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Oh Ozzy, You Scamp

Did you see the Super Bowl ad with Ozzy Osbourne and Justin Bieber? The musical stars are hocking the Best Buy "buy it back" program. The ad itself isn't that great, but Ozzy does a good job playing himself.

I firmly believe the constant use of 80s rockers in modern commercials says something about the popularity of the music we love. Plus, classic rock and metal is just about all that is played at sporting events these days - it's just inescapable. All that exposure only means good things for Glam and metal bands.

How much do you suspect Ozzy (and Sharon) made for appearing in this ad? A few million? Not bad for what was probably one day of work.

I wish I was going to Sweden Rock Fest - I've never seen Ozzy live and he's playing there this year. He's also playing Wacken Open Air...not that I am going to that event either.

Reader Comments (7)

I doubt seriously whether Ozzy, Sharon or Beiber would get anywhere near a million bucks each.

I bet everyone got $250,000 a piece max plus residuals.

I actually thought the spot was very good but it was a little convoluted. Nonetheless, it was pretty funny.
February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I can't believe Ozzy had the audacity to appear in a commercial with Justin Bieber. Where is his integrity? Where is his dignity? It's for sale to the highest bidder! What's next? A duet with Fergie?

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJT
Funny, but no World of Warcraft here.
February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
Ozzy is a riot. I love him. I thought it was funny, especially in light of his previous "who the F is Justin Bieber" comment.
February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRita
Like Ozzy needs to do crap like this for money, between that commercial and Slash playing with BEP's it shows me theres not much hope for rock n roll.
February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSleaze Rocker
Ozzy and Sharon, AND Bieber, for that matter, are no dummies. The exposure to millions of people's eyes peeled on Super Bowl commercials both during the game and re-shown over and over again everywhere afterward, means huge additional album sales.
February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
This is all about Sharon using Ozzy so she can stay in the spotlight. She pimped two of her kids, who subsequently went to rehab before they were 20, and has turned her husband into a caricature of himself. I quit caring about Ozzy years ago.
February 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt

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