Ozzy Osbourne Wins “Best Metal Performance” And “Best Rock Album” At 2023 Grammy Awards

Ozzy Osbourne has just scored two new Grammys including one for “Patient Number 9,” which was crowned “Best Rock Album.” A song from that effort, “Degradation Rules” (feat. Tony Iommi), also took home the award for “Best Metal Performance.” Producer Andrew Watt and bassist Robert Trujillo (Metallica) accepted the awards during today’s (February 5) pre-show ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The official Grammy Award Show will be held at Crypto.com Arena this evening. Osbourne commented:

“I’m one lucky motherfucker to have won the ‘Best Rock Album’ Grammy. I was blessed to work with some of the greatest musicians in the world and Andrew Watt as my producer on this album. Winning the ‘Best Metal Performance’ was equally gratifying being that the song featured my longtime friend and Black Sabbath bandmate, Tony Iommi.”

Zakk Wylde To Ozzy Osbourne: “Keep Hitting The Iron, Staying Strong & Positive”

Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist Zakk Wylde has taken to social media to give the singer some words of encouragement following his retirement from touring. He said the following:

“OZ – KEEP HITTING THE IRON,STAYING STRONG & POSITIVE • EVERYBODY IS PRAYING & ROOTING FOR YOU – YOUR STRENGTH,RESILIENCE & HEART OF A LION IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY REASONS YOU’RE A HERO TO ME & MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD – WHEN YOU ARE READY TO ROLL – WE ROLL • I LOVE YOU OZ. ZAKK XOXO”

Ozzy Osbourne Officially Cancels His European Tour: “Never Would I Have Imagined That My Touring Days Would Have Ended This Way”

Ozzy Osbourne has officially cancelled his headlining European tour. The frontman, who is still recovering from major surgery and dealing with complications from PRKN 2, also confirmed that he will be retiring from touring.

Osbourne said the following:

“This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans. As you may all know, four years ago, this month, I had a major accident, where I damaged my spine.

My one and only purpose during this time has been to get back on stage. My singing voice is fine. However, after three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy sessions, and most recently groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, my body is still physically weak.

I am honestly humbled by the way you’ve all patiently held onto your tickets for all this time, but in all good conscience, I have now come to the realization that I’m not physically capable of doing my upcoming European/UK tour dates, as I know I couldn’t deal with the travel required. Believe me when I say that the thought of disappointing my fans really FUCKS ME UP, more than you will ever know.

Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way. My team is currently coming up with ideas for where I will be able to perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country.

I want to thank my family……my band…….my crew……my longtime friends, Judas Priest, and of course, my fans for their endless dedication, loyalty, and support, and for giving me the life that I never ever dreamed I would have.

I love you all…

Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase.”

Ozzy Osbourne: “I Am Determined To Be Back On Stage Even If I Am Nailed To A Board With Wheels On It”

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Ozzy’s Boneyard,” Ozzy Osbourne further opened up about his recent health issues. The frontman, who is still recovering from major surgery and dealing with complications from PRKN 2, says he is still “determined to be back on stage.”

Osbourne said the following [via Mirror]:

“[My fall] was nearly four years ago. It is really awful what is going on. It is a nightmare. Sometimes I forget. I am lying on the couch, go to get up and I cannot do that anymore. My sense of balance is all over the place. I have physical therapy and am trying to do things on my own. Progress is… fucking hell, you have no idea. The thing is my head is alright, my creativity is okay, my singing okay, but I just can’t fucking walk much now. But I am determined to be back on stage even if I am nailed to a board with wheels on it.”

He also added:

“I still have a lot in the tank. I’m determined to get back on the stage again. I’m still in recovery, and I have a goal. And my goal is to get back on stage. It’s the driving force in me. I miss my audience. I miss doing gigs. I miss my crew. I miss my band. I miss the whole thing. My family has been so good. I am the man of the family, but I have never been this laid up in my life.”

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Ozzy Osbourne: “The Last Four Years Have Been Sheer Hell For Me”

During a recent interview with Billboard, Ozzy Osbourne further opened up about his recent health issues. The frontman, who is still recovering from major surgery and dealing with complications from PRKN 2, says “the last four years have been sheer hell.”

Osbourne said the following:

“The last four years have been sheer hell for me. I’ve been in such a bad… health-wise. Plus I got Parkinson’s diagnosis. But I’m… you know, [it] takes a lot to hold me down.”

He also added the following while discussing pandemic lockdowns during a separate interview with Forbes:

“At the time I was thinking, ‘Nobody could work, so at least I’m not on my own.’ I couldn’t work, neither could no one else. So I thought, ‘I’ll recuperate pre-tour, I’ll be okay.’ But I’m still fucking suffering now. Not as badly as I was by any means. But I got this thing where they put these leg things on you, bionics, and you do a few exercises and it corrects your walking. Because the problem I was having is balance along with stability. When they cut my neck they cut the nerves. This bionic thing that they do reprograms your brain so you can walk better… It’s fucking scientific now. There was a point where I thought, ‘I suppose this is it.’ And I’d just kind of get up in the morning and doing nothing so I had nothing to get up in the morning [for] and do in the day. But now I’m working out with these new apparatuses, proving to be okay and I’m dying to get back on the stage.”

He went on to say that he still plans to tour again:

“On the road is where it all happens for me. Some nights I’m good, some nights I’m not so good. I’m getting slowly better and I don’t give a fuck if I have to crawl on the stage I will get back on that stage very soon. The date I’m putting in the books is May of next year. I’m going to get well by May. I’ve got to set myself a date.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ozzy Osbourne: “I Just Can’t Fucking Walk Much Now”

During an appearance on SiriusXM, Ozzy Osbourne offered a new health update. The frontman, who is still recovering from major surgery and dealing with complications from PRKN 2, says he is still struggling to walk.

Osbourne said the following [via Yahoo News]

“It is so fucking tough because, I mean, I want to be out there. I want to be doing it. This fucking surgery this guy did. Fucking hell, you have no idea. The thing is my head is all right, my creativity is OK, my singing OK but I just can’t fucking walk much now.”

He went on to say that the fate of his upcoming tour is still in the air. He also added:

“I can’t begin to tell you how fucking frustrating life has become. It is amazing how you go along in life and one stupid thing can screw everything up for a long time. I have never been ill this long in my life. That surgeon told me if I didn’t have the surgery there would be a good chance I would be paralyzed from the neck down.”

Despite this, there is some good news as Osbourne has continued to receive accolades for his latest album “Patient Number 9.” In fact, the singer just scored his first-ever career back-to-back No. 1 rock radio singles thanks to the effort’s title track and “One Of Those Days.” He had the following to say about that:

“I’m fucking overwhelmed by the response that this album has had from everyone. I’m just blown away!”

Ozzy Osbourne Shares “Storyboard Version” Of “Patient Number 9” Video

Ozzy Osbourne has shared a “storyboard version” of his music video for “Patient Number 9.” You can check that out below. The song, which features Jeff Beck, serves as the title track of the frontman’s latest album.

Ozzy Osbourne Open To Making More Music With Tony Iommi, But Not As Black Sabbath

During a recent episode of “Ozzy Speaks” on SiriusXM, Ozzy Osbourne talked about recording “Degradation Rules” with Tony Iommi for his latest solo album “Patient Number 9.” Notably, the frontman says he would be open to working with Iommi again, but not under the Black Sabbath banner.

Osbourne had the following to say after co-host Billy Morrison asked if “Degradation Rules” will lead to more activity from Black Sabbath:

“No, not more Black Sabbath. But I wouldn’t say no to do some more with Tony. Black Sabbath is a completely different music to what I’m into now.”

He also added the following about recording the track:

“[It] was great. I mean, now you don’t have to sit in a room; you can do it over the phone. That track would have been a great Black Sabbath track on the ’13’ album. I wasn’t really in love with that ’13’ album.”

He continued when asked if Black Sabbath is over:

“Well, it’s kind of, like, how many times do you wanna do the same… it’s the same format, you know? It was very successful for a lot of years, and people wanted to see us. I did that farewell tour. And the only thing about that which was sad [was that drummer] Bill Ward wasn’t there. But I’ve spoken to Bill since. He’s all right. I would work with any of them individually. But as Black Sabbath, I think it’s [over]. We couldn’t really beat what we’ve already done.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ozzy Osbourne To Play Virtual Ozzfest Set As Part Of Upcoming Metaverse Music Festival

A virtual Ozzfest event is set to take place inside the metaverse as part of this year’s Metaverse Music Festival. That web3-enabled concert will be held in Decentraland on November 10-13. The following was said about the festival:

“Set in an otherworldly cyberpunk landscape being reclaimed by nature, the Festival will feature 15 uniquely designed stages that will see performances from 100+ musical artists from across a wide variety of genres, as well as new interactive experiences.”

Ozzy Osbourne Teams Up With Omaze To Give Away A Custom Dodge Demon

Ozzy Osbourne has joined forces with Omaze and SpeedKore Performance Group to give away a custom Dodge Demon. Fans can try to win the car by donating HERE. Proceeds will go towards the Save The Music Foundation. Osbourne commented:

“Having worked with so many great players over the years, I hope we can raise some money to support Save The Music’s mission to encourage the next generation of musicians.”