With the release of Ozzy Osbourne’s No Rest for the Wicked in 1988, a sound was unleashed on the world that changed the lexicon of rock guitar and redefined the meaning of “Guitar God." Plucked from anonymity in Jackson, New Jersey, at age 20, Zakk Wylde (formerly Jeff Wielandt) forged a new path of style, personality and tone that continues to grow and evolve to this day.
Ozzy Osbourne will headline the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans October 31. For his performance, the Black Sabbath singer will be supported by band that includes guitarists Slash and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, plus Osbourne’s Black Sabbath bandmate bassist Geezer Butler.
Last month around this time, we posted an insanely popular video of three sisters from Monterrey, Mexico—better known as the Warning—whose cover of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" pretty much took over the internet for a few days.
Remember back in February when we shared the Louisville Leopard Percussionists' xylophone-and-marimba cover of Led Zeppelin's “Immigrant Song,” “The Ocean” and “Kashmir”? Well, they're back—this time with their version of Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train."
How in good conscience can an institution that has admitted Gladys Knight & the Pips overlook Ozzy Osbourne? That was the burning question that kept us awake after we learned about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s inductees for 2014. Don’t get us wrong. We were thrilled to see Kiss and Nirvana finally listed among this year’s entrants. But after 28 years, we think it’s time that the Hall shower a little respect on some of the musicians that have thrilled and inspired Guitar World and its readers over the past 35 years.