Ozzy Osbourne sends $10,000 cheque to school band that covered ‘Crazy Train’

The Louisville Leopard Percussionists covered his 1980 song in a viral video

Ozzy Osbourne has donated money to the Louisville Leopard Percussionists, a children’s band that covered his song ‘Crazy Train’ using only percussion instruments.

The community group, which comprises of students from ages 7-14, uploaded a video of their Osbourne cover to YouTube back in 2012, racking up over 800,000 views since.

Now, Ozzy Osbourne has belatedly sent the group a letter. As Billboard reports, the note read, “Myself, my whole family and my fans all loved your rendition of ‘Crazy Train’. Keep up the good work.” The letter also included a cheque for $10,000 (nearly £6,500).

Watch the band’s percussive cover below.

Osbourne recently said that his band Black Sabbath will embark on their farewell tour and release their final album in 2016.

After cancelling an upcoming performance that had been previously billed as the group’s “farewell” gig, set to take place at the Tokyo leg of Ozzfest on November 22, Osbourne recently told a press conference at the Monsters Of Rock in Brazil: “The plan is that next year we’ll do the final Black Sabbath tour and album. I’m not stopping… my wife spends all my money so I can’t.”

However, he added that these plans “could change,” but stated: “We all live in different countries and some of them want to work and some of them don’t want to, I believe. But we are going to do another tour together.” It was previously reported that Black Sabbath would release one final album in 2015, the follow up to their 2013 LP ’13’.
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