Archive for March, 2011
Ozzy News: “Blizzard of Ozz/Diary of A Madman” Deluxe reissues video promo, Sharon and Jack Osbourne talk new documentary “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne”, Two promos for the NHL’s Washington Capitols
Check out this cool promo video for Ozzy Osbourne's deluxe re-issues of "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of A Madman, coming out May 31st. The promo features Lemmy, Steve Vai, Rob Halford, Nikki Sixx, Zakk Wylde and Bill Ward:
The 30th-anniversary edition of "Blizzard of Ozz" CD includes the original album in its entirety, restored and remastered for this edition, with bonus tracks, while the new legacy edition of "Diary of a Madman" includes the original album in its entirety, restored and remastered for this edition, with a bonus second CD of previously unreleased live performances featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads with rhythm section Rudy Sarzo (bass) and Tommy Aldridge (drums). A single-disc version of the remastered "Diary of a Madman" will also be available.
For serious fans and collectors, the limited edition 30th-anniversary deluxe boxed set houses the restored and remastered vinyl and CD editions of "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a Madman", the "Ozzy Live" compact disc. Beyond the music, the box set is highlighted by a variety of exclusives including an expansive 100-page coffee table book, a two-sided wall-size poster, a precise and detailed full-size replica of Ozzy's iconic gold cross that he has worn for 30 years, and "Thirty Years After The Blizzard" DVD.
This new "Thirty Years After The Blizzard" DVD chronicles Ozzy's years with Randy Rhoads features previously unseen footage of Ozzy and Randy filmed in 1981 and 1982; it incorporates rare archival photos and films; along with new and revelatory interviews with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD), Steve Vai, Nikki Sixx, Rob Halford, Zakk Wylde, Bill Ward and more. The DVD also contains over 70 minutes of additional rare live performances and interviews; included is the premiere of more than 30 minutes of newly-discovered never-bootlegged footage of Ozzy and Randy from the "Blizzard of Ozz" tour shot from the front of the stage at New York's fabled Palladium on May 2, 1981. This new feature is a must-see for aficionados of Ozzy's epic release "Blizzard of Ozz" and its pivotal effect on rock and roll history.
Here's a video clip of Sharon and Jack Osbourne at the Los Angeles reception for the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday, March 21 at W Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California. "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne" (formerly "Wreckage Of My Past"), the much-anticipated "intimate" documentary that delves deep into the life of heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne, will be shown at the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 20 to May 1 in New York City. "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne" will be the first release from Jacko Productions, a company started by Ozzy's son Jack Osbourne.
Here's a couple of promos for the NHL's Washington Capitols. The first features Ozzy, Pat Sajak (Wheel of Fortune), David Gregory (NBC's "Meet The Press) and comedian Tom Green. The second is all about Ozzy for Comcast Sports Net and uses his track "Let Me Hear You Scream". The Capitols are getting ready to see just how far they can go this year in the NHL playoffs:
It has been found! The “Lost” and never-before-seen video of Steel Panther performing Journey's 'Don't Stop Believing' at Wembley Arena (2010) has been recovered:
Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexi Foxxx and Stix Zadinia bring it like always! The boys continue their regular gigs at The House of Blues in Hollywood on the Sunset Strip and House of Blues Las Vegas, as well as the regular gigs at The Green Valley Ranch in Vegas. Look for them to rock the range at "Rock On the Range" in Columbus, Ohio on May 20th!
Had to add the boys bullshittin' on stage! Love that bic razor! Hilarious!
Rob Zombie wants you to get all jacked up on caffeine and jab pins into his voodoo dolls. Does that mean you're a fan or not?
The official Rob Zombie "Voodoo Doll" stands approximately 10 inches tall, includes six skeleton pins, and comes packaged in its own coffin box.
Rob Zombie Voodoo Doll
Get some of Rob's "Hellbilly Brew." The rocker and filmmaker's first two blends, French Roast Organic and Peru Organic, are available in one-pound bags for $13.99 each (plus shipping and handling).
Rob Zombie Coffee
One of the better-known Iron Maiden fan sites, MaidenCroatia.com, proudly presents a book by Stipe Juras, one of their founding members and a long-time music journalist and writer, which describes, for the first time in history, the life of the legendary metal musician and Iron Maiden founder Steve Harris. The book is called "Steve Harris - The Clairvoyant" and has just been released in English and Croatian, and a Portuguese edition is being prepared for the Brazilian and Portuguese markets (tentatively due in August).
The official book description:
This is the story of Steve Harris, bass player and founder of IRON MAIDEN, told from memories and anecdotes of his fans, friends, associates and family, a warm and intriguing story of a man who boldly followed his vision. It isn't a biography in the classical sense; it doesn't follow Steve's life chronologically, it's more of an account about him from the perspectives of all the interviewees.
"Steve Harris - The Clairvoyant" is available for order on the author's web site via PayPal. It can be shipped worldwide. A special 55-copy series, titled the "Birthday Edition," celebrating Steve Harris' 55th birthday was sold out in a matter of days, but the author plans to sell exactly 666 hardcover copies of the so-called "Number of the Beast" edition, containing a bonus CD with audio interviews with DJ Neal Kay, the person who helped MAIDEN make their way to stardom, and Dave Lights, their legendary lighting designer from the '80s. The book is 300 pages long, A5 format.
Some of the people who were interviewed for the book are Dean Karr, Keith Wilfort, Paul Di'Anno, Dennis Stratton, Clive Burr, Neal Kay, Markus Grosskopf, Blaze Bayley, Mike Kemp, Lauren Harris, Paul Anthony Quinn, Slaven Bilic (ex-West Ham player and Croatian football team coach), and many more. The first copies of the book have just been shipped and already some of the people on the official IRON MAIDEN board were more than thrilled with what they have read.
Stipe Juras isn't planning this to be the only book — he has already announced his plans to write similar books on every Maiden member. His next book, "Stranger In A Strange Land", which deals with the life and career of Adrian Smith, will be available for pre-order from December 2011.
Right now, author is in negotiating process with U.S. agents for issuing book on U.S. and Canada market on paperback version. This, hardcover version with bonus CD is strictly limited to 666 copies and will never be reprinted in same format.
Order the book here:
Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) recently entered a Los Angeles studio with his new, young, virtuosic guitarist Nick Sterling and producer Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Atreyu, Filter) to record Bach's next CD, due this summer on Frontiers Records.
In two different Facebook postings dated March 23, Bach writes, "Recording continues today! We are into the vocals now and everything is sounding great! We are making sure that the CD is energetic, powerful, cool, heavy, melodic, and rocking like a sonofabitch.
"I hate to make comparisons, but I swear the song Nick Sterling is cutting right now is like a cross between Rage Against The Machine and The Who, with a little Black Sabbath thrown in for good measure. Guitar wizardry is underway."
Bach previously stated about his new solo material, "This CD will follow along the lines of 'Skid Row', 'Slave To The Grind', 'Subhuman Race' and 'Angel Down'. If you like rockin' guitar riffs, high-energy songs and performances, deadly drums of doom, and ear-shattering screams, we got your rock right here!" He also described the songs as "heavy, interesting, classic sounding, modern sounding, completely rock 'n' roll — just how we like it!"
Sebastian Bach and his band will be playing a few show in May:
May 12 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
May 13 - Mulchay's - Wantaugh, NY
May 14 - M3 Rock Festival - Columbia, MD
May 28 - Rocklahoma - Pryor, OK
Here's a studio update from Seb and Nick in the California sun:
Here's some pictures from the studio:
Sebastian Bach studio pics