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Ozzfest Announcement Today: Let's Guess! 

Tonight, Ozzfest 2010 will finally be revealed. Like any fest, there's been a ton of speculation of who will play and on which stage. So far I've heard just about every rock band mentioned, including Metallica, Hellyeah, Three Days Grace, Mastodon, Godsmack, Mudvayne, Saliva and more. Some bands have been more heavily rumored than others, especially Metallica and Black Label Society. I can see BLS more than Metallica but I hope they both make it on. I've never seen either band live and would love to get a chance to see Metallica and Ozzy on the same night.

Routing is another issue. It's already nearly May and festival season starts in like two seconds. Tons of bands and venues are already tied up, so I don't see Ozzfest as being a ton of dates this go 'round -- but of course I could be wrong.

One thing I'm expecting for sure is for Ozzfest to completely bypass southern Ohio. I don't know what the deal is this year but all the major rock tours seem to be skipping Cincinnati (and Columbus and Dayton and even Cleveland in many cases) and it sucks. Traveling to shows is awesome but it also costs a bomb and isn't feasible for every event. 

So, let's play a game: list your five picks of who will be on Ozzfest 2010. It seems like we're getting a late start on this one but the suspense is killing me. I can't wait to get the official press release!

Reader Comments (12)

I understand that HELL YEAH is def on the bill! Too bad DOWN couldn't be on the OzzFest too...put the heartache to rest between Vinnie Paul and "The Kid." :)
April 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Lou.
Firewind is another that i've hearad about, would be neat and a good thing that BLS is on the tour. Shows that Ozzy still is on the level with Zakk even though he got a new Guitarist. Metallica would be awesome too! Hope they go to Pittsburgh on the Scream album tour if they don't hit me this time around.
April 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
Hellyeah is expected to be on the Uproar tour later this summer

these are the names for Ozzfest Ive been hearing: Metallica, Down, Black Label Society, Kittie, Devildriver, 36 Crazyfists, Suffocation, Dirge Within

also a real left field rumor of Soundgarden
April 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteev
Does anyone think Ozzy can pull off a live performance let alone a tour? Last time I saw him I was forever ruined it was so bad (and I can't even remember how far back it was). We'll see what Sharon has in store for us I guess...
April 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Really? Metallica?

Seems like the whole overarching "Ozzfest thing" overshadows them.

Why would they do this when they can just mount their own tour and still sell out and have the focus totally on them?

In other words, why have Ozzfest slapped all over everything from the supergraphics surrounding the stage to keychains, when it can be "All Metallica, All The Time."?

I can't see perma-interloper Lars Ulrich ever going for second billing behind anybody except maybe a reformed Led Zeppelin. Not even Black Sabbath.

Which brings me to this. C'mon, dudes, this is a Headbanger's Convention. It's too bad none of these bands have a catchy lick, hook, riff among them. Granted, there is still faint hope there may be "as yet to be announced" bands the diehards consider "Legit Metal" doling out the occasional riff once in awhile who could wind up on the bill.

Of course, Ozzy does. Does he even go on these things anymore or has this just become his cash cow?

I understand it's a great chance for exposure for some newer bands who might otherwise be damned (literally, in some cases, since the whole demonic trip is their schtick) to the club circuit or midsize venues at best, but it's also a chance for Sharon, Inc. to rake in high ticket prices while paying most of these bands chump change.

Pull your neckbraces out ahead of time to keep in the car in the parking lot in case you need 'em after you whiplash yourselves at the front of the stage.

p.s. I had a nice nap in the fourth row during Soundgarden when they opened for G'n'R at Madison Square Garden in '92, to give you an idea of what I think about this kinda stuff. Sorry kidz, but I think you could rename this "Borefest", as far as I'm concerned, Kittie possibly being the exception for obvious instinctively chauvinistic reasons.
April 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
harddrive says Hellyeah is going to be headlining the 2nd stage at the Uproar tour, which is supposed to be announced on Monday.

My 5 guesses besides Ozzy will be:

Killswitch Engage
April 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwill
Ever heard Killswitch Engage's cover of Dio's "Holy Diver"? Now that's the kind of comedy this thing needs.
April 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
yep, its pretty bad but overall their albums are pretty top notch. i wish they would get rid of the comedy schtick that they do live but they are a good draw and will fit nicely on the bill. Kittie sucks Soundgarden kicks ass but I don't see them on Ozzfest. Hoping for some Faith No More
April 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwill
Can I go off topic a moment just to say that the version of Perry Mason you posted Ally is molten hot.Trujillo is an animal of a bass player,Mike Borden is a titanic drummer, and young Mr.Holmes absolutely scorches that particular solo.Thanks for that Ally!!
April 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Will! Huh-uh-lo-oh! I LIKE Killswitch Engage's rendition of "Holy Diver". I LIKE the comedy schtick of Killswitch Engage!

That's my biggest complaint about most of the bands here, bro.

The fact that most of these acts are devoid of humor or irony actually winds up making them funnier than bands that embrace those qualities in their music. Seriously, man, all these kinds of act's deadpan seriousness and posturing, that's even morbid at times, is totally, if unintentionally, comical.

If I bothered to go to this, I'd be laughin' my a*s off the whole time, watchin' these clowns taking it all so seriously, when all they're doing is mindlessly bludgeoning, barking and shredding away.

Actually, I'd probably be taking catnaps during most of the sets, EXCEPT for Killswitch Engage.

Have fun at "Borefest 2010"!

p.s. Probably p*ssin' off the hardcore and humorless here. Sorry to threaten the profile, boyz but you cover this one. I'll be at M3 watchin' bands who demonstrate that it actually requires talent to write and perform Rock'n'Roll. My whole theory of "I don't have to like it, to know whether it's good or not" simply doesn't apply to the great majority of Ozzfest type bands. They quite simply suck and horribly fail to rock. And remember, this is coming from someone who napped standing up during a Slayer show at Roseland in NYC on their "Reign In Blood Tour". Talented bass players like Trujillo can knock themselves out overplayin' it all they want, but if the stuff he's overplayin' is devoid of any real musical ideas, he's workin' up a sweat for nothing (well, except some easy money, of course.).
April 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
>The fact that most of these acts are devoid of humor or irony actually winds up making them funnier than bands that embrace those qualities in their music. <

Isn't that the truth!! Lol God forbid ya smile once in a while, your face may shatter....8>)
April 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Im guessing its going to suck. Ozzfest hasnt been any good for YEARS now.
April 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
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