Tommy Clufetos will be joining Ozzy Osbourne on a series of tour dates across Europe this summer. The tour entitled “Ozzy and Friends” will include Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Zakk Wylde, Slash and many others. Tommy will be joining the tour as well as Blasko from the current Ozzy Osbourne line-up. See the first promo picture below.
The tour dates so far are:
23 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
25 – Stockholm, Sweden – Stadium
27 – Jelling, Denmark – Jelling Festival
29 – Bergen, Norway – Bergen Calling Festival
31 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
2 – Malmo, Sweden – Malmo Stadium
4 – Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle
6 – Prague, Czech Rep – O2 Arena
17 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
20 – Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
22 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
24 – Milan, Italy – Gods of Metal Festival
26 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
28 – Belgrade, Serbia – USCE Park
1 – Athens, Greece – Rockwave Festival – Terra
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From BareBonesRadio, check out this interview with Ozzy’s band members Gus G, Blasko and Tommy on the Black Carpet at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards
Braveworlds.com interviews TC: “I’m A Straight Ahead Rock ‘N’ Roller And So Is OZZY; It Totally Works Perfect”
Braveworlds.com recently sat down and had a long chat with Tommy, covering a wide range of topics including his extensive career, his place in Ozzy Osbourne and much more. Read an excerpt of the interview here and go here to read the interview in full: http://www.bravewords.com/news/155950
Drummer TOMMY CLUFETOS – “I’m A Straight Ahead Rock ‘N’ Roller And So Is OZZY; It Totally Works Perfect”
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 19:28:56 EST By Mitch Lafon
The name Tommy Clufetos might not pop to mind when first thinking of great rock drummers, but the Detroit native has quietly made a name for himself as one of the best among the rock elite. In the last decade, Tommy has toured and recorded with TED NUGENT, ALICE COOPER and ROB ZOMBIE. This past year, he could be heard pounding out the beat for rock icon, OZZY OSBOURNE. Bravewords.com recently caught up with the man behind the skins to find out more.
Bravewords.com: You quit Rob Zombie’s band to join Ozzy. How has it been adjusting to Ozzy’s style of drumming?
Tommy Clufetos: “It’s my job to adjust. I just learn the songs to the best of my ability and I don’t really think about it much more than that. It’s what I’ve done my whole life. It’s not like I’ve played with one band my whole life and to do it with someone different is a big deal. Some guys come up playing with the same four guys, so to play with different musicians is kind of awkward, but for me it’s weird not to play with different musicians. It was a natural progression for me, because I’m a straight ahead rock ‘n roller and so is Ozzy. It totally works perfect.”
Bravewords.com: Was it intimidating the first time you were in rehearsals with Ozzy?
TC: “No! If you’re intimidated, you should pack up and leave.”
Bravewords.com: You’ve been on the road with Ozzy for eight or nine months now. How has it been going?
TC: “It’s going totally amazing. I’m in Ozzy Osbourne’s band playing some of the greatest music ever written. The crowds are going insane and the band gets along so great. Everybody is such a great person and great player that is a drummer’s dream come true.”
Bravewords.com: While you are on the road. Are you working on new music? Will there be another new Ozzy album soon?
TC: “Yes, we are working on new tunes and tomorrow we’re going to do a soundcheck early to record some of these ideas. We’re always putting down new stuff. We’re in the process all the time.”
Bravewords.com: How much did you contribute to the recording of Ozzy’s last album, Scream?
TC: “I didn’t do the album Scream whatsoever. The entire album was done before I joined the band. Kevin Churko, the producer, handled all the drums. I’m not sure exactly how he handled it, but he handled all the drum duties on that album and he did an amazing job.”
Bravewords.com: I was under the impression that you had played on the album. Are you looking forward, then, to actually playing on an Ozzy album?
TC: “Of FUCKING course I am. It would be great.”
Bravewords.com: Let’s go over your history. You played with Alice Cooper. Tell me about it.
TC: “I first saw Alice when I was maybe twelve, he came around to Detroit and I remember going, ‘this is so cool dude’. He had long hair, boot… this is rock ‘n roll. The next two years went by and I said to myself, ‘I’m going to play in that band one day.’ So, when I finally got the gig… It was a great time and I’ve been lucky that all the guys I’ve worked for have great iconic songs. They are not just big time musicians; they are legends… Living legends! All these guys have survived the trends in music and are still doing it. That, to me, is the biggest form of success. I hope I’ll be doing this in forty years as well, because that’s what it’s all about – survival.”
Read the rest of the interview here: http://www.bravewords.com/news/155950
MLive.com recently sat with Tommy while he was in Auburn Hills with Ozzy Osbourne and spoke about his career and what it means to be working with Ozzy.
Working with Ozzy Osbourne a dream come true for Rochester’s Clufetos
AUBURN HILLS — Drummer Tommy Clufetos admits he’s a lucky guy.
The Rochester native began his drumming career at age 6, when he received his first pair of sticks. He balanced school and playing the drums in his dad’s band throughout his formative years, often attending class on only a few hours of sleep.
Now, at age 31, he’s sitting behind the kit for legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne and touring the world.
“It’s been a wild ride since the last 20 years,” Clufetos said to The Flint Journal.
Clufetos, who now lives in Los Angeles, got his break from a fellow Detroiter, the Motor City Madman Ted Nugent, after meeting him through Bob Seger sax player Alto Reed.
“I got asked by Alto Reed to play on a movie soundtrack and Ted was playing guitar,” said Clufetos, who previously played for Mitch Ryder. “Previously to that, I had been working my a– off for 10, 15 years playing drums. All that hard work will lead up to a little window where you get an opportunity to move on to the next level.
“That was my first little window of playing with Ted Nugent in the studio.”
Clufetos’ resume also includes stints performing with Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie, alongside fellow Detroiter John5. He left Zombie’s band for Osbourne in 2009, replacing Mike Bordin who reunited with his former act Faith No More. The Ozzy Osbourne tour, with special guest Slash, comes to The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday. (more…)
Away-Team.com recently sat and conducted a Q&A with Tommy Clufetos where he spoke about Ozzy, Zombie, Alice Cooper and much more. Read some extracts from the interview here:
AWAY-TEAM: I’d like to start by congratulating you on the success of the current tour, and on semi-recently being named the new full time drummer for Ozzy Osbourne.
TOMMY CLUFETOS: Thank you.
AWAY-TEAM: You guys are currently touring with Slash as your supporting act, I know you’ve had the chance to play with him before, how did that come to be?
TOMMY CLUFETOS: You mean how did it come with me jamming with Slash before?
TOMMY CLUFETOS: I was doing this thing with Alice Cooper, not when I was in Alice Cooper’s band, he just asked me to help him out and do this thing called the MAP Fund, which is affiliated with the Grammy’s and it helps those with substance abuse addictions. So we played at this concert, and Slash jammed with Alice when I was playing drums, I think he played “School’s Out” or something. So we played together then, and he just asked me to jam with him a couple times out of that. He’s a total gentleman, Slash, I love his guitar playing. Ya know he’s one of the last guitar hero rock stars out there, so… I can’t say enough about that guy, he’s such a great guy, and great musician.
Read the entire interview from Away-Team.com
Recorded on Feb 5 at the Tacoma Dome. Enjoy!
Thanks to YT user: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrRockStarr69
Check out this trailer for Ozzy’s upcoming tour, and make sure you don’t miss the show!!
Posted by the OfficialOzzy Twitter Feed:
Just Announced North American Fall Tour! Many more dates to come!
OZZY OSBOURNE RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICA FOR HEADLINING ARENA TOUR
HALFORD TO OPEN ALL DATES
FIRST LEG OF DATES KICK OFF NOVEMBER 12 IN VICTORIA B.C., CANADA
On October 5, Epic Records will release an expanded two-CD version of OZZY OSBOURNE’s SCREAM album. This “Tour Edition” package will feature seven bonus songs:previously unreleased tracks and live recordings. Three of the songs–“One More Time” and “Jump The Moon,” plus the never-before-released “Hand of The Enemy”–are from the SCREAM sessions. The other four songs are live tracks–“Bark at the Moon,” “Let Me Hear You Scream” and “No More Tears,” as well as the Black Sabbath nugget “Fairies Wear Boots–that were recorded this year in Folkestone and Birmingham in the U.K. The package will also contain video content including the Jonas Akerlund-directed video for “Let Me Hear You Scream” and behind-the-scenes footage from the set of the video, along with footage documenting the making of the SCREAM album. (more…)
Check out the new Ozzy Osbourne video, directed by his son Jack
Read a first night review for Ozzfest 2010: http://www.ocregister.com/entertainment/osbourne-262164-stage-crowd.html
Updated: 7:39 p.m.
Ozzfest’s return exceeds expectations
“It feels so good to be back home,” Ozzy Osbourne told the crowd Saturday night at San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore. The Prince of Darkness, now 61, was clearly humbled by the massive response to this summer’s return of Ozzfest and the heavy turnout of mostly black-shirt-wearing, die-hard metal fans, especially after having recently taken time off from touring to ink his biography (I Am Ozzy) and put out his 10th solo album (Scream).
These rabid fans were ready for him and fell quickly under his spell once he appeared on stage, the vast majority of them head-banging, fist-pumping and obliging to the two dozen or so times Osbourne demanded: “Let me see your (bleepin’) hands!”
Who: Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Halford, DevilDriver, Nonpoint and more
Where: San Manuel Amphitheater, Devore
When: Aug. 14
An absolute madman on stage, Osbourne laughs maniacally, stomps up and down holding onto the microphone stand, waves his arms, blasts fans with a water canon and throws his head into buckets of water on the side of the stage. His odd yet calculated behavior only fuels the crowd more, and it’s obvious how much Osbourne relishes moments as he mumbles out “thank you,” “I love you” or “God bless” after every song.
Before opening his nearly two-hour set with “Bark at the Moon,” Osbourne showed that he still has a sense of humor with a video featuring him superimposed into scenes in popular movies (Twilight, The Hangover), TV shows (Jersey Shore) and music videos (dressed in drag, he parodied the Beyoncé character in Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” clip).
But what was most memorable was Osbourne’s stellar setlist, a good mix of old favorites (“I Don’t Know,” “Suicide Solution”), new stuff (“Let Me Hear You Scream”), a rarity (“Killer of Giants”) and some Black Sabbath (“Fairies Wear Boots”). His new band — drummer Tommy Clufetos, bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson and guitarist Gus G — was spectacular, and Osbourne was justifiably proud to single them out as they each soloed. Gus G definitely shreds, but Clufetos’ turn on the kit rivaled that of Mötley Crüe anchor Tommy Lee.
The still hard-rockin’ Crüe were the night’s co-headliners and dug the show out of the ditch Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford had thrown everyone into prior to its set. Halford’s performance was a little sleepy and slow — weird for a metal show. (As one fan put it: “This is like a metal lullaby.”) Halford was also met with some screaming hate, and the consensus of the crowd was clear: “Play some Priest, you (insert which ever terrible word you prefer here).” He did not.
Mötley Crüe, however, brought the party. “Kickstart My Heart,” “Wild Side” and “Shout at the Devil” had fans on their feet, hands in the air, roaring along to every lyric. During “Home Sweet Home,” with Lee at the piano, much of the audience brought out actual lighters — no fancy Zippo iPhone apps for these people, this was old-school. The Crüe started closing out with “Dr. Feelgood,” and it wouldn’t have been the same had they not ended with “Girls, Girls, Girls.” The ladies in the crowd were thankful to be recognized; some showed their gratitude by flashing us all.
Other main stage acts, DevilDriver and Nonpoint, were strong. The latter, appearing for the first time on the big stage at Ozzfest, got things stirring with a fast and furious set that included fan favorite “Bullet with a Name.” Unfortunately for Nonpoint, they were competing against Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, the final act on the second stage, which drew a huge crowd and led to the craziest mosh pit of the day.
With the second stage over, DevilDriver reeled in stragglers and blasted them with heavy guitars. Vocalist Dez Fafara, a native Southern Californian born in Santa Barbara, shared in the same “it’s good to be home” sentiment as Ozzy and Mötley Crüe before going into “Clouds Over California.”
In a Soundcheck interview last week Osbourne contemplated the future of his summer fest, since last year it didn’t happen and in 2008 was reduced to a one-off bash in Dallas with Metallica. Other metal festivals — like Mayhem Festival, which took place at this same venue last month, and the coming Uproar Festival — have popped up instead, taking with them several artists who had been Ozzfest staples: Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Hatebreed, Disturbed.
But with a response like Saturday’s, it’s got to be comforting to Ozzy & Co. to know that Ozzfest still resonates with the masses. Surely it could always have a home here.
Photo by Drew A. Kelley, for The Orange County Register.
Preview and download songs from iTunes Festival: London 2010 – EP by Ozzy Osbourne on iTunes. Buy iTunes Festival: London 2010 – EP for just $5.99.
- Let Me Hear You Scream (Live)
- Mr. Crowley (Live)
- I Don’t Know (Live)
- Suicide Solution (Live)
- I Don’t Want to Change
War Pigs (Live)
Last night (6/26) Ozzy Osbourne played a killer homecoming gig in Birmingham UK, to a packed audience in the intimate surroundings of the Birmingham Town Hall.
Video is beginning to emerge, including a brilliant solo drum set from Tommy. (See from 2:14 onwards – but don’t miss out on Gus’ solo before)
And here is the last performance of the nite:
Webmistress note: I have to look through the SD card on my camera but I pulled a few pics from last nite and will post the best of the bunch in the next couple of days.
Music video by Ozzy Osbourne performing Let Me Hear You Scream. (C) 2010 Sony Music Entertainment
Please be aware this is a Vevo video and may not be viewable in countries outside the USA
And remember the new album from Ozzy Osbourne is out now. Buy it here: Ozzy Online Store
Ozzy Osbourne performs ”Let Me Hear You Scream” from his brand new CD, ”Scream”
Go to UltimateGuitar to see an exclusive video with Tommy Clufetos for the Scream video with Ozzy Osbourne:
From the official Ozzy Osbourne site: http://www.ozzy.com/news/listen-scream-right-now
Ozzy’s highly anticipated 10th solo album SCREAM is now streaming on Myspace for US, UK & German fans! Listen to “Let Me Hear You Scream” and the rest of the mind-blowing tracks right now at MySpace.com/OzzyOsbourne!
OZZY OSBOURNE has announced two extremely intimate shows in the U.K.:
June 29 – Folkestone, UK @ – Leas Cliff Hall
July 01 – Oxford, UK – O2 Academy
Tickets go on general sale this Friday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m.
OZZY OSBOURNE will release “Scream” — his first album in almost three years and 10th studio album overall — on June 15 via Epic Records. Produced by Ozzy and Kevin Churko, both of whom did the same honors for Ozzy‘s 2007 worldwide million-seller “Black Rain”, the album will feature the first single “Let Me Hear You Scream”.
More than 15 years after OZZY OSBOURNE debuted Ozzfest, the defining blueprint for hard rock tours and festivals returns this August in six American cities with an explosive bill co-headlined by Ozzy and, in their first-ever Ozzfest appearance, MÖTLEY CRÜE — touring together for the first time with Ozzy since he invited the group on their now-legendary 1984 arena tour. Expect the energy to go way off the charts at the all-day extravaganza of music and deranged merriment.
The 2010 Ozzfest will kick off August 14 in San Bernardino (the birthplace of the first Ozzfest in 1996) and then make stops in Chicago, Illinois; Hartford, Connecticut; Camden, New Jersey; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Boston, Massachusetts.
The main stage will feature full sets from OZZY, MÖTLEY CRÜE and HALFORD (whose frontman Rob Halford last appeared on Ozzfest in 2004 with JUDAS PRIEST), performing songs from Rob Halford‘s solo career along with material from JUDAS PRIEST and FIGHT. DEVILDRIVER and NONPOINT will round out the main-stage lineup. Second-stage headliners and six-time Ozzfest veterans BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will be joined by DROWNING POOL, KINGDOM OF SORROW, GOATWHORE, SKELETONWITCH, SAVIOURS and KATAKLYSM.
Each Ozzfest date will include 13 bands on two stages with music beginning at 1:00 p.m. In addition, concert-goers can once again visit the Ozzfest “Village of the Damned” featuring a mix of interactive activities, shopping and entertainment throughout the venue concourses.
These Ozzfest dates mark the first concerts in the U.S. in connection with the June 15 release of “Scream” (Epic Records), the Ozzfest founder’s first album in three years and 10th studio album overall. Produced by Ozzy and Kevin Churko, both of whom did the same honors for Ozzy‘s 2007 worldwide million-seller “Black Rain”, the album will feature the first single “Let Me Hear You Scream”.
The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recorded most of “Scream” at his Los Angeles home studio, The Bunker, and co-wrote all the songs, primarily with Churko. Notably, the album marks the first appearance of Ozzy‘s new guitar player, Gus G. (FIREWIND, ex-DREAM EVIL, ARCH ENEMY). Ozzy‘s band also features bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson, drummer Tommy Clufetos (ex-ROB ZOMBIE, ALICE COOPER) and keyboardist Adam Wakeman.
Ozzfest 2010 Main Stage:
Ozzfest 2010 Second Stage:
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
KINGDOM OF SORROW
The dates are as follows:
Aug. 14 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
Aug. 17 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amp.
Aug. 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 21 – Hartford, CT – Comcast Theater
Aug. 22 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna
Aug. 24 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
Ozzfest did not take place in 2009 after Osbourne stated that he did not want to tour until he had a new album in stores. The move was not really surprising, given the festival’s scaled-down reconfiguration as a one-day event in 2008 after more than a decade as a full-length summer tour.
In addition to the general slowdown in both the economy and the concert business, Ozzfest began facing competition in 2008 from the Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour and Crüe Fest.
Tour co-organizer Sharon Osbourne experimented in 2007 by making the show admission-free, with fans obtaining tickets through corporate sponsors. But the bands were not paid either, leading to a lack of big names.
The 2008 “destination festival” took place on August 9, 2008 in Dallas and featured METALLICA, SERJ TANKIAN and others along with headliner Ozzy.
OZZY OSBOURNE will be headlining the Roundhouse venue in Camden on July 3rd as as part of the iTunes Festival.
“This has all the makings of a great gig,” says Ozzy. “I’ve never performed before at the legendary Roundhouse, and it’ll be fantastic to do an intimate show there for the fans. We’re also recording it, so if you can’t make it to the gig, it’ll be available for download on iTunes.”
For more info visit Itunesfestival.co.uk.
Ozzy Osbourne will release Scream – his first album in almost three years and 10th studio album overall – June 14th in Europe and the 15th in North America. Produced by Ozzy and Kevin Churko, both of whom did the same honors for Ozzy’s 2007 worldwide million-seller Black Rain, the album will feature the first single ‘Let Me Hear You Scream’ (playing below).
Ozzy Osbourne recorded most of Scream at his Los Angeles home studio, The Bunker, and co-wrote all the songs, primarily with Churko. Notably, the album marks the first appearance of Ozzy’s new guitar player, Gus G (FIREWIND).
Ozzy’s band also features bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman.
THE ALBUM’S FIRST SINGLE, “LET ME HEAR YOU SCREAM” TO HAVE ITS WORLD PREMIERE TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY APRIL 14, ON CBS-TV’S “CSI: NY”
OZZY TO EMBARK ON AN 18-MONTH WORLD TOUR, WITH NEWS ABOUT OZZFEST TO EMERGE NEXT WEEK
This will be the SCREAM heard around the world.
OZZY OSBOURNE will release SCREAM — his first album in almost three years and 10th studio album overall — June 15 via Epic Records. Produced by OZZY and Kevin Churko, both of whom did the same honors for OZZY’s 2007 worldwide million-seller Black Rain, the album will feature the first single “Let Me Hear You Scream.” The fist-pumping anthemic song will have its world premiere, during a prison riot scene, on “CSI: NY” tonight, Wednesday, April 14 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and also arrives at radio today. A preview of “Let Me Hear You Scream” can be experienced here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJlnbCjtu9I
The multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recorded most ofSCREAM at his Los Angeles home studio, The Bunker, and co-wrote all the songs, primarily with Churko. Notably, the album marks the first appearance of OZZY’s new guitar player, Gus G.
OZZY’s band also features bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman. In addition to “Let Me Hear You Scream,” the album’s confirmed tracks are: “Diggin Me Down”, “Let It Die”, “Soul Sucker”, “Fearless”, “I Want It All”, “Time”, “Crucify” and “I Love You All.”
OZZY will also embark on an 18-month world tour (dates TBA) in support of SCREAM, with news about OZZFEST to emerge next week.
OZZY recently stormed onto a non-music chart with his autobiography I AM OZZY (Grand Central Publishing) — the rock icon’s unbelievable story told, for the first time, in his hilarious, witty, and inimitable voice — debuting at #2 on The New York Times best-sellers list amid glowing reviews.