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I would love to get backstage passes for my son and I. But buying any of the books help at all?? We will attend the Tinley park, ill. concert and almost purchased one of these books would it help with getting back stage. I think it comes down to this $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Prove me wrong. My son has never been to a concert before and wants make it big like Ozzy someday. He picks up his flying V and plays a few times a week and I play a modified strat and acoustic everyday. When he see's what concert is about I think that will get him on the right track to playing everyday. And make music different than anyone else. Hisssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss I'm out.

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OK before you jump the gun here. Getting back stage is not that hard. Getting to OZZY is. Most of the bands that play Ozzfest can't even get to Ozzy.... You may want to re-consider if he is the one you really want to meet.... There are other ways that are much easier......

Love you all

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Goodbye To Romance

Oh Boy are we having fun yet LOLOLOL!!!!!!! OK we have decided to agree to dissagree.... As for Led Zeppelin, when JB died the band decided that they WOULD NOT carry on with the name. They let it rest. Yeah Page and Plant did this and that..... BUT they NEVER pulled anyone in for another Led Zeppelin...... As for the Beatles...... WHAT???????? The four Beatles are the Beatles......... :-) OK now it is your turn..........................

Love you all Rose..............................

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What are those other ways? Just out of curiosity would like to know Ozzysrose, please if you will be so gracious to inform me...email me if you can please. Will be very grateful.

Thats what I'm saying The Beatles and ZZ Top are a rare case in which the bands haven't had lineup changes.

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

bump for ozzysrose

I agree with you on one shouldn’t denounce a band strictly because of line up changes, but as I have said the music should do the talking. And with some line up changes the sound also changes, via the loss of interested people/fans. I acknowledge the Sabbath library that continued without Osbourne, but to me my favorite music is the Osbourne years. So in my heart that’s the line up I think of when I hear the name Black Sabbath.

Now I am not saying all personal changes within a band are bad, hell sometimes they are not even noticeable. In rare cases it in fact can be a great thing for a band, for example when AC/DC lost Bon, and acquired Brian Johnson. They had a huge surge in popularity as in comparison to anything they did during the Bon Scott years. Personally I am more of a Bon Scott fan, but most people when they think of AC/DC they think of Black in Black, not a Whole Lotta Rosie, or Night Prowler. So to me when a personal change occurs, I usually don’t freak out, I just sit and wait and let the music do the talking, if its good, or in some instances beyond good, I will continue to be a fan, if the new material just doesn’t do it for me, then I gently let it go. But not everyone is wired like me, via why AC/DC, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple have still managed to sell albums, some will stay on for the ride no matter the change, while others like myself will simply step off. So in the end its more about ones personal taste in music, the name means nothing really, because the legacy will only continue to sell albums for just so long, then you better do something worthwhile or you will only end up being a distant memory.

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

Luv AC/DC
Thanks Goat for the reply. I hear you. I don't know how hard it is to get out and get to the top like Bon said.
:-} Got the Family Jewels dvd I grew up watching those videos on mtv at my friends house. I luv the video.
It is a long way to the top, I believe Black Sabbath had a hard time starting out from what I read. Goat you are a positive force in the forum. nos

I like Bon Scott too.... Actually both of them... BUT IMO AC/DC was better with BS..... They still put on one hell of a show though..... Brian does a damn good job.....

Love you all...........................

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mama2tyler I have no clue how to email you..... I can't do it by clicking on your name.......

GOAT????????? Help.......

Love you all.............

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Goodbye To Romance

As did Ronnie Dio, Ian Gillan, Ray Gillen, Glenn hughes, and Tony Martin with Sabbath :D

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

if worse comes to worse, let me know if i have to post it here, ozzysrose, and then just have Goat or someone else just erase it...let me know as SOON as you have access to it. Just let me know ASAP what you need me to do ok? It looks like my ozzfest experience is again being threatened (i hope not) 'cause my friend has two small children and she needs a babysitter (i have a small child myself so i can sympathize, our kids always come first) but I REALLY dont wanna miss this opportunity! Please cross your fingers for me!!!! Anyways ozzysrose, as soon as you can, let me know what you want me to do. Thx!

RUFF RUFF :-)

Love Rose

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Goodbye to Romance

Have you tried sending me a email through here to see what happened. I think Goat is with Ozzy. Not sure but he said something about being gone for awhile.... DON'T post your email here.... It isn't very smart. I'll try to figure something out............ I am (not sure when cause I have a flight leaving in a few hours) going to get a club going for us....... I can THEN post the address of THAT and you can go in there..... But what-ever you do, don't post your email in here... Hang tight.......... I do have a question for you though. How much money can you afford to spare on this adventure? I don't mean passes, I mean just money in general................

Love you all Rose................

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Goodbye To Romance

And Ozzy too ofcource, who IMO is unbeatable in stage presence

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

hey Ozzysrose,

ok i wont post the addy here, i really wasn't grooving with the idea of doing it either but if worse came to worse i'd do it. Well hey, money...well seeing as how parking is probably going to be somewhere in the neighborhood of like 20-40 dollars...i dont know exactly...how much do you think we're talking here? do i have to bribe someone? lol...i mean money like for what? if you give me an idea i could see if i could afford it. i dont even know if my friend can go yet....i hope things work out on her end and we can.

So you do acknowledge Ozzy with Sabbath was the best, or do you enjoy one of the other versions of Black Sabbath more OzzyJohn?? Just curious???

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

I can only say thank you my anonymous friend, I wish you would make a user name so I knew where to find you at here within the forum. I would love to talk more music with ya. You need to join up bro & sign in; I am always up for some great music conversation! Always! lol

Again thanks bro for the kind compliment!

Rock on my friend!

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

It really depends on my mood. If I'm in a grooving mood (mostly when i'm high) the Ozzy era is great. other times I feel like hearing Dio powerfull melodic voice over Tony's heavy riffs. As is with all music it really depends on my mood.

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

Getting backstage passes to concerts is a lot easier than people think. I am really surprised that more people are not doing it. I have been attending concerts since I was fifteen and have gotten backstage to more than thirty-five concerts in the last 10 years.

I have met most of my favorite performers and have a collection of memories that will last me a lifetime. I have tons of pictures, music, t shirts and autographs that I obtained throughout the years. My main suggestion is getting your foot in the door. There is actually a book that I saw at the library that had quite a bit on info about the subject. The book has a website address http://www.igotbackstagepasses.com/ where you can order it.

I have read a few books on the subject but this one was the most complete and did not have lame info that I have seen in other books. This book uses some of the exact same methods that I use. Once you get your foot in the door, you can easily get backstage. People think that you have to “trick” people into letting you backstage but that is not likely. I have learned that once you know someone on the inside, you are set for life. I now know someone at every venue in my city.

So my advice is to take it step by step and read some books on the subject. It is well worth your time and effort. While you are backstage, behave yourself and stay out of people’s way and don’t argue with anyone or you will get a one way ticket from where you came from and will never be invited back. I have seen this happen a few times. So go for it, there is nothing more exciting than getting close to these bigger than life stars.

Getting backstage passes to concerts is a lot easier than people think. I am really surprised that more people are not doing it. I have been attending concerts since I was fifteen and have gotten backstage to more than thirty-five concerts in the last 10 years.

I have met most of my favorite performers and have a collection of memories that will last me a lifetime. I have tons of pictures, music, t shirts and autographs that I obtained throughout the years. My main suggestion is getting your foot in the door. There is actually a book that I saw at the library that had quite a bit on info about the subject. The book has a website address http://www.igotbackstagepasses.com/ where you can order it.

I have read a few books on the subject but this one was the most complete and did not have lame info that I have seen in other books. This book uses some of the exact same methods that I use. Once you get your foot in the door, you can easily get backstage. People think that you have to “trick” people into letting you backstage but that is not likely. I have learned that once you know someone on the inside, you are set for life. I now know someone at every venue in my city.

So my advice is to take it step by step and read some books on the subject. It is well worth your time and effort. While you are backstage, behave yourself and stay out of people’s way and don’t argue with anyone or you will get a one way ticket from where you came from and will never be invited back. I have seen this happen a few times. So go for it, there is nothing more exciting than getting close to these bigger than life stars.

I am not sure about the book thing, sorry I am of no help to you there.

But I do however want to give you props for inspiring your son with his guitar & his interest in music. Like you I suspect seeing Ozzy may change his whole life & how he looks at the ability of creating your own music, your own legacy.

I wish you & your son the very best in both of your endeavors, may all your dreams come true! Regrettably my parents didn't give me that satisfaction, even when it was painfully right in front of their face, they still denied me the recourses, or the encouragement that I so eagerly wanted.

However in retrospect it may have been the best thing they ever did for me, because I just wanted it all that much more, I begged, borrowed, almost stole in order to get my hands on a guitar. Years later I switched to bass, played, wrote, & sang my own music. My band never went far, mostly due to me having far greater responsibilities. A family is not a easy thing to put in 2nd place while trying to be a musician. Maybe a tip for the kid, do the music, then if you don't succeed try your hand at being a father.

Anyway thats how I look at it all, to make it in the music biz you have to stay focused, & not have any outside distractions in your way, who's to say if I hadn't of had a son so early in my life, maybe I would have been a professional musician after all????

Now in the infamous words of the late Bon Scott: <strong>Its a long way to the top if ya wanna rock-n-roll!</strong>

Good luck boys, good luck!

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

:-) OK don't let the cat out of the bag..... ;-) Actually as you and I both know, it is more than easy to get back stage. I don't know why people think that it is impossible to do. It is actually pretty damn easy. I have found myself backstage by accident many times LOL!!!!!!! GOAT... That is impossible as you know from your email I sent you......... :-)

Love you Rose................ ;-)

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Hey Scapegoat, family comes first I always say, I work 12 hour days wrenching on machines and then come home and play my guitar. Or write poetry. I still hope you pursue your music and be a good father :-) My parents were the same way as yours. I grew up listening to Kiss, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Lead Zeppelin and Jimmy Hendrix my left handed guitar hero. I just play for the luv of rock, I played "One", by Metallica today with the acoustic guitar. "War Pig", and "Iron Man", play at times. You know it had to be hard for Ozzy to be the godfather of metal, and a good father at the same time. I wish he would make a Ozzy approved story of his life on the road and off the road. Thank You for writing.

I know a guy who sent Ian Gillan a letter about a show Deep Purple was going to do but the club was 21+ and he is 20. He sent an email to Ian telling him about and that he would hope in the future if the band could look into that so younger fans have better chances at seeing them. Ian responded thanking him for the information (he didn't know the club was 21+) and that his manager contacted the club who agreed to (for that night only) to allow people 18+ into the club and he also gave my firned a bunch of backstage passes.

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

Some day I'll by some of those backstage passes aye. :-D

OZZY john!!!!!! Now there you go.... LOL....... Ian Gillian and Deep Purple..... THAT IS the ONLY Deep Purple. :-)

Love Rose.....................

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Goodbye to Romance

I hear ya big guy, I still play for my own self gratification when the time allows. I just still cant help but grieve over the fact that I maybe could have made it in the music scene, but no use in crying over spilled milk I guess.

Take it easy bro!

Scapegoat

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

No way! There is Deep Purple with Rod Evans (I love the first three albums fantastic work) I also love the classic Gillan/Blackmore lineup (duh), but the Coverdale/Hughes lineup rocks too. And today's lineup doesn't even have Blackmore or John Lord how can you say there is only one Deep Purple. The only founding member of the bad still in it is ian Piace. I'm sorry but I just think it is ridiculkous for people to denouce a band simply because of a lineup change. Is there only one Ozzy Osbourne Band? The one featuring Ozzy, Randy, Bob, and Lee. Hell no. There aren't very many bands that haven't seen a lineup change (ones that come to mind are ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles) I might even disagree with LZ though.

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

Hey Scapegoat,
I think everything happens for a reason, like you never heard that before. I hope you make it big some day aye.
And have a good life with your family also. :-D More chances will come around again. And it will happen when you least expect I hope. Keep on playin bro.

There are certainly classic lineups such as the Bruce Dickinson lineup of Maiden or the Bon Scott lineup of Ac/Dc, even the Gillan/Blackmore lineup of Deep Purple, but just cause it is a classic or more correctly the lineup with the most commercial fame doesn't mean the rest of the band's HISTORY doesn't matter and make it unworthy of listening. If that were true the albums would stopped being pressed or re-released or even available at stores like Amazon or ITunes.

There is way more music not comercially famous that what is and turning your back or closing your mind to that music is denying yourself something. You don't have to like everything, nobody does. But listening to a broad range of music might make you understand others points of view.

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)