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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:09 AM
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Ozzfest 2004: Proof That Freedom Of Speech Rocks
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 09:40 AM by rocknation
(Complete with cleverly slipped-in links)
By Rocknation

Despite being born in the country that the United States won its independence from, Ozzy Osbourne and his wife/manager Sharon appear to have a better grasp of the concept of American freedom of speech than many Americans do.

...(At the 2004 Ozzfest,) Ozzy opened his Black Sabbath set with a rendition of his classic War Pigs, which was accompanied by a video featuring unflattering references to United States president-unelect George W. Bush...A member of Lamb Of God wore an anti-Bush T-shirt. And the bands Otep and Bleeding Through called for questioning "priests and police and politicians" and to come up with "a new leader" respectively.

...if the Osbournes had wanted Ozzfest's political message to be as one-sided as the Fox News Channel's, they would have enforced such a policy with brutal abandon. So it's a great pleasure to be able to report that...(Superjoint Ritual's) Phil Anselmo said that "crushing the enemy" was something that "had to" be done by the Bush White House...(and that) Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde dedicated a song to Bush because he stood fully "behind" him.

Zakk isn't just anybody to the Osbournes--(he) replace(d) Ozzy's late guitarist Randy Rhodes...(Is) Zakk..guilty of biting the hand that feeds him, (or of) high treason?...(M)aybe Sharon realizes that a U.S. draft--a certainty if Bush wins--would be REALLY bad for business. Nonetheless, the Osbournes deserve a lot of credit for allowing true fairness and balance to work...

:headbang:
rocknation


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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:35 AM
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1. I knew there was a reason hated Zakk "the wannabee" Wylde
He never was anything but a second rate, completely cliched, cariacature of a 'rock guitar player'.

Piss on him, Ozzy... or better yet, fire his weak ass like you should have LONG ago.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:42 AM
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2. The worst is Zakk's faux southern redneck shtick...
...the dude is from New Jersey and was a hair farming guitar player before Ozzy plucked him up. Now he's a bearded mountain man.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:44 AM
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3. Then you should love this site, Will
http://www.metal-sludge.com/ExposedZakk.htm

Before Zakk Wylde looked like Grizzly Adams...and wanted to beat everybody's ass, he was a fresh face kid from New Jersey with big hair like everybody else...

:headbang:
rocknation
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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:54 AM
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4. AHHHHHHH!!!! Man, you scared me..
I was suddenly transported back to 1985, the big hair was EVERYWHERE... I almost suffocated on the hair spray....


But seriously, Randy was ten thousand times the guitar player Zakk will ever be. And for that matter, so is Toni Iommi, even with his missing finger tips and sometimes sloppy transitions. It's all about the heart, style and attitude..

Which is why Ritchie Blackmore is my all time fave!

=)
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rppper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:12 AM
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5. oh yeah he was...and as for phil the ass-clown
Phil Anselmo, the former singer for pantera...mr i dont use drugs and i've always been hardcore....was also a spandex wearing, big haired glam rocker when he and pantera were starting out. he's in metal sludge as well http://www.metal-sludge.com ....he joined pantera on their 4th album(and you will never find any of their first 4 btw)with absolutly NO TATTOO's...he had all that done between the 4th pantera album you'll never find and the cowboys from hell lp.....f'n poser
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:23 AM
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6. I'm sure Wylde replaced Jake E. Lee who replaced Randy Rhodes
Well I'm pretty sure anyway , I had named my
Cat after Jake E. Lee .

Sorry to be off topic :shrug:
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