Legendary bass player Billy Sheehan will be the special guest on Hard Rock Nights this Saturday, March 21. Sheehan, who has worked with some huge names in the hard rock world, from Talas to UFO to David Lee Roth to Mr. Big, has released his third solo album entitled “Holy Cow!” Sheehan will chat with JT about the new disc, touring with David Lee Roth, the upcoming Mr. Big reunion tour, and working with one of his heroes, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.
Hard Rock Nights airs every Saturday night at 9 pm EDT on WMWX in Cincinnati, simulcast on http://www.classxradio.com. More information about the program can be found at http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com and http://www.myspace.com/jtshardrockradio.
The Prince of Darkness may have his title revoked after this one. What was he thinking? What the hell is so metal about a freaking comedy hour on Fox TV? Holy hell! I don’t know if he’s totally lost his mind or if Sharon has completely taken over ALL decisions for the entire honorary family of rock.
Sure, the initial Osbournes reality show on MTV was an intriguing look into this family, but haven’t we had enough? After Sharon’s health problems and the rehab sessions of both Jack and Kelly, shouldn’t we just turn the light off on this whole reality gig Osbournes? Apparently not. Perhaps they’re bored because Ozzfest just isn’t enough to keep them all occupied. Is Ozzfest even happening this summer?
I can’t help but feel that Sharon is the one at the helm of this downward spiral into reality television hell, and she’s not taking Ozzy’s reputation into consideration at all. He’s the Prince of f-ing Darkness for crying out loud. I don’t think there’s anything evil or dark about watching them work in fast food restaurants or watching mini Osbournes with foul mouths. A curse word here and there on public television doesn’t make you dark. Yes, playing silly pranks on people for television is funny, but not when it’s coming from the Prince of Darkness and his family. It’s funny when Ozzy is biting heads off of fake (or real) bats but not when Ozzy is getting a pie in the face.
Maybe that’s what it is. It’s the dichotomy of this “evil” family and comedy. It’s not what you would neccessarily expect from a family of rockers, so the general public would be drawn in to see how they handle all of this. Of course, silliness and mayhem will ensue around this cast of hooligans, and then everyone will laugh.
Will I watch it? Probably. Will I laugh? Probably not. Do I think a little less of Ozzy because of this? Maybe a little.
Is there a rock & roll handbook/rule book anywhere? If not, perhaps I should write one. Or maybe I could write the 10 Commandments of Rock & Roll. One of those rules would be, “Rock stars shall not do reality TV!” And that means you too Bret Michaels.
Today is the 27th Anniversary of the death of Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads. It is mind boggling to me that it has already been this long since Randy’s passing. After nearly three decades, he is still missed by rock fans all over the world. I can’t even imagine the state rock would be in, if Randy was still here. The videos below only give you a glimpse as to how awesome of a guitarist Randy was. Enjoy!