From Planet Rock.
Ozzy Osbourne has celebrated the 37-year anniversary of his infamous bat-biting incident by launching a new stuffed bat toy.
Featuring Ozzy Osbourne’s logo emblazoned across its chest, the 12” soft toy Plush Bat features a Velcro detachable head so fans can relive the notorious 1982 decapitation.
Sharing a link to his official shop, Ozzy wrote yesterday (20th January): “Today marks the 37th Anniversary since I bit a head off a f*cking bat! Celebrate with this commemorative plush with detachable head.”
The promotional blurb on Ozzy’s shop reads: “The Ozzy Osbourne Plush Bat is a web exclusive. Bring the legendary moment in rock history to life with this soft toy Plush Bat, featuring the Ozzy Osbourne logo and a Velcro detachable head.”
The first batch of bats have completely sold out, however fans can pre-order for the next batch, which will begin shipping in March.
The bat-biting incident occurred at Ozzy’s show at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa on 20th January 1982 on his ‘Diary of a Madman’ tour.
An audience member threw a bat on stage, and, believing it to be a toy bat, Ozzy bit the bat’s head clean off. The singer had to be treated for rabies afterwards.
Other Ozzy antics around the height of his debauchery included biting the head off a dove, being arrested for urinating near the Alamo and (allegedly) snorting a line of ants.
Together with launching the bat toy, over the weekend Ozzy helped his terminally ill former band mate Lee Kerslake complete his bucket list by sending him platinum album certifications for ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ and or ‘Diary of a Madman’.
You can read more on that story right here.
Ozzy’s No More Tours 2 tour hits the UK in February 2019 for six arena shows with Judas Priest. Head to Planet Rock Tickets to check ticket availability. They play the following shows:
Nottingham Motorpoint Arena – Fri 1st
Manchester Arena – Sun 3rd
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena – Tue 5th
Glasgow The SSE Hydro – Thu 7th
Birmingham World Resorts Arena – Sat 9th
London The O2 – Mon 11th
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Ozzy Osbourne - Shot In The Dark - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.90, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 20-Feb-2020 08:20)
OZZY OSBOURNE Shot In The Dark (1985 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Rock 'n Roll, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light shelfwear and the vinyl looks barely played A6859)
Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $32.25, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 18-Feb-2020 12:09)
OZZY OSBOURNE Bark At The Moon (1983 UK first issue 8-track vinyl LP including the singles So Tired and the title track. The original red titled picture sleeve shows a little shelfwear to the edges but comes with its illustrated lyric insert and the vinyl appears in near 'as new' condition EPC25739)
Ozzy Osbourne - Perry Mason - UK - 7" picture disc - £10.00, $12.90, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 13-Feb-2020 10:36)
OZZY OSBOURNE Perry Mason (1995 UK limited edition Individually Numbered 7" Picture Disc single, also including Living With The Enemy, hype-stickered clear PVC sleeve)
Ozzy Osbourne - Changes - UK - 12" picture disc - £40.00, $51.60, €46.80 (New Item) (arrived 12-Feb-2020 16:07)
OZZY OSBOURNE Changes (1993 UK limited edition 4-track vinyl 12" Picture Disc single featuring tracks from Ozzy's 'Live & Loud' double album including Changes [With Audience], No More Tears & Desire, within a PVC sleeve complete with back picture insert. The insert displays little wear, whilst the disc shows minimal signs of play)
Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears + insert - UK - 12" picture disc - £35.00, $45.15, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 12-Feb-2020 15:54)
OZZY OSBOURNE No More Tears (1991 UK limited edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc single, also including SIN & Party With The Animals, comes with the picture insert with lyrics 6574406)
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman + Flyer - Japanese - vinyl LP - £75.00, $96.75, €87.75 (New Item) (arrived 16-Jan-2020 10:34)
OZZY OSBOURNE Diary Of A Madman (1981 Japanese 8-track vinyl LP, including the singles Flying High Again, Over The Mountain and You Can't Kill Rock And Roll, picture sleeve complete with fold-out Japanese text biography/lyric insert and picture obi-strip. The sleeve displays only a little light wear whilst the vinyl looks barely played. This example also includes a rare promo flyer produced to promote his 1982 show in Osaka 25AP2237)