Ozzy Osbourne’s career has spanned four decades, and his music is as relevant today as ever. On any given day, you can hear his music blasting at sporting events, in films, on the radio, in TV commercials, video games or on your MP3 player. Ozzy is not only a legend and an icon, but is a pioneer in his genre of music. He has helped open the door for countless bands, giving them their first break by taking them on tour or including them on the bill for Ozzfest, his all-day metal festival.
One of the most iconic figures in pop culture, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy winner Ozzy Osbourne has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, approximately 50 million with his seminal metal band Black Sabbath and over 50 million more in his incredible 30 year career as a solo artist.
Next week, Harmonix is expanding Ozzy’s Rock Band catalog with an eight-pack of songs celebrating the re-release of Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of A Madman. 2011 marks the 30th Anniversary of Blizzard of Ozz (U.S. release) and Diary of a Madman. Both landmark albums took metal in a new direction in the early 1980s, inspiring future generations of rock bands and fans. The new editions of these Hard Rock Masterpieces showcase Ozzy’s musical collaborations with late guitar virtuoso Randy Rhoads. Both Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman have been restored and remastered from the original tapes for these definitive editions. The special 30th Anniversary Deluxe Collector’s Box Set includes both albums on CD & Vinyl, "Ozzy Live" CD (previously unreleased live performances from the Blizzard of Ozz tour), "Thirty Years After The Blizzard" DVD Documentary, 100-page Coffee Table Book, Full-Size Detailed Replica of Ozzy’s Iconic Cross and More.
Ozzy Osbourne 8-Pack will include classics from this re-release, including "Mr. Crowley", "Diary of a Madman" and "Over the Mountain". Fans who purchase the pack will also be able to play "Bark at the Moon" and "Mama, I’m Coming Home", both of which are only available as part of the pack, and both of which include built-in Pro Guitar/Bass upgrades.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 on May 31
"Bark at the Moon" X (available only as part of the 8-pack)
"Diary of a Madman"
"Flying High Again"
"I Don’t Know"
"Mama, I’m Coming Home" X (available only as part of the 8-pack)
"Mr. Crowley" X
"Over the Mountain"
"Steal Away (The Night)"
These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system June 1.
These tracks will be available for purchase as "Ozzy Osbourne 8-Pack" for $13.49 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii, and as individual tracks for $1.99 on Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3, and $2.00 on Wii. Tracks marked with "X" have optional Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions available.
8 more songs from Ozzy….always a good sign. Now if only they would have the ORIGINAL STUDIO MASTER of Paranoid, to make up for that Godawful live version with Metallica in Warriors of Rock.