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 Mama I'm Coming Home (1991 UK 4-track 12" vinyl 'Ballads EP', also includes Don't Blame Me [previously unreleased], Time After Time & Goodbye To Romance, superb limited edition fold-out poster sleeve. The sleeve displays just a little light wear whilst the vinyl looks barely played) […]
- Ozzy Osbourne - No Rest For The Wicked - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $32.50, €28.75 (New Item) (arrived 17-Apr-2019 11:41)
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 has some light general wear and, aside from a few very light paper scuffs, the vinyl is in excellent condition) […]
- Ozzy Osbourne - Tribute + Poster - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £18.00, $23.40, €20.70 (New Item) (arrived 08-Apr-2019 10:42)
OZZY OSBOURNE Tribute (1987 UK limited edition 14-track compilation double vinyl LP, housed in picture sleeve with picture inners and bonus fold-out poster. The sleeve does have some notable edgewear and a little ringwear, whilst the poster remains unused and the vinyl has just a few minor surface scuffs. An excellent copy) […]
- Ozzy Osbourne - No Rest For The Wicked - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $58.50, €51.75 (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) […]
- Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $32.50, €28.75 (New Item) (arrived 15-Feb-2019 16:56)
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 a slight sticker mark near the opening edge and some minor edgewear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played JETLP237) […]
- Ozzy Osbourne - Mr Crowley - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $19.50, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 04-Feb-2019 10:54)
OZZY OSBOURNE Mr Crowley (Scarce 'Specially recorded live on stage' 1980 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single which also plays You Said It All and Suicide Solution - all recorded during the first Blizzard Of Ozz UK tour, housed in the original flipback design picture sleeve. The sleeve has light edgewear and a little creasing to the flipbacks, whilst the vinyl has little sign of play JET12003) […]
- Ozzy Osbourne - Mr Crowley - US - 12" picture disc - £35.00, $45.50, €40.25 (New Item) (arrived 10-Sep-2018 15:17)
OZZY OSBOURNE Mr Crowley (Rare 1982 US collectors edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc single, also including You Said It All and Suicide Solution with all tracks recorded live; die-cut picture sleeve AL-37640) […]
- Ozzy Osbourne - I Just Want You - UK - 12" vinyl - £35.00, $45.50, €40.25 (New Item) (arrived 15-Jun-2018 12:40)
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 - The Wraith OST - Japanese - vinyl LP - Promo - £95.00, $123.50, €109.25 (New Item) (arrived 25-May-2018 16:21)
OZZY OSBOURNE / VARIOUS ARTIST The Wraith OST (1986 Japanese 10-track promo sample vinyl LP featuring the soundtrack to the action-horror film starring Charlie Sheen & Randy Quaid, including tracks by Ozzy Osbourne, Bonnie Tyler, Ian Hunter and more. The vinyl appears in fantastic near 'as new' condition housed within the promo-stickered picture sleeve which has some shelfwear to the edges and comes with the fold-out Japanese text insert and original obi-strip C28Y0229) […]
- Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman - Japanese - vinyl LP - £45.00, $58.50, €51.75 (New Item) (arrived 19-May-2018 11:03)
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 minimal wear and the vinyl shows little signs of play 25AP2237) […]