First Full Ozzy Show In The U.S. Since April 2011 Announced!

Ozzy Osbourne will headline the second annual Chicago Open Air Festival on Sunday, July 16, 2017, his first full solo show in the United States since April 2011! Tickets for Chicago Open Air, to be held at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago, will go on sale at noon CT on Friday, January 20. For more information and to buy tickets, visit ChicagoOpenAir.com.

Zakk Wylde's Video Premiere: "Lost Prayer"

Guitar icon Zakk Wylde has debuted a video for the track "Lost Prayer" from his latest solo LP, "Book Of Shadows II". Directed by longtime collaborator Justin Reich, it's the second video installment we've seen from Zakk from "Book Of Shadows II".

Over the summer, Wylde released the "Sleeping Dogs" music video featuring Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor. That track has gone on to become the most successful Active Rock radio single of Wylde's career, reaching as high as No. 15 in the U.S. and No. 5 in Canada.

Regarding the inspiration for the "Book Of Shadows" albums, Zakk told Billboard: "When we're doing the heavy stuff, which we love doing during a normal BLACK LABEL mass [concert], we'll still do some mellow stuff in the middle of the show, whether we do 'In This River' and other things, but then it's back to the heavy stuff. Once you get your fill of that, then you're, like, 'I want to do some mellow stuff,' and then vice versa. Because I'm sure after we tour this record, it's going to be, like, 'Man, I can't wait to do the heavy stuff.' So I really dig doing it. As much as I love listening to Zeppelin doing 'Black Dog', I also love them doing 'Going To California'."

Wylde will hit the road next week with Zakk Sabbath for three shows in Southern California including a third annual stint at the official NAMM party at The Grove Of Anaheim on Saturday, January 21. Zakk Sabbath has also been confirmed for a handful of spring and summer festivals, including MMR-B-Q, Rocklahoma and the recently sold-out Rock On The Range.

Zakk Sabbath - which performs only classic Sabbath songs - includes Zakk, bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson and drummer Joey Castillo.

Zakk will participate in the 2017 "Experience Hendrix Tour" alongside Billy Cox, Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

"Steal Away The Night: An Ozzy Osbourne Day-By-Day" Book Now Available

I personally contributed over 1300 photos from my collection for the making of this book. It took me a good month of digging through my archives - photographing, scanning, and organizing shots for Martin. The end result is an excellent, hard cover book chronicling Ozzy Osbourne's career through stories and images.

"Steal Away The Night: An Ozzy Osbourne Day-By-Day" celebrates the Oz-man with a full account of his more-than-40-year run as rock's most adorable madman. Author Martin Popoff takes us through Ozzy's career day by day, covering the singer's years in BLACK SABBATH and beyond, milestone after milestone - the hirings, the firings, the rehabs and relapses, the bats, the doves, Zakk Wylde, and most seriously, the tragic death of Randy Rhoads in a fly-by prank gone wrong. He also detours from the stage and recording studio long enough to look into the incredible success that was the reality TV series "The Osbournes".

Adding to the considerable textual substance of "Steal Away The Night" is a revealing oral history of the band, much of which was culled from Popoff's extensive interview material with Ozzy and various band members and producers. Also included is an explosion of imagery culled from the band's record sleeves, live shows, ads, and memorabilia. Ozzy's shock-rock visuals are some of the flashiest in the biz, and they make each page of "Steal Away The Night: An Ozzy Osbourne Day-By-Day" explode with heavy metal power.

This richly detailed, lavishly illustrated chronology of the metal legend's career is a must-have for an Ozzy fan.

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