The Press Release:
Prior to his appearance at this SAN DIEGO COMIC CONVENTION (Comic-Con International), a 25-foot giant OZZY OSBOURNE inflatable designed by Todd McFarlane will be raised today (Wednesday, July 20) in the shadow of the San Diego Convention Center welcoming attendees to the iconic event.
Meanwhile, OZZY OSBOURNE and Todd McFarlane have confirmed the details for their SAN DIEGO COMIC CONVENTION (Comic-Con International) signing. The two will first reveal the cover artwork for the limited-edition special McFarlane-designed comic book (that is available in some of the special edition album packages) before signing a poster of the McFarlane album artwork, Friday, July 22 from 12:00-2:00 PM at the Stern Pinball/Rebellion Republic (Booth #3721) on the main floor of the convention. Details for Comic Con badge holders to register for a wristband for the signing are here.
In addition, a limited-edition convention exclusive blue smoke vinyl variant of PATIENT NUMBER 9 with McFarlane artwork will also be available for pre-order exclusively on site at Comic-Con with a few copies also available here as of today (July 20). As previously announced, McFarlane and Jason Shawn Alexander created a limited-edition cover variant of OSBOURNE’s new PATIENT NUMBER 9 (out September 9 on Epic) [image below]. An OZZY convention exclusive T-shirt will only be sold onsite to attendees at the Stern Pinball/Rebellion Republic Booth throughout the weekend (while supplies last).
This marks the latest collaboration with Grammy winner and multiple Grammy nominee McFarlane who recently directed the video for OZZY’s new single “Patient Number 9”). Other pre-order options of PATIENT NUMBER 9 include a special limited-edition black vinyl album with the McFarlane artwork and comic book and the standard version of PATIENT NUMBER 9, both of which can also be pre-ordered here.
PATIENT NUMBER 9 is Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OSBOURNE’s new album and the first since his critically acclaimed, worldwide, chart-topping 2020 ORDINARY MAN release. Produced by Andrew Watt (who handled the same duties on ORDINARY MAN), the new album marks OSBOURNE’s 13th solo studio album. It’s heavy, it’s hard-hitting, it’s historic–it’s everything you’d want from an OZZY OSBOURNE record and maybe more. Working with producer Watt for the second time, OZZY welcomed a dynamic A-list featured guests. For the first time ever, Black Sabbath co-founder, guitarist, and riff-master Tony Iommi appears on an OZZY solo album. The record also boasts guitarists Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, and longstanding righthand man and six-string beast Zakk Wylde who plays on the majority of the tracks. For the bulk of the album, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers held down drums, while the late Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters appears on three songs. Old friend and one-time OZZY band member Robert Trujillo of Metallica plays bass on most of the album’s tracks, with Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses and Chris Chaney of Jane’s Addiction supplying bass on a few songs.
The album’s first single “Patient Number 9” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Hot Hard Rock Songs” chart and also tops the “Hard Rock Digital Song Sales” charts.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: At the risk of my repeating myself, I need to repeat myself and make minor changes to reflect the most updated thoughts. Like most of the Metal fans of the world, we LOVE Ozzy Osbourne and as most of our readers of this website know, we LOVE Comic Conventions but have never been the to San Diego one before. We regularly attend the also famed New York Comic Con and think that this special appearance combined with the talents of the great Todd McFarlane is going to be something that the Rocker attendees of the convention will be talking about for a long time. The not too recent LP Collecting craze is going to find people piled up for that special edition while the t-shirt collectors will want that special edition. I kinda want that myself and don’t think that I have a single Ozzy Osbourne t-shirt in my collection of such things. What do you readers think about this announcement? Are you planning on attending this massive media event and if you are do you think you’ll be looking to grab one of these limited-edition album cover variants? Chime in down below in the comment section and we hope you have a good, but safe time if you are heading there. See you next time.