Blizzard Of Ozz, was released 40 years ago today. September 20th 1980 saw the release of Ozzy Osbourne's first solo record and his first release after parting with Black Sabbath in 1979. Here are some of Ozzy's best pre-show videos.
Ozzy Osbourne's hilarious pre-show spoof videos see the heavy metal icon superimposed into famous movie scenes. Ozzy and his team have been creating these sorts of pre-show videos since the mid 90s. When one thinks of the Prince of Darkness we don't often first think of his sense of humour. However anyone who has seen him in concert knows he has a great one. In Ozzy goes to Hollywood the singer injects himself into Forest Gump, The Adams Family and other pop culture moments.
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Lord Of The Darkness (OzzFest)Gladiator Ozzy Ozzy Dancing With The Stars
It’s the kind of story you hear all the time, but it never actually happens to real people. September 17th 1987, around 100 people are at the Bluebird night club, in Bloomington Indiana, to see a band called the Ragin’ Texans. Then John Mellencamp walks onstage which he was known to do from time to time at that bar. The evening was a secret warm-up for Farm Aid. But imagine the crowd’s surprise when Lou Reed joined him for a follow-up set that included “Sweet Jane,” “Rock & Roll,” and “I Love You, Suzanne.” Oh, and John Prine went on after them. It's the stuff of rock legends, which you would never believe, were it not for the camera in audience. Enjoy.
Protomartyr's new LP, Ultimate Success Today, is due out in May. Here is the lead single, Possessed By The Boys. The tracklist as well as summer tour dates are listed below.
01 “Day Without End”
02 “Processed By The Boys”
03 “I Am You Now”
04 “The Aphorist”
05 “June 21″
06 “Michigan Hammers”
08 “Modern Business Hymns”
09 “Bridge & Crown”
10 “Worm In Heaven”
03/12 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village – SOLD OUT
03/13 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
03/14 – Columbus, OH @ Melted Festival – The Bluestone
03/17 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
03/18 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas w/ Wire
03/19 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk w/ The Spits
04/27 – London, UK @ Peckham Audio – SOLD OUT
04/28 – London, UK @ The Lexington – SOLD OUT
04/29 – Paris, FR @ La Boule Noire – SOLD OUT
04/30 -Utrecht, NL @ Ekko – SOLD OUT
05/02 -Berlin, DE @ Ubran Spree
05/03 – Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree
05/04 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
05/05 – Brussels, BE @ Nuits Botanique
06/01 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s
06/02 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
06/03 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
06/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
06/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
06/07 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
06/09 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
06/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Earl
06/11 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
06/12 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
06/15 – Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress
06/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
06/17 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
06/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
06/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
06/20 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
06/22 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
06/23 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
06/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
06/27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
06/28 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Ultimate Success Today is out 5/29 on Domino. Pre-order it here.
Ice T’s comment about the brand new track, “Bum Rush,” is short and to the point: “Another fast moving Body Count track continuing my attempt to wake people up.”
The concept revolves around the idea that there’s power in numbers, and that if we “bum rush” those in authority who are holding us down there’s nothing they can do to stop us. Referencing President Trump, the Flint water crisis and other social issues, Ice is as direct as always: he’s not taking your, or anyone’s, shit!
Carnivore comes out March 6 via Century Media; pre-order here.
Watch the official video below.
Shortly after becoming the youngest person ever to sweep all 4 major categories at the Grammy Awards, Billie Eilish just released the new James Bond theme song for 2020.
"The best James Bond themes balance the moody with the meta; they portend danger, while winking directly at the camera. " - Read the full review on Pitchfork.