Music Diary – 5th March

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 5th March!

The OsbournesOn the 5th March 2002, the reality show „The Osbournes“ had its premiere on MTV!

The program shows the life of Ozzy Osbourne and his family, featuring his wife Sharon and his kids Kelly and Jack. The final episode was aired on 21st March 2005. In 2002 the show won the „Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program„.


In 2009, the new variety show „Osbournes Reloaded“ for the Fox network happened. This series debuted on 31st March 2009, but it was canceled after the first episode. Now there are rumours, that eight new episodes will be filmed in 2015.

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Music Diary – 8th February

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 8th February!

Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe)

Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe)

Happy birthday to Mr. Vincent Neil Wharton aka Vince Neil, who was born on the 8th February 1961 in Hollywood, California (USA).

Neil attended Sunflower Intermediate School and later Royal Oak High School in Glendora. Beside his interest in music he was also into surfing, basketball, football and wrestling. And during his highschool time, he became friends with drummer Tommy Lee. In the seventies, Neil Vince was the singer in the band Rockandi, before he was asked to join the Heavy Metal band Mötley Crüe, which was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and Neil’s long time mate and drummer Tommy. In 1981, the debüt album „Too Fast for Love“ was released and with the second LP „Shout at the Devil“ (feat. the singles „Looks That Kill“ and „Too Young to Fall in Love„), Mötley Crüe became a huge act on the Metal scene.

In 1984 a tragic accident happened: Neil Vince was driving home with his friend Nicholas „Razzle“ Dingley, who was the drummer for Hanoi Rocks. During a head-on collision, Razzle was killed and Neil was charged with „Driving under Influence“ and „Vehicular Manslaughter“ and sentenced to 30 days in jail. He also received a $ 2,000,000 fine. The upcoming Mötley Crüe album „Theatre of Pain„, which was released on 21st June 1985, was dedicated to Dingley and the band started into their Glam Metal phase, which was refined on the next and also very successful albums „Girls, Girls, Girls“ (1987) and „Dr. Feelgood“ (1989), which went No. 1 in the USA.


In February 1992, Neil Vince quit the band and he concentrated on his passion Indy racing and started also a solo career. First, his single „You’re Invited (But Your Friend Can’t Come)“ was released by following his debut album „Exposed“ in 1993. Two years later, the more Industrial sounding LP „Carved in Stone“ hit the market.

In 1997 Neil returned to Mötley Crüe and the comeback album „Generation Swine„, which reached No. 4 in the US chart, hit the stores. The next two studio works „New Tattoo“ (2000) and „Saints of Los Angeles“ (2008) were released on their own label Mötley Records.


In 2015, the band announced the end of Mötley Crüe. They are going to do their last world tour and the final two concerts are scheduled for the 30th and 31st December at Staples Center, Los Angeles.

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Music Diary – 8th February

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 8th February!

Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe)

Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe)

Happy birthday to Mr. Vincent Neil Wharton aka Vince Neil, who was born on the 8th February 1961 in Hollywood, California (USA).

Neil attended Sunflower Intermediate School and later Royal Oak High School in Glendora. Beside his interest in music he was also into surfing, basketball, football and wrestling. And during his highschool time, he became friends with drummer Tommy Lee. In the seventies, Neil Vince was the singer in the band Rockandi, before he was asked to join the Heavy Metal band Mötley Crüe, which was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and Neil’s long time mate and drummer Tommy. In 1981, the debüt album „Too Fast for Love“ was released and with the second LP „Shout at the Devil“ (feat. the singles „Looks That Kill“ and „Too Young to Fall in Love„), Mötley Crüe became a huge act on the Metal scene.

In 1984 a tragic accident happened: Neil Vince was driving home with his friend Nicholas „Razzle“ Dingley, who was the drummer for Hanoi Rocks. During a head-on collision, Razzle was killed and Neil was charged with „Driving under Influence“ and „Vehicular Manslaughter“ and sentenced to 30 days in jail. He also received a $ 2,000,000 fine. The upcoming Mötley Crüe album „Theatre of Pain„, which was released on 21st June 1985, was dedicated to Dingley and the band started into their Glam Metal phase, which was refined on the next and also very successful albums „Girls, Girls, Girls“ (1987) and „Dr. Feelgood“ (1989), which went No. 1 in the USA.


In February 1992, Neil Vince quit the band and he concentrated on his passion Indy racing and started also a solo career. First, his single „You’re Invited (But Your Friend Can’t Come)“ was released by following his debut album „Exposed“ in 1993. Two years later, the more Industrial sounding LP „Carved in Stone“ hit the market.

In 1997 Neil returned to Mötley Crüe and the comeback album „Generation Swine„, which reached No. 4 in the US chart, hit the stores. The next two studio works „New Tattoo“ (2000) and „Saints of Los Angeles“ (2008) were released on their own label Mötley Records.


In 2015, the band announced the end of Mötley Crüe. They are going to do their last world tour and the final two concerts are scheduled for the 30th and 31st December at Staples Center, Los Angeles.

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Music Diary – 3rd December

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 3rd December!Ozzy Osbourne

Happy birthday to John Michael Osbourne, who is better known as „Ozzy„! The also called „Prince of Darkness“ was born on the 3rd December 1948 in Birmingham, UK. In the seventies the singer joined Black Sabbath, whose unique and very dark, heavy sound has been considered as one of the developers of the Heavy Metal genre. Until his leaving in 1979 he recorded many milestones with Black Sabbath, like „Paranoid„, „War Pigs“ (both 1970) and „Iron Man“ (1971).

Ozzy started a very successful solo career and until today he released eleven studio albums including the milestones „Blizzard of Ozz“ (1979 – featuring the classics „Crazy Train„, „Suicide Solution“ and „Mr. Crowley„),  „Diary of a Madman“ (1981), „Bark at the Moon“ (1983), „No more Tears“ (1991 – featuring the hit „Mama, I’m coming Home„) and the cover album „Under Cover“ (2005). Over the years he reunited with Black Sabbath, like in 2011 to record the comeback album „13„.

His biography „I am Ozzy“ gives a perfect insight in his outstanding life including many and funny episodes behind the reality show „The Osbournes„.

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Music Diary – 19th March

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 19th March!

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On the 19th March 1982, guitarist and former Quiet Riot member Randy Rhoads died. The musician was killed in a plane crash.


Randy played that time in Ozzy Osbourne’s band and the whole entourage was touring through the USA. On the way to the next show in Orlando (Florida), they stopped on a property where on an airstrip some small helicopters and planes were parked. Andrew Aycock, the bus driver, took a test flight with keyboarder Don Airey and tour manager Jake Duncan. After a safe landing, Andrew took another flight – this time with guitarist Randy Rhoads and makeup artist Rachel Youngblood. During that flight the tragic happened: The plane buzzed over the tourbus, where Ozzy and the other band members were sleeping. After a second close pass the third didn’t succeed and one of the wings clipped the bus, broke and the plane was out of control and crashed into a near garage and bursted into flames. All three people were killed instantly and the bodies were burned beyond recognition. Randy Rhoads died at the age of only 26 years.

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