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Ozzy Osbourne goes behind-the-scenes of ‘One Of Those Days’ video
Ozzy Osbourne has shared a behind-the-scenes look at his recent official video for ‘One Of Those Days’ – check it out below.The track appears on the Black Sabbath legend’s new album ‘Patient Number 9’, which was released last month, and ‘One Of Those Days’ comes complete with a guitar solo from Eric Clapton.The new BTS video sees Ozzy getting ready in hair and make-up, behind the wheel of a car in front of a green screen and messing about in a black cloak.Watch both the behind-the-scenes video and the finished product below.Along with Clapton, ‘Patient Number 9’ also features the likes of Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jeff Beck, and Osbourne’s Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi.Another musician to have contributed is the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who is credited on three songs on Osbourne’s 13th solo record: ‘Parasite’, ‘Mr Darkness’, and ‘God Only Knows’. According to producer Andrew Watt, Hawkins contributed to more cuts that were held back for a future release.“There’s a bunch of other stuff with Ozzy and Taylor, as well, that’s going to be used for another thing,” Watt told Rolling Stone.Elsewhere, Osbourne recently opened up about his determination to keep touring, despite being held back by a litany of health complications in recent years.This summer, Osbourne gave his first live performance in over three years during a surprise appearance at the closing ceremony for this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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Ozzy Osbourne opens up about life on the road amid ongoing health setbacks
Ozzy Osbourne has had a very long and successful career since first gaining fame as Black Sabbath's lead vocalist in the 1970s, and after over fifty years in the spotlight, he is more than ready to keep going.MORE: Ozzy Osbourne to perform at LA Rams half-time show ahead of London moveEven after recent years marred with health setbacks, the star maintains that he is not bidding farewell to the stage anytime soon.What's more, the singer revealed that he is determined not only to do a few concerts here and there, but get back on the road and on tour.WATCH: Sharon and Ozzy's wild love storyMORE: Sharon Osbourne breaks silence after BBC confirms return of The OsbournesSpeaking with People Magazine, he cheekily and boldly stated that: "I am determined to get back on stage even if I have to be nailed to a board and wheeled on."He maintained: "Survival is my legacy," and he has certainly proved it's true.In his 73 years, he has gone through alcohol and drug addiction, several arrests, ups and downs with his wife of forty years, Sharon Osbourne, and more recently, various health setbacks.A post shared by Ozzy Osbourne (@ozzyosbourne)The star just released a brand new albumHe admitted his 2019 surgery after a fall worsened the pain from a previous accident "really messed me up," and since then he has had two additional procedures, most recently in July.MORE: Ozzy Osbourne opens up about Parkinson's as he says he 'doesn't want to die in America'MORE: Sharon Osbourne reveals adorable meaning behind baby granddaughter's namePlus, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease after the accident, and as a result, depends on a cane to walk and struggles with his speech.
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Tony Iommi explains Geezer Butler’s absence from Commonwealth Games performance
Tony Iommi has addressed Geezer Butler’s absence from Black Sabbath‘s mini reunion at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony in Birmingham.Last Monday (August 8) saw Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne take to the stage in their home city to perform Sabbath’s classic single ‘Paranoid’ alongside drummer Tommy Clufetos and bassist Adam Wakeman.“I love you, Birmingham – it’s good to be back!” Osbourne told the crowd at the Alexander Stadium.During a recent interview with Birmingham Live, Iommi was asked why the pair’s former bandmate Butler didn’t make an appearance.“I don’t think he wanted to come over as he hadn’t been well with COVID,” he told the outlet.“He’d been on holiday to Kenya and to Italy and had had an accident on a boat, cracking or breaking a rib about three weeks ago, so he was not quite in fine fettle to come over to play.”The musician continued: “It’s a shame because we’d talked for a long time about the possibility of playing at the Commonwealth Games.”Iommi went on to say that he was surprised Osbourne was well enough to participate in the show after recently undergoing major surgery and experiencing various health setbacks.“I never thought that Ozzy would be able to come and perform at the Commonwealth Games because of his operation,” he explained.
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Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘sensational’ surprise performance at Commonwealth Games stuns fans after star’s health issues
Ozzy Osbourne made a surprise appearance onstage in his home city of Birmingham to close out the 2022 Commonwealth Games and was met with a rapturous reception.The Aston-born musician, 73, was joined by members of his band Black Sabbath, including guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Tommy Clufetos and bassist Adam Wakeman for the explosive performance.Fireworks were set off and crowds cheered as they launched into their hit song Paranoid as part of a celebration of the musical heritage of the West Midlands, during which the singer proudly proclaimed: ‘Birmingham forever!’The ceremony, held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, also saw performances from artists including UB40, Beverley Knight, Dexys Midnight Runners, Goldie, The Selecter, Jorja Smith and Laura Mvula, giving a special Peaky Binders-themed performance.However, fans were most enthralled by Ozzy’s fiery performance and flawless vocals, considering the health battles he has fought of late.The metal icon, who has Parkinson’s disease, had been keeping a low profile recently after undergoing an operation in June that would ‘determine his life’, but was spotted in a rare appearance in London on Friday alongside his wife Sharon and daughter Kelly.What a way to send off #B2022 ð¤©ð And what a headline performance from Ozzy Osbourne!What was your favourite part? #BBCCWGThe 73-year-old recently said that it was a ‘slow climb back’ after the surgery.However, none of that slowness seemed to be in evidence as he lead Black Sabbath in a rousing performance.‘Great to see Ozzy looking and singing so well after recent health scares,’ enthused one fan, adding: ‘Still holding onto those tickets for next year’s UK tour.’‘No way is Ozzy Osbourne at the commonwealth games what a
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Ozzy Osbourne reunites with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi on new track ‘Degradation Rules’
Ozzy Osbourne has reunited with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi on new track ‘Degradation Rules’ – check it out below.Iommi lends guitar to the track over blasts of harmonica, making the song reminiscent of Black Sabbath’s ‘The Wizard.’The song was first teased on social media earlier this week (July 20), with Osbourne sharing a brief animated clip that included an audio snippet from the heavy single.A kaleidoscope of skulls opens onto what looks to be a church window framed by thorns and roses. A foreboding guitar makes way for a wailing harmonica, delivered alongside the caption: “New Song on Friday!”The single is the second preview of Osbourne’s upcoming new album, ‘Patient Number 9’.Check out the new song here:Set to be released on September 3, Osbourne’s 13th solo studio album ‘Patient Number 9’ will include contributions from the likes Eric Clapton, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) and Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction) who, along with late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, provided some session work for the album’s title track, which dropped last month.Chad Smith, drummer for Red Hit Chili Peppers, will also appear on the album, having last worked with Osbourne on the latter’s 2020 album ‘Ordinary Man’.The ‘Patient Number 9’ title track featured a guest appearance by legendary guitarist Jeff Beck.
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Duran Duran and Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi to perform at 2022 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
Duran Duran and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi are set to open the 2022 Commonwealth Games next week.Both acts will perform in their home city at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium for the opening ceremony next Thursday (July 28).Peaky Blinders director Steven Knight will also executive produce the event, which will be broadcast live on the BBC.“The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is a momentous event for the great city of Birmingham,” said frontman Simon Le Bon in a statement. “And we in Duran Duran are honoured to be a part of it in our home town.”“We are so proud to be returning to our home town to close the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony,” wrote drummer Roger Taylor on Twitter.“We are so proud to be returning to our home town to close the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.” – Roger TaylorDuran Duran join @birminghamcg22 for unforgettable Opening Ceremony – tickets avail but selling fast- visit https://t.co/dNyWW8V8xc for details! pic.twitter.com/jnqA5Syppn— Duran Duran (@duranduran) July 20, 2022Also on the night, Iommi and saxophonist Soweto Kinch will lead a dream sequence entitled ‘Hear My Voice’, based on the title track from 2020 film Trial Of The Chicago Seven, re-imagined by Birmingham-born R&B vocalists Indigo Marshall and Gambimi.Mezzo-soprano Samantha Oxborough, a graduate of The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, will also perform the national anthem with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) on the night.
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Listen to Carrie Underwood’s cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Mama I’m Coming Home’
Carrie Underwood has shared a cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s song, ‘Mama I’m Coming Home’ – check it out below.The song was performed by Underwood as part of Apple Music Sessions, which sees artists pairing their own songs with their favourite covers in an intimate live setting.“It’s one of my all-time favourite songs,” Underwood said of ‘Mama, I’m Coming Home.’ “I’ve always thought it felt a lot like a country song, and I’ve wanted to cover it for a long time.”Underwood also performed a rendition of Lemmy Kilmister’s 1991 song ‘No More Tears’ at the event and her own songs ‘Ghost Story’ and ‘Blown Away.’Watch Underwood deliver the performance in Nashville here:A post shared by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood)Last month, Osbourne announced his new album ‘Patient Number 9’ with the release of its title track, which also featured work from Jeff Beck, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, Zakk Wylde, and producer Andrew Watt.Set to be released on September 3, the album also includes contributions from Eric Clapton, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready. Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan and Jane’s Addiction’s Chris Chaney also supplied some session work for ‘Patient Number 9’ alongside the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.Ozzy recently updated fans on his current health condition as he recovers from a recent major operation.
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Ozzy Osbourne reportedly wants to install bat boxes in his UK home
Ozzy Osbourne reportedly wants to install bat boxes in his UK home, hoping to protect the species.The Black Sabbath frontman notoriously bit the head off a bat during a gig with the band, but is now hoping to help the animals.Ozzy and wife Sharon recently revealed that they’re set to leave Los Angeles, California for a life in Buckinghamshire due to high taxes in the United States, and local news reports hint that the pair have an elaborate plan for their home.According to The Mirror (via Buckinghamshire Live), the Osbournes have made plans to turn their Grade II listed mansion near Beaconsfield into a bat sanctuary.The couple have made no comment on the reported plans yet.Earlier this week, Osbourne announced his new album ‘Patient Number 9’ with the release of its title track ahead of the record’s release this September.The album’s title track also features guitar work from Jeff Beck, who joins an A-list cast of musicians guest-starring on the track including Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, Zakk Wylde, and producer Andrew Watt.Set to be released on September 3, the album also includes contributions from Eric Clapton, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready. Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan and Jane’s Addiction’s Chris Chaney also supplied some session work for ‘Patient Number 9’ alongside the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.Ozzy recently updated fans on his current health condition as he recovers from a recent major operation.
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