Get Well Soon, Ozzy!

Ozzy Osbourne was forced to cancel a performance over the weekend due to an illness that has required the singer to spend a couple of days in the hospital.

Meltdown's Meltdown

Ozzy Osbourne rolled through Detroit with his "No More Tours 2" tour to close out the 2018 concert season at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Since this is Ozzy's apparent "FINAL" tour Meltdown scoured the parking lot to hear some WRIF listeners favorite Ozzy moments.

Wednesday
Sep 19

Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tours 2

7:00 pm, DTE Energy Music Theatre

The Prince Of Darkness is coming to Detroit! Ozzy Osbourne is bringing his No More Tours 2  tour to Detroit, with special guests Stone Sour, September 19th at DTE Energy Music Theatre! He'll be celebrating 5 decades of The Price of Darkness, and The Riff will be on site celebrating with him! Tickets go on…

Interview with Producer Michael Beinhorn

A couple of days ago I saw the headline: Acclaimed Music Producer Michael Beinhorn (Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ozzy, Fuel, Marilyn Manson) Launches Pre-Production Services for the People. I was thrilled and then quickly recalled that I had advised dozens of band and musicians that producers and pre-production are critical if you want the…

March 19, 1982: Randy Rhoads Dies In Plane Crash

Randy Rhoads died 36 years ago today (March 19).  Gone far too soon at the age of 25 in a tragic plane crash, Rhoads will be forever influential to hard rock and metal guitarists for his early work with Quiet Riot and most notably his work on Ozzy Osbourne's first two solo LPs, Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman.

Eight Crazy Nights In Rock History

Tonight (December 12) marks the first night of Hanukkah, and thanks to Adam Sandler referring to the holiday as “Eight Crazy Nights,” we thought we’d look back at eight crazy nights in rock history.  Enjoy!

Remembering Randy Rhoads

Randy Rhoads would’ve been 61 today (December 6).  Gone far too soon at the age of 25 in a tragic plane crash, Rhoads will be forever influential to hard rock and metal guitarists for his early work with Quiet Riot and most notably his work on Ozzy Osbourne's first two solo LPs, Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman.

4 Reasons Why Ozzy Should Make The "Nice List"

Today (December 3) is Ozzy Osbourne’s birthday, and while the singer’s infamous wild moments tend to get a lot of attention, we’d like to recognize the lighter side of the Prince of Darkness.  So, in the spirit of the holiday season, here are some moments that we feel would land Ozzy on Santa’s “Nice List.”

Ozzy Osbourne Royalties Lawsuit Dismissed

There will be no more tears or anything else regarding a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne by his former bassist. The case over unpaid royalties by Bob Daisley, who played in Osbourne's original Blizzard of Ozz band, has been dismissed by a U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder and directed to arbitration. Daisley sued Osbourne last…

An Ode To The Sideman

Being that it’s “Guitar Month,” it’s easy to get distracted by all of the Guitar Gods in the world of rock and roll, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t pay tribute to music’s great sidemen.

Eight Crazy Nights In Rock History

Tonight (December 24) marks the first night of Hanukkah, and thanks to Adam Sandler referring to the holiday as “Eight Crazy Nights,” we thought we’d look back at eight crazy nights in rock history.  Enjoy!

Remembering Randy Rhoads

Randy Rhoads would’ve been 60 today (December 6).  Gone far too soon at the age of 25 in tragic plane crash, Rhoads will be forever influential to hard rock and metal guitarists for his early work with Quiet Riot and most notably his work on Ozzy Osbourne's first two solo LPs, Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman.

Ozzy’s “Nice List” Moments

Today (December 3) is Ozzy Osbourne’s birthday, and while the singer’s infamous wild moments (and that infamous cheating scandal) tend to get a lot of attention, we’d like to recognize the positive side of the Prince of Darkness.  So, in the spirit of the holiday season, here are some moments that we feel would land…