I almost missed that one. I expected another Osbournes xmas special in one of the people magazines; Instead we have xmas wishes from Mrs O. in last week issue of Kerrang. and again we all know Ozzy hates Christmas. There is also a small feature Ozzy and.. Christmas… He still hates Christmas.
The all-star Camp Freddy band, who’ve now changed their name to the Royal Machines, continued a tradition of guest-packed holiday shows this weekend as they welcomed Ozzy to the stage. Watch video of their take on Black Sabbath‘s ‘War Pigs’ and Ozzy’s solo anthem ‘Crazy Train’ (below).
Led by Billy Morrison (of Billy Idol / Cult fame), the Royal Machines also include Chris Chaney and Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, Adrian Young of No Doubt and actor Donovan Leitch. They gathered at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood on Friday and Saturday (Dec. 19-20); Ozzy took the stage on Friday.
“This is the first Royal Machines’ residency, following in the footsteps of the previous seven Camp Freddy residencies,” Morrison told the Sunset Strip. “And so picking one show out is almost impossible now. There are so many moments from so many years that stand out.”
Here is one of my favourite pictures from the Diary of a Madman tour.
photo by Greg Maston.