OZZFEST TO BE TWO DAY EVENT
Blabbermouth is reporting that this year’s edition of Ozzfest “will consist of two separate two-day (Saturday/Sunday) events — one of which will be held in Dallas — in late July/early August.” Ozzy and Metallica will headline on separate days, and apparently Rigor Mortis will play the Dallas date, too.
Honestly? I’m all for some kind of Download/Wacken Open Air-style event here in the US, and maybe this could be it. Even if I’m in no particular rush to see Ozzy again (seriously, dude, unless you’re gonna break out some rarities or at least play “No More Tears,” I’ve had enough frog hopping for one lifetime, thank you) or, for that matter, Metallica, I know you need those kinds of household name bands to sell a big fest like this one – and the inclusion of Rigor Mortis makes me feel somewhat optimistic about the rest of the line-up. Not that I’m huge Rigot Mortis fan or anything – but if a semi-obscure band that most Hot Topic shoppers will have never heard of, maybe the rest of the line-up will be cool. Right?