Ozzy Osbourne

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    September 2, 2014

    Bands That Replaced Irreplacable Members (And Those That Shouldn't Have)

    Cable television is often confounding, for sure, and the inevitable question often arises: "All these channels and nothing to watch? What the ______?" Recently I had one of these moments and I stumbled across an interview/live performance show on the Audience Network called Guitar Center Sessions. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Horror Show The Evolution of the Metal Stage Show and the End of Mötley Crüe

    "For some, like Kiss, it is pure spectacle. Alice Cooper varies between psychodrama and pure theater. Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson said he feels their performance is close to pantomime. Talking Heads did surreal theater. Lady Gaga does surreal shock. The Rolling Stones opted for large circus-like p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Nine Rock Classics You Love... That I Never Want to Hear Again

    A few weeks ago, in a little ditty called Five Signs That You Might Be a Music Junkie, I mentioned that I never deliberately listen to the same song more than once a day. That's right, no "play it again, Sam" for this geek. (Note: That quote is from Casablanca you little shit; if you didn't know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2013

    Black Sabbath - US Airways Center - 8/30/13

    Black SabbathUS Airways CenterAugust 30, 2013 (View the complete slideshow.)There were more devil horns on display at Black Sabbath's concert Friday night than at an ASU football game. That's not surprising, however, given the band's affinity for dark lyrics, occult-like imagery and satanic referenc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Black Sabbath Conjures Up A New Batch of "Evilly Things" on 13

    After a lengthy absence--33 years--Black Sabbath have returned with 13. And unbelievably, this is your grandmother's Black Sabbath. Eschewing a turbulent history that left the band frequently in musical flux and misdirection --particularly those middle years--today's Sabbath, complete again with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    A Black Sabbath Afterparty: FilmBar Hosts "Boot Sabbath: Live & Rare" After Friday's Show

    For the true Black Sabbath devotee, there is only one place to be on Friday night. No, not US Airways Center. Sure, a true devotee would probably pay some shekels to see three quarters of the band that created Paranoid, Masters of Reality, and Volume IV in the flesh, sagging though it may be, someon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi: "The Tensions [Between Us] Have Mainly Been About Business"

    When Black Sabbath broke onto the music scene in 1969, no one was playing music with such heavy intent and darkness. Prior to figuring out their sound, the band was your average jazzy-blues-rock outfit. It was a popular musical form at the time in England, yet, there was just too much of it. Then, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Slayer's Jeff Hanneman and 8 Other Metallers Dead Before Their Time

    Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died of cirrhosis on May 2, the same day as the Golden Gods Awards. It was devastating that on a day meant to celebrate the lives of the best musicians in metal, one of those artists was taken from the world of music. It also came as a shock. In fact, by all accounts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Black Sabbath to Play Phoenix August 30 on 2013 World Tour

    Black Sabbath -- that is, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler, for the moment -- have been teasing a summer tour of North America for weeks, and when they finally announced the full tour on Thursday it came with an August 30 performance in Phoenix, at US Airways Center. The tour celebrates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    The 25 Creepiest Heavy Metal Album Covers

    By Jason Roche Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    10 Songs About Cocaine

    See also: 15 Songs to Light Up to on 4/20 Drugs are responsible for lots of great songwriting, so every Friday in August, we're going to take a look at various drugs and their impact on popular music. Disclaimer: I've never actually snorted cocaine, so I'm going to assume that Chuck Klosterman's d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Happy Mother's Day: Here Are 10 Excellent Mother's Day Jams

    See also: Five Bands/Arists Your Mom Really Doesn't Want You Listening To All right, suckers -- this is it. Mother's Day is Sunday, and there you are, short on cash, unable to buy flowers, unable to take her out to dinner, utterly and completely unprepared to show fitting tribute to the woman who ... More >>

  • Music

    May 19, 2011
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    April 1, 2011

    Alice Cooper: 'Actually, it was Ozzy Osbourne, Who Did That Crazy Thing You Remember'

    If you can tell Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne apart in these photos, Alice Cooper would like to shake your hand.​Shock rocker Alice Cooper would like to remind you that he did not, in fact, do that crazy thing you think you remember him doing. That was actually Ozzy Osbourne.   "Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    If Video Game Characters Became Rock Stars...

    Brütal Legend, a 2009 video game released by Electronic Arts, featured voice work by Jack Black, Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford and a soundtrack of more than 100 hard rock and metal songs.​Over the past three decades, two institutions have constantly remained near-unive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Sharon Osbourne Admits to Taking Lying Too Far

    ​The Osbournes may have taken their tricks and shenanigans a little too far. Sharon Osbourne admits to once faking the death of her husband Ozzy's mother so that he could get out of playing a tour in Japan, according to Spinner.Ozzy was to drunk to board the plane that was going to take him to Jap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Ozzy Osbourne and Slash at Comerica Theatre Last Night

    Luke HolwerdaOzzy Osbourne​Ozzy Osbourne and Slash Comerica Theatre January 26th, 2011 Have you ever wondered what happened to the people who appeared in the '80s rock documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot? Well, from the looks of it they were all standing in a line that stretched around the Comer ... More >>

  • Music

    November 18, 2010
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    November 8, 2010

    Ten Most Overplayed Sports Arena Songs (with Music)

    ​I was grumblings of the Suns' porous, lackadaisical defense during a recent game when a different debate started between my girlfriend and I.Which Green Day album is "Brain Stew" is on again? The answer, of course, is 1995's Insomniac. But a better question is why such an odd query came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Ozzy Osbourne to be the Dear Abby of Rolling Stone

    ​What publication in their right mind recruits Ozzy Osbourne to dish out advice to readers? Rolling Stone, that's who. According to Beat Crave, the Prince of Darkness is getting a health advice column in RS.He has already written a response to Adam in Brooklyn, some schmuck who isn't putting two a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Toni Braxton Up to Her Eyes in Unbelievable Debt

    ​R&B singer Toni Braxton has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy again, according to TMZ. She owes between $10 million and $50 million.The companies to which she is indebted include Tiffany & Co., AT&T, The Four Seasons Hotels, and Neiman Marcus. Maybe diamonds aren't a girl's best friend a ... More >>

  • Music

    September 30, 2010
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    August 10, 2010

    Wolfgang Van Halen Demonstrates Everything Wrong with Millennials

    "Wolfie" Van Halen: The embodiment of everything wrong with his generation.​Want undeniable proof that Millennials and their insufferable parents are ruining America?Check out two news stories that broke yesterday involving irresponsibly indulgent parents and the musician children they love.First, ... More >>

  • Music

    August 5, 2010
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    July 9, 2010

    What's Selling: Hoodlums Music and Movies

    ​Hoodlums has been the indie-rock home for ASU kids for many years. This week, the kids are branching out a little bit. While there are no great surprises in Hoodlums' top 10 list of bestsellers, classic rocker Tom Petty comes in at number one, and the Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osbourne, and Devo all m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    What's Selling: Zia Records Phoenix

    ​Zia Records in Phoenix always seems to attract the hip hop and metal crowds. While this week is no exception with Eminem's The Recovery coming in at number 1, and both Ozzy Osbourne and Whitechapel making the list. Apparently the Phoenix kids still dig classic rock though, as Exile on Main St. an ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Slash's Solo Album Stream: Hear It Before Its May Release

    Slash has a new record out...with the help of loads of famous friends.​When you used to be in a band with a guy that made arguably the most anticipated album of the last two decades, which turned out to be Axl Rose's epic failure Chinese Democracy, it's kinda hard to top the hype yourself. But ala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Mariah Carey and Ozzy Osbourne Over the Weekend

    Mariah Carey at Dodge Theatre It's pretty much accepted fact that pop musicians have to switch identities every album or two to stay ahead of the curve. Everybody does it -- Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Madonna -- with varying degrees of success...full story See: Mariah Carey's Dodge Theatre performanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Ozzy Osbourne Book Tour: Oz Talks to New Times

    ​He's the Prince of Darkness. He's a pioneer of both heavy metal and reality television. And now, finally, he's a best-selling author.Ozzy Osbourne's book I Am Ozzy, was recently released in the U.S. and has been extremely well received. He's making appearances across the country in support of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    February 10 In Blogs: Ozzy Osbourne, Tempe Music Festival, and Beau MacMillan

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Joe Arpaio Partners with Nativist Extremist Kris Kobach, Arizona ADL Blasts Both Up on t ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009
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    July 25, 2008
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    December 20, 2007

    Moonie Tunes

    Spooking the wildlife in Goodyear

  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    Various Artists

    The Heavy Metal Box

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007
  • Music

    July 19, 2007


    Music to inhale by

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    Old Wives' Tales

    Under the covers with rock's old ladies

  • Music

    December 8, 2005


    How they misspell relief

  • Home Entertainment

    November 24, 2005
  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    Corrosion of Conformity

    In the Arms of God

  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Black Sabbath

    Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978) (Rhino/Warner Bros.)

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    Wake and Bake

    On Ozzfest's second stage, sweltering morning sets are part of the routine

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Various Artists

    The Osbourne Family Album (Epic)

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    Dude Raunch

    All-girl quartet Kittie has more balls than the rest of Ozzfest 2000

  • Music

    January 21, 1999

    Bad Medicine

    Trashman faces a cure that's worse than the illness

  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    Iron Men

    Black Sabbath reunites to take rock once more into the bowels of hell

  • Calendar

    June 26, 1997
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