ALBUM REVIEW: Wounded Cross – Our Future Is Dead

In existence for just three years, the life of Midlands act Wounded Cross was extinguished before its time. Unable to release anything while they were still a going concern, the band’s first (and only) demo recordings have finally been mixed and released onto YouTube three years after their split. Continue reading

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) Writes The Forward for Definitive History Book of Hair Metal

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has written the forward to “Nothin’ But A Good Time”, described as the definitive, no-holds-barred oral history of 1980s hard rock and hair metal, will be released on March 16, 2021 via St. Martin’s Press. 1980s hard rock was a hedonistic and often intensely creative wellspring of escapism that perfectly encapsulated — and maybe even helped to define — a spectacularly over-the-top decade. Indeed, fist-pumping hits like Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It”, Mötley Crüe’s “Girls, Girls, Girls”, and Guns N’ Roses‘ “Welcome To The Jungle” are as inextricably linked to the era as Reaganomics, Pac-Man, and E.T. Continue reading

Ozzy Osbourne’s “Ordinary Man” Album Lands on Billboard’s “Top 50 Albums of 2020 So Far” List

Even though pop culture and most of the music industry doesn’t care about rock or metal, mainstream critics sometimes surprise you. Ozzy Osbourne’s comeback album, Ordinary Man, (Epic Records, review here:) has been named to Billboard Magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2020 So Far list from their staff. Extra special in that accolade is that Ozzy has one of only two Rock albums in the list of mainly Pop, Rap, and Dance music albums; the other being by The Strokes. Ordinary Man was produced and written by Andrew Watt, with other writers and performers such as Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duff McKagan of Guns N Roses on bass, with Sir Elton John on vocals and piano, Slash on lead guitar, Tom Morello (RATM) on guitar and Post Malone! 

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Watch A New Trailer For The New Season of “Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour”. 

AXS TV has announced that the network has acquired all three seasons of the popular reality series “Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour”. The series is set to join AXS TV’s Thursday night summer lineup, starting July 2 at 9 p.m. ET. A+E Networks, Osbourne Media, and T Group Media are the production companies for the series. Continue reading

Jack Osbourne Says His Father Ozzy Osbourne Has Had a Hard Time with Quarantine

Ozzy Osbourne At Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, by Stephanie Cabral (with permission MSOPR)

Jack Osbourne has opened up about his dad Ozzy Osbourne missing his family during the coronavirus lockdown, saying it is “tough” going without seeing them properly. He told the PA news agency that it was difficult not knowing when his children “will be able to hug their grandparents” Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne again. The reality TV star added that going without seeing them is “almost like running a marathon, the first few miles are tough and it’s just kind of tough rolling over”. Their new television program Watching With The Osbournes: Portals To Hell airs on Really on Saturday June 13 and is available on dplay. Continue reading

Ozzy Osbourne Will Likely Retire in the Next Five to Ten Years

Ozzy Osbourne At Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, by Stephanie Cabral (with permission MSOPR)

 

Jack Osbourne, son of Ozzy Osbourne’s spoke to Collider about the upcoming biography The Nine Lives Of Ozzy Osbourne documentary, which will premiere this summer. The film, which A&E produced as part of its Biography series, celebrates Ozzy’s life and features interviews with Sharon Osbourne, Rick Rubin, Ice-T, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Jonathan Davis, and Post Malone. Ozzy, Sharon and Jack executive produced the picture, which former “Osbournes” producer R. Greg Johnston directed. Continue reading

Super7 Releases Limited Edition Misfits “Legacy of Brutality” ReAction Figures

Super7, known for its amazing line of throwback toys and iconic cultural callbacks, has released a limited-edition Misfits “Legacy of Brutality” ReAction figure in translucent red. This short-run of posable figures is the latest in their expansive collection of Misfits collectibles. The bran has also made ReActuon figures of Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Ghost, Motorhead, Megadeth, Agnostic Front, Gorilla Biscuits, and many more. Order now at the link below! Continue reading

Ozzy Osbourne Releases Limited Edition “Bat-Themed” Coronavirus Merch

Never let it be said that Ozzy Osbourne doesn’t have a good sense of humor, or irony. Ozzy has just released an anti-coronavirus themed mask and shirt wit ha bat on it. For just 72 hours you can get your own Ozzy “Fuck Coronavirus” mask and shirt with artwork of a bat wearing a surgical mask. Consumption of bats in wet markets in china we’re theorized to have been part of the origin of COVID-19, since the World Health Organization announced that its research has found that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, likely originated in bats. For 72 hours only, the face mask will come free with the purchase of the T-shirt, which sells for $40 at Ozzy’s webstore. Orders will ship in mid-May. A description of the face mask cautions: “These masks are not medical grade and are not meant to take the place of the N95 masks.” Ozzy infamous used to bite the head off a bat in his early 1980s concerts. On January 20, 1982, Ozzy bit the head off a live bat during a concert at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa. He later claimed he thought it was a toy thrown to him by an audience member. Naturally, the show ended and Ozzy was rushed to the hospital for rabies shots. While Ozzy has said he did not want to be remembered by this in both articles and other interviews, Ozzy did sell plush bat dolls with removable heads last year as part of his boxed set. Continue reading

Post-Malone is Planning a Nirvana Tribute Concert via Livestream This Weekend

Dallas, Texas artist Post Malone will host an exclusive livestream on his official YouTube channel tomorrow, Friday, April 24 at 3 PM PT/6 p.m. EST. broadcasting live from his home, he’s gearing up to perform a set of Nirvana hits and fan favorites. Posty played in metal and punk bands, loves underground metal and metalcore, and recently recorded and performed with Ozzy Osbourne for each of their recent albums. Post Malone is a die-hard Nirvana fan, who has previously covered “All Apologies” in concert. Friday’s livestream event will raise funds for the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO) in support of COVID-19 relief efforts. Fans will be able to make donations to the UN Foundation in real-time during the livestream event by using the “DONATE” button on the top right-hand side of the screen Watch the teaser below. Continue reading

CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Black Label Society – “Stronger Than Death” Turns 20

Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society came out of the gate strong on Sonic Brew (Spitfire Records), even though it was a little under the radar for the high-profile Ozzy Osbourne band leader. While Sonic Brew, officially released in 1999 in the US, set the template for the BLS style, coming in about a year later refined what Zakk was aiming for. With better production, a bit heavier right hand, and a little more focus, the songs on Stronger Than Death (Spitfire) shine through. Continue reading