TRACE THE ROOTS OF OZZY OSBOURNE WITH KILO’S OWN BOBBY OZ SATURDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHTS AT 9PM!
At a time when heavy metal forefather Ozzy Osbourne was struggling with sobriety and working with a new production team, he released one of the most successful albums of his solo career! ‘No More Tears’ which featured blazing performances by guitarist Zakk Wylde and four songs co-written by Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, came out on Sept. 17, 1991.
Black Sabbath were reaching beyond their own musical roots by the time they recorded their fourth album in 1972, coming up with an amalgam of classic heavy riffing, a growing sense of melody and even some touches of progressive rock. ‘Vol. 4’ released in September 1972, endures as a classic today – even though it was almost derailed by the band’s growing substance abuse. Black Sabbath had never been shy about advertising their fondness for drugs, even recording an homage to marijuana titled “Sweet Leaf” on the previous LP. But the band had taken a dive into cocaine by ’72, and the effects of the drug informed many aspects of the new album, especially in the lyrics. Many of the album’s lyrics seemingly derive from the paranoid delusions of cocaine abuse, while the Sabbath classic “Snowblind” is an open celebration of the drug that the group intended as the title song of the album until their nervous record company intervened.
This Tuesday ‘Blizzard Of Ozz’ turns 36! With the original release of the album on Sept. 20, 1980, Ozzy Osbourne initiated one of the most improbable career comebacks in rock history, silencing scores of unbelievers who felt the former Black Sabbath singer could never make it on his own. Instead, an instant classic was born! ‘Blizzard’ is the first of two studio albums Ozzy recorded with guitar prodigy Randy Rhoads. His iconic riffs and masterful shredding turned him into a living legend! Tracks such as ‘Crazy Train,’ ‘Mr. Crowley’ and ‘Suicide Solution’ solidified him as one of, if not the best, metal guitarist of his time … OH, and Ozzy’s vocals are pretty awesome too!
Ozzy performed both “Crazy Train” and “Mr. Crowley” live on the After Hours TV show in Rochester, NY in 1981.
Tomorrow, September 18th, Black Sabbath’s iconic 2nd studio album ‘Paranoid’ turns 46. It contains several of the band’s signature songs and is often regarded as one of the most quintessential and influential albums in heavy metal history! Tonight at 9 I will highlight a couple of important tracks from it.
Black Sabbath’s Paranoid/Iron Man Promotional Video from 1970
Metallica & Ozzy TOGETHER! Taken from the 2009 Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame concert at Madison Square Garden, NYC
Tonight at 9 I am serving up more of those KILO Staff picks with tracks that were chosen by our very own Ox and Hatcher!
This one coming off of Black Sabbath’s 2nd studio album ‘Paranoid’ released back in 1970 was chosen by Ox.
And this one picked by Hatcher is from Vol. 4, the fourth studio album by Sabbath, dropped back in ’72.
Tonight at 9 I talk with Mike Odd the manager for MAC SABBATH who will be playing the Black Sheep this Thursday, September 15th. Get your tickets to the show by clicking HERE.
… OR listen to win in BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ!
Tonight at 9 it’s all about Ozzy’s infidelities in BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ!
This song is about prostitutes that Black Sabbath bassist and lyricist Geezer Butler saw in Florida while they were there recording the Technical Ecstasy album. (Sharon recently claimed that Ozzy has been screwing around on her for years with loads of dirty women)
This one is all about porn addiciton. (Ozzy revealed he is undergoing “intense therapy for his sex addiction)
Tonight at 9 I am giving you a Zakk Wylde Concert Cool Down in BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ!
Here’s the original song and video off of Zakk Wylde’s – Book of Shadows II in stores now.
Saturday 5/9 (Kick Off)
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (from “Black Sabbath”)
Black Sabbath – God Is Dead? (from “13”)
Sunday 5/10 (My Favorite Tracks)
Black Sabbath – Children of the Grave (from “Master of Reality”)
Ozzy Osbourne – Diary of a Madman (from “Diary of a Madman”)
Saturday 5/16 (Dio Tribute)
Dio – Metal Will Never Die (from “Bitten By The Beast”)
Tenacious D – Dio (from “Tenacious D”)
Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell (from “Heaven and Hell”)
Sunday 5/17 (Dio Tribute)
Black Sabbath – I (from “Dehumanizer”)
Rainbow in the Dark – Corey Taylor (from “Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life”)
Saturday 5/23 (Ozzy feat. Jake E. Lee)
Ozzy – Bark at the Moon (from “Bark at the Moon”)
Ozzy – Shot in the Dark (from “The Ultimate Sin”)
Sunday 5/24 (Covers)
Faith No More – War Pigs (from “The Real Thing”)
Anthrax – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (from “I’m the Man EP”)
Saturday 5/30 (Ozzy & Friends/Collaborations)
Ozzy with Primus – N.I.B. (from “Nativity in Black II”)
Lita Ford & Ozzy – Close My Eyes Forever (from “Lita”)
Sunday 5/31 (The Sabbath Family Tree)
Tony Iommi feat. Dave Grohl – Goodbye Lament (from “Iommi”)
GZR – Invisible
Ozzy – Mr. Crowley (from “Blizzard of Ozz”)
Ozzy – Gets Me Through (from “Down to Earth”)
Black Sabbath – Symptom of the Universe (from “Sabotage”)
Black Sabbath – Fairies Wear Boots (from “Paranoid”)
Saturday 6/13 (Ozzy Live)
Ozzy – I Don’t Want To Change The World (from “Live & Loud”)
Ozzy – Crazy Train (from “Tribute”)
Sunday 6/14 (The Other Side of Sabbath)
Black Sabbath feat. Ian Gillan – Trashed (from “Born Again”)
Black Sabbath feat. Tony Martin – Virtual Death (from “Cross Purposes”)
Saturday 6/20 (Up In Smoke)
Black Sabbath – Sweet Leaf (from “Master of Reality”)
Ozzy – Flying High Again (from “Diary of a Madman”)
Sunday 6/21 (Father’s Day)
Ozzy – Crazy Babies (from “No Rest for the Wicked “)
Ozzy – My Little Man (from “Ozzmosis”)
Saturday 6/27 (Ozzy & Friends)
Coal Chamber with Ozzy – Shock The Monkey (from “Chamber Music”)
Motörhead, Ozzy & Slash – I Ain’t No Nice Guy (from “March ör Die”)
Sunday 6/28 (Zakk Attack)
Black Label Society – Stillborn (from “The Blessed Hellride”)
Black Label Society – In This River (from “Mafia”)
Saturday 7/4 (4th of July)
Ozzy – I Don’t Wanna Stop (from “Black Rain”)
Ozzy – Breaking All the Rules (from “No Rest for the Wicked”)
Sunday 7/5 (Covers)
Slayer – Hand of Doom (from “Nativity in Black II”)
Pantera – Electric Funeral (from “Nativity in Black II”)