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Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC and Iron Maiden Rumored To Headline This Year’s POWER TRIP Festival

AC/DCMETALLICAIRON MAIDEN and OZZY OSBOURNEare the rumored headliners for the 2023 edition of the Power Trip festival. Also expected to appear at the event is TOOL.

According to The Scenestar, the Goldenvoice-produced three-day festival will take place Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 8 at the Empire Polo Club In Indio, California and will “feature legendary rock heavy performers from the 1970s and 1980s.”

The full festival lineup and further details will be officially revealed on Thursday, March 30, at 7 a.m.

Earlier today, AC/DCMETALLICAIRON MAIDENOZZY OSBOURNE and TOOL all shared a similar teaser videos for this week’s announcement, with the logos of the five bands featured in each respective clip.

METALLICA previously performed at the Empire Polo Grounds in 2011 as part of the West Coast installment of the “Big Four” event, also featuring ANTHRAX, MEGADETH and SLAYER.

The similarly named Desert Tripfestival was held in 2016 and featured performances by THE ROLLING STONESBob DylanPaul McCartneyNeil YoungRoger Waters and THE WHO. That event was reportedly the single most lucrative music festival in American history, having grossed $160 million.

Passes for this year’s Power Trip will go on sale next week.

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It would seem that despite his best efforts through numerous surgeries, treatments and rehab, the crippling injuries sustained from an accident Ozzy was in four years ago has proven to take a great toll on his health and recovery. The rocker can no longer tour extensively as he’s rendered too physically weak.

The legendary Black Sabbath frontman, now 74, can no longer do the miles, though his singing voice is “fine.”

“This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans,” he writes on social media. “As you may all know, four years ago, this month, I had a major accident, where I damaged my spine.”

After three operations, stem cell surgeries, cutting-edge procedures and grueling therapy sessions, Ozzy admits he’s “not physically capable” of completing his upcoming European/U.K. tour dates, “as I know I couldn’t deal with the travel required.

“Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way. My team is currently coming up with ideas for where I will be able to perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country.”

With his concession, Ozzy calls time on his No More Tours 2 final tour of the U.K. and Europe, which had been pushed back due to his health issues and COVID.

Though it’s the end of the road for the legendary British rocker, he hasn’t ruled out performing, so long as travel isn’t required.

“My team is currently coming up with ideas for where I will be able to perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country.

His injury dates back to 2019, when the singer, who is also battling Parkinson’s disease, had surgery to repair an older injury he sustained during a 2003 ATV accident. A fall at home in 2019 complicated matters by dislodging metal rods surgically implanted in Ozzy’s body after the ATV accident, resulting in 15 screws being placed in his back.

Last year, he went under the knife for a vitally important procedure that wife/manager Sharon Osbourne said could determine his future.

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This year’s Ozzfest will be a virtual event. Ozzy Osbourne will be headlining and legendary punk-metal band MOTÖRHEAD who’ve been absent since frontman Lemmy Kilmister died back in 2015, will be performing.

After announcing last month that the once-annual event will be returning at the Metaverse Music Festival in the Decentraland virtual world from November 10th-13th, the lineup has now been formally revealed. Ozzfest 2022 will have sets by Megadeth, Black Label Society, Skid Row, and Britof.

Decentraland, the world’s largest user-owned and operated virtual social world, has announced the sophomore edition of Metaverse Music Festival(MVMF),including confirmed talent, new types of metaverse experiences, and more. This year, MVMF returns bigger and bolder from November 10-13 with 100 confirmed artists (more to come) across uniquely curated community genre stages, and with newly-created, Web3-enabled, immersive music experiences. Presented by digital asset platform Kraken, MVMF is free for all to attend, no VR, ticket or headset required.


Ozzy Osbourne, NOTHING FEELS RIGHT Featuring Zakk Wylde

Ozzy Osbourne has released the third installment, “Nothing Feels Right”, from his new album Patient Number 9 which will arrive this Friday, September 9 and features his longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde.

Its a soulful ballad thats reminiscent of 80’s Ozzy meets Black Sabbath. The song is somber poetry of deep inner vision. It speaks volume’s of what Ozzy has been living with the past few years written in cryptic lyrics.

Ozzy has since undergone major surgery and is in hight spirits and is doing quite well. He and his wife Sharon are moving back to the UK and will begin production on a new BBC reality show Home To Roost. Ozzy will also be performing at halftime of the Los Angeles Rams season opener on Thursday, September 8 at SoFi Stadium. The performance comes on the eve of the release of Osbourne’s new PATIENT NUMBER 9 album out September 9 on Epic.

Ozzy will be at a special in-store appearance and signing at Fingerprints Music in Long Beach, California on Saturday, September 10, the day after the LP’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.

Lyrics For Nothing Feels Right

Count the seconds, catch my breath
Feelings come and go again
Count my blessings, hope they hear me too, too
Trapped inside this spider web
Scared of life and scared of death
Trapped inside these walls I built of doom, doomWon’t you let me, won’t you let me through? (Ah-ah-ah-ah)
Don’t regret me even when I doI’ve been calling out for someone
Mouth around the gun
Nothing feels right
Nothing feels right
All the pain gets trapped in my lungs
Drowning in my blood
Nothing feels right
Nothing feels right

01. “Patient Number 9” (feat. Jeff Beck)
02. “Immortal” (feat. Mike McCready)
03. “Parasite” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
04. “No Escape From Now” (feat. Tony Iommi)
05. “One Of Those Days” (feat. Eric Clapton)
06. “A Thousand Shades” (feat. Jeff Beck)
07. “Mr. Darkness” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
08. “Nothing Feels Right” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
09. “Evil Shuffle” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
10. “Degradation Rules” (feat. Tony Iommi)
11. “Dead And Gone”
12. “God Only Knows”
13. “Darkside Blues”

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Ozzy And Sharon Osbourne Return To Reality

Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon OsbourneJON KOPALOFF/GETTY IMAGES

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne will be in their own UK reality show, “Coming Home To Roost’ 20 years after they and their family left the U.K. for Hollywood. They will produce ten half-hour episodes for BBC. The show will document Ozzy and Sharon’s journey home alongside Kelly and Jack’s efforts to support them, as the couple attempt to re-start their lives in rural Buckinghamshire.

The series will take in Sharon’s 70th birthday, Kelly’s soon-to-be-born baby, Ozzy’s tour and the move back to Britain, according to the producers.

“I’m delighted that the Osbournes will be sharing this next chapter in their lives with BBC viewers in what promises to be a funny, moving and honest insight into their new life in the U.K.,” Clare Sillery, head of commissioning, documentaries, said in a statement. 

The original MTV reality series “The Osbournes “ with rocker Ozzy and his wife/manager and their children — helped to launch the Hollywood careers of Sharon, Jack and Kelly.


British Politicians Urge The Queen To Honour Black Sabbath for Their Services To Metal

Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi played together for the first time since 2017, at the Alexander Stadium

A group of Birmingham MPs are calling for Black Sabbath to be honoured for their services to music.

They have written to the Queen asking for her “immediate attention.”

Black Sabbath was formed in 1968 by vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward and bassist Geezer Butler.

The singer and lead guitarist made a surprise appearance together at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony. Iommi and Osbourne performed their classic hit Paranoid, for the first time together since 2017.

An honorary bench sits on Black Sabbath Bridge over the canal in Broad Street, Birmingham

Signatories to the letter from the cross-bench group of MPs also include the Labour leader of Birmingham City Council, Ian Ward, and deputy leader Brigid Jones.

Khalid Mahmood, Labour MP for Birmingham Perry Barr, has also started a petition calling for the band to be recognised for their services to music and the city of Birmingham.


Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Reunite on ‘Degradation Rules’

Two of Black Sabbath’s alumni, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi — have reunited for “Degradation Rules.” The track features Iommi’s signature doom riffs while the Prince of Darkness sings about “asphyxiation, masturbation, degradation rules” and even plays a little harmonica. The track will appear on the upcoming album, Patient Number 9, due Sept. 9. The LP’s title track, featuring a guest appearance by legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, was made available last month. Artist and comic book creator Todd McFarlane directed the music video for the song.

Track Listing:

01. Patient Number 9 (feat. Jeff Beck)
02. Immortal (feat. Mike McCready)
03. Parasite (feat. Zakk Wylde)
04. No Escape From Now (feat. Tony Iommi)
05. One Of Those Days (feat. Eric Clapton)
06. A Thousand Shades (feat. Jeff Beck)
07. Mr. Darkness (feat. Zakk Wylde)
08. Nothing Feels Right (feat. Zakk Wylde)
09. Evil Shuffle (feat. Zakk Wylde)
10. Degradation Rules (feat. Tony Iommi)
11. Dead And Gone
12. God Only Knows
13. Darkside Blues

“The song is about a mental institution,” Ozzy said in an interview with Sirius XM. In the track, Osbourne sings: “When they call your name, better run and hide / Tell you you’re insane, you believe their lies / I’m not getting out, no I’m not getting out alive / I’m not getting out, ’cause I’m patient number 9.”

Regarding Beck‘s contribution to the song, Ozzy said: “Having someone like Jeff Beck play on my album is just incredible, a total honor. There’s no other guitar player that plays like him and his solo on ‘Patient Number 9’ is just jaw-dropping.”

As for his renewed collaboration with Iommi, Ozzy said: “It was really great working with Tony. He’s the riff master. No one can touch him in that respect. I only wish we had these songs for BLACK SABBATH‘s ’13’ album.”