This week on SiriusXM’s Ozzy Speaks, Ozzy Osbourne talks his Black Sabbath era of music being over and reveals he didn’t really love Sabbath’s final album, 13. Alongside co-host Billy Morrison, Osbourne also talks wanting to get back on the road despite his health concerns and what music he listens to from Michael Jackson to Gary Numan to Rivals Sons.
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Osbourne commented that working with former Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi on Osbourne’s solo album Patient Number Nine was great and the tracks he recorded with him could have fit on Sabbath’s 13 album.
Decentraland, the world’s largest user-owned and operated virtual social world, previously announced the sophomore edition of Metaverse Music Festival (MVMF), including confirmed talent, new types of metaverse experiences, and more. This year, MVMF returns bigger and bolder from November 10-13 with 100 confirmed artists (more to come) across uniquely curated community genre stages, and with newly-created, Web3-enabled, immersive music experiences. Presented by digital asset platform Kraken, MVMF is free for all to attend, no VR, ticket or headset required.
Part of the Metaverse Music Festival includes the iconic global touring metal festival OzzFest, which launched the careers of countless new bands including Slipknot, Disturbed, System Of A Down, Incubus, Lamb Of God, and many others.
Acts confirmed include: Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Motörhead, Black Label Society, The Raven Age, and Skid Row.
This year, Decentraland is doubling down on music in the metaverse. MVMF will showcase the latest metaverse technology that presents listeners with truly unique experiences only available through a virtual world. Decentraland’s unique Emotes feature enables any creator worldwide to create custom moves and gestures that bring your avatar to life, and will be a central part of how concert goers have fun through dancing and self expression during the festival. New motion capture technology will also be demonstrated on this global stage from Move.ai which enables motion capture with no suits and Kinetix.tech that aims to empower creators to make emote NFTs using only a phone camera. Presenting partner Kraken will also drop a series of NFT wearables exclusive for festival-goers, unveil a pop-up NFT gallery as well as host a special festival after party.
Whether it’s promoting an album release, supporting an NFT strategy, experimenting with metaverse performances, or looking for new ways to share their music with new audiences, Decentraland’s MVMF supports artists in a myriad of ways. New fan engagement models – such as wearables, NFT gated-experiences, and exclusives – have gained momentum over the last year and are being taken to another level this year. The artists playing at MVMF have worked with community designers in Decentraland to create one-of-a-kind swag options and soon-to-be-announced specials.
For this year’s festival, superstar producer, songwriter and DJ Dillon Francis has collaborated with Vegas City to bring a state-of-the-art Dillon Francis mega club to Decentraland. Dillon will open the festival with a very special set that will be projected on several screens throughout the mega club all weekend, making it a right of passage of sorts for anyone who comes to the festival at any point. Attendees will also be able to play Smash the Piñata with Dillon’s infamous piñata sidekick Gerald and chase him all throughout the venue.
The Decentraland Festival District is showcasing an array of new experiences and exciting performances including a Jerry Garcia Acoustic Stage, MultiNFT Techno Parkour Stage, an epic pop-up nightclub by web3 music network Moda Dao and importantly the OG stage featuring Decentraland’s most prolific musicians and event promoters.
Last but not least, Decentraland will introduce a variety of new metaverse experiences for users to attend when their ears need a moment of rest, such as the Portaloo experience to the Follow the Rabbit to the Take the Blue Pill experience. Other experiences are geared towards creators and community organizers looking to develop more embedded experiences, showcased through the MadMax Decentrally race, a community dance contest using the first generation of Emotes, and the Backstage Pass Quest.