Ozzy Osbourne

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Heavy Metal Movies

    Heavy metal music's influence on our modern culture can't be denied. This time, instead of focusing on songs, albums, or the bands themselves, we decided to change the perspective a bit, and instead delve into world of cinema. There are tons of documentaries about heavy metal music and culture, from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Pop Critic Ben Wener Finally Leaves The Register : Our One-Sentence Goodbye Note

    [Editor's Note: These are some last words to Ben Wener, the pop critic and music editor for the OC Register, who announced he is leaving his post this week. In honor of his lengthy compound sentence structure (lovingly dubbed "sentegraphs" by former music editor Albert Ching, we've done him one bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Last Shot: Fatigue 1 Andrew 0

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Everybody's Heard About the Bird: The Sandpiper, Ozzy Osbourne and Marele

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our weekly nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read as our bold web editor, Taylor "Hellcat" Hamby, stumbles into the dive bar scene every week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Top 10 Creepiest Black Sabbath Songs

    When it comes to the history of head-banging heavy metal, there is no doubt that it was created by the one and only Black Sabbath. Formed in 1968 initially as a blues band, in Birmingham, England, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne and drummer Bill Ward invented metal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, August 26th G-Eazy The Observatory Oakland rapper G-Eazy is coming down south to his home state with a show at the Observatory after a long string of high-profile gigs, including opening for Lil' Wayne and T.I. Rocking his greaser haircut and signature doo-wop flow, G-Eazy is opening up his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Zakk Wylde Once Went 77 Days On Tour Without Brushing His Teeth or Showering

    Zakk Wylde's gut punching distortion and furious guitar solos have caused plenty of irreparable damage to our ear drums in the name of metal since his days touring with Ozzy Osbourne. Even after the heyday of old-school metal, his riffs remain savage, his leather jacket game always on point. These d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    The Five Worst British Import Bands

    ​ By: Gavin Cleaver While we might have done some wonderful things for y'all with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Radiohead, we have also sent you some terrible crimes against music. And while none of this really compares to Canada foisting Avril Lavigne and Nickleback on you, it's st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    10 Ways to Piss Off Your Bartender

    By: Rick GiordanoWhen I'm not raking in the millions writing for music blogs, I, much like many of my fellow artsy-fartsies and anti-professionals, have to earn my dough in the service industry. Working directly with customers in any job can be a trying and frustrating experience, and especially in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    The 25 Creepiest Heavy Metal Album Covers

    By: Jason RocheHalloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Top Five Classic "South Park" Musical Guests

    For 16 seasons now, "South Park" has been delighting viewers with its signature brand of absurdity, skewing any and everything in pop culture along the way. There's been quite a few music superstars immortalized on "South Park," some whose appearances were made without them even being consulted. Wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Muse Sued By Songwriter Who Claims 'The Resistance' Was His Idea

    See Also:*No Doubt is Taking Their Beef With Activision in Front of a Jury*Octomom Releases New Topless Album Cover for 'Sexy Party'*Courtney Love is Sued Again...Are You Surprised?There have been some ridiculous lawsuits involving musicians-- Ozzy Osbourne being sued for allegedly influencing a tee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    25 gorgeous GIFs From Lollapalooza 2012

     BY REED FISCHER See Also*Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You*Top Five Memorable Bands From This Year's Lollapalooza*Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather ConditionsReady for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Jack Osbourne Shadows Black Star Canyon Myth

    It's unclear if hanging out in the pitch black in the Santa Ana Mountains is a way of treating a multiple sclerosis diagnosis, but Jack Osbourne did just that in his reality show role on Syfy's Haunted Highway.The son of Ozzy (and new proud papa himself) donned night goggles to join partner Dana Wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    NAMM and the Zakk Wylde Roast at the Grove of Anaheim

    ​Have you ever felt overwhelmed stepping into a Guitar Center? A bombardment of guitar squeals, bass thumps, and misplayed notes on keyboards usually hit you all at once overwhelming you auditory canals. Going to NAMM is the like walking into a Guitar Center cranked up to eleven. Thousands of boot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Johnny Ramone's Autobio to be Released, Eight Years Later (Plus, Five Other Essential Rock Bios)

    ​Yesterday, news of the long-awaited Johnny Ramone autobiography finally broke and is scheduled to be released this spring. It's hard to believe, but Johnny died in September 2004 and somehow his memoirs are being released now. It should be interesting to read what the iconic guitar's true thought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Last Night: Green Day at the Tiki Bar

    Remember way back when. . . ​Green DayAugust 11, 2011Tiki Bar Click here to see some images from outside Tiki Bar that night.I'm not gonna lie: I (shamelessly) tried every route possible to get into last night's ultra intimate, ultra special Green Day show at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa. I emailed ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2011


    Galaxy Concert Theater

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    May 19, 2011

    Lita Ford

    Galaxy Concert Theatre

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Five Music Biopics We'd Like To See

    ​ Over the last decade, Hollywood has pumped out an increasing number of music biopics, treating us to everything from enjoyable theatrical hits (8 Mile) to wobbly, tear-jerking cable duds (Take Me Home: The John Denver Story). With Jeff Buckley, Sam Cooke and Clash movies in the works and rumor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Five Lame Causes Embraced By Musicians

    ​ Last week, Queen guitarist Brian May interrupted a performance of his musical We Will Rock You to denounce the Welsh government's plan to reduce its badger population. Audience members were not only puzzled by May's lousy timing, but his passionate support of the badger, a sort of white trash w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Ozzy Named 'Ambassador,' Bats Cry Foul

    ​On April 16, the annual Record Store Day event will be hosted by independent record stores to recognize great music and the artists who play it. Ozzy Osbourne was named 2011's Record Store Day Ambassador, following in the footsteps of such honorees as Jesse Hughes from Eagles of Death Metal in 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Everybody Must Get Stoned: The Six Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

    EPA/The Independent​In honor of Aaron Carter getting out of rehab (who, by the way, looks like absolute shit), we wondered, "Hey, just who were the most fucked-up rockers ever?" Yes, there are some very deserving people not here (David Crosby, Station to Station--era Bowie, Iggy Pop, Fleetwood Mac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Ozzy Osbourne at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Ozzy OsbourneFebruary 1, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterClick here to see the slideshow!Ozzy Osbourne has been labeled many things throughout his storied career. Some of the tags include legend, icon, the prince of darkness, and the godfather of metal. One characteristic that is o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Orange Bits: Ozzy Osbourne, Barrett Johnson, Rye Douglas

    John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyOzzy at Barnes & Noble in Huntington Beach, back in February '09.​Sorry to leave you hanging for two Fridays, but Orange Bits--our weekly round up of all the OC-related music news that wasn't in the Weekly--is back. Rejoice:

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Ozzy Osbourne Wants To Beat The Screaming World Record At The Dodgers Stadium​Tomorrow, Ozzy Osbourne will be at the Dodger Stadium, trying to get the crowd to attempt the loudest (and longest!) scream for the Guinness World Records. Of course, it will be during a game when the Dodgers are playing the Angels, so if you go, you'll not only get t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Dio Wasn't Always A "Satan Worshipper"​At 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, there will be a public memorial service for Ronnie James Dio at the Hall Of Liberty (Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles). For Dio's family, friends and fans, it will a chance to celebrate his life and music. (There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Free Ozzy Album For Ozzfest Ticket Buyers​Go to OZZfest, young man. Get a free album. That is, if you buy tickets before June 18 at Ozzy Osbourne's new album, Scream, will be made available to ticket holders the day before the album becomes available in stores. 

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Jay-Z Disses 'We Are the World' Remake, John Mayer to Direct Porn (?), Slash, Wayne Coyne

    Finally, someone--OK, someone famous and credible--has spoken up about the well-intentioned foolishness of remaking "We Are the World." Thanks Jay-Z!Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne has the coolest house in the whole wide world!"Vivid Entertainment offers John Mayer his 'dream' job to write porn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Ozzy Osbourne to Appear in Huntington Beach at a Book Signing (No, Really, We're Not Making This Shit Up)

    ​​Imagine walking into the Barnes & Noble at 7881 Edinger Ave. No. 110, Huntington Beach, and spotting the Prince of Fucking Darkness. Seeing Ozzy Osbourne in a book store is akin to watching your great aunt run around topless at Ozzfest. Shit like that just shouldn't happen. It's not health ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Our Deep Thoughts On BlizzCon

    Chris Victorio​Whew, that was interesting. We're back from two days at BlizzCon 2009, and are only a little geekily ashamed to admit that it was a good time. You wanna see pictures? Here's our slideshow, and here's our post with many, many overflow pictures.This just in (two days ago) from Twitter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Programming Note: We Goin' To BlizzCon!!

    Yep, I'm OC Weekly's man at BlizzCon, the annual two-day convention for Irvine-based computer gaming giant Blizzard Entertainment. It's at the Anaheim Convention Center. I've got some lovely memories of Blizzard's real-time strategy games, but you'll hear more of that with the coverage. For now, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Ozzy Osbourne to Close BlizzCon '09

    Apparently Ozzy Osbourne really liked doing this World of Warcraft commercial. He's going to be closing out this year's massively sold out BlizzCon '09, with a concert in Anaheim on August 22.

  • Music

    April 16, 2009
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    January 21, 2008

    Om, Lichens, Echoplex, January 20, 2008

    Lichens (Chicago guitarist/vocalist Robert Lowe) has balls. Before a crowd of metal heads who wanted to rock the fuck out on cochlea-threatening volume and controlled bombast, he began his set with field recordings of birdsong, while seated off to the left side of the stage. You could sense he was s ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Dio Vs. Ozzy Vs. . . . Lordi Cola?

    Ozzfest is free this year, but there's still doom for improvement

  • Music

    June 14, 2007


    Rhino Records

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Get Out!

    Special Summer Festival Edition: You are the star!

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Voodoo Boogie

    Eagles of Death Metal: Anointed by the spirits of rock & roll

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Faceless Shreds, Secret Sorrow

    Buckethead returns from the mountaintop

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    Library Music

    Plugging the holes in your record collection with . . .
    Pentagram, First Daze Here (2002, Relapse)

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    September 22, 2005
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    August 25, 2005
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    May 19, 2005
  • Music

    July 29, 2004

    Into the Void

    A psychonauts guide to Black Sabbath

  • Features

    October 30, 2003

    Killing Them Loudly

    When Tributes Attack

  • Music

    May 31, 2001

    Fire In the Hole

    Betty Blowtorch give up the poop talk

  • Columns

    January 18, 2001


    O art, where art thou?

  • Film

    December 28, 2000

    Eat Extreme Shit!

    Crusty Demons: Minimalism at its finest

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    July 1, 1999

    Keep Your Shirt On

    We get Lit at the Weenie Roast

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