Arrival Of Autumn Release Cover Of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Bark At The Moon”

Arrival Of Autumn have released a cover of Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Bark At The Moon.“ The band commented:

“Ozzy is an influence to all of us and It’s important to pay your respect and appreciate people while they are still here with us. He’s the prince of darkness, he’s earned it! We are stoked to share our take on this classic banger.”

Ozzy Osbourne & Judas Priest Reschedule Their European/UK Tour For Early 2022

Ozzy Osbourne has officially announced the rescheduled dates for the European/UK leg of his “No More Tours 2” trek. The shows will now take place in early 2022 with Judas Priest set to open.

2022 Tour Dates:

01/26 Berlin, GER – Mercedes Benz Arena
01/28 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena
01/31 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
02/02 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Arena (no Judas Priest)
02/05 Madrid, SPA – WiZint Center
02/08 Bologna, ITA – Unipol Arena
02/11 Mannheim, GER – SAP Arena
02/14 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena
02/17 Helsinki, FIN – Hartwall Arena
02/19 Stockholm, SWE – Friends Arena
02/21 Dortmund, GER – Westfalenhalle
02/24 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
02/27 Nottingham, UK – Moorpoint Arena
03/01 Dublin, IRE – 3Arena
03/04 Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
03/07 London, UK – The O2
03/09 Manchester, UK – AO Arena
03/12 Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena
03/14 Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro

Osbourne commented:

“I really want to thank my fans for their loyalty and for waiting for me. Believe me, I can’t wait to see you all again. Please stay safe in these uncertain times. God Bless you All! Love Ozzy“

Sharon Osbourne Says The British Leg Of Ozzy Osbourne’s “No More Tours 2” Trek Has Been Rebooked For 2022

Ozzy Osbourne previously said he was planning to return to the road in 2022 and now it looks like that will be the case. His wife and manager Sharon Osbourne recently told Planet Rock that the British leg of the frontman’s “No More Tours 2” trek has already been rebooked for that year.

Sharon said the following:

“Everybody’s booking their tours again for like 2022, and to find availabilities right now, it’s crazy. Agents and facilities are going nuts, trying to get everybody back. It will be exciting. I think it will be a very exciting time when bands do go back and it’ll be joyous.”

She also added:

“Ozzy’s tour has been rebooked. The British tour, he’ll be back in ’22. You know, we just carry on as normal. We’ve been doing loads of TV shows here and you’ve got to just keep going until Ozzy can go back live. He’s in the studio right now doing a new album!

We’re going to do a movie of Ozzy’s life story and he’s got to do the soundtrack to that… so I’ll keep him busy, let’s put it that way!”

Watch Mastodon, Darkest Hour, Baroness, & Kvelertak Members Cover Ozzy Osbourne’s “Over The Mountain”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Over The Mountain” with Brann Dailor (Mastodon, Arcadea), Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour), Marvin Nygaard (Kvelertak), and Sebastian Thomson (Baroness, Trans Am). You can check that out below. “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Diary of a Sad Man! We covered Ozzy Osbourne‘s favorite song about hiking with some spooky folks from some spooky bands we love. This is our 25th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.honorableswords.com.”

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Eddie Van Halen

As previously reported, Van Halen’s Eddie Van Halen has sadly passed away following a battle with cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist and some of the various posts can be found below:

David Lee Roth (Van Halen):

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What a Long Great Trip It’s Been..

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Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen, etc.):

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No words…Heartbroken, my love to the family💔

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Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen, etc.):

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Heartbroken and speechless. My love to the family.

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Metallica:

AC/DC:

Gene Simmons (KISS):

Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler:

Pantera:

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #EddieVanHalen

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Brian May (Queen):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.):

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

Nickelback:

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Vernon Reid (Living Colour):

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee:

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Gary Holt (Exodus, etc.):

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I am CRUSHED. Loss of words. RIP. One of my hero’s. FUCK 2020

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Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head, etc.):

Bret Michaels (Poison):

Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers):

Ozzy Osbourne Begins Working On New Album

Ozzy Osbourne has officially started working on a new album with producer Andrew Watt. The frontman told radio.com the following about that:

“I’m doing another record right now. I just started to work with Andrew again. It’s what gets me up in the morning, and it’s what I’m here to do. It saved my life, doing that last album. [It’s better than] sitting on my ass all day waiting for the fucking pandemic to be over. And then you go, ‘Oh, yeah, I am a rock and roller. I’d better do an album.’ You’ve got all the fucking time in the world to make the best album possible.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Former Ozzy Osbourne And Uriah Heep Drummer Lee Kerslake Passes Away

Former Ozzy Osbourne and Uriah Heep drummer Lee Kerslake has sadly passed away following a battle with cancer. He was 73 years old.

Uriah Heep’s Mick Box issued the following statement:

“Lee was one of the kindest men on earth, as well as being a brother he was an incredible drummer, singer and song writer! He had a passion for life bar none and was much loved by the fans, as well as anyone who crossed his path! Rock in peace my friend and say hi to David,Gary, John and Trevor for me! This picture says it all! Love Mick x”

Ozzy Osbourne also commented:

“It’s been 39 years since I’ve seen Lee but he lives for ever on the records he played on for me, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman. Lee Kerslake RIP”

This news comes after Osbourne previously honored Kerslake’s wishes by presenting him with platinum album certifications for “Blizzard Of Ozz” and “Diary Of A Madman” in 2019.

Ozzy Osbourne Hopes To Return To The Road In 2022

During Ozzy Osbourne’s “Blizzard of Ozz” 40th anniversary special on Rock Classics Radio on Apple Music Hits, the frontman talked a bit about his icon status, the coronavirus pandemic, and his desire to return to the road in 2022. He said the following [transcribed by Blabbermouth]:

“I never really thought about it. I’m just Ozzy. My wife calls me Ozzy. I’m just Ozzy. I’m just here. The only good thing about this pandemic, I couldn’t work anyway, because of my injuries. I’m hoping that I’ll be booking 2022, I think. To be honest with you, I don’t think it’s gonna get ship shape until the end of next year. I think this winter is gonna be fucking bad, because you’re gonna have the flu. People are, ‘I’m not taking the flu shot.’ You know what? You can give me anything, but I’m not gonna be number one on that fucking new vaccine. I don’t know want to be the first one to wake up with a set of fucking antlers in the morning.”

Ozzy Osbourne Shares New Animated Video For “Crazy Train”

Ozzy Osbourne has shared a new animated video for his song “Crazy Train.” The clip was created by Tiny Concert and it is being released as part of the frontman’s 40th anniversary celebration for “Blizzard Of Ozz.” A new expanded edition of that record was digitally released today (September 18). A new black and red swirl vinyl pressing will also be released on October 23 via Best Buy. Furthermore, fans can now buy new merch HERE and take part in a Twitter listening party on September 20.

Ozzy Osbourne To Digitally Release 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition Of “Blizzard Of Ozz”

Ozzy Osbourne will be digitally releasing a 40th anniversary expanded edition of his debut solo album “Blizzard Of Ozz” later this week. The effort will be available on September 18 and it will feature a number of bonus tracks.

“Blizzard Of Ozz” Expanded Edition Track Listing:

01. “I Don’t Know”
02. “Crazy Train”
03. “Goodbye To Romance”
04. “Dee”
05. “Suicide Solution”
06. “Mr. Crowley”
07. “No Bone Movies”
08. “Revelation (Mother Earth)”
09. “Steal Away (The Night)”
10. “You Looking At Me, Looking At You”
11. “Goodbye To Romance” (2010 guitar & vocal mix)
12. “RR” [Outtake from “Blizzard Of Ozz” Sessions]
13. “I Don’t Know” (from ‘Ozzy Live‘)
14. “Crazy Train” (from ‘Ozzy Live‘)
15. “Mr. Crowley” (from ‘Ozzy Live‘)
16. “Revelation (Mother Earth)” (from ‘Ozzy Live‘)
17. “Steal Away (The Night)” (from ‘Ozzy Live‘)
18. “Suicide Solution” (from ‘Ozzy Live‘)
19. “You Said It All” (live) (from ‘Mr. Crowley’ EP)

In other news, Osbourne is also planning to release digital video versions of “Live & Loud” and “Live At Budokan.“