September 25, 2022

Ozzy Osbourne carried out a two-song set at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on Thursday evening (September eighth) throughout halftime of the NFL’s season opening recreation between the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Payments. Sadly, these watching the sport on NBC solely noticed a couple of seconds of the efficiency.

In the course of the broadcast, NBC sportscaster Maria Taylor launched the efficiency in the midst of Ozzy singing the title observe to his new album, Affected person Quantity 9, at midfield. After about 10 seconds or so, cameras reduce to Taylor and the halftime crew analyzing the primary half of the sport.

From what we briefly noticed on TV, the steel icon’s backing band for “Affected person Quantity 9” included Tommy Clufetos on drums, Chris Chaney on bass, and producer Andrew Watt on guitar. Due to fan-filmed footage on Twitter, nonetheless, we additionally know that Ozzy carried out “Loopy Prepare” with Zakk Wylde.

Offended followers have taken to Twitter with feedback like “NBC completely fucking sucks for not displaying Ozzy Osbourne play the halftime present” and “NBC pondering we’d relatively hear a 1st half recap than Ozzy Osbourne’s efficiency is… puzzling.”

The halftime present marked solely the second time Ozzy has carried out dwell in practically three years. He shocked followers final month by singing “Paranoid” with Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi on the Commonwealth Video games of their hometown of Birmingham, England. He beforehand postponed his farewell solo tour attributable to varied well being setbacks, together with his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s illness.

Affected person Quantity 9 arrives on Friday (September ninth), and options an all-star roster of musicians, together with Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Zakk Wylde, Mike McCready, Robert Trujillo, Duff McKagan, Chad Smith, and the late Taylor Hawkins. Learn Heavy Consequence’s assessment of the album right here.

See the whole clip of NBC’s broadcast of Ozzy’s halftime efficiency, adopted by fan-filmed footage and some offended tweets, beneath.

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