Ozzy Osbourne told Australian radio station Triple M that the new Black Sabbath album -- the first in 35 years to feature Ozzy, bassist Geezer Butler and guitarist Tony Iommi -- is "mind-blowing." Ozzy added, "I'm so over the moon about the way the album turned out. We wrote 16 songs ... and I put it on my CD player, expecting me to be unhappy with the end result, but this big grin came on my face and my hair on the back on my neck (stood up) . . . It's better than my wildest dreams; it's so good."
The CD, called 13, is due out June 11th. Ozzy said, "If you're a Sabbath fan, you will not be disappointed. It's so Sabbath-y, it's scary. It's the album we should have made after (1973's) Sabbath Bloody Sabbath."
The drum tracks on the album were laid down by Rage Against The Machine sticksman Brad Wilk following original drummer Bill Ward's decision to bow out of the reunion.
Although I would have PREFERRED that Bill Ward be a part of this project, it won't stop me from picking up a copy this summer. Sabbath has announced European tour dates but I would venture to guess that U.S. dates are sure to follow!
The Rolling Stones have teamed up with Crystal Head Vodka to mark the band’s 50th anniversary.
The pair have created an exclusive, limited edition Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Gift Set.
Crystal Head is a double gold award-winning Canadian vodka, completely free of any additives. This naturally pure vodka had to be born of an equally pristine primary ingredient - which is why the deep glacial aquifer water of Newfoundland is used. Crystal Head Vodka is quadruple distilled and filtered seven times. Three of the filtrations are through semi-precious crystals known as Herkimer diamonds.
With Father's Day coming up, I can't think of a better present for your rocker Dad than a bottle of Stones vodka. It sure has to be cheaper than a ticket to one of the Stones 50th anniverary concerts!! Although Mick wasn't referring to ice cubes when he sings about "rocks" in this tune - just go with it!
Spring is here which means it's time to blow the dust off my bike, fill the air with tires and lube up the chain. If you are a bicycle enthusiast like me, check this out.
The American Diabetes Association is challenging riders to be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes by participating in their annual Tour de Cure®, a cycling event to raise funds to help fight diabetes. The Red Riders stop will roll through Franklin on May 18.
This year, more than 65,000 cyclists nationwide are expected to participate in the Tour de Cure with all funds raised supporting the prevention and cure of those affected by diabetes. Individuals and teams composed of co-workers, family and friends are taking the ride of their life and helping raise funds to change the future of diabetes for the nearly 26 million Americans with the disease.
Get more info on how you can get involved at www.diabetes.org. I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike...
Just a couple of more days until The Rocket Man comes to Nashville! Yes, 1059 The Rock is proud to welcome Elton John and his band to Bridgestone Arena this Friday night. Elton has ben around forever and so have I but this will be my first chance ever to see him in concert - it should be a memorable night! Here is a songlist from a recent show. My guess is the Nashville concert will follow a similiar list:
1) The Bitch Is Back
2) Bennie and the Jets
3) Grey Seal
5) Tiny Dancer
6) Holiday Inn
8) Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
9) Philadelphia Freedom
10) Candle in the Wind
11) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
12) Rocket Man
13) Hey Ahab
14) I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
15) Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
16) Take Me to the Pilot
17) All the Young Girls Love Alice
18) Sad Songs (Say So Much)
20) Sorrt Seems to be the Hardest Word
21) The One
22) Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
23) I'm Still Standing
24) Crocodile Rock
25) Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
26) Your Song
Joe Walsh is back on the road opening for Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. Walsh plays tonight (April 2nd) with Seger at Denver's Pepsi Center and wraps up the run on April 18th at Buffalo's First Niagara Center.
This summer, Walsh will join his bandmates in The Eagles for a summer tour beginning July 6th in Louisville.
Don't forget you can win a trip to London, England to the premiere of the Eagles' new documentary and a Q&A with the guys in the band. Sign up to win at 1059therock.com!