Ozzy Osbourne Gets His Own Radio Station
Since satellite radio launched, it’s provided an opportunity for a number of well-known recording artists to turn DJ, hosting their own stations with a mix of personal stories and their favorite songs — including Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam, Eminem, and Willie Nelson.
Now you can add Ozzy Osbourne to the list: the heavy metal legend has partnered with SiriusXM to create his own channel, called Ozzy’s Boneyard. According to a press release announcing the deal, the station is set to launch later this year and will feature “classic hard rock and metal music from artists like Black Sabbath, Metallica, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Pantera and Van Halen.”
Ozzy sounds excited about the deal — he’s quoted in the press release as saying “After everything I’ve been through in my career I never imagined I’d end up with my own radio channel on SiriusXM. This is f*****g amazing! Does this mean I can play whatever I want?”
SiriusXM President Scott Greenstein offered a slightly more sedate statement, saying “No one represents the evolution of hard rock and heavy metal more than Ozzy. We know Ozzy’s Boneyard will be alive and kicking.”