Queen guitarist Brian Maya die-hard rock music fan in addition to being a professional rock musician, admitted to getting a little “emotional” while watching Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi reunite to play classic Sabbath material at the closing ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2022 in England on Monday (Aug. 8).
Although Iommi opened the games, Ozzy’s involvement was a total surprise to the crowd at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium and viewers at home. It was the first time the two heavy metal legends had played together since Black Sabbath’s last show in 2017.
May was naturally thrilled. “That’s the way to do it!!!” said the Queen rocker along with a clip from the performance he subsequently performed shared with his followers on social media.
“You have to say I was a bit emotional to see Ozzy and Iommi on stage together again,” he added. “Epic!!!”
Joining Osbourne and Iommi on stage on Monday were a few well-known musicians. It would be drummers Tommy Clufetoswho played live with Black Sabbath from 2012 and has been in Ozzy’s solo band since 2009, and bassist Adam Wakeman, who has played live keyboards for Sabbath and Osbourne for many years.
Osbourne and Iommi have also recently reunited on record. The Sabbath guitarist contributes to two songs on Patient number 9, the upcoming new album from the metal singer. One of those songs, “Decomposition rules,” emerged as a single last month.
At the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony, Osbourne and Iommi performed Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” and a truncated version of the band’s “Iron Man”. (Watch the video below.) Last month, May wrapped up the long-running “Rhapsody Tour” with Queen + Adam Lambert.
Ozzy Osbourne + Tony Iommi, “Paranoid” (Live) – Aug. 8, 2022
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