BILLBOARD AWARDS OZZY "LEGEND OF LIVE" AWARD NOV 5, ...
Sorry, but some of this was posted originally October 30th 2009 on Billboard.com, and other stuff was posted Nov 13th, so some of the wording is future (as in Oct. 30 --> Nov 5) when today (Nov 22) it's in the past. If you can make that out, lol, give me a clue.
Anyways, I thought it was cool. <a href="http://www.ozzy.com/user/dark-stripes">Dark Stripes</a> posted a link to it in our <a href="http://www.ozzy.com/forum/sharon-howard-stern-and-new-music">"Sharon on Howard Stern and new music"</a> topic. On that topic, Stripes says:
<cite>"I recently watched a Billboard interview where Ozzy said the new album is coming in March (If I remember correctly). Ozzy said he has done a lot of gamblin with the new album and taking creative risks. The interviewer asked Ozzy what recorded song he is the most proud of on the upcoming album and then Ozzy revealed song Let [It] Die, which has according to Ozzy very slow parts and very fast parts and is not a typical Ozzy song. Ozzy didn't have a tittle for the new album yet but said it might be revealed very soon."</cite>
Here's the link to the video, and a great interview it is :o). Very respectful and Ozzy looks and sounds great. OMG I can't wait for his new tour!!! LOVE YOU OZZY!!!!!!!!
Here's the Oct 30th article from Billboard:
Ozzy Osbourne, the rock music icon whose career spans four decades and has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, will be presented the Legend of Live award at the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards on November 5 in New York. Osbourne will appear in person at the event to receive the honor.
The Billboard Legend of Live award recognizes an individual who has made significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and acknowledges the recipient's commitment to the art of performing live and reaching fans through the concert experience.
Previous award recipients include Rolling Stones promoter Michael Cohl (2004), Cellar Door Concerts founder Jack Boyle (2005), Sir Elton John (2006), pioneering agent Frank Barsalona (2007), and the Allman Brothers Band (2008).
"Ozzy has altered the course of rock music and live performance through his work with Black Sabbath and as a hugely popular solo artist, and his continued commitment to playing live makes him the perfect choice for the Billboard Legend Of Live award," says Ray Waddell, Billboard's executive director of content and programming, touring and live entertainment. "There is no doubt that Ozzy's impact on live music, including pioneering the multi-act rock festival touring with Ozzfest, will be felt for many years to come, and his efforts continue to shape the touring landscape in this century."
The Billboard Touring Awards honor the industry's top artists, venues and professionals for the year, based primarily on the Billboard Boxscore chart and on actual box office performance from January 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009. This awards reception will wrap the sixth annual Billboard Touring Conference taking place at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on November 4 and 5.
For more information about the 6th annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards, please visit billboardevents.com.
For an indepth interview, click here and read the article <a href="http://www.billboard.com/features/ozzy-osbourne-diary-of-a-madman-1004031961.story#/features/ozzy-osbourne-diary-of-a-madman-1004031961.story">"Ozzy Osbourne: Diary of a Madman"</a> on Billboard.com
A snippet from that article to take away (an Ozzy quote):
"People ask if I have any advice to give them. The only thing I could say really is if that if you've got any dreams of a better life or you want to do something, hold onto the dream because sometimes they come true," he says. "That's the case for me. My prospects for the rest of my life weren't that good when I was a kid. The whole journey for me has been magical."
Truly yours, Blades & Dark Stipes (giving credit where due)