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John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 and went on to have a successful solo career, releasing 11 studio albums, the first seven of which were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the US. Osbourne has since reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions, recording the album 13 in 2013. Read more on Last.fm

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 018: The Racist, Sexist, Homophobic Underbelly of Metal

November 15th, 2012

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Uh-oh – we’re dealing with some Serious Stuff on this episode of the podcast. This week, Hugh is joined by Tom Doyle as they take a look at the unpleasant creeping tolerance for casual racism, sexism, homophobia and hate that has creeped into the fandom of modern metal, rock, and punk, and also at significant sections of the community’s unwillingness to recognise or address it in a meaningful way. Yeah, it’s not for the faint-hearted.

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Live: Ozzy Osbourne @ London Roundhouse, Saturday 03 July 2010

July 12th, 2010

With Ozzy Osbourne bringing his new six-stringer to London for the first time, it made sense for use to send our residient guitar geek, Amit Sharma, to see if Gus G is up to the task of replacing Zakk Wylde.

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With Ozzy Osbourne’s newest effort, Scream, hailed as one of his best in recent years, or at least as a step back towards a harder rock edge, tickets for this mini-tour of smallish venues went pretty quick. Zakk or no Zakk, this tour would be the perfect opportunity to catch the Prince of Fucking Darkness in an intimate setting. What made tonight even sweeter was that it was part of this year’s iTunes Festival, therefore free if you won a ticket.

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Album: Ozzy Osbourne – Scream

July 1st, 2010

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Ozzy Osbourne
Scream
Epic Records
14 June 2010

by Tom Dare

It’s unlikely to have escaped the attention of even passing fans of heavy music that that Ozzy Osbourne changed guitarists a few months ago. After his split with Zakk Wylde and the appointment of Firewind’s wizard of widdle, Gus G, there were a few eyebrows raised. Would a practitioner of power metal – however accomplished – fit in with the Prince Of Fucking Darkness’ style? Scream, the first album to feature the new line-up, does not answer this question.

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End of the Decade: bits & bobs celebrating the 2000s (Noughties?)

December 31st, 2009

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Linkin Park are the biggest selling band of this decade, nay, century. That’s a statement that really hurts, isn’t it. They’ve sold more records than Metallica, Iron Maiden or even The Beatles. Yes, feel free to weep because there doesn’t seem like much to celebrate. Right? WRONG!

There really have been some amazing bands, albums and songs that have have had an amazing effect over the past ten years and we’re going to focus on them with loads of celebratory articles about them. And this is where you can find all of them. Handy, eh?

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A to Z of the Noughties: Slayer to Zakk Wylde

November 20th, 2009

Where were you on the night before the dawn of the New Millennium? Jon Kerr was getting a pit going in Jilly’s Rockworld, Manchester. We’ve asked him to summarise the ten years since then in all things metal in a handy A to Z

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Slayer
No Slayer, no thrash. Right? Following their four classic ’80s albums, Slayer’s four ’90s albums received a varied reception as the band branched out in style. During this last decade, Slayer have succeeded in cementing their classic status thanks mainly to God Hates Us All and the return-to-form Christ Illusion. Dozens of metal’s biggest names have toured with Slayer since the turn of the century including In Flames, Children of Bodom, Biohazard, Cradle of Filth, Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson and Amon Amarth. Lombardo has been back behind the kit and we all worship Kerry King. The release of World Painted Blood sees Slayer head towards it’s 30th Anniversary…

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A to Z of the Noughties: Judas Priest to Rock Band

November 13th, 2009

Where were you on the night before the dawn of the New Millennium? Jon Kerr was getting a pit going in Jilly’s Rockworld, Manchester. We’ve asked him to summarise the ten years since then in all things metal in a handy A to Z

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Judas Priest
As if one seminal British vocalist returning to his former band wasn’t enough, Rob Halford followed suit in 2003 and re-joined Judas Priest. Angel of Retribution followed and Priest celebrated their 30th Anniversary whilst touring it. 2008’s double concept album Nostradamus became Judas Priest’s 16th studio effort and was no less than a masterpiece. With Priest on such good form, it has indeed been a decade to savour. [Read more →]

Zakk Wylde fired by Ozzy – finds out through Twitter

July 11th, 2009

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I don’t know….you wake up all bleary-eyed from a night out on the sauce, only to find out that while you were sinking beers with your buds in some Soho whiskey pit, Ozzy Osbourne has only gone and fired Zakk Wylde from his band. Why did no-one tell us about this?

Actually, it turns out nobody thought to tell Zakk Wylde about it either. OUCH.

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