I'm glad I read this today. Now I feel a bit more comfortable avoiding Ozzfest. Geezer Butler (probably the Sabbath member with the most skill and integrity) admitted the band would play for 60 minutes. One hour. Two episodes of Seinfeld. Yup, 3,600 seconds. He wasn't even apologetic. It's like, "Yeah, one whole hour, it'll be hard work, but we'll get through it".
The author of the article doesn't even think that it is strange that a headlining act of a major music festival is playing for one hour. Ninety minutes is barely acceptable, but one hour? There is something wrong here.
Figuring that they have to play Iron Man, Paranoid, Children of the Grave, War Pigs and Black Sabbath, that leaves time for like 2 more songs, and whatever they are, I’m sure they will not be something that would be different and interesting.
I don’t know what the response has been, but with the lame set Priest is playing and an hour Sabbath set, I feel much better about saying “no thanks” to the money machine known as Sheezy (that was Sharon Osbourne’s nickname before she became a mega star).
As for good shows, I will be seeing Rush on their 30th anniversary tour this year. I can expect three hours (no Gilligan’s Island jokes please) of solid entertainment from REAL musicians instead of that side show known as Ozzfest.