May 19, 2004 |
British heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath will reunite for the first time since 2001 for Ozzfest, which begins July 10 in Hartford, Conn., a spokeswoman for the annual road show said Tuesday. Ozzfest co-founder and headliner Ozzy Osbourne will revisit such hard-rocking classics as "War Pigs" and "Paranoid" along with guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Terry "Geezer" Butler. But original drummer Bill Ward will be replaced by Mike Bordin, who backs Osbourne on his solo gigs. From Reuters
September 4, 2013 |
If you listened very closely on Tuesday night during Black Sabbath's return to the city, you could hear the Big Bang of heavy metal echoing through the sweat-drenched Los Angeles Sports Arena. It was buried in the slow, menacing guitar lines of guitarist Tony Iommi, and propelled by Geezer Butler's cavernous bass lines. And it was in the unholy yowl of Ozzy Osbourne, 64, shuffling along the stage like a retired vampire in search of a blood nurse, who long ago moved beyond a parody of himself to become a virtual trademark in black.
February 20, 2004 |
Heavy metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne said Thursday that he feared he might not be able to perform again after an accident on an all-terrain vehicle late last year that left him in a coma for eight days. "In my left shoulder I have a piece of metal approximately that long, that deep and screws in," Osbourne said on ABC's "Primetime" television show, which was to be broadcast Thursday evening. "And I'm really frightened that I won't be able to perform again 'cause that's the love of my life."
December 10, 2003 |
British rocker Ozzy Osbourne will be on a ventilator for at least one more day after fracturing eight ribs and a vertebra in an all-terrain vehicle crash, doctors said Tuesday. "His progress is steady," said Dick Jack, medical director at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, west of London, where the former Black Sabbath lead singer and reality TV star is being treated.
October 9, 2007 |
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are doing some housecleaning. The 58-year-old rocker and his wife are selling art, furniture and collectibles from their homes in Malibu, Beverly Hills and England. The Nov. 30 auction will also feature items from their MTV reality show, "The Osbournes," including son Jack Osbourne's black leather bed and a cast-iron crucifix that adorned Ozzy's den in various episodes. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation.
March 30, 1992 |
Two people required medical treatment after heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne invited fans to join him onstage at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, triggering a stampede. Two concert-goers sought emergency medical treatment for minor lacerations, said an administrator at Irvine Medical Center. About 500 people surged toward the stage Saturday night, many ending up in the orchestra pit, said Alex Stojsic, a 20-year-old student who attended the performance.