Welcome to our “Psychedelic Lunch” series where we find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes and explore music and musicians from the 60’s to today. Enjoy the trip!
Rock ‘n’ roll isn’t quite the same these days is it? We don’t hear quite as many crazy touring stories, fuelled by drugs, alcohol and god knows what else. But at least we still have the memories of the true rockstars.
Ozzy Osbourne goes missing on Black Sabbath tour
Ozzy single-handedly made some crazy rock ‘n’ roll stories over the years, some odd like snorting a line of ants, and some offending entire states of the US like urinating on Almano in Texas.
A more amusing story though is when Ozzy went missing during a Black Sabbath tour in 1978. The band checked in to a hotel in Atlanta, and as they were preparing for their show that evening they realised Ozzy wasn’t in his room. His luggage was there untouched with a made bed, proving he had never even arrived. The police and local TV and radio were notified, with alerts sent out to the public.
Van Halen did their opening slot, then Black Sabbath got up on stage and apologised for having to cancel the show. Fast forward to 9am the next morning, and the band get a call from Ozzy asking when they’re leaving for the venue. Turns out he had drank a bottle of something, went into the wrong empty room and blacked out for over 24 hours. When he woke up he thought he’d only slept for one night.