Check out these new videos from Ozzy Osbourne and pay tribute to the legend!
It’s hard to summarize the importance of Ozzy Osbourne to heavy metal. Afterall, he is the self-proclaimed ‘Prince Of Darkness’ and the undisputed grandfather of extremity. An engaging madman whose devilish diary has yet to be completed. Ozzy is an artist who has transcended the music he popularized and become etched within the fabric of society.
I remember getting into Ozzy back in 1982. He was part of my transition from bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd to acts like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. Diary Of A Madman was one of my favorite albums. I had friends who were literally John Michael Osbourne worshipers. One guy even got the name Ozzy tattooed on his hand!
As I grew older Ozzy Osbourne remained relevant for me because he followed the music scene closely, always aligning himself with up and coming acts. I vividly remember attending Ozzy Osbourne concerts with bands such as Metallica, Queensryche, Anthrax even Slaughter as the openers. It’s no accident these bands went on to do great things.
Ozzy shows have always been a kind of celebration, so it just made sense for Ozzy to create Ozzfest. Which, above all, was a way for new bands to gain following in the metal scene. Ozzy Osbourne has done so much for metal; his career is unequaled.
The devil’s favorite vocalist just dropped two new music videos. “Under The Graveyard” and “Straight To Hell” are the latest singles from Ozzy’s twelfth studio album, Ordinary Man, due for release on February 21st, 2020 via Epic Records.
“Straight To Hell” is Ozzy at his finest. In a role reminiscent of Leland Gaunt (Max von Sydow) in Stephen King’s Needful Things, Ozzy sits on a park bench screaming about defecation while the world battles itself in the background. A clever twist where everybody appears mad but the madman!
“Under The Graveyard” is a biographical video following Ozzy’s rise as a solo artist after leaving Black Sabbath. Ozzy was spiraling out of control until Sharon Levy felt compelled to recuse him. These visions are about addiction as much as they are about triumph. A powerful storyline that reinforces the need for love and understanding. Without compassion, the ills of humanity will certainly put us into the ground. Sharon has always been Ozzy’s lifeline and it’s honorable to see him admit it in such a virtuous way.
I’m proud to see Ozzy Osbourne is still going strong. Ozzy will tour this new record (No More Tours 2) and with supporting artists like Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) and Andrew Watt (California Breed) this would truly be a show worth seeing. Check out these new videos from Ozzy Osbourne and pay tribute to the legend! \m/
Ozzy Osbourne is:
- Ozzy Osbourne – Vocals
- Andrew Watt – Guitars
- Duff McKagan – Bass
- Chad Smith – Drums