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 - I Just Want You - UK - 12" vinyl - £35.00, $42.70, €38.85 (New Item) (arrived 07-Nov-2019 16:12)
OZZY OSBOURNE I Just Want You (1997 UK limited edition 3-track 1-sided 12" vinyl single [with an ETCHING on the b-side], also includes Rough Demo versions of 'Aimee' recorded in June 1992 and 'Voodoo Dancer' from December 1994, issued in an individually numbered title stickered clear PVC sleeve)
Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon - Solid - Voucher P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $14.64, €13.32 (New Item) (arrived 01-Nov-2019 12:38)
OZZY OSBOURNE Bark At The Moon (1983 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including the exclusive recording 'One Up The B Side', picture sleeve with discount voucher printed on the back A3915)
Ozzy Osbourne - Changes - UK - 12" picture disc - £40.00, $48.80, €44.40 (New Item) (arrived 30-Oct-2019 15:23)
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 - Shot In The Dark - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.20, €11.10 (New Item) (arrived 16-Sep-2019 14:57)
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 - Live & Loud - Dutch - 2-LP vinyl set - £195.00, $237.90, €216.45 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2019 16:04)
OZZY OSBOURNE Live & Loud (Rare 1993 Dutch-pressed limited edition 21-track double LP recorded 'Around The World 1991-1992' - featuring over two hours of live recordings. Housed in a hype-stickered wide-spined picture sleeve complete with colour fold-out information booklet and two stick-on tattoos. All in near mint condition!)
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jun-2019 10:01)
OZZY OSBOURNE Diary Of A Madman (1981 UK 8-track LP, featuring a line-up made up of Ozzy, Randy Rhoads, Rudy Sarzo and Tommy Aldridge, glossy picture sleeve complete with picture/lyric inner. The sleeve has only a little light wear, whilst thevinyl looks barely played JETLP237)
Ozzy Osbourne - No Rest For The Wicked - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $54.90, €49.95 (New Item) (arrived 18-Feb-2019 12:30)
OZZY OSBOURNE No Rest For The Wicked (1988 UK 8-track LP, including Miracle Man, Crazy Babies and Breaking All The Rules, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl is in 'near as new' condition with verylittle signs of play)