By September 25 1972 and “Vol. 4”,the world into which the Birmingham England band Black Sabbath quickly rose to popularity felt increasingly like a dangerous place…
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In April 1982, little more than a month after a plane crash had taken the life of his young & talented guitarist Randy Rhoads , Ozzy Osbourne chose my afternoon radio show on Memphis’ #1 station , ROCK 103 , to make his first public statements concerning the tragedy.
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Ozzy Osbourne with his story of “Blizzard of Ozz”.
Ozzy Osbourne‘s first performance after the tragic airplane accident which killed his young gifted guitarist Randy Rhoads, his tour seamstress, and tour bus driver had the double weight of being a long-scheduled live radio broadcast to America. With Brad Gillis as a last-second fill in, this is Ozzy and band impressively and absolutely live on […]
Black Sabbath has performed their final show.This band has said goodbye more often than the Von Trapp Family Singers.
In 2013 Black Sabbath made headlines once again with their first album in over forty years to debut at the top of the album sales chart with 13 . Now the first three Black Sabbath albums are being re-released on vinyl with bonus tracks on the anniversary of Paranoid‘s US release in 1971. Here’s […]
In April 1982 Ozzy Osbourne honored an agreement to broadcast his sold-out concert live nationwide from the Memphis Mid-South Coliseum, in spite of the fact that his guitarist Randy Rhoads, his band seamstress, and his tour bus driver had all died in a single-engine plane crash about six weeks earlier. Ozzy, who had not spoken […]
The godfathers of hard rock Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Klaus Meine from Scorpions, David Coverdale from Deep Purple and Whitesnake, and Queensryche co-founders Geoff Tate and Chris Degarmo rip through some seminal hard rock including the late Ronnie James Dio fronting Black Sabbath on “Neon Knights“, “Queen of the Ryche”,”Rock […]
We had never met anyone in rock music quite like The Pretenders bandleader Chrissie Hynde, and honestly in the almost forty years since, I still haven’t. And if anyone tried to tell her story, you would swear it was some punk rock fairytale dreamed up by a screenwriter with an over-active imagination. That’s why I […]