Ozzy Osbourne’s iconic sixth solo album No More Tears will be see and an expanded digital audio album due out September 17 (Sony Music). Two other special editions–a 2LP black vinyl version and a special yellow and red 2LP vinyl version with a specially created booklet exclusively Tower Records online, will be released simultaneously. Pre-order the album at the links below!
Having stayed with Black Sabbath until 1983’s unfairly criticised Born Again (Vertigo) album, founding member Geezer Butler returned to the band in the early nineties but with a growing desire to prove himself as a solo artist. After leaving again in ’94, the iconic bass player and moustache enthusiast teamed up with former frontman Ozzy Osbourne for a while before eventually going it alone to form G/Z/R.
The last of a groundbreaking run of undisputed classics, Sabotage (Vertigo/BMG), often gets overlooked during debates about the studio legacy of legendary metal pioneers Black Sabbath. Considering the seismic impact of the band’s previous five releases, this isn’t entirely surprising but Sabotage has always deserved more time in those conversations.
In his latest ‘At Home With’ conversation on Apple Music, Zane Lowe is joined by Rob Zombie who discusses riding out quarantine from a farm in Connecticut, becoming friends with his heroes, being “the world’s biggest cult artist”, Alice Cooper as a mentor, why he stopped collecting posters, and discovering music from filmmaking. He also recalls the first time he met Ozzy Osbourne, how White Zombie was widely hated by most bigger bands and their fans when they started and much more!
While Black Sabbath fans tend to agree on most things, the argument over singers Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio still rages on. Just who was the better frontman? Most will obviously side with the former but there are still those who insist Dio will always be number one. Ozzy was responsible for six of the finest albums in the annals of heavy metal but Dio rescued that same band (at least temporarily) from total collapse with two hugely important albums of his own.
Miley Cyrus has shared her studio version of Metallica’s song “Nothing Else Matters” and she had some famous people to help her do it. Sir Elton John, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, and produce the same team of collaborators Ozzy Osbourne had on Ordinary Man, helped her cut the track. Check it out now!
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Cover songs can be tricky. A balancing act that often results in calamity. Lean too far one way and be accused of musical blasphemy; keep things too safe and be reliably informed you shouldn’t have bothered in the first place. So with that in mind, surely an album consisting entirely of cover versions is just asking for trouble, isn’t it?Continue reading
Rising Metal force Arrival of Autumn has shared a new digital single for their cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s Heavy metal classic “Bark At The Moon”! The song and the album of the same name came out on this day (November 15th) in 1983 and was Ozzy’s smash hit second solo album. You can stream and purchase at the links below and watch the visualizer for the trakcn now!
Ozzy Osbourne has rescheduled previously postponed dates for the European leg of his “No More Tours 2”. Judas Priest will again be the opening act for all of the dates, except for one new date in Hungary, at the Budapest Arena. Fans should hold on to their tickets as they remain valid for all rescheduled tour dates, and refunds must be sought at the point of purchase. Ozzy himself sent a message of thanks to his loyal fans: