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OZZY OSBOURNE And Post Malone’s “It’s A Raid” Animated Video Debuts Today

DATE: FEBRUARY 11, 2021

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER

OZZY OSBOURNE’S
“IT’S A RAID”
ANIMATED VIDEO DEBUTS TODAY (FEBRUARY 11)
AT 7:30 PM (ET)/4:30 PM (PT)

WATCH PARTY AND LIVE YouTube CHAT WITH
COLLABORATOR POST MALONE
SET FOR 7:00 PM (ET)/4:00 PM (PT)
ON OZZY’S CHANNEL

SONG IS THE FINAL RELEASE FROM
OSBOURNE’S #1
‘ORDINARY MAN’
ROCK ALBUM

Later today (February 11), OZZY OSBOURNE will premiere a new animated video for “It’s A Raid” from his #1 and acclaimed 2020 ORDINARY MAN album. The clip will debut at 7:30 PM (ET)/4:30 PM (PT), with OZZY and collaborator Post Malone set to host a watch party beginning at 7:00 PM (ET)/4:00 PM (PT) on OZZY’s official YouTube channel.

At a SiriusXM listening party last year to celebrate the release of ORDINARY MAN (Epic Records) OZZY recounted the song’s inspiration. While recording Black Sabbath’s VOL. 4 in Bel Air, California, OSBOURNE triggered the home’s security alarm and police surrounded the home, which he says had “piles of marijuana and cocaine.” OSBOURNE adds, “I’m shouting, ‘IT’S A FUCKIN’ RAIIIIID,” before hiding the drugs and ingesting cocaine while hiding in one of the home’s bathrooms.”

In the video, directed by Tomas Lenert, OZZY and Post Malone team up for a truly wild ride. The clip begins with OSBOURNE and Malone at the infamous Bel Air, CA house (which served as the inspiration for the song) before they lead police through the streets of the city and passing iconic Los Angeles landmarks on their journey.

“A couple of years ago I didn’t even know who Post Malone was,” OZZY says. “Since then we’ve worked together on two studio tracks and have performed together twice. Understandably Covid-19 made it difficult to get together to shoot a music video for ‘It’s a Raid’ so we opted for this wildly imagined animated video for the final single from the ORDINARY MAN album.” OZZY, who’s been in the studio working on a new album with producer Andrew Watt, adds that he “can’t wait to for everyone to hear my new music.”

This marks the second duet with Malone. The two previously teamed on “Take What You Want” from his Hollywood’s Bleeding album (which they also performed at last year’s “American Music Awards”). The track was produced by Watt, who collaborated with OSBOURNE for ORDINARY MAN as both producer and co-writer.

Here’s some critical feedback on “It’s A Raid”:

BILLBOARD (2-20): The track is “is a blitz of screaming metal that finds Osbourne in classic spooky grandpa mode, wailing about voices breathing through the phone, never feeling alone and the horrifying revelation that God is actually Satan, and he’s waiting right here for you. ‘Out in Hollywood, I’ve been locked up for seven days/ I’m never coming out/ Why do i feel my life accelerate/ I’m never coming down,’ Osbourne sings on the chorus over raging, double-kick drums and a wall of high-speed guitars. Leaving behind his hip-hop cadence, Posty straight up sings in his best Ozzy bellow, lamenting, ‘Outside my window, there’s a silhouette/ My rifle’s right beside my bed/ Hold on, I’m runnin’ out of cigarettes/ F–k!’ The thundering track ends with a final raging chorus featuring both singers and some flat-out shouting of the title over a light speed guitar solo.”

ROLLING STONE (2-20) described the song as “the thrashy new track, Osbourne takes the lead with Malone serving as Osbourne’s backup singer and hype man for the rest of the track.”

LOUDWIRE (2-20): “the high-energy number ‘It’s a Raid.’ The blistering rocker lands among the eleven tracks on Osbourne’s twelfth solo album Ordinary Man…A punky but catchy burst of audio, it’s perhaps the most adrenaline-fueled of the growing collaborations between the “Prince of Darkness” and the rock-indebted rapper.

IHEART (2-20): “The explicit track is set at a breakneck tempo and features Ozzy and Malone trading lines before unfolding into a half-time crawl in the bridge.”

SPIN (2-20): “The song is a banger…”

In its first week of release, the critically acclaimed ORDINARY MANOSBOURNE’s first new solo album in ten years–was the #1 rock album in the world, topping multiple charts in its triumphant first week of release. Worldwide, ORDINARY MAN entered the charts in the Top Ten in seven countries (including America and the U.K.) making it the highest charting album of OZZY’s career.

ORDINARY MAN marks OSBOURNE’s first new solo music in almost 10 years. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Beyond the core band, ORDINARY MAN, features a who’s-who of OZZY friends and collaborators including Elton John, Slash, Post Malone, and Tom Morello.

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OZZY OSBOURNE Celebrates Landmark Debut Album, ‘Blizzard Of Ozz’ With New Videos, Sirius XM “Ozzy’s Boneyard Special,” Live Twitter Chat And Limited-Edition Commemorative Merchandise

 

DATE:        SEPTEMBER 18, 2020
 
FROM:       MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER
 
OZZY OSBOURNE’S
LANDMARK DEBUT ALBUM
‘BLIZZARD OF OZZ’
TO BE CELEBRATED TODAY, RELEASE DAY (SEPTEMBER 18) WITH:
 
NEW ANIMATED VIDEO FOR “CRAZY TRAIN”
 
NEW HD VERSION OF
’30 YEARS AFTER THE BLIZZARD’ DOCUMENTARY
 
SIRIUS XM OZZY’S BONEYARD: “40 YEARS OF OZZY OSBOURNE’S ‘BLIZZARD OF OZZ'” SPECIAL
 
LIVE TWITTER CHAT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 WITH FANS
 
AND LIMITED-EDITION COMMEMORATIVE MERCHANDISE
 
 
 
To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of OZZY OSBOURNE‘s landmark debut album BLIZZARD OF OZZ, fans will be able to celebrate with a new animated video for “Crazy Train,” a live Twitter chat, the release of a new HD version of ’30 Years After The Blizzard’ documentary, a Sirius XM Ozzy’s Boneyard radio special: 40 years of Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard Of Ozz, a selection of limited-edition Blizzard Of Ozz commemorative merchandise, and a black and red vinyl version of the album To purchase BLIZZARD OF OZZ, click here; for the special black and red swirl vinyl version of Blizzard (available exclusively at Best Buy on October 23), pre-order here.
 
● First up, earlier today, a new animated video by Tiny Concert for “Crazy Train” debuted on YouTube. The clip features OZZY and his band in an animated live performance. Watch the clip here.
 
● A newly uprezzed HD version of 2010’s documentary 30 Years After the Blizzard–originally only released as part of the Blizzard of Ozz/Diary of a Madman boxset–will debut today at 6:00 PM (ET)/3:00 PM (PT) and run for seven days on YouTube, with a chat with OZZY before the premiere. Watch here.
 
● OZZY will discuss BLIZZARD OF OZZ in a special one-hour “40 Years Of OZZY OSBOURNE‘s Blizzard of Ozz” special on his Sirius XM, Ozzy’s Boneyard Channel. Set to debut tonight (Friday, September 18) at 5:00 PM ET/2:00 PM (PT) and airing multiple times throughout next week, the special–which features a conversation between OZZY and his close friend/musician, Billy Morrison–will take listeners track-by-track through OZZY‘s first solo album on its 40th anniversary.
 
● On Sunday, September 20 at 7:00 PM (ET)/4:00 PM (PT), OZZY will host a special BLIZZARD OF OZZ listening party on his Twitter (talking about all the tracks from the album) on its official release date anniversary.
 
● A selection of commemorative BLIZZARD OF OZZ merchandise (t-shirts, jersey and a track jacket) is available via OZZY‘s website.
 
 
All of this coincides with the official 40th anniversary of BLIZZARD OF OZZInitially released on September 20, 1980 in the UK, BLIZZARD OF OZZ marked OZZY‘s debut studio album (following his departure from Black Sabbath). The new package includes the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter’s hits: “Crazy Train,” which will hit certified 5x platinum status to coincide with its September release date; the gold-certified (in four countries) “Mr. Crowley” (both of which feature Randy Rhoads on guitar); along with “Suicide Solution,” plus live versions of seven tracks that are currently unavailable digitally. The record was ultimately certified 5x platinum and was ranked #9 on Rolling Stone‘s list of “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time” in the U.S.; platinum (or multi-platinum) in another 12 countries and gold in an additional 13 countries. BLIZZARD OF OZZ was the first of two studio albums recorded with guitarist Randy Rhoads. The album’s “Crazy Train” went on to become one of OSBOURNE‘s signature tracks; the song has also become one of the most played sports anthems frequently heard at NFL, NBA, MLB & NHL games. It peaked at #9 on Billboard‘s Top Tracks chart upon release–and in 2009, the song achieved a 5× platinum certification. The live tracks–“I Don’t Know,” “Crazy Train,” “Mr. Crowley,” “Revelation (Mother Earth),” “Steal Away (The Night)” and“Suicide Solution”–were recorded on the “Blizzard of Ozz” tour and were previously found only in the BLIZZARD OF OZZ/DIARY OF A MADMAN 30th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set. You Said It All(live) was originally found on the 1980 MR CROWLEY live EP, recorded in 1980 at the Gaumont Theater, Southampton, UK and was also not previously available digitally.
 
Earlier this year, OZZY‘s ORDINARY MAN album–released in February–marked his first new solo music in almost 10 years. It was the #1 rock album in the world, topping multiple charts in its triumphant first week of release. Worldwide, ORDINARY MANentered the charts in the Top Ten in seven countries making it the highest-charting album of OZZY‘s career. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Beyond the core band, ORDINARY MAN, features a who’s-who of OZZY friends and collaborators including Elton John, Slash, Post Malone, and Tom Morello.
 
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40th Anniversary Expanded Digital Edition Of OZZY OSBOURNE’S Landmark Debut Album ‘Blizzard Of Ozz’ Due Out This Friday (September 18)

 

DATE:        SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
 
FROM:       MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER
 
 
 
 
 
OZZY OSBOURNE
CLOSES OUT BUSY 2020 WITH
40TH ANNIVERSARY EXPANDED DIGITAL EDITION OF
HIS LANDMARK DEBUT ALBUM
‘BLIZZARD OF OZZ’
 
DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 18 ON SONY/LEGACY,
THE PACKAGE INCLUDES SEVEN LIVE TRACKS
CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
 
TWO LONGFORM VIDEOS:
“LIVE & LOUD” AND
“LIVE AT BUDOKAN,”
ALSO AVAILABLE DIGITALLY
 
 
OZZY OSBOURNE kicked off 2020 with his critically acclaimed #1 rock album ORDINARY MAN–his first new solo album in ten years–and a planned return to the road. And then came the pandemic. Now, fans of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter can enjoy a variety of projects celebrating his legacy this fall. First up was the September 7 premiere of A&E Network’s “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne.” He’ll also wrap the year by releasing the 40th anniversary expanded digital edition of his landmark debut album BLIZZARD OF OZZ and digital versions of two classic longform videos, LIVE & LOUD and LIVE AT BUDOKAN.
Initially released on September 20, 1980 in the UK, BLIZZARD OF OZZ marked OZZY‘s debut studio album (following his departure from Black Sabbath); the expanded digital 40th anniversary edition is set for release September 18 on Sony/Legacy. The new package includes OZZY hits: “Crazy Train,” which will hit certified 5x platinum status to coincide with its September release date; the gold-certified (in four countries) “Mr. Crowley” (both of which feature Randy Rhoads on guitar); along with “Suicide Solution,” plus live versions of seven tracks that are currently unavailable digitally. The record was ultimately certified 5x platinum and was ranked #9 on Rolling Stone‘s list of “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time” in the U.S.; platinum (or multi-platinum) in another 12 countries and gold in an additional 13 countries. BLIZZARD OF OZZ was the first of two studio albums recorded with guitarist Randy Rhoads. The album’s “Crazy Train” went on to become one of OSBOURNE‘s signature tracks; the song has also become one of the most played sports anthems frequently heard at NFL, NBA, MLB & NHL games. It peaked at #9 on Billboard‘s Top Tracks chart upon release–and in 2009, the song achieved a 5× platinum certification. The live tracks–“I Don’t Know,” “Crazy Train,” “Mr. Crowley,” “Revelation (Mother Earth),” “Steal Away (The Night)” and“Suicide Solution”–were recorded on the “Blizzard of Ozz” tour and were previously found only in the BLIZZARD OF OZZ/DIARY OF A MADMAN 30th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set. You Said It All(live) was originally found on the 1980 MR CROWLEY live EP, recorded in 1980 at the Gaumont Theater, Southampton, UK and was also not previously available digitally.
 
Next up are two digital releases of two classic OZZY video releases: LIVE & LOUD and LIVE AT BUDOKAN. The “LIVE & LOUD” home video–originally released on June 28, 1993–was issued alongside the CD. The collection is a compilation of live footage from several shows rather than a single concert. The “LIVE & LOUD” DVD includes guest appearances from OZZY‘s Black Sabbath bandmates (Geezer Butler, bass, Bill Ward, drums and Tony Iommi, guitar), along with his own band from that era (Michael Inez, bass; Randy Castillo, drums; Zakk Wylde, guitar; and Kevin Jones, keyboards). The “LIVE AT BUDOKAN” DVD–released June 25, 2002–was shot earlier that year as part of the 2002 world tour. It features the song “Suicide Solution” and Zakk Wylde‘s accompanying guitar solo. Running in excess of 13 minutes, this track was cut from the CD version because of time restraints. OZZY is backed by his 2002 touring band on “LIVE AT BUDOKAN” DVD: Zakk Wylde, guitars; Robert Trujillo, bass; Mike Bordin, drums; and John Sinclair, keyboards.
 
Meanwhile, earlier this month, A&E Network debuted “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” which delves into the many lives and incredible career of the man who has personified rock and roll rebellion for decades. “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” traces OZZY‘s life from his childhood in poverty and time in prison, to fronting the iconic Black Sabbath and a successful solo career, to one of rock’s elder statesman and a loveable 21st century television dad. The two-hour documentary explores how OZZY has continually reinvented himself and his career to propel himself toward greater success. As the Grammy-winning artist turns 70, he reflects on the intimate details of his successes, failures, and his unique ability for survival and perseverance–including never-before-seen interviews about his recent Parkinson’s diagnosis. The documentary, a selection of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, also features interviews with Sharon, Kelly and Jack Osbourne as well as friends and fellow musicians including Rick Rubin, Ice-T, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Jonathan Davis, Post Malone and more. Watch a clip here.
 
Earlier this year, OZZY‘s ORDINARY MAN album–released in February–marked his first new solo music in almost 10 years. It was the #1 rock album in the world, topping multiple charts in its triumphant first week of release. Worldwide, ORDINARY MAN entered the charts in the Top Ten in seven countries making it the highest-charting album of OZZY‘s career. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Beyond the core band, ORDINARY MAN, features a who’s-who of OZZY friends and collaborators including Elton John, Slash, Post Malone, and Tom Morello.
 
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The 40th anniversary edition of BLIZZARD OF OZZ track listing is as follows:
1. I Don’t Know
2. Crazy Train
3. Goodbye to Romance
4. Dee
5. Suicide Solution
6. Mr. Crowley
7. No Bone Movies
8. Revelation (Mother Earth)
9. Steal Away (The Night)
10. You Looking at Me, Looking at You (current bonus track – originally the b-side to “Crazy Train”)
11. Goodbye to Romance [2010 Guitar & Vocal Mix] (current bonus track)
12. RR [Outtake from “Blizzard Of Ozz” Sessions] (current bonus track)
 
New bonus tracks (never before available):
13. I Don’t Know – from Ozzy Live
14. Crazy Train – from Ozzy Live
15. Mr. Crowley – from Ozzy Live
16. Revelation (Mother Earth) – from Ozzy Live
17. Steal Away (The Night) – from Ozzy Live
18. Suicide Solution – from Ozzy Live
19. You Said It All (live) – from Mr Crowley EP
The “Live & Loud” DVD track list is as follows:
I Don’t Want To Change The World
Desire
Mr. Crowley
I Don’t Know
Road To Nowhere
Flying High Again
Paranoid
Suicide Solution
Goodbye To Romance
Shot In The Dark
No More Tears
Miracle Man
War Pigs
Bark At The Moon
Mama, I’m Coming Home
Crazy Train
Black Sabbath
Changes
 
The “Live at Budokan” DVD track listing is as follows:
“I Don’t Know”
“That I Never Had”
“Believer”
“Junkie”
“Mr. Crowley”
“Gets Me Through”
“Suicide Solution” (Osbourne, Rhoads, Daisley)
“No More Tears”
“I Don’t Want to Change the World”
“Road to Nowhere”
“Crazy Train”
“Mama, I’m Coming Home”
Encores: “Bark at the Moon” and “Paranoid”
 
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“BIOGRAPHY: THE NINE LIVES OF OZZY OSBOURNE” Premieres Labor Day On A&E Network

DATE:        JULY 27, 2020
 
FROM:       MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER
 
 
 
“BIOGRAPHY: THE NINE LIVES OF OZZY OSBOURNE”
PREMIERES LABOR DAY
(MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7) ON A&E NETWORK
TWO-HOUR DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES
THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND CAREER OF THE ROCK LEGEND
 
WATCH A PREVIEW HERE
 
 
A&E Network’s Emmy Award winning “Biography” banner will premiere a new documentary special celebrating one of rock’s biggest stars. Featuring exclusive interviews and archival footage, “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” delves into the many lives and incredible career of the man who has personified rock and roll rebellion for decades. “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” will premiere on Labor Day (Monday, September 7) at 9:00 PM (ET/PT).  Watch a preview here.
 
“Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” traces OZZY‘s life from his childhood in poverty and time in prison, to fronting the iconic Black Sabbath and a successful solo career, to one of rock’s elder statesman and a loveable 21st century television dad. The two-hour documentary explores how OZZY has continually reinvented himself and his career to propel himself toward greater success. As the Grammy-winning artist turns 70, he reflects on the intimate details of his successes, failures, and his unique ability for survival and perseverance-including never-before-seen interviews about his recent Parkinson’s diagnosis. The documentary, a selection of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, also features interviews with Sharon, Kelly and Jack Osbourne as well as friends and fellow musicians including Rick Rubin, Ice-T, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Jonathan Davis, Post Malone and more.
 
The documentary follows a busy 2020 for OSBOURNE. His critically acclaimed ORDINARY MAN album–released in February–marked OSBOURNE‘s first new solo music in almost 10 years. It was the #1 rock album in the world, topping multiple charts in its triumphant first week of release. Worldwide, ORDINARY MANentered the charts in the Top Ten in seven countries making it the highest charting album of OZZY‘s career. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Beyond the core band, ORDINARY MAN, features a who’s-who of OZZY friends and collaborators including Elton John, Slash, Post Malone, and Tom Morello.
 
“Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” is produced by Osbourne Media and Critical Content for A&E Network. The documentary is produced and directed by R. Greg Johnston. Executive producers for Osbourne Media are Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne and Peter Glowski. Executive Producer for Critical Content is Jenny Daly. LB Horschler is a co-executive producer. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne.”
 
 
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OZZY OSBOURNE’S “Ordinary Man” Video Debuts Today

 

DATE:        MARCH 10, 2020
 
FROM:       MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER
 
 
 
OZZY OSBOURNE’S
‘ORDINARY MAN’
VIDEO DEBUTS TODAY (MARCH 10)
 
SONG IS THE TITLE TRACK AND LATEST SINGLE FROM
OSBOURNE’S #1 ROCK ALBUM
 
 
In the video for his latest single “Ordinary Man,” the title track of his new Epic Records album which features Elton John, OZZY OSBOURNE takes a retrospective look at his life and career. Watch the clip here.
 
 
 
In the video, directed by Stephen Lee Carr and produced by Sharon Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, Peter Glowski, R. Greg Johnston, and Stephen Lee Carr, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter sits in front of a screen watching clips and looking at photos from his early days with Black Sabbath to headlining venues around the world as a solo artist. Throughout, OSBOURNE faces good times and bad, going from melancholy as he views troubling moments (the loss of Randy Rhoads) to happy times alongside his wife and family.
 
In its first week of release, the critically acclaimed ORDINARY MANOSBOURNE‘s first new solo album in ten years–was the #1 rock album in the world, topping multiple charts in its triumphant first week of release. Worldwide, ORDINARY MAN entered the charts in the Top Ten in seven countries making it the highest charting album of OZZY‘s career.
 
ORDINARY MAN marks OSBOURNE‘s first new solo music in almost 10 years. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Beyond the core band, ORDINARY MAN, features a who’s-who of OZZY friends and collaborators including Elton John, Slash, Post Malone, and Tom Morello.
 
 
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OZZY OSBOURNE Cancels SXSW Appearances

DATE:         MARCH 5, 2020
 
FROM:        MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER
 
 
 
OZZY OSBOURNE
CANCELS SXSW APPEARANCES
 
Following recent cancellations by major corporations, artists, record companies and studios because of the ongoing threat of the coronavirus, OZZY OSBOURNE has likewise decided to cancel his upcoming appearance at SXSW.
 
OSBOURNE was scheduled to attend SXSW in support of the world premiere screening of “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne,” a two-hour documentary special exploring the many lives and decade-spanning career of the rock legend which is set to air this summer on A&E.
 
The “THE NINE LIVES OF OZZY OSBOURNE” documentary will trace his life from his childhood in poverty and time in prison, to fronting Black Sabbath and successful solo career, to becoming one of rock’s elder statesman and a loveable 21st century television dad. During his journey, Ozzy has continually reinvented himself and his career to propel himself toward greater success. As the Grammy-winning artist turns 70, he reflects on the intimate details of his successes, failures, and his unique ability for survival and perseverance. The documentary also features interviews with Sharon, Kelly and Jack Osbourne as well as friends and fellow musicians including Rick Rubin, Ice-T, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Jonathan Davis, Post Malone and more.
 
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OZZY OSBOURNE’s ‘Ordinary Man’ Is The #1 Rock Album In The World With Top Ten Positions In Seven Countries

 

DATE:        MARCH 3, 2020
 
FROM:       MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER
 
 

 

OZZY OSBOURNE’S
‘ORDINARY MAN’
IS THE #1 ROCK ALBUM IN THE WORLD
WITH TOP TEN POSITIONS IN SEVEN COUNTRIES
 
ALBUM IS THE HIGHEST CHARTING OF
OZZY’S CAREER AROUND THE WORLD
 
DEBUTS ON BILLBOARD CHARTS:
#1 ON TOP ROCK ALBUMS CHART
# 2 TOP ALBUM SALES CHART
#3 ON THE TOP 200
 
 

 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE‘s first new solo album in ten years, the critically acclaimed ORDINARY MAN (Epic Records), is the #1 rock album in the world, topping multiple charts in its triumphant first week of release.

 

In the U.S., the album entered the Billboard charts at #3 on the Top 200 chart, #2 on the Top Album Sales chart (making it his highest charting album ever on the tally, surpassing his No. 3 peak with Black Rain) and #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart. This marks OZZY‘s fifth consecutive Top 5 entry and sixth Top 10 entry on the Top 200 chart. It also places ahead of his most recent offering, SCREAM, which arrived at #4 in 2010.
 
Get the new album here.
 
Worldwide, ORDINARY MAN has entered the charts in the Top Ten in seven countries making it the highest charting album of OZZY‘s career. It debuted at #3 on the U.K. chart, breaking OZZY‘s previous peak on the charts 40 years ago for Blizzard of Ozz (which peaked at #7). OZZY also demolished his highest chart position in Australia, debuting at #4 and cracking the Top 10 there for the first time in his career. OZZY secured his solo career’s highest marks in Germany as well, coming in at #2. Elsewhere, the album earned Top Ten positions in Sweden at #1, the U.S. #3, Italy #6 and Ireland #6.
 
To celebrate the album’s arrival, OZZY made history by launching a worldwide tattoo sale and album listening event. Held on the eve of the album’s release (February 20), OZZY premiered his new album simultaneously at tattoo parlors in 57 cities around the world–making it the largest multi-city album release event in rock ‘n’ roll history. Globally more than 3,000 fans received exclusive OZZY-inspired tattoos created specifically for the one-day only event while hearing the album for the first time. Over 1,000 unique tattoo designs were created from some of the top artists around the world, with a total social reach of over 20 million. Here are some of the tattoo designs:
 
 
 
 
 
CREDIT (in order):
BERLIN – Bläckfisk Tattoo (artist: KALO)
SYDNEY – The Darling Parlour (artist: Daniel Joseph)
SÃO PAULO – Black Tree Ink (artist: Felipe Rodrigues Fe Rod)
SYDNEY – The Darling Parlour (artist: Habby Yuan)
BRUSSELS – La Boucherie Moderne (artist: Maelze Buth)
SYDNEY – The Darling Parlour (artist: Ginger Jeong)
LISBON – Queen Of Hearts Tattoos (artist: Ann d’Cor)

 

“To say that I’m honored is not enough,” OZZY says. “I’m truly blown away that 3,000 people got Ozzy-inspired tattoos.”
 
This campaign also inspired the re-release of the iconic 1992 tattoo merchandise collection from the ‘No More Tours’ tour archive. See the shirts and other album merch here.
 

 
On release day, OZZY also unveiled the Golden Ticket Sweepstakes. In the U.S. only, all physical copies of the album (CD, vinyl, cassette, and pre-saves) are bundled with a unique code. Fans may now enter their codes here to redeem for once-in-a-lifetime OZZY prizes. The prizes range from a trip for two to Los Angeles to have dinner with OZZY and Sharon Osbourne, a signed guitar, a Blizzard of Ozz platinum plaque, See You on the Other Side Box Set, and more.
 
ORDINARY MAN marks OSBOURNE‘s first new solo music in almost 10 years.  Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums.  Beyond the core band, ORDINARY MAN, features a who’s-who of OZZY friends and collaborators including Elton John, Slash, Post Malone, and Tom Morello.
 
 
 
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OZZY OSBOURNE Releases New Album, Holds a Record-Breaking Worldwide Tattoo Event and Attends Amoeba Music for Record Signing

 
 

 

DATE: FEBRUARY 21, 2020

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER

 

OZZY OSBOURNE
RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘ORDINARY MAN’
TODAY (FEBRUARY 21) WITH
HISTORY-MAKING GLOBAL TATTOO EVENT
YESTERDAY (FEBRUARY 20) &

LOS ANGELES IN-STORE SIGNING APPEARANCE AT AMOEBA RECORDS HOLLYWOOD TODAY

 

 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has released his first new solo album in ten years, the highly anticipated ORDINARY MAN (Epic Records). Get it here.

 

To celebrate the record’s arrival, OZZY made history by launching the largest global tattoo sale and album listening event ever across 50 cities worldwide on Thursday, February 20. Fans heard the record before anyone and were the first to choose from a collection of exclusive OZZY-inspired tattoo designs.

 

Today,OZZY returns to the world-famous Amoeba Records (where he last hosted an in-store in June 2010) in Hollywood, CA at 5:00pm. To attend, purchase ORDINARY MAN (available on CD, LP or picture disc) in-store at Amoeba Hollywood on February 21.

 

Additionally, OZZY today unveils the Golden Ticket Sweepstakes with the release. In the U.S. only, all physical copies of the album (CD, vinyl, cassette, and pre-saves) are bundled with a unique code. Beginning today, fans may enter their codes at ordinarymansweepstakes.com to redeem for once-in-a-lifetime OZZY prizes. The prizes range from a trip for two to Los Angeles to have dinner with OZZY and Sharon Osbourne, a signed guitar, a Blizzard of Ozz platinum plaque, See You on the Other Side Box Set, and more.

 

ORDINARY MAN was preceded by a trio of new OZZY classics. Epic rocker and first single “Under The Graveyard” tallied over 15 million streams and 5.3 million YouTube views on the music video. Premiered just last month, the title track and cinematic ballad “Ordinary Man” [feat. Elton John] eclipsed 7 million streams. Meanwhile, the metallic burner “Straight To Hell” [feat. Slash] scored 6.9 million streams and 4.2 million YouTube views on the music video.

Shared as the latest single last night, the album reunites OZZY with Post Malone on the thrashed-out ripper “It’s A Raid.” From the harmonica-driven devilish blues metal stomper “Eat Me” to the ominous and otherworldly trip “Scary Little Green Men” and the poetic choir-backed confessional “Holy For Tonight,” ORDINARY MAN represents every side of one of the most influential, insurgent, and impactful icons of all-time.

Experience ORDINARY MAN now.

 

ORDINARY MAN marks OSBOURNE‘s first new solo music in almost 10 years. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Beyond the core band, ORDINARY MAN, features a who’s-who of OZZY friends and collaborators including Elton John, Slash, Post Malone, and Tom Morello. Get the album here.

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OZZY OSBOURNE Teases Fans With Special Clip In Advance Of New Album ‘ORDINARY MAN’

 
 
Date: FEBRUARY 20, 2020
From: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER
OZZY OSBOURNE
TEASES FANS WITH
SPECIAL CLIP IN ADVANCE OF
HIS HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED
NEW ALBUM ‘ORDINARY MAN’

 

Ozzy is that you?

With Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE‘s highly-anticipated ORDINARY MAN (Epic Records) out tomorrow (February 21), he has shared a special clip in advance of the release. But who is the man under the cloak?! Watch the clip here.

ORDINARY MAN marks OSBOURNE‘s first new solo music in almost 10 years. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Beyond the core band, ORDINARY MAN, features a who’s-who of OZZY friends and collaborators including Elton JohnSlashPost Malone, and Tom Morello. Get the album here.

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OZZY OSBOURNE Cancels 2020 “No More Tours 2”

 
 

 

DATE: FEB 17, 2020

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER

 

OZZY OSBOURNE
CANCELS 2020
NORTH AMERICAN
“NO MORE TOURS 2” DATES
TO HEAD OVERSEAS
FOR ADDITIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENTS

OZZY OSBOURNE‘s 2020 North American “NO MORE TOURS 2” has unfortunately been cancelled to allow OSBOURNE to continue to recover from various health issues he has faced over the past year. This decision was made to accommodate fans who’ve been holding tickets for rescheduled shows and have been asked to change plans, some multiple times. Following promotional obligations for his new ORDINARY MAN album (out February 21), OSBOURNE will head to Europe for additional treatments.

 

“I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a shit year,” OSBOURNE said. “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six-eight weeks.

 

“I don’t want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it’s just not fair to the fans. I’d rather they get a refund now and when I do the North American tour down the road, everyone who bought a ticket for these shows will be the first ones in line to purchase tickets at that time.”

 

Refunds are available at the original point of purchase. All refunds, including fees, will be returned directly to the credit card used. Additionally, ticketholders who purchased “No More Tours 2” tickets will have first access to tickets when the next tour is announced.

 

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