BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ: 8/20/17
Ozzy Osbourne is set to perform “Bark at the Moon” during the Solar Eclipse at Moonstock 2017!
Moonstock is a four day Rock Festival (which is currently underway) at Walker’s Bluff in Carterville, IL. that leads up to the 2017 Solar Eclipse that will take place tomorrow. On August 21, 2017, a small portion of the United States will witness a type of total solar eclipse that hasn’t been visible in nearly forty years. To commemorate this event multiple KILO rock bands are performing in the festival or have already performed like Kyng, Saliva and Black Stone Cherry who kicked it off on Friday. Then yesterday Texas Hippie Coalition, Pop Evil, Theory of a Deadman, and Halestorm performed. Today and tonight Otherwise, All That Remains, Hellyeah and Five Finger Death Punch will take the stage. And tomorrow at approximately at 1:20 pm Eastern Standard Time, when light fades to darkness, the Prince of Darkness himself; Ozzy Osbourne will kick off his live set with the song Bark at the Moon! And his concert will wrap up Moonstock 2017!
“Waiting for Darkness” is the final track off of Ozzy’s third studio album Bark at the Moon (U.S. Edition) which was originally released in November of 1983. The album of course features former Mickey Ratt and Rough Cutt guitarist Jake E. Lee, who replaced guitarist Randy Rhoads after he was killed a year earlier in a plane crash. Bark at the Moon is also the only Ozzy studio album to feature drummer Tommy Aldridge, who just celebrated a birthday by the way. On Tues. Aug. 15 he turned 67. He was a fixture of Ozzy’s live band for several years in the early to mid-80s. He was fired after the recording of the album and replaced by the legendary Carmine Appice, (the brother of Vinny Appice who also played with Sabbath and Dio) Tommy returned mid-tour after Appice was removed by the Osbournes. The Bark at the Moon album peaked at number 19 on the Billboard album chart and within several weeks of release was certified Gold for over 500,000 sales in the United States. To date, it has sold over 3,000,000 copies in the US. The album was remastered on CD in 1995 and again (with a different mix) in 2002.
“Bark at the Moon” is the title from Ozzy’s 1983 album of the same name. And again it will be the song he plays to kick off his live set tomorrow at exactly the same exact time that total solar eclipse is scheduled to take place, at approximately at 1:20 pm Eastern Standard Time!