Back in October of 2019, we first discussed the new round of potential inductees to the famed Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame for their 2020 Class. In the rundown, I shared some personal editorial opinion about the nominees and you can peruse that set of thoughts by clicking HERE. In December, I shared the at the moment standings in the Fan Vote and now with one week left to go am returning to the topic so we can all rally behind our favorites in the nomination queue and hopefully help them receive the honor. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 first and the standings that were captured just a short time ago.
It was back in October when we first shared the news when the Nominees for the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced. The full overview that I posted can be perused HERE in case you’d like a little more in-depth views about the announcement. I’m returning to the topic with just under a month to go to share the most current standings in the Fan Vote process. As you might recall, the general public has a chance to vote on their favorite artists in the hope that it helps them secure a spot in the vaunted Rock Hall. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 first.
We’ve been keeping tabs on Metal’s Prince Of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne and most recently shared an interview he did about his upcoming Boxed Set and more. If you missed that just click HERE to be up to speed. Now the Master of Metal has announced the rescheduled dates for some recent postponements based on both illness and injury. Take a look.
The Press Release:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has just announced rescheduled shows in the UK and Europe on his “NO MORE TOURS 2” tour.
The six-week trek–originally scheduled for January–now kicks off in OZZY’s native UK on October 23, 2020 before wrapping December 7 in Helsinki, Finland. The tour includes stops throughout the UK and sees the “Prince of Darkness” return to Birmingham for a hometown Halloween show. European dates include stops in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and Finland. Judas Priest remain as Special Guest across all dates.
Says OZZY: “I can’t wait to get off my ass and get going again, but you’re just going to have to be a bit more patient. I want to be 100% ready to come out and knock your fucking socks off.”
The Rescheduled Dates:
23/10: Newcastle, UK @ Utilita Arena
25/10: Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro
28/10: London, UK @ The O2
31/10: Birmingham, UK @ Resorts World Arena
02/11: Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
05/11: Dublin, Ireland @ 3Arena
08/11: Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
11/11: Dortmund, Germany @ Westfalenhalle
13/11: Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
16/11: Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
19/11: Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
22/11: Madrid, Spain @ WiZink Arena
24/11: Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
26/11: Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
28/11: Mannheim, Germany @ SAP Arena
30/11: Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
03/12: Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena
05/12: Stockholm, Sweden @ Friends Arena
07/12: Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena
Tickets remain valid for all rescheduled tour dates. Refunds can be sought at point of purchase.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: All I can add to this is that I’m glad to find Ozzy on the mend and ready to kick some ass once again. I guess we should stay tuned for announcements about a return to the US for “final” dates. One can only hope that Judas Priest is brought along for those as well since that would be an awesome treat for the fans on this side of the pond. Chime in down below with your thoughts. See you next time.
Official Website: http://www.ozzyosbourne.com
We’ve been sharing the intelligence secured from the folks behind the scenes at the much vaunted Wacken Open Air Festival (as seen HERE) and while it’s a new month for their side of the fence, its still Halloween over here in the states and what better a day to share news involving their event and the insanity that is Slipknot. Read on.
The Press Release:
Midnight, the witching hour – even more so in the final night of October to the 1st of November, when according to the popular American Halloween tradition all sorts of ghosts, vampires, and other nocturnal creatures are roaming around in seach of sweets and other treats.
There is no better time to announce a true metal monster for the upcoming 31st edition of the Wacken Open Air: SLIPKNOT!
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have just revealed their “Class Of 2020” Nominations, so after some reminder premise on how one achieves such an “honor” I will line out the list for you in full and then offer up some personal editorial viewpoint. Let’s go.
The Criteria: Currently, groups or individuals are qualified for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Nominees should have demonstrable influence and significance within the history of rock and roll. Four categories are recognized: Performers, Non-Performers, Early Influences, and Sidemen (as of 2000). The General Public aka “Fans” get to participate in an online “Fan Voting” process but at the end of the day this really doesn’t amount to anything in terms of the induction process as it all sums up to one single vote.
The Nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 Are: Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, Motorhead, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Soundgarden, MC5, T. Rex and Thin Lizzy.
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