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.

Ozzy Osbourne To Be Inducted Into WWE Hall Of Fame

According to Wrestling Observer, Ozzy Osbourne is among those who will be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame this year. The ceremony, which was taped in Florida last week, will air tonight (April 6) at 8 p.m. EST on Peacock and the WWE Network and it is expected to include a video message from the frontman. Osbourne will be honored for the various appearances he made on WWE TV over the years.

Foo Fighters, Ghost, Korn, Etc. Members Take Part In Auction For Roadie Relief

Members of Foo Fighters, Ghost, Korn, KISS, 311, and more have contributed signed items to a silent auction in an effort to raise money for Roadie Relief. The auction will run through April 14 at 32auctions.com.

Here’s the various items up for auction:

01. Tommy Thayer (KISS) personally signed signature series Epiphone Les Paul.
02. Phil X (Bon Jovi) signed Gibson Les Paul Jr.
03. Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) piano black Gretsch Drum kit he used at Wembley Stadium in 2008 with All Access laminate from the show.
04. Papa Emeritus IV (Ghost) signed Hagstrom Phantom guitar.
05. A 30 min one on one Zoom with PNUT of 311.
06. 5 different Faith No More bundles that have signed poster, guitar pics and after show pass.
07. Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) signed cymbal (used at last Rage show).
08. 2 – 311 band signed posters.
09. Queen + Adam Lambert signed show poster from their last show plus a pair of Roger Taylor’s drum sticks.
10. Ray Luzier (Korn) signed snare drum (his signature series custom hard shell snare case also signed by him).
11. Metallica bundle including show poster, pair of Lars Ulrich’s used drum Sticks, and one of Lars’s custom snare drum Heads
12. Live performance photographs from shows including: Lemmy (Motörhead), Ozzy Osbourne, Keith Flint (Prodigy), Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses), Cardinal Copia (Ghost), and Tom Petty.
13. 311 signed skate deck.
14. Artist Thomas Estrada donated custom art commission to winning bidder.
15. Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) signed custom guitar pedal + guitar pics.
16. Avenged Sevenfold signed record.
17. Several concert collectors posters: Pearl Jam, Soundgarden (and more to come).
18. Darkglass Electronics 500 v1 bass amp
19. Aric Improta (Fever 333) custom art work drum head signed by him
20. Ray Luzier (Korn) signed drum head and pair of sticks
21. Foo Fighters Bundle – Taylor Hawkins’ sticks, Dave Grohl’s sweat band and guitar pic and 2 all access laminates.
22. Custom hand made guitar used on episodes of Couch Riffs.

Ozzy Osbourne Receives First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Ozzy Osbourne has officially received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The frontman and his wife/manager Sharon revealed the news on ITV’s “Loose Women.”

When asked if he was vaccinated, Ozzy said “Of course,” before Sharon added:

“Well he says ‘course’, he only had it yesterday!.”

Ozzy continued:

“My arm was a bit sore yesterday but I’m glad I got it. As soon as I got it, I felt relieved.”

He also commented on Sharon’s battle with COVID-19, saying he was “worried”:

“It’s inevitable you’ll know someone who has had it before it’s over. There’s not a lot I could do. I just hope and prayed she didn’t get really sick or even worse.”

He went on to say that he would “struggle” without Sharon, because she’s his “life.”

This news comes shortly after Osbourne said he wanted to get the shot, because if he didn’t “there’s a good chance [he] ain’t going to be here.”

[via Loudwire/Blabbermouth]

Ozzy Osbourne Premieres Animated Video For “It’s A Raid” Featuring Post Malone

Ozzy Osbourne has premiered an animated video for his song “It’s A Raid.” The track, which features Post Malone, appears on Osbourne’s latest album “Ordinary Man.”