Ozzy Osbourne & Zakk Wylde Reportedly Help Man Whose CD Collection Was Stolen

According to CBC News, Ozzy Osbourne and his guitarist Zakk Wylde helped out a Canadian man named Josh Cook, who had his CD collection stolen from his car. While Cook was making a pizza delivery, he heard someone speed off with his car, and after he found it, he discovered that his CDs were all gone, except one from Black Label Society. Wylde’s son apparently heard what happened and a few days later Cook received a box of Black Label Society CDs and merch, followed by another box full of Ozzy Osbourne’s full discography (solo and Black Sabbath), merch, and a signed photo. Cook was thankful for the gifts saying “These guys, they don’t know who I am, but they set me up with all this stuff. It’s amazing.”


Ozzy Osbourne & Family To Launch “The Osbournes” Podcast

Ozzy Osbourne, his wife Sharon, and his children Jack and Kelly will be launching a podcast to discuss their time on “The Osbournes” and catch fans up on their current lives. It will run for 10 weeks starting on March 5, the 16th anniversary of the original show. Guests expected to appear on the podcast include: comedian Sheryl Underwood, Carnie Wilson, and “The Osbournes” executive producer Greg Johnston. A teaser can be found at theosbournespodcast.com.

[via The Hollywood Reporter]

Ozzy Osbourne Says He “Would Like To Make” A New Album

Ozzy Osbourne was recently interviewed by Rolling Stone and was asked about his plans following his upcoming “No More Tours 2” trek. He responded with the following:

“I’d like to make an album. I’ll be doing gigs from time to time. I just know I won’t be touring anymore.”

He has eight or nine song ideas for the effort and had the following to say about them:

“I’ve just got to sit down and work them out. There’s never enough time in this house.”

He also added the following, when asked if he had time to work on the road:

“When I’m on the road, when I take a day off, I should try to rest my voice, so it’s not a good idea to go and start singing and writing songs. But I’ve done that in the past.”


Sharon Osbourne Says AEG Live Are Attempting To “Blackmail” Ozzy Osbourne

According to Billboard, Sharon Osbourne is claiming that her husband Ozzy Osbourne is being “blackmailed” by AEG Live. She says the company is trying to use block-booking practices to get Ozzy to play at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Ozzy is supposed perform at the AEG owned O2 Arena in London on February 11, 2019, and as part of the deal AEG are saying that if Ozzy had a Live Nation promoted indoor concert within 25 miles of Los Angeles, he would have to play the AEG owned Staples Center too.

Sharon shared the following statement on February 7:

“Shame on AEG for bringing artists into a power struggle you’re having with your competitor, Live Nation. I can assure you that Live Nation would never strong-arm an artist into playing a venue they’re not comfortable performing in.”

AEG Live chairman/CEO Jay Maricano then responded with the following:

“Dear Sharon, Thank you for your note. Please understand this dispute is between The Forum and Staples Center and we couldn’t agree with you more — it should always be the artist’s choice. We long for the days when artists and fans came first. PS – The other guys started this first!”

A day later Sharon issued another statement, which AEG would not respond to:

“This is a staggering attempt to blackmail Ozzy into playing your venue in Los Angeles. It is also a complete abuse of bargaining power and not conducive to a free market. If you do not confirm the date for Ozzy at the O2 in London then I will be forced to take legal action against AEG Live! without delay. I find the way you’re conducting yourself and your company to be no more than childish playground tactics. I cannot be involved in a squabble between two venue owning promoters as my interests only lie 100 pecent with Ozzy.”

Live Nation U.K. chairman Denis Desmond has since responded to the story by filing a complaint with the Competition and Market Authority (CMA), saying that AEG are violating British competition and anti-trust laws, but the complaint was dismissed because the dispute started in Los Angeles.

Ozzy Osbourne On His Final World Tour: “I’m Not Retiring”

Ozzy Osbourne just announced the dates for his final world tour earlier today, but that doesn’t mean the singer will be hanging it up for good. In new interview with Rolling Stone, he confirmed that he still plans to play shows, just not full tours for months on end. Osbourne said the following

“I’m not retiring It’s ‘No More Tours’, so I’m just not doing world tours anymore. I’m still going to be doing gigs, but I’m not going on tour for six months at a time anymore. I’d like to spend some time at home.”

He also said he wants to “slow it down a little” so he can be there for his family. “I enjoy being a grandfather,” said Osbourne. “I don’t want to go through another generation of Osbournes without seeing them grow up.”

After the trek, he may record a new album, which he says he has “eight or nine good song ideas” for. He also added:

“It’s what I do. It’s my job. And when I say, ‘It’s my job,’ I mean it’s a passion for me. It’s the greatest love affair I ever had, being in a rock band and playing for the people who come to the shows.”


Ozzy Osbourne Announces Final World Tour

Ozzy Osbourne has announced the dates for his final world tour. The legendary frontman will be joined by guitarist Zakk Wylde, bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos, and keyboardist Adam Wakeman for this run. Stone Sour will serve as support on the North American dates. Osbourne commented:

“I’ve been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers. I’m looking at this final tour as being a huge celebration for my fans and anyone who has enjoyed my music over the past five decades.”

Tour Dates:

04/27 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville
04/29 Fort Lauderdale, FL FortRock
05/05 Texcoco, MEX – Heaven & Hell Festival
05/08 Santiago, CHL – Pista Atletica
05/11 Buenos Aires, ARG – Geba
05/13 São Paulo, BRA – Allianz Parque
05/16 Curitiba, BRA – Pedreira Paulo Leminski
05/18 Belo Horizonte, BRA – Esplanada Do Mineirao
05/20 Rio de Janeiro, BRA – Apoteose
06/01 Moscow, RUS – Olympiisky
06/03 St. Petersburg, RUS – Ice Palace (Ledovi Dvorets)
06/06 Hyvinkää, FIN – Rockfest
06/08 Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/10 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/13 Prague, CZE – Prague Rocks Festival, Airport Letnany
06/15 Paris, FRA – Download Festival
06/17 Firenze, ITA – Firenze Rocks Festival
06/20 Halden, NOR – Tons of Rock Festival
06/22 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell Festival
06/24 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/26 Krakow, POL – Impact Festival
06/28 Oberhausen, GER – König-Pilsner Arena
06/30 Madrid, SPA – Download Festival
07/02 Lisbon, POR – Altice Arena
07/05 Barcelona, SPA – Rock Fest Barcelona
07/08 Tel Aviv, ISR – Live Park

With Stone Sour:

08/30 Allentown, PA – PPL Center
09/01 Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
09/04 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
09/06 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
09/08 Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach Amphitheatre
09/10 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/12 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
09/14 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
09/16 Cuyahoga Falls OH – Blossom Music Center
09/19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Center
09/21 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/23 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
09/26 Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
09/28 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/30 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
10/02 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
10/04 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
10/06 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
10/09 Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
10/11 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
10/13 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena

Ozzy Osbourne Joins Royal Machines Onstage In West Hollywood, CA

Royal Machines, the all-star jam band featuring Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Billy Morrison (ex-The Cult), Donovan Leitch (son of folk singer Donovan), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) and Josh Freese (ex-A Perfect Circle, The Vandals), were joined onstage by Ozzy Osbourne at at The Roxy in West Hollywood, CA last night (December 16). Together they performed six songs including: “I Don’t Know”, Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” and “Iron Man”, etc. Check out some footage of that below: