Music and politics have an intertwined relationship that goes back hundreds of years. The Vietnam War era gave birth to entire music scenes that were based around political protest – specifically, it could be called protest music. Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane were just a few of the prominent musicians to emerge in this turbulent era, and it certainly wasn’t the first time, either.
It’s also not a surprise that many, many musicians of today don’t want their names or music attached to POTUS Donald Trump’s divisive (to put it kindly) policies. That’s not mentioning the legal ramifications of the illegal, copyrighted use of said music, which can result in cease-and-desist orders or worse. It really shouldn’t be that much of a surprise, then, that the legendary Ozzy Osbourne has barred the unauthorized use of “Crazy Train” after Trump’s campaign used a video with the song playing.
ROCK USA is an annual open air music festival that takes place July 13-15 at Ford Festival Park, a massive 350 acre venue in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This years STACKED lineup has been announced, so those in the midwest of the USA might want to check the full lineup below.
Over the past couple of days, we have been following the story of Corey Taylor of Slipknot & Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath announcing that they will be speaking at The Palladium in Hollywood Thursday May 12th at 12pm noon via a free event. Just a couple of hours ago, Slipknot posted a link to their facebook page which leads to a website titled http://maytwelfth.com/!
Just 30 minutes ago, Slipknot announced on their facebook page that Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath & Corey Taylor of Slipknot will be holding a special surprise event this Thursday, May 12th @ The Hollywood Palladium! No other details are known at this moment, but many are speculating that it may be the announcement for a rebirth of Ozzfest. The Screenshot of Slipknot’s facebook post is below: