The 50 best albums of 2022
The Kerrang! verdict on the 50 albums that shaped 2022.
The Prince Of Darkness is set to return to our screens for a new BBC reality series entitled Home To Roost, in which he and Sharon will head back to Buckinghamshire after living in Los Angeles for the past 20 years. But the Black Sabbath legend is seemingly regretting that decision to leave America…
“I’m getting a bit of flak from people,” he tells Consequence. “To be honest with you, if I had my way, I’d stay in America. I’m American now.”
In the same interview, he also states: “To be honest with you, I don’t want to go back [to England]. Fuck that.”
But Sharon explains that their reasons for leaving Los Angeles are because “it’s not a fun place to live” and “it’s dangerous”.
“When I first came here, I thought I was in heaven,” she says. “In the ’70s, if you loved music, this was the place to be. It’s not that hub anymore. It’s not exciting anymore. It hasn’t gone sideways, it’s gone down. It’s not a fun place to live. It’s dangerous here. Every big city’s got crime, but I don’t feel safe here. Neither does Ozzy.”
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As Black Sabbath reissue their Heaven And Hell and Mob Rules albums, Tony Iommi looks back at the life of the band in the ’80s, the drama of Ronnie James Dio’s voice and lyrics, and what it was like to record in John Lennon’s house…
The Prince Of Darkness played Patient Number 9 and Crazy Train at the Los Angeles Rams’ season opener at SoFi Stadium last week.
Ozzy Osbourne refuses to stop on all-star 13th solo album, Patient Number 9.
The Cover Story
Having made an unexpected return to the stage and with a new album around the corner, all eyes are on the godfather of heavy metal. Casting his eyes over life, death and music, we sit down with a contemplative Ozzy Osbourne, who simply cannot be stopped…
Hear Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde join forces on Nothing Feels Right, taken from Ozzy’s new album Patient Number 9.