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 - Bark At The Moon - Silver vinyl - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jul-2019 12:29)
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Ozzy Osbourne - Mr Crowley - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jul-2019 15:59)
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Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon - Complete - Japanese - vinyl LP - £55.00, $69.85, €62.70 (New Item) (arrived 22-Jul-2019 11:46)
OZZY OSBOURNE Bark At The Moon (1983 Japanese 8-track LP, complete with bonus vinyl 7" featuring live versions of Suicide Solution & You Said It All, picture sleeve complete with unused set of tattoo transfers, fold-out Japanese/lyric insert & matching obi-strip. The sleeve is still in its original open shrink & the vinyl looks barely played 30AP2731~2) […]
Ozzy Osbourne - Shot In The Dark - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.70, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 16-Jul-2019 16:55)
OZZY OSBOURNE Shot In The Dark (1985 UK Epic label 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) […]
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