Ozzy Osbourne set to lead reunited Black Sabbath


Locutus
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Oh goody.


Ozzy Osbourne’s Black Sabbath are set to top the charts for the first time in 43 years with a new album that reunites the heavy metal pioneers’ classic line-up.


13, the first studio album featuring Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler in 35 years, currently holds the top spot in the UK midweek charts.


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Ozzy Osbourne set to lead reunited Black Sabbath to first number one in 43 years - News - Music - The Independent
 
darkbeaver
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They've had quite a bit of practice time since they last recorded together. They should be better if the arthritis and leaky bladders hold out for some slow touring.
 
Blackleaf
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Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have stormed to the top of the album charts in several countries with their new album 13.


Sabbath's loud new album 13 is a worldwide hit

The album - which was recorded in Malibu and Warwickshire - has reached No1 in countries such as the US, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and Sabbath's native UK.

In the UK it is the Brummies' first No1 album in 43 years, since Paranoid in 1970 when Ted Heath was Prime Minister and Jimi Hendrix was still alive. This is a record for the longest time between No1 albums for an artist in the UK. The band has now beaten Rod Stewart’s short-held record after the 68-year-old singer went to number one in May with album Time 37 years after his last studio success.

Speaking of knocking Stewart off the record, Osbourne, 64, said it was a reflection of the ageing rock stars knowing their “craft” in contrast to today’s stars.

“It's great,” he said. “But Rod's the same as us, we've got something other people haven't got.

“It's all manufactured b------- these days. But the likes of Rod, and Elton John and us have got something different. We know our craft."

Black Sabbath - vocalist and harmonica player Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler - are now planning a UK tour, playing London’s O2 Arena in December, followed by shows in Belfast, Sheffield, Glasgow and Manchester.

The band also revealed that they will probably make another album.


Hell's house band: Black Sabbath have returned to their roots


Speaking as the chart was announced on Sunday night, Osbourne said: “I don't know either way. We're still reveling in coming back with this.

“There probably will be another album, but I don't want to promise anything to anyone. It took us long enough to do this, and we can't wait another 43 years to have another No 1.

“If it comes to pass we don't make another record, then I can rest easily knowing we finished things properly with 13.”

Sabbath have also said that original drummer Bill Ward is also welcome back into the band should he ever wish to rejoin them. Bill refused to take part in the new album over contract issues. Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk played drums on 13.

Black Sabbath score first number one in 43 years - Telegraph
Last edited by Blackleaf; Jun 18th, 2013 at 07:17 AM..
 
JLM
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I'm surprised he's still coherent!
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I'm surprised he's still coherent!

They may be in their mid-Sixties, and Ozzy may sometimes appear as though he doesn't know what day it is, but these guys still rock.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

They may be in their mid-Sixties, and Ozzy may sometimes appear as though he doesn't know what day it is, but these guys still rock.

Glad to hear that, it provides hope for many people.
 
Blackleaf
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Sabbath had more success last night. The band saw 13 win the Best Album prize at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards bash.

They were also named Best Band at the event staged in London's IndigO2 last night.

"God Is Dead?", from their new album, was released on 19th April and reached No6 in the UK Rock Charts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhhOU...layer_embedded
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Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post


“It's all manufactured b------- these days. But the likes of Rod, and Elton John and us have got something different. We know our craft."

LOL...coming from a guy that put out this gem, that's pretty funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt_Bu1r-Ovg
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

LOL...coming from a guy that put out this gem, that's pretty funny.

There is nothing manufactured about Ozzy or Sabbath.

Unlike many of the artists in the charts nowadays they never had to win The X-Factor or Britain's Got Talent or had to rely on Simon Cowell or Louis Walsh to make it big. Sabbath made it big because they started playing good music - in fact, they invented a whole genre of music known today as heavy metal - and then they were noticed by people who signed them up.
 
EagleSmack
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What pubs will they be playing in? Are they going to team up with Uriah Heap and Foghat?
 
Kreskin
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Interesting, the life cycle of old bands. Lead singer breaks it up to go solo and make more money. The money from the solo gig dries up as fewer and fewer people recognize the singer, creating the need to reunite which gets some free promo and a fresh new income source.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

Interesting, the life cycle of old bands. Lead singer breaks it up to go solo and make more money. The money from the solo gig dries up as fewer and fewer people recognize the singer, creating the need to reunite which gets some free promo and a fresh new income source.

I think you would have had to spend the whole of your life deaf and blind to not recognise Ozzy Osbourne.
 
Kreskin
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

I think you would have had to spend the whole of your life deaf and blind to not recognise Ozzy Osbourne.

That just means your old. Kids are the lifeblood of the music industry and about .00001% would know who he is.
 
EagleSmack
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Just ask any of the hairbands (save a very few) from the 80's. They used to fill up stadiums... now they tour the clubs.
 
petros
#15
I have my tickets. Do you?
 
Zipperfish
#16
I l,ove Ozzy. Saw him probably 5 or 6 times as a teenager. Once with Randy Rhoads! I'd rather stick with those memories. No Black Sabbath tix for me. Stone Sour tix though!
 
petros
#17
I didn't have to pay. It was covered by the gods on high in the Bentall towers.
 
Sal
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I'm always afraid they will drop dead in front of me on stage...don't move too much bud all those drugs have done a truck load of damage and they might just be hanging on by a thread waiting to explode
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Sal View Post

I'm always afraid they will drop dead in front of me on stage...don't move too much bud all those drugs have done a truck load of damage and they might just be hanging on by a thread waiting to explode

Old men screaming is cool enough but to see old screaming men explode, that is worth seeing.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Old men screaming is cool enough but to see old screaming men explode, that is worth seeing.

*falls on the floor laughing*
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Sal View Post

I'm always afraid they will drop dead in front of me on stage...don't move too much bud all those drugs have done a truck load of damage and they might just be hanging on by a thread waiting to explode

I imagine old Ozzie could outlast all of us. There comes a point where that sh*t is more of a preservative than a killer. -
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I imagine old Ozzie could outlast all of us. There comes a point where that sh*t is more of a preservative than a killer. -

Yup! It's the drinking that did him in.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

There is nothing manufactured about Ozzy or Sabbath.

Oh pullleeeeze!!!! Anybody that knows a thing about music sees that pablum for what it is. Ozzy has no business knocking others when he himself puts out such drivel.

Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

That just means your old. Kids are the lifeblood of the music industry and about .00001% would know who he is.

My kids (16) know who he is. They even like his manufactured BS
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WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I'm surprised he's still coherent!

Was he ever coherent? I can understand his singing but I cant understand a word when he speaks.

Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

Interesting, the life cycle of old bands. Lead singer breaks it up to go solo and make more money. The money from the solo gig dries up as fewer and fewer people recognize the singer, creating the need to reunite which gets some free promo and a fresh new income source.


His solo career didnt seem to be suffering at all financially. He was still selling out large venues a year or two ago.

I really liked the honesty of the Eagles. They have pretty much admitted they reunited for money.

Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

That just means your old. Kids are the lifeblood of the music industry and about .00001% would know who he is.

ha. Are you kidding me? Everyone at my high school knew who he was and that was only 6-8 years ago. My step brother who is 16 started a metal band because of him. I never liked heavy metal at all but still know about them.
 
Zipperfish
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Ozzy was fantastic in his day. Certainly wasn't pablum or drivel. I heard the song Black Sabbath when I was around 11, and it was like nothing I'd heard before. That was around the time Ozzy was solo. Went ond saw him with Randy Rhoads and that was one of teh best concerts I ever saw--and I've seen a lot. I'm a guitar man myself and I was absolutely pinned to the back wall by Randy.

Another thing I like about Ozzy--read an interview with him once in a guitar mag. "Don't you ever get sick of playing 'Paranoid'?" they asked him.

"I was sick of thta song by the time it came out," Ozzy replied. "But it's not about what I want to play, it's about what the fans want to hear, and as long as the fans want Paranoid, I'll play Paranoid."

And that is why he's stayed ohn top so long.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by Zipperfish View Post

Ozzy was fantastic in his day.

I have every album Sabbath has put out as well as most of Ozzy's solo stuff. I'm a fan but let's not kid, he sold out the last few years.
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Just ask any of the hairbands (save a very few) from the 80's. They used to fill up stadiums... now they tour the clubs.

True. Doubt Sabbath will be one of them though. If Ozzy can sell out a huge arena or stadium on his own, with Sabbath it'll happen even faster. Lately its been the older bands that have been making the most money from touring. Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and U2 have been near the top of the list for the last couple years. Hell, even Leonard Cohen made a lot of money on the road over the last couple years and he's 78 or 79 now.
 
Zipperfish
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

I have every album Sabbath has put out as well as most of Ozzy's solo stuff. I'm a fan but let's not kid, he sold out the last few years.

Yeah he did--no doubt about it. I don't wish him any ill will over it though. If I was hitting mid-sixties and not in much control of mental and physical faculties, I'd milk that baby for everything I could.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by Zipperfish View Post

If I was hitting mid-sixties and not in much control of mental and physical faculties, I'd milk that baby for everything I could.

Me too. I just wouldn't **** on other people for doing it. It's just so damn hypocritical.
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

Oh goody.


Ozzy Osbourne’s Black Sabbath are set to top the charts for the first time in 43 years with a new album that reunites the heavy metal pioneers’ classic line-up.


13, the first studio album featuring Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler in 35 years, currently holds the top spot in the UK midweek charts.


more


Ozzy Osbourne set to lead reunited Black Sabbath to first number one in 43 years - News - Music - The Independent

Yeah, wifey prepaid for the album a month or two ago. The release date was the 12th of this month. Good album.
 

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