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Ozzy Osbourne Offers Health Update On ‘The Osbournes Podcast’

Rock’s royal family is officially back with their freshly revived ‘The Osbournes Podcast,’ which essentially acts as a spin-off of their early aughts television series, ‘The Osbournes.’ The first episode of the second season, which aired today on September 12, delves into the family’s rollercoaster ride over the past several years, including Jack and Kelly Osbourne’s ventures into parenthood. Additionally, the premiere episode highlights matriarchal leader Sharon Osbourne‘s journey to finding her voice during this time frame and features Ozzy Osbourne discussing his recent health struggles, including a botched spin surgery.  Over the past several years, the Prince of Darkness… Read more »


Ozzy Osbourne treated in Denver hospital

Ozzy Osbourne was treated at a Denver hospital for “a minor outpatient procedure” over the weekend before flying to the next stop on his latest tour, his management company said on Sunday. His ailment was not disclosed, but NBC affiliate KUSA-TV reported on its Web site that Osbourne underwent surgery for a blood clot on Saturday night following a show. He had complained of leg pain for most of the day, KUSA said. A spokesman for the 58-year-old musician did not immediately reply to an email seeking more information. A statement from Osbourne’s management read: “Ozzy Osbourne had a minor… Read more »


Ozzy Osbourne to Headline Roskilde Fest

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Ozzy Osbourne and heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath will be among the headliners at this year’s Roskilde Festival, one of Europe’s largest music events. Osbourne, who grew up in Birmingham, central England, rose to stardom with Black Sabbath in the 1970s before launching a solo career. It will be the band’s sole summer festival appearance, organizers said Wednesday. Last year, 75,000 tickets were sold for the outdoor event, where more than 150 artists, including the Pixies, Morrissey, Sahara Hotnights and Avril Lavigne, performed on Roskilde’s six stages. This year’s festival, which also will include performances by Green… Read more »


Court Won't Hear Ozzy Osbourne Dispute

Two musicians who claim they’ve been cheated by rocker Ozzy Osbourne got no sympathy Monday from the Supreme Court. Justices refused to consider the appeal of bassist Robert Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake, who sued in 1998 seeking royalties for their work on Osbourne albums “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary of a Madman.” Los Angeles attorney Nate Kraut said his musician clients have been denied credit for writing songs that are now used in television commercials and during NFL games. “Their music is literally everywhere,” he told justices in a filing. A California judge had dismissed the lawsuit that named… Read more »


Ozzy Osbourne Confirms Black Sabbath Reunion In Works

Ozzy Osbourne confirmed in a radio interview on Wednesday (March 31) that negotiations are underway for Black Sabbath to perform on this summer’s Ozzfest, according to Blabbermouth.net. Asked if the rumors about a Sabbath reunion had any basis in truth, Ozzy replied, “I believe so.” Ozzy would not confirm anything else, including the rumor that Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler had rejoined his solo band, because he apparently did not want to get “yelled at” by wife and manager Sharon Osbourne. Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi confirmed to LAUNCH earlier this week that talks about a Sabbath appearance at Ozzfest had commenced.… Read more »


Ozzy Osbourne Denied Hometown Honor

Ozzy Osbourne will not receive the Freedom Of Birmingham, the highest honor that can be awarded to a citizen of the British city, according to the icbirmingham.co.uk website. City Councillor Tony Kennedy led a campaign to bestow the award upon Ozzy by claiming that his battle to overcome drug and alcohol addiction could be a model for residents of the city. But other councillors shot the idea down, saying they wouldn’t vote for the heavy metal legend. Councillor Coun John Hemming said, “Frankly, the idea of Osborne as a role model is laughable. I can’t see many parents wanting their… Read more »


And The Tony Award Goes To… Ozzy Osbourne?

Call it “Diary of Another Madman.” Ozzy Osbourne, who titled his second solo album Diary of a Madman, is writing a Broadway musical based on the nutty Russian monk Rasputin. The Prince of Darkness already has material written for the project and plans to record it at a studio he is building in the famed Osbournes house, he said last week. Ozzy, who recently parted with his longtime label, also said that when he releases the songs, or any recordings for that matter, he’ll distribute them independently. “We don’t like record labels,” the singer’s wife and manager, Sharon, said, sticking… Read more »


Robert Thomson, Tour Manager for Ozzy Osbourne, Passes Away

Robert “Bobby” Thomson (50), longtime tour manager for Ozzy Osbourne, passed away in his sleep and was discovered this morning in his Detroit hotel room. He was in Detroit with Ozzfest. Thomson had been battling throat cancer for the last 18 months. Born in Wallyford, Scotland, Thomson had worked with Ozzy Osbourne for over 23 years. He is survived by his wife, Terri, and two sons, Kevin (19) and Jacob (10). “We are devastated by the loss of our dear friend Bobby,” said Ozzy Osbourne. “He has been a part of our family for 23 years and loved very much.… Read more »


Ozzy Osbourne No-Show at Wash. Concert

Ozzy Osbourne was a no-show at Saturday night’s Ozzfest concert at the new White River Amphitheatre. There was no official explanation why Osbourne didn’t perform, but front man David Draiman told the crowd, “Keep Ozzy in your prayers tonight. Let’s hope he gets well soon.” Osbourne, whose family life is the subject of an MTV reality series, “The Osbournes,” was reportedly recovering from laryngitis, which had caused him to miss a few previous shows. The Ozzfest Web site said Osbourne’s doctor had ordered him to rest his vocal cords.


Ozzy Osbourne Talks About Cancer Free Sharon

Ozzy Osbourne is gearing up for a tour in June and OzzFest in July, but for now he’s happy to be spending time with wife Sharon. Ozzy had a tough time with Sharon’s ordeal with cancer, but he is relieved that the “unstoppable Sharon” is now cancer-free. “Sharon is my hero because I watched her go through hell in these last seven or eight months with these chemotherapy treatment that she’s had,” Ozzy said. “She had her tests last week and they said that she’s cancer free. But, she’s got to keep going for tests. And I keep trying to… Read more »

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