Says Osbourne: "Bruce is in fact a jealous prick and very envious."
Says Smallwood: "It is a good thing that the power was turned back on before there was a riot."
Ah... so Smallwood dealt the old riot card. Nice touch. Let's just hope Velvet Revolver's Scott Weiland gets along with Osbourne -- his band is Maiden's replacement as the tour wraps up this Sunday in West Palm Beach. Aside from Black Sabbath and Velvet Revolver, here's a peek at this year's lineup:
Rob Zombie: This guy still makes music? Well, no shit, Sherlock. Just because Zombie's had mild success as a filmmaker -- with House of 1000 Corpses and its follow-up, The Devil's Rejects -- doesn't mean he can't still scare you with his industrial-strength metal. Chunka-chunka-chunka... Boo!
Mastodon: Coming at you with mammoth-sized riffs and low-end fills deeper than gigantosaurus footprints, Mastodon has been taking the metal world by meteor storm, sending so-called alternative metal acts back to the Ice Age. This is one beast you'll enjoy being gorged by.
Arch Enemy: Aha! Finally, a female-fronted band joins Ozzfest. Composed of ex-members of Carcass and Mercyful Fate, Sweden's Arch Enemy is defiantly serious about its music, which fits into the genre of melodic death metal. Vocalist Angela Gossow is a welcome break from the hordes of burly, goatee-frontin' bands.
Rounding out Sunday's finale are Shadows Fall, Mudvayne, Killswitch Engage, Black Label Society, A Dozen Furies, John5, As I Lay Dying, Bury Your Dead, Gizmachi, In Flames, It Dies Today, Soilwork, the Haunted, Trivium, and Wicked Wisdom, featuring -- don't laugh -- Jada Pinkett Smith (see music section for an interview). This could be the last time the Ozzman comes to South Florida, so it's important to bid farewell in the appropriate fashion, whether it's biting the head off a bat, snorting a line of ants, or pissing on the Alamo. Jesus, did he really do all that?