Good news for heavy metal couples who always hoped to exchange marriage vows in the vicinity of rock's Prince of Darkness: This year's Ozzfest is offering fans an opportunity to walk down the aisle Blizzard of Ozz-style with something the Ozzfest organizers call "Unholy Matrimony" packages. Each lucky bride and groom and their eight guests will receive an official wedding ceremony by the fest's ordained minister, MC Big Dave. Plus, there will be a champagne toast and an Ozzfest cake, as well as other perks like a backstage tour and access to the VIP lounge. Each couple and their eight guests will also receive pit passes, ensuring that the wedding party can enjoy the sweet sounds of Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch and other Ozzfest bands as soon as the ceremony ends.
Couples will also get a wedding gift courtesy of the Unholy Matrimony's bridal registry, ranging from post-honeymoon essentials like a refrigerator stocked with Monster Energy Drinks to an ESP LTD Signature Series guitar. Incredibly, the Unholy Matrimony packages for the California, Connecticut and New Jersey Ozzfests have already sold out, so engaged couples heading to Ozzfest in Chicago, Boston and Pittsburgh need to act fast or risk simply getting married in a boring, lower-decibel ceremony. Get more info at the Ozzfest site.
As Rolling Stone previously reported, this year's traveling Ozzfest will feature performances by Ozzy, Motley Crue, Judas Priest's Rob Halford, DevilDriver, Drowning Pool, Black Label Society and more.
To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here
MUSIC 9 Classic Devo Videos
OLYMPICS 18 Epic Opening Ceremonies