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.”

Ozzy Osbourne Still Hasn’t Received COVID-19 Vaccine

UPDATE [February 12]: Ozzy Osbourne has since received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Original Story:

During a recent episode of “Ozzy Speaks” on SiriusXM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard, Ozzy Osbourne revealed that he still hasn’t been vaccinated for COVID-19. However, he is hoping to get the shot in the near future. He said the following:

“I want to get the shot, but… I look at it this way. If I don’t get it, if I don’t have the shot, right? I know there’s side effects and bullshit and… all these different conspiracies about the fucking vaccine. I look at it like this — if I don’t get the shot and I get the virus, there’s a good chance I ain’t going to be here.”

[via Loudwire]

New “Dark Nights: Death Metal” Comic Covers To Feature Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Ghost, Etc.

DC Comics have recruited various metal artists to appear on the covers for a seven-issue “band edition” of their “Dark Nights: Death Metal” series. The comics will be published monthly starting in March and they will each feature “a variant cover spotlighting a different metal band, an introduction from the band and exclusive interview.” However, they will only be available in the following countries: France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Turkey. A collectors’ omnibus edition will also be available in Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Korea, and Japan. Here’s all of the covers:

Issue #1: Featured band: Megadeth

Cover artist: Juanjo Guarnido

Issue #2: Featured band: Ghost

Cover artist: Werther Dell’Edera

Issue #3: Featured band: Lacuna Coil

Cover artist: Timpano / Antonio Fuso

Issue #4: Featured band: Opeth

Cover artist: Mathieu Lauffray

Issue #5: Featured band: Sepultura

Cover artist: Albuquerque / Pedro Mauro

Issue #6: Featured band: Dream Theater

Cover artist: Santi Casas

Issue #7: Featured band: Ozzy Osbourne

Cover artist: Marco Mastrazzo

This news comes after DC Comics previously recruited rock/metal artists for an animated “Dark Nights: Death Metal” series and after it was announced that Loma Vista Recordings will be releasing “Dark Nights: Death Metal The Original Soundtrack” later this year. The first single from that effort, Rise Against‘s “Broken Dreams, Inc.,“ can be found HERE.

Sharon Osbourne Cleared To Return Home Following COVID-19 Diagnosis

After previously testing positive for COVID-19, Ozzy Osbourne’s wife and manager Sharon Osbourne has officially been given the all clear to return home. She recently shared a photo of Ozzy and their dogs, along with the following health update:

“Got the ok to go home after two negative test results and look at the joy waiting for me! So grateful to be home for the holidays and thank you all so much for your love and support ❤️ Stay safe and wishing you the happiest of holidays 🤗”

Metallica, Foo Fighters, And Red Hot Chili Peppers Members To Be Featured On New Ozzy Osbourne Album

It was previously revealed that Ozzy Osbourne was already working on a follow-up to “Ordinary Man” and now we have some more details on the effort. According to producer Andrew Watt, the album is “about halfway” done and it will feature contributions from Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers).

Watt told Guitar World the following:

“We’re about halfway through. But, you know, it’s been hard with COVID and everything to keep him safe. We all test every day before we work and it’s just me, Ozzy and my engineer. So it’s taken a little longer this time, but it’s cool because the last one was made in this, like, swift love affair of passion, like, ‘Oh my God, this is incredible!’ [laughs]

But this time everyone’s moving a little slower and we’re taking a little more time. And the songs, there’s some songs on there that are like eight or nine minutes long that are these really crazy journeys. I’m really excited about it.”

He also had the following to say about the various guests:

“There’s a bunch of people involved. I can’t say for sure until the end, but I started doing a bunch of basic tracks with Chad and Robert Trujillo, who used to play in Ozzy‘s band. And Taylor Hawkins also came in and played a bunch on the record as well, which adds a different flair – it kind of harkened back to Ozzy‘s ‘80s era, in a great way. And I think it’s so cool for a rock fan to be able to listen to half an album with Chad Smith on drums, and then you flip it over and you get to hear Taylor Hawkins.

And you know, the last album was really special for everyone involved. And so there was no point in Ozzy or me doing this again unless we thought we could bring something new to the table. And I feel like we’re achieving that.”

He also added the following when asked about the sound of the record:

“Well, we’re just halfway through, so it could still change. Some of these songs we have could wind up not even making the album. So I can’t really say yet. But in the end it’s all Ozzy’s decision. When he tells me we’ve got the album, that’s when I’ll stop.”

Sharon Osbourne Tests Positive For COVID-19, Says Ozzy Has Tested Negative

Ozzy Osbourne’s wife and manager Sharon Osbourne has tested positive for COVID-19. She said the following about that:

“I wanted to share I’ve tested positive for Covid 19. After a brief hospitalization, I’m now recuperating at a location away from Ozzy (who has tested negative) while “The Talk” is on scheduled hiatus. Everyone please stay safe and healthy.”

Metal Anarchy’s Top Albums Of 2020

I have put together a list of my top 15 albums of 2020. You can check that out below. This is just for fun and I know I probably left out some of your favorites, but these are all the albums that I enjoyed the most this year:

15. AC/DC – “Power Up”

“Power Up” has everything one would expect from an AC/DC album. The record contains nothing but the kind of high octane rock and roll that the legendary group are known for. Some highlights from this one include “Demon Fire,” “Through The Mists Of Time,” and “Kick You When You’re Down.”

14. The Amity Affliction – “Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them”

“Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them” finds The Amity Affliction returning to their heavier roots. The effort still has its poppier elements, but it is much closer to the sound that fans want to hear from the band. Some highlights from this one include “All My Friends Are Dead,” “Soak Me In Bleach,” and “Baltimore Rain.”

13. Deftones – “Ohms”

Deftones’ latest album “Ohms” contains some of their best material to date. The record features heavy and cathartic tracks that are on display within a soundscape that seems to draw on all of the band’s influences. Some highlights from this one include the title track, “This Link Is Dead,” and “The Spell Of Mathematics.”

12. Killer Be Killed – “Reluctant Hero”

Ever since Killer Be Killed (Mastodon, Soulfly, The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) entered the scene with their self-titled album in 2014, fans have be clamoring for more music and they finally got it in the form of “Reluctant Hero.” The effort took the sound that worked on their first record and refined it to create something that managed to exceed everyone’s expectations. Highlights from this one include “From A Crowded Wound,” “Left Of Center,” and “Dead Limbs.”

11. The Bombpops – “Death In Venice Beach”

If you’re a fan of pop punk, then The Bombpops’ “Death In Venice Beach” is a must have. The album is chock full of contagious, high energy music that is topped off with dark lyrical content. Some highlights from this one include “Double Arrows Down,” “Blood Pact,” and “Zero Remorse.”

10. Green Day – “Father Of All Motherfuckers”

Green Day’s “Father Of All Motherfuckers” is different than what fans might have expected from the band, but in retrospect it ended being the kind of carefree album everyone needed in a year like 2020. The music is extremely catchy with an old-school rock vibe that just makes you want to move and sing along. Some highlights from this one include “Oh Yeah!,” “Stab You In The Heart,” and “Fire, Ready, Aim.”

09. Seether – “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”

“Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” is Seether at their best. The record is heavy and anthemic with the kind of amazing lyrics that one would expect from the band. Some highlights from this one include “Beg,” “Bruised and Bloodied,” and “Buried In the Sand.”

08. Ozzy Osbourne – “Ordinary Man”

Ozzy Osbourne had to overcame numerous health issues to release his latest album “Ordinary Man,” but the Prince Of Darkness pulled it off and proved that he is as great as ever. The record maintains the classic feel of the frontman’s previous work while adding a more modern flair that’s bolstered by a star-studded cast of musicians. Highlights from this one include “Under The Graveyard,” “Scary Little Green Men,” and “Straight To Hell.”

07. Code Orange – “Underneath”

Code Orange are continuing to make waves in the metal community with their latest album “Underneath.” The effort builds on the success of “Forever” with industrial and electronic infused hardcore that keeps you mesmerized as you head down a chaotic, horror tinged path. Some highlights from this one include “Swallowing The Rabbit Whole,” “Sulfur Surrounding,” and “Last Ones Left.”

06. The Black Dahlia Murder – “Verminous”

The Black Dahlia Murder never disappoint and “Verminous” is no exception. The album is nothing but brutal, contagious, melodic death metal that you can’t help but blast at ear shattering volumes. Some highlights from this one include the title track, “Sunless Empire,” and “The Wereworm’s Feast.”

05. Poppy – “I Disagree”

With “I Disagree”, Poppy moved even further away from bubblegum pop into the metal territory. The diverse album combines elements of industrial and nu metal with elements of pop and EDM to create a post-genre record filled with compelling tracks. Some highlights from this one include the title track, “Concrete,” and “Bloodmoney.”

04. Lamb Of God – “Lamb Of God”

Lamb Of God’s self-titled album is pure, unadulterated metal from a band that have been killing it for nearly three decades. It’s full of the kind of pummeling tracks that one would expect from the group and it is definitely worthy of the name “Lamb Of God.” Some highlights from this one include “Reality Bath,” “Resurrection Man,” and “On The Hook.”

03. Trivium – “What The Dead Men Say”

Trivium’s “What The Dead Men Say” feels like a culmination of all their past work and it shows why the band continue stay on top of the metal world. The effort is full of heavy tracks with big choruses that keep you rocking the whole way through. Some highlights from this one include “Catastrophist,” “Bleed Into Me,” and “Scattering The Ashes.”

02. Bring Me The Horizon – “Post Human: Survival Horror”

Bring Me The Horizon’s latest release “Post Human: Survival Horror” finds the band returning to heavier music, while still continuing to evolve. The record is infectious from beginning to end and the collaborations with Amy Lee (Evanescence), BABYMETAL, Yungblud, and Nova Twins make it even better. Some highlights from this one include “Kingslayer,” “Teardrops,” and “Obey.”

01. Corey Taylor – “CMFT”

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor officially stepped out on his own this year with the release of “CMFT.” The album has a fun party vibe and it runs the gamut from rock to country to punk to hip-hop, making it so there’s a little something for everyone. Some highlights from this one include “HWY 666,” “Culture Head,” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped.”

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“