it’s ozzy night!and a new Pearl Jam Documentary by Cameron Crowe FRESH OZZY VIDEO “LET IT DIE.” OZZY SAYS NEW SABBATH ALBUM BEING TALKED ABOUT.
“Let It Die”, the new video from OZZY OSBOURNE, can be viewed below. The clip starts with Ozzy and his band recording the song in the studio and then jumps straight into an amazing live concert performance with insane fan footage.
“Let It Die” comes off Osbourne‘s latest album, “Scream”, which was re-released last October as an expanded two-CD version via Epic Records. This “Tour Edition” package features seven bonus songs: previously unreleased tracks and live recordings. Three of the songs — “One More Time” and “Jump The Moon”, plus the never-before-released “Hand of The Enemy” — are from the “Scream” sessions. The other four songs are live tracks — “Bark at the Moon”, “Let Me Hear You Scream” and “No More Tears”, as well as the BLACK SABBATH nugget “Fairies Wear Boots” — that were recorded last year in Folkestone and Birmingham in the U.K. The package also contains video content, including the Jonas Åkerlund-directed video for “Let Me Hear You Scream” and behind-the-scenes footage from the set of the video, along with footage documenting the making of the “Scream” album. Epic also issued a four-sided vinyl edition that includes five bonus tracks: the three aforementioned songs from the “Scream” sessions and the live version of “Let Me Hear You Scream”, along with the single version of “Life Won’t Wait” (the second single from “Scream”).
Ozzy Osbourne‘s 2011 dates include a special homage to his beloved friend and collaborator Randy Rhoads with nightly drawings whereby two VIP attendees will win a bottle of D’Argenzio Winery‘s 2005 Randy Rhoads Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County). The wine was produced as a special tribute to Randy by his sister, Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio. In addition, Ozzy‘s February 1 show in Los Angeles will feature a one-time Randy Rhoads VIP Wine Room open to those purchasing VIP packages to the show. Members of Rhoads‘ family will be on hand for the celebration, featuring a special space highlighted with Rhoads‘ photos and videos. This added VIP feature coincides with the debut of the highly anticipated Randy Rhoads Gibson Les Paul guitar. This one-of-a-kind RR VOS Les Paul will have a custom engraved brass plate on the back of the guitar with a special dedication from the Rhoads family. Proceeds from both the guitar and wine will be donated to the Randy Rhoads Charitable Trust fund.
To purchase the special limited release of the 2005 Randy Rhoads Cabernet Sauvignon, go to www.dargenziowine.com.
Details regarding a limited number of VIP packages are as follows:
* The “Ozzy Osbourne Meet-And- Greet Package” is limited to 30 tickets per show and amenities include: premium seating within the first three rows of the stage, meet-and-greet and personal photograph with Ozzy, VIP access to the exclusive pre-concert party hosted by MC Big Dave and a variety of Ozzy tour-related items.
* The “Ozzy Osbourne Possessed Party Package” — available to the first 200 buyers, it includes a ticket located within the first 10 rows of the stage, VIP access to the exclusive pre-concert party hosted by MC Big Dave and a variety of Ozzy tour-related items.
Ozzy Osbourne tells ABC News Radio that he and fellow original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward “are in the talking process” regarding a reunion which will include the recording of a new studio album. Osbourne stressed, however, that nothing is definite yet, in part because of the pressure the four of them will face if they make a new record. He said, “the problem that we have is that if we do an album and it’s anything less than where we left off, it’s gonna be a big anticlimax.”
BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler said in an interview with AOL‘s Noisecreep that while all four of the band’s original members are interested in taking part in a reunion, Ozzy Osbourne‘s current world solo tour will keep SABBATH on ice for the foreseeable future. Butler explained, “It’s not going to happen next year. Ozzy‘s on tour with his own band for the next year or whatever . . . I’m sure Ozzy will say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ every week for the next year while he’s on tour. It’s one thing to want to do something like that just before you go out to tour a record. You say, ‘Oh yeah, I’m gonna tour for the next five years.’ And then six weeks into it, you can’t wait to get home. So we’ll just see how he feels when he finishes his Ozzy Osbourne tour.”
This echoes remarks that Osbourne has made to The Pulse Of Radio about the chances of touring with SABBATH again. “You know what? I don’t want to say yes, and I don’t want to say no, because I’ve put my foot in my mouth so many times,” he said. “If it’s meant to happen, it will happen.”
Osbourne and Iommi recently amicably resolved their problems over the ownership of the BLACK SABBATH name and court proceedings in New York were discontinued.
The original SABBATH lineup of Ozzy, Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward has not toured together since the summer of 2005, and last convened for their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in early 2006.
In a 2010 interview with Sunday Mercury, Iommi said that he didn’t rule out another reunion with Osbourne. Following the death of singer Ronnie James Dio last May, with whom Iommi had been working in the SABBATH offshoot HEAVEN & HELL, Iommi told Sunday Mercury, “I spoke to Ozzy while I was in Los Angeles after Ronnie‘s funeral . . . Ozzy and I have a complicated relationship but we’ve always kept in touch, no matter what else might have been going on. Would I play with Ozzy again? Who knows? It’s weird with me and Ozzy.”
Iommi added, “There can be all sorts of shit going on but when we talk, it’s like nothing bad has ever happened.”
SABBATH did try to record a new album 12 years ago, their first since 1978, but abandoned the attempt after just a couple of songs.
Ozzy filed a lawsuit against Iommi in May 2009, claiming that Iommi illegally took sole ownership of the band’s name in a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Osbourne sued Iommi for a 50 percent interest in the “Black Sabbath” trademark, along with a portion of Iommi‘s profits from use of the name.
The Manhattan federal court suit also charged that Osbourne‘s “signature lead vocals” are largely responsible for the band’s “extraordinary success,” noting that its popularity plummeted during his absence from 1980 through 1996.
Lawyer Andrew DeVore argued that Osbourne signed away all his rights to the BLACK SABBATH trademark after he quit the band in 1979.
Osbourne‘s lawyer, Howard Shire, called that agreement a “red herring” that was “repudiated” when the singer rejoined in 1997 and took over “quality control” of the band’s merchandise, tours and recordings.
BLACK SABBATH “reunion” promotional photo (1999):
Crowe, a longtime friend of the band and director of movies like “Almost Famous” and “Jerry Maguire”, had PEARL JAM make a cameo appearance in his 1991 Seattle-set film “Singles”.
As for the rest of 2011, PEARL JAM will offer deluxe reissues of their second and third albums, 1993’s “Vs.” and 1994’s “Vitalogy”, featuring previously unheard bonus tracks, alternate takes, demos and live performances.
Then there is the first summer music festival ever put together by PEARL JAM itself. The two-day event will take place somewhere in the middle of the country and feature a number of bands, along with PEARL JAM headlining both nights.
Ament explained, “We’ve played enough festivals that we know what makes them exciting. We want to give people places to go that aren’t necessarily musical — second stages and all that kind of stuff. We’re asking our friends if they want to play a couple of shows with us.”
The bassist admits that in planning the 20th anniversary events, “we never even thought we’d last this long,” but added that PEARL JAM is not very interested in nostalgia, saying, “We’re ready to work on new songs and get excited about what’s ahead.”
Drummer Matt Cameron, who is the “newest” member of the band, told The Pulse Of Radio why he seized the chance to join in 1998 after his previous group, SOUNDGARDEN, broke up: “Oh, it was just a great opportunity with guys that I knew and I trusted and I really liked, and, you know, the fact that it was a band that was at the same level as SOUNDGARDEN when we had broken up was great, too,” he said. “I didn’t have to, like, start over, you know, in a van again, which was awesome. It was kind of a no-brainer, you know. Eddie‘s [Vedder, singer] such a great guy, Stone [Gossard, guitarist]… they’re all just real good people.”
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