Sunday, November 9, 2014

Slash rocks Ozzy Osbourne tribute at 2014 MTV EMAs

Slash paid tribute to Ozzy Osbourne by closing the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) Sunday night with a live performance of his 1980 classic, “Crazy Train.”

Slash was joined by Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators and Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro for the tune at the annual event, which saw Slash present Ozzy with the MTV Global Icon Award earlier in the evening.

"I don’t know where they got this icon sh*t from!,” said Ozzy. “Good to be here tonight. Want to thank MTV and all you people in town tonight. God bless you all and thanks for coming."

This past week, Ozzy’s wife and manager, Sharon, announced that the reality series, The Osbournes, will be returning to TV.

"Ozzy has decided that he wants to do another few episodes, not a whole season, about eight episodes, of 'The Osbournes',” she revealed on the UK show, “Loose Women.” "He said that for the whole three years that we did it he was drunk the whole time. But he would like to do one where he's completely sober, as he is now."

The Osbournes originally aired on MTV from 2002 to 2005, becoming the highest rated original program in MTV's history.

"Hopefully [we'll start filming] in January,” added Sharon, “but, as I say, it's not forever, no more than eight episodes. Because it's been 13 years and our lives have changed so much than it's a kind of catch-up, like, 'What are they doing now?'"

Ozzy has just released a pair of career-spanning “Memoirs Of A Madman” collections.

The CD features 17 of Ozzy's hit singles compiled in one place for the first time, while the 2-disc DVD presents classic music videos, unreleased and out-of-print live performances, and interviews from his solo career.

Ozzy is also planning to write and record a final album with Black Sabbath in 2015.

See also:

Ozzy Osbourne: The Osbournes returning to TV
VIDEO: Ozzy Osbourne shares story of auditioning Randy Rhoads
Ozzy Osbourne talks about the end of Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath guitarist writing music for CSI TV series
Search Ozzy Osbourne at hennemusic