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 - Flying High Again - Record Store Day - UK - 7" vinyl - £19.99, $25.19, €23.59 (New Item) (arrived 03-May-2022 10:27)
OZZY OSBOURNE Flying High Again (2011 UK Record Store Day exclusive limited edition 2-track 7" vinyl single, also includes live version of I Don't Know, picture sleeve)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $37.80, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Apr-2022 10:09)
OZZY OSBOURNE Bark At The Moon (1986 UK issue of the 1983 8-track LP, includes the classics So Tired and the title track Bark At The Moon, picture sleeve with blue front titles and lyric insert. The sleeve has just a little light edgewear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played EPC25739)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Memoirs Of A Madman - 180 Gram - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £29.99, $37.79, €35.39 (New Item) (arrived 14-Apr-2022 14:22)
OZZY OSBOURNE Memoirs Of A Madman (2018 UK/EU limited edition 17-track double album 2-LP pressed on audiophile quality 180-gram vinyl. Featuring a remastered career-spanning retrospective of Ozzy's greatest hit singles compiled on one album for the very first time. The definitive best of the Prince Of Darkness! Gatefold picture sleeve, brand new & factory sealed. Recommended)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man - Black, White & Grey Marbled Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $37.79, €35.39 (New Item) (arrived 14-Apr-2022 14:13)
OZZY OSBOURNE Ordinary Man (2020 UK/EU limited edition 10-track LP pressed on 140-gram Black, White & Grey Marbled Vinyl - Ozzy's twelfth solo studio album features special appearances from Duff McKagan, Chad Smith, Slash and Tom Morello while Elton John & Post Malone provide guest vocals. Includes the singles Under The Graveyard, Straight To Hell, Ordinary Man and It's A Raid. Complete with download card and printed inner, picture sleeve & hype sticker, brand new & factorysealed)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.50, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 30-Mar-2022 09:28)
OZZY OSBOURNE Diary Of A Madman (1981 UK 8-track LP, featuring a line-up made up of Ozzy, Randy Rhoads, Rudy Sarzo & Tommy Aldridge, glossy picture sleeve complete with picture/lyric inner. The sleeve shows a little edge wear whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play JETLP237)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman - Red & Black Swirl Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $37.79, €35.39 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jan-2022 16:31)
OZZY OSBOURNE Diary Of A Madman (2021 UK/EU limited edition 8-track LP pressed on Red & Black Swirl Vinyl>, Ozzy's second studio album originally released on 7th November 1981 and the last to feature guitar legend Randy Rhoads. Includesthe classics Over The Mountain and Flying High Again. Picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man - UK - picture disc LP - £34.99, $44.09, €41.29 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jan-2022 15:33)
OZZY OSBOURNE Ordinary Man (2020 UK limited edition 10-track Picture Disc LP issue of his twelfth solo studio album featuring special appearances from Duff McKagan, Chad Smith, Slash and Tom Morello while Elton John & Post Malone provide guest vocals, including the singles Under The Graveyard, Straight To Hell, Ordinary Man and It's A Raid. The disc is UNPLAYED in the hype-stickered clear PVC sleeve with the picture / tracklisting insert)
- Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears - BF2021 - UK - picture disc LP - £29.99, $37.79, €35.39 (New Item) (arrived 22-Dec-2021 13:13)
OZZY OSBOURNE No More Tears (Record Store Day Black Friday 2021 UK limited edition 11-track LP Picture Disc. His sixth solo studio album, originally a top 10 album upon its release in September 1991. Featuring some of Zakk Wylde’s best-ever guitar work, along with four songs co-written by Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister. Housed in a hype-stickered clear PVC envelope style sleeve with a card picture insert)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Hellraiser - Sealed - UK - 10" vinyl - £19.99, $25.19, €23.59 (New Item) (arrived 15-Dec-2021 12:07)
OZZY OSBOURNE + MOTORHEAD Hellraiser (2021 UK/EU limited edition 3-track black vinyl 10" single issued to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tears album. This 10-inch record contains a 2021 mashup of both the classic Ozzy track + Motorhead's version of the same song. Originally written by Ozzy, Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead and guitarist Zakk Wylde, this brand new mashup, remixed by Rob Kinelski, has never before been released. The 2 original versions of thesong, from Ozzy Osbourne and Motorhead respectively, are on the B-side. Picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)