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 - Blizzard Of Ozz - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $90.75, €87.00 (New Item) (arrived 22-Nov-2022 15:55)
OZZY OSBOURNE Blizzard Of Ozz (2003 UK 'Simply Vinyl' limited edition 9-track LP pressed on 180gram Virgin Vinyl, housed in a glossy picture sleeve, still housed in the original hype stickered and embossed PVC dust jacket. This copy hasbeen opened but retains the original circular sticker seal on the back, and remains in a 'near as new' condition with minimal signs of play)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Patient Number 9 - Blue & Yellow Split Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £39.99, $48.39, €46.39 (New Item) (arrived 11-Nov-2022 11:12)
OZZY OSBOURNE Patient Number 9 (2022 UK/EU limited edition UK Webstore exclusive 13-track double LP pressed on Bright Blue & Yellow Split Vinyl [in honour of the Ukrainian Flag] - Ozzy's brand new album features a who's who of special guest artists including Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Taylor Hawkins, Tony Iommi, Mike McReady, Duff McKagan, Chad Smith, Robert Trujillo and Zakk Wylde! The vinyl is UNPLAYED housedin the sealed & hype-stickered gatefold picture sleeve)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Patient Number 9 - Crystal Clear Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £39.99, $48.39, €46.39 (New Item) (arrived 10-Nov-2022 17:08)
OZZY OSBOURNE Patient Number 9 (2022 UK/EU limited edition HMV UK exclusive 13-track double LP pressed on Crystal Clear Vinyl - Ozzy's brand new album features a who's who of special guest artists including Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Taylor Hawkins, Tony Iommi, Mike McReady, Duff McKagan, Chad Smith, Robert Trujillo and Zakk Wylde! The vinyl is UNPLAYED housed in the sealed & hype-stickered gatefold picture sleeve)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Live Mr Crowley - US - 12" picture disc - £25.00, $30.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 10-Nov-2022 13:10)
OZZY OSBOURNE Mr Crowley (Scarce 1982 US Collectors' Edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc single, also including You Said It All & Suicide Solution with all tracks recorded live, die-cut picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light general wear, Side A of the disc has faded slightly however looks barely played. An Excellent example!)
- Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin + Poster - UK - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $30.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 10-Nov-2022 13:05)
OZZY OSBOURNE The Ultimate Sin (1988 UK limited edition 'Back To Ozz' 4-track vinyl 12" single also includes Bark At The Moon, Mr Crowley and Diary Of A Madman, housed in a glossy picture sleeve complete with the original colour family tree poster. Both the sleeve & vinyl remains in 'near as new' condition)
- Ozzy Osbourne - No Rest For The Wicked - Demo Stamped - UK - vinyl LP - Promo - £65.00, $78.65, €75.40 (New Item) (arrived 10-Nov-2022 11:55)
OZZY OSBOURNE No Rest For The Wicked (1988 UK 8-track LP, including Miracle Man, Crazy Babies and Breaking All The Rules, housed in a glossy picture sleeve with 'Demonstration Not For Sale' golden stamp on the back, and with the lyric printedinner. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl is in 'near as new' condition)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Mr Crowley - Shrink - US - 12" picture disc - £35.00, $42.35, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 05-Nov-2022 14:47)
OZZY OSBOURNE Mr Crowley (Scarce 1982 US Collectors' Edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc single, also including You Said It All & Suicide Solution with all tracks recorded live, die-cut picture sleeve. The sleeve is still in the open shrinkwrap with no deletion cuts & the disc appears barely played)
- Ozzy Osbourne - So Tired - A Label - UK - 7" vinyl - Promo - £35.00, $42.35, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2022 12:02)
OZZY OSBOURNE So Tired (1983 UK 'A' label promotional solid centre vinyl 7" for the single release, also including Bark At The Moon recorded live at Salt Palace in Utah on the 18th March 1984, housed in an Epic Record die-cut compay paper sleeve DA4452)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Shot In The Dark - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $24.20, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2022 11:01)
OZZY OSBOURNE Shot In The Dark (1985 UK limited edition 2-track 7" vinyl single, also includes Rock 'N' Roll Rebel, in fold-out poster sleeve. The sleeve displays some minor wear but has never been displayed, whilst the vinyl looks barely played QA6859)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Perry Mason + Sticker - UK - 7" picture disc - £15.00, $18.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 30-Aug-2022 16:31)
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 plus a bonus Ozzy sticker!)