Tonight I am giving you a couple of kick ass collaborations between Ozzy and other artists.
Coal Chamber covered Peter Gabriel’s “Shock the Monkey” on their 1999 album Chamber Music. It features guest vocals by Ozzy Osbourne. The cover helped launch the band into the mainstream music scene as well. Coal Chamber played in the first Ozzfest in 1996 and with the bit of commercial success they received after Chamber Music, the band toured on several headlining and festival tours. They managed to catch the attention of Ozzy Osbourne’s wife and manager Sharon Osbourne who became their manager as well.
“Iron Head” featuring guest vocals by Ozzy Osbourne appears on Rob Zombie’s second solo album, 2001’s The Sinister Urge. On the collaboration, Zombie stated “I thought that somehow the song didn’t seem special enough. Somehow I thought that it wasn’t as good as it should be and I had been talking to Ozzy a lot and working on stuff for the tour and someone was like, ‘Why don’t you just get Ozzy to f*cking do it?’ It was like, duh. Sometimes you don’ think of the obvious ideas.” Rob Zombie and Ozzy Osbourne toured together that year on “A Night of Merry Mayhem”, a 33-city jaunt formerly known as the Black Christmas tour. Ozzy changed the tour’s name in light of the events of September 11. The two-month trek kicked off on Halloween in Tucson, Arizona., and then the creepy caravan rolled through the country before returning to the Grand Canyon State and wrapping up on New Year’s Eve in Phoenix.