Tag Archives: Ozzy Osbourne

Music Review: Zakk Wylde – Book of Shadows II (2016)

Zakk Wylde - Book of Shadows II

Guitar virtuoso and metal madman Zakk Wylde is back with his latest solo album, Book of Shadows II, the follow-up and companion piece to 1996’s Book of Shadows. Twenty years ago, Book of Shadows was released in anonymity practically with none but Wylde’s die-hard fans knowing about it. To that point, Wylde was responsible for

Song of the Week: Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears

Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears

“No More Tears” is the title track from Ozzy Osbourne’s sixth studio album, No More Tears, and is the longest studio recording that the band has ever recorded. To this day, “No More Tears” remains one of Ozzy’s heaviest songs and featured some of guitarist Zakk Wylde’s best work. Bassist Mike Inez wrote the opening

Black Sabbath Announces The End Tour Dates

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath have announced their farewell tour entitled The End Tour. Frontman Ozzy Osbourne had mentioned last year that there would be a farewell tour and album from the legendary metal band. The band’s farewell tour begins on January 20, 2016 and promises to surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever. See

Song of the Week: Ozzy Osbourne: Over the Mountain

Ozzy Osbourne: Diary of a Madman

“Over the Mountain” is the opening track for Ozzy Osbourne’s Diary of a Madman, which was the last album to feature the legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads. It was also drummer Lee Kerslake’s final album with the band although although bassist drummer Tommy Aldridge is credited in the liner notes and pictured on the inner sleeve.

Song of the Week: Ozzy Osbourne: Mr. Crowley

Ozzy Osbourne: Blizzard of Ozz

Without a doubt, Randy Rhoads was the reason that I started playing guitar. He was my reason for wanting to become a lead guitar player and his playing taught me so many things on how to manipulate rhythm tracks. While Rhoads shined on every song from Ozzy Osbourne’s early solo albums, the one that everyone

Tom Morello and Serj Tankian Release Crazy Train Cover

Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute

I am so juiced about the upcoming album, “Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute,” which is a tribute album the the greatest guitar player of all time, the one and only Randy Rhoads. Crazy Train was being covered by an interesting duo in Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello and System of a Down’s Serj

Black Sabbath Will Release New Album and Tour Again

Black Sabbath: 13

Rumors swirled that doom metal legends and pioneers Black Sabbath had played their last show back in the summer, but the band has squashed those rumors today with frontman Ozzy Osbourne’s interview with Metal Hammer magazine where he confirmed that the band will begin working on a new album next year with a final tour

Metal Review: Mystic Prophecy: Killhammer (2013)

Mystic Prophecy Killhammer

Germany’s power metal outfit Mystic Prophecy has released their eighth full-length release, “Killhammer.” When they release an album, you can be certain that it will have plenty of thrash metal riffs splattered within. After all, Germany knows a little something about thrash. I will first get my nitpicking out of the way. Mystic Prophecy has

Metal Review: Black Sabbath | 13 (2013)

  Admit it. There is not a single metal fan that was not awaiting this one with bated breath. Many can argue that true metal began with Black Sabbath, and I am of that thought process too. Bands like Led Zeppelin and individuals like Jimi Hendrix paved the way in a lot of ways, but 

Black Sabbath Town Hall Event to be Streamed Live

Heavy metal legends Black Sabbath will mark the release of their new album “13” with a special live event the day of the album’s release in the U.S. (June 11, 2013). Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler will participate in the Black Sabbath Town Hall via Google+ Hangout streamed live on YouTube and Google+