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Ozzy Osbourne Premieres First Of Three-Part “Patient Number 9” Video Series

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The Press Release:
Following the release of his much-anticipated PATIENT NUMBER 9, OZZY OSBOURNE is providing an inside look into the making of the album with a three-clip video series featuring interviews and in-studio clips with some of featured performers. Set to debut this Friday at 11:00 AM (ET)/8:00 AM (PT) and for the next two consecutive Fridays, the series includes exclusive interviews with OZZY and the album’s producer Andrew Watt. Sharon Osbourne, Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), OZZY’s longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde, Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) and Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) also offer insight into the making of the album. The series was created and produced by Jack Osbourne with interviews conducted by renowned British journalist Phil Alexander. Watch the first one below.


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Ozzy Osbourne Confirms “Patient Number 9” Signing @ Fingerprints, Long Beach CA on 9/10/2022

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The Press Release:
To celebrate his new PATIENT NUMBER 9 album (out September 9 on Epic), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has confirmed a special in-store appearance and signing at Fingerprints in Long Beach, California on Saturday, September 10, the day after the album’s release. Attendees will need to pre-order a copy of PATIENT NUMBER 9 to attend the event as OZZY will only be signing copies of the new album. In order to sign as many copies as possible, the new album will be the only item signed. Masks will be required for all attendees and no photos with OZZY will be permitted. Click HERE to reserve your copy.

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Nuclear Blast Records Signs Poland’s Behemoth

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The Press Release:
BEHEMOTH – arguably the biggest extreme metal band in the world – have extended and expanded their contract with Nuclear Blast, who will now distribute the group’s music worldwide outside of their home country. The group originally signed with Nuclear Blast Europe prior to the release of 2009’s Evangelion, but their forthcoming album – which is tentatively set for a Fall 2021 release – will be their first to be released by the label outside of the Old Continent.

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Formed in 1991 by then-teenage guitarist/vocalist Adam “Nergal” Darski, BEHEMOTH shattered the glass ceiling of the European metal underground thanks to a combination of aggressive worldwide touring, fiery and theatrical live performances, visually captivating music videos and unwaveringly intense music. Albums such as Decibel Magazine Hall of Fame inductee Demigod (2005) and 2014’s The Satanist – hailed by Metal Hammer as the greatest extreme metal album of the 21st Century, and one of two BEHEMOTH records to achieve gold-certified status in Poland – pushed blasphemous blackened death metal to heights previously thought unattainable. Those releases provided the group with no shortage of fierce ammunition to conquer all audiences in its path, whether in support of childhood heroes such as OZZY OSBOURNE, SLAYER and DANZIG; on some of metal’s biggest festival stages around the globe; or more recently, in European arenas alongside fellow subversives SLIPKNOT.
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Yoshikimono Appears At Tokyo National Museum This Summer With Modern Designs

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Konichiwa my Friends and welcome back to a very busy Wednesday of things to share with you. With this one, I was torn because its a fashion item that might be better served over on “The Chronicles” website but it features the great Yoshiki who is always someone we like to talk about here on PiercingMetal. The last time I discussed his “Yoshikimono”, it was indeed on “The Chronicles” in an article you can examine HERE. This time I’ve posted the news here because it had a healthy dose of geek to it as well. Enjoy.

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The Press Release:
From June 30th to August 23rd, the Tokyo National Museum’s special “KIMONO” exhibition will include “Yoshikimono” designs from the Japanese superstar YOSHIKI.

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Yoshiki’s “Yoshikimono” – Photo by Resonance Media

The KIMONO exhibition displays around 300 pieces, including kimonos worn by prominent historical figures like Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu, as well as kimonos personally designed by YOSHIKI. This exhibition of unprecedented scale offers a comprehensive overview of kimonos spanning from the 12th century to the modern era, and also includes paintings of kimonos which are considered national treasures.
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Yoshiki Donates 10 Million Yen To Japan’s National Center for Global Health & Medicine

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The Press Release:
YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen (approx. $100,000) to the National Center for Global Health and Medicine through his 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.

The National Center for Global Health and Medicine researches infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases, including the coronavirus. The organization’s Center Hospital is the National Center’s only general hospital, and it has the largest number of accommodations for specified infectious diseases.

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Yoshiki @ Carnegie Hall (2017) by Ken Pierce for PiercingMetal.com

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