Ozzy Ready to Reunite with Black Sabbath
The group plans to reunite for the first time since 2001 for Ozzfest, which begins July 10 in Hartford, Conn., a spokeswoman for the annual road show announced Tuesday.
Actually, Reuters reports, not all of the original Black Sabbath will be playing. Sure, Ozzy, 55, the cofounder and headliner of Ozzfest, will be there, as will guitarist Tony Iommi and bass player Geezer Butler.
But Mike Bordin, who backs Osbourne on his solo shows, will replace original drummer Bill Ward.
And while Black Sabbath is bound to revisit such classics as "War Pigs" and "Paranoid," other acts on the bill include four-fifths of the original Judas Priest, as well as Slayer, Dimmu Borgir, Superjoint Ritual (featuring former Pantera singer Phil Anselmo) and Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society.
As for how Ozzy's getting to his gigs, the Associated Press reports that he and wife Sharon have taken delivery of a new, $150,000 Bentley Continental GT.
The two-door British heavyweight (2 1/2 tons) has a 552-horsepower and a bi-turbo motor that reputedly goes from zero to 60 in five seconds, prompting Sharon to coo, "I've arrived! I finally am the owner of the most luxurious car in the world."
And to wrap up this exhaustive update on all things Osbourne, Ed Dubroski Jr., the co-owner of the Country Cow Creamery in Woodbridge, N.J., has just announced two new Osbourne ice cream flavors.
Dubroski's "Ozzy's Carnivorous Carrot Cake" is a cinnamon spice ice cream with carrot cake soaked in hazelnut liqueur, while "Death By Sharon" is a deep dark chocolate ice cream with dark chocolate fudge and bits of chocolate brownie soaked in Godiva chocolate liqueur.
Certainly worth going to New Jersey to eat.