Ozzy Osbourne To Release 30th Anniversary Edition Of “No More Tears” In September

Ozzy Osbourne will be releasing a 30th anniversary edition of “No More Tears“ on September 17. The effort will be available digitally and on black and yellow/red vinyl. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

“No More Tears” (30th Anniversary Edition) Track Listing:

01. “Mr. Tinkertrain”
02. “I Don’t Want To Change The World”
03. “Mama, I’m Coming Home”
04. “Desire”
05. “No More Tears”
06. “Won’t Be Coming Home (S.I.N)”
07. “Hellraiser”
08. “Time After Time”
09. “Zombie Stomp”
10. “A.V.H.”
11. “Road To Nowhere”
12. “Don’t Blame Me“*
13. “Party With The Animals“*
14. “I Don’t Want To Change The World” (demo)**
15. “Mama, I’m Coming Home” (demo)**
16. “Desire” (demo)**
17. “Time After Time” (demo)**
18. “Won’t Be Coming Home” (S.I.N) (demo)**
19. “Mrs J.” (demo)**
20. “I Don’t Want To Change The World” (live)†
21. “Road to Nowhere” (live)†
22. “No More Tears” (live)†
23. “Desire” (live)†
24. “Mama, I’m Coming Home” (live)††

* bonus tracks currently on the digital album at DSPs
** demos from the 1991 promo CD “The No More Tears Demo Sessions” (also the “Prince Of Darkness” box set), not currently at DSPs
† live audio from “Memoirs Of A Madman” DVD, San Diego 1992, not currently at DSPs
†† live audio from “Memoirs Of A Madman” DVD, MTV 1992, not currently at DSPs

Osbourne commented:

“I have a lot of great memories of making the album. We worked hard on the record with John Purdell and Duane Baron, who became extra two members of the band. Before we went into the studio, we discussed what we were going to do — everything was planned.

It’s so nice when you get a producer who’s more like a part of the band than them saying, ‘nah, you do it this way.’ Because we write them and when you write the songs, you have a mental picture of how you think you want it to sound.

Sometimes you’re surprised for the better, but other times you’re disappointed, but John and Duane did an extraordinary job on the album. It was really, really well done. Every song was worked on for a long time and we spent extra time trying to get things right.

But there was also lots of goofing around and we had a good time making it. And Zakk’s playing on it is spectacular.”

Guitarist Zakk Wylde added:

“On the first record, it was, like, ‘I can’t believe I’m here.’ I had definitely crawled into the fire and kept thinking. ‘You gotta produce. You got to come up with some cool stuff.’ On ‘No More Tears‘, I guess I was more relaxed. With Ozzy, whenever we’re playing riffs, he would be like ‘keep playing that riff.’

Pretty much every time he just gets up there and starts singing what comes to him naturally, he knocks it out of the park all the time. I mean, there’s very, very few times where he’s actually said, ‘No, let me come back to that. I don’t like what I’m singing. I’ll come up with something better.’

Whatever you’re hearing on the record is pretty much first thing he started singing that naturally came out of him, that he started hearing in his head. Which is amazing. My love for him and admiration for him has just gotten even stronger and bigger over the years.

It’s bigger than the music. It’s always a good time whenever we’re together, it’s always like it’s a laugh fest, and then making the records is beyond hilarious as well.”

Ozzy Osbourne Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Released In September

Zee Productions have announced that they will be releasing new 500-piece jigsaw puzzles based on the artwork for Ozzy Osbourne’s “Blizzard Of Ozz,” “Diary Of A Madman,” “Bark At The Moon,” and “The Ultimate Sin” on September 17. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Funko To Release Pop! Albums Figure Based On Ozzy Osbourne’s “Diary Of A Madman”

Funko will be releasing a new Pop! Albums figure based on the cover art for Ozzy Osbourne’s “Diary Of A Madman” on September 10. Pre-orders can be found at GameStop, FYE, Entertainment Earth, etc.

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Says He Offered “Hash Pipe” To Ozzy Osbourne In 2000

In an alternate universe, Weezer’s “Hash Pipe” could have ended up being an Ozzy Osbourne song. During a recent interview with Guitar World, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo revealed that he actually offered Osbourne the track back in 2000, but he ultimately rejected it:

“Once, I think it was in 2000, he asked if I had any songs for him, and I just happened to have written ‘Hash Pipe.’ I sent it to him, but he didn’t end up using it. In another reality, it might be interesting to hear him singing that song.”

Randy Rhoads Photo Book To Feature Introduction By Ozzy Osbourne And Epilogue By Tom Morello

Photographer Ross Halfin has announced that he is planning to release a new Randy Rhoads photo book, titled “Randy Rhoads By Ross Halfin,” later this year. The 280-page coffee table book will feature classic and unseen photos of the legendary guitarist, as well an introduction by Ozzy Osbourne and an epilogue by Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello. Pre-orders will officially launch tomorrow (May 12) at rufuspublications.com.

Report: Sharon Osbourne Might Revive “The Osbournes” Following Her Exit From “The Talk”

According to The Sun, Ozzy Osbourne’s wife and manager Sharon Osbourne has been receiving multiple offers regarding a possible revival of “The Osbournes.” A number of production companies have reportedly been pitching treatments and proposals ever since Sharon was fired from “The Talk” following accusations of racism. The Sun went on to say that industry insiders are claiming that Sharon is “open to talks” about the reboot and that some are predicting that the family could generate as much as $20 million in a rights and payment deal.

Zakk Wylde Not Involved With Ozzy Osbourne’s New Album

Zakk Wylde did not appear on Ozzy Osbourne’s latest album “Ordinary Man” and now it looks like he will not be appearing on the follow-up either. The guitarist recently confirmed the news during an appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk.”

Wylde said the following:

“I always support the boss. My relationship with him’s bigger than the music. If Barb [Zakk’s wife Barbaranne] just said, ‘Zakk, [Ozzy] and Sharon are gonna go out and have dinner with friends or whatever.’ If he said, ‘Zakk, can you do me a favor? Come over here and feed the dogs. I’m gonna be gone for three days.’ [I would say] ‘Yeah, whatever you want. And I’ll bring some milk and eggs on the way over as well.’ Yeah, that’s my relationship with him. We’re still talking and everything like that — texting each other. It’s all good.”

He went on to say that he will be ready to return to the road when possible:

“If Ozz calls me up and he’s, like, ‘Zakk, we’ll jam on Tuesday. We’ve got rehearsals on Tuesday,’ I’d go down there, and then we’d go over the tunes. And then off we go.”

Wylde also offered his thoughts on “Ordinary Man”:

“It came out cool. I saw the videos and everything like that. It’s cool, man. And Andrew [Watt] and everything like that — yeah, it was rocking.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ozzy Osbourne Has Recorded 15 Songs For His New Album

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Ozzy Osbourne offered an update on his new album. According to him, 15 tracks have already been recorded for the effort.

Osbourne said the following:

“I’ve done 15 tracks. It’s kept me alive you know. These past two years I’ve been in a terrible fucking state between the accident and then the pandemic. It’s kept me sane – I’ve needed the music.”

He also added:

“I struggle a bit, but slowly but surely we’re getting there. My only concern right now is finishing the bloody thing. We’ve got the same production time as the last time, so there’s definitely going to be some similarities. But you’ll just have to wait and see what you think.”

AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, Etc. Nominated For 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The ceremony will take place on May 27 at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and the artists nominated in the rock categories can be found below. The full list of nominees is also available HERE.

Rock Song of the Year:

  • The Pretty Reckless – “Death By Rock And Roll”
  • Chris Cornell – “Patience” (Guns N’ Roses cover)
  • Foo Fighters – “Shame Shame”
  • AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark”
  • Ozzy Osbourne – “Under The Graveyard”

Rock Artist of the Year:

  • AC/DC
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Shinedown
  • The Pretty Reckless

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

  • AJR – “Bang!”
  • Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine”
  • Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted”
  • twenty one pilots – “Level Of Concern”
  • All Time Low – “Monsters” (feat. blackbear)

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

  • AJR
  • All Time Low
  • Billie Eilish
  • Cage the Elephant
  • twenty one pilots

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

  • Ashe
  • Dayglow
  • Powfu
  • Royal & The Serpent
  • Wallows

The fan-vote is open HERE.

Ozzy Osbourne Inducted Into The WWE Hall Of Fame

Ozzy Osbourne has officially been inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame. The ceremony, which was taped in Florida last week, aired last night (April 6) and it found the frontman accepting the honor via video. Osbourne was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame for the various appearances he made on WWE TV over the years.