Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his upcoming visit to Australia to headline the Download Festival. The Osbourne show was was meant to be part of his final world tour but a few weeks again he came down with a severe upper respiratory infection had had to cancel European dates. Ozzy came close to death last year … Continue reading Ozzy Osbourne cancels Download in Australia with Airbourne to fill his place
From memory, I purchased this around 85 and it rules. Double LP, gate-fold sleeve, pressed locally via Concept Records. Around this time period, heavy metal was all I knew. Money earnt from my menial factory job was spent on metal records....and I've never regretted it. Actually this compilation really is a sneak peek at the … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Metal Madness – Various Artists (1985)
Is it just me - or are there other people in the world who also wish that Ozzy Osbourne and his family would just go away. In 2011 - he is so overexposed - it's reached saturation point. I am so tired of seeing his mug, or his publicity hungry wife, or one of their … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: When Will The Osbournes Go Away?
Let’s start with some context. Around 1984, my three favourite bands were probably Maiden, Motley Crue and Ozzy Osbourne. Whilst Mr. Rockbrat was focusing on ‘Animalize’, ‘Stay Hungry’, ‘Last In Line’, ‘Out Of The Cellar’ and Blackie’s boys in WASP – I was listening intently to Ozzy’s ‘Speak At The Devil’ and ‘Bark At The … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About the integrity of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘30 Years After The Blizzard’ DVD
2010 and Ozzy Osborne and Metallica are household names, and everybody's a freakin' Maiden fan. Well let me tell you friends, 25 years ago the landscape looked a little but different to what it does today. Growing up a metal head in Sydney's early to mid 80's - metal was underground, which you might find hard to believe, but … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Iron Maiden Fan Club Letter (1984)