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Ozzfest: Metal legend to perform at Affliction 'Day of Reckoning'

WAMMA I'm comin' home.

Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio has announced that Heavy Metal legend Ozzy "When Doves Cry" Osbourne will perform live at Affliction "Day of Reckoning" on Saturday, October 11 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Much like fellow Affliction endorser Megadeth did at the promotions July 19 'Banned' event, the Ozzman will look to rock the Vegas audience and viewers at home at varying intervals throughout the night.

Also like Megadeth, much of today's generation may be scratching their heads over Affliction's choice of talent.

That's to take nothing away from the Grammy Award-winning Osbourne, who re-wrote the book on Metal with the landmark albums 'Blizzard' of Ozz' and 'Diary of a Madman'. I guess you can also count his stint with some little-known group named Black Sabbath.

But Ozzy, who's starting to look like a cross between The Undertaker and Yoko Ono, will turn 60 in December. While you can make some concessions in the studio like he did on 2007's excellent but toned-down 'Black Rain', a live performance is a whole different story.

And MMA fans are not a patient bunch. Some will boo any fight that doesn't have action in the first 30 seconds and Ozzy does have a tough act to follow after Megadeth's mediocre reception at Affliction 'Banned'.

Overall I'm not opposed to Ozzy's appearance, maybe just a little surprised that someone in the target demographic isn't carrying the torch.

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