Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
July 1, 1999
Float Rite Park
Minneapolis, MN


  • Ozzy Osbourne - Vocals
  • Tony Iommi - Guitar
  • Geezer Butler - Bass
  • Bill Ward - Drums
  • Geoff Nicholls - Keyboards


None available - if you have any, let me know.


From: "Gein Ed" <>
Subject: Somerset 7-1 review and Ozzy
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 09:26:24 PDT

Hey all...check out my long review of the Somerset show on 7-1 at's got some pics (from my 
smuggled in camera....shhh, don't tell anyone) check it out...

On a related note, I've noticed (mainly because of what Joe has said) that 
many people have started saying that Ozzy can't handle it anymore...I would 
disagree based on the two shows I've seen (Reunion in Minneapolis and the 
Somerset show), but everyone has their opinions...Let me just say first off 
that I don't think Ozzy is god...I own none of his solo stuff and would 
never see him live by himself....but I can honestly say I thought he did 
some pretty good shows...with Ozzy, I've come to expect a few screwups, but 
I've also come to expect a man who loves what he does...I mean, come on, 
it's live music...even Iommi screwed up a few times at the show I 
saw...nobody's perfect...although I will admit that I didn't see the Dallas 
show and am drawing all these conclusions from the shows I did see, I think 
a lot of people have hopped on the "Ozzy sucks" bandwagon when they really 
have no reason to...I mean, come one, Joe has said he favors Sabbath after 
the Ozzy era, so as much as he says he's an unbiased bystander, he's 

You know, this also strikes me as strange since a couple years back many 
people made a huge point that Bill Ward should have been included in the 
Ozzfest ('97?)that Sabbath (Iommi, Geezer, Ozzy) made appearances at, even 
though Bill wasn't (according to some of the things Iommi said at the 
time)in good enough shape to play...I seem to recall a lot of people 
thinking that Bill should have been there regardless of the shape he was 
in...but now, all of a sudden, when it's someone like Ozzy everyone thinks 
if he has a bad night that he's just a terrible singer...I don't get 
it...seems we hold our singers up to a standard that our drummers aren't 
held up to...anyway, that's my two cents, take it for what it is... 

Edward Gein