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Ozzfest ‘97

Report and Interview by Edward Helmore, unpublished, 1997

THE UNEARTHLY NOISE that barrels over the pines and down Alpine Valley in rural Wisconsin last summer was a clear signal that the natural order ...

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Ozzy Osbourne Speaks! Part 1 (1991)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1991

In that inimitable Black Country accent, Ozzy talks about his background, musical roots and the birth and death of Black Sabbath. Drugs! Drink! Management Rip-Offs! It's all here.

File format: mp3 File size: 30.1mb Interview length: 43 minutes 55 seconds Sound quality: ***

Ozzy Osbourne Speaks! Part 2 (1991)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1991

Sacked by Sabbath, saved by Sharon, going solo: Ozzy tells all about the ups, the downs, the addiction and alcoholism.

File format: mp3 File size: 30.7mb Interview length: 44 minutes 47 seconds Sound quality: ***

Ozzy Osbourne (1997)

Interview by David Stubbs, Rock's Backpages Audio, October 1997

The Ozzmeister effs and blinds his way through subjects ranging from the death of Princess Diana to the myth of Sabbath's Satanism and the US religious backlash, via a detailed description of his substance abuse and much more.

File format: mp3; file size: 62.6mb, interview length: 1h 08' 22" sound quality: ****

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

Ozzy Osbourne: Beyond Black Sabbath

Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, December 1977

IN THE PAST Ozzy Osbourne has often over-dramatised the state of both his mental and physical health, but as he now relates his reasons for ...

Ozzy Osbourne: Insanities In Ten Cities

Report and Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, June 1981

NEW YORK'S Plaza Hotel is so posh you wouldn't be at all surprised to turn round and catch the Queen Mum sliding down the bannisters ...

Ozzy Osbourne: Blizzard Of Ozz (Jet)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, July 1981

THIS MAY be a little hard for Cliff Richard to take, but his fellow Xian, Ozzy Osbourne, has by now become the English Elvis Presley. ...

Ozzy Osbourne

Interview by David Gans, unpublished, January 1982

On the bus en route from Salt Lake City to Denver in the early morning hours of January 10, 1982 ...

Ozzy Osbourne: LA Sports Arena, Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, January 1982

ACT ONE Scene One: Outside, on the coldest night of the year, the wind is howling. But a noise more unearthly still emanates from the ...

Randy Rhoads: Requiem For Randy

Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, April 1982

The last interview by GARRY BUSHELL ...

Ozzy Osbourne: Talk Of The Devil (Jet) *****

Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, November 1982

EXACTLY HOW and why this extraordinary album came about is a mystery on a par with the Turin Shroud. I personally fancy it's Ozzy's way ...

Now It Can Be Told! I Was A Monk For Ozzy Osbourne!

Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, June 1984

My Secret Shame… By J. Kordosh ...

Ozzy Osbourne Drops The Bomb

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Creem, June 1986

SOME PEOPLE collect plastic airline coffee stirrers. Ozzy Osbourne collects scandals. Or rather scandal – unlike the South East London garbage service – collects Ozzy, ...

Ozzy Osbourne: A Very Excessive Man

Interview by David Quantick, New Musical Express, August 1986

The Road of Excess, said William Blake, leads to the Palace of Wisdom, but in OZZY OSBOURNE'S case it led to Castle Donington and endless ...

Ozzy Osbourne: I am Oz the Great and Terrible

Interview by Glenn O'Brien, Spin, September 1986

Everyone believes Ozzy Osbourne is the devil, the perfect scapegoat for hysteria and madness. "To be Ozzy Osbourne, you got to be special," he says. ...

Ozzy Osbourne: Big Oz I Love You

Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, May 1989

Why does MR OSBOURNE bite the heads off small animals? Ozzy can. Get it? Is Oz a fat geriatric bastard who'd be better off playing ...

The Ozzmosis of Ozzy Osbourne

Interview by Ben Thompson, Independent on Sunday, 1995

IT IS THE Winter of 1980-1. Black Sabbath are playing at the Hammersmith Odeon, for the first time without Ozzy Osbourne – widely regarded as ...

Ozz-Fest: California Screaming!

Report and Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, June 1997

The greatest show on earth has FEAR FACTORY, MANSON, TYPE O, MACHINE HEAD and COAL CHAMBER on one bill — and it's just destroyed America. This ...

Ozzy Osbourne: His Satanic Majesty Repents

Interview by David Stubbs, Uncut, December 1997

JOHN "OZZY" OSBOURNE, FORMER HELL raiser, outrageous roister-doister, Dark Lord of Metal and rough diamond geezer extraordinaire has sung much about death, visited it summarily ...

Ozzy Osbourne: The Godfather Of Metal Lands On The Good Foot

Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, June 1998

Nearly 30 Years After Founding Black Sabbath, The Godfather Of Metal Lands On The Good Foot ...

Ten questions for Ozzy Osbourne

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, November 2000

Mr John Osbourne on running the marathon, talking to horses, and "drinking the occasional beer". ...

"Martha Stewart Can Lick My Scrotum!" Life chez the Osbournes

Review by David Dalton, Gadfly, May 2002

A COUPLE OF years ago, my wife Coco and I did a few shows in which we played Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen if had ...

Meet the Osbournes

Report and Interview by Ian Gittins, Guardian, The, June 2002

YOU KNOW THAT embarrassing scenario where you go round to visit a married couple and they end up having an unholy ruck in front of ...

Ozzy Osbourne: Summer of Love

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Blender, June 2002

Could things be any better for Ozzy Osbourne? His family's TV show, The Osbournes, is a runaway smash, and his traveling metal revue, Ozzfest, is ...

The Osbournes Conquers Britain

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Los Angeles Times, June 2002

PICTURE THIS. It's next Monday night at Buckingham Palace, the grand finale of Queen Elizabeth II's jubilee concert. Stars of the British rock'n'roll firmament crowd ...

Ozzy Osbourne: The Death of Randy Rhoads

Retrospective and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, March 2003

"RANDY WAS my best friend," says Ozzy Osbourne. "He was also the greatest musician I have ever known. Back when we had no dough, we ...

Bass Instincts: The Bob Daisley Interview

Interview by Joe Matera, Total Bass Guitar, 2004

FOR MORE THAN 30 years now, Australian born-bassist Bob Daisley has been laying down the foundation of which some of the greatest rock and roll ...

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