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 - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 07-Aug-2020 12:48)
OZZY OSBOURNE Blizzard Of Ozz (1980 UK 9-track debut LP, housed in a barcoded glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve & vinyl are Excellent with light signs of wear & play)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon - Sealed - US - vinyl LP - £95.00, $118.75, €106.40 (New Item) (arrived 04-Aug-2020 10:27)
OZZY OSBOURNE Bark At The Moon (1983 US CBS 8-track vinyl LP, housed in a full colour picture sleeve which remains factory sealed from new - still MINT and unplayed some 35+ years on! PZ38987)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman - Japanese - vinyl LP - £55.00, $68.75, €61.60 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jul-2020 12:15)
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 some light wear with a small crease to the top right corner, whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play 25AP2237)
- Ozzy Osbourne - The Other Side Of Ozzy Osbourne - Complete in shrink - Japanese - vinyl LP - £65.00, $81.25, €72.80 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jul-2020 12:30)
OZZY OSBOURNE The Other Side Of Ozzy Osbourne (1984 Japanese-only 10-track vinyl LP including six live recordings. The picture sleeve comes with the fold-out Japanese text biography / lyric insert, three individual colour poster prints and the'Hard N Heavy' series obi-strip. The sleeve retains its opened shrinkwrap with the hypesticker stating 'Colour Pin-up Poster Included; Ozzy, Randy, Jake' in Japanese, whilst the vinyl appears in fantastic 'as new' condition 28AP2982)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Ultimate Live Ozzy - Japanese - 12" vinyl - £75.00, $93.75, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jul-2020 12:28)
OZZY OSBOURNE Ultimate Live Ozzy (Rare 1986 Japanese-only 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including Never Know Why & Thank God For The Bomb, housed in a unique picture sleeve complete with poster, two colour postcards & lyric insert. The sleeve isstill in the gold hype stickered open shrink & the vinyl shows very light signs of play 15-AP-3269)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Live & Loud + Booklet - Dutch - 2-LP vinyl set - £150.00, $187.50, €168.00 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jun-2020 11:34)
OZZY OSBOURNE Live & Loud (Rare 1993 Dutch-pressed limited edition 21-track double vinyl LP recorded 'Around The World 1991-1992', featuring over two hours of live recordings. Housed in a hype-stickered wide-spined single pocket glossy picture sleeve with a colour fold-out information booklet. The sleeve dispays some minor general wear mostly to the edges, whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play, overall an excellent example)
- Ozzy Osbourne - So Tired - Gold Vinyl - UK - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jun-2020 11:23)
OZZY OSBOURNE So Tired (1983 UK limited edition 5-track Gold 12" EP, also including Waiting For Darkness plus Bark At The Moon, Suicide Solution and Paranoid, all recorded live at the Salt Palace, Salt Lake City on March 18th 1984, clear PVC sleeve WA4452)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Changes - UK - 12" picture disc - £40.00, $50.00, €44.80 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jun-2020 11:11)
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 - Mr Crowley - US - 12" picture disc - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jun-2020 14:18)
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. The die-cut picture sleeve displays some minor general wear butdoes remain in the original open shrink, whilst the disc shows little signs of play AL-37640)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman + Flyer - Japanese - vinyl LP - £75.00, $93.75, €84.00 (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)