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OZZY OSBOURNE: ‘Memoirs Of A Madman’ Audio And Video Collections To Be Released In October

OZZY OSBOURNE: ‘Memoirs Of A Madman’ Audio And Video Collections To Be Released In October

'Memoir of A Madman'

‘Memoir of A Madman’

This October, the career of rock icon OZZY OSBOURNE will be celebrated with the Epic Records/Legacy Recordings MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN collections.

Due out October 7MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN (CD) serves as a career spanning audio release, featuring 17 of OZZY’s greatest hit singles compiled in one place for the first time in his career and will be available in a single CD, two-LP setand two-LP picture disc set configurations.  Pre-order now available at Amazon.

The MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN (DVD) is a definitive visual two-disc DVD set which includes classic music videos, along with unreleased and out-of-print live performances, plus interviews from his solo career.  Both sets offer fans of the multi-platinum recording artist, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time Grammy® winning singer and songwriter hours of entertainment from OZZY’s distinguished solo career.  Pre-order also available atAmazon.

On July 22, fans got a sneak peek of MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN via Twitter. By using #OzzyRules in accordance with the number of tweets, engaged fans were able to unscramble the cover artwork and unlock a video teaser (http://smarturl.it/ozzy_memoirs_teaser).

In addition, an exclusive AUTOGRAPHED limited edition fan bundle will be available (http://myplay.me/1abf).  This includes an autographed poster, 2 DVD set, CD, 2 LP picture disc vinyl, along with a Creative Allies fan designed poster, which will feature an image personally chosen by OZZY (Http://creativeallies.com/contests/977-create-artwork-for-ozzy-osbourne).


Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne

OSBOURNE’s ongoing solo career spans four decades–as both a successful solo artist and as the lead singer of Black Sabbath–and his music is as relevant today as ever; it still resonates daily on TV, in movies, on radio and at stadium sports events. OZZY’s latest solo release–his tenth studio album, 2010’s Scream–debuted at No. 4 on the Billboardcharts, featuring the No. 1 Mainstream Rock smash “Let Me Hear You Scream.”

From the first notes of OZZY’s 1980’s solo debut Blizzard Of Ozz and follow-up Diary Of A Madman to classic albumsNo More Tears and Scream, no hard rock solo artist has had quite the same reach as OZZY; his distinctive vocal delivery and larger than life onstage persona quickly endeared him to millions of rockers.  OZZY immediately had the attention of fans of heavy music with rock staples “Crazy Train,” “Mr. Crowley” and “Flying High Again.”  With the 1991release No More Tears, OZZY continued his radio success with acclaimed and hugely successful singles “No More Tears” and the smash hit “Mama, I’m Coming Home.”

The track list is as follows:

1. Crazy Train

2. Mr. Crowley

3. Flying High Again

4. Over The Mountain

5. Bark At The Moon

6. The Ultimate Sin

7. Miracle Man

8. No More Tears (edit)

9. Mama, I’m Coming Home

10. Road To Nowhere

11. Perry Mason

12. I Just Want You

13. Gets Me Through

14. Dreamer

15. I Don’t Wanna Stop

16. Life Won’t Wait

17. Let Me Hear You Scream

Details on the Memoirs of a Madman 2 DVD are as follows:

DVD One features more than two dozen of OZZY’s classic and unforgettable  music videos from across his discography, including a bonus alternate version of “Mama, I’m Coming Home” and making-of footage from the videos “Let Me Hear You Scream” and “Life Won’t Wait.”

DVD Two features live performances and interview clips spanning OZZY’s solo journey, much of which makes its debut on DVD. Some selections have appeared on long out-of-print VHS releases; others will be seen here for the first time, making this an essential package for fans old and new. OZZY’s union of music and visuals could not be more perfect, and the Memoirs Of A Madman DVD showcases that to brilliant effect.

The Memoirs Of A Madman DVD track listing is as follows:



Bark At The Moon

So Tired

The Ultimate Sin

Lightning Strikes

Crazy Train

Miracle Man

Crazy Babies

Breaking All The Rules

No More Tears

Mama, I’m Coming Home

Mr. Tinkertrain

Time After Time

Road To Nowhere

I Don’t Want To Change The World (Live)


Perry Mason

I Just Want You

See You On The Other Side

Back On Earth

Gets Me Through


In My Life

I Don’t Wanna Stop

Let Me Hear You Scream

Life Won’t Wait

Let It Die



Mama, I’m Coming Home (alternate version)

The Making of Let Me Hear You Scream

The Making of Life Won’t Wait



Rochester, NY 1981

I Don’t Know

Suicide Solution

Mr. Crowley

Crazy Train


Ozzy’s Bunker

Albuquerque, NM 1982

Over The Mountain


MTV 1982

New York, NY 1982

Fairies Wear Boots (clip)


Ozzy’s Bunker

Entertainment USA 1984


Kansas City, MO 1986

(Jake E Lee, Phil Soussan, Randy Castillo)

Bark At The Moon

Never Know Why


Ozzy’s Bunker

Killer Of Giants

Thank God For The Bomb

Secret Loser


Ozzy’s Bunker

Philadelphia, PA 1989

(Zakk Wylde, Geezer Butler, Randy Castillo)

Bloodbath In Paradise

Tattooed Dancer

Miracle Man


MTV 1989

Marquee, UK 1991

(Zakk Wylde, Mike Inez, Randy Castillo)

Bark At The Moon (clip)


Studio 1992

San Diego, CA 1992

(Zakk Wylde, Mike Inez, Randy Castillo)

I Don’t Want To Change The World

Road To Nowhere


Japan 1992


Ozzy’s Bunker

No More Tears


Studio 1992



MTV 1992

Mama, I’m Coming Home


Studio 1992

Ozzmosis Recording Session 1995


Ozzfest 1996

(Joe Holmes, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)

Perry Mason


Fame & Fortune


Tokyo, Japan 2001

(Zakk Wylde, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)

Gets Me Through


Fame & Fortune


Ozzfest 2007

(Zakk Wylde, Blasko, Mike Bordin)

Not Going Away


Black Rain Photo Shoot


Las Vegas, NV 2007

(Zakk Wylde, Blasko, Mike Bordin, Adam Wakeman)

I Don’t Wanna Stop


Scream Recording Session 2010


London, England 2010

(Gus G, Blasko, Tommy Clufetos, Adam Wakeman)

Let Me Hear You Scream



Philadelphia, PA 1989

(Zakk Wylde, Geezer Butler, Randy Castillo)

Flying High Again


Tokyo, Japan 2001

(Zakk Wylde, Robert Trujillo, Mike Bordin)







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Black Sabbath: Original Lineup Reunites For New Album and World Tour!

Black Sabbath: Original Lineup Reunites For New Album and World Tour!

Today is National Metal Day, 11-11-11, so it is only fitting that the stars would align to bring fans around the world something truly special! The original lineup of the legendary heavy metal band Black Sabbath has reunited! The band boasts the impressive lineup of Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Bill Ward (drums).

The group made the announcement during a press conference today (Nov. 11) at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles, where Sabbath played its first show in the city exactly 41 years ago. Black Sabbath will headline Download Festival, which will take place between June 8-10 in Donington Park, England.

The group’s first studio effort in 33 years will be produced by the legendary Rick Rubin (Metallica, Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash, System of A Down, Slipknot).

A world tour will follow, including an appearance at the U.K.’s Download festival on June 12, 2012. Check out the announcement video below!

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Lita Ford: The Next Chapter In Her Rockin’ History

Lita Ford: The Next Chapter In Her Rockin’ History

Lita Ford: Returns To RockIt was the mid-70’s when Lita Ford, alongside her bandmates in The Runaways, exploded onto the scene. In the 80’s, Lita Ford went solo and rose to superstardom as one of the premiere rock acts of that decade. As the music industry began to change, Ford left the stage to take on her biggest challenge to yet raising a family. Today, three decades after setting out on her musical journey, Lita Ford stands ready to return to the limelight and once again take the industry by storm. Jason Price of Live-Metal.Net recently had the opportunity to ask Lita about her past, her upcoming album and what we can expect from her highly anticipated return to the realm of rock n’ roll.

How did music first come into your life?

My cousin took me to a concert when I was 13 years old and it changed my life. I wanted to become the person on the stage. I wanted to create the energy that I felt that night. It was a life changing experience.

What drove you to make music your career?

It was a gift from God. It came naturally.

What has kept you inspired through the years?

My kids. Watching them try to learn how to play the guitar or drums or perform on stage. It’s been a lot of fun.

You rose to superstardom and then decided to step out of the spotlight. Was there any particular reason you decided to take a break?

The music industry had changed so drastically that there really wasn’t a place for me at the time. I had just gotten married  almost 15 years ago! Also, I was pretty tired of all the ASSHOLES in the industry. It was time for a break and time to start a family.

The obvious question fans would want to know is what have you been up to these past few years?

When we had our boys, all I wanted to do was be a great mother and raise them the best I could. Family is the most important thing to us everything else is secondary.

Was there any specific event that made decide now was the time for you to make your return to the scene?

Not really. A few nudging phone calls from an inspiring friend and an itch that wouldn’t go away.

Was there ever any doubt in your mind that you would one day return?

I always hoped I would, wasn’t too sure though because I wasn’t going to leave my family at home and the kids were too young to travel with us. Now they’re older and they like to ROCK!

You got a band together and played some shows earlier this year… What was it like to be back in the spotlight in front of the fans at Rocklahoma?

The welcome back was HUGE! It was overwhelming! Hats off to all the fans that stuck through the storms there. It was pretty fierce but they stayed and rocked out with us!

You recently announced that you will be working on a new album for a 2009 release, what can you tell us about the project?

Heavier than ever, nastier than ever, more sexual than ever. Very personal lyrics  yeah me and Jim are freaks! There will be no denying that when everyone hears the new songs!

Would the new material be “Classic Lita” or more of a departure? Sonically, what can we expect?

Raunchy filth with a touch of class and a whole lotta ass!

Do you have a typically writing process that you use when you start working on new music?

Every song is different. Jim (Gillette) and I wrote the new songs with Greg Hampton. Greg just wrote and co produced the new Alice Cooper album. Lyrically, Jim and I would go back and forth comparing notes from the night before:

Lita – Did I really say that???

Jim – Uh yes you did Honey!

Lita – I told you to stick your *$&@^#* in my  *#^%*#?

Jim – Uh yes you did!

Lita – Ok, go with it!

We’re having two versions of the album, a PG and a XXX.

How did you go about selecting the musicians you will be taking into the studio with you?

We had auditions in NY. This is my best band ever!

Stet Howland: Drums

Michael T Ross: Keys

JC: Bass

I handle all the guitars.

Is there a tentative title or release date for the album at the moment?

Title, yes but it’s a secret! Release date? Sometime around the summer. Can’t wait!

Is it safe to say that we will see you hit the road in support of the album when it is released?

Yes – we plan on playing at least 75 shows in 2009!

What do you hope that people come away with after listening to your music or seeing your live performance?

Listening to my music, I guess high on the list would be that chicks can rock a guitar! Also with these songs I tried to show that you can be a mom, have a family, make dinner and still be a FREAK with your man when the kids go to sleep! Just because we’re getting older and have real lives doesn’t mean we have to get boring! Actually we’re getting freakier and freakier! When you hear the songs you’ll know what I’m talking about! The live show is all about forgetting everything and having fun. I want the audience to forget all their problems and responsibilities for an hour and just rock. Feel that intense energy that I did when I was 13. Hopefully I can cause the same kind of impact that my first concert had on me!

You recently worked with Dee Snider for a duet on “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and shot a video for that song. What was that experience like for you?

Twisted Sister = Awesome! It was great working with them! Dee is a great talent and a great friend of our family. He’s also one of the people that helped pull me out of hiding. We’re very excited to see the Christmas video as they’re working on it right now. It was a lot of fun.

Is their something that jumps out at you in your mind as the defining moment of your career?

A tidal wave coming at me and it’s happening right now! Actually I do kind of have something. Sometimes when I’m walking through an airport or having a bite to eat at a restaurant someone will come up to me and tell me how they started playing guitar because of me. Or a girl will start crying and tell me that my music really helped her through some rough times. I’m so glad to know that I’ve touched so many people’s lives. It’s a wonderful feeling to know you’ve helped people. People that you don’t even know. I love that.

In regards to your career, is there anything you would do again differently if you had the chance?

I think I did pretty good. No, I wouldn’t change anything.

You recently performed at the ‘Rock For The Cure’ charity event for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. How did you first get involved with this great cause and what was that performance like for you?

My mother passed away in 1990 from breast cancer. I feel like I have an obligation to do something, anything I can to help find a cure. The show was magic. There were 2 little girls there that brought in over $2000!!! They were incredible, they had a lemonade stand and a garage sale! Incredible young ladies!

I think many fans definitely would like to know if the door is still open for a Runaways reunion. Is that something that we may see materialize at some point?

Sorry but uh, No!

You were asked to be a part of VH1’s Surreal Life in 2007. Any specific reason why you turned it down?

It was bad timing.

Ever had a “Spinal Tap Moment” on stage?

My old drummer Randy Castillo stood up during a drum solo and put his foot up on his floor tom to change the pitch and his parachute pants ripped completely open exposing all his manhood to the audience. He didn’t even care he just kept right on drummin’. I covered my eyes and laughed.

Seeing that you were hugely successful in an era where rock was a largely male dominated field, do feel that it is any easier for women in rock these days?

It’s still a male dominated field but some of us women know how to play some of the men! HA HA and I’m not talking sexual this time!

Do you think music today, and rock n’ roll in particular, has lost it’s flair from the past?

It’s changed it’s different but not lost.

What does a lifelong guitar player like yourself think of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band video game craze we are currently having?

The Rockers from yesterday are leading the path for the next generation of Rockers! I love it!

What is the best piece of advice you could give to those who are just starting out and considering making a career in the music industry?

Cut one leg off and enter an ass kicking contest, it would be easier! Just kidding. Follow your dreams! I did and it’s been an incredible journey.

Is there anything else you want to add or let your fans know?

I wouldn’t be a legend if not for the support of my fans. Thanks for making my life. God bless all of you.

Related Links:

www.myspace.com/litaford – Official Myspace Page of Lita Ford

www.bcrfcure.org – The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
www.komen.org – Susan G. Komen For The Cure

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