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.

Megadeth, Ghost, Turnstile, Etc. Nominated For 2023 Grammy Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2023 Grammy Awards. The ceremony will take place at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA on February 5 and the categories featuring rock/metal artists can be found below.

Rock/Metal Categories:

Best Metal Performance:

  • Ghost – “Call Me Little Sunshine“
  • Megadeth – “We’ll Be Back“
  • Muse – “Kill Or Be Killed“
  • Ozzy Osbourne – “Degradation Blues” (feat. Tony Iommi)
  • Turnstile – “Blackout“

Best Rock Performance:

  • Beck – “Old Man“
  • The Black Keys – “Wild Child“
  • Brandi Carlile – “Broken Horses“
  • Bryan Adams – “So Happy It Hurts“
  • Idles – “Crawl!“
  • Ozzy Osbourne – “Patient Number 9” (feat. Jeff Beck)
  • Turnstile – “Holiday“

Best Rock Album:

  • The Black Keys – “Dropout Boogie“
  • Elvis Costello & The Imposters – “The Boy Named If“
  • Idles – “Crawler“
  • Machine Gun Kelly – “Mainstream Sellout“
  • Ozzy Osbourne – “Patient Number 9“
  • Spoon – “Lucifer On The Sofa“

Best Rock Song:

  • Brandi Carlile – “Broken Horses“
  • Ozzy Osbourne – “Patient Number 9” (feat. Jeff Beck)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Black Summer“
  • Turnstile – “Blackout“
  • The War On Drugs – “Harmonia’s Dream“

Watch Footage From Recent Virtual Ozzfest Event

Earlier this month, a virtual Ozzfest event was held inside the metaverse as part of the Metaverse Music Festival. The web3-enabled concert took place inside Decentraland and it included sets from Ozzy Osbourne, Motörhead, Megadeth, Black Label Society, The Raven Age, Skid Row, and Britof. Some performances featured virtual avatars, while others featured previously released videos.

Sharon Osbourne Still Hates Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson: “He’s A Fucking Asshole”

It looks like Sharon Osbourne is still no fan of Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson. During a chat with Consequence, she blasted the singer while also reflecting on the 2005 Ozzfest in Devore, CA. For those unaware, Sharon, who was angry about Dickinson disrespecting her husband Ozzy Osbourne at the time, reportedly sabotaged the band’s performance by cutting the power, messing with their stage production, and having people pelt them with eggs.

Sharon said the following:

“Bruce Dickinson is a fucking prick. Well, no, he’s not a prick because a prick’s nice. He’s a fucking asshole. Because the situation is he was on a tour called Ozzfest. And Ozzy Osbourne was paying him every night to perform. He accepted the gig. He knew what he was doing. He accepted the gig.

And every night he would go onstage and say bad things about Ozzy. And the crew and everybody in all the other bands would be like, ‘Are you letting him get away with it?’ And I’m like, ‘I sure am.’ But the last gig was [just outside of] L.A. And I thought, ‘You motherfucker, now you’re gonna get it.’

And so I had about 20 people in the audience and a lot of them were nurses from Cedars Sinai, because I had cancer at that time. And they were all my chemo nurses. And they all came down, and they fucking pelted the shit out of him. And my thing is, you play, you pay!

And the thing is, if you’re being paid to do a gig, but you don’t like the person, then fuck off. But don’t stay, take the money, take all the good that’s coming to your band through being on a festival, doing 24 shows and still slagging the person that’s paying you. It’s like, ‘No, that makes you a fucking asshole.’ And he is. And he’s never apologized, he never even went up and said hello to Ozzy. The thing about him is that he is just so jealous. And always has been of Ozzy. And that’s his problem.

Because the thing is about Bruce Dickinson, he’s hugely successful. He’s got a great fan base, a great fan base that have been loyal. The band are great guys. All the band are great. And they do great. You know, they’re a great band, you can’t take it away, and neither would I take that away from them. But the thing about Bruce is, he is unknown to the public. Bruce Dickinson could walk into anywhere and nobody would know who the fuck he is. Do you know what I’m saying?

He’s a faceless singer to the general public. People aren’t scrambling to get him for an interview. And the thing is, he’s not interesting. But the thing is, Ozzy is original and Bruce isn’t and that’s what eats Bruce away.”

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, Megadeth, Motörhead, Etc. Set For Virtual Ozzfest Event

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 and it will feature the following: Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Motörhead, Black Label Society, The Raven Age, Skid Row, and Britof. Notably, fans will be able to watch the event for free.

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.”

Bad Wolves Share Music Video For Cover Of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Mama, I’m Coming Home”

Bad Wolves have released a cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Mama, I’m Coming Home.“ You can find an official video for that track below. Drummer John Boecklin commented:

“Doc [Coyle] presented the idea to cover Ozzy’s ‘Mama, I’m Coming Home‘. We were all so excited, we immediately started recording it on the road this past summer. Kane Churko’s Vegas studio was on the route so we tracked vocals there. ‘Mama’ is a beautiful anthem about emotional repair, a message we all connect with. Our version has some new flavors but still stays true to the classic.”

KnuckleBonz Announce New Black Sabbath Statue Set

KnuckleBonz have launched pre-orders for some new Black Sabbath statues. The figures will be released as a set featuring 1975-era versions of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward. The bundle will be limited to 3000 and individual statues will not be available.