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Ozzy Osbourne made his triumphant return to the stage last night (August 8) with Tony Iommi to close out the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

This year, the Commonwealth Games were held in Birmingham, England, where Black Sabbath was founded. Iommi had previously performed during the opening ceremony of this year’s Commonwealth Games.

Osbourne and Iommi were joined by bassist Adam Wakeman and drummer Tommy Clufetos for a rousing rendition of the Sabbath classic “Paranoid.” The Prince of Darkness was aided during the performance with a back support likely due to having Parkinson's disease. Nonetheless, he looked thrilled to be back on stage for the first time since performing with Post Malone at the 2019 American Music Awards.

Ozzy closed out the performance yelling, “Thank you, goodnight! You are the best. God bless you all. Birmingham forever!” The performance can be viewed below.


Osbourne and Iommi recently reunited on “Degradation Rules,” a track on Osbourne's upcoming studio album Patient Number 9. In addition to Iommi, guests on the album include Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Chad Smith, Robert Trujillo, Duff McKagan, Zakk Wylde, Josh Homme and Mike McCready.

Patient Number 9 comes out on September 9 and is available of pre-save/pre-order here.


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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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