Video: Ozzy Osbourne Performs During Total Eclipse

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As the U.S. is plunged into darkness, Ozzy barks at the moon

While he’s been performing live shows for nearly five decades, this week marked a first for Ozzy Osbourne. The metal icon performed one of his signature tracks, “Bark at the Moon,” Monday afternoon as the eclipse plunged an entire field in southern Illinois into darkness; watch it below.

Osbourne, joined for the set by his longtime collaborator Zakk Wylde, is on the road for a series of shows that will lead up to his return as the Saturday Ozzfest headliner of this year’s Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on November 4-5 at Glen Helen Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, Calif. Said Osbourne about the festival, “Last year’s show with Black Sabbath was just incredible and I’m thrilled to be coming back this year.”

Osbourne and Wylde have performed together over the years and these shows are the first collaboration for the duo for a full tour since 2006. In addition to reuniting with Zakk Wylde on guitar, Osbourne’s band will include longtime collaborators Blasko (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards).

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Osbourne and Wylde first teamed up 30 years ago when Wylde (whom Osbourne describes as “a fucking absolutely amazing guitar player”) joined Ozzy’s band in 1987. They last recorded in 2007 on Ozzy’s Black Rain album.

Talking about the tour, Wylde told the Chicago Tribune, “Obviously all the classics will be in there (for the set lists) and maybe some dark-horse tracks no one would think we’d play, but we’ll see when we get going.”

“I’m so happy to be getting back on the road with Zakk, Blasko, Tommy and Adam,” says Osbourne. “This is what I do. This is where I belong, on the road.”

Osbourne is also prepping for a new solo album for 2018 on Epic Records.


Watch Ozzy Osbourne and his band perform “Bark at the Moon” during the total solar eclipse.

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