self-analysis. Continue reading

Watch Judas Priest Play “Killing Machine” For The First Time In Forty-One Years!

The Priest is back again! Judas Priest kicked off their first leg of their Firepower 2019 tour with a band yesterday in Paris at Zenith. The band plated and especially long set of hits and deep cuts. One such surprising track was ‘Killing Machine’! They have not played the title track of their 1978 album (a.k.a. Hell Bent For Leather) since the tour supporting that album. Amazing! Watch fan-filmed footage of this Heavy Metal classic right now, and check out the set list as well. Continue reading

Watch Glenn Tipton Perform With Judas Priest Live In Japan

Judas Priest performed last week in Japan for two shows on November 28th and 29th at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, and at Musashino Forest Arena. As he had done repeatedly in 2018, Glenn Tipton joined the band each night for an encore of Priest classics ‘Metal Gods’, ‘Breaking The Law’ and ‘Living After Midnight’. Tipton is retiring from touring and active status with the band due to his battle with Parkinson’s disease. Watch fan-filmed footage of both shows below. Priest continues their support of their amazing 2018 release Firepower (Epic).  Continue reading

Judas Priest Books North American Tour With Uriah Heep

Heavy Metal legends Judas Priest have booked a new North American tour for next spring. Uriah Heep will open all shows. Kicking off on May 3 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida and wrapping up on June 29 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band will also perform at festivals in the USA, like the just-announced Welcome To Rockville. Priest continues to support their album Firepower (Epic) from earlier this year. Continue reading