Ozzy Osbourne Finally Met Mac Sabbath, the Fast Food-Themed Black Sabbath Tribute Band/Parody Act

Ozzy Osbourne Finally Met Mac Sabbath, the Fast Food-Themed Black Sabbath Tribute Band/Parody Act

Always meet your heroes, they say. OK, they actually say the opposite, but in the case of Mac Sabbath, meeting their hero Ozzy Osbourne recently was cause for celebration. “Wait,” you might be asking. “What’s Mac Sabbath?” Well, as its name suggests, a Black Sabbath tribute act stylized to be McDonald’s characters. They’ve been around […]

Ozzy Osbourne Announces Additional ‘No More Tours 2’ Dates for 2019 with Megadeth Tapped as Support

Ozzy Osbourne Announces Additional ‘No More Tours 2’ Dates for 2019 with Megadeth Tapped as Support

A recent infection in his hand forced Ozzy Osbourne to cancel some dates on his farewell No More Tours 2 outing, but the Prince of Darkness has since announced another string of shows for next summer. Osbourne and his band — Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards) — will pick […]

Per Doctors’ Orders for Additional Surgery on His Hand, Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Final Four ‘No More Tours 2’ Dates

Per Doctors’ Orders for Additional Surgery on His Hand, Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Final Four ‘No More Tours 2’ Dates

Ozzy Osbourne has been out on the road on his No More Tours 2, an outing which was intended to be his final foray in full-on touring life. However, medical issues have gummied up the schedule, so to speak, as a hand infection required hospitalization and the postponement of some shows. On Thursday, the legendary […]

Black Sabbath Take One Final Bow with New Concert Film/Album ‘The End’ (Listen)

Black Sabbath Take One Final Bow with New Concert Film/Album ‘The End’ (Listen)

Back in February, Black Sabbath played the final date of their marathon The End farewell world tour. Last week, Sabbath released The End (Live), an official live album recorded at that farewell concert at Genting Arena in the band’s hometown of Birmingham, England. It was a grand send-off for the legendary act, featuring performances of all the […]

Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James

Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James

Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com Before I begin this rock and roll tale about my encounter with Rick James, I want to explain in a way—or attempt to anyway—how I write these stories. If you’ve read any of my previous narratives, you know that a lot of times I’ll talk about stuff that doesn’t seem […]

Vivian Campbell: A Life in Rock with Dio, Def Leppard and Last in Line (Q&A)

Vivian Campbell: A Life in Rock with Dio, Def Leppard and Last in Line (Q&A)

Decades after the release of Dio’s early ’80s albums, in particular, Holy Diver and The Last In Line, those recordings are widely recognized by music fans and critics alike as towering achievements in ’80s hard rock. Helping carve out the metallic fury of those landmark alums was Northern Irish guitarist Vivian Campbell, whose tough and strident playing and fierce acrobatic solos […]

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