OZZY OSBOURNE's Daughter Says It Was Great For Her Father To Test Out New Band At BLIZZCON

ITN conducted a short interview with Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Kelly on August 22 at BlizzCon 2009 where her father performed as part of the event's closing ceremonies. Watch the chat below.

Regarding Ozzy's performance at BlizzCon, Kelly said, "He's so brilliant. And if you saw the little boy that played with him [referring to nine-year-old guitar prodigy Yuto Miyazawa]; he's just fantastic. It's great because it's the first time that this band has all played together — because there's a couple of new members. It's great to kind of — especially for my dad — to test it out on an audience like this that is so willing to have fun. it's great. . . It's fantastic. Sometimes it even shocks me that he still does what he does, but I guess when you're willing to do something, you're willing to do it."

OZZY OSBOURNE played a 10-song set at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California as part of the closing ceremonies at BlizzCon. His backing band for the concert consisted of guitarist Gus G. (FIREWIND), drummer Tommy Clufetos (ROB ZOMBIE, ALICE COOPER, TED NUGENT), bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (ROB ZOMBIE) and keyboardist Adam Wakeman.

Miyazawa joined Ozzy and the rest of his group on stage to perform the Osbourne classic "Crazy Train".

Check out video footage of the performance below.

Ozzy issued a statement on August 21 confirming reports that longtime Osbourne musicians Zakk Wylde (guitar) and Mike Bordin (drums) would not be joining him for the BlizzCon performance due to their current touring commitments with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and FAITH NO MORE, respectively.

In addition to his current axe-slinging duties with FIREWIND, Gus (real name: Kostas Karamitroudis) has played in MYSTIC PROPHECY, NIGHTRAGE, ARCH ENEMY and DREAM EVIL.

The largest event of its kind, BlizzCon is a celebration of Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft game universes and the global player communities surrounding them.


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