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Ozzy Osbourne & Tony Iommi Close The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

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The 2022 Edition of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games ended yesterday and as a part of the grandiose closing celebration there was a surprise appearance by Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi. This would be the first appearance by Ozzy on the live stage in about three years. The pair were joined by Tommy Clufetos on drums and Adam Wakeman on bass.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: What more can I add to this? I really don’t think there is a whole lot of discourse to add outside of how awesome it was to see two legendary members of Black Sabbath jamming out to one of their most classic of numbers “Paranoid”. According to some reports they also did “Iron Man” but this was the only Official Video posted on the Black Sabbath YouTube Channel. Everyone sounded great and the two legends were smiling back and forth during the song which had to send satisfying waves through the screen of those watching it like this and for sure to those who were witnessing this in person. I doubt we shall see one more go round for Sabbath in the touring sense but after these pandemic times and the way that the world is turning I surely wouldn’t mind it. What say you all? Chime in down below in the comments and I will see you again soon.


Recap Of Ozzy Osbourne’s Historic Appearance @ San Diego Comic-Con 2022

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The Press Release:
OZZY OSBOURNE made his SDCC debut this past Friday (July 22) setting a record for the largest signing of the year on the convention room floor (with fans lined up for hours) at the annual event when he teamed up with collaborator Todd McFarlane at the Stern Pinball/Rebellion Republic booth at the sold-out convention. Prior to the signing, the two revealed the artwork for the McFarlane-designed comic book (available in limited edition album packages, with details on all pre-orders here) before signing a poster of the McFarlane album artwork.

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Pictured left to right: Todd McFarlane, Ozzy Osbourne, Photo credit: Hannah Verbeuren
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Guitarist Steve Morse Steps Down From Deep Purple After More Than 25 Year Tenure

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The Statement:
Deep Purple announces that Steve Morse will be stepping back from the band, having been its guitarist for more than a quarter of a century.
Steve’s personal circumstances have made it impossible for him to commit to the band’s schedule throughout 2022 and beyond. A few months ago, Steve openly shared with the band´s fans the sad fact that his wife, Janine, is battling cancer and, in his own words, “I simply must be there with her.”

Since joining the band in 1994, Steve has written and recorded eight studio albums with the band: “Purpendicular”, “Abandon”, “Bananas”, “Rapture of the Deep”, “Now What?!”, “Infinite”, “Whoosh!”, “Turning to Crime”
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San Diego Comic-Con 2022 Begins Today!!!

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Hey my friends, I am going to start off by saying how jealous I am of you West Coast readers who are into the Pop Culture geek stuff we keep posting about because the Comic-Con International: San Diego begins today and we wish that we were going to one of the biggest media events of the year. If you’re like myself, its most likely that you will be in attendance and I cannot wait to see everyone’s posts on YouTube and Instagram and the others. Though we are not attending, PiercingMetal has been helping to share the announcements about the convention with posts about Ozzy Osbourne, Marvel and Image Comics along with some other coolness so please be sure to click that hyperlinked text to be in the know if you missed those posts when they first went live. You can also click the San Diego Comic-Con 2022 tag to be assured you didn’t miss a single post. One of the reasons I’m sad to not be a participant is because this is the return to being an in-person happening after a couple of years of pandemic absence.
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25′ Inflatable Ozzy Osbourne To Welcome San Diego Comic-Con Attendees

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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.

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Photo by Daniel Knighton

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