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 Post subject: Ozzy is back with Zakk, album & summer tour dates 2017
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 11:36 am 
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Ozzy is back with Zakk and has plans for some tour dates this summer and a new album in 2018.

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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 2:50 pm 
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Nice. Hopefully we'll get something better than what we've been getting in most of his 2000 era releases. Down to Earth was ok, but I lost interest after that.


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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 8:51 pm 
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As good as Gus G is as a guitarist i just cannot see him being good at writing new Ozzy tracks. But saying that Ozzy hasn't had a big hit album since 'No More Tears' IMHO. That album was wrote mostly by Lemmy and i think that is what Ozzy albums are lacking. Ozzy needs someone to bring something to his music to make it great. It'll be good to hear Ozzy playing Live with Zakk, but are we going to get another fly by album ?.


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Good news! 8) And lets hope after the long break Zakk is as fresh and hungry as he was in '88 to play with Ozzy again!
And lets hope he will be more involved in the songwriting for the new album too instead of hiring composers who don't understand how Ozzy songs should be build.

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To be honest, much of Ozzy's stuff after Ozzmosis is dross in my opinion. Ignoring all the dog shit compilation albums that have the same re-hashed songs on, the albums have just been generally weak and I think much of that is down to the artistic direction of his band. Black Rain was a glorified Black Label Society album really, and Scream is just a very confused sounding album. Scream is the end result of two completely different stylistic directions mushed together into one big pile of shit. Furthermore, I wasn't keen on Gus as a guitarist to begin with and he was piss poor when I saw him live. He's a pro tools guitarist.

Oh, and did I mention Under Cover? Yeah don't get me started on that rubbish.

What I'd like to see is Ozzy harking back to the good old days, like Priest did with Angel of Retribution.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:42 pm 
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Has anything more been mentioned about this summer tour ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:34 pm 
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GUITARIDOL5682 wrote:
Has anything more been mentioned about this summer tour ?

He played last night didn't he? Or was it the night before? First show with Zakk in about 10 odd years.

I wonder if Zakk has had to practice any of the old numbers or if he perhaps did a quick jam and it all came flooding back?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:14 pm 
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Zakk is always posting videos of him playing at home and on the road. He plays a lot of His and Randy’s song with ozzy. He did recently start posting:playing them more lately due to his concerts with ozzy I imagine.



Speaking of that...that’s what brought me here. Holy shit does ozzy sound like crap...He just looks, sounds and acts completely out of it from all the you tube videos I just watched of the past few concerts over the last week. They must have tuned down another couple steps as it’s very noticeable now. It’s almost like he is just talking lol. Zakk doesn’t look to enthused as well. Not in an angry way but he knows his hero’s time is up.

Hopefully ozzy is just tired ands it’s not a true representation of how he sounds lately. His voice was the bests it’s been in 20 years for the 13 album.


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All the old timers are using those auto synch tools that makes them sound great. That's how Ozzy was being well praised during the last sabbath shows. Jeff Lynn from ELO uses them KISS use them.. I suppose it's better then sounding shit on stage.


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GUITARIDOL5682 wrote:
All the old timers are using those auto synch tools that makes them sound great. That's how Ozzy was being well praised during the last sabbath shows. Jeff Lynn from ELO uses them KISS use them.. I suppose it's better then sounding shit on stage.


No doubt Ozzy used auto-tuners since way back when in the mid-80's and later on more often than not. However come the 13 album I believe it was the first time in like 20 years or something that he actually started taking lessons with vocal coaches and practicing instead of just winging it. His voice and range was notably better in the studio and on stage according to anyone around him. This last go around is absolutely horrible though. If he has been using auto-tuners live then why wouldn't he be using it now? He just looks really really really....tired. Man i watched a video that night and he forgot the title to believer while introducing it to the crowd, Zakk had to come over to tell him! :(


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:48 pm 
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Well an auto tuner isn't going to stop him from being tired....The whole band are tuned down to his level so he doesn't struggle on the high notes. I just don't like to see Ozzy looking burnt out on stage, like he is going through the motions looking at his watch for how long he has left in the set. If he's not doing it for the love he must be doing it for the money only. Poked onto the stage by $haron with a cattle prod more then likely. I watched a couple of Motorhead's last shows and Lemmy was struggling forgeting the words and mumbling inbetween tracks etc. It's sad watching it, and he was in bad health trying his best. Ozzy is in better health and still struggles throughout the set.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:00 am 
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GUITARIDOL5682 wrote:
Well an auto tuner isn't going to stop him from being tired....The whole band are tuned down to his level so he doesn't struggle on the high notes. I just don't like to see Ozzy looking burnt out on stage, like he is going through the motions looking at his watch for how long he has left in the set. If he's not doing it for the love he must be doing it for the money only. Poked onto the stage by $haron with a cattle prod more then likely. I watched a couple of Motorhead's last shows and Lemmy was struggling forgeting the words and mumbling inbetween tracks etc. It's sad watching it, and he was in bad health trying his best. Ozzy is in better health and still struggles throughout the set.



I’ll have to give the videos another watch this weekend and figure the exact tuning they are using now. I think its gotta be more than two full steps down now and Ozzy was still not able to hit the notes.


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