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OZZY OSBOURNE TALKS TO JACK OSBOURNE ABOUT HEALTH, DRUGS, AND COMPUTERS
Black Sabbath frontman, solo artist and music legend Ozzy Osbourne sits down with his son Jack Osbourne to discuss, health, drugs, and how kids don’t know what “jamming” is. Don’t miss the first of three parts of this amazing “Back & Forth!” You need to see this.
When I moved to New York fresh out of college, I spent the first couple years working at a pizzeria down the street from my apartment in Brooklyn. I was interning my butt off for free at various publications in every corner of the city, barely making my rent by serving regular slices and topping pies every night and weekend. It sucked. But it was one of the most defining periods of my life—teaching me how to make small talk with strangers, how to defuse angry situations, how to think quickly on my feet, and how to generally handle myself. I was pulling in just enough cash to scrape by while I got my ass kicked by the media world. And during that time, there was one record that was listened to in the pizzeria on almost a daily basis. That record was Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.
We’re stoked to announce a new series on Noisey—Noisey Design—which focuses on the artists who create the iconic sleeves and album artwork for musicians we know and love. First up is legendary graphic design company Pen & Pixel and founder Shawn Brauch. The Houston-based company’s aesthetic defined the visuals of southern hip-hop stars in the late 90s and early 00s, with everyone from Master P to Ghetto Boys to Lil Wayne asking for the most tricked out covers. From the flashy to the completely ridiculous, Pen & Pixel created some of the coolest rap album covers ever. And they helped invent the term “bling bling” while on the phone with Birdman.
On a fishing trip with the Noisey team, Jimmy Bower discusses his come up with Shell Shock, the origin of Eyehategod and his place in the sound of New Orleans, including where he thinks the roots of the music lie.
Motörhead have spent the past 40 years tearing through underground clubs, massive stadiums and weekend-long festivals, but last week, the band attempted something new: a tropical cruise. Departing from Miami on September 22nd and making stops in Key West and Cozumel, the “Motörboat” brought heavy metal to the high seas and featured a previously unseen combination of gambling, belly-flopping, shirtlessness, guitar soloing and even yoga.
New Orleans native Phil Anselmo exports his style to Dallas band Pantera, thereby changing the landscape for metal in the 90s. Meanwhile, a visit from the Melvins to the New Orleans area would change the landscape for metal as we know it, with Kirk Windstein of the band Shell Shock was discovering that slower was, for him, heavier.
Starring: Members of DOWN, Pantera, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, Goatwhore, and Acid Bath amongst others, including Philip H Anselmo, Mike “IX” Williams, Jimmy Bower, Kirk Windstein, Pepper Keenan, and Sammy Duet.
The early days of Public Enemy are examined by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin in the new video clip, the third in a series examining the early days of Def Jam. With the aid of Elliott Wilson, the pair talk about Chuck D’s time with Spectrum City, the formation of the concept of Public Enemy, and the incendiary nature of their thought-provoking lyrics.