Folk group to join festival
John J. Ryan · 18 years, 11 months ago
Just found this at mtv.com. Very interesting...
Arlington, VA, April 1 (Rolling Stone) -- Two diametrically opposed worlds
of music collided today when it was announced Virginia based folk group
Eddie From Ohio (http://eddiefromohio.com/) would be joining the lineup on
this summer's Ozzfest (http://www.ozzfest.com/) tour, which kicks off June
28 in San Antonio.
Headlined by Ozzy Osbourne and featuring such hard rock acts as Korn,
Marilyn Manson, and Disturbed, the addition of Eddie From Ohio, known by
their fans as EFO, is seen as an attempt to attract a more diverse fan base
to the annual headbanger festival.
At a press conference today, The Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne,
explained his decision to add the acoustic band to the bill: "We *expletive
deleted* can only have so many *expletive deleted* electric *expletive
deleted* guitars and Marshall *expletive deleted* amplifiers, you know? We
looked around for something different, some *expletive deleted* acoustic
band that still *expletive deleted* rocked. We wanted a folk group but we
didn't want any *expletive deleted* like James *expletive deleted* Taylor."
Osbourne went on to praise the band, saying "These kids *expletive deleted*
kick *expletive deleted* ass. The singer, she's like a *expletive deleted*
angel and you got two *expletive deleted* great guitar players, Rob and that
other guy, Mick or something. And that kid on the *expletive deleted*
bongos! He's *expletive deleted* amazing! It's like Keith Moon crash landed
on *expletive deleted* Gilligan's Island!"
The band, who are not actually from Ohio, were equally excited. "This gives
us a chance to play to a different crowd", said guitarist Robbie Schaefer,
"and besides, a lot of our current fans are ex-metal heads who grew up, got
married and had children of their own. Most of the kids at Ozzfest will
trade in their Metallica t-shirts for minivans in a few years so seeing us
will be like looking into their own future."
Asked how the Ozzy festival will differ from the earthy-crunchy folk
festivals they're used to playing, such as this summer's Falcon Ridge,
bassist Mike Clem said "Well, frankly, the fans might smell a bit better."
When asked for comment, percussionist Eddie Hartness simply thrust his fist
into the air, extended his index finger and pinky in the classic heavy metal
sign and screamed "Ozzy rules!"
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