Ozzy Osbourne is set to headline Moonstock, a festival which was organized to coincide with the solar eclipse on August 21. The full event will run from August 18-21 at Walker’s Bluff in Carterville, IL. Osbourne will perform the final day and plans to start the show with “Bark at the Moon” at 1:20PM while the eclipse is going on. On another note, Five Finger Death Punch is also confirmed for August 20, but other artists are still pending.
Despite their widley covered marital problems, Sharon Osbourne still plans to work as Ozzy Osbourne’s manager for the rest of his career, which may be coming to an end in a few years. Sharon recently told Rolling Stone that she thinks the 67-year-old rocker should retire before he turns 70.
Here’s Sharon’s full statement:
“We’ll continue until Ozzy finishes, and Ozzy won’t be long behind them [Black Sabbath] when he calls it a day. It’s not going to be within the next year, but it’s coming up. I don’t want Ozzy singing ‘Crazy Train‘ at 75. I think it’s best you go out before you hit that 70 and go out on top.”
Ozzy Osbourne and Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) will be making a special announcement during a free event at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday (May 12). It is unknown what they will be announcing, but it wouldn’t be surprising if it was connected to Ozzfest or Knotfest or maybe even a combination festival. We will just have to wait and see.
During his performance at Voodoo Fest last night (October 31), Ozzy Osbourne was joined onstage by Slash, Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), and Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath). You can see some footage and a photo below:
It looks like Ozzy Osbourne is working on new material. Sylvia Rhone, president of Epic Records, broke the news to Billboard, and offered the following:
“It’s going to be a really special album, it’s going to be amazing, it’s something Ozzy has never done before that he’s always wanted to do.”
Bill Ward recently issued a statement claiming that he would not return to Black Sabbath without a “siganable” contract and an apology from Ozzy Osbourne. Now Osbourne has fired back at the drummer with his own statement:
Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozzfiesta, which was set to take place May 27 – 31, at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico, has been cancelled. Osbourne will no longer be able to perform, due to an upcoming surgery, that will result in “four weeks of recovery time.”
Cool Breeze Concerts issued the following statement:
“Cool Breeze Concerts regret to inform you that Ozzfiesta is cancelled.
Like you, we were very excited about the event. However, Ozzy is having surgery, scheduled for May, following his South American tour. He requires at least four weeks of recovery time. We are very disappointed that we need to cancel.
We will be offering refunds which will be processed in the next 4-6 weeks. If you decide that you would still enjoy an all inclusive vacation at the Hard Rock, Riviera Maya, Mexico please send us an email, and we can make the arrangements.
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you understand the circumstances surrounding the cancellation.”
It is unknown what Osbourne is receiving surgery for. Hopefully, he will have a speedy recovery