This site is dedicated to the classic rock era; hard rock and heavy metal from the 70´s and the 80´s. Here you´ll find music, news, concerts, trivia, stories and much more.
Check back for daily updates!
Music, videos, trivia, stories, books, gigs and news. Here you´ll find stuff on the great bands from the 70s and 80s!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Ozzy Osbourne On New Album: "It's Going To Be Back To Balls To The Wall"
A new interview with legendary heavy metal singerOzzy Osbournewill air onPlanet Rockon Monday, May 30 at 7 p.m.Ozzytalked toNicky Horneabout the upcoming 30th-anniversary reissues ofOsbourne's first two albums,"Blizzard Of Ozz"and"Diary Of A Madman"; his love of touring, the ups and downs ofBlack Sabbath; his one wish that his original guitaristRandy Rhoadswould still be alive.Ozzyalso revealed that he will go back to basics on his new CD. "On my next album, I can assure you it's going to be back to balls to the wall," he said. "I have already been writing some stuff, (working on) some ideas with my band." Planet Rockbroadcasts on digital radio, Sky 0110, Virgin Media 924, Freesat 730, onlinewww.planetrock.comand on iPhone. In a recent interview withMetal Messiah Radio's"Heavy Metal Thunder"show,Ozzystated about his planned follow-up to 2010's"Scream", "I wanna get more back down to basics with this next album. "I haven't got a title. I've written a couple of ideas down. But I can't really give you much more information. It's not gonna take a long time, I don't think. All I can say to you is I've got a few ideas for songs, but I don't wanna say when it's going to be released because I don't know myself. "I don't stick to a formula. I just try and experiment a lot.'Scream'was more like a an experimental album because I didn't have a band at the time.Gus came along and the guys played on the album after I'd done a lot of the work myself and my producer,Kevin Churko, in my studio." Ozzy Osbourne's current touring drummer,Tommy Clufetos, told the "Talking Metal"podcast that early work is already underway for a follow-up to"Scream"and that he thinksOzzyis "going to return to a classic rock band record."Clufetosadded, "What he has expressed is that he wants to make it the band playing live in a room so wherever that takes us. Less technology and more amps and drums." Ozzyrecorded much of"Scream"in a studio at his home in Los Angeles with producerKevin Churko, doing most of the writing and recording on computers. He toldThe Pulse Of Radiohe liked working that way but wanted to do something different next time out. "At the end of the day, the end result was pretty cool, but I don't know whether I want to continue to do it that way," he said. "I like to - like the earlier albums, I'd go rehearse and jam out with the band, get some, like, vibe going, you know. I want to incorporate that and this new technology thing, next album." Clufetostold"Talking Metal"thatOzzyand the touring band have already begun working on song ideas between shows onOzzy's latest tour, saying, "We are already coming up with new ideas backstage, in the hotel rooms and at soundcheck and have a bunch of ideas recorded . . . time will tell what happens with them."