I Am Ozzy

I Am Ozzy
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-01-03
ISBN: 9780446569903
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Ozzy Book Excerpt:

"They've said some crazy things about me over the years. I mean, okay: 'He bit the head off a bat.' Yes. 'He bit the head off a dove.' Yes. But then you hear things like, 'Ozzy went to the show last night, but he wouldn't perform until he'd killed fifteen puppies . . .' Now me, kill fifteen puppies? I love puppies. I've got eighteen of the f**king things at home. I've killed a few cows in my time, mind you. And the chickens. I shot the chickens in my house that night. It haunts me, all this crazy stuff. Every day of my life has been an event. I took lethal combinations of booze and drugs for thirty f**king years. I survived a direct hit by a plane, suicidal overdoses, STDs. I've been accused of attempted murder. Then I almost died while riding over a bump on a quad bike at f**king two miles per hour. People ask me how come I'm still alive, and I don't know what to say. When I was growing up, if you'd have put me up against a wall with the other kids from my street and asked me which one of us was gonna make it to the age of sixty, which one of us would end up with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and Beverly Hills, I wouldn't have put money on me, no f**king way. But here I am: ready to tell my story, in my own words, for the first time. A lot of it ain't gonna be pretty. I've done some bad things in my time. I've always been drawn to the dark side, me. But I ain't the devil. I'm just John Osbourne: a working-class kid from Aston, who quit his job in the factory and went looking for a good time."

I Am Ozzy

I Am Ozzy
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN: 0748114726
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Ozzy Book Excerpt:

'Mightily entertaining' - Heat People ask me how come I'm still alive, and I don't know what to say. When I was growing up, if you'd have put me up against a wall with the other kids from my street and asked me which one of us was gonna make it to the age of sixty, with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and California, I wouldn't have put money on me, no f**king way. But here I am: ready to tell my story, in my own words, for the first time. A lot of it ain't gonna be pretty. I've done some bad things in my time. But I ain't the devil. I'm just John Osbourne: a working class kid from Aston, who quit his job in the factory and went looking for a good time.

Summary of Ozzy Osbourne s I Am Ozzy

Summary of Ozzy Osbourne s I Am Ozzy
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2022-08-08T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Ozzy Osbourne s I Am Ozzy Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was the fourth child in my family, and the first boy. My three older sisters were Jean, Iris, and Gillian. I didn’t have any fun in Aston, as there were only grey skies and corner pubs. #2 I was a very nervous kid. I was terrified most of the time. I was terrified of impending doom, and I convinced myself that if I stepped on the cracks in the pavement while running home, my mother would die. #3 My father was a good man, and he was strict but never beat me up or locked me in the coal house. He would always give up his seat on the bus for a woman or help an old lady across the road. #4 I had an incredible imagination. I spent years wondering what beer must be like, until I finally drank some and thought, What the fuck is this shit. I didn’t think it was possible for me to make any money other than by working in a factory or robbing a bank. I was a kid trying to fit in with the local gangs.

Black Sabbath and Philosophy

Black Sabbath and Philosophy
Author: William Irwin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-10-23
ISBN: 1118397592
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Sabbath and Philosophy Book Excerpt:

A philosophical look at heavy metal's dark masters of reality, Black Sabbath Black Sabbath is one of the world's most influential and enduring rock bands. Dubbed "the Beatles of heavy metal" by Rolling Stone, they helped to define a genre with classic songs like "Paranoid", "Iron Man", and "War Pigs", songs whose lyrics reveal hidden depth and philosophical insight. Their songs confront existential despair, social instability, political corruption, the horrors of war, and the nature of evil. This book explores the wide range of profound ideas in the band's music and lyrics to help you understand Black Sabbath as never before. Discusses and debates essential Black Sabbath topics and themes, such as the problem of evil, "War Pigs" and the nature of just war theory, whether or not Sabbath is still Sabbath without Ozzy, and whether "evil is in the ear of the beholder" Gives you new perspectives on Black Sabbath's music and lyrics Provides a deeper appreciation and understanding of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, and Ronnie James Dio Brings some of history's heaviest thinkers to bear on the band's music, from Aristotle and Nietzsche to Schopenhauer and Marx So . . . can you help me, occupy my brain? Yes! Start reading Black Sabbath and Philosophy.

I Am the Warrior

I Am the Warrior
Author: Holly Knight
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2022-11-29
ISBN: 1637584407
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am the Warrior Book Excerpt:

Holly Knight’s singular music career included crafting a good part of the soundtrack to the MTV eighties with mega-hits for Tina Turner (“The Best”), Pat Benatar (“Love Is A Battlefield”), and Patty Smyth (“The Warrior”)—songs that celebrated female empowerment and shaped pop and rock for years to come. “Holly Knight wrote some of the best and toughest songs for female artists. Her songs helped pave the way for women in rock. Not to mention a few dudes.” —Patty Smyth As a writer and musician, Holly Knight worked hard and played hard with the likes of KISS, Rod Stewart, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, and Heart. She showed the boys how it was done when many women were still struggling to get a foot in the door. Starting in the late 1970s in post-punk New York, Knight, a gifted keyboardist, joined the band Spider—which quickly ascended to buzzworthy status before things began to disintegrate. Fortunately, her song “Better Be Good to Me” found its way to Tina Turner and became the second single on her landmark solo album, Private Dancer, launching Holly into rarified air. Soon she was being sought out to write for other artists in search of the big hit or their lead single. Coinciding with the birth of MTV, Knight’s powerful lyrics, hooks, and melodies became a staple on the channel as it exploded into a cultural force. “People who grew up in the eighties tell me that MTV was the soundtrack to their lives. Holly Knight deserves much of the credit. Few songwriters have written such a diverse collection of songs for such a broad range of superstars.” —Alan Hunter But it was an often lonely journey to success. Not only was Holly a woman in a male-dominated industry that didn’t welcome women warmly into the inner sanctum, she carried with her the baggage of a difficult childhood and a fraught relationship with her mother, the substance of which informed the themes that made her songs so anthemic. I Am the Warrior is a story of survival, perseverance, and triumph laced with ample amounts of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Backstage, onstage, in the studio, and on the road, this book is a revealing, bang-bang tale that welcomes you along for a look back at one of the most adventurous and colorful periods in music history. “I Am the Warrior takes readers on a wild ride through the eighties world of rock ’n’ roll from a strong female’s perspective. Songwriters Hall of Fame-inductee Holly Knight delivers the goods and stands out as a creative, gutsy woman who made her way through a field dominated by men, ultimately coming out on top. If you love music like I do, this is a must-read!” —Cassandra Peterson (AKA Elvira, Mistress of the Dark)

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: PediaPress
Total Pages: 437
Release: 19??
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Songs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rock Music Icons

Rock Music Icons
Author: Robert McParland
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2022-09-15
ISBN: 1666915327
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Music Icons Book Excerpt:

The music, image, performances, and cultural impact of some of the most enduring figures in popular music are explored in Rock Music Icons, giving the reader an inside look into the creativity of some of the most prominent rock stars of our time.

Master of the Moon Ronnie James Dio

Master of the Moon  Ronnie James Dio
Author: WikiPedia Presents
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2023
ISBN: 131229387X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Destiny of Jim Hawkins

The Destiny of Jim Hawkins
Author: Richard A. Yach
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-03-11
ISBN: 1483446042
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Destiny of Jim Hawkins Book Excerpt:

Whatever happened to Jim Hawkins of Treasure Island after he returned to England with Captain Flint’s treasure chest of gold? Rather than choose the safe path, managing an inn with his mother, Jim opts for the adventures of a medical career in Bristol. Jim matures quickly from the tough lessons of the rough, waterfront slave-trade city. Much of what he learns of herbal preparation is from Livian Adams, a beautiful but deaf linen weaver. Undeterred by her disability, their eventual love will last a lifetime. After his graduation from the London Company of Surgeons, Jim’s enlistment as a surgeon’s mate in the Navy hardens him to the brutality of shipboard discipline. Despite having fought pirates, his tour of duty opens his eyes to the slave trade, naval warfare, and smuggling in the Americas. As a young surgeon, life-threatening dangers are ever present. If he thought he’d seen enough danger for one lifetime, he was sorely mistaken.

The Complete History of Black Sabbath

The Complete History of Black Sabbath
Author: Joel McIver
Publsiher: Quarto Publishing Group USA
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-10-15
ISBN: 1631063685
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete History of Black Sabbath Book Excerpt:

The definitive history of the band that invented heavy metal—featuring rare photographs, a complete discography and an introduction by Robb Flynn. With its infernal sound and dark lyrics, Black Sabbath has been a force of nature for half a century. Its career spans eleven different line-ups and nineteen studio albums in addition to the twenty-eight solo albums of the original four members. The band began in 1968, playing blues rock on the cover circuit of Birmingham, England. But guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward would soon define a new genre of music—and make themselves world famous. Joel McIver explores the complete history of Sabbath, from precursor bands to history-making albums and on to the present. With more than 150 photos, a gatefold family tree tracing the development of the band, a complete discography, and a foreword by Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn, this is the must-have book for any Sabbath fan.

False Earth

False Earth
Author: Cami Murdock Jensen
Publsiher: Value Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2023-01-31
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

False Earth Book Excerpt:

Trapped, hunted, and stripped of her magic. Can she save the universe from enslavement and her friends from certain death? Agnes is an escaped prisoner struggling to survive inside the castle of the Demon Overlord Sharir. As his soldiers close in, she relies on her cleverness, but without her magic or friends for support, her self-doubt and depression are raging. Meanwhile, Sharir has other plans for Agnes and the universe. He’s been gathering a massive army of magical creatures in order to conquer all the Earths. And he has a bizarre laboratory where he’s experimenting on creatures to make super demon soldiers using tainted magic. Agnes desperately needs to contact her friends before they attack and meet their certain death in Sharir’s trap. Will she restore her magic, save her friends, and stop Sharir in time to save the universe? False Earth is Book Five and the finale in the thrilling Arch Mage YA fantasy series that readers can’t put down. If you like magical creatures, intrigue, exhilarating adventures, and journeys of epic proportions, you’ll love Cami Murdock Jensen’s enthralling story. Buy False Earth to enjoy the intense conclusion to the Arch Mage Series!

Experiencing Black Sabbath

Experiencing Black Sabbath
Author: Nolan Stolz
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2017-11-08
ISBN: 1442256923
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experiencing Black Sabbath Book Excerpt:

Black Sabbath has often been credited with inventing heavy metal with their first album released in 1970. Their new style of music was loud, brutal, scary, innovative, and it has greatly influenced heavy metal bands since then. Their five decades of music cross generations of fans, and they remain relevant to this day, with their 2013 album charting #1 in the United States and at least five other countries. In Experiencing Black Sabbath: A Listener’s Companion, musician and scholar Nolan Stolz leads the reader through Sabbath’s twenty studio albums and additional songs, closely examining their music and the storied history of the band. Along the way, Stolz highlights often-overlooked key moments that defined Sabbath’s unique musical style and legacy. Band members’ own words illuminate certain aspects of the music, and Stolz makes connections from song to song, album to album, and sometimes across decades to create an intricate narrative of the band’s entire catalog. Experiencing Black Sabbath reveals the underappreciated genius of these heavy metal progenitors to all rock music lovers and gives even the most fervent Sabbath fans a new perspective on the music.

Hands of Doom

Hands of Doom
Author: Jack Holloway
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2022-06-27
ISBN: 1666734039
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hands of Doom Book Excerpt:

“The world today is such a wicked place,” Black Sabbath declared in 1969, when they recorded their debut album, set against a backdrop of war, assassinations, social unrest, and disillusionment. Cries for justice from the Civil Rights Movement, and for peace and love from the culture of “flower power,” had been met with violent backlash from the ruling class. It was on this stage that Black Sabbath entered—the heaviest rock band the world had yet known. This band was shaped by a working class upbringing in Birmingham, England, where actual metal defined the small town existence of factories, bombed-out buildings, and little else. With their music, Sabbath captured the dread and the burgeoning pessimism that was haunting the minds of young people in the sixties and seventies. Today, we are in a similar age of crisis: climate disaster, extreme inequality, police brutality, mass incarceration, and now, pandemic. Black Sabbath speaks to our time in ways few other bands can. They deploy apocalyptic imagery to capture the destruction of the planet by despotic superpowers, and they pronounce a prophetic indictment on agents of injustice. In this book, theologian and cultural critic Jack Holloway explores Black Sabbath’s music and lyrics, and what they had to say to their historical context. From this analysis, Holloway outlines a Black Sabbath theology which carries significant import for modern life, reminding us of our deep responsibility to transform a broken world.

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath
Author: Steve Pilkington
Publsiher: Fonthill Media
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Sabbath Book Excerpt:

Many bands may lay claim to inventing or popularising the term `heavy metal', but few would deny that Black Sabbath have defined the genre in the minds of many, and have come to embody its popular image. From the `classic' first decade with singer Ozzy Osbourne, through the Ronnie James Dio period and the oft-overlooked later albums, the Sabbath name has always been a trademark of quality, despite some less celebrated, though often fascinating, periods. To commemorate the final retirement of the band, lifelong devotee Steve Pilkington takes the reader through every song on every one of the band's studio albums, taking in the highs and occasional lows, as well as looking at the cover artwork and stories behind the albums. He also discusses live recordings and DVD releases. The result will surely be regarded as the most exhaustive guide to the band's music yet produced, as critical opinion rubs shoulders with facts, trivia and anecdotes to provide the ultimate guide to this legendary band. Whether you are a hard core fan, or simply want a guide to what lies beyond `Paranoid', this book is for you.

Hit Factories

Hit Factories
Author: Karl Whitney
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-06-27
ISBN: 147460742X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hit Factories Book Excerpt:

After discovering a derelict record plant on the edge of a northern English city, and hearing that it was once visited by David Bowie, Karl Whitney embarks upon a journey to explore the industrial cities of British pop music. Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, Glasgow, Belfast, Birmingham, Coventry, Bristol: at various points in the past these cities have all had distinctive and highly identifiable sounds. But how did this happen? What circumstances enabled those sounds to emerge? How did each particular city - its history, its physical form, its accent - influence its music? How were these cities and their music different from each other? And what did they have in common? Hit Factories tells the story of British pop through the cities that shaped it, tracking down the places where music was performed, recorded and sold, and the people - the performers, entrepreneurs, songwriters, producers and fans - who made it all happen. From the venues and recording studios that occupied disused cinemas, churches and abandoned factories to the terraced houses and back rooms of pubs where bands first rehearsed, the terrain of British pop can be retraced with a map in hand and a head filled with music and its many myths.

Takin Care of Business

Takin  Care of Business
Author: George Case
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2021-03-05
ISBN: 0197548822
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Takin Care of Business Book Excerpt:

By the early 1970s, practically everyone under a certain age liked rock music, but not everyone liked it for the same reasons. We typically associate the sounds of classic rock 'n' roll with youthful rebellion by juvenile delinquents, student demonstrators, idealistic hippies, or irreverent punks. But in this insightful and timely book, author George Case shows how an important strain of rock music from the late 1960s onward spoke to and represented an idealized self-portrait of a very different audience: the working-class 'Average Joes' who didn't want to change the world as much as they wanted to protect their perceived place within it. To the extent that "working-class populism" describes an authentic political current, it's now beyond a doubt that certain musicians and certain of their songs helped define that current. By now, rock 'n' roll has cast a long shadow over hundreds of millions of people around the world not just over reckless kids, but over wage-earning parents and retired elders; not just over indignant youth challenging authority, but over indignant adults challenging their own definition of it. Not only have the politics of rock fans drifted surprisingly rightward since 1970; some rock, as Case argues, has helped reset the very boundaries of left and right themselves. That God, guns, and Old Glory can be understood to be paid fitting tribute in a heavy guitar riff delivered by a long-haired reprobate in blue jeans but that #Me Too, Occupy Wall Street or Black Lives Matter might not hints at where those boundaries now lie.

Ben Ozzy

Ben Ozzy
Author: Ozzy Osbourne,Chris Ayres,Köksal Gülerkaya
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9786054263950
Category: Rock musicians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Black List Part 1

The Black List  Part 1
Author: D.D.K.
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-10-09
ISBN: 0359966012
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black List Part 1 Book Excerpt:

This epic masterpiece of literature tells the story of one man's musical and personal journey. It is told and written as an autobiography.

Always The Hero Mills Boon Heartwarming Butterfly Harbor Stories Book 4

Always The Hero  Mills   Boon Heartwarming   Butterfly Harbor Stories  Book 4
Author: Anna J. Stewart
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-04-01
ISBN: 1474082947
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Always The Hero Mills Boon Heartwarming Butterfly Harbor Stories Book 4 Book Excerpt:

He never relied on anyone but himself... But he needs her now!

Ozzy Talking

Ozzy Talking
Author: Ozzy Osbourne,Harry Shaw
Publsiher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780711992900
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ozzy Talking Book Excerpt:

Hereâs Ozzyâs own take on everything, from the Birmingham slaughterhouse through Black Sabbath to his solo career, Ozzfest, and The Osbournes.