Ozzy Osbourne

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    August 15, 2013

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Sweet Leaf in Denver

    Alright now. Won't you listen? Or read as the case may be? Black Sabbath may be one of my earliest musical obsessions -- something that had a lot to do with the theatrics of Ozzy Osbourne and his slaying guitarists. The most memorable to me is Tony Iommi. Specifically, his cough at the beginning of ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    The ten worst collaborations in metal

    Magic can certainly happen in the recording studio, but with some collaborations, a witch's brew with a horrid stink can also boil over. Huge lottery-sized paychecks evidently blinded these poor fools from seeing what truly awful things they were creating. Where's Marty McFly when you need him? If o ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    The ten best metal reunion/revitalization efforts

    When musicians reconvene, it can often be as unpredictable as a high school reunion, but at least when band dudes get back together or merely rediscover their original inspiration, it's something to look forward to rather than dread. Keep reading for a rundown of the ten best metal reunion/rivitaliz ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    The ten best pioneering metal frontmen

    Along with a killer set of pipes, the best frontmen can stand at his pulpit on stage and engage with the crowds and rage while conducting the flow of the show. Decisive, commanding and blunt, these men are the alpha males of alpha males, the kings of kingpins, and like Conquistadors, they take what ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    Ten most common metal subgenres examined

    Keeping track of metal and all its subgenres can often be a confusing and frustrating. Classic and thrash metal are at the center of the metal universe, while various other styles are major and minor constellations radiating manic energy. Sorting through the subgenres can be a tedious task. Thus why ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    The ten best debut metal albums

    You only get one chance to make a first impression, as they say, and these bands sure made the most of their opportunity. Some of these inaugural releases launched new subgenres, while others have yet to be matched in more two decades. Keep reading for a rundown of the ten best debut metal albums. ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    The ten most disappointing metal albums

    In the darkest recesses of the metal world, truly shitty albums lurk. Now, these albums aren't necessarily 100 percent shitty (there may still be some redeeming music to be found), but they are certainly incredibly disappointing, particularly given the otherwise worthiness of their creators. Plug yo ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    October 30, 2012

    The 25 creepiest metal album covers

    Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... See also: - The 25 ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    25 ass-shaking GIFs from Lollapalooza 2012

    See Also: - Four reasons Lollapalooza needs EDM - Enjoy these dance-move GIFs from Global Dance Festival - Ten Coachella dance-move GIFs to make you feel good about yourself This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was intense. The heat, the monsoon-like storm on Saturday, and even t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Randy Rhoads: Thirty years ago today, a tragic accident took the life of a legendary guitarist

    The 1980s did not start well for Ozzy Osbourne. After being kicked out of Black Sabbath, the Prince of Darkness holed up in an L.A. hotel room, planning to remain as drunk as possible until his money ran out, and then probably move back to England to work as a laborer. He met future wife Sharon Arde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom: "Yeah, I broke my shoulder bowling."

    Children of Bodom (due tomorrow night at the Gothic Theater) formed in 1993 in the Finnish town of Espoo. Lead guitarist and singer Alexi Laiho and drummer Jaska Raatikainen formed the band around the age of fourteen under the name Inearthed. By the time the outfit released its debut album, 1997's S ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Gauntlet Hair's "Keep Time" video will scare the crap out of you -- or at least really creep you out

    ​To celebrate the release of its new, self-titled record, Gauntlet Hair (confirmed as the headliner for the Larimer Lounge's New Years Eve show) has dropped a video for the album's lead track, "Keep Time," and despite Halloween having come and gone, this sucker will still scare the bejeesus ou ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Scott Ian of Anthrax on Worship Music, comic books, Doctor Who, VH1 and interviewing Ozzy

    Scott Ian of Anthrax​Anthrax (due Wednesday, October 19, at Summit Music Hall) is one of the Big Four thrash bands from the '80s and the only one originally based on the East Coast. More than most metal bands, Anthrax seemed willing to smile and display a wicked yet playful sense of humor -- e ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011
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    March 24, 2011

    St. Vitus

    Tuesday, March 29, Summit Music Hall, 1-866-468-7621.

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    February 9, 2011

    Ozzy Osbourne at the Pepsi Center, 2.8.11

    Aaron ThackerayHey, look: It's the Prince of Fucking Darkness, man!​ OZZY OSBOURNE With Slash 02.08.11 | Pepsi Center Ozzy Osbourne layeth the smack down last night at the Pepsi Center with Slash -- he of the shaggy mane, top hat, Velvet Revolver and, of course, Guns N' Roses -- in tow. A c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Maybe Japan's on to something: Who needs live music when you have hollograms?

    Since the dawn of live music, artists have canceled shows for various reasons. Gigs have been called for sickness, deaths in the family, dog ate the set-list, etc, etc, blah blah blah. Crypton Future Media based out of Sapporo, Japan, has finally found a way to remedy this situation with the help ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Top Five Most Outrageous Musician Stunts

    Last week, on the 101 freeway in downtown Los Angeles, a previously unknown rap-rock group called Imperial Stars stopped traffic so they could play an impromptu gig on the roof of the panel van. Appropriately, the Imperial doofuses performed a song titled "Traffic Jam 101." This über-lame, Airhea ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Ozzy Osbourne, Crystal Castles and Lucero shows announced

    The Ozzman cometh to the Pepsi Center in February​Ozzy Osbourne, who just launched a column in Rolling Stone called Ask Dr. Ozzy, in which he offers health and diet tips (no, really), hits the Pepsi Center with Slash on Tuesday, February 8, as part of an eighteen-month long world tour, which i ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    When animals attack - musician edition

    ​We're all familiar with Ozzy Osbourne's infamous unprovoked attack on a bat in the early '80s, but rarely do you hear stories about animals attacking musicians. Until now, that is. Earlier this week, Bloc Party and Ash guitarist Russell Lissack was reportedly attacked by a lion cub while visi ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    In honor of Paste Magazine's passing, here are five more print magazines we miss

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    June 28, 2010

    The Roots, Eminem top sellers at local record stores

    ​How I Got Over, the Roots' latest effort released last week on Def Jam, took the spot at Twist & Shout, second at Albums on the Hill and third at Independent Records for the week ending June 27. Eminem's new disc, Recovery, debuted at number one at Independent Records while coming in third at ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Ozzy Osbourne and ten other old dudes who should just hang it up already

    Like so many new albums from old dudes, it's not that Ozzy Osbourne's Scream, which was released today, is not good, per se -- it's that it's not needed. While Osbourne's new effort updates his shtick a bit -- it sounds like he's been listening to a long of Norwegian opera-metal and possibly some ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Pentagram at the Marquis: "It's more like Penta-jam"

    Pentagram. Photos by Tom Murphy​ Pentagram • Space in Time • Kingdom of Magic 03.17.10 | Marquis Theatre A night of exceptionally interesting hard rock that ended with '70s metal legends Pentagram began with the new-look Space in Time. They were surprisingly confident and assured. The ba ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Carmelo can't do it by himself, for Christ's sake

    Chauncey Billups, before the humiliation.​Almost wintertime, when the Denver bloggin' is easy. The Nugg Doctor's Nick Sclafani recaps last night's agonizing Nuggets loss in Detroit, when 40 points from Melo wasn't enough. What the hell? Colorado Pols has more on what it's dubbed the "Dr. Evi ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009

    Q&A with Terrance Hobbs of Suffocation

    The Suffocation piece running in this week's paper was culled from Phil Freeman's recent conversation with Terrance Hobbs of Suffocation. As with many of our other Rough Mixes features, there's far more to the story of this stalwart New York-based death metal band than there was space. As such, afte ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008


    For Us to Destroy

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    September 19, 2008
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    June 14, 2008
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    September 20, 2007
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    September 20, 2007

    Heaven and Hell

    Tuesday, September 25, Coors Amphitheater, 303-830-8497.

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    August 22, 2007

    Munky from Korn Q&A

    Korn guitarist Munky appeared to be more than a little befuddled during a conversation with Westword for an August 24 profile. A sizable percentage of questions during the interview (which took place on August 1, the day after the release of Korn’s eighth studio disc, Untitled) seemed to confuse h ... More >>

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    January 25, 2007


    Wednesday, July 31, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

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    November 10, 2005

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    March 3, 2005

    Black Smiths

    Black Smiths (Self-released)

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    December 2, 2004

    Darkest Hour

    Monday, December 6, Rock Island, 303-572-7625.

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    July 1, 2004

    The Birthday Girl

    You Are the Birthday Girl (Shelter Thee Records)

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    March 27, 2003

    Best Follicle Restorer

    Follicle Nutrient System (FNS), by Osmotics

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    January 23, 2003

    Bite Me

    Star Trek

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    November 7, 2002

    Urban Aboriginee

    Body (Urban Aboriginee)

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    August 29, 2002


    The scariest thing about Ozzfest isnt the music. Its the price bands have to pay just to play in it.

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    June 28, 2001


    Rockers gathered in their masses during Ozzfest, one of Mile High's last hectic hurrahs.

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    June 7, 2001


    16 HP rides high with Hoarse, a new collections of live cuts from local performances.

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    March 29, 2001

    Best Ozzy Cover by a Country Act

    "Crazy Train"
    The Railbenders

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    December 3, 1998

    The Major and the Minor

    A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.

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