Black Sabbath frontman teams up with Guns N' Roses, Rage Against The Machine
Ozzy Osbourne was joined by guitarists Slash and Tom Morello as he headlined New Orleans’ Voodoo Fest over the weekend.
Osbourne played a solo set on Saturday night (October 31) but was joined by special guests throughout the performance. Slash came out to perform Black Sabbath song ‘Children Of The Grave’ while Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler also appeared throughout the set.
Rage Against The Machine’s Morello performed a number of songs. See fan footage of them performing ‘Bark At The Moon’ below.
Morello lifted his guitar to reveal an ‘Ozzy Rules’ sign on the back throughout his time on stage. He had written ‘Arm the Homeless’ on the front.
Morello described the opportunity to play with Osbourne as “a thrill”, telling Maxim, “My first-born son Rhoads Morello is named after the great [late Ozzy guitarist] Randy Rhoads… So being able to play with Ozzy on some of Randy’s songs is another check off the bucket list.”
‘Bark At The Moon’
Osbourne will return to Black Sabbath duty in 2016 but will not record one last album as planned. The frontman claimed this is because they are too old.
Osbourne had previously stated that the band would record “one more album” with producer Rick Rubin, having returned to the group to release ’13’ in 2013. The heavy metal band’s 19th album topped the UK and the US charts and earned the group a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.
“I’m not saying I won’t ever get on stage with Geezer or Tony or any of them again, but officially, as Sabbath, we’re done, and I’ll go back to doing my own thing,” Osbourne said recently.
He added: “We were gonna do one [another album] before the tour, but it would take three or four years to write and record an album, by which time I’ll be fucking 73 or 72 or something, so we decided just to do a farewell tour.”
The band’s forthcoming ‘The End’ tour was recently announced. Black Sabbath will headline Download Festival in 2016, alongside Iron Maiden.
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