Review: OZZY 'Howled Like A Wounded Dog', Was 'Out Of Tune With His Band' At New Jersey OZZFEST

Dan Aquilante of the New York Post reviewed this year's Ozzfest when it hit the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey on Tuesday (July 26). An excerpt from his review follows:

"At this year's Ozzfest, which invaded distant PNC Bank Arts Center Tuesday and Wednesday, as in the past editions of the show, Ozzy Osbourne was the big draw. He was also the big drawback.

"The annual heavy metal migration — led, organized and powered by this BLACK SABBATH founder turned TV star — was an excellent day of music, which made Osbourne's awkward, often embarrassing onstage sleepwalk all the more evident.

"Ask any of the 17,500 headbangers who attended this first of two shows at PNC. Ozzy howled like a wounded dog, he was out of tune with his band, and he could hardly keep time with the music. When he tried to incite the house to clap along, his tempo was so off that he looked like a disabled athlete failing at jumping jacks.

"Whispers among the fans were rampant that this would be the last edition of Ozzfest. Hopefully, the rumor just applies to Ozzy."

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