February 12, 2011 - Saturday night, The Palace transformed into Heavy Metal Heaven as Ozzy Osbourne, AKA Iron Man/the Prince of Darkness, came to life as he became possessed by a set list spanning over 40 years of music, from Black Sabbath's 1970s "Paranoid" to his new single "Let Me Hear You Scream." This was in no way the mad slurring reality show star that we've come to know in recent years. Resurrected with the passion of the crowd and fueled by insane double bass beats played by Detroit-born drummer, Tommy Clufetos, Ozzy was a man in his element. Recently added guitar ninja, Gus G, performed endless solos working his blurred fingers across the frets in a fury of inhuman like precision. Die-hard fans lucky enough to have floor tickets were blasted by a thick white foam from Ozzy's canon as a backdrop of pyro lit the stage a hellish red hue. If you didn't receive a face full of foam, at least you took home some ringing ears and a fresh perspective on a living legend. Once again, Ozzy reigns forever into eternity as the Godfather of Metal.
Live on the Scream Tour at The Palace Of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Words/Photo: Joe Gall