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 WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BLACK SABBATH, OZZY OR DIO SONGS? EMAIL ‘EM TO OZ@KILO943.COM

 


RANDY RHOADS TRIBUTE – BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ: 12/4/16

This Tuesday, December 6, 2016 would have been the late great Randy Rhoads 60th Birthday! Tonight we honor him with a couple of favorites!

This was Randy’s favorite track and the one that he was most proud of. It has a strong classical influence which demonstrates Randy’s ability to incorporate and blend it with Ozzy’s style of music. It is off ‘Blizzard of Ozz’, Ozzy’s debut solo album, released on 20 September 1980 in the UK and on 27 March 1981 in the US.

Every Randy Rhoads fan will tell you that this is hands down one of their all-time favorites! On this live version of “Suicide Solution”, Randy unleashes a jaw-dropping guitar solo that lasts over two minutes. Blisteringly fast, showing off his technical skills, while shredding in fluid beauty, live and in person. Randy’s guitar work is just amazing! That’s all I can say! You really have to hear it for yourself. The track is from ‘Tribute’ released in 1987 to honor Randy Rhoads. The recordings came from the Diary of a Madman Tour, which is the tour that Randy passed away on. Any fan of Randy-era Ozzy needs this album, as well as guitar players looking for inspiration!



HAPPY BIRTHDAY OZZY!!! BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ: 12/3/16

ON THIS DAY, A METAL LEGEND WAS BORN! Ozzy was born as John Michael Osbourne on December 3rd, 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, England. And the rest as they say… is Rock N’ Roll History!

Ozzy’s video for the song “Gets Me Through” from the ‘Down To Earth’ album. In the song Ozzy thanks his fans and attempts to set the record straight that his stage persona is precisely that and nothing more, stating, “I’m not the Anti-Christ or the Iron Man”.

From Ozzy’s ‘Black Rain’ album. Enjoy it while you still can!!! It has been getting pulled offline.

Ozzy Osbourne’s Birthday Concert at the Izod Center, NJ, on December 3rd, 2010.



BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ: 11/27/16

Speak of the Devil is a live album by Ozzy Osbourne. The album consists entirely of songs originally recorded by Black Sabbath. It was released on 27 November 1982. The album was entitled Talk of the Devil in the UK, that being the more commonly expressed idiom there.

Ozzy’s 1982 Live Album “Speak of the Devil (USA)”/”Talk of the Devil (UK)” was supposedly recorded live at the NYC Ritz on 9/26 and 9/27 of 1982. These two live videos that follow claim to be actual audience recordings of the September 26th 1982 show.

(It is almost impossible to find any actual videos with audio for this album listed on YouTube! They all claim, “It is not available in your country”. So, instead I have been forced to load these very low quality bootleg/fan recordings. If you really wanna hear it…JUST GO BUY THE ALBUM!!!)

The album sleeve states that it was recorded at The Ritz in New York on 26 and 27 September 1982, though this may not be entirely correct. Album producer Max Norman stated in 2007 that due to a limited budget, he had Ozzy and his band perform an entire show in the afternoon (of which day he wasn’t clear) with no audience. That performance was recorded in the event that the actual live performance that night was not of suitable quality for release. “At least we’ve got a choice and we’ll have more material to draw from”, he said. According to Norman, the finished album features three songs from that performance with crowd noise later added in post-production. Though Norman did not specifically identify which tracks he was referring to, he said “If you got nothing to do for a couple of days you could just lie there and listen to them in the headphones and figure out which songs had the real audience and which ones didn’t.” In the end this makes ‘Speak of the Devil’ just another in a long list of “live” albums that have benefited from studio enhancements.



BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ: 11/26/16

‘The Eternal Idol’ is the thirteenth studio album by Black Sabbath, released on November 23, 1987. It is the first Black Sabbath album to feature vocalist Tony Martin.

The album cover was intended to feature a picture of an Auguste Rodin sculpture from 1889 – also called “The Eternal Idol”; however, the album cover actually features two naked models covered in paint and positioned to resemble the piece of art because permission to photograph the actual sculpture could not be secured. The paint had toxic effects and the models had to go straight to hospital at the end of the photo shoot.



BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ: 11/20/16

In honor of Black Sabbath releasing the ‘Paranoid: Super Deluxe Edition’, I am giving you an All Covers Weekend! All songs being covered are originally from Sabbath’s iconic 2nd studio album!

Faith No More covered “War Pigs” on their 1989 release ‘The Real Thing’. This live recording of the song was included on the band’s 1991 live album, ‘Live at the Brixton Academy’. It was also featured on the first ‘Nativity In Black’ tribute album released in ’94.

Megadeth covered “Paranoid” for the 1994 Black Sabbath tribute album, ‘Nativity In Black’. It also appeared on their ‘Hidden Treasures’ EP in ’95.

Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid: Super Deluxe Edition’, arrived in stores yesterday (11/18/16) and it includes 4-CDs including the 2012 Paranoid Remaster, stereo fold down of rare Quad Mix & 2 live shows from 1970, a Hardbound book with new interviews, photos & memorabilia + poster & replica Paranoid tour program. It’s available HERE



BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ: 11/19/16

In honor of Black Sabbath releasing the ‘Paranoid: Super Deluxe Edition’, I am giving you an All Covers Weekend! All songs being covered are originally from Sabbath’s iconic 2nd studio album!

Brown Sabbath is the alter ego of nine-piece, Austin-based Latin psych-funk collective Brownout who delve deep into reinterpreting the catalog of metal godfathers, Black Sabbath. This cover of “Fairies Wear Boots” is off the
‘Brownout Presents: Brown Sabbath Vol. II’ album released October 28, 2016. It is their 2nd all Sabbath covers album.

“Planet Caravan” was covered by Pantera for their 1994 album ‘Far Beyond Driven’.

Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid: Super Deluxe Edition’, arrived in stores yesterday (11/18/16) and it includes 4-CDs including the 2012 Paranoid Remaster, stereo fold down of rare Quad Mix & 2 live shows from 1970, a Hardbound book with new interviews, photos & memorabilia + poster & replica Paranoid tour program. It’s available HERE



BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ: 11/13/16

Tonight I am serving up another double shot salute in honor of Veteran’s Day Weekend.

“Hand of Doom” is the 6th song on Black Sabbath’s second album Paranoid, released in 1970. It was written after the band had observed several US soldiers arriving in England from the Vietnam War in the late ’60s with severe drug addictions. It’s about them using drugs like heroin in order to forget the atrocities of war they had experienced, slowly destroying them from the inside. Slayer covered this song on the 2000 Black Sabbath tribute album, “Nativity in Black II”.

“Black Rain” is the title track from Ozzy’s tenth studio album, released in 2007. It is also the last album to feature long time guitarist and co-writer Zakk Wylde as well as drummer Mike Bordin, formerly of Faith No More. This song is specifically about the Iraq war and Ozzy’s critique of it. The killing of young men and women for oil and regarding the actions of the US and UK in the Middle East.



BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ: 11/12/16

In honor of Veterans Day I am serving up Military themed songs all weekend long!

“War Pigs” is a song from Black Sabbath’s second album Paranoid, released in 1970. The original title of “War Pigs” was “Walpurgis”, dealing with the witches’ sabbath, which is sort of like Christmas for Satanists. And to me, war was the big Satan”, said bassist and lyricist Geezer Butler. “It wasn’t about politics or government or anything. It was about evil. It’s an anti-war song.

“Masters of War” is a 2007 album by Mountain. The album consists entirely of Bob Dylan covers. This one features Ozzy on guest vocals. Ozzy and Mountain frontman Leslie West are long time friends. Leslie played the guitar solo on Ozzy’s cover of the Mountain song, Mississippi Queen for his 2005 Under Cover album. Ozzy once stated that Leslie was the first to teach him how to do cocaine properly!

Check out this exclusive sneak peek trailer from Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour, which had aired Sundays on HISTORY.



BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ: 11/6/16

‘Diary of a Madman’, Ozzy’s second solo studio album turns 35 too! It was released on 7 November 1981, and re-issued on CD on 22 August 1995. It is the final album recorded with late guitarist Randy Rhoads. Reception of the album was generally quite positive. In particular, the neo-classical guitar work of Rhoads has received much praise. An altered version appeared in 2002 with the original bass and drum parts removed and re-recorded. In 2011, a Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition was released with all original parts restored. To date, the album has sold over 3 million copies worldwide.

Ozzy performs LIVE at the 1983 US FESTIVAL (5/29/83)

Metallica cover’s Diary of a Madman at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA for the MusiCares MAPfund on May 12, 2014



BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ: 11/5/16

‘Mob Rules’ just turned 35! Black Sabbath’s tenth studio album was released on November 4, 1981. It followed 1980’s ‘Heaven and Hell’, and it was the second and last Black Sabbath studio album to feature Ronnie James Dio prior to the ’92 album Dehumanizer. It was the first Sabbath album to feature Vinny Appice on drums, who had replaced original member Bill Ward in the middle of the previous year’s tour.

In an interview for the concert film Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven and Hell, Geezer Butler cites “The Sign of the Southern Cross” as his favorite Mob Rules track because “it gave me a chance to experiment with some bass effects.” (It’s also my favorite!)

Check out this killer liver version off of 2007’s Heaven & Hell: Live From Radio City Music Hall

The very first new recording Black Sabbath made after the Heaven and Hell album was a version of the title track “The Mob Rules” for the soundtrack of the animated film Heavy Metal. The track “E5150” also is heard in the film but is not included in the soundtrack. Do you remember this badass scene in the movie? So freakin’ awesome!