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Bob Daisley's Autobiography 'For Facts Sake' out in August
Bob Daisley's Autobiography 'For Facts Sake' will be out in August. It measures 11" x 7.5" (280 x 190 mm) and is an inch thick, there are over 460 photographs, mostly colour, the majority of which were taken by Bob and have remained in his personal archives until now.
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Bob Daisley Putting Finishing Touches On His Memoir
Former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Bob Daisley is putting the finishing touches on his memoir, "For Facts Sake!", which he promises will explain his side of the story of the split with the legendary Black Sabbath singer. According to Daisley, he is "working on photo placement now" and the book "will be ready this year."
In a 2012 interview with Rock Cellar Magazine, Daisley revealed that the 30th-anniversary remastered reissues of Osbourne's classic early albums, 1980's "Blizzard Of Ozz" and 1981's "Diary Of A Madman", which came with a box set of previously unreleased live recordings, a coffee table book and other goodies, could have packed much more material than what actually made the release.
"There'd been talk about it during 2010, and it was then that I offered to supply tapes of our rehearsals and writing sessions, to go as proper bonus material," Daisley said. "And I just said that I wanted a royalty out of it, because it's my stuff. But they wouldn't do it because they didn't want to give me a royalty — they just wanted to buy it.
"So no agreement was made, and as a result the bonus material in the box set is minimal, which is unfortunate because I know the fans want to hear the stuff that I've got — recordings of the writing sessions, rehearsals and the songs taking shape. But the Osbournes wouldn't come to the table, y'know. I didn't even ask for an equal royalty, it was just a small royalty I wanted because it's my stuff..."
Daisley added that he had "literally hours and hours of tapes I've got from us writing those albums and rehearsing it" that could have been included in the package. "You can hear the songs changing, the different parts taking shape, and all this stuff would have been perfect bonus material for the box set," he said. "Sadly, the Osbournes are just too greedy and self-absorbed."
Bob Daisley to publish his Autobiography later this year
For the past two years Bob Daisley has been writing his autobiography and has given that priority. It's nearing completion and should be published later this year.
Bob has kindly agreed to sign copies of his autobiography, at no extra charge. for everyone who registers their interest in buying the book via his website. At this stage they just need to get an idea of numbers. They'll let everyone know when the book is available to purchase. Please fill out this form by May 31st 2011 to qualify for a signed edition of Bob's long-awaited book.
[source: Bob Daisley Official Website]
BOB DAISLEY Tribute Album 'Blizzards From Oz' Now Available
Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based Ozzy Osbourne impersonator Joe Lalonde — who played with former ALICE COOPER guitarist Pete Friesen in BLACKNIGHT in the early '80s — recently spoke to Maple Ridge News about his involvement with "Blizzards From Oz", an international, all-star compilation tribute CD (featuring musicians from Italy, United States, Scotland, Germany, and Canada) paying homage to Ozzy Osbourne bassist/producer/lyricist of 14 years, Bob Daisley.
The 10-song CD, which features Lalonde on vocals, contains covers that span Daisley's career playing with Osbourne, including "Crazy Train" and "Mama I'm Coming Home". Lalonde also produced the album.
"The recording process went on for about six months," said Lalonde. "The main recordings were done in Toronto. However, the drums were recorded in New York and the rest was recorded in Germany. "It's an international album. There are musicians from Scotland, Italy, Germany, the U.S. and Canada on it. We all came together for charity."
"Blizzards From Oz" features veteran bassist Neil Murray (BLACK SABBATH, WHITESNAKE), OZZY OSBOURNE keyboardist of 17 years John Sinclair (also of URIAH HEEP, COZY POWELL, THE CULT, SPINAL TAP), guitarist Dario Mollo (who has played with former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin), and renowned Canadian bassist Harrison Crotin (who has worked with DAVID BOWIE guitarist Tony Springer, BACHMAN CUMMINGS guitarist Tim Bovaconti and SASS JORDAN/DAVID WILCOX drummer Karim Moussa). Also featured are guitarist Rolf Munkes (who has played with Tony Martin in EMPIRE) and acclaimed drummer Bobby Rondinelli (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, SCORPIONS, RIOT).
"Blizzards From Oz" track listing:
01. Suicide Solution
02. Crazy Train
03. I Don't Know
04. Mr. Crowley
05. Flying High Again
06. Bark At The Moon
07. Miracle Man
08. Ultimate Sin
09. Mama, I'm Coming Home
10. I Don't Want To Change The World
Check out audio samples at www.myspace.com/blizzardsfromoz.
New Hoochie Coochie Man Album with Bob Daisley
The new blues album by The Hoochie Coochie Men and Jon Lord titled "Danger: White Men Dancing" will be released on October 1, 2007 on Edel Records. A special limited edition version with a DVD will also be available. The album will be distributed in the UK through Pinnacle.
The Hoochie Coochie Men, named after the Willie Dixon song "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man", are Tim Gaze on lead vocals and guitar, Rob Grosser on drums, Jim Conway on harmonica and Bob Daisley (Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore) on bass.
Daisley, Gaze and Grosser began writing the material at Rob's studio Disgracelands at the end of 2005, and continued writing, arranging and recording throughout 2006, with Grosser as engineer, Daisley as producer and mixing by Steve Scanlon in Melbourne. Jon Lord’s keyboard parts were recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes, with engineer Darren Schneider from the U.S.
The album also features guest vocals from Ian Gillan, Jimmy Barnes and Jeff Duff, and is the second Hoochie Coochie Men album that Jon Lord has featured on.
[source: The Highway Star / The Publicity Connection]