Review: Ozzy Osbourne, Slash show Tampa how to shred at the St. Pete Times Forum
Two hard rock and heavy metal gods took the stage in Tampa Friday night: Ozzy Osbourne and Slash. And while both men were there without the bands that made them famous, fans still got to hear all the Guns N' Roses and Black Sabbath hits they could handle -- Paradise City, Sweet Child O' Mine, Crazy Train, Iron Man, War Pigs.
Sean Daly was among the 9,448 screaming fans inside the St. Pete Times Forum, and he writes of Ozzy's performance:
Bless that bawdy British bat-biter, he's an absolute wreck, his signature stage move now a shaky hokey pokey of the damned. And yet, here's the secret behind the Prince of Darkness: At 62, and with a legendary list of suspect life decisions behind him, his searing voice is still a relatively crystalline instrument. Ozzy can't move, but he can sing, leaning on the mike for support and sneering out the opening Bark at the Moon and thundering Black Sabbath lugs Fairies Wear Boots and War Pigs. If his shows no longer contain dark drama, at least they're ridiculously fun.
Sean had kind words for Slash, too. Click here for his full review.
Photo: Luis Santana, tbt*