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Ozzy: #2 On NY Times Best Sellers List, Schedules In-Stores
February 18, 2010
Take what you thought was "rock and roll excess," double it, and you still would not be anywhere near the dizzying life of Ozzy Osbourne. Born into a life so poor that the entire family slept in one room, music was his salvation, and his band Black Sabbath went on to change the musical landscape forever. The inevitable sex and drugs came along with along with the rock and roll lifestyle, and Ozzy soon fell into an epic relationship with booze and chemicals.

The stories of Ozzy's days on the road are now those of legend - biting the head off of a live bat, the tragic plane crash that took the life of his best friend and writing partner - but few know about the real heartbreak he suffered during those days of hard living. I AM OZZY (Grand Central Publishing Hardcover; $26.99; January 25, 2010) is the heavy metal pioneer's unbelievable story told, for the first time, in Ozzy's hilarious, witty, and inimitable voice. In the end it was love that saved him: the love of his wife Sharon and kids Aimee, Kelly, and Jack.

I AM OZZY: Updated Tour Events:

February 18
6521 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV
6:30pm to 8:30pm

February 19
7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA
6:30pm - 8:30pm

February 20
6428 S. McClintock Drive
Tempe, AZ

February 21
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA
1:00pm - 3:00pm

February 26
12405 N. Kendall Drive
Miami, FL
6:00pm - 8:00pm

February 27
7700 West Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX
2:00pm - 4:00pm

About the Author:
Ozzy Osbourne was born in Aston, Birmingham, in 1948. He has sold over a hundred million records both with Black Sabbath and as an award-winning solo artist. He has five children and lives with his wife, Sharon, in California and Buckinghamshire.

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Ozzy Talks Ozzfest With Sirius XM Liquid Metal's Jose Mangin
January 30, 2010
The one and only legendary Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne talks about the return of Ozzfest with SIRIUS XM Liquid Metals Jose Mangin. In case you missed it, you can hear the entire interview on Liquid Metal on Saturday 1/30 at 1 am and 4 pm, and Sunday 1/31 at 9 pm. All times Eastern. For more information go to http://www.sirius.com/liquidmetal.

Also don't forget to check out Ozzys autobiography, I Am Ozzy, in book stores now.
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Converse Spring 2009 Ozzy Osbourne Rock Collection Info
March 16, 2009
With deep roots in music and rock & roll, Converse has collaborated with numerous artists that represent musical visionaries of the past, present and future. The Converse British Rock series maximizes the indelible imprints of each band on music and culture and the imagery that accompanied their rise. The series is designed for fans of each band as well as music fans of all types to rock in their own way. Info on the Ozzy collection is available below.

Ozzy Osbourne:
As one of the key instigators of the Heavy Metal genre, Ozzy inspired generations of fist-pumping rockers. Osbourne’s career began with England’s pioneering Black Sabbath. He soon created his own enthralling brand of onstage madness that transformed him from an eccentric character into a musical icon.

The high-top versions of the Chuck Taylor All Star shoes in this collection include Ozzy himself scrawled all over the upper in drawings representing an angel, the devil and is accented with the Ozzy logo emblazoned on the tongue. Shoes in this collection are now available nationwide at Journeys stores and online at the Journeys website.
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Ozzfest 2008 Details Announced
May 15, 2008
All eyes and ears will be on Dallas, Texas Saturday, August 9 as Ozzfest, the original and iconic hard rock festival, returns in 2008 as a one-day stadium spectacular that teams Ozzfest founder and namesake Ozzy Osbourne (in his only U.S. concert appearance this summer) with Metallica (marking their Ozzfest debut).

Produced by Sharon Osbourne and AEG Live, the all-day festival at Pizza Hut Park in hard music-loving Dallas will feature three stages of non-stop talent (with many Ozzfest alumni) and reliably twisted Ozzfest side attractions.

The full main stage lineup will also spotlight performances by Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Hellyeah, Jonathan Davis (Korn), Cavalera Conspiracy, Shadows Fall, Apocalyptica and In This Moment. Also scheduled on the main stage is a special all-star tribute to slain Pantera guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott. Second stage acts include Sevendust, Devildriver, Kingdom of Sorrow, Soilent Green, Witchcraft and Goatwhore. The Texas (third) Stage — “an homage to the many great metal bands that come from Texas,” says Sharon Osbourne--features The Sword, Drowning Pool, Rigor Mortis, The Destro, and Within Chaos.

Ozzy just finished an 11-month world tour so I think he deserves a summer off,” Sharon says about this year’s one-day Ozzfest. “We’re going to be a stadium destination festival for now--we have gone past doing the sheds every summer. We’ve given everyone else the blueprint and we have to keep evolving Ozzfest. This is just the beginning; AEG Live and I have a lot of new ideas for Ozzfest.”

This year’s dynamic line-up encompasses artists who’ve played Ozzfest before in different incarnations such as Serj Tankian (System of a Down); Jonathan Davis (Korn); Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul (Pantera) and Chad Gray (Mudvayne); Kingdom of Sorrow’s Jamie Jasta (Hatebreed) and Kirk Windstein (Down); and Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Sepultura) of Cavalera Conspiracy. Other Ozzfest graduates include Shadows Fall, Sevendust, Devildriver, Drowning Pool and In This Moment.

Ozzy has great relationships with all of the bands that have played Ozzfest,” says Sharon. “We’re the only real festival for harder edge bands and these artists have been very loyal to us--there is lots of love on this line-up.”

Tickets for this year’s Ozzfest will go on sale Saturday, May 31. For up-to-the-minute details go to www.Ozzfest.com.
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Don Was Interview With Ozzy Osbourne
May 8, 2008
Don Was, known for his producing work with the likes of Bob Dylan, Paul Westerberg, and The Rolling Stones among others, recently sat down with Ozzy Osbourne for a brand new episode of My Damn Channel's "Links"

Check out the video below.
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