Tony Iommi says Black Sabbath refused to play Power Trip festival: “I didn’t know Ozzy Osbourne would do it alone”.
The highly anticipated Power Trip festival, featuring a lineup of hard rock icons such as AC/DC, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, Tool, and Ozzy Osbourne, is set to take place from October 6 to 8 at the Coachella site in California.
Tony Iommi, the guitarist of Black Sabbath, recently opened up about the band’s decision to decline an invitation to perform at the festival during an appearance on SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk.
Iommi revealed, “It was a difficult decision for us because Ozzy [Osbourne] has been going through a lot lately. He has been in and out of the hospital and has been facing considerable struggles. He really wants to get back on stage. However, I had concerns about the readiness of the other band members and whether Ozzy was physically prepared for a show. So, I wasn’t entirely comfortable with the idea.”
Interestingly, Iommi admitted that he was unaware that Osbourne would be performing solo at the festival, exclaiming with a laugh, “But it’s great! I hope he can do it, and I hope it will be amazing. He truly wants to perform and is doing his best to get back on track. He has been through so much lately, and it’s truly unfortunate. But he is still fighting.”
In a separate interview on the Fuelling Around podcast, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson expressed his excitement about the festival and discussed the significance of rock and roll music. Johnson mentioned, “We’ve decided to be a part of this incredible show they have organized in the desert near Palm Springs, close to the Coachella festival.
It’s a gathering of various rock and roll bands, and it’s absolutely fantastic. It’s a way to acknowledge that rock and roll is a legitimate and game-changing form of music. I’m looking forward to reuniting with old pals like Ozzy Osbourne, as well as the members of Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Iron Maiden. It’s going to be an epic party!”
Johnson also mentioned that the festival will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, and he expressed his enthusiasm for simply being on stage and delivering an electrifying performance.
Although Black Sabbath won’t be part of the Power Trip festival lineup, the event promises an unforgettable experience for rock and roll enthusiasts, with iconic bands and musicians coming together to celebrate the genre’s enduring legacy. Fans can anticipate a thrilling weekend filled with powerhouse performances in a beautiful valley setting near Coachella.
Megadeth’s frontman, Dave Mustaine, recently shared his thoughts on the band’s former members during an interview with Bloodstock TV’s Oran O’Beirne. Known for his candidness, Mustaine didn’t hesitate to express his opinions.
The conversation touched on various topics, including Megadeth’s special performance in Tokyo, Japan at the iconic Budokan venue. Mustaine and his current bandmates were joined by ex-guitarist Marty Friedman for this memorable show, where they performed popular tracks like “Countdown To Extinction,” “Tornado Of Souls,” and “Symphony Of Destruction.”
When asked about Friedman’s return to the stage with Megadeth after 23 years, Mustaine commented, “It felt like old times. Besides, Marty has made a name for himself since then. Out of all the former Megadeth members, Marty seems to be the only one who has achieved significant success. No offense to the others, but that’s the reality of things.”
Mustaine continued, “If you look at their sales and accomplishments, Marty is the only one who has truly made a mark. It was great to see him thriving in his own musical endeavors. Moreover, when he joined us, he had valuable suggestions to ensure the show’s success. He wanted to rehearse the songs multiple times to ensure everything was perfect. And, true to form, Marty mesmerized us all, including myself, when he took the stage.”
Reflecting further on the performance, Mustaine said, “It was a bit challenging to focus on my own work while watching him, but I was really looking forward to attending the show and witnessing the incredible guitar skills of both Kiko [Loureiro, current Megadeth guitarist] and Marty. They are undoubtedly two of the most exceptional guitarists in the realms of hard rock and heavy metal, and seeing them perform together was truly remarkable.”
In addition to discussing the Budokan concert, Mustaine also mentioned Megadeth’s latest album, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead,” which was released on September 2, 2022, through UMe. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, with approximately 48,000 album-equivalent units. Out of this, 45,000 units were from traditional album sales, while streaming contributed 3,000 units.
“The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead” achieved significant chart success in various countries, reaching number two in Switzerland, number six in Belgium, and number twelve in France. These rankings represent the band’s highest chart positions in those countries to date.
Dave Mustaine’s acknowledgment of Marty Friedman’s accomplishments highlights the guitarist’s significant contributions and enduring impact within the music industry.
Frontman Corey Taylor of Stone Sour and Slipknot has declared that his upcoming solo record, “CMF2,” will be “the best rock album of this year, and the next.”
In October 2020, Corey Taylor released his debut solo album, “CMFT,” to enthusiastic reviews; the record peaked at Number 11 on the UK album chart.
In addition to his efforts with Stone Sour and Slipknot, Corey Taylor has had a successful solo career. In the coming months of 2023, the singer plans to issue “CMF2,” his second solo album. Taylor recently discussed the details of his new record and the influence of Guns N’ Roses with NME.
In a new interview, he provided more information about the album and disclosed that it drew inspiration from a variety of musical eras, including punk rock from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. So his new album has a little bit of everything. He nevertheless made an effort to make it new. He described how the tune “Sorry Me” has an old-school rock feel.
Fans will enjoy the album’s blend of various styles, which brings together songs from his complete discography. Jay Ruston, who also played in the band, directed it, and it took six weeks to complete. Compared to his previous album, CMFT, the album is edgier and heavier, with undertones of Slipknot, Stone Sour, and his acoustic performances. Out of the 26 songs that were recorded, only 13 are included on the CD; the remaining songs will likely be released as b-sides. “Beyond,” the album’s lead song, is slated for release in May.
Additionally, he stated that the song “Talk-Sick” was influenced by Guns N’ Roses due to its straightforward hard rock sound. Taylor claimed that everything on his brand-new solo album was inspired by the music he listened to as a child. It makes this album special for him because he can connect to all of them in some way.
On his new album, ‘CMF2’ he commented,
“There’s also ’90s grunge, ’70s punk, and the hard-hitting sh*t that I helped create in the late ’90s and early 2000s. It’s a bit of everything, but it was important for us to make it feel fresh. There’s a dark, solemn acoustic song called ‘Sorry Me’ that’s got a very old school vibe to it, ‘Talk-Sick’ still has the ’80s feel to it, but it’s more of a Guns N’ Roses vibe, which was always the stuff that made you want to run through walls and the first single ‘Beyond’ is going to blow people the f*ck away.
This album is definitely more of a punch in the face. The stuff that largely inspires me comes from the stuff I grew up listening to; street hip-hop, punk, metal, and all the sh*t that feels like it came from someplace that I can relate to and identify with.”
Although Taylor hasn’t yet formally announced a specific release date, “CMF2” is anticipated to reach stores in 2023. While this is going on, Slipknot is getting ready for a hectic summer tour and festival schedule, which includes a June headlining slot at Download 2023 alongside Metallica and Bring Me The Horizon.
Metallica is one of the best heavy metal bands in the world. They are successful and one of the most influential bands in the world with over 125 million albums sold worldwide. Metallica is known for its energetic and powerful music, which helped to popularize the thrash metal genre. The band has achieved significant commercial success.
Metallica has had a significant impact on the music industry, influencing many other artists and bands in the heavy metal genre and beyond. The band’s fast-paced, aggressive style of music has inspired a wide range of musicians. Metallica is credited with helping to popularize the subgenre of thrash metal. One interesting fact is they even inspired one of the most popular boy bands ‘Backstreet Boys’.
Here’s the story of how Metallica inspired one of their most loved songs.
The music video for “I Want It That Way” was a major success, with heavy rotation on music video channels contributing to the song’s widespread popularity. The video, directed by Wayne Isham, features the Backstreet Boys singing and dancing in a futuristic setting. It combines pop and R&B elements.
According to Rolling Stone, Andreas Carlsson the songwriter admitted some of the parts were meaningless. It doesn’t have much to do with Metallica but while talking about the song. He said, “The last thing that was added was the [opening guitar line] ‘ba-do-do-ba-do-do-do,’ which was like a Metallica kind of riff — which was off for the boy band scene at the time. “
Metallica also inspired The Backstreet Boys in a different way. When it comes to documentary seems like, the Backstreet Boys was inspired by Metallica. In 2015, they released a documentary called Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of. During the Q&A session with Rolling Stone, they revealed Metallica inspired their documentary.
Howie Dorough said, “We’ve actually talked about doing a documentary for many years. We grew up watching many other great documentaries that were out there and Nick about a year ago saw this one about A Tribe Called Quest; it really inspired him. Then Metallica did a really, really cool documentary as well and we started thinking, ‘We really have a story to us. A lot of our fans know a lot of it, but a lot of them don’t know a lot of the personal stuff in the early days, where we came from, what it’s like making a record, the creative part of it, the good and the bad.’”
Howie didn’t name the documentaries but we can figure that out pretty easily. The documentary he is talking about ‘A Tribe Called Quest’ is ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest.’ And there is only one documentary about Metallica. It is Metallica: Some Kind of Monster. It’s fascinating how the Backstreet Boys were able to draw inspiration for their songwriting from both of them.
The historic date of December 8, 1980, is someone every music fan knows about. There won’t be any other more devastating day in the history of music. That day, we all lost a very important figure who changed the spirit of music in the world. John Lennon’s death shocked the world and still remains one of the most tragic moments in the rock world.
While this was more than 40 years, Ozzy in a recent interview explained how heartbreaking it was for him. He also added that he had never seen the Beatles live. However, Ozzy said that he had massive respect for them as they have contributed so much to the rock nation.
Ozzy said, “I remember where I was, Exactly where I was when it was, what time of the day it was. I was in Wales. I was writing and rehearsing, and Sharon calls me up and says, ‘You’ll never guess what happened.’ She says, ‘John Lennon got shot last night.’ My world just f*ckin’ stopped. It was like when Kennedy got done, you know. But a f*ckin’ guy like Lennon … it just stopped my world.”
“I mean, I never saw [The Beatles] play. How great would it have been if they hadn’t shot Lennon and he hadn’t died such a horrible death? If they’d ever gotten back together, they would have taken over again.”
He was assassinated on the evening of that day after spending an entire day at the Record Plant Studio. It was by a crazy fan by the name of Mark David Chapman. In his statements, he announced that he murdered him because he was jealous of Lennon’s life. Later on, he also said that he wanted to be known as Lennon’s murderer.
Mark David shot Lennon five times in the back, hitting him four times while missing the fifth shot. According to him, he came out with, “Hey, Mr. Lennon”. It is said that Lennon had time to climb the steps that led to the security guardhouse. Lennon also whispered, “I was shot..” and fell unconscious. However, it was late as he lost his consciousness en route to Roosevelt Hospital and was pronounced dead.
The Prince of Darkness also commented, “I felt like the world was collapsing around me. As if the world stops and collapses around me. If that tragedy hadn’t happened, maybe the Beatles would have gotten back together and conquered the world again. John Lennon was a poet and a rebel with an incredible passion for music. Imagine is an example of how he was ready to dedicate his whole life to sending a message and demonstrating something important for everyone.”
Rock Fest has announced that Pantera will be back in 2023, with more music and fun, and it will take place from July 13-15 in Cadott, Wisconsin.
The lineup will consist of Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown with Zakk Wylde on guitar and Charlie Benante on drums.
Pantera’s confirmed live dates are listed below:
12 – Santiago, Chile – Movistar Arena
15 – São Paulo, Brazil – Vibra São Paulo (with Judas Priest)
18 – São Paulo, Brazil – Knotfest Brazil
26 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Armeets Arena
27 – Bucharest, Romania – Metalhead Meeting Open Air Festival
30 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
31 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
2-4 – Nürburgring, Germany – Rock Am Ring
2-4 – Nürnberg, Germany – Rock Im Park
5 – Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena
10 – Sölvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
12 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
13 – Berlin, Germany – Verti Music Hall
15 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
21 – Hamburg, Germany – Edel Optics
22-24 – Oslo, Norway – Tons Of Rock
Motörhead performed their final concert back on December 11, 2015, in Berlin, Germany. Their final performance also became historic as just a few days after the concert, the frontman of the band, Lemmy Kilmister, passed away, and following his death, the band broke up, which the drummer of the band Mikkey Dee announced.
In their final concert, they performed 16 of the band’s hit tracks including When The Sky Comes Looking For You, Stay Clean, Bomber, and Overkill.
The Berlin show was not supposed to be their last one
As per the reports, the band was about to take a small break after the Berlin show, and obviously, they did not intend it to become their last performance. Although their Berlin show happened to be their final act, they originally planned their tour till February 2016. However, clearly, the show was canceled.
Lemmy dealt with multiple illnesses so the band had to cancel several of their 2015 shows in August, September, and November. He suffered from diseases like prostrate cancer, diabetes, and hematoma. Still, in an interview with The Guardian, he said, “Apparently I am still indestructible.”
Talking with Classic Rock, Lemmy told that he does not worry about death as it is inevitable. He said, “Death is an inevitability, isn’t it? You become more aware of that when you get to my age. I don’t worry about it. I’m ready for it. When I go, I want to go doing what I do best. If I died tomorrow, I couldn’t complain. It’s been good.”
Unfortunately, he wasn’t, as just a few days after the Motörhead’s Berlin show, Lemmy died from prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure on December 28. The band later announced that Lemmy was diagnosed just two days before his death. Furthermore, it is reported that Lemmy was planning on making his diagnosis public early in 2016 but sadly, he died before he could even announce his diagnosis.
Motörhead announced they are done following Lemmy’s death
The band was in the midst of their 40th-anniversary tour when Lemmy passed away. They have decided to not continue without their frontman and vocalist, however, their music will always influence their fans.
The drummer of the band Mikkey Dee announced that they will not continue without Lemmy. In an interview with Expressen, he told, “We will not be doing any more tours or anything. And there will not be any more records. But the fire survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone.”
Furthermore, Mikkey also talked about Lemmy’s death and said, “He was terribly gaunt. He spent all his energy on stage and afterwards he was very, very tired. It’s incredible that he could even play, that he could finish the Europe tour. It was only 20 days ago. Unbelievable.”
Mikkey continued, “It feels fantastic that we were able to complete the tour with him. It’s heartening that we didn’t cancel because of Lemmy. I’m incredibly grateful over the years we’ve had, and that we had such a good time together.”
Imagine tasting success both as a band member and in your solo career, that’s Ozzy Osbourne. To be honest, his solo career saw even more commercial success. With his classic albums like Bark at the Moon, Blizzard of Ozz, etc in the 80s.
Throughout the years, people change, and their music taste too. Ozzy has released a number of albums both as a band and as a solo artist. And recently he revealed that there are some changes he would make regarding his album. In an interview with Goldmine brought by the Rock Celebrities website, Osbourne revealed that he would love to make changes in his certain album.
During the interview, he talked about his solo albums initially. That’s when he admitted that there is an album that he could’ve recorded better. Looking back as fans, there are no albums that can be deemed as a failure. Black Sabbath and himself both of them had a successful career. However, The Prince of Darkness believes he could have done something better with an album.
Looking back at his albums he recalled, “I don’t have a favorite song, per see. There are albums I like more than others. ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ with Randy Rhoads was a special, very special album. ‘Bark at the Moon’ was ok considering what I was going through emotionally.”
Then, there was a talk about his 1986 album, ‘The Ultimate Sin’. Ozzy revealed that it was his least favorite album ever recorded. He also said that work could have been recorded in a better way. He said, “Then there was ‘The Ultimate Sin,’ which was ‘take it or leave it.’ Some good songs but I felt I could have recorded them better. The next big album for me was ‘No More Tears’. This is still a great album. I still enjoy listening to the songs.”
Ozzy didn’t really like it. It was kind of disowned by Ozzy Osbourne. Talking with guitarist Gus who played with him from 2009 to 2017 revealed that he was not a fan o that work. He recalled Ozzy’s reaction when he said that he loved that album. He said,
“I love the song ‘Shot in the Dark’ and there are also many hidden gems on this album, like ‘Lightning Strikes’ and ‘Killer of Giants’. I remember telling Ozzy how much he liked the album, but he told me how much he hated it. It was a bad period in his life and he didn’t like the mix.”
‘The Ultimate Sin’ was released in 1986. It was a definition of glam rock and dominated the mainstream in the 80s. With colorful and shiny clothes, this work was undoubtedly one of his greatest for us fans. It was also Ozzy’s last album with Jake E. Lee. The songs in the album have great riffs and solos. Even though Ozzy didn’t like the album, ‘The Ultimate Sin’ it was his best-selling work at that time.
The ever-so-young, Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne recently turned 74 years old this December. With an insanely successful career as the Frontman of the heavy metal band, Black Sabbath, and his own solo career, The Godfather of Metal had a rather interesting life until now.
Looking back on the last seven decades of his life, Ozzy certainly knows how to live his life to the fullest. From working in a slaughterhouse to killing cats and eating bats, this man just didn’t knows how to stop.
Here are some of the most significant moments of the legendary Ozzy Osbourne’s life, some of which you probably even haven’t heard about.
1. He dropped out of school
John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne was born on 3rd December 1948. At the very young age of 15, he dropped out of school, which would be the start of his path toward becoming the god of metal.
Coming from a working-class family, Ozzy had somewhat of a strict upbringing and his school environment was not so good either. He was suffering from dyslexia, and with the persistent bullying as well as sexual abuse from his schoolmates, he just decided he had enough and called it quits.
2. Worked at the Slaughterhouse
After dropping out of school, Ozzy was employed as a construction site laborer and kept on jumping from one job to another. From a trainee plumber to an abattoir worker, Ozzy did it all.
He was also involved in many petty crimes and even spent six weeks in Winson Green Prison when he was unable to pay a fine after being convicted of burgling a clothes shop.
Later he started working in a slaughterhouse, where he had a knack for gouging cattle’s eyes and removing their feet. Remembering his job at the slaughterhouse, Ozzy said, “It wasn’t because I killed animals. It was because after killing you could go home. You would arrive at six in the morning and, depending on how many cattle you had to kill, you would be home three or four hours later. So you had the rest of the day free. That was better than working in an office from nine to five.”
3. Formation of Black Sabbath
Although he was working several “odd” jobs at the time, he sang in a number of local rock groups. It was during this time, along with Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi, Ozzy formed the rock band, Earth.
However, there was already a band with the same name. So, to avoid confusion, they changed the name to Black Sabbath, named after the movie of the same name. The band only received a modest investment from their label but in a short amount of time, they met with swift and enduring success.
This was just the beginning of Ozzy’s way to fame and success. Drawn to the stage from his school days, Ozzy became a fan of the Beatles and even credited their 1963 song “She Loves You” for inspiring him to become a musician.
Furthermore, in the 2011 documentary, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, Ozzy even went on to say, “I knew I was going to be a rock star the rest of my life.”
4. Kicked out of the band
In 1978, Osbourne left the band for three months to pursue a solo project he called Blizzard of Ozz, only to return back to Sabbath at the request of the other members.
However, things weren’t the same as before. In 1979, when the band was going through a rough time musically and having a hard time motivating themselves, back in the studio, tension and conflict between the members kept on rising.
Osbourne recalled being asked to record his vocals over and over and with the tracks endlessly being manipulated by Iommi, didn’t really help with the situation. After a long run of increasingly erratic drink and drug-fuelled behavior, at Iommi’s insistence and with the support of Butler and Ward, Ozzy was ejected from the band.
5. His Solo Career
After his departure from the band, Ozzy went his own way to start a solo career. Unlike some artists, who faded into obscurity after leaving their groups, Ozzy delivered a solo debut, Blizzard of Ozz that turned out to be a commercial success.
Featuring singles like ” Crazy Train” and “Mr. Crowley,”, his debut album reached the Top 10 in the United Kingdom and No. 21 in the United States, where it would eventually notch multi-platinum status. So, despite his departure from the band that made him famous, he went on to have a successful solo career.
It was during this time, he would meet his lifelong good friend, Lemmy Kilmister, who had also just left Hawkwind and formed the band that he would forever be known for — Motörhead.
6. Marry Sharon Arden
Ozzy met Sharon Arden back in 1970, but they were not in a romantic relationship until Ozzy left his band and Sharon began to manage his solo career. Slowly they got close and eventually ended up getting married in 1982.
Later over the next few years, they went on to have three children together, Aimee, Kelly, and Jack. However, their life together as a couple was not all rainbows and sunshine as their relationship was often spoiled by Ozzy’s drug abuse and erratic behavior.
Things had escalated to quite extreme points as Ozzy had also been sem to a medical remand prison when allegedly tried to kill his wife. The incident left Sharon terrified and traumatized but she stood by her husband.
In May 2016, nearly after three decades together, the couple announced their divorce but soon decided to try to make their relationship work and are still going strong.
7. Biting off a Bat’s head
This moment will certainly go down in history as no one other than Ozzy would be able to do such an absurd thing. Although it was purely unknowingly, during a show in Iowa, Ozzy bit the head of a bat.
While Ozzy was devouring the taste of success, little did he know he would even get a taste of bat. By this time, Ozzy’s solo career proved to be a success and fans were getting used to his wild behavior.
However, nobody had thought he would go as far as to bite the head off of a bat during a show. Explaining how he thought that the bat was a rubber toy, Ozzy explained the events of that day as, “Immediately, though, something felt wrong. Very wrong. For a start, my mouth was instantly full of this warm, gloopy liquid with the worst aftertaste you could ever imagine. I could feel it staining my teeth and running down my chin”.
Osbourne’s biggest financial success of the 1990s was a venture named Ozzfest, created and managed by his wife/manager Sharon and assisted by his son Jack.
The first Ozzfest was held in Phoenix, Arizona, on 25 October 1996 and in Devore, California, on 26 October. Ozzfest was an instant hit with metal fans, helping many up-and-coming groups, who were featured there to broad exposure and commercial success.
Some acts shared the bill with a reformed Black Sabbath during the 1997 Ozzfest tour, beginning in West Palm Beach, Florida. Osbourne reunited with the original members of Sabbath in 1997 and has performed periodically with them since.
Since its beginning, five million people have attended Ozzfest which has grossed over US$100 million. The festival helped promote much new hard rock and heavy metal acts of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Ozzfest helped Osbourne to become the first hard rock and heavy metal star to hit $50 million in merchandise sales.
9. Being stoned on The Osbournes
Reaching the new height of success, Ozzy even featured on a reality TV show aired on MTV entitled, The Osbournes together with his wife Sharon, and their children.
The fans at this point had already been used to the wild side of Ozzy, so his being stoned on his own reality show was not something out of ordinary. Ozzy barely remembers filming any of the show and even his son, Jack Osbourne once explained that his dad had, in fact, hated being part of it.
He said, “My dad did not really like doing The Osbournes because he was coming off the heels of musicians who didn’t do that. Musicians always had this air of mystery about them, you know, and there was this very public persona, and it was calculated, and this, kind of, pulled that back.”
10. The Final Tour
During the late 90s, Sabbath reformed with Ozzy and continued to record and tour together over the next few years. It was during 2016 and 2017, the band decided to embark on their final tour together with Bill Ward replaced by drummer Tommy Clufestos.
Their final show was in February in Birmingham, where Ozzy had said that his emotions would probably have him cry at the end of teh show. It surely was an emotional moment for the whole band. Towards teh end, Ozzy closed the tour saying, “Thank you, goodnight, thank you so much.”
Later on February 2018, Osbourne announced that he would embark on his final world tour dubbed No More Tours II, a reference to his 1992 tour of the same name, with support from Stone Sour on the North American portion of the tour.
11 . Opening up about his Parkinson’s diagnosis
It wasn’t an easy thing to do but Ozzy went public about his Parkinson’s disease which he had been diagnosed with back in 2003 but had kept private. Opening up about his experience with the disease, he went on to say, “You think you’re lifting your feet, but your foot doesn’t move. I feel like I’m walking around in lead boots. I reached a plateau that was lower than I wanted it to be. Nothing really felt great. Nothing.”
The musician, 73, faces physical symptoms, like walking issues, and mental symptoms, like depression. He also added, “So I went on these antidepressants, and they work OK. You learn to live in the moment because you don’t know [what’s going to happen]. You don’t know when you’re gonna wake up, and you ain’t gonna be able to get out of bed. But you just don’t think about it. Without my Sharon, I’d be fucking gone. We have a little row now and then, but otherwise, we just get on with it.
Looking back, Ozzy certainly had time of his life and still has many more years to go on as the Godfather of Metal.
It has not been long since Stranger Things’ star Joseph Quinn surprised Metallica fans with his wonderful performance of Metallica’s popular track Master of Puppets. Now, again a group of kids is going viral with their wonderful performance of Metallica’s 1988 song “Eye of the Beholder” from their fourth studio album …And Justice for All.
A Metallica fan account on TikTok published a video back in October and the video has been watched by more than 300k people. Kids playing Metallica music seem no older than 12, as per the reports, this group of amazing kids is known as Hammerhead.
Furthermore, the video uploaded on TikTok is revealed to be six years older as it was already published on YouTube in 2016, which also has over two hundred views.
Hammerhead released an original song
Although these talented kids from Kansas City, Missouri, went viral for covering various songs, they also work on their own music. In fact, just a month earlier, they released their original single track called “Fruition.”
Hammerhead was formed by three Metal-loving brothers Abe Ismert, Eli Ismert, and Henry Ismert in 2012. On their official Facebookpage, they’ve explained that they are a band of brothers who love and play Trash Metal. Moreover, as per Encyclopaedia Metallum, they were not even 10 years old when they formed the band. A few weeks before releasing Fruition, they released their single Tunnel which now has more than 80k views.
Metallica announces new album
Metallica surprised fans by announcing their new upcoming album 72 Seasons, reports have shown that the album is expected to be released on April 14, 2023. Furthermore, they also released a new single track Lux Æterna. Other than that, the American Metal band also released new dates for their 2023 world tour.
James Hetfield also explained the concept behind the name of their new album. He said, “72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are.”
He continued, “I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”