This year is the 20th anniversary of Ozzfest, so they’re bringing it back for one weekend in September . . . and they’re merging it with SLIPKNOT’s Knotfest.
Obviously the brightest minds weren’t involved in the naming process, because this is what they came up with: Ozzfest Meets Knotfest. It goes down Saturday, September 24th and Sunday the 25th in San Bernardino, California.
BLACK SABBATH will headline Saturday’s show, with Megadeth and Disturbed on the bill. Slipknot will headline Sunday, with Slayer and Anthrax. There will also be a second stage named after the late, great Lemmy from Motorhead. (Check out the full lineup here.)
The announcement was made at a venue in Hollywood, by SHARON OSBOURNE. She introduced a bunch of the musicians, including OZZY, who hugged her from behind when he hit the stage. It doesn’t seem like she thought it was a good touch.
But they did show up and leave together.
(TMZ has video of them leaving, plus a clip of Ozzy’s alleged mistress Michelle Pugh going into the salon where she works. Maybe she didn’t get fired after all. But on a related note, the “New York Post” says Ozzy was cheating with multiple women.)