Sunday, April 13, 2008


As I've mentioned, it looks like the Ozzfest is going to follow Lollapalooza's example and go from being a traveling summer tour to a one-weekend event, and it looks like this year it will be headlined by Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica.
A cool combo: one of my first concerts was Ozzy with Metallica opening. This was before Cliff Burton had died, and Metallica was a hungry up-and-coming unstoppable band, and they easily blew Ozzy away. I've seen Oz a number of times since then (both solo and with Black Sabbath) and every time he's been way better than that first show.
Anyway, I think this is the way to go for Ozzfest: Ozzy needs too many nights between shows, and that probably doesn't work for all the other bands on the tour. Making it a one-weekend thing is probably ideal. What would be really awesome would be Ozzy doing a solo set one night, and playing with Sabbath the next. It will be interesting to see if this rumor turns out to be true.

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