.

Ozzfest 2010 Set to Return With Osbourne, Motley Crue

"It'll be good to see Motley Crue again," Ozzy says

April 30, 2010 9:45 PM ET

After a one-year hiatus, Ozzy Osbourne's annual heavy metal throwdown Ozzfest will return in August 2010 as a six-date tour, bringing along Mötley Crüe, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, Black Label Society and more acts for a total of 13 bands per fest stop. The trek marks the first time Ozzy and Mötley Crüe have toured together since their 1984 arena tour, and the first time that Ozzfest has been a mobile festival since 2007. In 2008, Ozzfest, featuring headliners Ozzy and Metallica, took place as a stand-alone stadium show in Dallas, where performers honored guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Ozzfest first began banging heads in the summer of 1996.

Osbourne tells Rolling Stone he's excited for the tour even though he wasn't involved in the planning, adding, "My wife and my son deal with all that sort of stuff. ... It'll be good to see Mötley Crüe again."

This year's fest, which features two stages, will kick off August 14th in San Bernardino, California, before heading east for five more stops: Chicago; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Hartford, Connecticut; Camden, New Jersey; and Boston. On the main stage, Ozzy will bust out old favorites as well as tracks from his upcoming album Scream, plus fans will get full sets from Mötley Crüe, Halford, DevilDriver and Nonpoint.

Black Label Society, making their seventh appearance on Ozzfest, will headline the second stage, where they'll be joined by Drowning Pool, Kingdom of Sorrow, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Saviours and Kataklysm. Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde, who started playing with Ozzy's band in 1987, split from Osbourne in July 2009, when Ozzy announced he "wanted a change."

Tickets go on sale May 22nd at the official Ozzfest website and Live Nation.

Aug. 14 - San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
Aug. 17 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Aug. 19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 21 - Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theater
Aug. 22 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna
Aug. 24 - Boston, MA @ Comcast Center

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Bleeding Love”

Leona Lewis | 2007

In 2008, The X Factor winner Leona Lewis backed up her U.K. singing competition victory with an R&B anthem for the ages: "Bleeding Love," an international hit that became the best-selling song of the year. The track was co-penned by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (whose radio dominance would continue with songs such as Beyonce's "Halo" and Adele's "Rumour Has It") and solo artist Jesse McCartney, who was inspired by a former girlfriend, Gossip Girl actress Katie Cassidy. Given the song's success, McCartney didn't regret handing over such a personal track: "No, no," he said. "I'm so happy for Leona. She deserves it. There are really no bad feelings."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com