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Sharon Osbourne addressed her separation from her husband of 33 years, legendary rock singer Ozzy Osbourne, in her return on CBS's "The Talk" on Tuesday, May 10. The 63-year-old confirmed reports that she had kicked Ozzy out of the house after he allegedly cheated on her, but added that he had now returned and she had since moved out.
A source told E! News that Ozzy had agreed to leave the couple's house at least temporarily, and that the break-up had nothing to do with Ozzy's sobriety. The BLACK SABBATH singer has reportedly been clean and sober for more than three years after falling off the wagon for an 18-month period in 2011 and 2012.
Asked if it was true that she kicked Ozzy out of the house, or if that was just "made up, "Sharon told her "The Talk" co-hosts: "No [it's not a rumor]. It's true!" As to whether or not that situation was permanent, Sharon said: "No, he's back, and I'm out of the house."

BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne

has responded to an "open letter" by the band's original drummer Bill Ward in which Ward said he would not consider rejoining the band unless Ozzy publicly apologized for what Ward perceived as a series of insults.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Ozzy said: "I never wanted to discuss this in a public forum but Bill's statements left me no option to but to respond honestly.

"Wow, Bill, what the fuck are you on about? I cannot apologize for comments or opinions I may have made about you in the press during SABBATH's '13' album and tour — physically, you knew you were fucked. Tony [Iommi, guitar], Geezer [Butler, bass] and myself didn't think you could have done a two-hour set with a drum solo every night, so we made the decision to move on. With Tony's condition, we felt that time was not on our side.

"Bill, stop this smokescreen about an 'unsignable contract' and let's be honest. Deep down inside, you knew you weren't capable of doing the album and a 16-month tour.

"Unfortunately for you, our instincts were correct as you were in hospital several times during 2013. Your last hospitalization was for a shoulder surgery that you now say you've only just recovered from. This would have meant that our world tour would have been canceled. So how is all of this my fault? Stop playing the victim and be honest with yourself and our fans.

"Bill, we go back a long way, let's stop this now before it gets out of hand.

"God bless you.

"Love, Ozzy"

An introduction to such a performance may be the hardest part and with the least interest if I dare say. I have no inspiration for an introduction whatsoever to be honest with you. The unique sentiment, that I attended the last performance of the half a century history of Black Sabbath, and of the metal itself, all set at the neighborhood where they were born and made their first steps, completely justifies the way someone, who grew up listening to this huge band, feels.

Watch Ozzy singing “Bark At The Moon” during the total eclipse in the States on August 21st. Ozzy was Moonstock festival’s headliner. The festival took place from 18th to 21st of August in Illinoi. The Madman got on stage as scheduled at 1:20 in the afternoon local time as soon as the eclipse started happening. The video was shot by a fan who was also turning the camera towards the sun! For the record this was the first total solar eclipse in the States in a century.

According to NME Bob Daisley sued Ozzy Osbourne and his company, Blizzard Music Limited, seeking $2 million for unpaid royalties. Specifically, the bassist demands royalties from “Crazy Train” a song he co-wrote with Ozzy and the late guitarist Randy Rhoads. As you definitely remember this is not the first time that the Madman and his ex-band members go to court for unpaid royalties. The difference this time is that Osbourne and his company was cutting the payments sort. "While Mr. Osbourne was benefiting from the songs co-authored by our client, the audit shows that he was systematically short-changing Mr. Daisley," lawyer Alan Howard who is representing Bob Daisley said. "Mr. Daisley had no choice but to bring this action to secure his fair share of the proceeds those songs have generated" the lawyer concluded.

For the first time in more than a decade, Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde are together again.
Known as one of rock's most lethal singer and guitarist pairings, the two will hit the road for a series of Ozzy headlining shows in the U.S. this summer and fall, beginning July 14.
While they've performed together over the years, these shows are the first collaboration for the duo for a full tour since 2006. These dates also mark Ozzy's first solo tour in the U.S. in years beyond one Ozzy & Friends performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans, LA in October 2015.
Ozzy and Zakk first teamed up 30 years ago when Zakk (whom Ozzy describes as "a fucking absolutely amazing guitar player") joined Ozzy's band in 1987; they last recorded in 2007 on Ozzy's acclaimed "Black Rain" album.
In addition to reuniting with Zakk Wylde on guitar, Ozzy's band will include longtime collaborators Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards). Ozzy's tour dates kick off in July at the Rock USA festival in Oshkosh, Wisconisn, with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

16 Apr


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Exiled Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward

has lashed out at his former bandmates for attacking him with “nothing but insults and false remarks” since his contentious separation from the group back in 2012.
In a lengthy post on his Facebook page, Ward singles out Ozzy Osbourne in particular, declaring that the singer’s “rhetoric above all has brought me the most discord.” In May of 2012, Osbourne declared that Ward couldn’t remember his drum parts, and wasn’t in shape to handle the band’s 2013 world tour: “He was so out of condition, and the drummer is the most demanding job in the whole band.”
Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler wound up recording the band’s reunion album 13 with Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk taking Ward’s spot, and toured behind the record with Tommy Clufetos from Osbourne’s solo band sitting behind the kit.
The group is reportedly discussing one last studio album and a farewell tour, but Ward says he “will not participate in any musical undertakings until a righting of the wrongs spoken against me has been achieved.” He also re-states his demand for a “signable” contract, which was the issue that he says caused him to opt out of the reunion in the first place.

30 Jun

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With his second solo album “Brand New Revolution” almost a month before its release, Gus G is on time for our Skype call and talks thoroughly about his new work, his guests and his collaboration with them, as well as the future of Firewind. Gus is in a good mood and pleasant to talk to as always, while he deals some of our notices with humor. Interview: Yiannis Dolas

Last week, Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward disputed Ozzy Osbourne‘s claims that Ward’s physical problems were the main reason he wasn’t part of Sabbath’s reunion. Instead, Bill said, there was acontractual dispute.

Now Ozzy’s firing back, saying not only is Bill unhealthy, he’s fat, too.

“I don’t think he could have done the gig, to be honest. He’s incredibly overweight,” Osbourne told the NY Daily News. “A drummer has to be in shape. He’s already had two heart attacks. I don’t want to be responsible for his life.”

Previously, Ozzy publicly questioned Bill’s mental faculties, telling a British music magazine that during initial rehearsals for the reunion tour, Ward had a bunch of Post-It notes all over his drums. When Osbourne asked what they were for, Bill allegedly replied that he needed them to remember what he was doing.

19 Jul


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Producer Max Norman talked to Eddie Trunk about Ozzy’s first two albums and commented on the well-known controversy about the bass and drums parts that were finally replaced for the remastered versions of these albums. "It's well-known that in Black Sabbath, Geezer Butler wrote the lyrics; and for Ozzy solo records, Bob told me from album one all the way through No More Tears (1991) he was actually not only playing bass, but writing lyrics. That's a very weird situation and they (Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake) both got shafted pretty badly. They would be like, 'What's going on with the publishing?' So there was a little bit of it going on and I tried not to get involved in that stuff. But once Sharon got involved, that started to escalate. There was some tension towards the end of the second record they were still not getting what they wanted. Once that record was finished I got a call from Sharon (Osbourne): 'We want to replace the bass and drums.' I refused to do it. I said, 'No, I'm not doing it. First of all, you are fucking the record up, and secondly these two guys deserve it.'" You can check out the entire interview here.

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