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Before the internet the passion of frustrated fans led them to create groups specializing in the artist or band they admired. On the internet now they are called virtual fan-club and they are there to share to information with other people or simply reflect their love for the icon.....

Fanzmosis....

In addition to professional fan-clubs, there are others driven solely by the overwhelming passion for their icon. This is the case of Fanzmosis, created in 1995 by Almir Figueiredo, a great admirer of Ozzy Osbourne's work.....

"I have always been connected in some way to rock. When I found out that the Madman would be in our country, I tried to learn more about it but could find nothing" said Almir. "I decided to create a fan-club in Brazil dedicated to the founder of Black Sabbath, with the intent to congregate the largest possible number of fans to try to bring Ozzy back to Brazil".....

Being one of the older fan-clubs, Fanzmosis used the classic form of communication and initially the disclosure was made through fanzines with the help of magazines, newspapers and some programs such as MTV Brasil, but distribution was too complicated. "In 1996 at the suggestion of a friend, the website Fanzmosis was created, which enabled us to contact the office of Sharon in the United States" says Almir. "Since that time, Fanzmosis information comes directly from Sharon's office, but also shares the latest information from other magazines, radio, internet and television".....

"Fanzmosis has had the opportunity to interview Ozzy on several occasions: "The last three interviews published in Rock Brigade magazine between 2002 and 2008, were conducted by me through Fanzmosis" Amir continued. "There was also another interview with Bill Ward (drummer and one of the founders of Black Sabbath) in 2004 which was published in the magazine Command Rock". In April of this year, Fanzmosis achieved an unprecedented interview with Ozzy, which will be included in the 258th Special Edition of Rock Brigade magazine. "I was at the press conference held on April 2 in Rio" spoke Almir.....

Now, for the first time since the website was created, Almir will have the help of other fans in the upkeep of the new interactive version of Fanzmosis, which should be "in the air" in the coming days. And despite all the years online, Fanzmosis is still not in any way a business. Financially speaking, even after nearly 13 years, nothing has been gained…"Fanzmosis is pure passion" smiled Almir. (www.ozzy.com.br).....

By Natasha Ramos (Editor of Music)....

Translation and free adaptation for English by Gwenna.... www.myspace.com/fanzmosis

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Source www.virgula.com.br....

Link for interview in Portuguese: http://www.virgula.com.br:80/musica/cocacola/interna.php?t=1&id=13539....

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