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“Welcome to Ozzy Osbourne International Airport.” It sounds like something out of a parody (or a nightmare, depending on who you are), but you might be hearing that exact sentence in the future if you touch down in Birmingham, England, where Ozzy and his Black Sabbath bandmates hail from and where they formed the legendary heavy metal group.
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan have been friends for years, even briefly bandmates when Gillan took over lead singer duties in Black Sabbath in the mid-‘80s. Now, they’ve teamed up to release WhoCares, a collection of rarities from both of their respective back catalogs.
“He’s said that halfway through every tour he’s ever been on in his entire life, but as soon as he gets home he says, ‘When am I going on tour again?’ He was born to do it, he never wants to stop. And when he isn’t doing it, he can’t stand it.”
Let’s take a look at this week’s albums, reissues and other musical goodies from classic artists making musical waves yet again.
Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi are about to release a somewhat confusing collection that includes lesser known material from both artists’ careers, as well as some of their collaborations. Jokingly titled WhoCares, it’s likely that heavy metal and hard rock fans will care a lot.
Lollapalooza’s first day featured an incredibly eclectic assortment of acts, but perhaps none seemed quite as left-of-center as, oddly, Black Sabbath.
In the mid-’90s, Sharon Osbourne tried to get Ozzy Osbourne on the Lollapalooza tour (at that time, Lollapalooza was an alternative rock/hip-hop summer tour). Apparently, the organizers of the festival said that Ozzy wouldn’t fit in on the bill. Sharon decided to start a metal-centric festival and launched Ozzfest. That tour was the impetus behind Ozzy rejoining Black Sabbath in 1997.