Ozzy Osbourne

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    July 29, 2014

    Zakk Wylde: "When You Grow Into a Big Rock Star You Can Ask For All the Cocaine and Dildos You Can Imagine"

    By Katherine Turman Zakk Wylde is a fount of useful knowledge for rock stars-in-training. In his 2013 book, Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berzerker's Guide to World Tour Domination, the Black Label Society singer/guitarist advises young musicians not to demand too much too soon: "Be ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Last Shot: Cancer Fatigue is Starting to Beat Me Down

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    The Six Sweetest Riffs of All Time

    I, Ryan James Wasoba, hereby announce that, after over a year and a half of weekly contributions, the end of my Nitpick Six column is upon us. As such, it's bucket list time. This space is usually reserved for microscopic aspects of music, but now let's go big. These are the six sweetest riffs of ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    The Top Ten Ways to Piss Off Your Bartender at a Music Venue

    When I'm not raking in the millions writing for music blogs, I, much like many of my fellow artsy-fartsies and anti-professionals, have to earn my dough in the service industry. Working directly with customers in any job can be a trying and frustrating experience, and especially in the bar industry ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    The 25 Creepiest Heavy Metal Album Covers

    Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... By Jason Roche See ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    25 gorgeous GIFs from Lollapalooza 2012

    See Also: Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You Ready for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME GIFS?! This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was i ... More >>

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    May 22, 2012

    Six Most Overused Rhymes

    You've been there, listening to a song for the first time, hearing the word at the end of one lyric and thinking "please don't end the next line with (insert predictable rhyme here)." Of course, nine out of ten times, the internalized wish is futile. Nobody expects songwriters to reinvent the wheel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Six Best Bands Named Black _____

    The Black Keys headlined the first day of Coachella. Black Sabbath is about to play Lollapalooza. Local metal phenom Black Fast just wowed a crowd at Euclid Records for Record Store Day. These are all reminders that black is the official color of rock & roll. Here are the six best "Black ______" ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Funky Butt Brass Band Holiday Brasstravaganza: Voodoo Christmas

    Courtesy of Funky Butt Brass Band​The Funky Butt Brass Band, St. Louis' finest purveyors of second-line struttin', is about to unleash its annual holiday throwdown on Saturday night at Off Broadway. Now in its third year, the Holiday Brasstravaganza gives the six-piece a chance to thoroughly f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Six Best Blatant Drug References In Song

    ​Drugs are a crucial part of the classic triumvirate of rock & roll; very few things in our society are of enough import to rival "sex." As a result, drugs have been mentioned and implied in countless songs crossing every imaginable genre. I'm sure there's some Indonesian Gamelan track about o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    The 10 Most WTF Crimes Committed by Musicians

    ​Surely you have heard the charges made against Coheed and Cambria's bassist, Michael Todd, alleging that he robbed a Walgreens pharmacy before a performance, leaving with multiple bottles of oxycodone and hailing a taxi to the band's performance in Massachusetts. Hilariously baffling? Of cour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Celebrating 420: Eight Classic Songs About Pot

    The many faces of 420.​It's almost that time of year again -- April 20th. Better known to millions of people as 420, the (un)official holiday for stoners and pot enthusiasts everywhere. In honor of this day, we present eight classic songs celebrating the herb that has brought laughter to many, ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Last Collector Standing: Cliff Hardesty, Owner of CD Reunion, on BBQing with Ozzy and the Who's Iconic Album Covers

    Jon Scorfina​Sometimes the best reason to collect records is for the unabashed love of the music. Picking up from a short winter hiatus, Last Collector Standing met up with Cliff Hardesty, who, above anything else, is a genuine music lover. He is also the owner of multiple record stores, inclu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2011

    Review: Ozzy Osbourne at the Scottrade Center, Friday, January 14

    Todd OwyoungOzzy Osbourne last night at the Scottrade Center​"The crazier you fuckers go, the longer we will play," Ozzy Osbourne crowed to the audience at the start of last night's Scottrade Center show. While a statement like that is always tinged with hyperbole, there was an element of trut ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011

    Ozzy Osbourne

    7:30 p.m. Friday, January 14. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    And the New Ozzy Osbourne Opening Act Is...

    ...nobody, according to his publicist. Just got word that Ozzy Osbourne's rescheduled concert at the Scottrade Center on January 14 will be an "evening with" Ozzy. No Halford, no Slash -- just several hours of the Prince of Darkness onstage playing hits and rarities. Like this one:

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    December 10, 2010

    Listen to This Hilarious, Entertaining Ozzy Osbourne Interview

    ​Ozzy Osbourne is performing at the Scottrade Center tonight, Friday, December 10. Halford (the band fronted by Rob Halford of Judas Priest) opens. Tickets are $27 to $72.50, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. A few weeks ago, KSHE DJ Favazz had the chance to interview Osbourne. The results, pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Ozzy Osbourne's Scottrade Center Show Tonight is Canceled

    Well, this is a bummer: Just got word that Ozzy Osbourne's show tonight at the Scottrade Center is canceled "due to an ear infection." According to the publicist's note, the show will now take place on Friday, January 14, 2011. All tickets for tonight's show will be honored then. Refunds are also av ... More >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2010

    Ozzy Osbourne

    7:30 p.m. Friday, December 10. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    5 Hilarious Signs From the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

    Image via‚ÄčHundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington D.C. for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on Saturday expecting to see...well, nobody was really quite sure what to expect. The the event's schedule was kept secret up until ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Ozzy Osbourne's DNA Map is In: He's Anxious and A Planner

    Roadrunner Records​Over the summer, St. Louis-based Cofactor Genomics agreed to participate in a project to map and analyze Ozzy Osbourne's genes. Now the results are in -- and certain mutations found in Ozzy's DNA may explain why he say, bit the head off a bat all those years ago. According ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Lucero Coming to Off Broadway in December

    Although December and January are always slow concert months in St. Louis, a few notable shows are trickling in here and there: Tim Kasher of Cursive at Off Broadway, Ultimate Fakebook at the Firebird and Ozzy Osbourne/Halford at the Scottrade Center. Add to that list Memphis twangpunks Lucero, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of September 23

    The Prince of Darkness, the Godfather of Metal, the Man Who Chews through Living Creatures will terrorize Scottrade on December 10. ​ Blueberry Hill *Dave Barnes, November 4 *Devon Allman's Honeytribe, November 6 *Jaron and the Long Road to Love, October 14 The Firebird *Hawthorne Heights, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Ozzy Osbourne and Halford Coming to Scottrade Center in December

    At the KSHE Pig Roast on Saturday, the station announced that Ozzy Osbourne and Halford (featuring -- you guessed it! -- Judas Priest's Rob Halford) would be playing the Scottrade Center on December 10. Ticket info for that show emerged this morning: They're on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. and star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Clownvis Presley, King of Clowns, Returns Triumphantly to America's Got Talent

    When Clownvis Presley appeared on America's Got Talent earlier this summer, his performance did not go over well with the judges. Perhaps it had something to do with his uneven performance of "Old McDonald Had a Farm." Maybe it because he insulted judge Sharon Osbourne's husband, Ozzy. Or just maybe ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Clownvis Presley, King of Clowns, Pisses Off Sharon Osbourne, Mocks Howie Mandel on America's Got Talent

    It doesn't matter what they say!​[Update! Watch video below, courtesy of Creative Saint Louis.] After seeing Clownvis Presley's performance on tonight's episode of America's Got Talent, it's obvious why it was chosen to be televised. Clownvis took the stage with his handlers, right after h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of June 21-27

    = local, * = coming to town ​Euclid Records 1. Black Keys - Brothers 2. Tom Petty - Mojo* 3. Punch Brothers - Antifogmatic 4. Robert Randolph And The Family Band - We Walk This Road 5. Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. 6. Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows - Songs Of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Local Firm Seeks Answer to Question We've All Pondered -- How the Hell is Ozzy Osbourne Still Alive?

    Roadrunner RecordsOzzy Osbourne's, still going strong after decades of drug abuse​After decades of guzzling booze by the case, abusing countless drugs, urinating on public monuments and biting the heads off bats and doves, the prince of darkness has not only survived, but is healthy. He's ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    New Album Release Highlights: Tuesday, June 22

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Constellations' Southern Gothic​*Chemical Brothers, Further The Brothers' seventh album is an elaborate audio/visual project, with "interactive" videos a ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010
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    May 26, 2010
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    May 17, 2010

    R.I.P. Metal Legend, Metal Gentleman Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010

    (Editor's note: D.X. Ferris is a frequent RFT contributor and the author of the 33 1/3 book on Slayer's Reign in Blood. He was kind enough to write this obituary yesterday.) Ronnie James Dio, R.I.P.​His band mates didn't invite him to the induction, but let's face it: Ronnie James Dio might b ... More >>

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    July 16, 2008


    Beautiful Disguise EP

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    August 1, 2007


    Noon, Monday August 6. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.

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    September 13, 2006

    Slide Away

    Lock up your family pictures, here come the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players!

  • Home Entertainment

    November 23, 2005
  • Home Entertainment

    November 23, 2005

    Guitar Hero

    Guitar Hero cranks rhythm-gaming up to 11.

  • Music

    October 5, 2005

    Talkin' Baseball

    Matching the playoff-rockin' Cardinals with some appropriate tunes

  • Music

    July 6, 2005

    Sounds of the Underground

    Saturday, July 9; Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)

  • Music

    March 30, 2005

    Black Label Society

    Mafia (Artemis)

  • Music

    August 4, 2004

    The Wizard of Ozz

    Behold the Great Black Sabbath Cinematic Experience

  • Music

    June 2, 2004

    Kelly Osbourne

    Live in London (Sanctuary)

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Diner

    Courtesy Drive-In

  • Music

    July 9, 2003

    Gimme Some Youth

    How do washed-up rock stars maintain lavish homes, fancy cars, stripper ex-wives, cocaine habits and scores of illegitimate children? Easy: They co-opt youth culture.

  • Music

    February 5, 2003

    Direct to Video

    When the concert season cools down, try warming up with the latest rock and metal DVDs

  • Music

    June 13, 2001

    Wylde At Heart

    Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society bring their alcohol-fueled brewtality to Ozzfest

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    November 1, 2000

    Tony Iommi

    Iommi (Divine Recordings)

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    August 9, 2000

    Queen Mothers

    Ozzfest 2000 rolls out the red carpet for Queens of the Stone Age

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