The Press Release:
Following a Thanksgiving burglary of a variety of historical Randy Rhoads instruments and memorabilia, OZZY OSBOURNE is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction and/or return of the remaining missing items. The reward will be disbursed upon the return of all the missing items.
The Press Release:
Rock fans can now get an inside look at the SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE box set, the definitive vinyl collection of all of OZZY OSBOURNE’s original solo material (click HERE to see the contents). Due out Friday, November 29 on Sony Legacy, this set marks the first-ever all-vinyl collection of all the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter’s career music. Pre-order SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE here.
Here are the details of the SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE box set:
VINYL:173 songs total on 16 albums, each of which is 150-gram, hand-pressed multi-colored splatter vinyl, making each pressing unique. Many of the albums are previously unavailable or are currently out of print on vinyl. The collection also includes
Flippin’ The B Side, a new collection of non-album tracks, which has never been pressed to vinyl. In addition, Black Rain, Down to Earth and Scream have never been pressed in the U.S., while No More Tears was remastered from the original flat analog album masters and is offered as a two-LP set which will allow the album’s songs to be uncompressed for the very first time ever on vinyl. (Full list of albums is below.) Continue reading Ozzy Osbourne Reveals “See You On The Other Side” Definititive Boxed Set→
Thirty years ago today the Heavy Metal music scene lost one of its most inspiring and acclaimed guitar players. Yep, if you are old enough to remember this event happening, it has been thirty years since Randy Rhoads was killed in a tragic and altogether stupid, unnecessary accident. He was twenty five years old at the time of his death.
While I realize that I am dating myself, I will admit to the first time hearing Randy play was when I was turned onto the “Blizzard Of Ozz” album that had just come out. My Metal and Rock friends used to regularly convene at the local record shops and my neighborhood had two of them. We had Record Factory and the Little Record Store and while the first one was the larger supplier of stuff, the smaller shop always seemed to have the Metal stuff there a little earlier than the others. When you listened to Randy do what he could do on the guitar you were instantly floored. It was so good, and so interesting and for its time so very, very unique. It was another case of the musicians doing something that was not often done at this time, and we had experienced something similar only a few years ago when the first Van Halen album had come out. Continue reading Remembering Randy Rhoads: Thirty Years Gone (3/19/2012)→
Artist: Ozzy Osbourne Title: “Blizzard Of Ozz” (blasphemy edition) Label: Epic Records Release Date: 4/2/2002 Genre: Heavy Metal Rating: 1/5
Ozzy Osbourne’s “Blizzard Of Ozz” was originally released in 1981 in the USA and I remember the day that I got my hands on the original vinyl because it was such an incredible release and an album that would show that the singer’s best years were NOT behind him as many had thought. When this finally came out on CD I snared a copy and really enjoyed back in 1995 when a better quality edition came out as a “22 Bit Remaster” with a comprehensive booklet. The downside was that there was no bonus content but such things were not as commonplace as they are now and with this being the case I had to wonder as the new decade began where was the true remastered edition with bonus material, expanded notes and the whole nine? Then in 2002 this happened….. Continue reading “Blizzard Of Ozz” (Blasphemy Edition) by Ozzy Osbourne→